Saturday, 31 March 2012


A card created using the new Butterfly Duets digikit

This card features the third Butterfly Duet.
Once again CraftArtist was used to make the card. Then the card was 'deconstructed', printed on to paper and card and made up manually.
This time the butterfly was printed on acetate and stuck to a glitter paper using double sided stick paper.

1. The backing paper with brown border was printed on to paper.
2. The butterfly frame can be split apart and the bits can be used to create another frame.

3. The message was typed in CA inside the frame and the cream rectangle with frames and message  
    printed on to card.
4. The butterfly was printed on to acetate, fized to double sided sticky paper and then to glitter paper. Cut
    butterfly out at this stage.
5. The layers were built up to create the card and the butterfly stuck at one end of the frame.
6. Pearl gemstones were used to embellish the frame.

Friday, 30 March 2012


This is card using another of the Butterfly Duets designs.

The card was created in CraftArtist with design from Butterfly Duet 2 from the digikit.
Next a white square with the butterfly frame, then the dotted paper, another white square with the blue paper behind to make a border and lastly, the butterfly.
The card was then 'deconstructed' and the paper layers printed on to good quality paper. The squares plus frames were printed on to card and the butterfly on to vellum.

The card was then made up as follows:
1. The swirly backing paper with blue border was glued to a white greetings card.
2. A punch was used to round the corners of the largest butterfly frame square and glued to the greetings
    card...this layer could be raised with ds sticky pads if wished.
3. The corners were rounded on the next paper and glued inside the frame.
4. Then the smaller butterfly frame square with border glued in the centre of the dotted paper.
5. The dots on the vellum butterfly were dry embossed (as in parchment craft) so they appear whiter and
    raised. An alternative would be topaper prick the butterfly dots.
6. The butterfly was fixed to the centre of the card and the card embellished with gem stones and a pink   


Monday, 26 March 2012


This week's CD Sunday Challenge is...Spring has certainly has!!!
This is my entry

The backing paper is from Debbi Moore's new CD, Shabby Chic Victorian Botanical.
The tulip and border are from my Tulip Digikit Download.
The paper was cropped in CraftArtist to make DL type card. A black rectangle was created and the transparency  function in the programme used to fade it. A border was created using one of CA's brushes and finally the tulip and border imported and placed in the black rectangle.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


This week's Ooh La La Challenge is... On the Move
This is my entry

The image and backing paper is from Ooh La La's Silhouette Magic CD.
Constructed in Serif CraftArtist with a flourish and lacy bits from Pam LeFors kits and my own silhouette dragonfly (from Silhouettes 3).

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


This week's CD Sunday Challenge is...Imagine
This is my entry

It uses papers and an image from Jem's Designs CD...Where the Unicorns Dwell.
The card was created in Serif CraftArtist..layering the papers and image, and then the flower and hummingbird were made using the programmes stencils and glitter brushes.
The 'crackled' corners were also one of CA brushes.