Saturday 14 June 2014

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend

Hi guys

I was wide awake really early this morning so after hanging the washing out at 6am I decided to have a look around some challenges to see what I could create.  Its a gorgeous sunny morning here so I wanted to create something bright and cheerful.

Here's my card and I'll detail the challenges I've managed to combine below:

I started by embossing my card base with a rectangular die to create a frame.  Before stamping the various butterflies I masked off the frame with some post-its.  Then I stamped the sentiment, which is four different stamps.  There are tonnes of different words in this set and I adore the font so will be using this one lots more.  This was fairly simple to create but did take some time.

Materials used:

  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles Large
  • Stamps: Hero Arts - Little Butterflies (wood mounted); Stampin' Up - Fabulous Phrases
  • Ink: Versa Color - Petal Pink, Pink, Opera Pink Orange, Marigold, Canary; Versafine - Onyx Black

And now onto the challenges...

I used the photograph and the sketch for my inspiration

D J Kard Kreations - NBUS Challenge #1 - Anything Goes (friendship theme)
Most of you in crafty blogland will know the lovely Darnell and if you don't, where have you been?!  To celebrate 500 followers she has created the NBUS challenge, and is encouraging us to use our 'never-before-used-schtuff'!  I, like many, am addicted to purchasing new goodies and my old stash gets left on the shelf.  The Hero Arts butterflies had never been inked up until today and I'd only so far used one stamp from the Fabulous Phrases set.  Darnell is generously offering some fab prizes so what are you waiting for, get out your abandoned bits and bobs and link up :)

I'm really beginning to love creating one layer cards and I embossed the frame to add some dimension while still keeping it one layer.

Less is More - Week 176 - One Layer 'Off The Edge'
I actually saw this challenge just after I'd made my card.  Rather than stamping off the edge of the card, my butterflies disappear off the edge of the masked frame so I think this still qualifies! :)

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #99 - CAS

Thanks for visiting today.  It looks like we're in for a beautifully sunny weekend down here in the South West of England so I hope its good where you are too.  This afternoon I'm off for a pamper, a facial and a manicure which was a pressie I was given for my 40th birthday.  I may be missing out on the sun for a couple of hours but I can't wait! Bliss :)

Enjoy your day whatever you're up to xx


  1. This is fabulous Neet, the colours are just gorgeous.

  2. Qualifies for our challenge with flying colours Neet. It's gorgeous and certainly very cheerful!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Great card. I love the bright colours.

  4. This is fantastic Anita and you are so clever ... even making a card that fit loads of challenges and even the LIM challenge perfectly at 6am!
    Why does the body clock not realise it's weekend?!?!?!?
    Love your colours and the embossed rectangle, sentiment ... well everything!
    Thanks for taking part
    Hugs Sarah x
    less is more

  5. Fabulous card Anita!
    Margaret x

  6. This immediately brightened my day! :) LOVE your design!!!

  7. Stunning cards Anita, I love the bright coloured butterflies xx

  8. Fabulous card ...... I love the butterfly image and the bright colours are so cheery.
    Linda xx
    Guest Designer
    Less is More

  9. What a happy and colourful card Anita, love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us again this week at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  10. Gorgeous bright summery colours. I love this card.
    Lynne xxx

  11. gorgeous card! Love it. Thanks for joining us at fusion

  12. Fabulous card I love it xx Jan

  13. Fabulous masking & stamping Neets! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION :)

  14. I think this is such a winner, Anita, especially with the Fusion Challenge using a true fusion in such a spectacular way! Oh, and then there's OLS, what's NOT to love about this framed OLC ~ winner to me! And you are on target with the off-the-edge at LIM, too, if you ask me!! Sorry, I'm not picking my own winner, so no guarantees there, but I sure think you've nailed the others with this bright and happy birthday card!

    Thank you for making me blush with your wonderful compliments and for joining in my NBUS Challenge and spreading the word! It's wonderful to have your support and encouragement!! Enjoy that sunshine!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Oh wow! This is really gorgeous - love all those butterflies! I do like the way you've framed them with the embossed line. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  16. So very very VERY gorgeous VERY AWESOME colors and design for FUSION!
    Thanks for joining us, so glad you did!

  17. great take on the challenge neets
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  18. Beautiful, love the colours


  19. I love how you embossed the frame to stamp in. I am going to have to give that a try. The colors you chose are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM. :)

  20. What a pretty card for the NBUS challenge! I have a whole pile of NBUS too and so I joined this fun challenge. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

  21. This is gorgeous Anita, I love the embossed frame and multiple colored butterflies :) Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

  22. Great card love the embossing and the bright butterflies.

  23. Saw this card on the ATSM blog and just love it!

  24. beautiful happy you joined us at OLS.

  25. Congrats on your OLS recognition, your card is beautiful.


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