Saturday 13 May 2017

Birthday Butterfly Wishes (Elisabeth Bell image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I haven't used this image in quite some time but it is one of my favourites from Elisabeth Bell, I think she's so sweet.

I made the sky background (which was originally going to be used on a water style card with a mermaid). I used some distress inks, I placed a template over the top of it and sprayed water which took some of the colour away. I thought it looks a little like clouds now. I used some Lawn Fawn hillside and flowers borders along with their sun and circle dies too. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps -  flowers and butterflies (card no. 3)
As you like it - Fave die and why - I love my stitched square dies as they go on any card so easily and I don't have to measure my square. I love the stitched element as it gives a lovely border to the square. I also love the grass and flower border dies too for nature scenes. 
Aud Sentiments - flowers and sentiment
Card Mania - life is colourful
Cards and More - cards for women
Come and Get it - Birthday wishes
The Corrosive Challenge - anything goes  
Craft-Alnica - ombre 
Crafting by Designs monthly challenge - anything goes  
Crafting with an Attitude -  anything goes 
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes  
The Crafty Addicts -  anything goes / use die cuts
Crafty Calendar - flowers
Crafty Creations - anything goes  
Crafty Friends - cute
Crafty Gals Corner - bling (flower centres)
Creatalicious - anything goes with option of for the girls/Mother's day 
Create & Inspire - anything goes with optional: add flowers 
Creative Craft Cottage - 3 of a kind - butterflies
Creative Fingers - anything goes 
Cute Card Thursday - dies and punches (square, hillside borders, flower border & sun dies)
Dies r us - flowers and dies
Digi Choosday - anything goes wk18 
Elisabeth Bell's World - butterflies
Fab N Funky - kids and teens card
Glitter & Sparkle - for the kids - inspired by the movie "Pollyanna"
Inky Chicks - butterflies
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes 
Love to Scrap -  anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - May card challenge
Simply Papercraft - anything goes  
SugarPea Designs - mix it up - inspired by the yellow flowers
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes with optional twist of flowers
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 

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Have a great day,

XOX Lucy


  1. Gorgeous card Lucy, sweet image and love the card design. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member X

  2. Beautiful card, sweet image and gorgeous colours,thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  3. Really cute birthday card. I love how she is on her tip toes. Love the little flower dies. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  4. Adorable image! Very sweet card, love your design elements! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!!

  5. WOW! Another fabulous creation! Beautiful coloring and love that background! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  6. Such a lovely summery card with these wonderful bright colours, the pretty butterflies and flowers surrounding your sweet and beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

  7. Your Copic colouring is absolutely beautiful! Love this happy, fresh card! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs!

  8. Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge. Succes!
    Have a nice day

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle!

  10. Nice how you made a scene out of your card. I like the colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  11. Beautiful card, love the imagen in realy beutiful ombre beckground.
    Thanks for joing us in Craft-alnica. Lp Lili

  12. What a beautiful Spring card.Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

  13. Gorgeous, I love how you have done the sky, thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week, Julie DT x

  14. Wow, really love it! Also enjoy it when a background gets upcycled! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
    Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

  15. I love her images and I really do think that those die cuts go perfectly with it. Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar (Flowers) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  16. Beautiful and sweet card :). Thank you for playing with us in CRAFT-alnica.

  17. Beautiful coloring on this sweet image. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    Kathy DRU DT

  18. Great. Thank you for joining us at CRAFTalnica.

  19. Brilliant card love the fabulous sky background,cute image and all the little flowers
    Carol x

  20. Beautiful card Lucy, love the pretty scene you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Elisabeth Bell’s World. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  21. Wwwwoooowww :-))) Lovely card!

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky! Good luck :-)))
    Troppo Stella DT

  22. Beautiful card. Love the scene you created! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  23. Super cute Lucy! I love the sweet inky sky and that gorgeous diecut scene you've created. Such a fabulous Elisabeth Bell image too, love this one. Gorgeous card hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  24. Super cute card with a very sweet image. Thanks so much for joining us at As you like it. Hope to see you again soon.


  25. You made such a fantastic card :-)) Thanks for playing with us at CRAFTalnica.

  26. Amazing colouring as always, and a fab layout. I love my stitched dies too!
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    In The Pink Challenge
    Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
    As You Like It Challenge.

  27. Super pretty card!! I love the die cut that you've added. Thank you so much for choosing to share your card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!

  28. Hello lucy… Thanks for joining our ‘Cute’ challenge with another one of your lovely cards… this one is so sweet. Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  29. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

  30. Beautiful card, love <our image and colouring and realy beutiful ombre beckground. Thanks for joing us in Craft-alnica. :)

  31. I love the ‘design’ of this card – very pleasing on the eye. Thank you for sharing this with us at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

  32. OMG !!! Adorable creation !!! Congratulations !
    Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !!!
    Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
    Lidia DT

  33. Great job, the card is really beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing on CWAA and I hope you join us next month. Good luck, I keep my fingers crossed.
    BożenA DT CWAA

  34. Beautiful colours!
    Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge:)
    Marzena DT

  35. Such a sweet creation Lucy. I love all those flowers! Glad you joined us at SugarPea Designs.

  36. A wonderful spring card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for the girls / Mother's Day” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…


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