Saturday, 25 July 2020

Twofer butterflies

Hi there. I'm popping in with my cards for this month's Twofer Card Challenge and combined it with a number of other fun challenges. My biggest problem was to decide which butterflies to use, since I have quite a collection by now. In the end, I decided to go with a NBUS stencil and stamp combo that I recently purchased from Love from Lizi.

For my Friend card, I blended CP inks (Melon Ice, Tiki Torch and Coral Cabana) through my square stencil at the top of my white panel. After removing the stencil, I spritzed the stencil with water and created a mono print onto watercolour card. I placed my clean stencil back onto my panel and did some more ink blending. I used one of the stamps from the accompanying stamp set to create my topper. To finish off, I popped up a sentiment strip (coloured with Melon Ice ink) and added a few Studio Calico sequins.

For my encouragement card, I used the mono print. I placed the stencil back on top and traced the outlines with coloured pencils and then die cut my panel and frame using an MFT die. I popped up the frame using a pink foam frame that was left from another project and then decided my butterfly panel needed something extra. So I stamped the bodies of the large butterflies using the matching stamps. The set comes with complete butterflies as well as separate bodies, which I love. I stamped my sentiment (SSS) and adhered my panel and frame onto my card from hammered cardstock. 

My twofer is playing at:

Twofer Card Challenge - #29 Butterflies

NBUS - #16 Anything goes with NBUS

My encouragement card is also playing at:

CAS Mix Up - Stencil tracing

And my friendship card is also playing at:

Fusion - Summer
I was inspired by the summery  citrus colours 

Uniko - #60 In my garden
IMHO, no garden is complete without butterflies

Friday, 24 July 2020


Hello crafty friends. I cannot believe it's been almost a month since my last post. I have been colouring and crafting, but was not in the mood to post anything. However, I really wanted to play along with some challenges, so I am now posting a card that I created today.

I used distress inks (antique linen, scattered straw and speckled egg) and my Tailored Expressions  blender brushes to create a background and then stamped the scene in Versafine black ink. The stamps are from a large NBUS set that came with a UK magazine (Creative Stamping #77) including sentiments by Phill Martin.

I'm playing at:

CAS Christmas - Nativity 

LIM - #424 OLC Christmas in July

NBUS - #16 Anything goes with NBUS

ABC Christmas - N for No fuss

AAA Cards - #170 Maxi white space