Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Butterfly Challenge GD - Butterflies plus W for Washi Tape

Hello, everyone!  I promised I would be back from my blog break on July 29 with a special post, and here it is!  But before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - Kociary Scrapbookingowe and Patricia St. Martin - thank you both for joining me!

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 is my second time - Yay!  It's 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 W and our theme is Washi Tape - so we would love to see a project that includes Butterflies plus W for Washi Tape. Normally the challenges run for two weeks, but this challenge will run for four weeks.

If you've been following my blog for awhile, then you already know that I have quite a collection of washi tape in my stash. I enjoy any opportunity to use it, so I was thrilled when Mrs. A told me the theme for this challenge. 

The great thing about washi tape is that you can make a beautiful card quickly. I used four different kinds here, along with some butterfly stickers from Dollarama. The larger butterfly is 3-D and it really pops off the card. The sentiment is made from tiny alphabet stickers from Jillibean Soup. I finished off the card by adding some sequins on the body of the large butterfly and a scattering of smaller sequins in the corner. The corners are rounded and the white panel is mounted on a brown panel. I just realized there is no stamping on this card, which is unusual for me.

Please join the fun over at the Butterfly Challenge and remember to include Butterflies plus W for Washi Tape. Thank you, Mrs. A, for inviting me to be your Guest Designer! It was an honour - and a pleasure!

Guest Designer

I would also like to join the following challenges:  Allsorts Add a Butterfly 1/3; Card Mania AG 3/3; Clique Kits AG 3/3; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafting Musketeers AG 1E; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; DL.ART July Linky UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Summer Time or Thank You 2/3; Fussy and Fancy Things with Wings UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lauralcraft Dragonfly Dreams Mid-Summer Delights UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Natalie and Amy's Summertime 2/3; Not Just Cards July UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamp and Create Patterns 1/4; The Outlawz Monday Greeting AG 1E; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

I am also linking up to Mynn's 5th Blogiversary Giveaway at On a Stampage - Congratulations, Mynn!

Giveaway ends July 31

Thank you for looking at my card! I'll be announcing my candy winners tomorrow, July 30, so there's only today left to join! Wishing you a joyful day!

Last day to join my 300 Followers celebration and candy here!  


Fikreta said...

congratulations on your DT!
Your card is very pretty.
I like the butterfly and the tape.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I'm so happy for you, Kitty!! The butterflies challenge blog is your reign! :D I wish do you my BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Your card is really wonderful and clean, pheraphs it may be an amazing CAS (I'm not too pratice on CAS). Your choose of washi is adorable, they married so lovely toghether and with the butterflies!! Stunning 3D butterfly with the sequins!
Great work, my friend!! Hugs, have a wonderful day!

ike said...

Oooh Congrats Kitty :-D That is a fabulous card. I love butterflies too. I haven't tried a lot with Washi tape - can't get it here - but I have some small pieces that I peel off parcels that people send me sometimes LoL It certainly looks pretty stuff :-D

IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Congratulations on being guest designer.

cotnob said...

Welcome back Kitty, I hope you enjoyed your break.
Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot, your card is gorgeous, such beautiful butterflies and lovely CAS design.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really pretty Kitty. Such gorgeous colours and layout. Congrats on the GDT slot.

Lori Kobular said...

This card is gorgeous! I love butterflies too and I think you can never have enough butterfly dies! I love the washi tapes you used and the sequins are just the right touch! I just may have to join in on this challenge! It sounds like so much fun!!

terrie said...

Congrats Kitty, enjoy being GD....your card turned out really nice and the colors combo is awesome....
Well done my friend.....hugs

Kuni said...

Adorable card Kitty, love the design.

Andrea W said...

Beautiful card Kitty! I love how you used the washi tape and the color of your butterflies. Welcome back from your break and congrats on your guest designer spot.

MaryH said...

Just saw on Butterfly that you were GD...YAY! Love this super butterfly card, and you're inspiring me with the Washi. I have a box of the stuff, and forget about it(plus also never quite know how to use it well!). Love the way you've combined the different washi patterns, and splashed on this fantastically colored butterflies. It's bright & fun! Nice bling with the sequins. TFS & Hugs

Lisa said...

Congrats on your so-deserved guest design spot my friend!! Your card is so gorgeous!! I love the washi tapes you've used together!! The butterflies are beautiful!! It makes me happy to see your blog pop up on my reader!! I hope you are having a wonderful summer my friend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

Fabulous! that butterfly looks so lovely, great work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Taunya Butler said...

So, so impressed with the washi tapes you have in your collection - this is stunningly gorgeous!! Love the way your butterflies are perched so perfectly!! Wonderful card made by wonderful, sweet YOU!!! Have a happy day!!

Cindy Fortin said...

Congrats on your GDT spot! Your card is super nice. I love all the butterflies and the sequins!

Lisa Mensing said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes challenge. Lisa DT

Liz said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot over on the Butterfly Challenge. Love your card - great way of using washi tape. xx

Mynn xx said...

SO in love with this, Kitty! The butterflies are just beautiful, and I adore the washi tapes you used! Thank you SO MUCH for joining my 5th Blogiversary at On A Stampage! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. Congrats on your guest design spot. I love your butterfly and I do remember that you love butterflies
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #161 “SUMMERTIME” Challenge. Have a blessed day

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card Kitty! So excited to see you as guest designer on Mrs. As Challenge, well deserved friend. This is one of my favorite challenges too!

Christina Hor said...

Hi Kitty! What a beautiful and clever butterfly card. That use of washi tape is genius. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion and congrats on your GDT spot at Mrs. A too. Have a lovely week. - Christina (GDT)

Mrs A. said...

Thankyou Kitty for being my Guest Designer for this challenge. Hugs Mrs A.
This is such a Wow card.

Donna Ellis said...

Such a pretty butterfly for your GDT position, KT! Lovely card design and colors! xo

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Cute card! Love how you used your washi tape, and the butterflies are so pretty! Thank you for your kind words on my blog! :)

Regina said...

very pretty card for your GDT position! I like it how you use washi tape!
sending greetings

Norma said...

Beautiful card, Kitty. Love all the colours. Cool way to use washi tapes. Congrats on your GDT spot.
Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Pamellia said...

Wow Kitty, truly stunning! Love the washi you chose and your butterflies are so beautiful!! Love it! hugs :)

Beverley said...

So summery and pretty. Hugs Bev x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the washi tape you've used on the background. It's one of my favorite embellishments, and it looks beautiful on your card.
Word Art Wednesday

Mummylade said...

This is really lovely! Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Beautiful card Kitty! It is so creative! I love this card. I may have to case it sometime. LOL!

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the drawings. Hugs, Gloria DT

Natalie said...

another great card! I love the colors and your use of washi tapes.
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

La Papera Gialla said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge this month!
Monica - DT

Jo said...

This is beautiful Kitty, gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here
You can find my atc swap here

Allie said...

Your card is absolutely lovely!! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits :)

Andrea W said...

Hi Kitty, I put a link to this card on my blog for a card I made for the butterfly challenge. Thanks for the washi tape inspiration! ~Andrea W

Lindsey said...

Love the eclectic mix of patterns and colours x

Laurian said...


Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


Owner Dragonfly Dreams

CraftYourPassion said...

Such a beautiful card.Love the mix of washi tapes and the sequins area pretty addition.Super design with butterflies fluttering up the card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Susan Sudbury said...

Fabulous card!!! And no stamping?? Wow!! I'm like you, always have to stamp something, and now you've shown how beautiful a card can be without it :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this time, hope to see you again soon!!

ericarose said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us over at Clique Kits!!

Rae Ann said...

The butterfly sticker is gorgeous! Love the way it pops off the card. Love the washi tape patterns you chose for this.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love the washi tapes and pretty butterflies! Great design!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


chanya13 said...

Fabulous card with lovely colors and design.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner Agnieszka DT

Jo Ann said...
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Jo Ann said...

This is truly wonderful. I love the awesome colors and wonderful lay-out over white background. So glad you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an awesome inspiration from the Scripture in Hebrews 3:6 and it says, "But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast." Have an awesome week.


Monika Reeck said...

Dear Kitty
dont think wrong please I think you are still on Break at blogging thats why I did not see your new cards I am so sooorryy
this is so adorable love the colors and the layout is beautiful Kitty
I guess you have the most adorable washi tape and color combo is perfecto
I have bought washi but not so beautiful like yours
Great card my friend
visit me again please I miss your words sweety
hugs, Monika