Monday, 4 June 2012


Good morning folks on a rather chilly Monday. Hoping you managed to see part of the Royal pageant yesterday and I was certainly glad to see it on the TV as the weather in London looked atrocious. My younger daughter and her friends went to watch and managed to stand under a bridge so at least kept dry for a while.
Also, apologies here for being a bad commenter lately which is because I'm doing a top secret project which you can find out about later on in the week and it's taking up quite a lot of time so I'll be round as soon as I can - I just love what I'm working with and can't wait to show you!
We have a new month of challenges for you over at Make My Monday and the theme's have been chosen by Jacqueline and are all the things associated with the month of June.
This week, she would like to see a Birthday Card With Pearls and this is what I made - simpler than I would normally do but I wanted the gorgeous stamp to really stand out.

The stamp is by The Artful Stamper and I bought this on Saturday at a coffee morning my friend Gina held on behalf of The Alzheimer's Society (as you may know my dear Mum had this as did Gina's husband) and this stamp definitely had my name on it!
I stamped the image twice with VersaFine Imperial Purple ink and then inked one with Shabby Shutters Distress ink. I coloured just the butterfly on the second image with Promarkers and cut it out.
I die cut the image with a Papermania die and stamped the Hobby Art sentiment on with the purple ink. I then added the butterfly with foam tape.
I added a simple background of green parchment card embossed with a Papermania embossing folder and finished off with green pearls in the flower centres and dotted about the edges of the design to echo the dots in it.

Challenges for my card:
Hotshot Craft - Die Cuts
Crop Stop Challenge - Pretty Pearls
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Pearls & Swirls

Hoping that you have a lovely day whatever the weather (very chilly here - 9 degrees in June!)
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Lovely card Fliss! I loved watching the parade yesterday, the weather here was similar, and on top of of all we had power cuts again and again - grrrrrrr! Chilly here, too this morning. Hugs, Valerie

JayBe said...

Simple, but stunning, Fliss! I love butterflies and think they make great cards. Thanx for your lovely comments on my blog, it's hard keeping up with everything - I know what you're doing! Lol. Hugz, Jan xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss...A lovely card, and the colours work so well together. It is a gorgeous stamp Fliss, and you are right to show it off this way.
Dot x

Vicki said...

Very lovely card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Pearl Challenge.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful birthday card, wonderful butterfly.

Mynnette said...

Oh, I LOVE the sponging on this--the soft coloring behind the butterfly is gorgeous!!! LOVE the die cut you used for the image panel, too! This is amazing! :)

Buttons said...

Such a beautiful image and presented so well. Love the colours you have chosen. Hugs, Buttons x

Val said...

This is so pretty and elegant. Love it.

Jacqueline said...

A gorgeous CAS card Fliss - can't wait to see what you have been up to! - Jacqueline xx

Brenda Brown said...

Really pretty Fliss.
Hope you have enjoyed the long weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

craftymum said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us for our Die Cuts challenge at HSC.

hugs Sarah x

P.s. you could win a £50 Goody Bag just by "liking" our Facebook page before 30th June

Could you spread the word too?

Julia S-W said...

Hi Fliss. Firstly, thanks so much for joining my blog (via Buttons). Thought I would return the compliment. This is a very pretty card, so elegant and beautifully composed. I will most certainly pop back and say hello again.

Rosie said...

Oh this is gorgeous and the pearl accents are fabulous! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

CropStop said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at!

Lisa Watson said...

Love the coloring!!! Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

~Michelle~ said...

Thanks for sharing your card with us....pearls for CropStop! :)

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your gorgeous purple butterfly Fliss and it really stands our against your pretty background with its sprinkling of pearls. Your secret project sounds very intriguing! Vicky x

Sue said...

This is a really beautiful design. I love its simplicity:)