Saturday, 10 September 2011

Butterfly kisses - patchwork

I bought this patchwork paper a while ago and decided to use some on this card for the patchwork theme for Cupcake 158. I stamped two Stampotique butterflies by Janet Klein, heat embossed with silver and coloured with poppy promarker - for Passion for promarkers 116 theme: patchwork. Unfortunately, I had to resort to a scan because there was too much sheen picked up by the flash because every other square is shiny - this looks lovely irl.

This is also for this week's theme on Daring cardmakers: flutterby, where this lovely photo inspiration is given, the challenge being to use the colours and also include butterflies:

It was only after I'd finished the card and looked to see what the name of the paper is - Butterfly kisses - patchwork by NitWit Essentials - so how appropriate it was that I decided to add butterflies. I felt that I wanted to add more to the card, but I think the patchwork paper is so lovely that it would be a shame to hide too much of it.

This is also for:

Flutter by Wednesday 170: open + butterfly
PaperPlay 36: use two or more stamped images
The paper shelter 30: embossing of any kind
Stamptacular 127: the sky's the limit
Stamp something: something to say goodbye 'anything goes' (sadly, their last challenge)
Stamp dreams 97: anything goes
Creative card crew: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Ladybug: anything goes


  1. Very pretty card! I love the quilted design!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  2. A gorgeous patchwork design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  3. Lovely card, Hazel Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' Photo Prompt challenge this

  4. What a great patchwork make! I love yoru butterflies!

    Thx for sharing at Ladybug Crafts Ink and Make It Monday Hazel!

    Mary J x

  5. Oops, I meant Flutter By Wednesday, not LCI!!

  6. Awww... This is such a sweet and adorable card! Love the bitterflys! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week!Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

  7. Hazel,
    Gorgeous quilt work you've done here. I love the color choice of the butterflies...they really pop and "fly" off the card.
    Very nice work and thank you for sharing it with us at 'Make It Monday.'
    Lisa xx

  8. Hi Hazel, what a gorgeous card. I love the butterflies and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  9. Gorgeous card Hazel!! The papers are gorgeous and look perfect with just the butterfly embellies!! Thanks for playing along with my Patchwork theme at PFP this week, good luck, Juliexx

  10. I stopped by from Inspiration Avenue. Lovely entry.

  11. Visiting from IA--very pretty patterns!

  12. When I saw the photo inspiration challenge I thought to myself I'm so into Fall and Halloween how am I gonna do that lol.... You did awesome. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew anything goes challenge!


  13. wonderful patchwork design and fab colours
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  14. what a super sweet card...and very pretty papers :0)..thanks for sharing with us at PFP..hugs Debs x

  15. Wow thats just gorgeous Hazel. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

  16. Love the patchwork effect! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

  17. Love the bright colors, nice and cheery! Thanks for playing along with us this week at LCI!

  18. The patchwork looks great! Thanks joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week.

  19. Fun patchwork!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Challenge!

  20. Wow Hazel, that patchwork paper is gorgeous and perfect for our challenge at The Daring Cardmakers this week!

  21. Another fab card Hazel.

    Crafty Boots Team

  22. What a great patchwork make. Those butterflies are my favorite. That patchwork paper is gorgeous and perfect for challenge at The Daring Cardmakers this week.
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