Friday, 17 June 2011

Butterflies and Dragonflies at The Stampman

Afternoon lovely Crafters. I'm sitting here feeling quite smug tonight as everyone on the radio keeps saying how awful the weather is today and we've actually had a really nice day in our part of Yorkshire with warm sunshine. I had a lovely time out in the garden when the housework was finished. Sorry if I'm rubbing it in!!

It's time for a new challenge over at The Stampman and this time our lovely new team mate Angela is asking us to use Butterflies and Dragonflies, what a lovely theme, so here's my DT piece.

I was so excited about getting started with this one but I think it was a case of having too many ideas and I actually had about three false starts before I actually produced something I was happy with.

I made my own backing paper with a Kay Carley Funky Flower stamp and Broken China Distress Ink and then added some faux stitching. The Butterfly from the beautiful Aspects of Design Butterfly Garden plate was stamped in Broken China and Brushed Corduroy and then I brushed it with some mica powder to give it a sheen. The sentiment is from the same plate. In the end it was a very simple card and I didn't actually use many things, very unusual for me.

If you need a good excuse to play with all those butterfly and dragonfly stamps you have and I know you'll all have loads, then this is it. Don't forget the winner will receive a £10 Stampman voucher.

Thank you so much for all your tooth kindness and suggestions for nice things to eat. You really are a wonderful set of friends. It is feeling much better today although I am still sticking to nice easy things to eat.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing and lets hope the weather isn't too wet. It's our Carnival tomorrow and then we are hoping to go to a vintage car show on Sunday for Father's Day. We may be needing the wellies!!

Have Fun and Happy Crafting


Lisa Jane said...

wow you have been Lucky Lisa .. its been raining here !! i wanted to cut the grass- but didnt manage it!
I love this beautiful Butterfly .. the colours are so pretty it looks like it has landed momentarally and is about to take off at any minute
Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Lisa - love how the butterfly is layered and your background paper.
We have had rain and grey skies all day, so you have been lucky.
Enjoy your weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lynda said...

Oh Lisa this is such a beautiful card - love that gorgeous butterfly. Glad you're feeling a bit better today.

Love Lynda xxx

Jill said...

Mmm... saw the challenge and thought, yep I could do that!! I saw that butterfly stamp for sale today and nearly bought it but other stamps shouted louder! Why am I so weak!!

Absolutely loved your card and I am now wishing I had bought the stamp Lisa!!

Hope your weekend is good as well. Jill x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, Great to hear you've had good weather, love your pretty card, hugs Gay xx

Mrs.B said...

We have had a nice day too, and it was such an awful forcast at the begining of the week!
Your card is gorgeous, lovely image and I love your backing paper.
Love Avril xx

Lisa-Jane said...

We've had nothing but rain for days on end. We had a brief moment of sun on Tuesday but it has literally been raining virtually persistently for almost a week no. And we want to go strawberry picking! I LOVE those beach huts - what a fantastic stamp and the colours are gorgeous, well done!

Sally H said...

What a stunning card, Lisa! I love it. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed weather wise. We are off to the garden centre for lunch on Father's day, and it is our local carnival tomorrow, although Meg wants to go with her friends rather than her Mum!


What a pretty card Lisa - the swirly butterfly is stunning, and I love your stamped background.
Hope you have a great time at Otley carnival - fingers crossed for good weather.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxxxx

craftimamma said...

I have this lovely stamp plate Lisa and I love how you've inked the butterfly. I love butterflies and the only reason I have for not entering the challenge this week is lack of time I'm afraid.

On the weather front (?!?) we had a nice morning here but as soon as I took the dog for a walk ....... without a coat,lol........dit started to rain. Luckily it wasn't too heavy until after I got home.

Hope the weather is kind for your plans this weekend.

Lesley Xx

sandra de said...

Very sweet card love the bling... and butterflys are my favourite little creature for cards.

Emma said...

Oh Lisa...another stunner of a card and you don't need to tell me about lots of false starts...I've been having plenty of them over this last week but they always work out in the end. And yours definitely did...beautiful work!
Hope you have a fab week and that you're feeling better now.
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Emma said...

P.S. When I was here earlier, I forgot to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog...what you said really meant the world to me and given me the boost that I was so in need of, at the moment! So pleased we found each other in blogland and one day, maybe we will meet in person! :)
Lotsa hugs, Emma xxx

Michelle said...

A beautiful card Lisa. Love how you've mounted the butterfly on the circle. Simple but really effective. Hugs to you all
x Michelle

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, Just wanted to say Thanks for dropping by:0) The decorating's nearly done, phew it's been a slog! I love the challenge the LIM team make wish there was more time to do lots more, there are an awful lot out there, like the Stampman's I've only managed to do it once! Just not good enough, must pull my socks up:0)How's the garden,? Still sucking up all this rain? I hear we are in for a very hot weekend, Hee hee fun, fun fun, Hope you enjoy, Hugs Gay xxx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Beautiful indeed Lisa with all its various features! also thanks for popping over and commenting regularly on my blog you make my day! and thanks for sharing, happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x

Kezzy said...

Beautiful card, very elegant. Kezzy x