Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Layered Butterfly

Hello! I've just returned home from the most relaxing holiday in Devon - my shoulders, which were up around my ears before we left have now dropped a good six inches! Difficult to feel tense when you wake up to this...

and this...

We've been staying with some lovely people who have made our visit truly special and now I'm ready for action again.

I got back a little late to get my crafting things out but I know you'll be wanting to see a card and I've been meaning to show you this one for a while now:

I was experimenting with layering different shapes and textures when I made this one, adding a tone-on-tone Top Note shape to the card base and a stamped and pierced Crumb Cake layer with this dusky pink designer paper from the Springtime Vintage range.

The Top Note is attached to the card front using dimensionals and the layered butterfly adds to the dimensional effect.

The butterfly is made by layering die cut butterflies - the larger one from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die and the smaller embossed one from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die. I fixed them together with a glue dot and wrapped a little linen thread around them to make the body of the butterfly.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Fine Flourish, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Rose Red
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Rose Red
Other: Piercing tool, mat pack, linen thread, Springtime Vintage designer paper, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Top Note Bigz die
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593 and I'll be happy to help.

Well, there's a definite feeling of things coming to an end - the holidays, summer and, of course, this month's special offer. If you've been thinking about taking advantage of this and getting your gorgeous cosmetics bag, reel of striped Rich Razzleberry ribbon and that fabulous clip assortment, then you have two days left to contact me! The offer ends at the end of tomorrow. 

Do forgive me if you've left me a message in the last week or so and haven't yet had a reply. I shall be looking forward to catching up again this week.

See you tomorrow,


  1. The first two photos do indeed look relaxing; I'm glad you had a lovely time. Your butterfly card is delightful. I love all the layering going on.

  2. Hi Vicky
    Happy you enjoyed your holiday....scenery gorgeous...Beautiful butterfly card ....
    Hugs sylvie

  3. What a nice vacation you got!
    It's back to reality for us here, too. And back to stamping, so that's fun!
    This card is so pretty. I'm a big fan of simplicity, and you've made it look so elegant.

  4. We've just come back from Devon too! Thank goodness the weather picked up after Saturday's downpours!
    Love the layering.

  5. This is so lovely. Great design and beautiful colours. xx

  6. Glad you had a great holiday. Love the card! Nx

  7. Great pictures and absolutely lovely card Vicky. Glad you're feeling chilled.

    Hugs, Sandra

  8. Love the card Vicky. The colours look great together, and I'm loving all the layers! hugs, Gill x

  9. Welcome back, I am so glad you had a lovely holiday and your shoulders are back in the right place! Your card today is lovely, such a clever use of shapes and textures. Another gold star for the teacher!
    Linda x

  10. Hello Vicky

    Welcome back, I've missed your fabulous cards.
    The pictures look stunning and so relaxing.
    I love your card it's gorgeous great use of textures and butterfly. I love the idea to use twine for the thorax.


  11. I'm glad you got back home safely and well rested! I love the white on white and the butterfly looks like he/she is fluttering in for a visit!

  12. Welcome home Vicky
    Superb card as always
    You were missed, greatly
    mandi x

  13. OMGOsh, this is sooooooo pretty. I am such a fan of butterflies, and the Top Note Die. Perfect card! TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  14. Beautiful card Vicky- love the tone on tone top note. Might have to borrow that idea !
    Julie x

  15. Welcome home Vicky - so glad you had a good holiday. Great card - I really love that butterfly. - Jacqueline xx

  16. Glad you had a great time Vicky (oh and the card is gorgeous!!)
    M x

  17. Glad you had a great holiday and are feeling so much more relaxed! Super photos! I love your card too.

  18. Welcome back, Vicky! Gorgeous holiday photo's, and your butterfly card is just stunning!!

  19. Such beautiful scenery! I would be relaxed, too, if I got to stay there. I love your card, too!

  20. What a lovely view to wake up to, no wonder your feeling relaxed:)
    Lovely card, the layering is great :)
    Glad to have you back in blogland.
    Jenny x

  21. Love the layers on your card and the splash of pink is gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed your break. x

  22. I love the layered butterfly card. It shows how effectful layering is. Gorgeous!

  23. A beautiful butterfly, love the wrap around.


I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x