Friday 18 March 2016

Two of a kind

The current phase of my ongoing decluttering is sorting through old craft magazines, making projects inspired by those that inspire me, trying techniques that are new to me and then giving away or recycling the mags, depending on their condition. So these two cards are inspired by an article in the July 2013 issue of Making Cards magazine.

I've used all sorts of bits and pieces on them - a lovely butterfly paper that came in a RAK some years ago, papers from a Craftwork Cards goodie bag and a K & Company 6x6 pad both of which are many years old, my old faithful Cuttlebug butterfly die, a Spellbinders butterfly die, the beautiful Butterfly Garden die that I recently won in the Snippets Playground, scraps of ribbon, gems, stamps, border punches..... it really was time to get everything out to play!

I have to confess though that while making them I made the classic boo-boo on one of them, I stuck the front panel on upside down. But before cutting it off and attaching it the right way up to a new card, I had the presence of mind to grab my phone and take a snap. Why? Because on April 1st, the lovely Darnell is going to be holding a one-day-only event for us to link up our card boo-boos. A sort of April Foolishness event. So do please dig out photos of your boo-boos ready to join in on the day - you can read more about it over on Darnell's blog.

Anyway, enough about what went wrong, let's have a look at the finished cards.


I am sharing these with:

Craft Rocket Challenges - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge - Patterned paper over a year old
Alphabet Challenge - B for Beautiful Butterflies
Fab 'n' Funky - Spots and stripes   


Barb said...

These are lovely Jane. It all goes together so well and I love your papers. Well done with the de-cluttering. I did the same with magazines a few weeks ago then got fed up. I did manage to throw out about two dozen after picking around at them. I've also been using the same Cuttlebug butterfly today making 4 cards for my charity box. Barbxx

Cara said...

A stunning collection of cards. Love the colours. Well done on the de cluttering, I'm very impressed. Have a good weekend, Cara x

Creations by Shirl said...

Great job on those set of cards! TFS it with Craft Rocket Challenge!

Darnell said...

Nothing more satisfying than decluttering! Wish I could have been there to help! You've made such lovely cards, Jane! Thank you so much for spreading the word about my upcoming boob, er, booboo challenge!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Lovely die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a deliciously striking colour combo! Love it! Gorgeous card and fabulous image. Thanks for joining in with the Fab 'n' Funky 'Spots & Stripes' challenge. Your card is perfect for our challenge this week. Had to giggle at the upside down sticking. I've done that just recently on a make, so maddening! Darnell will be so pleased you snapped it for the 'boob' challenge. LOL. Big hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

JayBe said...

Two beautiful butterfly cards, Jane - loving the black and orange. Thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Emma said...

What a gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘B is for Beautiful Butterflies’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x