Tuesday 7 August 2012

Butterflies Are Beautiful Things!

Hello lovely bloggers!
It's time for the August Showcase at The Crafty Pad!
Due to the holiday's etc, there are no new releases this time.
Instead, Debbie, the lovely boss & owner of 
has let the DT loose in the shop! lol
The bonus for you is that all of the images featured in the post
will be on sale in The Crafty Pad Designs Shop
with a whopping 30% off!

I'd like to share this card with you today!
It's made using one of my all time Crafty Pad Designs favourites,
I was asked to make an 80th Birthday card for an Aunt.
No more info than that & when I asked what size I was told not too small!
So, I decided to have some fun with it!

The card base is an 8x8 inch. 
It's the first time I've done one of these!
A bit less daunting than A4 but lot's of space to play with!
I chose the papers at Southfield Stationers, I love the quality of their papers.
I used my grand nesties to cut out the circles & Inked all the edges with
Colour Q Pink & Lilac ink pads.

I printed the Butterflies & Verse onto some Safmat from Letraset, 
then stuck to the paper before cutting out.
I added some Diamond Sparkles to the butterflies wings 
then layered with Pinflair Glue when dry.

A close up of the lovely verse.

To embellish the card, I punched some flowers from the DP & 
embossed before layering up.
I added a brad at the centre of each which had been dipped in 
PVA glue then Diamond Sparkles.
I used a Marrianne Creatables Die to cut out a couple of flourishes
which I adhered to the card, leaving some parts free for added dimension.

More of the flowers!

The circle sentiment was created in my graphics programme before 
being cut out a nestie & inked then glittered .

I decorated the inside of the card with the papers, 
a little punched border & some daisies punched from the scraps.
I hope you like my card & I really, really hope the lady who 
asked for it likes it! If not would anyone like...... lol
Now pop on over to The Crafty Pad & check out what the 
other ladies of the DT have done!
Don't forget all of the images featured are on sale this week!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Sparkle & Shine
Creative Craft Challenge Just A Sentiment
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Hooked On Crafts Let's Celebrate
Love to Create Punches & Dies
Paper Pretties Use Scallops
The Paper Girls Birthday
The Pink Elephant Ribbon Galore
There She Goes Use A Sentiment as main focus
Whoopsy Daisy DieCuts/Punches
Come & Get It Challenges Adult Birthday Card
Dream Valley Challenges Die Cuts & Punches
Great Impressions Stamps Anything With Animals (Does a butterfly count?)
That Craft Place Things With Wings
Speedy & Friends Back to Nature
Chocolate Coffee & Cards Rainbows & Butterflies
Clearly Inspired Things With Wings
Patties Creations Animals/Insects
Scrapbook Sister's Things With Wings


  1. Wow that is a really gorgous butterfly and a wonderful verse. Great card xx

  2. Gosh Dawn, What a beautiful card its stunning, xx

  3. Dawn, that butterfly is the BEST! Wow. This card is sooooo great - love it!!! Hugz!

  4. beautiful work Dawn - must get this set of images - its stunning xx

  5. Fantastic card Dawn:))
    Love the sentiment and adore all lovely butterflies:)
    Big hug,

  6. Stunning card Dawn, I love the colours and the butterfly is so beautiful.


  7. What a lovely sentiment and a pretty and colorful design!

  8. Wow Dawn this is truly beautiful . I love the layout , the colours the embellishments . The butterfly is stunning xxx

  9. Wonderful colors! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  10. Beautiful card Dawn, love your choice of paper makes a nice change xxxx

  11. Gorgeous card love the colours, beautiful flutterbies. Chris x

  12. Oh I really like this! The sentiment is lovely and that butterfly is so gorgeous. Michelle x

  13. Gorgeous butterfly and card! Thanks for playing in our 'Animals or Insects' Challenge #49, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  14. Butterflies are beautiful things and so is this card Dawn! The colors and stripes are so striking teamed with your beautiful butterfly for this card! xx

  15. This is just gorgeous,love the butterfly and

  16. Stunning card Dawn, lovely colours you have chosen and the sentiment is gorgeous I haven't seen this before and as for the butterfly well WOW I love this very much. Good luck in the challenges.

    Linda xxxx

    Glad you had a lovely girly time with your mum. xxxx

  17. WOW WOW WOW What an amazing card. I love how colourful this is and I love how you have layered with the same backing paper.
    This really put a big smile on my face and love everything about this piece of work.
    Huggles Lisa xxx

  18. I really like this all goes together so well xx

  19. Wow! a fabulous card and the butterfly is stunning x

  20. Wonderful verse, beautiful butterfly, great card!!

  21. This is really pretty Dawn, I love the way you have layered up the butterfly.

  22. This is beautiful and that butterfly is stunning. Thanks for popping over to Whoopsi Daisy.

    Joan x

  23. What a lovely card...the butterfly is outstanding. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  24. Lovely card Dawn. So much detail and that butterfly is stunning, love the colours you have used on the butterfly and the sentiment is wonderful. I am sure your card will be well received. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Come and Get It. Regards Meighan

  25. Your butterfly is absolutely stunning, Dawn. Thanks for playing along in our 'Things with Wings' challenge over at the CIC :)

  26. Your Card is so pretty! Love the Verse! :0)

  27. Wow Dawn! I love the choice of colors and paper showing thru the die cut, and I LOVE your butterfly! Well done!
    Glad you joined the challenge and good luck at Craft Your Passion...
    Stampe Diem! ~ginny

  28. boah, der Schmetti glitzert wunderschön... gefällt mir sehr, deine Karte.. schön dass du bei Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog mitmachst... liebe Grüsse Barbara

  29. Beautiful card.. love the sentiment and the Gorgeous Butterfly.. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy... May x x

  30. Hi Dawn - Your card is amazing! Lots of details and butterflies (I love butterflies!) Thanks for playing along with The Paper Girls.

  31. I love the butterfly stamped on the DP and all the glitter. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  32. Gorgeous card, fab papers & the butterfly is stunning!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  33. Wow what a rainbow of colours love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  34. Fabulous card love your colours and your butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  35. Lovely card - very special butterfly. Thank you for showing us your art work at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

  36. I love the colours on your card!!


  37. Beautiful butterfly! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week! :)

  38. Beautiful butterfly! It is just perfect! I love the design of your card as well. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


  39. Well done. I love the layering. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us on Come and Get It this week.

  40. This is fabulous! Love the butterfly! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

  41. Wonderful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  42. well since you asked- I would say a butterfly is an insect not an animal but we loved seeing your beautiful card entered into our challenge at Great Impressions Animal challenge

  43. What a wonderful creation! Love that butterfly! Thanks for playing at There She Goes.

  44. This is amazing! What gorgeous colourful papers - and what an incredible, fabulous butterfly! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

    love Mags B x

  45. This is stunning! What beautiful movement of a card, all of your patterns and layers are just perfect. What a great idea to stamp a sentiment on patterned paper, I love the way that looks! Thank you for joining us at The Pink Elephant in our ribbon challenge this week.
    ~*Joni TPE DT

  46. Lovely card and a beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  47. Beautiful card! LOVE the colors and the butterfly! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!

  48. Wow, this card is amazing. The size and all the details look amazing! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Girls Challenge!

  49. nice inking and glittering on the Aunt medallion.
    Thanks for linking with the Paper Girls

  50. That butterfly is gorgeous! Great Card! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

    Last day for a chance to win our newest stamps - check it out here:


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Dawn xx