30 June 2011

Butterflies and other small wonders

Over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week we are sponsored by The Crafty Pad and I was very fortunate to be given Butterflies with Verse and Borders to create with.  The theme is Gardening ~ and I used one of my favourite quotes from Alfred, Lord Tennyson:

I printed the quote directly onto smooth cardstock, and kept the design simple to keep the focus on the butterflies, which I printed onto photopaper and coloured with Twinkling H2O's 'Summer Breeze'.  I added some Kaisercraft Rhinestone Strips to finish it off.  And something different for me ~ I added some extra butterflies to the inside as well:

This is also for:
# Paper Sundaes ~ Gems and wings
# Truly Scrumptions ~ Things with wings

Moving on to some other little miracles of nature - I was enthralled by these tiny toadstools which I saw at Mount Tamborine last month. They are only about an inch high and the prettiest shade of orange. I couldn't resist scrapping this photograph with Cosmo Cricket 'Earth Love' paper - finally my decision to 'wait for just the right layout' has been vindicated!

This one is for:
# Scrapping Everyday Miracles ~ Use paint and type-written journalling
I used Jo Sonya 'Titanium' acrylic paint for the background, and 'Courier' font for the journalling
# Tip Top Tuesday ~ T is for ~ 'tiny' and 'toadstools'


  1. Wow Karen, that card is amazing but wowsers that layout is just stunning, you are so awesome with the busy backgrounds, this layout rocks, but I just cannot seem to use them, I need this inspiration. I started my job, love it, but trying to get into some sort of routine, looking forward to the next school holidays as I will have them off and we can catch up. I look forward to seeing Jazi again, she is gorgeous. Melxx

  2. A lovely layout. I love the mystique of toadstools

  3. Sorry forgot to add. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  4. I love when an idea comes together and I can see that this one worked out perfectly for you. Truly enjoyed the journaling and the pictures. How cute are they? SO CUTE!
    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "T" challenge with your toadstools. AWESOME!! :)
    Good luck and happy stamping...
    Lisa xx
    P.S. The top card is amazing also.

  5. A vey elegant card Hun love it thank you for joining us at truly scrumptious this week

    DT TS Wendy

  6. What a pretty card and I so love the sentiment you have used. That scrap page is wonderful too...great colours.

  7. Wonderful creations!
    And thanks for visiting the Pixie blog and the shout out for Pixie, good luck!

  8. cool layout, and that paper is PERFECT! I love it when that happens. The painting behind everything really helps it to stand out from the background. Good job and thanks for being in our challenge.

  9. Those butterflies are gorgeous and the lines of sparkle just add so much to the card. Thanks heaps for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

  10. Those tiny toadstools are AMAZING!!! I've never seen orange ones!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!!!

  11. Karen I love this! I love pictures of mushrooms... I just did a layout with a mushroom pic. Thank you for joining us in our challenges...

  12. oh man, the mushrooms layout is just amazing! the happiness is just shining from it! [sorry for my bad english...]

  13. have i told you lately that i LURRRRRRRVE you?

    and these little creations are gorgeous. the card is stunning, and the mushrooms are just too adorable! ahem. and then there are the flower accents. HOT.

  14. Great scrappy layout love those Toadstools, and the backing paper is fab. Thanks for joining in with the T challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

    Annette xx
    I design for StampFairy, One Stop Craft Challenge, Incy Wincy Challenge, 2 Sisters Challenge, Top Tip Tuesday

  15. That LO was completely stunning. Love the colours and all the little details:) Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Bettina

  16. adore the sentiment. Such a fab card. Thank you for joining our 'Things with Wings' challenge over at Truly Scrumptious.

    Hugs, Anja

  17. a wonderful creation!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  18. Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with our 'Things with Wings' challenge at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x


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