Thursday, January 7, 2010

Flutterby Little Butterfly - Card Challenges

This card has such a lovely sentiment from Maya Angelou.

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

It's perfect for new life and new beginings, as well as thinking about the passage of time and change. To me, the theme of the card and the pink, white and black color combo, also has a sense of freshness, growth and renewal.

At the beginning of a new year, traditionally a "fresh start", this card is a reminder to me to "not to sweat the small stuff" and enjoy the moment more. My goal this year is to have more fun... more fun time with the family, and more fun time for me... and yes, that includes lots of cardmaking!

I've cuttlebugged my little heart out, and used my new Paisley Cuttlebug Folder as well as one of my favourites - Divine Swirls. There is also quite a lot of layering, including the butterfly's wings, which were then painted with Twinkling H2O's.

This butterfly card is my entry for the following card challenges -

ABC Challenge - L is for Layering -

Flutterby Wednesday - New

Little Paper Shop - Let's have a bright challenge - bright pink, black & white

Sophisticat Challenge #16 - Fancy borders

Gingersnap Creations Challenge #37 - Time -

Whimsical Wednesday - Make Up Inspiration -

Cute Card Thursday - New -

Papertake Weekly - New Beginnings -

Three Clovers Design - New Years Resolutions -

Everybody Art Challenge #72 - Favorite Color Combo


  1. Way to combine ALL those challenges together so well!!! Your card is beautiful and I LOVE LOVE this quote...Maya is a verbal genuis!! Wonderful work and Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Diedrich Dare!! :D

  2. Terrific...such daring colors for this stamp combo but it totally works!

  3. What a beautiful card!! Awesome!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  4. WOW!! what a card...Its beautiful...TFS!

  5. Very pretty card, and love the quote! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday. :)

  6. So pretty!! Love the butterfly! Thanks for playing along with the Diedrich Dare this week!

  7. Lovely card sweetheart. Very pretty! Thanks for joining in over at sophisticats challenges.

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  8. Beautiful! Love the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Flutter by and the Dare! =D

  9. Neat take on the Time theme! Love your card. Very pretty! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Time Challenge!

  10. What a lovely sentiment....and a beautiful card to go with it, many thanks for playing along at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  11. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  12. The sentiment is fantastic! Your card is beautiful!! Thanks for playing in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge with us this week!

  13. What a great goal for 2010! Great card...thankd for joining us this week at 3CTC!

  14. Beautiful card, great colors!
    Thanks for playing along at EAC!

    Leonie xx

  15. Very pretty card. Thanks for playing at Gingersnaps.

  16. Lovely card...thank you for joining us at ABC..


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