Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Butterfly Dreams - a quick snippet card

Morning Everyone,

A short post, this one. After completing the shabby chic card posted yesterday, there wasn't much of the design paper left once I'd covered the front and cut out the motifs to decorate the inside and back.  So, rather than add it to the never-reducing snippet pile, I decided that it would be better use it up immediately and make another tiny 4" square card.


A quick and easy card to make and even the white card base came out of the snippet mountain. The dreams sentiment is one of my favourites - I like sentiment stamps a lot -  it's stamped in dark green and the embellishments were just bits and bobs from my stash.


Almost every last bit was used decorating the inside ...


... and the DP was wrapped around to decorate the back.

Materials used:
- piece of white card measuring 8" x 4", folded in half to form a 4" square base
- leftover design paper - maker unknown
- Inkylicious stamp set, Sentiments 1
- Versafine ink pad, Olympia Green
- white silk butterfly trim - three butterflies were cut from the trim.
- Memento ink pad, Angel Pink - used to ink the edges of the butterflies
- tiny pink adhesive backed gems 
- Stampin' Up scalloped oval punch - used to punch out a flower motif to decorate the inside of card



I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge No. 3 - I think this has got to be a personal first, a snippet card made directly after a project has been completed, so the leftover paper never even made it on to the snippet mountain :)
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #36 - Butterflies  - with all the butterflies on this card how could I not submit it to this challenge.
Fat Pages With Attitude Challenge #4 - 'Anything Goes'  - as the card is 4" square it fits nicely into the Fat Pages category.
That's me for today, see you tomorrow for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Happy Crafting, 

31 comments:

Abi said...

I love your UIU thinking with the paper Elizabeth! This is a beautiful card as is the first one.

It is also my aim to only buy the absolute essentials this year, (for me anything that would otherwise stop production!).

Keep up the gorgeous work xx

JoZart said...

That's such a lovely pretty card Elizabeth and well done for using your bits and bobs for it!
jo x

Craftychris said...

I love this snippet card - what a fab idea to use up the leftovers. I might start having a go at this, I have lots of little card blanks - thank you for the idea. Also thanks for replying via a comment to my last comment - you are very kind xx

Mandy said...

Another stunning card Elizabeth, love it !

Di said...

Elizabeth! Yup, I'm shouting here - this card is absolutely gorgeous - every detail is lovely!!! Love, love, love it :)) Di xx

Abbie721 said...

beautiful and elegant card, love the butterflies very pretty. Thank you for joining us at FAT PAGES WITH ATTITUDE this fortnight xx

Jackie said...

I do love your snippet cards and this is beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

LadyofLostTimes said...

Oh how lovely! I love the quote !

Carrie said...

Golly you have been super busy in your craft room of late Elizabeth. I have had a good catch up session and love what you have made. I think I need to get one of those bowls for my chocolates as the kids keep raiding my stash! Hope you are well.
Chat soon
Carrie

Felicia said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful!! *huggles* =0)

Irene said...

Absoloutely gorgeous Elizabeth.
irene
xxxx

The Crafty Elf said...

Elizabeth this is just beautiful! I especially love the colours....some of my favourite! Can't believe it wasn't made from "the good" stash and you used up snippets!!! Yay Elizabeth!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wow, you used this piece of paper to perfection, glad you entered it at Fat Papges With Attitude.

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

What a truly wonderful creation .. .I love it.

Who would have thought that something so beautiful could come from the snippet collection.

Love everything about it!!

Love Jules xx

coops said...

wow this is so beautiful elizabeth.gorgeous pretty colours and butterflies and i love the sentiment ;D

xx coops xx

CraftyLoops said...

This is really beautiful Elizabeth. Lee x

Angie said...

Your cards are stunning ...this is one of my favourites. xx

Ciska said...

Fantastic card Elizabeth, how frugal are you! Really good idea, because my scrap pile would be towering above me if I kept it all in one place! Trying out a New Year's resolution of first looking in the pile for any useful bits, then break into the new paper pads.If your card is anything to go by, that could be well worth it :) Have a great day!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful.
luv
Debby

Bernie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the butterflies and the sentiment is lovely.
Blessings Bernie

Diane said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our challenge at LCC.

Marie-Louise said...

Elizabeth thid card is really beautiful.

Purple mad Alison said...

Another stunning card Elizabeth, that paper is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us again at Fat Pages With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Elizabeth what a beauty of a card , that paper is delicious, great sentiment too. You are doping so well with your snippet reduction am proud of you !

Marie

Hels Sheridan said...

Stunning card Elizabeth, LOVE the butterflies and strip of ribbon.. perfect :O))

Tony Dillon said...

Great work! Beautiful! And very elegant! Thanks for taking part in the Fat Pages with Attitude challenge.

M said...

I've popped over from the snippets role call - and this card is beautiful! Following :) M x

MagsB said...

How lovely! Such beautiful paper, and such pretty butterflies! Huzza for snippets!

love Mags B x

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Elizabeth said...

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Sam said...

OOOOOOOOOO! EliZABeth! (Think Bruno from Strictly!!) This is one gorgeous card and well done for decorating the inside and back too.
I know that paper as I have it - my favourite shop too - Laura Ashley. I think I even have some of this in my scrap box too!!
Thanks for your comments earlier. I used to watch Come Dancing too!
Glad I am not the only one who has kept the countdown on the blog! It worries people you know! Hugs xx