Friday 10 August 2012

Butterflies and Roses

I have decided that I really must try to use some of my many embossing folders, they just sit in boxes and hardly ever see the light of day.  I have also decided to use something that has been hanging around for a long time at least once a week - I wonder how long that will last!

This card ticks both boxes, the background has been created using one of my many unused embossing folders, this one is Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Elegance, and also some Hot Off The Press decoupage that I think came as part of one of their gorgeous paper packs.  I haven't decided what type of card it will be yet, so I will add a sentiment at a later date.

I have decorated the inside of my card using another item that had never been out of the packet before - a Spellbinders Labels Twenty die, I wanted the three layers to be quite close together, so I drew around the outside for the largest layer, die cut with it for the centre layer and drew around the inside for the smallest layer.  The papers are from the Hot Off The Press Roses in Harmony Paper Pack.

This final photograph shows the decoupage or '3-D Papier Tole' as Hot Off The Press call it.  I apologise for the glare, my photography skills really do need to be improved.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Nutcrafters Challenge 24 - Embossed backgrounds
Squiggle Stamps Challenge - Stash Attack!
Divas by Design Challenge 47 - For a Female
My Time made Easy Pretty Palette 68 - Colour Palette
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 145 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge 19 - Emboss
ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge 20 - Lace/Anything Goes
Vintage Elusions Cards and Crafts Challenge 20 - Add Some Texture
Mema's Crafts August Challenge - Anything Goes With A Twist Of Red
The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge 2 - Embossing

Thank you for looking in today, it is really hot here - it seems we can never have a happy medium, it's either cold and wet or hot and humid - but I'm not going to complain, my eldest son has gone camping for the weekend and the youngest is on a trip to Monkey World - so dry is good.



Jan said...

This is beautiful Pauline xx Jan

kelly ledder said...

This is absolutely stunning Pauline xx

Sue said...

Such a beautifully designed card Pauline. I love the colours and the design is gorgeous.


Unknown said...

Beautiful card Pauline & that embossing folder really does live up to it's name, the background is very elegant!
Thank you for joining us again this month for The Cupboard Trilogy challenges.
Jane x

Unknown said...

Oh my word Pauline, your card looks superbly elegant! Love the embossed background and how you've dressed up your pretty card, beautiful!! Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Ira

Anonymous said...

Stunningly beautiful card, love the colours and the butterflies. Thank you for joining us at ATC's and Fat Pages this fortnight. Abbie Owner xx

Christine said...

Wow Pauline, this is a stunning card. Lovely colours, fabulous dies and embossing folders.
I love it.
Christine x

Michelle J M said...

Pauline I am running out of words to describe your cards because they are all absolutely gorgeous! I think we all have all these things we don't use, we buy them because we "need" them and then put them in a box and forget them! Michelle x

rachel said...

fabulous work Pauline - really great xx

KandA said...

Gorgous card Pauline. The papers are fabulous and it looks very elegant xx

Anonymous said...

very pretty first time visiting, going to be a follower come and visit me when you have time . thanks
God Bless


Glorious colours Pauline, and the embossed background is so classy and elegant. LOVE it!
Sylvia x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Pauline this is absolutely stunning, wow this is right up my street, I love it, the vintage style, the design and colours it all look amazing.
Lorraine x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is So gorgeous Pauline! I love the embossing - it looks fab! and the butterflies, flowers and border are really beautiful… love the colors!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
p.s. I am struggling in the heat again!! :-( I'm sure it never used to be this humid in the 60s and 70s... unless I am just getting old and just can't cope with it anymore!! LOL
Take Care
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

beautiful thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

Joanne said...

Lovely card! Glad our challenge got you motivated to dust off some of your folders and put them to use! Love your layout and your color choices, very nice card! Thanx for joining us at CC&CC!

Romaine said...

Pauline, this is is beautiful! I love the sanded embossing and the gorgeous flowers and butterflies! You must pull,out your folders and cutters more often! Thanks for sharing it with us at MTME pretty palette! I hope you will join us again!

Mema's Crafts said...

Well Pauline, you are off to a fantastic start with those unused folders. Your card is gorgeous and I love the colors. I like how you decorated the inside of your card..I get a kick out of decorating the inside and I get to use up my scraps. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts for our August Anything Goes Challenge. Good Luck and visit often.

Pat K said...

Very beautiful card Pauline. Love your colour choices and you've encouraged me to dig deeper into my box of dies....sad to say so many are unused. Have a great weekend. Pat K.x

Claire said...

Beautiful card hun. Hugs, Claire x

Caro said...

beautiful, thank you for joining our challenge over at fat page challenge blog,


FLUV said...

Hopping on over from the trilogy blog, amazing card so pretty, good lick in the challenge x

Unknown said...

Beauty of a card Pauline and the embossing folder is gorgeous, I am guilty too of letting the lovely folders sit in the drawer...lately I too have tried to use mine more. They make such gorgoues cards...take annie.
Thanks for your comments and I did enter over at Willow Sketchie...xx

Anonymous said...

HI Pauline: Thanks for the invite I will be happy to make a card a submit it some time over the weekend. I did try to put your blinkie on my side bar but it will not work for me. thank you for becoming one of my followers, and the sweet comment and invite.
God Bless

xxbella71xx said...

Wow what a stunning card, the colours the embossing the butterfly's everything about it. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at The cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

Stella xx


Janette said...

Beautiful card Pauline, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Carol C said...

Hi Pauline, gorgeous card as always, I love the embossing and the colours are fabulous :o) Thanks for joining us at The Cupboard Trilogy this month, Carol xx

Barbara said...

Pauline, this is such an adorable card, I LOVE it! Great embossing and layout, it's just soooooo pretty. Good luck in our 3rd challenge. xx Barbara TCT-DT xx

Jak said...

Love it! Fab embossing too. Must give my folders a try at some point.

Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog x

Jayne A said...

Beautiful card, Love those papers. Thanks for joining us this time at Diva's.


Victoria said...

Some of my favourite colours, and the papers really are beautiful.

Kimberly S said...

What a lovely card inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us for the Squiggle Stamps Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

Joan said...

What a lovely card the colours are beautiful.
Thanks for joining in The Cupboard Trilogy challenge
Joan DTL xx

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really elegant card.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x

Magz said...

Wow I love it. and the insert as well, I always struggle with inserts.
Thanks for joining the challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Blog.
Good Luck
Mags DT

Lisa Kind said...

This is beautiful! Love your choice of papers and the design is very pretty! Thanks for playing our Pretty Palette challenge!

ju said...

Love the colours and the pretty vintage style of this card...and great embossing too ! x
Thanks for joining the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge

Jackie Randolph said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at MTME!

CraftyNess said...

Stunning card - I love the layout you have used and the colours look superb - thanks for joining us at the Cupboard Trilogy this month (DT)

Lesley said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in The Cupboard Trilogy's 'Embossing' challenge xx

Lesley (DT)