Friday, 10 February 2017

Butterfly with Ferns!

Welcome and thank you for visiting.

Well the exciting news is that earlier this week I was one of the very lucky winners of Rachel's Mystery Candy box - a very generous gift voucher.   I've enjoyed hours of browsing!

I made this card to enter into Mrs A's
Butterfly Challenge  #72 (P for Paper Piercing and/or  colour Fern.

 I know I've got a fern stamp lurking somewhere but this is the best I could come up with after a major hunt and I was obviously having a senior moment as I just needed the colour fern, not a stamp.

 I already had  the background which is white card spritzed with a green spray,  years ago so I stamped round the edge and pierced the corners.

I also pierced a circle on the green scalloped mount but I need not have bothered as it doesn't show up on the photo because I used a very fine pokey tool for that job.  I added some sparkly pen to the dragon flies and underside of the butterfly wings then went over the top with distress inks!!!

I hope you like my card.   I wasn't too unhappy with how it turned out in the end.

42 comments:

Valerija said...

This is gorgeous, Barb. I love the design and the dies you used.
Valerija xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

No wonder you were happy with how it turned out Barb! It is just fabulous! Love the colour combo and that repeated fern stamping! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Kath said...

A beautiful card - love your background.
Kath x

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely beautiful, and what's more you've given me an idea. I was a bit flummoxed by the piercing part, but I think it was on your blog a year or so ago I saw a mention of circle piercing templates so I bought some and they are still in the packet - time to play I think!
Jane

scrAPpamondo said...

Hh, your card looks amazing! Love the colours and the scene you have created!
Congrats for your big won!! Enjoy!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Barb! And congrats on your win - sounds like a good one! I need to get back into Mrs. A's challenges - I've been neglecting my butterflies! Enjoy your weekend!

Carole said...

Brilliant card Barb.....difficult colour to come up with and I so know that feeling when you know you have, but don't know where! Congrats on your win! have a good weekend. xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Barb. I like the little touch of paper piecing detail in the corners and the colour is perfect. Isn't it such a bonus when you get to use up something you've had for ages. Elizabeth xx

Glennis said...

It has turned out very nicely

lilian said...

Lovely card Barb. Enjoy your crafting

Thank you for your visit to me blog.

lilian

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Barb, a lovely background and pretty butterfly.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

AlisonC said...

You should be pleased with your card, the background is beautifully soft and reminds me of a warm summer day. I can hear the bees buzzing.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Lovely card Barb...Well done on your win....Joolsx

Veerle said...

You are right to be happy with this card barb it looks wo,derful. I like it a lot.
Hugs Veerle x

Mrs A. said...

I expanded your card up on my iPad and can see the piercing on the green circle just fine. Love the corners and also your idea of fern on the designpaper. I like your dragon flies. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

SARN said...

That's a lovely flutterby card Barb xxx Congrats on your win xxx

Angela Radford said...

Gosh Barb, you've been busy this week with the cards and this one is lovely. I had noticed the photo of Amber before but just didn't notice the chocolates, I'm surprised they are not all eaten, I know my two given half a chance would eat the lot. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Lucy Woods said...

Gorgeous! Fab card design!
Lucy x

Gerrina said...

Looks so great how the butterfly looks to come fly from under the background! Enjoy the weekend!

Carol L said...

This is a great take on the challenge, and those background ferns look amazing! Very pretty!

JennyH said...

This is lovely Barb, the background looks gorgeous : )

Judy Corner said...

Another beautiful card. Judy x

Janice said...

Love your card today Barb, gorgeous earth tones and I love the butterfly!
Congratulations on your win.
Janice x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Barb love your design and you should be very happy with it

Anne

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done on your win. Gorgeous card

aussie aNNie said...

I think this turned out beautiful Barb, love the butterflies.xx{aNNie}

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Great take on the theme Barb, well done on your win :) x And thank you for popping over to see my blog x

hazel said...

A beautiful card Barb and congratulations on your win.
xxx Hazel.

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations on your candy win Barb and what a lovely card, love the colour and the pretty butterflies, Kate x

Aquarius said...

This works very well for the butterfly challenge.

Donna said...

Stunning card for Mrs. A's challenge, like all the layers of ferns!

Lia said...

Barb this is gorgeous! I love the background.
Lia xx

Lisa Andersson said...

That background is stunning, love it and the butterfly is lovely. Well done and also congrats to your win.
Hugs, Lisa

LesleyG said...

lovely composition, great use of the background xxx

Tina Z. said...

ooo, great card, the background is so beautiful and I love this butterfly die!
hugs xx

PJ said...

Beautiful. That butterfly is fabulous.

Greta said...

Lovely card, Barb, & I think it would work for a lot of guys, too!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Oh Barb you did make me smile at your senior moment, looking for the wrong sort of fern! Love your design. Anne x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card Barb, I can relate to senior moments but think in this instance the textured Oren Stamping looks fab, love the piercing too. Not something I do much.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your card is cool. It's like a peek into a nature reserve with all those ferns and flying things.

Pat said...

The fern stamp was worth finding as it looks really pretty here Barb and I adore the dragonflies and the larger butterfly on the edge of that scalloped sentiment mat and the piercing does show up when you enlarge the photo. Altogether a wonderful card. x

Donna said...

I have fern stencils but would love a fern stamp in my kit. Can you remember where this one is from?
This card, btw, looks amazing. xxx