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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Chocolate, Cream and One Other

I've made this card over the past two days - I kept losing interest and was almost at the point of giving up. Anyway, I've finished it and so here it is, for all to see.

It's a large ivory square card blank by Craft UK. The dark brown pearlescent card is from Payper Box and the beige backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's 'American Frontier' CD. I used a large Spellbinders butterfly die for the main focal point and I cut it in brown and cream before layering. Some wire that I bought from Create and Craft years ago was used to make the antennae. A strip of the brown card across the bottom completed the card and then this morning it looked a bit bare so I decided to add more! My Spellbinder corner die came out and a Marianne flower die. It's the first time I've used this flower die and I've had it since it first came out! I've never really felt happy with it but it looks OK on this. Again, I cut it with brown and cream to layer. I added 'diamonds' from my stash for the body of the butterfly and the centre of the flower. That's it, it's finished this time!

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:


The CD Sunday Challenge - Chocolate, cream and one other
Anything Goes Challenge - Things with Wings
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Flowers
Deep Ocean Challenge - Use Punches/Dies
Flourishes - Butterflies
Oldie but a Goodie - Die cuts and punches


22 comments:

  1. Beautiful Hazel and such a striking looking butterfly. I love the colour
    x catherine

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  2. It's lovely Hazel, sounds like you need a big hug so sending (((((((((()))))))))) xx Jan

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  3. What a gorgeous card,love the fab butterfly .xxx

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  4. Lovely card Hazel, do like your butterfly. Carol x

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  5. Really pretty card, love the colours and image, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

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  6. Lovely die cuts & I do like the flower! Thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG this time, Jx

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  7. Oh how elegant is this! I love the bold butterfly statement! The corner cuts are perfect too :)
    Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

    ~ Amanda :)

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  8. Lovely card Hazel, but isn't it funny how sometimes one card just doesn't feel quite right to us, even though everyone else loves it! x

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  9. Love your gorgeous creation so much! Thanks for sharing it with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.

    Hugs, Franz.

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  10. What a lovely, elegant card. Especially love the decorative corners. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

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  11. I'm glad you didn't give up Hazel, this is beautiful.

    Sue x

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  12. Its gorgeous Hazel and that butterfly is stunning darlin xxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. Hello Hazel. I'm glad you persevered and finished your card. I love the butterfly very pretty. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  14. Really lovely Hazel. Very elegant.

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  15. What a lovely card, so refreshing to see just two colours used, it really works well. Have a lovely weekend Hazel.
    Ellie Maggie x

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  16. Hi Hazel, I am so pleased you persevered with your design.
    Your butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
    Hugs
    Christine x
    CD Sunday DT

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  17. well worth persevering, it's lovely and elegant, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday, Wendy x

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  18. Lovely card, Hazel. Great color combo. Thanks for sharing at FTTC.

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  19. Lovely card, Hazel.
    Thanks so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

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  20. Very elegant!! I sure wish you would put up one of those subscribe by e-mail things on your blog!!!!!
    Sandy

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