Wednesday 18 August 2010

Thanks butterflies !

Hello today I would like to show you a card I made for my son to give to his nursery teachers on his last day.
His nursery is called Butterflies so I knew I had to add lots of them ! and then while walking thru town I was inspired by a shop window which had lots of teacups all lined up in a grid pattern.

I was further inspired by this weeks inspiration photo over at the shabby tearoom a gorgeous rosy explosion ! I used the photo as colour inspiration for my already budding idea !

So first I gave my card base (made with Bazzill textured card) a quilted effect by embossing it using my martha stewart scoreboard - I am really glad with the effect - I'll def do this again.
I added a spot of liquid pearls to the "quilting" to highlight the effect.

My butterflies were punched out of scraps of My minds eye quite contrary papers (a freebie from a mag) with a martha stewart punch and secured onto white textured card with a spot of pva glue then added a flatbacked pearl to each. I then stamped the "Thanks so much" stamp (HOTP), with pink ink, in amoungst the beauties.
I mounted this panel onto pink card and then onto somemore paper from the same my minds eye paper pack.

Simple - took ages but I really enjoyed the process x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Shabby Tearoom - Inspiration photo
One Stitch At A Time - Pack a punch
A Crafty Little Place - Colour Challenge - Blue, pink and green
Crafty Creations Challenges - Butterflies

I do hope you like it - thanks for looking x
((hugs)) Suzie xx


Tracy said...

Suzie this is so beautiful i love the design its really stylish fabulous work. Tracy x

Nicole said...

Beautiful! Love the embossed background and the butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

gorgeous, fantastic idea hun
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
hugs Shell xx

Tammy said...

WOW Suzie I LOVE this!! Such a beautiful way to use your scraps!! Gorgeous!
Tammy x

Audrey Pettit said...

This is beautiful! I truly adore all those lined up butterflies. The pearls are a nice touch, and I love the embossed background, too. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

Lisa said...

I love the embossed background and the color scheme! The butterflies are adorable all lined up like that and you really got them lined up nicely! I love how you found inspiration in a store window, awesome! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room!

LORi said...

Super pretty card Suzie!! tahnsk so mcuh for sharing with ACLP!!

Crafty Hugs - LORi

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a perfectly lovely card! I'm a big butterfly lover...I may have to use this beautiful design. I love that you were inspired by mother is a teacup collector, miniatures, the little sets sit perfectly aligned on a custome cupboard and I just love them. You hit this square on! Please stop back ofter, your work is gorgeous.

Gwen DTC@A Crafty Little Place

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your lovely work! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Josephine said...

That's such a lovely card - so pretty!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

mfc.melissamade2 said...

This is just beautiful Suzie! I love all the color and so many butterflies!!! Perfect for our challenge at Crafty Creations! Thanks for joining in on the fun.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors and sweet butterflies!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!

Love crafts forever said...

Love butterflies any time. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Unknown said...

Oh such a beautiful card, the teacher will love it I am sure. Thnaks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Ok, first, your blog title cracked me up. Secon, WOWZERS! This card is STUNNING! Your son's teacher is going to flip with delight. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at ACLP!

craftyb said...

simply gorgeous! I love the simplicity of this card...your pp's are yummy...the pearl is the PERFECT accent for the little butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

papertrails leaver said...

this is a beautiful shabby chic card! Love your use of the butterfly punch to create rows! Thanks for playing a long with us at Crafty Creations! ♥ Amy

Agnieszka M said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing at One Stitch At A Time this week.
Hugs, Agnieszka

Jeanet van der Lee said...

What a great card, so many butterflies!!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! hugs, Jeanet

Tracy K said...

A stunning card, gorgeous :o)

Debbie said...

This is absolutely precious!!! I {heart} the soft colors and sweet butterflies! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Nicole said...

WOW Suzie, if this isn't jaw-dropping with all of those butterflies with pearly details, I don't know what is!! Thanks for playing along with our color challenge! Nicole ~ ACLP DT

~*Joni said...

Oh Suzie, this is soooo CASE worthy! I love love love love this card, especially since it has so much meaning for your son's little school. The butterflies are amazing, and your grid is just perfect. Thank you so much for joining us in our color challenge this week at ACLP!
~*Joni ACLP DT