“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"


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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. wow what an incredibly beautiful creation! Hugs Juls

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

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

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.

    Julie :o)

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

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

  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

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

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

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts
    Emma xxx

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  24. Pretty card!!!

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


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