Monday, 18 June 2012

Penny Black butterflies

Firstly, welcome to my new followers! Glad you could make it - take a pew, I'll put the kettle on!



Evening, all! I hope you all had a good weekend, and that that Monday morning feeling hasn't been too bad.

This is a larger card than I usually make, because it's for one of our ladies at the Toddler Group, so there will be a lot of signatures on it! The lady has brought her 3 grandchildren to us over the last 3 years, and the youngest goes to nursery school in September so we'll sadly be saying goodbye.

The papers are ancient, they are from the days when Lakeland did craft materials as well as kitchen and homeware. The pink gingham ribbon, which hides the join between the two papers, is from stash, and so are the Papermania gem brads in the middle of the chrysanthemums (of which more anon!)

The pretty butterfly is a Penny Black, I picked it up at the very first craft show I went to, nearly 3 years ago! I cut the mats with a Nestabilities die, using a patterned green-and-aqua paper which was in the snippets box along with the Lakeland ones (I think the card was Tilda, but don't quote me.) There are stickles on the dots on the butterflies' wings.

Now for the flowers, which are from a video by Jak Heath which is on youtube here I hope. (If the link doesn't work, it's on the tutorial section of her blog.) Jak uses a special tool, or you can use a teaspoon, she says, but I used the blunt end of a knitting needle.

Now you're all consumed with curiosity, aren't you?

I'm entering the Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is 'Five Circles'

Since I've used up quite a lot of snippets (the chrysanth is good for that!) I'm also going to hop along to the Playground and http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/pixies-crafty-snippets-challenge-25.html. At Primary School when it was a 'Wellies Day' we used to compete to see who could splash the puddles the most...

Thanks for looking and have a good evening!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Baby Pink, Cerise, Orchid, Amethyst

12 comments:

Mrs F said...

Lovely card Mags, love the butterflies and the pretty colour scheme.

Oh Wellies Day in the playground, l love my wellies and splashing :) There's certainly enough puddles for us all!

Have a great night xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card. I love those pretty butterflies and the flowers are gorgeous. Will be having a little look on the link you have kindly given in a mo.
All the best
Sue

MaryH said...

Ah, another PBlack stamp lover! This is a great card, love all the elements. You know what...sometimes I think what is in our stash, is prettier than what is the current rage. I'll skip over to Jak's (I check her blog, but not daily). Thanks for sharing this beautiful card, and you kind comments on my card. You're doing so great to have not been doing this craft for a long, long time. Myself, I'm playing catchup!!! :-)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is gorgeous I love those butterflies and flowers also the love soft look of the design, super card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

Lovely card made up of my favourite elements, pink, butterflies and handmade flowers. Superb! Off to look at the link and get my wellies out. Hugs Mrs A.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

beautiful butterflies, love the flowers too, great layout!

coops said...

beautiful card mags.gorgeous colours and i love the butterflies :D

xx coops xx

Di said...

Fabulous card Mags, so pretty. Love the butterflies and flowers - off to peek at the link now! Sunshine in the playground today :) Di xx

Sheila said...

Yea fab flowers - saw Jak's blog but not tried them yet. Great papers you have used even if they are ancient ha ha!! Bit like us eh? Hope you have nice warm weather today too - off to play in garden shortly. Take care, Sheila:)X

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous card,love the big flowers,great crafting. janex

Lynne in NI said...

Sooo pretty and your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Off to check out that link ...
Have a great weekend Mags!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic butterfly card. You used up quite few snippets there! x