Monday, 19 February 2018

A bit OTT for me!

Well, I've really gone a bit OTT by my standards today! I make a LOT of CAS cards, and often stray into messy or more complex territory, but seldom go full-on ribbon, lace, pearls, flowers, multiple die cuts and the whole shebang. However, Mother's Day is approaching and needs must......

(The usual disclaimer - in real life that ribbon is NOT bright orange, it's a lovely soft peach like the upper die cut doily)

The design of this card is inspired by the Butterfly Challenge where the wheel segments this time are paper piecing, pearls, patterned paper, peach, pink and purple. I've managed to combine all the segments except paper piecing and frankly last week's venture into it was enough to last me for quite some time!

I've used two pink patterned papers, pink heart gems and pink pearl braid, a purple flower, purple die cut butterfly, sentiment and doily and peach  ribbon and doily.

Incidentally that doily die is one of my oldest dies and yet I hardly ever use it because although the die cut comes out lovely and cleanly, the waste from all those little holes doesn't. It doesn't matter what I do to help them on their way (and that die has single-handedly killed a Tool'n'One) I end up having to pick them all out from the die with a pokey tool. One. By. One. So you can see how much love has gone into this card. I cut TWO of the blighters!

I am sharing it with The Butterfly Challenge and with 

Little Red Wagon - Luuurve

C.R.A.F.T - Mother's Day/Feminine 

And, thanks to Liz's suggestion, I am also sharing with The Crafty Calendar Challenge - 2 or more layers.


  1. that is lovely, great layering and I feel your pain over the one by one, though I did have a chuckle at your wording of it.

  2. Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge blog for challenge 455 the theme is Mother’s Day/ Female and the sponsor is Sweet’n’Sassy. Hugs Jackie (GDT)

  3. Great card! Such neat die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  4. Great card, Jane, well done for incorporating so many of Mrs A's elements for the Butterfly Challenge. I feel your pain at having to poke out all the little pieces, one by one. Would be great to see your card over in the Crafty Calendar Challenge, where the challenge this month is 2 or more layers. xx

  5. Wonderful card Jane, I love the doilies such a shame the die is a pain to use as its so pretty. I have a Marianne border die that is like that.
    Hugs Kaz xx

  6. Lovely card Jane. Thanks for sharing with us at the CRAFT challenge this week.x

  7. Thank you for joining the CRAFT challenge this week.

  8. Bet you wish you'd done paper piecing instead of that darn doily!! The result is really pretty though and glad you persevered to see another day. Thankyou for coming along and spinning the butterfly wheel this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Gorgeous card, sometimes an opulent, embellished card just hits the spot and this one certainly does x

  10. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely,i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.


  11. Oooh this is lovely and certainly has loads of interesting layers and textures. Love the layout too. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Two or more Layers) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you and I hope we see you next time. Sue Pxxx DT


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