Friday, 3 February 2012

Fruit & Flowers meets Button Buddies

One of the projects I've enjoyed most this week has been this card - I loved its delicate colours. I've been thinking that the floral design would make the perfect landing place for a butterfly (or a dragonfly) as requested in this week's Make My Monday challenge. So I created some more - come and see:

I've used the gorgeous textured card stock for my card base again - I adore this stuff so much that the shelf it lives on is looking sadly empty... time for a re-stock I think!

The butterfly is from the Flight of the Butterfly set, stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink and cut out of acetate with the Butterfly punch. I really like the unusual shape of this butterfly and there are lots of different designs to choose from - four in Flight of the Butterfly and another three in Butterfly Prints.

I gave the butterfly a pierced trail to coordinate with the stamping on its wings, and added a double  pierced border to the top of the panel to balance the design. I love my mat pack for accurate straight line piercing  but for the wavy trail I just sketched the shape in with a soft pencil, pierced it, then rubbed the pencil line out - works a treat!

Do you like the sentiment? I've combined two of the stamps in the gorgeous hostess set Happiest of Birthdays using my stamp-a-majig for accurate placement. (You can get this set as part of your freebies when you place an order of £150 or more; or host a party where orders total £150 or more; or as part of your freebies when you join my Stampers 6 club - there are two places available for a group starting in March.)

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Fruit and Flowers, Button Buddies, Flight of the Butterfly, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Stazon jet black, plus Early Espresso marker
Card stock: So Saffron, Very Vanilla smooth and textured
Other: Window sheet, Butterfly punch, corner rounder, Mat Pack, piercing tool, Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
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Yesterday, when my daughter was talking to me, I was idly tapping two empty embellishment pots together. She was amused by this 'sound of horses hooves' and tossed her pony tail and pretended to gallop round the living room. I joined in at once, neighing enthusiastically. She then stopped immediately and returned to her usual sophisticated 16 year old self. "Ah yes," she said. "My mother - the horse!"

Right then, off to muck out the stable! Have a lovely weekend won't you and I'll see you very soon.



  1. Hi Vicky,
    I just love your gorgeous floral stamping and acetate butterfly. I agree that the butterfly is a really unusual shape, which makes it even more likeable:)

    Hope you didn't get too mucky cleaning out the stable - LOL!

  2. Um, this is amazing!!! TOTALLY CASEing it--hope you don't mind! ;) LOVE it--and all your vellum butterflies are fabulous! :) Thanks for joining us again at MMM! :)

  3. The delicate colours are lovely in this card; it has a watercolour feel to it.

  4. What a pretty card - I just love the acetate butterfly and your piercing.
    Cheers, Karen

  5. Such a soft and pretty card Vicky. Love your choice of colours. Have a great weekend
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  6. A beautiful card the soft colours and your paper pricking


  7. Now that butterfly I DO like because it's totally whimsy and the pierced trail is a brilliant design idea! Gorgeous feminine colours :0)
    Jenny x

  8. I'm chuckling about you and your daughter's antics. Would SO love to be a fly on the wall in your house . . . it sounds like a hoot!

    Oh yes . . . FAB card too! I'm getting the mat pack shortly . . . watch this space! x

  9. I do worry about you sometimes! What a sight that must have been!
    Your little butterfly is so sweet nestling on those subtle flowers. How nice it would be if we could see the real thing instead of frost.
    L x

  10. A beautiful card Vicky with soft gentle colours and fabulous stamps. I love the round corners and paper pricking.

  11. Such a beautiful card Vicky, just love those pretty flutterbies. Neigh!!......... it seems you are as mad as I am Vicky lol :) Viv xx

  12. Beautifull card, seems so peacefull.

  13. Hi Vicky! I love your stamping on this one--so soft and pretty! The added acetate butterfly adds such a BEAUTIFUL touch!

  14. Beautiful card Vicky. Have a great weekend
    M x

  15. Such a beautiful delicate card Vicky! Your acetate butterfly is so effective. I love my mat pack too - all those perfect little holes!

    We have had a laugh at the thought of you both clip clopping around the living room....! hugs Sarah xx

  16. These soft colours are gorgeous and the butterfly is absolutely beautiful!

  17. Love it! The flowers are soft and pretty, I think the paper pricked butterfly trail is fab!

  18. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous Flowers and Butterfly....another stunning card .....
    Hugs sylvie

  19. I can just see the two of you trotting around the house what a fun moment to share with your daughter . Beautiful card gorgeous soft colours and your stamping is sublime. The acetate butterfly is a stroke of genius and love how you have punched the paper all those tiny gorgeous holes.



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