Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Butterfly Challenge GD - Butterflies and C for Corners

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my fun news, I would like to welcome two lovely new followers - Christine Kiehl and Holley (Tondre) Barnhart - so nice to have you here!

Now for my fun news - I am delighted to tell you that I am a Guest Designer over at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge this fortnight! Yay! This is one of my favourite challenges because I love butterflies!  If you're already playing over there, then you know each challenge theme is a different letter of the alphabet, but always including a butterfly. For this challenge our letter is C and our theme is Corners - so we would love to see a project that includes Butterflies plus C for Corners.

Well I was stumped at first! What to do, what to do! I started by die-cutting a white panel with my Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle.  I had this gorgeous sparkly butterfly in my stash and I really wanted to use it! I made a design using snippets of leftover DP (MME).  I added a butterfly in one of the corners and created a corner with gems on another.

Now that I was on a roll with the Corners theme, I decided to make a second butterfly card. I went really CAS with this one - just a butterfly in one corner and sequins in the other. I used the negative die-cut of Memory Box Oriel Butterfly. Behind the butterfly cut-out, I adhered several strips of washi tape. I love these bright spring colours! The white panel is popped up with foam tape, and I added three sequins in the opposite corner.

Please join in the fun over at the Butterfly Challenge.  Remember - our theme is Butterflies plus C for Corners.  Thank you, Mrs. A, for inviting me to be your Guest Designer!  It was an honour - and also a lot of fun!

Guest Designer

I would like to support these 5 challenges:
1.  Bizzy Becs Store Blog Challenge March AG C6 1/3
2.  djkardkreations NBUS #4 AG C5 3/3 - The NBUS item is the butterfly.  I won a Butterflies and Bling candy in January (shown below; thank you, Linda!) and everything is so beautiful I couldn't bring myself to use any of this gorgeous schtuff - until now! 
Giveaway ends Jan. 2
3.  Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets of patterned papers 3/3
4.  Stamp and Create Is it Spring Yet 1/wk 4/4
5.  UnstampaBelles Peace and Harmony w. Twist Incorporate Flight 

Thank you for looking at my cards!  Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S. I am celebrating 250 followers with candy. Click here to enter.  


crafty said...

I love butterflies too! Your cards are just gorgeous. I never thought of a corner not being in a corner before.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. Congratulations on being guest designer

Kath said...

Two fabulous cards and congratulations on being GD this month.
Kath x

brenda said...

I've just been looking at these over at the challenge blog Kitty, well done on the GDT spot, they are beauties.

B x

Unknown said...

WOW - these are gorgeous!!! Congrats on your DT spot too xx

Di said...

Absolutely stunning cards Kitty! I loved that you interpreted corners as more than just using a corner punch or die (tee, hee - which is most likely what I'll do!!)


Di xx

Barbara Godden said...

Two different and beautiful cards. I love how your designed the first card with lots of corners and the second CAS with one. Beautiful butterflies too. BTW the sunburst technique is not as hard as it looks the link gives you instructions on how to start and lay down the pieces and there are not many. I used wide two sided tape on the base and if it sticks quickly you are doomed but using glue might be a better option as you can slide the pieces together. I have done two others with patterned paper too.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Congrats on your GDT slot Kitty, I but you are over the moon. Both of these cards are so gorgeous. They are both so different but equally lovely.

terrie said...

Congrats Kitty for being the guest deisgner on Butterfly Challenge forum....yeaaaa
Your two cards turned out so nice....I like the rhinestones corner so outside the box of a creative idea....well done my friend

New Creations said...

Congrats Kitty for being the guest designer! I love your interpretation theme of corners!! You did a superb but a clever job, two stunning and eye catching creations, Sooooo adorable and cute!!!

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations on being guest designer at The Butterfly Challenge! Your cards are stunning. I really like your take on Corners! The reverse image butterfly in the corner is so cool!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Congrats on being Mrs. A's guest designer this time around. I keep trying to play in her challenges but just don't have the time. Your interpretation of the corner theme is great and both your cards are fabulous. That top one is so elegant! I love the peek a boo washi tape on the bottom one.

Lisa said...

Congrats on your guest design spot, Kitty!! Your cards are both so elegant and beautiful!! I love how you used the gorgeous butterflies!! You did a fabulous job!! Have a great day :)

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Jacee said...

Very pretty cards, love the butterfly on the first, wonderful!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Kitty, I couldn't possibly choose a favourite.
Congratulations on your Guest Design spot.

Liz McGuire, said...

Congrats on being a guest designer. Both cards are wonderful, Liz x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

You have had two clever ideas and realized them so well!! Love the gems corner and the gorgous sparkly butterfly in the first one; love also so much the negative space of butterfly and the washi tapes, so colourful, in the second card! These are two adorable cards!
Congrats for your GD!!

stampingbowd said...

Congrats on being GD!!! I love how your interpreted the challenge! Your bling corner is such fun. Your butterfly is amazing! Your papers look like they came in a kit with the butterfly, they match so well! I love your washi butterfly! Great color choices!

Susan Hogan said...

How beautiful are both these cards. Love the bright pop of colour on the second one and the use of the negative. We too often chuck these, and your card shows how good they can be. You sparkly butterfly certainly needed to be showcased and you did it beautifully - love the colours and the use of corners! Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles and we hope to see you back again - amazing what can be created without stamps!!

Sarn said...

Both cards are beautiful K. Congrats on your designer spot.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Hi kitty ,
Thankyou so much for being my guest designer for this current challenge. I absolutely love the two cards that you have made especially the first one. Hugs Mrs A.

Regina said...

Congrats for being guest designer! The second card is striking in its simplicity! Clever idea!

Monika Reeck said...

Clever Kitty
this time you only join five challenge
me too as I love NBUS challenge too also I only join 4 others challenge
clever girl you are Kitty
Both awesome butterfly card Kitty
the first one I adore that edge of the wings look so shiny ooh I want to have it and so elegant butterfly
the second one I love the colorfull cut out there and hey you made CAS card yuuhuuu
great CAS card my friend so simple and without sentiment love love love them all
Monika (now I am all ;) jump to other blog again :))

Donna said...

Congrats on your guest design spot!! Your cards are beautiful, I like your take on corners.

Becca Cruger said...

Holy smokes girly!!! Both of these cards are so unique and lovely! I especially adore that bright second one with the butterfly negative in the corner! It just is a breath of fresh springtime air. Congrats on the guest design slot, my very talented friend! They are lucky to have you.

marion said...

many congrats being GDT, you deserve it, love the first one more, but both cards are lovely, I will write you a mail very soon, lots of hugs and love, xoxo, Marion

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats on your GD with Mrs A...Gorgeous creation once again...lovely added goodies and beautiful colour tones. Have a great weekend xxx
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KandA said...

Hi Kitty, I'm here returning your visit and have joined your growing list of followers. I love these cards you made for Mrs A's challenge, especially the first with your thinking outside the box corner xx

Donna Ellis said...

HI, KT! Congrats on your GDT position, AND on creating these amazing cards! I absolutely LOVE the second card, and have pinned it. Your stitched card is so pretty with the rectangles in motion - perfect for a butterfly in flight! Very pretty cards. I always enjoy visiting your blog because you seem to employ lots of different techniques and styles. Thank you for the inspiration today! hugs, de

Debi said...

Trying to catch up a bit. Congrats on the guest spot. Love the simplicity of both cards. The butterfly on the 1st card is a real eye catcher!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on being the Guest Designer for the Awesome Mrs. A, Kitty! I will do my best to make it over there to play. (I have so many NBUS butterflies that you both would take turns slapping me silly if you saw them!) Both your designs are sensational! I am really loving that first one with the layout of your papers and the gems just on one corner. The butterfly is fabulous, of course! And, wow, you can't go wrong with strips of colorful Washi behind a negative die cut! No waste and a wonderful QACAS card!! Thank you so much for playing for the third time in my NBUS Challenge #4, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

congrats on being a Guest DT. Your cards are gorgeous!!

Shylaashree said...

beautiful butterfly cards. Thank you for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles

Bad Kitty said...

cards are very nice

Nancy Soetaert said...

Love how you played with this cornertheme!
have a nice day!

Kimbo said...

Congrats on your guest spot with Mrs A.Love you corners especially the second one - beautiful x

Vic said...

Gorgeous cards, kitty - love em both, but i think the bottom one just slightly has the edge. Love the CAS look you got, and that butterfly in the corner is just perfect. perfect. perfect. love, vic...your crafting buddy x