Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dots and Stripes at the "Butterfly Challenge"

Hello my friends,

Today I am "Guest Designing" at the "Butterfly" challenge"....


I feel so honored to have been asked to  be a part of the team for this challenge
which happens to be "Dots and Stripes" and a butterfly of course!!


I really had fun with this card, as I dug out some very old and very neglected 
Stampin Up stamps.....
I used three different sets "So Happy, "Seeing Spots" and "Garden Silhouettes"....
I stamped the stripes 3 times using my Dew Drop inks....I stamped the dots
on top and the flower stem on top of those.....
To finish, I added
a piece of lace at the top, a yellow gingham ribbon and a gorgeous butterfly
sent to me by a friend and teammate "Terri"....
I had commented on a gorgeous card she did using some of these butterflies
and she send me a HUGE goodie package of not only the butterflies
but loads of other creative "stuff" as well!!

I invite "you" to join in the butterfly challenge this week...
it is always so much fun there...
and I want to thank the "Butterfly challenge" for having me!!!

Entering in the following challenges:
Lady Bug Challenges .... Flowers
and
Craft- Dee BowZ ... Anything Goes
and
Crafting From The Heart .... Anything Goes
and
House f Cards .... Add A Bow
and
Stamping Sensations .... Summer Blooms

28 comments:

Mrs A. said...

It has been a pleasure to show case your gorgeous card on my Butterfly challenge. Thank you for being my Guest Designer for #11.
Hugs Mrs A.

~Tammy~ said...

BEAUTIFUL! Of course, this girl is in love with your fabulous gingham bow!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Congrats on being Guest Designer Diane! This card is FABULOUS! LOVE the background you've created ... sheer genius! Beautiful summertime colors and design elements! I too love the gingham ... wow ... just perfect! Now you've inspired me to take part in this fun challenge ... guess I'd better get crafting! LOL

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty, I love the yellow gingham bow.

Charlene said...

Beautiful Diane! Love the colors and the gingham!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your guest DT position, Diane!! What an absolutely gorgeous card!! I just adore the yellow gingham ribbon!! I love how it looks like it's tied around the pretty purple flower stem!! The butterfly is beautiful!! Love this my friend!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Maligno said...

Beautiful card - such a happy color is yellow! We don't see it often enough. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ July challenge!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Diane
Very pretty card. Love the lace.
Thanks for joining in at HOC.
Ang

Taunya Butler said...

This card is beautiful!! I love the gorgeously tied yellow gingham bow!! The border of lace at the top and some very well placed jewels just make this card sing!!!

Mynn xx said...

OH my goodness, I LOVE this! The colors are awesome and I adore the gingham bow! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

MaryH said...

Just became your newest follower after seeing this pretty card over at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. Love the cheery yellow stripes on this background, and the delicious lavender flower stalks. That is one gorgeous butterfly perched on the stems, and I can see why you were selected as a Guest Designer. Lovely to meet a new friend and get to know a talented cardmaker. TFS

brenda said...

This is so very pretty Diane and absolutely perfect for our theme this month.

Thanks so much for joining in our Summer Blooms theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your GD spot!! Lovely card!

Leslie Miller said...

Love, LOVE how you've used these old sets and it's a pleasure to see them again! Beautiful colors and design. Again with the gorgeous bow. You're giving me bow envy!

pinky said...

So beautiful, fresh and pretty! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

SoniaW said...

What a pretty card, love the colours - thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart - Sonia DT

Kristi Schurr said...

It does feel good to dust off those neglected stamps and make something pretty with them! I like your colors and the collaged look of this card,very nice!♥

Merethe Arstein said...

Nice card. Thank you for participating in the 'Add a Bow' challenge at House of Cards.

Ma :)
House of Cards DT

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Love your pretty butterfly and gorgeous bow! Thanks so much for playing along at House of cards!

Donna Nuce said...

So many beautiful details on your card. Love the cropped corners and the beautiful lace. The bow is amazing (4 loops!) wow! Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge blog.

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge blog.

sue t. said...

What an amazing bow!!! Impressive, especially since I can barely tie my shoes!! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month!

Anita said...

Love this. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs.

Pat Couder said...

Great stamping, move the yellow stripe and matching gingham bow. Thank you for sharing on HOC. Pat x

Wendy L said...

A really pretty card, thanks for joining in at Ladybug Crafts. xxx

Gracie CH said...

What a sweet, sweet card! You did a lovely job! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards. I hope we can see more of your beautiful creations soon!

Gracie
HOC DT
gracielliedesign blogspot com

Ang said...

This is really lovely. Your butterfly is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
Ang HOC DT Shabby/Vintage

Angi MakingMayhem said...

Gorgeous bow, Diane! Yellow and purple are such fun color combos - love the stripes! Thank you for sharing your card with us. (I've been out of town, so I'm making my rounds late.) Hope to see you again at the House of Cards Challenge!

Inky hugs,
Angi
HOC DT
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