Thursday 6 February 2014


Good morning blogworld,

It's time for a new challenge over at MAWTT our lovely teamie Wendy has chosen the theme 'use parchment or vellum'.  Hmmmm, welll, here's the thing - I don't have any parchment and I haven't used vellum for years!!!!!

So, for me, this was quite a challenge - and then when you see what my teamies have created, I've not been that creative!  I'm sure there are lots of you out there who will do so much better!

Anyway - this is my card:

The Front shot:

Trying to show the vellum on the butterfly:

Another angle (and I forgot the Close Up shot!):

I used:
Digi stamp:
All Dressed Up - Three Little Party Girls
coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamps - Lili of the Valley

Memory Box - butterfly
Nestie - for the image

Scraps again - First Edition (I think)

Everything else (did you notice I threw the kitchen sink at it?)
Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers
Hobby House - Pearl swirls
Metal corners and flower ribbon - from my stuff

Really you should go and see my teamies creations - they were much more creative with vellum than I was!

Looking forward to seeing your entries in the challenge,


A challenge, or two:

Divas by Design: Die cuts - the butterfly, card blank, pink card and image - all cut with dies

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes (optional shaped card)

Digi Make Over Challenge: Anything Goes

Love To Create Challenge: Challenge #101 - Birthday/Anniversary

Hobby House Challenge: Anything Goes


Jo said...

Beautiful card Sarah, so soft & her green dress, looks fab with the pink! Hope you're all well!
hugs Jo x

Janice said...

Sarah this is so sweet and you really are hard on yourself! You followed the theme and made a great card, what else was there to do? Enjoy your day, Jx

Jane Savage said...

This is so scrummy, Sarah. Soft and feminine with great colouring and details. That butterfly certainly has the x-factor!! xx

Wendy L said...

It still looks gorgeous, I,m glad I have challenged everyone, thanks. xxx

Mrs A. said...

This is pretty Sarah. I love the soft dreamy colouring and the beautiful Vellum butterfly. You may be interested in a new challenge starting up shortly. You can see it top right on my side bar. hugs Mrs A.

Christine L said...

Oooh Sarah... this is GORGEOUS... and I love your fabulous butterfly! Of course, using one of my fav ADU images too.... really tips it for me!

Big hugs
Christine x

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous Sarah and so clever how you layered that gorgeous butterfly!
I'd like to ask your permission to post this pretty card to the All Dressed Up Pinterest board.. we'd love to see it on there.

Sarah-Jane said...

Sarah this is lovely, so pretty and girly. Love the soft colours and the butterfly die is gorgeous.
Sarah-Jane xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Well I adore this card and your vellum looks brilliant as it makes me think of how gentle and delicate a butterfly is, Love Hazelxox

Carole said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Sarah, love it
Carole xXx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah and the vellum butterfly is lovely x Susan x

Sarah said...

Looks like you are getting the hang of the Copics Missus...great job. Love the vellum butterfly and lovely colours too!! xx

Hazel said...

Well, it's a different way of using vellum and the butterfly looks gorgeous. Hazel L. x

Claire said...

Well I think you have done a great job Sarah, love those butterflies and the soft colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah - so pretty.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

oooooooooooo gorgeous Sarah love the shaping and the delicate feel to your card, love how you have used the pearl flourish, thank you for mentioning this in your post and for entering our Hobby House challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Sarah - the image is so sweet and beautifully coloured and the butterfly is gorgeous. You really are wayyyyyyy to hard on yourself!!!
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along with The Divas, at PTW and The Hobby House - good luck xx

Pami said...

Sarah I did laugh reading this! You sound just like me!! But you card is fabulous!! Pami x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, love it! your vellum butterfly looks so pretty.
Wendy xx

Lisa xx said...

Oh how pretty Sarah! I love the delicate butterfly's too xx

Sue B said...

Ooh Sarah this is gorgeous!! I love everything about this card… the fab shape… the pretty colours… such a sweet image… and the vellum butterfly and flowers are stunning! everything has come together beautifully on this card... you've done a fab job on the challenge! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Chris said...

So pretty, Sarah! The butterfly looks fabulous!

Judith said...

Your card is beautiful Sarah - I think its an achievement to get the vellum out of that butterfly die! it makes a really lovely delicate effect - I love it even if you don'r hugs Judith x said...

Wow Sarah this is beautiful, love the layout and the cute image. Love Alison xxx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Gorgeous! I love the butterfly x

DesignerDiva said...

I totally disagree with you on this one cos I don't think anyone has done a better job of this challenge than you!! You rocked it mrs I love this card, my favourite for ages!!!
(Not just from you, from anywhere!) gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous
Hugs Laurie xx

debby4000 said...

Lovely, gorgeous card, love your pretty image and the fab butterfly.

coops said...

so beautiful sarah.gorgeous delicate design and colours and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

so beautiful sarah.gorgeous delicate design and colours and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Gibmiss said...

Your card is stunning Sarah.... I would love to receive your card.... Fabulous....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Very soft and elegant!
Thank you for joining our 2nd Birthday Celebrations / Anniversary Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Tammy said...

This is so sweet Sarah, I love that image and your gorgeous layered butterfly!
Hugs, Tammy

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with great coloring and a lovely use of die cuts...thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Sharon said...

Such beautiful Die Cuts on this gorgeous card Sarah. Love the design and such a cute image.
Thank you for sharing
this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x
{Nellie’s Handmade Cards}

Sharon Caudle said...

Sarah your card is beautiful!! We would love to have you join us at Papertake Weekly as a member of our guest design team. Please email me if you're still interested. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us and hope to hear from you soon! Hugs!

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful! I love the way it almost seems like it really is flying! Graet use of the vellum...pretty card too!

amanda stokes said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Hobby House :) Amanda x