Monday, 6 April 2015

Black and white butterfly

Happy Easter! I've had a little break from crafting and blogging, and had a lovely relaxing few days, with the family over for lunch on Easter Sunday. While we were eating lunch, the first butterfly I've seen this year fluttered past the window - spring really IS on the way! (My husband would use a very different yardstick to judge the arrival of spring by - the very first asparagus shoot is peeping through the earth.)

Anyway, I had to celebrate by using a butterfly on a card, didn't I? I've used a strip of paper printed out from Debbie Moore's "Black and white chic boutique" CD and a butterfly cut using a Spellbinders die. I'd wanted the "With Love" words (cut with a Tattered Lace die) to curve around towards the edge of the card, but unfortunately they weren't flexible enough to do that properly. Perhaps peel-offs would have worked better.

I added a few green gems to the butterfly to highlight it and also to emphasis the fact that there is no colour on the rest of the card - simply black and white.



I'm entering this card into two challenges I never thought I'd find myself combining:

CD Sundays - Clean and Simple
Less is More - Predominantly Black 

10 comments:

  1. Very elegant black and white Jane.

    Hugs and love
    Maarit

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  2. Very elegant black and white Jane.

    Hugs and love
    Maarit

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  3. Beautiful CAS card Jane and perfect for our challenge at CD Sunday. Thank you for sharing it with us. I think Spring has finally arrived in Cyprus too......the wild tulips are blooming always a good sign. Wynn DT

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  4. Very striking and perfect for our challenge. I love the message the butterfly brings with it.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. Elegant, chic and striking Jane.
    A perfect take on this week's challenge and thanks so much for playing along.
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  6. This is super Jane, such a great, striking design!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Perfect for our clean and simple challenge over at CD Sunday.
    Many thanks for taking the time to join in with us.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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  8. A beautiful CAS card Jane , clean and crisp, thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
    sue-b DT xx

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  9. A wonderful CAS card Jane. Very striking and eye catching. Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  10. A beautiful CAS card Jane, love your design especially your butterfly.
    Thanks for joining us this time.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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