Tuesday 7 October 2014

Autumn butterflies

I think any butterflies out and about today would have very soggy wings! Nevertheless, I've seen a few about in the last few days even though it is October. I think this year's strange weather patterns have confused them as much as me.

These butterflies are die cut with my trusty old friend the Cuttlbug butterfly die, but instead of embossing them in one of the dedicated folders that came with them I used an Embossalicious folder and then used the same one on some cream card to create a background. The small squares are cut with the die that came free with my Cuttlebug, many years ago, and I've only just opened the packet!

All the butterflies were cut from "too nice to part with" scraps from my stash.

I'm joining in with

Butterfly Challenge #15 - Butterfly in Autumn Colours
Alphabet Challenge  Q for Quadruple
Crafty Creations Challenges  Use Orange
Pixies Snippets Playground week 145


Mrs A. said...

So glad you decided to part with your scraps. Your butterfly colours are lovely and I like that you have used the same embossing folder for the back ground. Thankyou for fluttering by. As you have used snippets up you could also enter over at Di's challenge.
Hugs Mrs A.

Jane Willis said...

Thanks for telling me about that, Mrs A, the blog is new to me!

paper fun said...

Very sweet. Awesome butterflies.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Mrs.B said...

This is such a lovely card.
Thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge

Di said...

Hello Jane, and welcome to the Snippets Playground! Beautiful card there and I do hope you come back to play again soon!


Di xx

Di said...

Pssst Jane, it's Di again. From your 'About me' piece on your blog - my guess is that you don't live to far away from Mrs A or myself! Small world!


Di xx

Di said...

Me again :) Oh yes, I know Fleet well, really like it and almost bought a house there when we moved to North Hants. We're a bit further South down the M3, just off the Dummer/Basingstoke exit at J7 - in Hatch Warren :) Didn't it throw it down with rain this afternoon huh :)

Di x

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

So pretty! I love the emboosed background and the embossed butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

MaryH said...

Hello Jane, Saw your beautiful snippets card over at the Snippets Playground and zipped over to say Hello. Love the way you've used these autumn snippets to make such a lovely card on the white embossing. A very attractive layout & Congrats on your nice win at the Playground. I just became your newest follower, hope to see you often at the Playground swings. Hope you'll find time to visit me sometime as well. TFS & well done on being highlighted over at the Playground.

Liz said...

Congratulations on your win in Pixie's Playground. Love your card! I like how you've used the same embossing folder for the butterflies and background. xx

Sarn said...

Hello Jane . .. just skipped over to see you from the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND. Great butterfly card -perfect use of snippets too!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Hi there Jane! From the above comments you'll see that you ought to hop over to the Snippets Playground for a peek :)


Di xx

Kathy said...

Hi Jane, Saw your beautiful butterfly card over at Snippet's Playground and wanted to welcome you and congratulate you on your win. I am one of your new followers and I'm hoping you will visit my blog sometime. Hope to see you on the playground again soon.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jane, popped over from the Snippet's Playground after seeing your fabulous butterflies to say hello and nice to see you joining in. Like you, I have so many 'too nice to part with' scraps so Di's challenge gives me the encouragement I need to use some of it up each week. Congratulations on your win - what fun to win on your very first week :) Elizabeth xx