Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Blue Butterflies

There are new stamps on the way!!!! Woo Hoo!! Can't wait to get my sticky little mitts on some of these beauties. You can take a peek at the new stamps by clicking HERE. They are on pre-sale at the moment and there's also a chance to win some too.

Well now, here we are in the middle of the week again and it's time for another Pixie Cottage card. I was really busy making my own backing paper for this one and I think it turned our pretty well! The best thing about making your own backing paper is that it matches in perfectly with your image (if you used the same ink).

Today's Pixie Cottage Challenge is a sketch and/or Buttons. I used some teeny tiny star shaped buttons on the image (on Hannah's dress) and some more on the butterflies. I also used the sketch as a base...but for the diamonds, please imagine my butterflies.

I'm entering this into:
Craft Cardmakers - Flowers
Crafty Catz - Flowers
The Corrosive Challenge - button it up!
Fab n Funky - Chocolate and Blue
Little Red Wagon - Kraft
Moving Along With The Times - Spring
Oh La La Creations - Three of a kind
Pear Tree Designs - Flowers
Pile It On - Punches
Sketchy Colours - Blue Brown and White
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Punches
Stampin' Royalty - Colour Challenge
Stamptacular - Whateva!
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It

The image I used is Springtime Hannah with butterflies. She's a peach isn't she?

The distress inks I used were: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Denim, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters. I coloured the hair with promarkers.

Hope you all had a look at the gorgeous DT work for this week's Pixie Challenge when you peeked at the new stamps. Didn't everyone make some gorgeous things? Hope you get the chance to join us this week.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Donna said...

Stunning card Sharon, love your backing paper. Donna x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Sharon, WOW this is super and just right for our Spring Challenge on MAWTT. Thanks for playing along, Hazelxoxo

Carole of Brum said...

This is beautiful! Never thought of making my own backing paper before, but it does give a lovely co-ordinated look. Might try that. CoB

LouDotMac said...

Stunning card, I love the image and patterned papers - so blue. The butterflies and flowers really finish the card off nicely.

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs - good luck in the challenges.

Lou Mac. xo

Nanda said...

Just a wonderful card! The colorcombination is great and the swirls in the paper make it more elegant.


Kinglake said...

love the image and the colours are fab xx jo xx

Crystal said...

Sharon this is TOTALLY GORGEOUS, I LOVE LOVE these colors AMAZING girl!

Pami said...

What a gorgeous image and a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Tanya R said...

Stunning card.

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card! Your butterflys and flowers are so pretty.And a fab beautifully coloured image :O)
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x


Hi Sharon
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Chrissie said...

Fabulous colouring as ever, beautiful card Sharon!

Davi said...

Sharon this is beautiful!!! I love you dp and the soft look. The big butterflies are so pretty with Hannah.

heidy said...

Oh Sharon,this is beautiful!!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.

Anne said...

Sharon, you card is gorgeous!! Beautiful details ;) I love sparkle and butterflies ;)

Wish you a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anne

Carla aka scrappypug said...

wow this is just gorgeous! Love the colors!

Wendi said...

Absolutely gorgeous those colours and your paper are amazing
and I love those butterflies

Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Dori said...

Wow!! It just doesn't get much prettier than this! Gorgeous!

Dori said...

Wow!! It just doesn't get much prettier than this! Gorgeous!

Ginny said...

GORGEOUS, thanks for joining us at FNF

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Anne Kristine said... your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful work!
Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week - good luck!

Hugs Anne

Melissa S. said...

Ohhhh I love the blues you used. Great job on the backing paper. I want to play. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

Jack said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. As for your backing paper - it's fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.xx

Sadilla said...

wow.... your card is simply stunning!!!! The butterflies are gorgeous!!! =)

Susie said...

Beautiful card, love the image & pretty papers! The butterflies & flowers are fab too. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Hands On said...

So very pretty. Just love all the butterflies. The layered ones are amazing. So glad you played with us this week @ Stampin' Royalty.

The Stampin' Royalty Goddesses said...

Wow - this card is adorable. Great job with the challenge colours. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Deanna said...

So pretty!
Thanks so much for playing.
Dee - LRW DT