Saturday, March 20, 2010

Butterfly Easel Card?

Hi all, what a busy week, had to work full time this week, must be getting old because I just seemed so tired, certainly makes a difference to crafting, anyway, shopped, caught up on washing (just got distracted from the ironing lol) done a little cleaning and had a play in between helping Rosanna, then did more cleaning lol as Rosanna made tea tonight shepherds/cottage pie and rhubarb crumble (rhubarb from our garden) you really don't want to know what the kitchen looked like!! The food was very good though! Also apologies to my blogging friends if I have missed leaving you a comment.

Back to crafting, been having a play/experiment with my copics and coloured one of my fav Inky Girls 'Fairy Lili', now I am calling this a Butterfly Easel Card, but I stand to be corrected if it should be called something else as I had this idea in my head. Template is from 'My time made easy' which I bought some time ago and changed how I used it. Postie delivered three beautiful Martha Stewart punchies to me this week so couldn't wait to use them the first being the Monarch Butterfly, which I punched onto different card cardstock used glimmermist and Dazzling diamonds on the left butterfly and orange kindyglitz on the orange butterfly and embellishments for the body. The second was the Butterfly Border punch, couldn't fit the border in this creation but used the little butterflies it punches out, some are sponged Rose Red others are cut from Rose Red Card Stock.Isn't she just gorgeous used Dazzling Diamonds on her wings

This is a part side view used my SU border punch to make two supports.

Have used various brads from my stash and used Sequin Glitz around the outside edge of the butterfly, as you can imagine I am a very sparkly girl at the moment lol!
Edited to add a photo of easel card lying flat
The hello stamp was sent to me by my lovely crafting friend Angela. This is my Inky Impressions March Mingle Card, have posted as my mingle partner doesn't follow me but apologies if you do see before you receive.


Flutter By Wednesday #101 - Colour Green + Fairy/Angel and Butterflies
Simon Says Challenge - Show us your GREENS
Catt's Scratching Post Fabulous Friday Freebie #31 - Link after entering Simon Says Challenge
By the Cute and Girly March Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #36 - Sparkly Things
Pile it On Challenge #10 - Pastel Colours, thing or Spring/babies/Sweets whatever inspires you
The Cute Daisy May Challenge - Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge #44 - Spring is in the Air
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #34 - At least 1/3 of your design is to be Shades of Green
Little Red Wagon #20 - Copics
Lots to Do #11 - Springtime
SG2 Challenges #48 - Spring is in the Air Think PASTEL
Ooh-La-La Creations Challenge #49 - Anything Goes + the chance to win a $20 voucher
Rosie D's Challenge #66 - Think Spring
The Pink Elephant Challenge #58 - Anything Spring
Oh Alice Chapter 5 Whooo Rrrrr Uuuuu - Spring - use a caterpillar or butterfly
Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge #6 - Spring Cleaning

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)


  1. Wow Annette! I LOVE the design it's so clever and looks fantastic!
    and Mmmmmmm! shepards pie is my fave dinner at the mo! LOL!

  2. Annette, this is stunning! Beautiful job with Fairy Lili and I love how you created the easel card using the butterfly shape. Wish I was your mingle partner this month too! :0) Angela

  3. Hiya Annette - she is gorgeous!!!! and love the colours you have used

    Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  4. Oh my word Annette what a fabulous design...LOVE LOVE your butterfly easel....AWWW LiLi looks amazing sweetie...WOW this is AWESOME!!!

  5. I love all the butterflies! I haven't seen an easel card made like this before, it is very nice. Thanks for playing along with us at S2G's Twisted Thursday!

  6. WOW a shaped easel card, love it! the butterfly shape is fab and the image fits it perfectly

    thanks for joining in with the fun with us at Allsorts this week :o)


    Amanda xxx

  7. WOW...really gorgeous..Love how it's shaped like a butterfly..really beautifully done!

  8. Very cool idea, great card. Thanks for joining us at Oh Alice.

  9. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. gorgeous unusual card, love the colours

  11. Wowzer Annette this is just gorgeous, have never seen a butterfly easel card before and it is just stunning. Love the little fairy. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G

  12. Wow what a fabulous card so unusual love the colouring and shepherds pie and Rhubarb crumble heaven
    thanks for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I hope we see you again

  13. This card is fabulous love the colours

  14. What a wonderfully creative card! I love everything about it. Terrific job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Oh Alice!

  15. Wow! Wow! Wow!! How creative!! This is awesome! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  16. very nice easel card. Love the butterfly shape. Nice cardstock used too. sure covered a lot of challenges. BIG GRIN!! Your rhubarb crumble sound DELICIOUS

  17. Adorable! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at S2G!

  18. WOW Annette! This is stunning, I love it! Your coloring is awesome and I'm sure that your mingle partner is going to love it!

  19. FABULOUS Annette - you just get better and better! What a perfect card for so many reasons!

  20. WOW! This is such a beautiful card! I love it! How unique! Such talent!
    Thank you for the inspiration :)

    hugs, margie

  21. This card is just adorable! I love the shape! Thanks for joining us at S2G!

  22. Absolutely fabulous :)

    Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

  23. Welcome Annette! What a beautiful easel card, love the shape you've made it. I haven't got past using the plain old boring square! Thanks for joining us at OLL this time. Pop back tomorrow for our new challenge, hope to see you there. Hugs x

  24. Lovely card,
    thanks for joining us
    at Rosie D's, good luck;-))m

  25. Wow! Very creative card-really love what you did!

  26. Very creative. Love your take on the easel card! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday Challenge.

  27. Ooooohhh-beautiful! Now I'd love to see this done with a dragonfly!!

    Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

    Peace & Luv,

  28. How neat! I love butterflies. Thanks for joining us this week at the S2G TT.

  29. A very pretty card! Thanks for joing us at S2G, hope to see you at future challenges.

  30. Oh this is gorgeous Annette beautiful butterfly and sweet image.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  31. Great easel card Annette. So pretty and clever.
    Take care

  32. Wow what an amzing butterfly card, love it!

    Thanks for playing along with Shirleys2Girls at Twisted Thursday hope you join us again this week


  33. Oh how darling Annette!! So creative and fun!! Lilu looks beautiful and the butterfly shape rocks!! Thanks for joining us at FBW! Awesome mingle card!

  34. such a cutie! I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

  35. Wow what a stunning card, that butterfly easel card is fantastic. I love the how you have used the paper on it and your colouring is great.

  36. The first word that popped into my head was WOW! But that seems to be the popular opinion so I would like to add FAR OUT that is an awesome card! :o) She is so beautiful. I will definately be visiting again for some inspiration.

  37. I'm so sorry I thought I'd already left a comment here! This is just amazing!! LOVE it completely!
    Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week!!

  38. what a stunning creation, such detail and craft flair. Work is a nasty word so is house work but they have to be done. More pennies = more craft stuff lol. janex

  39. WOW!!! This is just ADORABLE and so gorgeous!! What a creative idea with the butterfly!! I love the papers and your coloring is just gorgeous!! TFS! HUGS

  40. Oh this is just lovely! I love that butterfly shape to your card. That is soooo cool!

  41. Annette, wow this is breathtakingly beautiful, I love shaped cards and easel cards put them together and I love love love this amazing card. The image is so sweet and coloured so wonderfully. So glad I didn't miss out on this stunner. hugs Jodie from Oz

  42. Annette I am so lucky to be the owner of this terrific card, thank you so much! Beth

  43. This is just amazing....such a wonderful idea.


Thank you for leaving a message, it is very much appreciated and certainly brings a smile to my face, happy crafting, take care, Annette X:)