Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Buttons and Bows and Butterflies!

Hello all our Flutter by fans! Today is Wednesday, and it is another fun challenge with the Flutter by team! Today's challenge is from our talented team member, Michelle. She has challenged us to use buttons and bows with our butterflies and/or fairies this week! It's time to dig through those drawers and find the buttons! I hope you can visit the other team members' blogs to see their creations...then, upload to Danni's blog with Mr. Linky! One of our team members, Jodi, is celebrating a birthday today!! Also, sorry for the late addition...this post was scheduled, but I am finally back home! We have a new member to add to our team, and her name is Taylor! I hope you will visit her blog and give her a big welcome!

With no stamping on this card, you would've thought it would be easy to make. Well, you know when you have a visual in your head of what the card should be and you just take a long time executing it? Yep, that happened to me. I actually spent two days, on and off, on this card. I think the main snag was the metallic thread in my sewing machine. I wanted to use the thread, but I don't think I had the right needle. I'll have to get one better suited for metallic thread. And, can I just tell you that sewing around those small flowers isn't easy. I swear that my stitching is usually much better than that! One fun thing...I did get to use my new Basic Grey paper, Lemonade that I snagged at Archivers at the end of June. It is really gorgeous paper!

Card Details:
Stamps: None (can you believe it?)
Paper: Lemonade by Basic Grey; Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red and Pink Pirouette by SU
Ink: Rose Red for edges
Accessories: Nesties Flower; sewing machine; pink and pink metallic thread; McGill Build a Butterfly punch; buttons; Coffee Shimmerz; satin ribbon

20 comments:

Taylor said...

This is lovely!

Lelia said...

I just love your butterfly...and you're right. That DP is fantabulous!!!

Hugs,
Lelia

Nicola said...

Ooh I love all the texture to your card Nancy, the bugging and embossing are super. Wowzers you sure set yourself lots of work with the stitching and what a wonderful detail it is. Ooh I think I would just have to stroke that dp a bit longer.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Cathy said...

This is adorable!! I love the butterfly and the embossing is great!! Love this take on the challenge!! Hugs, Cathy

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Nancy I really like this card it has a very designer look to it love the colours.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Heather said...

Nancy great job on this and I love the Patterned Flutter By along with the embossing foler!!!

Lovely as all your creation are!!!

Heather

Michelle said...

cute card and I think you did a fabulous job with the challenge!

Jodi said...

Very pretty card! Love those colors you used and the butterfly too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Ann Kranitz said...

I love those sewn flowers. Very sweet.

Harriet said...

This is so pretty - I love the flowers with the butterfly and buttons! Hugs, Harriet

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! only 2 days???? it's gorgeous! and no stamping! wow!

hugs,

Danni said...

Welcome back home!! I so love reading your posts, feels like I'm sitting there chatting with you.
Love your card, simply love it! Awesome job!!

Patti said...

Wow! Love all the embossed layers. This card has great texture.

Heather said...

Nancy, this is beautiful! Love it!

Christine said...

Beautiful card!

Blessings,
Christine

Jan said...

Very pretty, Nancy! Don't you just love that lemonade paper! I ordered the 6x6 pad and so wish I had gotten the 12x12.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!! tfs!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Beautiful, Nancy! :)

Louise Forsyth said...

This is gorgeous Nancy, I love the bright fun colours and the flowers are totally cute.

stampin abi said...

i really like this one!