Category Archive: Butterflies

Apr 15

Clarity Challenge – Masking Technique, mid-month sample

Hello Everyone We’re half way through this month’s challenge of demonstrating the use of masking. There are some beautiful entries so far this month and we’d love to see yours if you haven’t joined in yet. My mid-month sample is of a tag with some pretty straight forward masking. I first coloured a tag from …

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Mar 24

Fussy and Fancy – Things with Wings

Hello today’s post is my entry into the Fussy and Fancy Challenge – Things with wings. I’ve noticed quite a few cards on Pinterest using blocks of colour as their background and decided to use this technique for this challenge. I used the square shaped stencil from Clarity to mask off the sides of the card …

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Oct 08

Clarity Dorset and Hampshire Workshops

Hello On Saturday I ran the first Clarity Dorset Workshop in Christchurch. Ten lovely ladies joined me and we all had fun. Due to a surge in numbers, which I’m very excited by, the venue has moved to one nr Ringwood (full details can be found under the Workshop Tab) and so I’ve renamed the …

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Jan 09

Butterfly Charm

Hello I hope this finds you well. I mentioned on my last blog that when I was designing my Angel Card for this month’s Clarity Challenge – Things for Wings, I also made another card, one with butterflies. Firstly I attached the Circle Framer Shape Stencil to a piece of 7 x 7 Gelli card, …

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Sep 15

Butterfly Baby

Welcome and thanks for stopping by.  Today’s card is one I created to celebrate the birth of beautiful little girl. Using Claritystamp 7 x 7 Gelli card I stencilled the Chinese Lanterns using Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender Distress inks. The sentiment, When God Made You, from Claritystamp was then embossed in silver before I added the two …

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Oct 30

Backyard Basics for You

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Stampin’ Ups Backyard Basics stamp set has some lovely images including a bird, butterfly and flowers. Today’s card uses the larger of the two flower stamps: The image was stamped in Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White card, cut to about 2/3rds of the card base. This was adhered to a Melon Mambo A6 card base, …

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Sep 21

Celebrate your Retirement

Hello! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just long to be able to retire…. not that I’m wishing my life away or anything :-). There is though something appealing about retiring early. Think of all the crafting I could do! Today’s card is for a friend who is in this fortunate position, though it …

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Jun 20

Swallowtail Duo

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I love butterflies, and Stampin’ Up! has a beautiful stamp of a Swallowtail. I first saw this used by Deena Boos. Here are two ways I’ve used this stamp. The first is for a birthday:  The butterfly was stamped in StazOn on to whisper white card which was in turn layered onto black card and then onto …

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Mar 30

Clarity Challenge – Anything Goes

Hello! Well  it’s been a while since I last posted, but I hope normal service will be resumed soon. I’m so excited that one of my favourite crafters, Barbara Gray, has her own challenge now, the Clarity Stamp Challenge. I just love her stamps. The first challenge is Anything Goes and this is what I …

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