Thursday, 25 February 2016

James & Butterflies

Today's card features a cute Lili of the Valley stamp called 'James - Butterflies', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Indie Chic (Nutmeg)' pad by My Minds Eye...I embossed the plain papers using my Craft Concepts 'Butterflies' and Darice 'Quilt' embossing folders...then sanded over the top to reveal the white core. I distressed all of the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The flowers are a mixture of Papermania, Poppicrafts & Prima, and are held in place using a BasicGrey brad. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual.

Challenges for this card:

***Edited to add...once I hit publish I noticed that this is my 2222nd published blog post - cool or what?! I meant to have some candy on offer to celebrate my blog's 7th birthday back in September, but missed that (oops!), so have been waiting for another milestone to celebrate...I think that this qualifies, so I shall get a little something sorted out this weekend.***


JanR said...

Cute card! I really like the papers and I never would have known that was faux stitching if your hadn't mentioned it. Congrats on your 2222 post! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your sweet bear looks so darling against the "quilt," Helen! It makes me think of a baby's nursery crib! Congratulations on your 2222nd post and your seven year blog birthaversary!! Wow!! Hugs, Darnell

Crafty She said...

Hi Helen, beautiful card. I love James Bear..he always makes me smile :) xx

Anonymous said...

Perfectly pretty and love those papers too!

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's

Helen N x

Michelle said...

Such a cute card!! The image is adorable. Great job!

Thanks for joining us this week @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back soon :)

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday too.

Helen x