Friday, 15 April 2011

Home-Made Flutterbys

Happy Friday fellow bloggers, i bet we are all looking forward to the weekend. I am because it means my Thommas will be home from his holiday on Monday :D i cant wait to see him.
Anyway on with my card.
The challenge at Passion For Promarkers this week is to make your own embellies, you can find it here . This is the 1st time i have entered a challenge on this blog, I'm so enjoying all these new challenges and finding all the wonderful blogs out there.

The flower is a digi image, sorry i cant remember where it comes from, i really must start saving them with where they come from. The purple one is coloured with Lilac, Lavender & Amethyst Promarkers. The yellow one with Vanilla, Pastel Yellow & Mustard and the blue flower with Pastel Blue, Blue Pearl & Cornflower. I am very happy with how they turned out and think i must be starting to get the hang of using my pro markers correctly.
Now the embellies that i made are the super sparkly butterflies, or flutterbies as they are called in my house. I started off by doing a quick doodle of a butterfly shape, then refined it a bit, cut 3 out of medium thick white card and set to with the pva and glitter.I left them to totally dry overnight and then added some flat backed pearls for the bodies.
I used a cream textured dl card and added a 3cm wide strip of pastel striped paper from my stash across the middle, stuck the flowers on with foam pads and added the sentiment which is from a freebie magazine set. I didn't want the butterflies to be flat so i slightly bend their wings up and stuck them to the card at a tilt with super fast tacky glue.
I am really happy with this card, and don't really know why as it looks quite plain and simple, but i really like it.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter it into these challenges:


  1. Beautiful card Kate, they are flutterbies in our house too. good luck with the challenge Hope your son brings you something nice home, have a good weekend ...Chris xx

  2. Great card Kate! I love your sparkly flutterbies!!! Good luck with your first challenge! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Glitter and Shine challenge!


  3. Beautiful Kate lovely butterflies and the colouring super. Thanks for playing Love Cynthia x.

  4. Hi Kate, firstly welcome to our challenge! What a gorgeous card. I love the flower image and your colouring is perfect. Your handmade flutterbies are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. Hi Kate. Love your hand made butterflies and the flowers ar fab coloured!

    Thank you for joining our challenge at PFP:=)
    Hugs from Heidi

  6. Hi Katie, fabulous hand made flutterbies and your flowers are beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Christine x

  7. Gorgeous card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at PfP.
    Hugs :o)

  8. great card kate thanks for sharing with us at rainbow lady's challenge this week good luck. Elizabeth x

  9. gorgeous card kate.i love your butterflies and stunning vibrant colours.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Lovely flowers and butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  11. Great flowers and butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny x

  12. Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampIsanity this week :D

  13. Such a fun card and I love the element of three! Thanks for playing along in the Little Miss Muffet challenges this round! :D


xx thank you for all your comments xx