Saturday 21 January 2012

Mariposa papers.........

.....are delicious, lots of butterflies too! They're really tactile papers with quite a lot of 'flittering' and I've had an 8" square pad of them waiting to be used for months and months. So, another one to tick off the list of 'first uses'! As the papers are really more for scrap booking I suspect, there was some pondering here until I spotted, also in the 'to use' basket, a lovely pack of K and Company chipboard embellishments sent to me by Bernie and this is what I came up with:
I used:
- A4 sheet of mottled beige card scored and folded to A5 for the card base

- yellow card from stash for the base layer backing

- page from The Mariposa pack by DCWV - measured and trimmed before I set about making the card

- sentiment stamped with Thyme Brilliance ink pad using a stamp from the Hero Arts 'Live Life' sentiments set

- two embellishments from the embellies set I mentioned above - the butterfly is actually stuck over a much smaller butterfly already printed on the paper and the dragonfly was put there because the butterfly looked a bit lonely :). I did carefully remove the turquoise diamantes from the butterfly's wings and replace them with gold ones

That's it - short and sweet today, and a quick make as well.

Tomorrow is roll call day in the snippets playground so I'm beavering away on that posting at the moment!

Have a super weekend, whatever you have planned. We're having friends for dinner on Sunday evening - err, let's re-phrase that - friends are coming for dinner on Sunday evening :)) Don't worry, we don't have any cats living here, their meal will be safe! So today will see me whizzing round flicking a duster and so on, unless I give them dark glasses when they arrive!



  1. A really pretty card Di, I love the subtle colours. Have a really great weekend and enjoy your meal with your friends :)

  2. A pretty card. I love everything to do with butterflies. I looked at this paper pad for ages when I was in UK. It was already on my wish list, but I knew my luggage was teetering on the 'overweight' already, so I decided against buying it. It was 'want' rather than 'need' so it will have to wait. I would have had the 12" x 12" pad as that is the size I like for scrapbooking, but this size does make it useful for cards as well. I love what you have done with it. Kate x

  3. A lovely card hon.....enjoy your housework! I am looking at what needs doing here, assessing, and MAYBE I will get round to DOING summat soon.....hmmm doubtful.

  4. I have that fabulous Mariposa stack, too, and I've been at a loss how to use some papers - until now! What a fab card, so elegant! The embellies are just right, not too much, not too little. Ace!

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, they are much appreciated!!

    love Mags B x

  5. Really pretty make... and I'm sure you're left with plenty of snippets from the Mariposa sheet for next weeks make! ;) M x

  6. Afternoon Di, Stunning card! love your Butterfly and Dragonfly you have a great friend in Bernie if she sends you gifts like these and you have done a brilliant job on your card stunning papers too! have a lovely weekend:) Sandra H

  7. Another lovely card, very elegant, the butterflies just finish off that beautiful paper.

  8. This is a really pretty card and that sentiment is just right for it too.

    Meant to be a crafty afternoon for me, but just NOT in the mood!


  9. Hi Di

    Those papers are stunning .. .. and your chipboard embellishments go alongside perfectly.

    Have fun with your visitors and see you tomorrow in the playground.

    Love Jules xx

  10. WOW this is brilliant. So pretty! Happy you were able to use them. Hope I can join you in the play ground but I'm having serious computer issues, can't seem to access links. AGGH

  11. This is beautiful and those papers are gorgeous! Fabulous make!

  12. This is just gorgeous.

  13. Hello Di, not been much in evidence this weekend, been poorly but feeling better now. Anyway, love this card - the paper is gorgeous and like how you've used it - the butterfly is lovely too and who can resist a dragonfly :) Elizabeth x


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