Sunday, 24 September 2017

Big Butterfly!

Hello and thank you so much for visiting me!  I haven't blogged for nearly a month so its fabulous to be back.  It is my lovely Mum-in-Law, Sue's birthday today - here is the card I made for her.  It is also the start of the wonderful Darnell's NBUS 12 Challenge so of course I had to join in with that!



The star of this card is the beautiful Big Butterfly 2 stamp from IndigoBlu!  This is the first of my NBUS (never before used schtuff) items.  I recently won it from IndigoBlu along with a bundle of other awesome stamps - thank you so much Kay and Alfie!  My second NBUS item are the Angelina Fibres used to make the butterfly - I have had them for absolutely ages and its the first time I have opened the box they came in!  I used three different colours and fused then together slightly before using black Archival ink to completely fuse them together with my iron on the stamp via greaseproof paper.  I then fussy cut the butterfly out.  The background is made using several different colours of Distress Inks, I can't remember exactly which ones but definitely Shaded Lilac.  I added ink to my craft mat. spritzed with water, also spritzed the card as I wanted a delicate finish, then picked up the ink with the card and dried with my heat gun.  I stamped all over the background using a crackle stamp from Sheena Douglass set Ageing Beautifully and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.  The Happy Birthday is a die from Spellbinders Sentiments 3 set, the flowers are by Impressions Obsession and I can't remember the make of the numbers die as its so old.  I glued the base onto a purple card base then added everything else.  The little yellow pearls are from my stash and I used clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen on the flowers, sentiment and numbers.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Darnell's NBUS 12 Challenge - Anything goes but use something never used before.
That's Crafty - Fly Away
Allsorts Challenge - Things with Wings.
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes.

All fab challenges, worth stopping by and joining in!

Thank you again for visiting.  I am hoping to be back again tomorrow with another post!  Fingers crossed!  Take care.  Christine xxx

13 comments:

Bonnie said...

A beautiful butterfly and I love the soft background that makes the butterfly steal the scene!

Anita in France said...

What fabulous shimmer and shine on that bold butterfly, Chris ... it positively glows against that delicate background! I'm sure your MIL will have loved it! Hugs, Anita :)

dutchess said...

Beautiful card Chris...that’s a stunning butterfly....she will love it....
Thanks for you kind thought and the hug.....I am eating chocolate to cheer up xxxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Chris, first may I say Happy Belated Birthday to you Mother-in-Law what a fabulous card to receive i'm sure she was delighted. What a beautiful win from IndigoBlu, Butterfly 2 is one my wish list. Thank you for sharing it's beauty and joining in with the That's Crafty Fly Away Challenge.
Best Wishes Tracey.

Redanne said...

Oh wow Chris! I haven't used Angelina Fibres for ages but I LOVE how they look on the fabulous IB butterfly. Your card is gorgeous! Hope all is well with you.... Hugs, Anne xxx

Darnell said...

How lovely to see you back on the blog, Chris! I'm honored that you came to play in NBUS Challenge #12 ~ thank you!! Sue is going to feel like royalty when she receives this remarkable work of art! That butterfly is absolutely divine!! (I didn't realize that I'm practically the same age as your MIL!!) Hugs, Darnell

LesleyG said...

Just stunning Chris, a very special card indeed xxx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card your butterfly looks stunning.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Things with Wings' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Anne said...

Nice to see you back Chris, has it really been a month!
Lovely card, the butterfly is definitely the star. I've never used Angelina fibres, what a lovely effect

Anne x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful butterfly image on your card. I love the colors and the shimmer.

Jackie said...

The butterfly is beautiful and looks wonderful on that background. I must dig out my Angelina fibres - they always looks so good, but I haven't quite mastered using them!

Karen said...

Such a lovely card. The butterfly sits beautifully on your background. Thank you for sharing and joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Bizzy Becs