Sunday 12 January 2014

OSAAT #195 - Starting New

'Starting New' is the theme for this week over at One Stitch at a Time. That means it can be a card for any 'new' occasion, baby, birthday, anniversary or you could use a new technique or even a new craft item that you received at Christmas - the options are many so please come along and join us.

My image is called 'Butterfly Profile' and is by Alipeeps over at the Stitchybear Digi Outlet.

I coloured her with my Promarkers and added some Sakura glitter with touches of different colours on the wings of the butterflies. I cut the image with a Spellbinders label die and backed it with bronze Mirri board from Joanna Sheen. The backing paper is from Payper Box and that is also matted on to bronze Mirri board. I used my new Tattered Lace die of the butterfly and flourishes. I used handmade paper by Indus and it's called Brown Lotka. It was incredibly difficult to separate the image from the die and then to get it stuck on to the card was a feat in itself. Maybe next time I use the die I will use a heavier weight of paper or even card. The card blank is by Joanna Sheen.

Please check out the OSAAT challenge blog for details of the prizes on offer.

I'm entering my card in to the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Wings
Crafty Boots Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Use something new
Lexi's Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - New
LEJ Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - New Beginnings - the backing paper I bought from Payper Box almost two years ago.
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - Use something New
Feeling Crafty Challenges - Butterflies


  1. Hello Hazel, great to get a message from you.
    My fault as well as yours we have not been keeping up with comments.
    Time seems to run away so quickly
    Have had a scroll back and Oh! Goodness! you have been busy making some wonderful creations. Some of those Scene Cards are stunning.
    Today's card is stunning such a beautiful image.
    Maybe if you had used Waxed Paper or the Handmade Paper plus a sheet of copy paper it might have come out of the Die easier.
    Good luck and best wishes for 2014
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Hazel. The image is so beautifully coloured, and I love that butterfly die cut. I'm impressed that it cut so well; it's beautiful.

  3. Oh Hazel, I Love this card with a capital L. The contrast of the bronze against the gentle image and background papers is stunning ....especially as you have used it for such gorgeous die cuts. Wow, your butterfly ...worth every bit of patience you used to remove it from the paper and adhere to this card. I love the butterflies in your image having individually coloured sparkly wings. A really gorgeous card dear friend. Love Ingrid xxx

  4. Stunning Card Loving The Die Cuts You Have Used This Thanks For Sharing At Crafty Sentiments

  5. Such a beautiful image Hazel. Gorgeous card x

  6. Stunning card Hazel. I hope this year will be a better one for you. Thank-You for the lovely comments left on my blog. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Gorgeous. Love the autumn colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. What a stunning creation Hazel, so beautifully coloured. Love the way you have kept the digi as the main part of the card and the butterfly embellishments couldn't be more perfect. Had to laugh at the comment you left on my card re Mum being open minded to a dark card - I am not so sure, so so loves her flowers and I may just have to give in . Hugs Jane xxxx

  9. A beautiful serene card Hazel, love your new dies. Carol x

  10. Great coloring, and the die-cuts are a nice touch.

    And yeah, those detailed die-cuts can be tricky to stick down. I've used wet glue or really narrow tape runners with pretty good success.

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  11. Fab card, great use of dies. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  12. beautiful card Hazel, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck :-)

  13. I never saw that butterfly before . Gorgeous card.
    Happy New Year!!!!
    Hugs Nataliya

  14. Oh Hazel, I just love your card and that butterfly although it gave you trouble is just lovely and I'm sure worth the effort.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Sister

  15. Gorgeous! Love your coloring and those delicate die cuts. Best, CG

  16. Beautiful card. I love butterflies Hazel. Thank you for your lovely comment today. I hope you are well. x Edna x

  17. Lovely creation, wonderful use of die cuts!! Thanks so much for playing this week at Crafty Sentiments:)

  18. Lovely colouring Hazel and I adore those butterflies. Butterfly dies seem to be a pain but are so well worth it! Lovely.
    Lisa OSAAT Teamie xxx

  19. Love the butterfly die Hazel, so much intricate detail!

    Victoria (OSAAT teamie)

  20. WOW Hazel this is a stunning card, love the image and your colouring and what a fabulous butterfly..thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs, this month, best of luck xxxx

    ps we have a Butterfly challenge at Feeling Crafty this month, would love to see you there xxx

  21. Wow what great coloring on your card!!! Love it. Thank you stopping by and leaving me such a great comment. sue H

  22. Beautiful card Hazel, love that butterfly...Thanks for popping by my blog and wishing you all the best for 2014 too.
    Wendy xx

  23. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining in on this weeks challenge at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  24. Thank you Hazel, so glad you came to play along with us at Feeling Crafty this month, best of luck xxxx

  25. Beautiful image Hazel and love the colouring and love the gorgeous butterfly die-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
    Carol DT x(osaat)

  26. I love this card. Those delicate diecuts are perfect for the ethereal feel of the image. Gorgeous

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lexi's Creations

  27. Beautiful image, fabuloously coloured, great flourishes, thanks for playing along with us at Shopping our Stash for the use something new challenge.

  28. An absolutely stunning card Hazel. I love the image (gonna have to go get that one) and your coloring. Mostly I love those beautiful flourishes. Must have that die set. Maggie OSAAT Teamie

  29. It was worth spending the time, Hazel, as those flourishes and butterfly enhanced the lovely image.
    Jennie x

  30. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x