Thursday, September 15, 2011

Butterfly Kisses

 The challenge this week at Dutch Dare is 
One Color (Monochromatic)
So please join us this week!
I went over Dorcas last week to craft, and was a bit frustrated, because I arrived late in the afternoon, which is usually when our Mojo is just kicking in. We wasted no time, pulled out the chocolate & got to work. I had the sketch below and the color challenge
in mind and went to work. Since I am pretty literal, the sketch came out exact. Paper and all! That is not required, but I had it. Since this card is due this week and not last week, I missed both challenges. Oops! Did not think that one through! They are both great and they helped me kick in the mojo and feel accomplished. This card is for my Brother and Sister In-Law. I am still late, but only a week this time! (Actually, I made it on their Anniversary,
 just have not sent it yet!)
 These Butterflies by Martha Stewart are my new
favorites! Love them! They are so elegant.  I often say
to my self (Yes I talk to myself, Don't judge me! LOL!) Martha has enough money, you don't need to keep buying her stuff." Then she comes out with gorgeousness like this and (other goodies that will be in my next post), and I quickly hand her some more of my money. She is a smart lady, that Martha!

 I finally acquired some of the Nesties on my very long list. Some of them were gifts from my husband for our
20th Anniversary and some of them were gifts from me. Just because... 
Anyway is this the Fleur De Lis Motifs & I am excited I finally got to play with it! The 2nd layer is actually 2 layers of paper with the decoration alternating.
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: Blossom Song by DCWV- My favorite!
Butterflies: Martha Stewart
Die Cuts: Spellbinders- Scalloped Circles & Fleur De Lis Motifs 
Pearls, Jewel Flourish & Jewel Circle- Recollections
Jeweled Love Letters: ? Wedding Section at Michaels.
Sentiments: Raindrop Echo- Whimsey

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Catch The Bug - Punches or Dies (Inside)
Crafts and Me - Heart (Inside)
City Crafter Challenge - I Heart You. Incorporate a heart.  (Inside Card)
Flutterby Wednesdays -  must include butterfly, - Anything Goes 
Paper Take Weekly - Things With Wings
Kelley Kid's - For someone special (My Brother and Sister In-Law)
Ooh La La Creations -  Anniversary
Pixie Cottage - Fancy/fussy
Simon Says Stamp - Song or film title inspired (Butterfly Kisses- by Bob Carlisle)
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the inside 
Deep Ocean Challenge -  Lace- Butterflies are lace
Craft Your Passion - Use the "F" Word- Flourish
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Anything Goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems - (2nd week) Colour Combo* Turquoise, Vanilla  & silver embellishment- (Jewels)
Catered Crop - Soft pastels, Butterflies, Sentiment, Rhinestones, Pearls, Diecuts, Stitching, Digital Stamps, Lace.
Sparkles Forum - White And One Other Colour


Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunning just love those butterflies,amazing detail love it,hugs cherylx

dj1952 said...

Stacey this is so beautiful. I love the butterflies and the blues that you've use. I'm sure that they will love the card. You can tell you've spent much love on it. Hugs, dj

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Oh, Stacey, I LOVE your cards - they always look like taken from a treasure chest or if they were from the estate of Sheherezade with all that gems and pearls... this is so my style - love it!!!

Annemaritta said...

Stacey, there are so many beautiful details not sure where to start.
When I was a kid, one of my very favourite dresses was excact THIS colour of blue (ok, can't be THAT certain, but near enuf) and it had white butterflies. Probably you guess the rest: I love this card!

Those pearls and gems and all the details inside makes me wondering how patient and skilled you are.

It is SO wrong all these companies make wonderful new products all the time. Isn't it great! :D

btw, it would be lovely if you could send me your proper mail addy for the "Pay Forward" thingy ;)

Ros said...

I really Heart this card ... so pretty and yep those butterflies are really lovely ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB ...

Heidi said...

I love those butterflies:)
Beautiful colours.
(He he, I talk to myself too, I'm not judging)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dorcas said...

I just love how this came out, sooo pretty! Of course you know how I love paneling and stitching, but I love the aqua and white together. Gorgeous!

Helen Dooley said...

This is a truly beautiful card. I really love it.

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this Stacey! love the turquoise color and the white, gorgeous butterflies, love it!

Hugs, Kelly

Babs said...

Love everything about this card Stacey, I have the same papers, they are beautiful. Don't know what else to say, it's brilliant! as they say in good old Lancashire. lol

By the way, I agree about Martha Stewart, she definitely has enough of my money too, but her stuff is so fab, her punches are the best!

Anyway, have a wonderful day,
Luv, Babs

Dana said...

Very pretty!! I love your stitching and those butterflies are gorgeous!!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Totally gorgeous Stacey!! Beautiful details and stitching. ~jeni :)

Danni said...

This is stunning!! Wow, just gorgeous! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

gina g said...

Wow beautiful creation i love the butterflies they are so pretty. Thanks for joining us a Crafts and Me this week and good luck. luv gina xx

bettand said...

Beautiful card. But you forgot to link back to the HeidisHobbystuggu ifyou want to be in the draw for the prize;) Bettina x

Ellis said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Gaynor said...

absolutely gorgeous, I love those butterflies, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

Benzi said...

Gorgeous! Good use of the pearls. Like you, I think those MS butterflies are beautiful. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown.

Ashley said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Thanks for joining us at Nettie G's!

Nettie G's DT

Linda McClain said...

Oh wow - look at all that lovely sparkle. So lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop, and don' forget to come back and vote.

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Beautiful card, and I agree with you, the butterflies were a "had to have" purchase regardless of who made them. Lol.

Melodie said...

I'm speekless. Your card is really fantastic and so elegant.

Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, the white and turquoise look fab together, very crisp and elegant.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

carol said...

gorgeous card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN, x carol

Jacq said...

Hi Stacey,
This is just Absolutely Beautiful!!Love the Butterflies, the dp, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the layout, the stitching and gems look gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

lalkygirl said...

what a beautiful card ,so pretty and delicate ,i love the butterflies.thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
tracey x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Stunning card, I think I need some of those butterflies for my stash!

Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


Daynene said...

Gorgeous card, good luck with all your challenges.

Anne said...

Wow, what a stunning card. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL. Hugs x

Jen Leeflang said...

What a beautiful creation! It is so delicate and feminine! Thanks so much for joining us on Nettie G's Digital Gem's Colour Challenge!
luv n huggz
NGDG DT Lead and Challenge Co-ordinator

Krunoslav said...

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Andrea said...

Very sweet, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

So GORGEOUS! LOVE the butterflies!
Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Stacey, I love the colours you've used and those butterflies are so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our be inspired by a song / film title challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Fussy & Fancy Challenge at The Pixie Cottage! Hugs, Karen

Louise said...

I LOVE the way you used lace on this card, those butterflies are so lush! Beautiful papers and the crystal swirl is awesome too :)

Thanks for joining us at DOC this fortnight :)
Welcome back!

kyanos said...

great card... I love these lace butterflies , very elegant indeed!! thanks for playing with us at DOC

Jane Wetzel said...

wow, arrived here from catered crop and this is just absolutely gorgeous!


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