Sunday, 31 July 2011

Clearly Not a Promarker in sight!

Well, it's Sunday again & we all know what that means!!!
No silly billy, I'm not referring to the 'W' word tomorrow! 
It's time for another challenge at The Crafty Pad! YAY!!!!!
This week we Challenge you to use something Clear on your project!

We have two sponsors this week

who are offering up a fab pack of 5 'Spring'colours Promarkers
to one Lucky winner!

Debbie, the lovely boss & owner of
 The Crafty Pad Designs,
is also giving the winner 3 lovely digis from her shop! Woo Hoo!

Here's my card!

Sorry this weeks pics aren't great but the light just wasn't right.
 I did try a couple of times but as I had to get this card sent off  
I just didn't have time to wait until the light was better! 
The colours actually married up much better than they look in the photos!

The Design Team were given a sample of Letraset 'Safmat' to play with! 
It's awesome stuff  which is so versatile& can be used in many different ways! 
The possibilities are endless! 
Rub ons's for cards, altered items, packaging, candle decoration etc etc etc!

So, how did I make my card?
I used a square brown textured card as my base, added a matt of 
white pearlescent card & another matt of this lovely 
brown floral paper which is from Papermania.
I decided to use this paper as it is almost identical to the fabric that my 
tote bag is made of, which has been well admired by the recipient!

I printed the beautiful Butterflies & Verse set from The Crafty Pad Designs 
onto an A5 sheet of the Safmat. 
I simply cut out the verse in two sections & placed 
one section at the top & one at the bottom of my card.

I cut out the butterflies & stuck them onto a piece of DP then cut out.
I love the effect of the Safmat on top of the DP, it gives a 
kind of lustre to the paper.I added a bit of glamour dust to the edges of 
their wings &  when the glue was dry, 
I curled the wings a bit to give a bit of dimension!
I then layered up the butterflies using Letraset's 'Letratac'
( which we were also given a sample of to play with)
on the body section. 
It's fantastic for these fiddly little bits, you get the
 adhesive right where you want it & nowhere else!!
Silly me forgot to take a photo of the butterfly though didn't I! Doh!
As the butterfly was made using the same DP as is on the base card,
I cut out a little label using a nestie & used that as a matt to separate them.
I then attached the butterfly, body section only, using the Letratac!

The lovely Chocolate coloured ribbon is from a local haberdashery
 & is threaded through a piece of the pearl card 
which was cut & embossed using a 
Marianne's Creatable Die

I finished off with a few little irridescent gems on 
the butterfly's body & antennae!
 I hope you like it! 
Thanks soo much for stopping by! 
Have a beautiful Sunday!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges if I may
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - must use a digi - oh so girly
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Polkadoodle -anything you would find in an English garden
Simply Create -  favorite animal (Hope Butterflies count)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge  - inspiration from nature
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  anything that will make someone smile/enjoy your day
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -  anything goes
Paper Play -  in the garden
Pixie Dust Studio -  monochrome using your favorite color
Stamp Insanity -  use your favorite colors
Stampin' B's -  use ribbon
Crafts and Me -  ribbon
Paper Pretties - no markers
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Karen's Doodles Netherlands -  Anything Goes 
Partytime Tuesdays -  Anything goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes


  1. Absolutely stunning. Love the effect of the different size butterfly layered and the paper used is beautiful.

  2. Very delicate. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week.


  3. What a gorgeous card. I love what you did with the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  4. Gorgeous card the detail is fabulous, Mary x

  5. Beautiful card, Thanks for joining in with us at TPS this week, good luck.
    Kevin xx

  6. such a lovely card.
    Like the butterfly.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Karen's Doodles NL!

  7. Ohhhh Dawn this is such a beautiful card, the butterfly is fabulous. Lee xx

  8. That butterfly is gorgeous and I love you ribbon treatment! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing this week at Papercraft Star! Hope you'll come back and play again!

  9. Hi Dawn, just stopping by and catching up with everybodys blogs as i have been really short on time recently, hope you are well!
    Maria x

  10. Gorgeous creation, love the butterfly. Thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create.

    xoxo Marjo

  11. Super cute card! Love the ribbon! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp Insanity this week!

  12. What a beautiful card. Thanks for entering the Art Impressions Challenge this week.
    Barbara - AI DT

  13. A georgeous card. Love the sentiment and butterfly.
    Greetings Geertje
    GD Karen's Doodles NL

  14. Beautiful card. Love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  15. Very pretty and elegant.

    Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


  16. Gorgeous card, beautiful butterfly!

  17. so beautiful card!!thanks for joining in our challenge.

  18. Thanks for joining our "Monochromatic" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  19. Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug.

  20. What a gorgeous card. I love the colour and the butterfly is beautiful. Love the die you have used to cut the pearl paper and thread that beautiful rich ribbon through. Thanks for joining us at Jac-inks & we hope you will join us again next time.

  21. Beautiful card! I love how you weaved the ribbon through the card stock and your bow is awesome. The butterfly is stunning and the gems you added just make it pop. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  22. oh totally gorgeous creation, just love it, thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
    Hugs Kate xxx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

  23. A real labour of love, so detailed and pretty,...absolutely perfect dear!

  24. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

  25. Stunning card, Dawn! Love the ribbon weaving! Thank you for playing along with us at Stamp Insanity.

  26. Gorgeous girly card, love the papers and the lovely butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days this week, hope you will join us again soon.
    Jenni x

  27. what a gorgeoud butterfly thanks so much for joining us at cardmadfairy's digi days,good luck
    hugs sandra DT

  28. Fabulous image, great card - really stunning in fact.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts. Good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

  29. Wow! Your butterfly is terrific!! Love it.
    Thanks for joining us this time, hope to see you again.
    ~darling Ho~SC-DT


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Dawn xx