Sunday, May 1, 2011

A butterfly Mother's Day card and 2 challenges

Sunday, May 1, 2011
I made this card for a niece and nephew of ours, to give to their Grandma.  I hope she likes it!

 * Edit, on 5/5/11...I also submitted this card to "Mama Love" over at Kind Over Matter.

I'm playing along in 2 challenges.
The Shabby Tea Room week #59 - Butterfly Wishes

The Paper Players #45 - LeAnne's Theme Challenge
Maybe these "spring" inspired challenges will bring more spring-like weather our way :)  It's been a chilly and wet spring so far, in norther Illinois!

Here is my interpretation of the two challenges:

I knew that I wanted to use some of SU's pretty Botanical Gazette DSP for this has such pretty images.  I made one of those images the focal point of this card.  Those blue eggs are SO pretty.  I hope you can see some of the glittery dots that I added to them with a Stardust glitter pen.
Also....and this is new to me...I stitched on this card!  I know.  It's about time, isn't it?  I love the look of stitching on cards, but I don't enjoy sewing, so I was reluctant.  You know what?  It was fun!  You'll be seeing a lot more of this on my cards  :)

Thanks so much for stopping in.  I hope you'll leave a comment...I love reading them!
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Card stock: marina mist, early espresso, old olive (SU)
Stamps: nature walk, four frames (SU), lovely shelf (Gina K)
DSP: botanical gazette (SU)
Ink: old olive, early espresso, marina mist
Ribbon: old olive satin ribbon (SU), lace (Wrights)
Other: stardust clear glitter pen (Sakura), beautiful wings embosslit (Sizzix from SU), clear gems (Recollections)


  1. This is gorgeous! Actually, when I came up with this challenge, this is the paper I was thinking of.....but by the time the challenge rolled around, I wanted to do something else. However, this is still some of my favorite paper! You did the challenge right by this gorgeous card---what a nice aunt your are!!

  2. Love this! Now you are making me regret not getting some of that paper. I love all the elements, especially the sewing.

  3. What a stunning card!!!! I love the iamge and the glitter in the eggs! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  4. Beautiful card and I love how you've featured that gorgeous corner of DSP. Also love the lace trim and the sparkles on the eggs! So glad you could join us this week at the Paper Players!

  5. Susie, I think grandma will love it. The addition of the lace and the butterflies really lifts this image. Absolutely gorgeous!
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  6. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing on KOM's Mama Love Collective!


  7. Beautiful -- I've just started sewing on paper too! Kind of like sewing on leather, but less forgiving. :P Neat effects though -- and you did a _good_ job of it.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Susie! I just love how you featured that pretty DSP and the sparkly accents are a wonderful touch. The stitching is gorgeous, too. Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week. :)


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