Thursday, 9 March 2017

Thanks for your Waste Jacky!

Hello and thank you for visiting me.

A very quick post from me today as it's one of those weeks where I seem to be chasing my tail and getting nowhere.

  I'm sorry that I'm playing catch up again with my visits!!!

I like to join in with Mrs.A's Butterfly Challenge and although I made this card several weeks ago thought it fitted the requirements.

I have just gone for the colour this time not the edge but will try better next month Mrs. A, I promise.

My friend recently did a class with 20 very elderly ladies who haven't done crafting before so she prepared the class to make it as easy as she could for them to take home a finished card.

The green card was embossed and the ladies cut out their oval centres so Jacky gave me the green waste to make into cards for my charity box and this was one that I made.

I inked the inside of the scalloped ovals, added a diecut sentiment, a diecut butterfly and finished with glittery peel off strips that have been in my stash for years.

I would like to join in at the Butterfly Challenge #74 E for Edges /and or the colour Mint Green.
I have just used the colour mint green this time.

49 comments:

Aquarius said...

Lovely card and just right for the challenge - I had to smile that you are actually using waste from another person!!!

Barb said...

I really don't throw anything away that can be put on a card - even other peoples stuff!!!!!

cuilliesocks said...

Such a pretty card Barb, beautifully designed and I love the gorgeous mint green colour, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Barb and your oval has a decorative edge to it.

Sue xx

Carole said...

This is so pretty barb...waste not want not...the crafters motto!

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful card again, Barb.Love the pretty butterfly and the embossing background.

Gr, Sylvia x

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossed background.
Valerija xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a very pretty card Barb and The butterfly die is one of my all time favourites, it's one that I use over and over again. Take care, crafty hugs, Sandra x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very pretty Birthday card Barb.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Viv's Visuals said...

Such a pretty card Barb!

meg said...

Wonderful use of the "waste" Barb,love the mint green colour against the darker shade of the butterfly.

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, Barb - I laughed at your blog title! I had to come take a closer peek because I knew it would be something fun and craft related - thinking more like glue but this is a gorgeous butterfly card!

SARN said...

Oh, top marks for using up other people's SNIPPETS! Priceless.

Lovely butterfly card Barb.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great title and what a pretty card

Kathleen said...

Lovely shade of green and a great EF and die.

Kath x

rachel said...

this is lovely Barb - I have to do a similar class next week - I will take inspiration from this! Hugs rachel x

cotnob said...

A beautiful Birthday card Barb, so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely use of this negative embossed shape, and the butterfly is just gorgous! A really prety card!

scrAPpamondo said...

sorry..."pretty" card!

Tina Z. said...

ooo, I love this embossed background and great design!
hugs xx

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossed background and the lovely sentiment in the cut out oval. Beautiful butterfly too! xxx

Carol L said...

I love the soft green colors and embossed background! Great use of recycled materials, and that's a very pretty butterfly too :)

Lucy Woods said...

What a fabulous card! And who'd have known the embossed card was just "waste"! Stunning!
Lucy x

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Barb - love the green embossed layer, it is so pretty, and the layered butterfly complements it beautifully
Blessings
Maxine

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Barb, lovely design and I love the embossed background and beautiful butterfly. Most impressed that you are using a friend's waste too! Visiting today with my Butterfly Challenge Guest Designer's hat on. Good luck in the challenge. xx

lilian said...

Lovely card Barb. I love butterflies,

Lilian

Gerrina said...

Love the oval topcard and the colourombi again! Enjoy the weekend!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb...Pretty card....love the embossed recycling....and the butterfly....Joolsx

Mrs A. said...

This is pretty and nice of your friend to keep the offcuts for you to use. I love your mint green colour and the butterfly against the EF of butterflies looks great. Thankyou for fluttering in the butterfly garden to play along. hugs Mrs A.

AlisonC said...

I would be the same, I couldn't see something like that thrown away! It's a beautiful spring card and charming butterfly die.

Cobnut Crafter said...

I love the die cut butterfly so delicate and fragile - I think it works well with the embossed background. Great use of 'waste' card. Anne x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like how the center panel is a cut out to the greeting. It's a nifty idea and goes to show you that one lady's trash is another one's treasure!

Robyn Oliver said...

oh wow Barb this is a really lovely card, love how you've framed the sentiment and embossed the pale green...lovely

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Barb, the embossing is so pretty and loving the butterfly.xx ♥[aNNie]

scrappymo! said...

This is a pretty minty green card, Barb.
Perfect for Mrs. A's latest challenge theme.

Janice said...

A really pretty butterfly card Barb, love the embossing folder you have used.
Janice x

Lisa Andersson said...

A beautiful Birthday card! Love the mint green, the embossing and the pretty butterfly. Great title too.
Hugs, Lisa

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh so pretty, Barb! I am loving this mint colour, so fresh, and of course I always love butterflies!

Donna said...

This is so gorgeous and elegant Barb, like the color and great placement of that darling butterfly!

KandA said...

This is so pretty Barb, lovely soft colour and I love the way you've used the embossed leftover for a frame xx

Greta said...

Love that dry embossing, gorgeous soft green & those beautiful glittery strips! Wonderful card, Barb!

Lynn said...

I very lovely card. You have scored lots of 'Brownie points' for using up someone else's card waste. Lynn x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that you used 'waste' Barb and made such a pretty card with it too! Also love that vellum layer under the butterfly wings too! Have a great week my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

PJ said...

Barb, this card is just spectacularly beautiful.. I love that butterfly. I've not ever thought of cutting out the center, I'm going to give that try.

hazel said...

I love everything about your card Barb, it's stunning.
xxx Hazel.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! That's a great way to use a piece of waste up! A truly beautiful card! Chrisx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Clever card Barb, totally cover the design requirements :D
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Pat said...

This works beautifully Barb and the sentiment on the base layer with the pretty mint embossed layer over the top is a lovely idea, and the butterfly looks perfect over the top. x

Donna said...

You're very good at quick makes, you know.
Beautiful colours. x