Sunday, 19 August 2012

Still flying!

We have lots of gorgeous entries coming in for this month's Stampalot Challenge, which is "Take Flight". I thought I'd show you a few more of my butterfly cards, all using the beautiful butterfly stamps by Prickley Pear.

BP: Wild Rose Studio "Butterfly Garden" (freebie with Quick Cards Made Easy mag).
Stamps: Butterfly and sentiment by Prickley Pear. Circle design on doily by Waltzing Mouse.
Dies: Butterfly by Prickley Pear, butterfly circle by Spellbinders.
Lace from my stash. Button from Fun 2 Do, Carlisle.

Crafts shops are a bit thin on the ground up here in Dumfriesshire. One of the few things I miss about Nottingham is that there are several good shops within reasonable travelling distance of where I used to live. However,  I found the beautiful floral button (on the card above) in a lovely shop called Fun 2 Do in Carlisle. They have the most gorgeous selection of buttons, ribbons, fabrics and general crafty bits and pieces, and I've just found out they have a website and do mail order! Driving back out of Carlisle I also noticed that there is a brand new Hobbycraft store being built there, due to open very soon! Oases in the craft desert! I'm happy now!

More cards:

BP: Book 7 "Shades of Summer" by Crafty Individuals.
Stamps: Butterfly by Prickley Pear, sentiment by The Craft's Meow.
Dies: Butterfly by Prickley pear, poppy by Memory Box.

BP: Patterned paper ("Neighbourwood") by Trimcraft, plain pearlised from my stash.
Stamps: Butterfly by Prickley Pear, sentiment by Stampingallday.
Die: Butterfly by Prickley Pear.
Punch: Hearts border by Martha Stewart. 

I love this butterfly with the leaves and grasses design. Just beautiful!

BP: Patterned paper ("Neighbourwood") by Trimcraft.
Stamps: Butterfly by Prickley Pear, sentiment by Chocolate Baroque.
Dies: Butterfly by Prickley Pear, Nestabilities label by Spellbinders.
Antennae and stick-on pearls from my stash.

There's still plenty of time to enter the Stampalot Challenge, and the flight theme doesn't just mean butterflies! Interpret it however you like. There's lots of lovely inspiration from my talented teamies on the Challenge Blog, so do flutter over and take a look!


Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Lynne, even more beautiful in real life! Glad you are finding places to craft shop up there, even if they are still building them!!!

MaxineD said...

Love those beautiful butterflies Lynne. You really have been busy. I think my favourite is the one with the pink and black flowers.

brenda said...

Oh my Lynne, you really did love this theme didn't you, more really beautiful creations.

Have a lovely Sunday.

B x

Netty said...

All beautiful cards and loving that button, x

craftimamma said...

Oh my Lynne, these are stunning! Those butterflies are simply gorgeous and I love them all but I think my favourite has to be the grasses one. As soon as I saw your first card I was avidly reading to find out about the beautiful button so must have a look at that website. The sentiments you've used are also lovely and fit the theme perfectly.

Glad you're finding some nice shops to satisfy your crafty cravings, lol!

Lesley Xx

Fluffles said...

Beautiful butterfly cards indeed, Jx

lisa said...

Just catching up with all that you've been up to Lynne and what a gorgeous array of butterflies!! They are all stunning. I see you have that gorgeous poppy memory box die, that's on my Christmas list, it's difficult to track down though.
It sounds like you are sniffing out those craft shops now!! I don't think we realise how lucky we are to have so many on our doorstep!! Not good for the bank balance though.
Hope you are both keeping well.
Hugs Lisax

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Absolutely love these buterfly designs, totally gorgeous.

Sol said...

Fantastic Creations with Butterflies.. Gorgeous choice of Colors and Design papers.. Beautiful Cards :o)