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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Butterflies and bugs

I've been busy trying to make a batch of masculine cards as I have a bunch of mens birthdays coming up in February and March and I was determined not to be chucking something together at last minute as I usually end up doing, not made anything very exciting but have a reasonable stock of them now,might make a few more if inspiration happens to strike !!!  After all the boats/planes/trains etc its been a real pleasure to play about with some more feminine stuff. Fashionable stamping challenge is for butterflies/bugs and my main problem was which of the many butterfly stamps to use, I can never resist a pretty butterfly stamp to add to my stash. Settled for this Artemia collage set in the end, all the stamps are from the one set other that the small ones on the BG which is an old (1995!) PSX butterfly medley.All coloured with distress inks.

Fashionable Stamping - Butterflies or Bugs
Make It Monday - anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - embossing


  1. Making the men's cards has certainly brought out a lot of femininity for this adorable card. I totally love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping. Hugs Caz

  2. Oh Joan... i think this is my favourite yet .. i love everything about it ... so pretty and the little stamps look fabulous
    Lisa x

  3. Beautiful card love all those butterfly stamps and pretty colours XOXO Zoe

  4. This is so beautiful. I love the colours.

    Emma- The Sparkly Fairy

  5. Beautifully designed card and loving the butterflies Joan. x

  6. The card is just vintage beautiful and I really love the watches! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  7. All these butterflies are really wonderful. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  8. A gorgeous feminine card, love your butterflies. Thankyou for joining us again At FSC.
    Yvonne x

  9. Hello Joan
    What a truly beautiful card you have created here, apart from the way you have placed all your elements so perfectly to create such good form and composition, your distress inking is just gorgeous.

  10. Saw this on MIM, what a beautiful card! Love Jayne. x x

  11. Stunning card, such a lot of gorgeous stamping, love the colour combination and layout of your card. Thanks for joining us at FSC. XX

  12. Hi Joan, Love this card, such beautiful images and a perfect layout.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Avril xx

  13. Hi this card, the colours are wonderful.
    Debbie x

  14. This is beautiful Joan, I love the background, and all the collage elements are brilliant x

  15. This is glorious Joan, I just love the colour palette you have chosen to work with and the collage style has to be my favourite. Thanks so much for linking this to The Fashionable Stamping 'Butterflies and Bugs' challenge.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  16. Gorgeous card and such pretty butterflies. Saw it on MIM.
    Diane xx
    p.s pop on over to my blog and check out the 1/2 price stamp sale x

  17. OMG, your card is just stunning! Your stamped butterflies are jaw droppingly gorgeous! And the colours are beautiful and feminine ;). Thank you so much for joining us at the FSC and hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Joanna x

  18. Joan, another stunning entry for FSC.
    Your colours are vibrant and lively as are the butterflies fluttering around.
    Thank you for joining us once again.

  19. Love your collage and the beautiful butterflies. I also love the postage. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    SCH DT

  20. Takes my breath away! Absolutely stunning and I love those butterflies! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  21. An absolute stunner Joan. The background is beautiful and the layers so lovely and those butterflies just gorgeous!
    Thanks for taking part in our FSC challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss xx


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