Monday, 23 November 2009

Butterfly Kiss

I thought I would have a little break from making Christmas cards, so instead I sat down to make my November Docrafts friendship card for Karen (CarrieAnne). It was actually really invigorating to get away from the pressure of the Chrimbo card production line, as I have started to feel my mojo slipping away lol!

I followed this week's Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge #25 sketch .....

... and would also like to enter the card for the following challenges:

Daring Cardmakers - Initial thoughts. They would like to see at least 3 things on your card that begin with the first letter in your name. Well I'm quite lucky in that respect ... P is not only for Pauline, but is also for ....
- Penny Black stamps (* 3)
- Paper
- Pearls
- Petals
- Pearlised card
- Punched flowers
- Pricked holes (for the stitching) ....

... and also for Phew!! (lol!)

Stamp 'n' Scrap Hawaii - stitching
Flutterby Wednesday #84 - open theme featuring a butterfly, fairy or angel
Simon Says - Animal Antics. This is my second card for this challenge but i kinda get the impression that they are ok with multiple entries - hope so :-)
Corrosive Challenge #39 - Let's Go to the Movies! I have used the little known movie title Butterfly Kiss - ok so I had to look that one up on IMDb ... but it's there I promise you lol!

I used one of my all-time fave stamps, Penny Black "Bunny Bath" - I never tire of his cute little face looking so loved up with the butterfly :-)

I also decorated the inside, which I haven't been doing with Christmas cards as there just isn't enough time in the world when I have to make so many lol!

Main image: Penny Black "Bunny Bath", coloured with watercolour pencils with a little doodling around the edges;
Sentiments: Penny Black "... second self" (2386D) (front); Penny Black "Everything's ..." (2733E) (inside);
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Bloom & Grow";

Supplies: lace and charm from Quixotic Paperie; large pearl brad and spacer from The Hobby House; Woodware flower; pearl gems and dragonfly brad from my stash;
Tools: large oval and large scalloped oval nestabilities; Martha Stewart "Ash branch" punch.

Don't forget that if you enter this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge there are loads of fab prizes on offer on our blog hop, plus I am offering some DT candy if you enter the challenge and visit my DT card here - plus all the other DT members are offering candy too :-).


  1. How adorable!! What a cute card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  2. This is beautiful Pauline, loving all the "P"s!

  3. And another "P" it's perfect! :)
    thanks for joining in the DCM dare!

  4. Beautiful card Pauline...such gorgoeus colours! :0)
    Helen x

  5. absolutely the colours

  6. Oh this is so adorable, fabulous cute image and great details.

  7. Beutiful card, and all those Ps! :)xx

  8. Very cute card! Beautiful the details!:)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

    Tímea and DT

  9. Aw, I love this card, 'specialy the inside, very nice words!

  10. Stunning Pauline! Love the colour choices and the bellies :D


  11. Beautiful card Pauline,i love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  12. Super cute card! I love your coloring too! Thanks for playing along with CCBJ!

  13. Aww, butterfly kisses!!! how sweet!!! gorgeous coloring!!! hugs, Kris

  14. Absolutely gorgeous card. You did well with all those P's too. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  15. What a beautiful take on my sketch, Pauline:O) Love the adorable image, fab colouring. The papers you have used are all wonderful, stunning lace. Love that you have decorated the inside too:)
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  16. Another fab card, as always. Love the way you make the inside as special as the front.
    Kaz xx

  17. Thanks for joining us at the Corrostive Challenges by Janet! So many great textures here!!

  18. This is so beautiful. I love the papers, they are great and the colors are fab. Cute image and so great colored in.
    Thanks for joining SFTW and good luck.
    Gunn :-D

  19. SO sweet! Thanks for playing with us on CCBJ!

  20. Absolutely gorgeous card! And what a lot of P's!!!

    Congrats on your win at SFTW too - fab prize you have there (not green at all!)

    Carol x


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