Saturday 25 July 2015

Happy Birthday, Chrissie!

Hi there

At Less is More this week we have a very special challenge.  Our lovely 'boss', Chrissie, is celebrating her birthday this weekend and will be 70 years young tomorrow!

So our challenge this week is dedicated to her and our theme is...

Snippets for Chrissie!

We want you to use bits and pieces, leftovers on your cards this week.  We all have those sitting on our craft desk or popped in a box somewhere so here's a great opportunity to put them to good use.

We also have a fabulous Guest Designer joining us this week, and who better for this challenge than the wonderful Di of Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  Over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop Di runs a regular challenge called Pixie's Snippets Playground where the idea is exactly this, to create something by using up any little bits from your stash.

So onto my card...

I matted and layered a white cardstock panel onto some bright pink to create a frame.  I also stamped a banner in pink on a snippet of white cardstock and die cut this using it's co-ordinating die.  The 'flower' actually started its life as a butterfly die!  I saw this die at a craft show last month and loved how intricate it was.  I've die cut the butterfly four times from snippets of silver mirri card I've had in my stash for as long as I can remember.  The lower wings were then snipped off and arranged before being adhered together to create the flower petals.

This is what the two part die cut looked like before I trimmed it up...

This took quite some time to figure out the best layout but I'm really happy with the final result.  Each set of two lower wings were then adhered to the card base to create the flower and the banner was popped up on 3D foam over the top.

Materials used:
  • Dies: Britannia Dies - Large Elvendene Butterfly; Clearly Besotted - Mini Basic Banners Die
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Mini Banners
  • Ink: Versa Color - Raspberry

I'd like to link up at the following challenges:

CAS(E) this Sketch - Challenge #133

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #149 - Birthday Wishes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 186 (I wasn't sure on the timings of Di's challenge but I can just about sneak in the door before this week's linky closes. Phew!)

I hope you'll join us this week to celebrate Chrissie's special day and I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow, Chrissie xx


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! So elegant! And such a clever use of those butterfly wings!

  2. Hi Anita! You sneaked in fine - and I'd already been into the Playground and dried off the swings :)

    Beautiful card, I do so love the butterfly that you transformed in that lovely flower - great use of snippets! And thank you for the lovely things you wrote here too :)


    Di xx

  3. What a gorgeous card! I must rty to play along with this challenge seeing as its a special one for Chrissie! Jo x

  4. What a fabulous use for that delicate die! Love the silver and pink - a beautiful card :)

  5. You are so clever and imaginative Anita! I'd never have thought of cropping that butterfly to make such an intricate design! Looks amazing! Have to say it's kind of cruel though clipping it's wings... Hope you don't practice that IRL! ;) xx

  6. WOW! That really POPS Anita! Also, some serious die cut surgery! FAB-U-LOUS!! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

  7. Stunning your gorgeous butterfly, so, so beautiful.

  8. Beautiful card & brilliant use of that die! Love the shiny silver & pink!

  9. Wow... love the way you were thinking here Anita!
    Awesome to see you play along at Case this sketch!

  10. OMGosh Anita this is so fabulous, gorgeous. And what a great idea the use of this butterfly die.
    Truly amazing. Hugs Veerle

  11. Beautiful card and such a clever use of the butterfly die, one of my favourite colour combos too. Karen x

  12. Gorgeous card, I like the design and the colours, Thank you for playing along with us at Gem of a Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  13. What a clever way to make that beautiful bloom! And that pop of pink is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  14. Wow, Anita, that is an awesome card! I just love how you did that!! It's so perfect for the young Chrissie!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Neets what a fab way to use your die to create something new and unique x

  16. Beautiful design,yet so clean and simple.
    Have just come to join you as a follower-love your work :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xxx

  17. Really simple card but so effective - love the pink and silver design!

  18. What a beautiful and elegant card! You used the die cut in such a clever way!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday!

  19. LOVE the sentiment over the gorgeous bfly

  20. This is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  21. Such a beautiful card Anita, the pink and silver look so good together too ;) Viv xx

  22. What a clever use of your die - a lovely card Anita. Sue.x


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