Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Summer Butterflies....

Hi there all!
Why is it now that we are going back to school and work is it nice weather again? We spent 3 days in London last week and it rained every day!
However, I was cheered up by going to see the show 'Tap Dogs'. Australian workman tap dancing stripped to the waist with water and sparks flying......mmmm....Know what I mean Ladies! My seven year old was NOT impresssed. " Mummy, I thought we were going to see some real Dogs dancing!"
I am just finishing up some card orders before I go back to work on Friday. The Summer holidays have just gone by in a blur....
I have carried on with the butterflies but just taken it up a notch as I had a special order for a First Wedding Anniversary card. So another Easel card was called for....

I used the same butterfly stamp onto some very pretty patterned paper..layered up and glittered as before but added some beads along the centre this time. I used a tiny daisy punch with the same paper and added a flower bed for the butterflies to be hovering above.

I thought that this very lovely swirly turquoise paper was great for the background and as I also had some same coloured heart paper I used that as well. I also didn't want to make it too feminine.

The advantage of using paper for the butterflies is that as the glitter dries in the sun it slightly curls the edges so it looks very effective for the wings.

And so for the challenges....
1. Flutterby Wednesday...your card must have a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel on it.
2. My Time to Craft...In the Garden.
3. Pollycraft Challenge...Add a little Nature.
4. C.R.A.F.T Challenge...Milestone Birthday OR Big celebration...(My card is for a first wedding anniversary)

I'm off now to check out the school clothes, start labelling and take up some trousers!
Gosh my life is so exciting!
Thanks for coming over to have a look! Hope you leave me a comment.


  1. More gorgeous butterflies in lovely colours. Today is a glorious day, luckily I'm not back to school until next Monday .... so if the sun would just like to stay out a little bit more? Enjoy the rest of your hols. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Another gorgeous butterfly card,Sally.The show certainly sounds impressive to me!!

  3. Hi Sally, those butterflies are gorgeous! A really stunning card; the colours are so pretty. Yes, the weather is always great when we go back to school and the poor kids swelter in their new winter uniforms! We had an INSET today and I had to be in for 8.00am - real shock to the system!! x

  4. Smashing card from you Sally and so pleased to hear you enjoyed the show - mind you, real dogs dancing would be quite entertaining too!!!


  5. Oh wow... those flowers and butterflies are stunning! Great job on this one!
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
    Hugs, Marit.

  6. Hiya, more of those gorgeous butterflies. This ones lovely too. I am now a follower, don't want to miss anything!

    Liz x

  7. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  8. Very pretty card! Love those butterflies!
    Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!