“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Flutterings

I had to squeeze some "quiet time" in today, because I did not have anytime last week to do anything.  My 8 month old "Baby Diva" has kept me busy, as she is staying with me while her Mommy is out of town till Wednesday.  Fortunately, she is such a good baby.  She must have known I was feining for some crafting time, because she was so cooperative!



I was kind of all over the place with this card.  It has a little bit of everything: Stamping, stitching, handmade flowers ( you know me & my handmade flowers!), border punches, and a pretty butterfly.  

I wanted to try making a new flower.  The larger flower was created using an apple, star & daisy punches.  Each of the flower centers have a touch of bling by Viva Decor glitter pen in "Hologram." 

The butterfly was cut from a Nesties die.  I blinged up each layer with stickles & hit with 2 coats of Crystal Effects.  I used Kaiser Craft pearls in "Bliss" for the body & coiled some wire for the antennae. 

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday # 136 - Sketch: Round or Square

Color Throwdown #89  - Color Inspiration



Allsorts Challenge #49 - Photo Inspiration (Butterflies)

Our Creative Corner - "Blooming Blossoms"


Polycraft Monday - "Make Your Own Flowers"

Paper Play Challenge #16 - ":No Patterned Paper"

Sentimental Sundays - "Blooming Gorgeous"

All that Scraps Challlenge  - "Sewing in Your Project"

The Cupcake Craft Challenge #88 - "Don't be Square"

Other Lovelies - "Use a Punch"

S2G Challenge #53: "Flowers"

Creative Card Crew Challenge #49 - "April Showers Bring May Flowers"

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #45 -  "Make Your Own Flowers"

24 comments:

  1. Hi Annette
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Craftycatz for this week's challenge,
    hugs Dianne xx

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  2. Beautiful creation. Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

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  3. Beautiful creation, lovely detail, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
    Sarah xx

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  4. This is so pretty! Love all the little accents. Thanks for playing Mojo! :)

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  5. This is just lovely....great detail.
    Thanks for entering this week at OSAAT!
    smiles...Tammy

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  6. This is the most gorgeous card, it is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

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  7. wow what an incredibly beautiful creation! Hugs Juls

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  8. what a super card, love the butterfly, Thankyou for playing along with Crafty Catz, x carol

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  9. That is beautiful, Annette, I love all the intricate detailing.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.

    Julie :o)

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  10. Oh this is one beautiful card,thanks
    so much for joining us at OSAAT
    love hugs cheryl xxx

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  11. You are so creative! This is absolutely gorgeous! thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge!

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  12. This is just gorgeous hun, glad you got some time to make and share this with us.
    Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT.
    Sam x

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  13. This is so beautiful, i love the colour and gorgeous butterfly
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
    love tasha xx

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  14. Hi Annette this is so beautiful and such a fab amount of different teqniques

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts
    Emma xxx

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  15. Really lovely, it all looks so feminine, thanks for joining us at DCD.
    xx

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  16. This is stunning and such great details you have added! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cupcake :) Donna x

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  17. Really pretty
    Thanks for joiing ALLSORTS this week
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  18. This is so lovely! I love all those flowers that you've added - just gorgeous. Thanks for entering this into Sentimental Sundays :)
    - Ann

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  19. that is really lovely. Thank you so much for entering Allsorts and DCD this week and good luck.

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  20. Annette, I am so happy baby diva gave you quiet time, or else that beautiful creation would have never been lol..OMG that is just gorgeous - thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

    stitchy xoxox

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  21. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge with your beautiful card, Your handmade flowers are gorgeous.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

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  22. Beautiful card and colour combo, your image and handmade flowers are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  23. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT xx Clare (DT) x

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  24. Pretty card!!!

    Thanks for participating in the Shirley's 2 Girls blog challenge!!!

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