Sunday, 1 March 2020

James - Butterflies

I recently spent a happy afternoon having a good sort through all of my stamps, re-discovering some old favourites, and even managing to find some that I was prepared to part with...they all got donated to the Big C charity, who have a couple of warehouse type shops in Norfolk that sell craft supplies (among a few other things). I always love having a rummage through all of the baskets of goodies...particularly the stamps...when I'm visiting my parents. I love it as you never know what you might find...last time I visited, I had really good luck, and found eight lovely stamps to bring home, including a couple of fab woodmounted Penny Blacks ('Everest Next?' and 'Jonquil'...that one will appear on my blog next Saturday), for the grand total of £1.50 - all of their woodmounted stamps are 'buy one get one free'! Chances are if you seen me mention any of the stamps I've used on my cards as 'charity shop finds', that's where I got them. 

Anyway, today's card features one of the stamps I 're-discovered' in my stash, an old Lili of the Valley stamp called 'James - Butterflies'. I stamped him on to watercolour paper, then coloured him using watercolour pencils. I paired him with papers from a pad that I found at one of the Big C shops...'Addison' by K&Co. I distressed all of the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The flowers are also very old...from Poppicrafts, and held in place using a BasicGrey brad.

Challenges for this card:


Vicki said...

Helen, your James bear card is adorable! Love the butterflies swirling around. Beautiful colors and I remember that K & Co. paper collection! I miss that company. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters, "Patterned Paper" Challenge.

Darlene said...

Awwww what a sweet creation Helen! Love your design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Kyla said...

This is such an adorable card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Kyla DT for

NanaConnie said...

I love that adorable bear, Helen, and your background paper choice is incredible! Let me just say thanks, and we appreciate you playing in and supporting our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Creative world said...

Fabulous card.Love the design and colors...thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
Ċ½eljka DT xx

Kelly Parker said...

I love the bear and the colors are wonderful! thank you for playing with us at