Friday, 27 March 2009


And, my final card for today is for The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge No. 24 - "Favourite Colour" - any creation, but must be based on your favourite colour scheme. Well, my favourite colour is "Purple", even my car is purple!!!! I have chosen this gorgeous new stamp from Sugar Nellie, and it is called "Catch a Butterfly", and for once I decided to pull out the old Twinkling H2O's, and give them a bash. Not too sure whether I like the outcome or not.... maybe I just need a little more practice. The image has been cut to size, and layered on a pale lilac, and purple card. All their edges have been trimmed with a corner cutter, and the edges of the image card, brushed with a lilac chalk eye inkpad, just to soften the edges. The main backing paper is from a Floral download from "Making Handmade cards", and the butterfly paper is from a scrap left over from a previous project, but was orignally from a Raspberry Road download called Butterfly Dreams. I also ran two strips of purple card through a Martha Stewart "Doily" punch. I stamped a sentiment from Lili of the Valley, and cut this out with a round nesty, and layered on scraps of lilac/purple card. The card has then been finished off with two strips of lilac ribbon, a left over scrap of ribbon tied into a knot, a couple of paper flowers with gem brads, and three lilac gems in the top corner - all from my "bottomless" craft stash. Many thanks for taking the time to stop by, and hope you have a fabulous day! Happy Crafting X


Liza said...

This is beautiful, I love the SN image.

Liza x

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Very pretty, I like the layering & the butterfly paper very sweet x x

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Louise,l love the stamp.
so beautiful colors.

hugs Riet.x

karen said...

fab as always x karen x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Lou, I adore lilacs and purples and your colouring is spot on.

aardvarkpest said...

Beautiful card. The different shades of purple and lilacs go really well together. The butterfly paper is just perfect.


Tracey said...

Beautiful card Louise, as always. Hope you have a good weekend :o)


Donna said...

Gorgeous card Louise, love the colour and the punched border looks fab :) Donna x

Steph said...

Those flowers are just gorgeous!!!