Saturday, 22 July 2017


I had not even the inkling of the beginning of an idea for the current Butterfly challenge. The all at once I had an idea, got to work and it was all made in one evening. This is heavily influenced by watching Jennifer McGuire on You Tube. I probably shouldn't take any credit at all. 
The challenge is:
Grab the Badge

#82 Butterflies + M is for Matching pairs and/or the colour of Orange peel

Mrs A is very good at thinking outside the box in her cards and her challenges. Orange is not usually my go to colour and this card is certainly going to stand out. 

Having said that, I like the brightness and I have tried a new (to me) technique which I've been meaning to have a go at.
I used my favourite stamp set (If it's possible to have just one, this is it). Caroline's Doodles by Inky Doodles. Sentiment by Hobby Art.
It's stamped in Terracotta on orange card. Then I got out a white gel pen and set to work. After a pretty stressful fortnight this was a brilliant way to unwind. I was sorry when Mr C wanted me to come away and watch a film. It was probably good to stop and step back though or the whole thing may have been covered in dots. 
The mount is a piece of a used shimmery orange envelope which I'd squirrelled away at least a year ago. Don't tell me you wouldn't have done the same if one came into your possession. 
Apart from the large centre flower, everything else is stamped in pairs. 
I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting and Enjoy The Day. x


  1. Wowser Alison! What a stunning card - love it! And what patience as well :)

    How lovely that you have hedgies visiting - yay. Make them work for their food, don't be as soft as us with Spike's Dinner, meal worms, unroasted fresh peanuts etc :)


    Di xx

  2. Your card looks fantastic Alison. I can see why the stamp set is one of your favourites and the white gel pen looks great. I bet it was great fun to make. Barbxx

  3. Alison this is brilliant. I love your idea and it works so well with the white and Orange. So striking and just perfect for my challenge. Thank you for fluttering into the garden. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. What a fabulous card Alison, its so vibrant and you've done an amazing job with the white gel pen dots and accents, such a fun card x


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