Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Butterfly Challenge #31 + D is for Doily

I felt so bad not being able to bring myself to tear some paper for Mrs A's last challenge - only later did it occur to me that I had some mulberry paper hidden away which would have been fun to use. Just dampen the edges and tease away some fibres, less painful than ripping into paper :)

Anyhow, I was determined to join in with the current Butterfly Challenge which is to use a doily. Out came the folders of dies and I realised I had quite a little selection to choose from, this is what I made:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- a snippet of raspberry card stock, which by pure fluke matched the butterfly and patterned backing paper so well

- the patterned backing paper is from a LOTV 'Perfect Pair' paper pad, free not too long ago with a magazine

- the doily was die cut using a Marianne Creatables die (LR0130), from a snippet of white Centura Pearl card stock

- the sentiment is a Craftwork Cards one - as is the raspberry coloured butterfly (ready printed and die cut)

Quick and easy, but at least I managed to join in Mrs A! Last Minute.com as always :)

Di
x

23 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous doily die! I love the colour combination of your card - everything coordinates perfectly. I'm with you on the tearing paper thing. I'm still having nightmares about 'destroying' a lovely piece of patterned paper for Mrs A's challenge! ;-)

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  2. This is one pretty doily die. So pretty in the crisp white with the hot pink of the butterfly. Delightfully fresh & summery green & pink background, and I never think to tear paper either. I'm always told 'it's easy', but my tears never look artistic. You did super on this one, with all the straight edges! Great card. TFS & Hugs

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  3. I love that crafty little doily die, and it sure makes one purty card! I love the sentiment on the butterfly too!

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  4. Wauuu, awesome card
    great dies and great style
    hugs Tamara
    hope you are doing well

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  5. Lovely card. That is a great doily die, so useful. Much less fussy and cluttered than the one I have

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  6. A lovely card Di - the colours are great and I love your doily die.
    Kath x

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  7. OOH PRETTY. Love the colourscheme xxx

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  8. Wow, a lovely and pretty creation! I love this doily die and butterfly with lovely color combo!

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  9. Very pretty doily...so a very pretty card..I love pink and green together.

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  10. I adore that doily die and the paper goes with it so beautifully Di. I love the Craftwork Cards butterfly and sentiment too which complete it so prettily. x

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  11. Such a joyful card you made with this stunning doily, the cute stiched butterfly with sentiment and the lovely paper! Super!

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  12. Bless your Cotton socks Miss Di. That there doily die is fab. Now did you keep the cut outs cos I see's a bit of crazy paving going on ( why have you just sent Parsnip off to the waste paper bin!!). Love the butterfly and the raspberry colour . Thankyou for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. Very pretty design Diane, lovely work!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  14. Hi Di this is a gorgeous card I love the paper you have used. Hugs Jackie

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  15. Lovely card Di and it is perfect for the challenge :)
    Nessa xxx

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  16. This is lovely...and will be such a ahndy to card to have on hand...never can have enough girly birthday cards.

    I have got to get myself more organized and start playing over at the Butterfly Challenge again. I have missed it for quite some time...must try harder!

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  17. Fabulous card Di. That is such a pretty die-cut doiley and lovely colours xx

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  18. Unique & beautiful doily, Di--love this sweet card!

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  19. This is bootiful Di.
    Hugs
    xx

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  20. Well done Di. My card is still half made, so I may have to add some sequins and use it for the next challenge! I like that Marianne die. I have it too and I have used it quite a lot. (I have just discovered I have 155 posts to read, so I am doing a quick catch-up). Kate x

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  21. That doily die is lovely. Very pretty card.

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  22. Very pretty card! Thanks for taking part in the Butterfly Challenge xx

    Lesley, GD

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  23. You can't rip paper? You don't know the satisfaction of picking up a completed "to do" list and ripping it to shreds before trashing it then.... such a sad, sad life you lead. Anyway, that's a nifty doily and fun card.

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