Sunday, 5 August 2012

Things with wings

The theme for August's Stampalot Challenge is right up my street! It's


Now that should give plenty of scope - birds, insects, fairies, angels, or even aeroplanes spring to mind -  but for me it just has to be my favourite subject, butterflies!

I've been a bit awol over the past few weeks, busy with various things which have kept me away from blogging (some of which were crafty stuff, but more about that another time!) but I did manage to make my butterfly cards.

For the first one the butterflies are from a Hero Arts Framelits set. I've stamped them on to printed papers from Crafty Individuals (Book 3 Springtime) and then cut them out with the Framelits die included in the set. I've used the same papers for the centre circle, and for the banner (banner stamp by Waltzing Mouse and butterfly word by Crafty Individuals). The doily is by Cheery Lynn.

My second card showcases one of my latest acquisitions, by Prickley Pear, which is fast becoming one of my all-time favourite butterfly stamps, along with the others in the set!

Here the butterfly has alighted on a background of Trimcraft papers ("Neighbourwood" by Helz Cuppleditch) with an Aspects of Design (by The Stampman) Nestie frame stamp, sentiment by The Craft's Meow, and ribbon from my stash. The butterfly has a matching die (available separately) which makes cutting it out so easy.

There are two different sets of the Prickley Pear butterflies, and I have to confess I bought them both! How could I have resisted when they are all so beautiful? You'll be seeing plenty more of them in the not too distant future!

But back to August at Stampalot Challenge. The prize is fabulous, as usual.

My lovely teamies have come up with some absolutely gorgeous designs, so do pop over to the Challenge Blog for plenty of inspiration. I have a feeling that this month's theme is going to be very popular, and I'm looking forward to seeing lots of winged things, butterflies or not!


brenda said...

Good morning Lynne,

Did I read somewhere that you liked this month theme?

Both your cards are absolutely stunning and selecting a favourite would be really difficult, but I think I could sway slightly to the first purely because of the beautiful fusion of colours.

Have a lovely Sunday.


Sally H said...

Gorgeous! Love the second one particularly. I think I may need those prickly pear stamps!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow these are both gorgeous .. i just love the design of that top one.. so pretty
Lisa x

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards Lynne, you certainly do butterflies so well.

Stella said...

I am in love with your first card; I love how you created a centerpiece and the way you added the butterflies. Gorgeous!

Jean Straw said...

Both beautiful cards, I think the top one is my favourite because I like the colours and the CI papers.However the Prickly Pear stamp is fabulous and I shall have to look out for that.jean x

MaxineD said...

Hi Lynne - you wouldb't be a butterfly-addict by any chance - love your cards, they are both really pretty - and I don't blame you buying both sets of stamps.

Tracy said...

Hi Lynne,
I love how you've stamped the butterflies on patterened papers, so effective. These are gorgeous creations, I do love butterflies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ruth said...

These are both so pretty..and I'm impressed that you managed to get 2 done for the challenge...I wish! Ruth x

Ellis said...

Gorgeous butterfly cards you have made, they both look great! =)
Hugs, Elenor

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