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.

41 comments:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. A beautiful card - love your background.
    Kath x

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  4. 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

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. It has turned out very nicely

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  10. Lovely card Barb. Enjoy your crafting

    Thank you for your visit to me blog.

    lilian

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

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  12. 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.

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

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

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. 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

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  18. Gorgeous! Fab card design!
    Lucy x

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

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

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  21. This is lovely Barb, the background looks gorgeous : )

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

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

    Anne

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

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

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

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

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  28. This works very well for the butterfly challenge.

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

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

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

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  32. lovely composition, great use of the background xxx

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

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  34. Beautiful. That butterfly is fabulous.

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

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

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  37. 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}

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

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  39. 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

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