Butterfly Wishes

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For my card I’ve used the beautiful Emo – Happy Day , a new release at Just Some Lines .Altho’ it doesn’t count as the ‘New’ part of the challenge I have tried a couple of techniques that I haven’t given a go before.The first is making a Circular Side Step Card.Oh My!Did this give me bother!I can’t tell you how much card I wasted,I’m far too ashamed :0 As  a rule I normally try new folds out on scrap paper first.BUT as loads of people said how it easy this was I ploughed ahead with my chosen card in hand.Mistake number 1 used the wrong sized Grand Nestie.Thinking I could work my way out of this I tried to alter the measurements.Maths is NOT my strong point 😦 Second attempt changed to correct Grand Nestie,just couldn’t fathom part of the folding process even tho’ there was a video as well as step by step with pics…eventually I got it right!Then promptly decided I wanted more depth on the part of the circle on the right (where the steps are) so made another cutting a shorter slit.That one worked too 🙂 Good job I’d just bought a ton of this card…which brings me nicely on to the ‘New’ part of the challenge – new stash!Plus the paper,just a shame it’s not showing how glittery it is.Well after colouring on kraft successfully with different mediums I thought I’d give it a whirl on coloured card.I’ve used Polychromos pencils.Still need a bit more practice methinks but like the effect.I cut the tag on 2 different coloured cardstocks cutting away parts of the burnt orange one then stamping and layering.I coloured the little butterfly on the sentiment with the same pencils.Added some pearls,a die cut leaf frond and some paper raffia which I also cut the flowers from.

As we have about 5- 6 inches of snow on the ground and a promise of more on the way (!) I think using this pretty image and warm orangey shades is wishful thinking on my part 😉 Roll on Spring!

Supplies :

Image : Emo – Happy Day by Just Some Lines
Sentiment : From a freebie set from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Trimcraft First Editions Boho Chic 8 x 8 Pad,Burnt Orange Card from my local craft warehouse,Green Bazzill Basics
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Circles,Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Joy!Crafts Oval & Rectangle Dies and Pointed Flowers,Sizzix Decorative Strip Elegance,Grand Calibur, Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Score Board,Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edger Punch
To Embellish : Paper Raffia ans Flat Back Pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge :  Punch it
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge : Anything BUT a square
Stampin’ For The Weekend : Something Girlie
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks : Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
Delightful Challenges : Create a Tag/Include a Tag in your Project
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons : Something New (new papers,image and tag die plus new techniques)
Crafts and Me : Something new  (new papers and tag die)
Divas by Design : Girly
Whimsical Designs : Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Fancy edges 
Card and Scrap : Use Punch
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Anything but a card (or for those of you who really want to, make it a shaped card!)
Sparkles Forum Challenges : Die Cuts and Flowers
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything But Square
Card Mania : Girly
Digi Darla Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Try Something New
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margreet
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 17:11:50

    Gorgeous story about making the card base…it could have been me!!!…hihi…but the result is so lovely…great colouring too…thanks for sharing with Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet


  2. Chriss America Real
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 17:21:06

    Well, it may have caused you a lot of trouble to make but it certainly was worth it my Design Team friend! Just gorgeous!


  3. Cynthia O.
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 17:33:46

    Wow, this is adorable, Lisa! Your coloring of this sweet image is gorgeous. Great card fold as well. Thanks for joining the Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge this week!


  4. Leanne
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 18:59:32

    Thanks for playing our pearls challenge @4CC!


  5. Dorthe/Pips
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 21:18:39

    Such a sweet card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Card and Scrap challenge.


  6. Hilde
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 00:25:24

    Great card.lovely colours, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde


  7. Glenda Atkins
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 02:26:14

    Love the shape of your card, I have never made a circle step card and got a good chuckle from your experience, reminds of when I tried to make a petal card,, only I never did get it done. Good for your perseverance. Love the card and thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations !


  8. Jehanne
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 04:40:23

    This is gorgeous!!!!


  9. Pauline
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:17:49

    This is a lovely card Lisa, it was well worth all of your effort.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.


  10. Pauline
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:25:55

    Hi Lisa, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Bearly Mine Designs.


  11. Lady B
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 16:56:58

    You had a struggle there, but you plowed through and made a darling card! Looking at the finished piece, I would never have known that you had difficulties. You card looks Fab! Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick.


  12. Ashley
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 17:59:03

    Super cute! Thanks so much for joining this week’s Whimsical Wednesday challenge! 🙂



  13. Tamie Camp
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 18:56:00

    Simply unique layout! I love the way you used the pearls on your creation. The colors are so cute and so is the image. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.


  14. Debbie
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 07:17:53

    A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles this month.
    Debbie x


  15. Anne bente
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 08:15:57

    Hvor er den bare smuk♥

    1000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.


  16. addii
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 12:43:31

    Very nice card!

    Thanks for playing along Card mania challenges!


  17. Ang C
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 19:07:12

    A gorgeous card

    Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges – hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw

    Ang x


  18. Sharon Gurnhill
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 22:13:02

    This is gorgeous. Love the image and the shaped card is fab. Love the colours also.
    thank you for sharing this with us at Diva’s by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x


  19. Natascha
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 23:43:30

    Wow, what a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining our Anything goes Challenge at Bearly Mine this time.

    Hugs, Natascha


  20. tereese (friday)
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 01:22:47

    Gorgeous card, Lisa. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at whimsical design. Great job…


  21. sara
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 20:49:00

    really sweet card thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me this week
    hugs sara x x


  22. Lori Turner
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 03:06:13

    thank you so much for joining us this week for our PEARLS challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! Fabulous card!!


  23. Leila Egebjerg
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 07:56:04

    Beautiful card.
    Hugs from Leila


  24. Amanda
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 19:48:18

    What a pretty rocker card. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week


  25. Helene E
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 13:21:23

    such a cute image. Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick st Dennis and good luck in the challenge!


  26. michele
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 23:11:29

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week x


  27. sue
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 21:03:26

    WOW!! This is gorgeous. I really love the design with such a cute image and beautiful Spring time colours
    Thank you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month


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