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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Vintage Butterfly Card......


This is one of those of those cards that came out of know where. Just before midnight last night I went into my craftroom to have a bit of a tidy as my desk was messy. Was putting a stamp away when this one caught  my eye. My Websters papers were out and so was my favourite TH Butterfly stamp. So I sat and played and this is what I came up with. 
The annoying this is, earlier in the evening, I coloured an image for a DT Card, but trying to make it up was a nightmare. Couldn't decide on papers, embellishments etc so I thought I'd sleep on it. Spur of the moment seems to work for me!


The Websters papers have been stamped randomly with the Butterfly stamp. Used "Memories" to stamp in the box which was blank. MS Punched Butterflies which have been spritzed with Glimmer Mists and again the Gold Adirondaak Dabber, piece of Lace, Pearl Pen, Gems and lots of Stickles.


Let me know what you think, I'm rather pleased with this one.



And my usual list of challenges;
LadyBug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Anything Goes - Pink/Brown
Everybody Art - Pearls
Flutterby Wednesdays - Soft/Pastel Colours
Kaboodle Doodle - Thoughts of Spring/Easter
House of Gilli - Stripes and Bling
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Photo Inspiration
Stamps & Fun Creativity - Spring
Paper Sundaes - Texture
Sentimental Sundays - Celebrate Spring-Easter
Daring Cardmakers - Spring Fling
Totally Papercrafts - Springtime
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Vintage
Pile It On - Smells Like Rubber

Have added this card and more stamps to my EBAY.
I'm going to be quiet during the day for the rest of the week. Will blog hop when I can but not much crafting. Convinced hubby to take a few days off and with the Bank Holiday we will get some family time. He works long hours and trying to get him to take a few days holiday is a nightmare. So lots of day trips planned. Not gonna miss out on this glorious weather we are having here in Kent.

Have a lovely day and enjoy the rest of your week

Hugs
xxx

85 comments:

Kim said...

Ooh Claire I love this! I love my Webster's pages papers and I just adore what you have done! Kim x

Donna said...

Wow Claire, this is beautiful and such pretty added detail...absolutely stunning hun :) Donna x

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous!!

nessy said...

what a stunning butterfly card claire ~so beautifully made and just love the wording and gorgeous papers and detail!!
vanessa xx

Milliesmarvels said...

This is beautiful, I love all the details.
Jane
x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Claire. SIMPLY STUNNING. I love it. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Karuna said...

Did tht come out while u had no intention for it! U r really talented i must say. I am no good with vintage but i love your work and marvel how u make it :)

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the papers and the fab details.

Nikki x

martina's kaartjes said...

wow !!! this is one fantastic card !!! really great ! I'm a fan !! must try this one tooo !!!!!!
have a happy day,
greetings, martina
x

chrissy xx said...

Stunning!! Thats what I think. Your colours, butterflies, pearls, flowers, and sentiment. Even the shape of your card.... Pefect.
Chrissyxx

Lynda said...

Stunning Card - Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Tanya R said...

How gorgeous!
Hugs
Tanya

Cindy Haffner said...

Just STUNNING!!~

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW this is gorgeous Claire! I love it! Judy x

Patricia Garcia said...

Lovely card Claire, love the use of the butterflys and the pretty embelishments! Enjoy your day!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Tanya said...

wow, this is gorgeous! There are times when I get an idea and would love to stamp at midnight, but my stuff is all in boxes under my bed and hubby is there, lol.

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning Claire, love that butterfly, gorgeous papers and beautiful verse. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.
Pinky

Leanne said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

I also have TILDA candy on my blog, click here to view!

Hugs
Leanne xx

*Vicki* said...

So so gorgeous sweetie! WOW!! I love your details and that sentiment is so lovely!! ;)

Sarah said...

Wow Claire, this is stunning, gorgeous details. Enjoy the sunshine x

Audrey said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

Jackie said...

I am not surprised that you are pleased with this beautiful card, what a lovely sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

Rosietoes said...

Fabulous card Claire. Aren't the spur of the moment ones the best! Love butterflies so this one is totally 'it'!!

Beautiful details too.

Edna x

Aloesaloes said...

Fabulous card Claire! I love the colours and the beautiful butterflies.

xx Loes

Lean said...

Beautiful card lovely details and sweet websters pages..
byebye,Lean

Debs said...

Simply stunning!
Love it!
Take care
Debs xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire what a stunning card, I love that sentiment and your whole card design is fabulous. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Claire.

Hugs Riet.xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oooooh and I love this one! Beautifully vintage and sentimental! Hugs, Lesley

cebelica said...

Oh hun, this card is gorgeous!!! I love the design. Wonderful job!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, perfect colours and layout, hugs ♥ pops x

Danni said...

Stunning!! Wow!! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Claire, absolutely stunning card so very vintage and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes
Hugs
Tamara

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Claire

What a totally gorgeous card - love it! Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Tina

gina g said...

This is beautiful Claire, love the papers and sentiment. luv gina xx

Frea said...

Hi Claire, well hun, if you want my opinion, I just think this is a beauty!! Love that butterfly stamp and the sentiment is so fitting!! Great card!! Hugs, Frea

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Fabulous card Claire, love the flowers and all the details
x

coops said...

oh wow! this is fantastic claire.i love the beautiful verse and butteflies and really stunning colours :D

xx coops xx

Laetitia said...

Hey Claire!!!
This is absolutely stunning, and I would also be really pleased with myself if I had come up with it. I love evrything about it. The papers are delish and the butterfly stamp goes wonderfully well with it. Your embellishments are gorgeous, and the sentiment very nice.
Great inspiration,
Have a lovely day, and thank you for commenting on my blog.
Laetitia xx

mudmaven said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Sometimes the spur of the moment projects come off better than ones we plan and plan. This one is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along in our Spring/Easter challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

angelwhispers said...

Such a beautiful card Claire and just love these papers and your butterfly stamp just looks so perfect!!

I do agree with you on the DT cards the longer you think about it the harder it gets!!! Just go with it and they look so beautiful!! Have a great time with the family over Easter Love Chanelle xxx

Faye said...

Oh Claire, this is just beyond stunning. Wow. xxx

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Claire, I love everything about your wonderful shabby chic creation and it's funny but I'm the same, when I make a card on whim like that, it's always quick and I usually like it better than most things I make LOL! Hope you have a lovely Easter and enjoy your family time and day trips. Hugs, Chris xxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is one,stunning card the detail,and shape of this is just breathtaking,wonderful
bless you for playing at anything goes challenge,love hugs cheryl xxxx

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Claire love all of the detail and the vintage style.
Thank you for joining us over at Anything Goes. Lynne x

Mina said...

wow Claire this is so beautifully made...you cant beat a bit of websters can you
Mina xxx

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Clare said...

Gorgeous card Claire. I find i get most of my inspiration of an evening too!. Love the Websters papers and that sentiment is beautiful. You have added so much detail. Love vinatge and love this card. Big hugs Clare xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

This does look great Claire :)

Those papers look amazing, and I really like the whole vintagey feel to it.

I work better spur of the moment too - sometimes when you visualise something, it just doesnt turn out that way, but creating on the go is really creating :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Anita said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing in the LCI Challenge this week.

Shelby Goolsby said...

You should be very proud Claire..it is beautiful!! I love your papers and the pretty sentiment and the gorgeous butterflies. Hugs, Shelby

Crystal said...

This is so pretty! Love the sparkly flowers & the butterfly punch is one of my absolute favourites. Love the shape at the bottom of the card too! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Claire.
luv
debby

Kristel said...

That is really a gorgeous card Claire! Looks so wonderful dear!
Hugs Kristel

Pinkllilac said...

This is stunning Claire, fabulous colours and details!perfectly gorgeous and the papers are beautiful!

Hugs Linda

Vicky said...

Oh sweetie this is soooo beautiful this could actually be one of my faves that you've done which is hard cus I love 'em all. Truly beautiful & I'm drooling over the websters hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Rivien said...

Wahoooooo Darling!
What a lovely vintage-butterfly card!
I love it!

Hugs Riv

Tineke's hobby said...

wow Claire this card is so beautiful i love the papers and sentiment
Just great
Hugs Tineke

Antoinette said...

Hiya Claire, This is a beautiful card and the sentiment is so sweet...good luck and thank you for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge
Hugs Annie xXx

Delphine said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Claire! I love all those butterflies, the amazing details to your card, gorgeous papers and the quotation is perfect! I hope you have a lovely time with your family:-)! Lots of hugs Delphine xxx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Claire. I love the butterflies.
hugs Jacqueline

Jayne Hayward said...

I adore the sentiment and gorgeous dp and butterflies too.

Jayne xx

Vicky said...

Oooh it's gorgeous! :)

Aussie Loz said...

oh wow, I suck at vintage so love seeing them! this is just gorgeous ♥

Germana said...

Wow!!! What a beatiful card!!! Really very vintage and elegant!!!Hugs Germana

Julie said...

You should be pleased, Claire - it's fabulous! Such a great vintage feel - love the papers and the colours are perfect! Juliexx

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Claire, I love the pretty detail.

Liza x

Silli said...

so very pretty Claire, love all the wonderful details...HUGS

Caroljenks said...

Wow Claire this is AMAZING! I just love that sentiment and your layout is fab! Great midnight work!

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Open Challenge' :)

Carol x

Tracy Johnson said...

Very pretty and elegant card.

theCook said...

Love those butterflies! Thanks for playing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge!

Samantha said...

What a wonderful spur of the moment card! sometimes leaving one thing and starting something different works too! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this week! hugs Samantha :0)

Dragonlady said...

Hi Claire

Sure I had commented on this one it is so gorgeous. Thanks for playing in the Aud Sentiments Birthday blog hop.

Hugs Ali x

lisbeth said...

Beautiful , I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious.....

Emma said...

A beautiful card...so gorgeous.
Hugs Emma x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Absolutely beautiful Claire - isn't it funny how "the spur of the moment" projects can sometimes turn out to be perfect - just like this one did. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays this week. Hugs, Sylvia xx

Nadell said...

Oh wow!!! This is soooo fantastic. I love it. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Nadine said...

Hallo

Wow, wunderschön.
Da stimmt einfach alles.

Danke fürs Mitmachen bei SFC.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

nicoleqmullen said...

Fantastic card, I love those midnight crafting sprees! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!!

Cammy said...

What a gorgeous card! Such pretty accents and details! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

In Love with a Bug said...

Absolutely beautiful card - I love the sentiment you chose too. Congrats on making the top 3 at Sentimental Sundays. I am a new follower.

Ruthie said...

This is so great - love it!

Thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments' celebrations!

Rx

Tracey T said...

Sorry I haven't been around much - combination of work and stuff to do at home. First time I've seen this card and I have to say, I think it's my favourite of yours. It's absolutely beautiful, Claire. The butterfly stamp goes so well with the paper and the sentiment is just lovely. You're quite right to be proud of this - it's stunning. xxx

Susie Sugar said...

I love your card and that butterfly stamp is gorgeous I've got to go buy it now ...thanks for the inspiration
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Giugia's Style said...

Oh WOW!!!! This card is beatiful, congratulation!!:)

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