Friday, 21 September 2012

Off Cuts And Paper Squares.

It seems like I've spent the last couple of days making a card, you know how it is at times, you keep cutting shapes, trying out different, shapes, colours,sizes....... before you know it, you can't find any dies as they are hidden under a huge pile of leftovers.
Anyway, this is what I came up with using up a lot of the pile, even the butterflies were ready stamped and coloured, part of a one layer experiment that went a bit wrong, they looked rubbish on the other card but how fab they look now they've been given their wings :) The numbers were cut using offcuts and Plantins Schoolbook.
It was one of the quickest cards I've made in a while, the most time consuming bit was removing the little squares from the backs of  the foam pads. (don't those pesky things turn up everywhere lol!)

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
4 Crafty Chicks, Leaves,
Delightful Challenges, Distressed,
In The Pink 4, Embossing,
LMM44, Not Square,
PCJ, Sentiment,
TTT, Shaped,
CFAS36, Wings,
DBD53, Layers,
PPC94, Shaped,
BBTB, Things that fly,
MIM107, Anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by,


Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, this was so worth all the snipping and shuffling! What a stunner - love the vine, that and the butterflies, oh heck, I just love it all! Hugs Sxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Julie. I love the design and those butterflies look amazing


Christine L said...

Your card is beautiful... I love the shape and the butterflies, and the embossed panel sets off the 50 perfectly.

Thanks for sharing your creation with us at In The Pink... hope to see you again soon!

Christine x

Jeri said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for playing at BBTB2.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! Love the shape and the pretty butterflies! Beautiful design! Thanks for sharing it for the Little Miss Muffet challenge!

Suzanne said...

This is so beautiful. Love the butterflies and vines. Plus the shape makes the card really stand out. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Julie ,
Beautiful card Love the shape and the embellishing . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Gale said...

Beautiful birthday card, Julie. I love those butterflies. Thanks for joining us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

Tracy said...

Wow, amazing, love the shape... you go girl!! frankly.. Im to lazy to do cards like that LOL

Julie xx said...

This is a beautiful card Julie. Love the colour xxx

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty. Beautiful butterflies and I love the vines. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

Carole Beath said...

This is a wonderful project from your off cuts and love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

coops said...

so gorgeous julie.really love your design and pretty butterflies :D

xx coops xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I saw this on Make it Monday and just had to pop in and get closer look.

Oh how beautiful!! I just love your shape with the butterflies, leaves and the fifty!! The recipient will love it!!


DonnaMundinger said...

Absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

Chris said...

Julie this is beautiful! Love the vines and the butterflies look stunning. There is so much detail yet the overall effect is simple and classy!

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness girly, This card is gorgeous. I Love it. And I know all to well about searching for my craft items under all my mess. :)


Scrappycath said...

What a great design! Saw this on Make it Monday. I also made a special number birthday card #264. or visit Scraps of Life

Kathleen said...

This is absoloutely gorgeous, which is praise indeed from me as I don't do Butterflies, now I don't dislike Butterflies, but I don't like them on cards and 98 percent of the images don't do them justice but these look really lovely and I love the whole of the card.
Also I have at times found the squares from the pads in my bed!

Kath x

Wendy said...

Stunning card, love the design, those butterflies are gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Julie this is fabulous! LOVE the design and colors! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US YOUR SHAPE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

shelly said...

oh my gosh this is just beautiful! thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

Brenda said...

Wow! I love how you took left overs and made such a fabulous card out of them! I love the shape of your card, the butterflies are beautiful and the green vine adds to much. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.

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ellyscard creatief said...

I saw your card on MIM and it is lovely.
Gr Elly

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is stunning.. gorgeous butterflies
Lisa x

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful Card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges. Hope you will join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Flutterby Trina said...

WOW! Those butterflies are breathtaking! Stunning creation! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Charisma Cardz - Good Luck and hope to see you again soon! Katrina DT

Linda said...

Hi Julie,
Stunning card. Love the pretty shape and the butterflies look fab. Great attention to detail. xx

Tamie said...

Awesome butterflies and wonderful vines. The leaves are truly great and so is the layout of your card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Louise - PunknScrap said...

Beautiful card Julie, you really know how to rock the shaped cards, you do them so well.

Leanne said...

Thanks for joining our leaves challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

scrappymo! said...

What a gorgeous card. You aced this one!

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck.

Caz xx PPC DT

Debra Miller said...

Fantastic card Julie, love all the details, what a fabulous design! Thanks for joining us at LMMS for our shape card challenge. Deb x

Lizy said...

Oh this is just beautiful Julie! So eyecatching!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS! :)
Lizy DT x

Marianne said...

What a great card and I love the colours.
Thank you for joining us at Shelly's Images.
Hugs, Marianne

Nancy in Iowa said...

Stunning card! Love the vibrant colors of the butterflies. I too have a box of images already colored and ready for ....well....something....but NOT what I originally intended them for.
And those pesky pop-up backs....they take on a life of there own!