Global Design Project 084 | Case the Designer

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

This week on the Global Design Project we are Casing Michelle Last…..


Michelle is a very talented lady and this card like all her cards is so beautiful..


I really love this card and it really excites me…

The Layout of this card has  inspired me and I hope you will enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it.

This card is full of texture but has a simple look with the white background and the “Pop” of colour in one corner. It gives it such a feel of elegance.

I’m also giving you a “Sneak Peak” of a new Stamp set and Thinlit Dyes…..

Colorful Seasons and Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

I LOVE this set……and this is only a small part of it.

As this is the first card I have done using will have to wait to see what else I do with it.


As I have said I have Cased the “Layout”….instead of using a square frame I have used a circle and raised it from the card to add an extra dimension.

To do this I used the Foam Adhesive Strips and to go around the curve I nicked long the strip, giving it the ability to go around the curves nicely.




A dye cut branch floats across the frame with beautiful Spring Blooms.


The inside of the card I stamped a matching image

I hope you have enjoyed my card…

The Colorful Seasons and Seasonal Layers Thinlits will be available come the 1st June.

If you want a copy of the 2017/18 Annual Catalogue then contact me and I will have one sent to you when released.

Remember to go to Global Design Project and check out the other wonderful cards and may be Give it ago yourself..
Click HERE



Eastern Palace Suite…Early Release

Welcome to Butterflys and Bow!

Now usually you have to wait until Friday to see a Video on my Blog, but I have something special to share with you….

How would you like to get your hands on these colourful and exotic products from the Eastern Palace Suite before the New 2017/18 Catalogue is Available in June.

Well you can for a limited time only.

Below shows you the 2 bundles on offer from 1st May until 31st May.

Included in these bundles are FREE product*

Eastern Palace Started Bundle- FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle – FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock

*The new free items (Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock) are only available with the purchase of a bundle.

Contact me on 0408 868 771 to find out more


EasternBundles are exclusive to the early release and will no longer be available after 31 May 2017.
Individual items in the Eastern Palace suite will be available with the release of the 2017-2018 annual catalogue on 1 June 2017.


These Items can be ordered as of the 1 May 2017…Click on the link below and go directly to my Shop.

Eastern Palace Started Bundle- FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
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Eastern Palace Premier Bundle – FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Global Design Project 083 | Theme Challenge

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

I hope your day has been as beautiful as ours is here in the Southern Highlands.

Autumn is such a beautiful season here and the trees are starting to look beautiful.


This photo was taken by my husband as he left work the other days…just love the colours.

Well to get back to what I’m supposed to be Blogging about…….

Global Design Project Challenge for this week is a Theme Challenge and the theme is….


Now I don’t use a lot of “Bling or Sparkle” on my cards, so this was a bit of fun!


The “Bling” I used is the Glimmer Paper – Dazzling Diamonds and if its Diamonds then it had to be a Wedding Card.

I used the Glimmer Paper for the Matt, leaves and flower centers. The Glimmer Paper Matt I cut as a boarder and used the center piece to cut the leaves and Flower pieces from. Once the Blushing Bride and Whisper White matt’s are layered together with the Glimmer Paper, then no one will know except you and me!


 I layered the 3 matts on top of each other, adhering together with Multi Purpose Glue and mounted to the card front with Dimensionals.

I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the card base as this card will be fairly heavy and it will support all the layers.

The Flowers and leaves were cut from the Framelit sets “Botanical Builder” and unfortunately this is one set that will be leaving us at the end of May.

So if you are interested in purchasing this then GO to my SHOP and purchase it now, before its sold out.

The colours used for the flowers are Blushing Bride and So Saffron.

The sentiment and frame boarder comes from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set was stamped using the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Pad and Basic Grey Archival Stampin’ Pad. The matching die cuts are from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.

Pearls finishes of the card as centers of the beautiful flowers.

I hope you have enjoyed my card if you want to know anything more just contact me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Please go to Global Design Project’s page and have a look at some of the amazing creations that have been posted..
You can find them HERE

Have a lovely Day!




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Video Friday- Birthday Bright project Kit

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

I hope you all had a wonderful and Blessed Easter.

And not too many Easter Eggs!

Here in Australia we also have school holidays at the moment and over Easter my boys and I (my husband had to stay home because of work), traveled to Mudgee to visit my parents. My father turned 80 last February and we hadn’t had a chance as yet to celebrate.

It was a lovely day, lunch at a beautiful Winery with family and friends to help celebrate.


The Video I want to share with you today is another by Stampin’ Up! highlighting one of their many Kits. This one is from the Occasions Catalogue on page 13..Its a fun little kit making up into 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs and 12 Gift Tags.

Now this Kit does not include the stamp set required, Birthday Bright, nor the ink pads and adhesives.



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Retiring List 2017


It’s that time again: we’re getting ready to retire products from both the annual and occasions catalogues. Don’t delay! You only have until the 31 May, or while supplies last, to get your favorites. Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50%! Be sure to talk to your demonstrator or visit the online store before the sun sets on these items 31 May.

I just had a quick look through the list and here is my pick must have out of the list for today.


Now these my not last so order yours today……this is a must have for anyone with a Big Shot…so go to the link above and order yours NOW!


Video Friday – Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows and Video Friday!

Today the video I am showing you is one done by Stampin’ Up!

“Stylish Stems Framelits Dies”

i love these dies and you can get them as a bundle from the Occasions Catalogue – Special Reason Bundle pg. 42

I will admit I’m still yet to get them but i love some of the different cards I have seen using this beautiful bundle.

 Here are some cards I found on Pinterest using the stamps and dies..




These cards are beautiful…have added links to each of the photo’s so you can find out more about the artist and the card.



Global Design Project 081 | Colour Challenge

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

What a week so far… eldest son is home for a weeks holiday and its wonderful to have him here!

This post was to happen yesterday so sorry it didn’t happen

The colours that have been chosen for this weeks challenge are….


I have a special little friend and on Monday he was telling me that this week he has a Birthday and will be turning a “BIG 5”.

So, this card is made for him….


With only 3 colours and two of those colours quite strong I have kept my card very simple.

The colour I chose to put with Night of Navy and Whisper White is Emerald Envy.

I used the cloud dye-cuts from the bundle to cut the clouds from the Whisper White card front and let the Night of Navy show through. The Balloon has layers underneath in Emerald Envy and Night of Navy with a hint of Wink of Stella to give it a hint of glitter.

I’m sure my little friend will love this card….


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Video Friday – Andrea Walford, Butterfly Thanks

Welcome to Video Friday!

This week I’m sharing with you a video by Andrea Walford – Butterfly Thanks

So who is Andrea Walford?

Andrea is a mixed media artist, writer, online educator, and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. She is Christian, married to Todd and has 5 children.

Andrea for a number of years ran the Website “Paper Crafter’s Library” and I used to drool over her beautiful creations when I first started Card-making.

Andrea is a Independent Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! and shares her creations on her Website and Blog….

As well as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

I find Andrea’s cards fresh, bold and exciting.

What does she offer-

Great Tutorials Videos and PDF

On-line classes


and great expertise!

The Video I have for you today is…. Butterfly Thanks

I love the way Andrea does her videos, all the instructions are very clear and concise.

This card involved the technique of sponging and blending of the colours, using both Sponge Daubers and Stamping Sponges.

I like seeing the Stamp-a-ma-jig being used even when using the Photopolymer Stamps, as I find this tool still the best way to line everything up. Rather than leaving it to seeing through the stamp, because knowing me I would have problems lining up the stamp with the image causing a double image.

On the Blog not only is there the video but down loadable instructions.

Now, I just had to CASE this beautiful card myself….I love Butterflies and these colours are stunning.

I found this card a fun and easy card to do.

I didn’t have the Sentiment Stamp used on this card so I used one of the Sentiments from “Mixed Boarders”


 I hope you have enjoyed today’s video and please go and have a look at Andrea’s Page….

I know you will enjoy her beautiful cards just as much as I do.




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Opps! left 2 ink colours off……


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Global Design Project 080 | Case the Designer

Hi and Welcome to Butterflys and Bow!

So happy to share that the card I did last week received a “Special Mention” on Global Design Project


This week the challenge from Global Design Project is “Case the Designer”

This week we are casing Louise Sharp.


The Stamp set I am using for my card is “Sitting Here” 141589.

For almost a year I have had this stamp set but wasn’t sure what to do with it But today I knew exactly what i wanted and I love this layout of Louise’s.

I’ve kept it all very simple with the background paper from the Envelope Paper 2016 – 201814 In-colours, repeating the colour with the ribbon and bird.


The image was stamped onto Crumb Cake card stock with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad and with the Blender Pen the colour blended in from the outline. Dapper Denim was used with the Blender Pen to add colour to the cushion the cat sits on. The Cat was coloured in with Cajun Craze Stampin’ Pad with a hint of blue for his eyes

Blue is my favorite colour and I have enjoyed making this card so much.

Thanks GDP for another great challenge.



Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

What Have I been up to this weekend?

What have I been up to ?

Wouldn’t you like to know!

I have been very busy getting ready for Stampin’ Up! “On Stage Event”.

This is where all the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get together at different Venues around the world to Swap ideas, get together, re-new friendships and find out what will be happening in our world of Stampin’ Up! for the following 12 months.

Its lots of full on fun!

These happen twice a year and last year was my first and I was not going to miss out on this years.

So in April in about 2 weeks time I will be getting up very early and traveling into Sydney.

So what have I been doing…….


Now I would love to show you but ……

I can’t!

But I will latter when the Event is over I will share will you what I made and what I have Swapped them for.

This is a great event and if you are interested in joining me in Stampin’ Up! Then give me a call because Next year I would love to take you with me.