Friday, October 11, 2013

A Triple Challenge For A Change

Finally I have been creating and can share my card with you. It is totally different to my usual style  yet I still like it. I can see myself making this one again. I did have an 'Aha' moment after I made it: I was wondering if I needed to add foliage to the flowers. I only have a couple of leaves in my stash (Really? you say. Believe it or not; its true). Last night my brain got to working and I thought about a large Martha Stewart Vine border punch I have then I wondered if I had a fern punch in my stash. This morning I checked out my old punches - remember those from the early days of scrapbooking? I was quite shocked to realise just how many of them I have! I did indeed have a fern punch as well as a holly leaf punch. Oddly enough, the holly punch was the one that worked best. Here's my little beauty:

Pretty no? The butterfly was part of my prize for being published this year. I have another green butterfly from the packet and I think I might have to make another card like this to use it on. I also have a beaded dragon fly that would work great on a card like this. Best I go get creating then.....

This card was made for three challenges:
A Blog Named Hero: #34 You Better Shape it Up . The details are here
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use a Rubber or Clear Stamp. The details are here
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Inspired by Tammy Tutterow. I was inspired by the daisies on a couple of her creations and the butterfly - I did a cluster with flowers and a butterfly on my card. The details for the challenge are here

Cardstock (Stampin' Up!, BoBunny), Dies (Spellbinders), Stamp (Montarga), Ink and Pen (Tim Holtz), Flowers (Prima, Kaisercraft), Butterfly (Couture Creations), Pearls, Punch.


  1. Beautiful card! Love the flower cluster and how great that you used your punches again. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  2. Thanks Anna-Karin! Using the old punches will hopefully remind me to use some of the [many] other older punches I have :)

  3. A beautiful card, a lovely design and sentiment with beautiful butterfly and flowers!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

    1. Thanks Heather! I'm so thankful your challenge this week was super easy to fulfill as I use stamps all the time on my cards!

  4. This is such a special card. I love the elegant feel, great sentiment and how lovely you embelished it. Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Lisa. I appreciate the time you took to check out my card and leave a comment :)