Monday, February 20, 2017

Butterflies, Paper Piercing, and Fern Green

Hello, everyone!  I have been sick with the flu since last week but I'm starting to feel a bit better! I hope to be around to visit your blogs soon!  I made a few cards for challenges that are soon ending so I need to get them posted!  I have several cards to share today - this is the first of three blog posts!

This card was inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge!  The theme is P for paper piercing, along with the colour fern, plus butterflies.  I googled the colour fern and there were several shades that qualified so I went with the colour you see here.  I have been neglecting my butterflies for way too long, so thank you for inspiring me, Mrs. A!


Can you see my paper piercing?  I haven't tried this technique in many years and since I've never been very good at it, I did just a bit in the lower corner.


All products used are listed below.
  • Dies:  Cheery Lynn Pair of Ferns, Marianne Designs Branch Forest, Memory Box Lunette Butterfly and Oriel Butterfly, Impression Obsession Butterfly Set
  • Embossing folder:  Leafy vines (unmarked)
  • Patterned paper:  K and Company
  • Clear stamps:  Sentiment (Clearly Besotted)
  • Ink:  Simon Says Stamp Willow
  • Other:  Flat-back pearls (Forever in Time), paper-piercing template (Stampin' Up)

I've used lots of leftovers/snippets for my die cuts, including some vellum and patterned paper, so I'll be joining Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 269/270 as well.

I would also like to support these fun challenges: Allsorts AG 1/3; Cardz TV AG Designers Challenge 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner Use Your Favourite Things (dies, embossing folders, stamps) 1/2; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative InspirationsAG UE; Dies R Us Think Spring 1/3; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; HIMCR Embossing 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday AG 1E; Not Just Cards Spring 1/5; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 1/3; Scrapy Land Add Texture 1/3; The Corrosive AG 2/3; The Crafter's Cafe No Red or Pink 1/3; Word Art Wednesday Week 270 AG w uplifting sentiment 1/5

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

51 comments:

Barb said...

A beautiful card Kitty. I love your colours and the extra die cuts on the background add good dimension. Barbxx

cotnob said...

Such a beautiful card Kitty, so pretty.
Sorry to hear that you have been poorly, I hope you feel better soon.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Such a pretty card :) love the fluttering butterfly

Pia S said...

This embossed paper is a beautiful backdrop for these butterflies. Simple elegance.

Tina Z. said...

wow, amazing, I love your butterflies, great die.
sorry to hear that you have been sick - I am sick right now, uf ...
hugs xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great embossed background for this card, it looks amazing behind the branch with butterflies! Lovely green fern, too and the little pierced corner looks so pretty!

Bunny said...

This is gorgeous, Kitty. Love the beautiful butterfly with the fern color. Perfect for that challenge. I like the tiny little butterflies with the pearls, too.

Sorry you had the flu. How yucky. My poor husband had it last year. It can be so draining on you. Fortunately he's always a good patient. He doesn't make for a good nurse though.

Donna said...

This is just adorable, perfect for Mrs. A's challenge. I hope you feel better soon!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty this is gorgeous. Those are beautiful butterflies. Love the embossing.

Mrs A. said...

Hi Kitty, so nice to see you playing back here again. Love the shades of fern you have on your card and the EF you have used. Show those butterflies off perfectly. I an see your paper piercing in the corner too. hugs Mrs A.

Lisa said...

Oh, this is so stunning!! The embossing looks amazing!! I love the layers and dies you used!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I love, love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

DonnaMundinger said...

Love your layered die cute and the gorgeous shades of fern you used, Kitty. BEautiful embossing, too. xxD

jimlynn said...

Three posts today and all are fantastic! This is an absolute beauty! Love it.
Lynn

creationsnz said...

Lovely fresh look and butterflies are always fab. Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card, Kitty. The piercing adds such an elegant element to the card. I love the embossing folder you used - just perfect to showcase your gorgeous butterflies. Hope you feel all better in no time. Also, thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
♥ Lena, DT
Lena’s Creations

vinita jain said...

Love this beautiful creation with beautiful piercing in the corner. The shades of fern are so gorgeous too!

brenda said...

Just adorabe Kitty, can never resist a Butterfly or two, many thanks for joining us again at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

Hi Kitty,
What a beautiful card you created.
Hugs Bianca.
DT The Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Olga Fink said...

Hello Kitty! your card is gorgeous!
xoxo Olga

Diane said...

Beautifully created and full of Springtime! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us (and hope you feel better soon)!
Diane DRU DT

Hetty said...

So different from your other cute cards. This one is very styleful and elegant. Great color combo.

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful Butterflies, lovely die cuts and of course the paper piercing. (boy you can get that confused with piecing, (I first read that, lol) I have a paper piercing set from SU but you can make one from a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of plastic canvas. it helps with keeping lines straight and placing of brads too.

CHRISTINA HOR said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Kitty! Love the WOW with the pop of green! And awesome job with the paper piercing. Hugs.

marion said...

what a lovely and stylish card, love the colour of the pattern paper and the white, lots of hugs and love, a treat perhaps for your lovely furbabys, xxx, Marion

Fiki said...

Im so glad you are better!
our card is so pretty!
hugs , Fiki
My little store: Crafty Kitty Cat Shop
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Darlene said...

OH WOW! Pretty! Pretty! what a fabulous design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Think Spring’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful! I am glad you are feeling better, and could share this delightful Spring card - it's so elegant with the white embossed background and white layers! The flu is especially tiring for people like us - I've only had the flu 2-3 times in the past 20 years, but it completely wipes me out for weeks, and triggers all my symptoms. I hope that does not happen for you! Sending healthy thoughts and prayers, KT - love, de

terrie said...

Very pretty card...love that butterfly
good luck in the challenge

Wendy L said...

Wonderful car, loving butterflies at present, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx
And at Crafty Friends too, xxx

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! I love butterflies, and that big one is gorgeous!

Eek Eek said...

Lovely minty fresh card! I like white on white layering and the pop of green sets it off perfectly. :)


Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design. Love all the texture you have added.

Kathy Krug said...

Ops I forgot to say....Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us again.
Kathy
DRU DT

Darnell said...

The texture on this beautiful snippets card is sensational, Kitty! You've nailed Mrs. A's challenge and I like your touch of piercing!
I'm sorry you've been sick and I hope you are now completely over it! Hugs, Darnell

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and I love the embossed background. That adds so much wonderful texture and goes so well with all the dies you used. The corner piercing is a great touch.

Lisa said...

So beautiful and love the bit of paper piercing!

SARN said...

very pretty and fresh looking xxx

Petra Swart said...

The butterflies, the dry embossing, the paper piercing and the leaves and pearls are all beautifully put together to make a wonderful card, Kitty!!!! Lovely feminine look!!!!!
Hugz

mamapez5 said...

Well we were both lucky in the Butterfly Challenge this time weren't we. Thanks for visiting me today. I was coming over to see you this afternoon anyway to find out what make that lovely big butterfly die is. memory box is a make I can get fairly easily online, so I shall look out for it. I love your card. green is not my first choice for making cards, but you have used a lovely muted shade of it, and just enough to meet the criteria for the challenge. Enjoy your prize. Kate x

Scrapper69 said...

Oh so PRETTY! LOVe the butterfly!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Di said...

Gorgeous snippets card Kitty - and the butterfly is stunning!

Hope you feel better soon!

Hugs

Di xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty Kitty. Glad you are feeling a bit better. I am still coughing and squeaking.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time. Good luck!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a beautiful card. Love all the little details. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

Team Clark said...

Oh Kitty! The soft green and white is perfect to highlight these beautiful images. Hugs, Autumn

Helene E said...

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with this lovely creation!

cass said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "No Red or Pink" challenge.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, Cathy x

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Anna-Karin DT

Brenda said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing and die cuts!! Hugs, Brenda

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Beautiful card
Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland challenges blog and good luck !
Maryvonne DT Member