Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Roses and Butterflies

Morning Everyone

Another good-for-crafting day here in bonnie Scotland, it's wet, though surprisingly warm for the time of the year. The smokebush is looking fabulous ... and if it wasn't so wet I'd pop out and take a snap to show you, maybe later :)

I'm sharing a simple and fast card again ... I don't seem to have time for anything else at the moment but at least it's taking care of my crafting craving :)
Truly it would have been a shame to cover up too much of this bonnie paper. I wish I could tell you make and design but I've had it so long the details are lost in the mists of time!

I simply wrapped some of that gorgeous cream lace around it - it looks white in the pic but that's because I'm photographing under natural light now that my Ottlite has died :( Then it was matted on to a layer of Core'dinations Aged Wine card before adhering it to a 6" square white card base - cut from a 12" sheet  of Bazzil Basics cardstock.

The butterflies were cut from scraps of the Core'dinations card and the green patterned paper, from the Docrafts Papermania Happy Days collection, using a combination of dies - X-Cut and cArt-Us for the solid ones and a freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine for the filigree one. The flourishes, also cut from the Happy Days scraps, are from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Flourish Accents set.

Finally, Stampin' Up oval punches were used for the simple stamped greeting and peach coloured pearls the decoration.

And that was it ... simples! I've left the lovely paper to do most of the work ... it would be a shame to do otherwise.

And for the second day in succession I'm submitting a snippet card to Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 95 ... well somebody has to keep an eye on the ducks while Di is living the vida loca in exotic climes :)

I'm not sure what I'm going to do now, an early lunch I think, and time to consider what task is the most vital ... I can hardly bear to look at my to-do list!!!

I hope you had a marvellous Monday and are having a terrific Tuesday :)

Take care and happy crafting,


  1. Hi Elizabeth, pretty papers and lovely layout. I have a few followers from Scotland namely Patricia http://summerhousecrafts.blogspot.co.uk and Kate http://cuilliesocks.blogspot.co.uk if you don' t have them as followers you may like to have a peek at their lovely work.

    Wilma x x x

  2. This is such a pretty card Elizabeth, you were right not to cover too much of that gorgeous paper :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. I don't think I could have covered up that gorgeous paper either. Your card is beautiful.

  4. Hello Elizabeth, thank you for your visit so glad you called by.
    I absolutely love your card, the paper is so pretty and needs to be see. really like the Christmas card in the previous post as well.
    Then the next post back was like looking in our attic. Maybe not the exact "layout" but the fact the whole of our attic houses my O/Hs hobby.......a model railway. Keeps him busy while I "play with paper"
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia x

  5. Hi Elizabeth, Your card is so lovely your papers are beautiful and gorgeous lace and butterflies add that gorgeous finishing touches xx

  6. Hello Elizabeth, thank you so much for your visit and lovely comment, pleased you decided to join my happy band of followers to, I hope you will return.

    I thought I would return the compliment and visit you and so pleased I did. Wandering through your blog I'm seeing such lovely work as is this beautiful card today.
    The papers are gorgeous and I do love the butterflies and that lace.

    I don't crochet, but I keep meaning to learn. The yarn at the fair was stunning, I just wished I had more money to spend. Happy crafting, Kate x

  7. Hello Elizabeth, and thank you so much for your visit and your decision to join my happy little band of followers, it's good to have you on board.

    I thought I would return the compliment and pop over and visit you and so pleased I did as there is lovely work here, this card today is gorgeous, with beautiul paper and lace, and I just love the butterflies.

    The yarn a t the fair was indeed stunning and more money to spend would have been great, but hey ho, I did not to badly with my buys.

    I don't crochet but would love to learn, perhaps one day. Kate x

  8. Oh I do love this card Elizabeth! Beautiful paper and the lace sets it off perfectly too.

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. That is a very pretty piece of design paper...glad you chose not to cover it up!

    Very pretty card.

    Hope the packing is going well...just think of the fun arranging your new craft room.

  10. Stunning card Elizabeth. Could it be an Anna Griffin paper maybe. The lace just finishes it off beautifully. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  11. GORGEOUS. Love your butterfly snippets card.

    Sarn xxx

  12. What lovely paper, and the butterflies & ribbon set it off beautifully!
    Debs x

  13. This is such a pretty card Elizabeth. Good idea to let the paper do the talking. Looks like a K&Co but couldn't be sure.
    Hope you are settling in after your move. You timed it well with the wet rain we are now having, though we do have that shiny round thing in the sky right now!

  14. Thought I'd pop in to say hello. Not been playing WOYWW for a while, or even blogging but wanted to say hi. Working on too many projects at the moment to name, lol. Maybe one day they will get onto my wednesday post.
    catch up soon, loved your cards.

  15. so gorgeous elizabeth.beautiful pretty paper and butterfly ;D

    xx coops xx

  16. This is gorgeous paper, and the die-cuts add a beautiful finishing touch. Lynn x

  17. This is really beautiful Elizabeth. Such fantastic paper.


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