Monday, 5 February 2018

Ballet in the air…

Sharing a card today made for a friend’s birthday.

I’d not seen this card design until a crafty friend sent me a photo and a link to a YouTube video by Dawn Lewis.  I thought it would make a fun card to mark a milestone birthday.

To decorate my card, I’ve spun the Butterfly Wheel at Butterfly Challenge and actually used a number of the elements.  I’ve used all three colours, my card base is cream, my designer paper is crimson and my butterflies and sentiment are in cornflower blue.  Only managed one of the other elements, some corners to frame my sentiment.

I haven’t done anything so fussy and fancy in a while but decided to load up this card so I could play in the current challenge at Fussy & Fancy, which is, rather appropriately, fussy and fancy.  To add to the fanciness, I’ve added in some flat backed pearls and splashed loads of Fran-tage on the butterflies and around my sentiment.

Over at Crafting by Designs they are looking for things with wings, which I have plenty of.  I kinda went a bit OTT with my butterflies, I had so many gorgeous butterfly dies, most of them NBUS, that I couldn’t stop cutting and adding them to my card!

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Shabby Blue
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Clear
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
BoBunny Dies ~ Flutter
La-La Land Crafts Dies ~ 8079 Fancy Butterfly
Marianne Design Dies ~ LR0158 Butterflies
Noor! Design Dies ~ 6002/0251Butterfly Border & 6003/0023 Butterfly
Tattered Lace Dies ~ D466 Butterflies
Creative Memories Classy ABC ~ Cornflower
Prima Junkyard Findings Resin ~ Lace Heart
Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Soft Sky
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Fired Brick
BoBunny Double Dot Vintage Cardstock ~ Wild Berry
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection Cardstock ~ Weathered Wood
Cream Cardstock from stash
Ribbons & Trims etc
Flat-backed Pearl String from stash

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hello Emily,
    welcome to the Butterfly challenge. This is n absolutely fabulous shape and one I have not come across before. I love the way you have decorated it with the butterflies. Thankyou for spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week and using so many of the elements. hugs Mrs A.

  2. this is such a beautiful card and a very unusual shape thank you for entering our Fussy and fancy challenge xxx Annie

  3. I love your triangle card! Thank for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  4. Looooove how it turned out with all the 3D Elements. Stunning Butterflies too!

  5. Very different and unusual shape gorgeous butterfly’s your friend will be thrilled to receive
    Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy
    Jules xx


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