OMG ladies, It's December already. This time last year I had most of my presents bought, but this Christmas seems to have crept up very quickly this year. I think its because there has been so much going on, with Claire, Craig moving twice and also my sister moving over here. I feel exhausted just remembering all of it. I was going to say hopefully next year will be less manic, but Claire will be having our 1st grandchild, so I'm thinking Maybe NOT!! Bring it on I can't wait.
Claire went down to Bournemouth on Sunday to see Craig's new apartment, and she called in to see us on her way home. I only saw her last week, but when I saw her again on Sunday her bump had grown so much, so I took another photo for the mum & baby book I'm making. She is blooming beautifully.
Right, on to the card this week. I think Christmas cards have finished now, but you never know. It was nice to go back to my butterflies,I have missed them. I know there are a few ladies on my blog that love butterflies as much as I do, so hope you like them. Oh, and I have to say sorry that it is Chrysanthemum's again but I couldn't just put them aside so I added some sparkle and used them on this week's card.
Creative Expressions- Foundations Card- Coconut White
Creative Expressions- Dazzlers
Creative Expressions- Pearls
Spellbinders- Delicate Asters
Spellbinders- Les Papillions Two
Sue Wilson- Noble dies- Double Pierced Squares
Sue Wilson- Frames & Tags- Alexandra
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Delicate Fronds
Sue Wilson- Embossing Folder- Rambling Rose
How to make:-
First I made my 1st mat & layer, but kept it really plain. The next smaller layer I used the Sue Wilson Rambling Rose embossing folder. and used sticky pads on the back for dimension. I then cut all the dies from the Alexandra die set but cut 2 of the larger fancy cuts and placed one horizontal and one vertical. I cut and glittered the 2nd smallest die and added pearls then the sentiment was made with the central die, I stamped it and and added some glue and rock candy for sparkle. I layered each die cut with sticky pads, but the centre was stuck down into all the other dimensions, I hope this makes sense. I cut out the petals from the Aster die to make some Chrysanthemum flowers ( last weeks tutorial ), added glitter to the tips and arranged on the card along with some leaves and the fronds die. Finally I added some butterflies, double layered with white & silver card.
Hope you like it. Same time same place next week. Any ideas for a tutorial?