Sunday 16 April 2017


So, the other day I was wasting a few hours getting some inspiration browsing through Pinterst, as you do, when I spotted ever such a pretty card here  which, I've found by following a rather twisted trail, originally came from a blog called Handmade by Sarah.  Oh, do take a look at that blog! What a pity it's not been updated for over 3 years, because she's shared some lovely things there including some great quilling ideas and a very novel use for peel offs. (No, not that novel, you filthy girl, go and stand at the back of the class!)

Anyway, I decided to CASE it, and here is my take on it.

I've used strips cut from snippets of pink, peach and lemon card, each embossed using a different folder, and used a Spellbinders die from the Jewelled Flowers set to cut a matching butterfly for each.

As I was using dies rather than punches, I decided to cut the bottoms of the strips at a straight angle instead of shaping them to fit the butterflies.  A simple stamped sentiment (from *that* magazine freebie with the embossing folder we all love)  and the card is finished.

Before I move on to the list - and I'm afraid it IS a list - of challenges I'm entering, I must apologise for the fact that over the next couple of months it's going to be a bit feast-and-famine on here. I've spent the last few days making and scheduling my DT makes right through to the middle of June, and when I'm around I'll need to either combine lots of challenges or completely miss out on playing along. I'll be visiting your blogs when I have wifi/data but actually posting anything to Blogger when  I'm not at a computer is just too difficult, so I'll need to schedule things when I can. It's going to be the same for the whole of August too, so I'm going to need to be VERY well organised!

Right, I'm playing along with

Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 287/288
Naughty or Nice - 3 of something
Shopping our Stash - Use punches and/or Dies
Cut it Up - CASE it  
Just Us Girls - Peach, Lemon and Pink


Cara said...

This is fabulous. Love the spring colours you've chosen. Cara x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

That's very pretty card, and a great way to use up scraps! Also fun to get out those embossing folders, which are sometimes neglected.

Thanks for joining us for our CASE It! challenge at Cut it Up!


cotnob said...

A pretty card Jane, lovely bright colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous, Jane! I like your bright colors even better than the colors on the card you CASEd. I'm going to CASE this idea myself but my mind is running to Christmas or maybe Halloween. Thanks so much for the inspiration, my friend. :-D

Dotty Jo said...

Thanks so much for joining us again at Naughty or Nice Challenges, Jane - always glad that you do and we don't mind that you've gone over to the 'Nice side' one little bit! Jo x

Lynne in NI said...

What a lovely card to showcase your embossing folders, your diagonal cut was just right! Thanks for playing along at Naughty or Nice :)

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful card! I love how you used the colors and different embossing on each strip of cardstock! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Jane. I love things on an angle and yours looks fabulous in our colours at Just Us Girls this week. Love the embossing and those butterflies are so lovely. Thanks for sharing with us.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sarn said...

Lovely & bright & cheerful. Pinterest is great for inspiration, I use it a lot. No point spending all that time pinning things your interested in if you never use them! Xxx

Di said...

Brilliant card Jane - I love the design with the strips and butterflies - great way to use up snippets too!


Di xx

Larelyn said...

I love this design. I have it on my "I want to make this" list. I love your embossing. Thank you for joining our CASE challenge at Cut it Up Challenge Blog.

Lindsey said...

I am so glad that when you make SUCH a nice card for us, you can at least sneak a little naughtiness into the post. ;) And this is such a pretty card and design! Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

KandA said...

Super card Jane, great design and lovely cheery colours xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the embossed strips and co-ordinating butterflies-I spent shall we say quite some time on pinterest this morning-but got a couple of good ideas
Carol x

Chris Dring said...

Such a pretty card, and you even sneaked in a bit of snark in your post! LOL! Thanks for joining in at both Just Us Girls and Shopping Our Stash!

Jenny L said...

Hi Jane,
congrats on being featured in the playground this week with your very super snippets make.
The colours are so gorgeous and vibrant.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Jane! Love the embossed strips and the pretty butterflies.