Saturday, 15 January 2011


The Shabby Tea Room #44 - Sketch
Whoopsie Daisy - No designer paper
CES #19 - No designer paper

The BP is plain cream paper embossed on one side with the texture folder and the other swiss dots.
I am very proud of the butterfly and the frame. The top wings of the butterfly are made of some pleated paper,  the lower from white tissue paper and the body is flat backed pearls stuck on to a thin sliver of card.
The frame was originally coloured and was one of the elements included with a digi paper collection.  I did a bit of altering in my DTP programme, cut it out and covered it with 3D Clear Gloss. I know you can buy proper and nicer frames but thought it would be 'fun' ??? to make my own :-)
The horizontal strip is made using my new MS corner punch...I folded some plain paper in half and then punched along the cut edge.
The flowers are seam binding ribbon.....I did some running stitches along one edge and then drew it up tight resulting in a cute little flower.

Other bits
A doily, pearls and lace

Thank you for stopping by
Cheers me dears  :-)



Claire said...

Oh my goodness Irene, this is stunning, ! I love your cards and this one is amazing. That butterfly is soooooo gorgeous
Claire xx

cbuswell said...

fabulous details, love the butterfly and handmade flowers, wonderful work! Thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Kerry said...

Your cards are really lovely. Great blog!

Liz said...

omg Irene its stunning hun fab work im gobsmaked love love it

liz x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wowzers! Gorgeous!! Love your butterflies and flowers! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room! :)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

WOW, this is a stunning card! I love the flowers. So glad you have joined us this week at WHOOPSI DAISY challenge:)

Heike said...

Wow, this is stunning. Thanks for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.

Hugs Heike ♥

Emma said...

Wow such a beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Beth said...

Irene this is beautiful love the way you used the 2 different folders for your background and that butterfly is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Simply Shaz said...

beautiful card
Shaz x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the butterfly! It's such a pretty card!

Thank you for joining us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Tasha said...

Wow this is so stunning love the Shabby Chic style - so gorgeous
love tasha xx