Saturday, 6 August 2016

Blooms and butterfly

Hello crafters.  Playing around with some dies today.

I love flowers and there's nothing nicer than strolling around the garden admiring nature's floral gorgeousness!  Or adding some flowers to a project :-)

I have to admit I go weak at the knees when I see flowers - real ones or dies - letting me loose in a garden centre, especially if it has a craft shop is very dangerous!!

Nevertheless I have been treating myself to some dies from the lovely Sara Signature range.  I cut up some Hobby House pearl flower strings to attach to the centre of the flowers and the butterfly. It wasn't too painful (lol) and I think these finish off the flowers very nicely.

Items used:

DP: First Edition New Bloom
Dies: Sara Sig. Pretty Petals and In Bloom; Tonic butterfly frame; MD Anja's Vintage Frame (inner die);
Poppystamps Daphne Butterfly
Pearl flowers: Hobby House


Inky Chicks #70 use 5 or more flowers
Lemon Shortbread #21 anything goes
TTCRD anything goes
Crafting with Friends #26 anything goes
Simply Papercraft #34 anything goes
As You Like It   favourite papers - I love so many different brands but if I HAVE to choose then mine are First Edition.  These are the ones I use the most. I love the colour palettes they have and the different finishes within each paper pad : foiling, glitter, linen effect, pearlescent, gloss etc. I look forward to each new release.

Thanks so much for visiting and any comments you care to leave.

Happy crafting



  1. Lovely pastel colours and beautiful die cuts. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  2. Pretty card! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  3. pretty card. can see resemblance to a garden here. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  4. pretty card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  6. Wow this is such a delicate design. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx