Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Black Lace and Butterflies

Afternoon Folks

What started off as a not to bad day weather-wise is now just plain horrible ... dark, rainy and downright dreich! Thank goodness for central heating.

I hope you are all well and enjoying your day, it's Wednesday, almost the weekend :)

Having had precious little time in the craft room recently, I have a card I made some time ago to share with you today.
It's another simple design, quick and easy to make and relying heavily on the pretty paper for impact. I think it's a Wild Rose Studio paper but I could be wrong. It's layered on to Red Rose Core'dinations card and then on to a black card base.

A strip of the red card was punched with a scalloped edge and layered over a scrap of black lace for the belly band ... I can almost hear Di tittering at that :)

The flower is a rescued disaster! I had intended to make a black flower but the EK Success daisy punch couldn't cope with the black card, too thick, so I decided to use it as the base and layer up with some of the patterned paper and a stamped and cut out flower head - from Inkadinkado Meadow Flowers stamp set - embossed with WOW! Magenta Twinkle powder.

The greeting - from Stampin' Up - was also stamped out and embossed with the same pink glittery powder.

Plenty of snippets used on this card so I'm off to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 96 - where I believe all is peaceful now that Di has returned from 'teacher training'.

Better get back to what I should be doing.

Take care and happy crafting,


  1. A beautiful card Elizabeth, and yes the paper is stunning. I love the black behind the flower and glittery centre. Bonnie looks so adorable.

  2. Hope your weather have improved - but I DO love this lovely card! Those colors are so pretty too.

  3. Had to laugh at the thought of the belly band hehe

  4. Does this mean we all have to go on a diet then! I love the pink on the black even if it was a salvaged disaster. Central heating won't be going on till 1st Dec. Refuse to pay the electricity and gas boards their money grabbing prices so till then layer up with a jumper is the slogan in our house.

  5. Pretty paper and flower! Love that bit of black lace peeking out!

  6. Your snippets card for WOYWW is really pretty, Elizabeth! I hope you guys get some pleasant weather after that nasty storm! Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit to me! Have a happy week! Hugs, Darnell #9

  7. What a very pretty card, love the flower and the lovely swirls :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. Oooh, I adore this Elizabeth! Including the 'belly band' :)

    Yes, the paper is indeed Wild Rose Studio - from their Butterfly Garden paper pack. Ask me how I know, in fact I think it was also once a freebie with a magazine.

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. What a pretty card there Elizabeth. Love that touch of black in there.
    A "Happy Accident" I think it is called.

  10. I adore pink and black together, and this card is beautiful.

  11. Great use of some really pretty paper to make this lovely card. Loved your flower disaster too...those punches can be so aggravating when they don't cut the paper well. Good for you on the rescue. TFS & hope your weather improves. It's dreary round here for Halloween, so we prob'ly won't get a lot of Tricksters this evening. Hugs

  12. Lovely card Elizabeth and the 'belly band' lol huggles Sue xxx

  13. Oh your so amusing its a pleasure visiting your blog weather not too good here either This is gorgeous your so talented x

  14. This card so suits this pretty paper. Love how you used the paper to make the cut out fancy design just behind the blossom...It looks fabulous. Great card, Elizabeth!

  15. so stunnin elizabeth.gorgeous stylish design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  16. Love this Elizabeth. Good save on the flower!

    Sarn xxx


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