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Monday, 5 March 2012

Butterflies Galore

Apologies that it has been so long since I last posted.  It has been manic at work and other things have got in the way or being able to post regular.

I have a few problems with my laptop at the moment, so have had to crank up the old PC (which takes forever to do anything) to get blogging again.  So fingers crossed it won't be long before I can go back to my normal laptop.

As you can see I have been having a bit of fun with flitterglu and gilding flakes. 
No Distressing

Distressed Version
 I have used crafters companion pearl card throughout as I like the effect it can give.

The base card was stamped using Flitterglu, Stampendous 'Butterfly Beauties' and Indigo Blu Gilding Flakes 'Morris Dance'

I used labels 1 and stamped the corners with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a small flourish from the Stampendous stamps. 

The main butterfly was from Indigo Blu 'Wild Meadow' set, stamped twice with Flitterglu and Crafty Notions Gilding Flakes ' Autumn Rose' as a contrast.

The sentiment stamp is from LOTV.  Decided to distress the card with Vintage Photo to give a different look.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Spread Your Wings
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Christmas Crafting - Non Christmas Image
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Do You Stackup - Things With Wings
Flutterbywednesdays - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Alphabet Challenge - B for Busy Bugs
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Things with Wings
Penny Black at Allsorts - Springtime
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Things With Wings
Samuel Taylors - Butterflies
CC Monthly Challenge - Spring

As always thanks for stopping by and looking at my little creations.   Your comments are always appreciated

Take Care
Hugs xx


  1. Very pretty Marie, love the gold and gorgeous butterflies.A lovely elegant card..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  2. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC with our
    "Things with Wings" challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon & good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  3. What a beautifully elegant card Marie.

    Thanks so much for joining in my Things with Wings theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    I think you card would also fit our Springtime theme at our sister challenge Penny Black and More

    B x

  4. This is just stunning Maria. I was wondering where you had gone and so glad to see you back again. Love the butterflies on this and the lovely gold touch. Hope you have a good week
    x catherine

  5. Good Morning Maria,
    Pleased to see you back in blogland! This card is stunning you have really got the hang on the flakes! Prefer the distressed look surprise, surprise! lol See you Wednesday lots of love Jo xx

  6. I certainly couldn't pick a favorite, both versions looks amazing. I absolutely love that gold! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  7. Maria,
    What a really pretty card, it takes on a whole new look when its has the distressed look i cant choose between them both stunning.
    love vicky x

  8. love both cards maria welcome back xx

  9. Hi Maria,
    I love both these cards; the 'undistressed' one is lovely as it's so bright and classy, the distressed one is very warm and natural, couldn't pick a favourite they are both stunning.

    See you wed night, don't forget your ear plugs!!
    Love Angie

  10. A beautiful card, Very elegant
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    I have candy if your interested
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  11. Gorgeous card Maria with such fab techniques creating amazing effects!
    Thanks for entering our Spread your Wings challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  12. WONDERFUL card ! Love the gilding..! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

  13. Wow!! This is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful effect!! So glad I saw this on MIM!
    Nat -x-

  14. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card on MIM. What a lovely tecgnique.

  15. So, so pretty! Love the gold!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges.
    dt member

  16. Gorgeous! Those butterflies are stunning and the gilding adds so much to it all!
    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!


    BTW, I have some candy up for grabs on my blog if you're interested!

  17. The gilding flakes add a special touch to the butterfly card, Gorgeous!

  18. Wow Maria how did I miss your blog , I love the way you craft , thank you for visiting me you are so kind to follow., I am now following you.
    Hugs Elaine

  19. Such an elegant card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Penny Black & More @ allsorts this month.
    Lynn x

  20. Thank you for visiting and for following Maria so kind of you. I forgot to say I was at a demo in Preston the other week when a lady was demonstrating this teqnique, it is lovely. I havn't tried it myself yet....
    will be doing as it looks so nice.
    Hugs Elaine

  21. What a beautiful, elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.
    Debbie x

  22. So pretty and shiny!!!
    ♥ Good luck in MIM

  23. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  24. what a beautiful card great details! Thank you for joining us at Craft your passions for our anything goes challenge:)


  25. OMG I love this. I have to look our for that flitterglu, I have some of the mixed foil leaf that would be perfect for that. Hmmm now the creative juices are flowing...Thanks for the inspiration!


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