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Friday 25 May 2012

Butterflies and Flower at Crafty Ann's

Good morning, oh thank goodness its Friday. My weeks seem to get busier and busier lately so I'm well ready for the weekend and a crafting fix. I usually try and have an hour in my craftroom everyday but I haven't managed to do any crafting at all this week and I'm having withdrawal symptoms lol. Anyway as its Friday, its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'Butterflies and Blooms'. Our lucky winner will receive a fab prize from Crafty Ann's Digi Shop :-)

Sorry about the dark pic, we've had such dark days lately until this week when its been wall to wall sunshine. For my card I've used a lovely warm yellow paper from Crafty Ann's mottled stone collection, the image is called 'Host of Golden Daffodils' and comes with two beautiful sentiments all for the bargain price of  75p!! Anyway I've coloured the image with promarkers and cut out before matting on a pretty doiley. I've stamped a Chocolate Baroque swirl in the corners using picket fence distress stain and inked with wild honey distress ink to highlight the swirls. To finish off I've added seam binding and gingham ribbon, lace, faux pearls and some little butterflies made using an Anna Griffin punch.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: pastels pearls and lace
Crop Stop: Doileys
Southern Girls: die cut or punch
Top Tip Tuesday: Dig out the old (my old stash is my gingham ribbon and doiley)

Right I'd better get my skates on and get ready for work, another day another dollar as they say. 
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful card Claire - simple colour scheme and very effective. Love the daffs backed by the doily and those little butterflies are so sweet.
    Beryl xx

  2. Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the yellow and the doily! Thanks for joining our CropStop Doily Challenge.

  3. Hi Claire, the colours are beautiful and I just adore those little butterflies! Anne x

  4. The elements on your card are fantastic. It's everything you'd see if you walked in and saw that lace cloth on a table with a gorgeous arrangement of flowers. The gingham is a wonderful addition. Nicely done. Really love the stained stamping too. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  5. This is a really pretty card and I love the sunny yellow colour tones too. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Gorgeous card Claire, love it. Carol x

  7. Great card, wonderful bright yellow colors.

  8. Such a pretty jug of daffodils! Beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges!

  9. What a gorgeous card!

  10. PRETTY! Very well put together:0)

    Glad to see you playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see you back often:0)


  11. Just lovely! Thank you for joining in the fun at

  12. This is soooo gorgeous!! Love the doily and butterflies....beautiful! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge! Hugs, Rosie

  13. What a lovely card! The square that the flowers are resting on are wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!


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