Swirly Scribbles from Stampin’ Up!

Good Morning and welcome to Butterflys and Bows…

This weeks challenge by the Global Design Challenge team is a Colour Challenge GDP#093 and the colours we are playing with are ……

GDP093_Colour_ChallengeWho’s loving these new In-Colours by Stampin’ Up!?….I am.

Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst from the new In-Colours teamed with Pool Party from the Subtle Collection….WOW! What a great combo..

The Pool Party adds a sense of Ahhhh! to this combination, that little bit of calm with those 2 great vibrant colours.

I love the FUN these colours bring out..they remind me of hot summers at the beach or at the pool, or a garden in full bloom and the feelings of laughter and playfulness.

So I wanted to follow through with this and used the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies and lots of layers of colour.


I love the Swirly Scribbles and how they can be layered or entwined like I have done here.

I have also added a layer of the Berry Burst crackle paper from  Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!

The sentiment used comes from Watercolor Wings Stamp Set.

If you wish to give this card a go, here are all the measurements I used.

How to make my Swirly Scribbles Card……




  1. Cut the Swirly Scribbles from the Berry Burst (9 x 9), Lemon Lime Twist (7 x 7), Pool Party (6 x 6)
  2. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White and flag the right hand side using Basic Black Archival Ink.
  3. Fold along score line on card Base and adhere Lemon Lime Twist Matt.
  4. Adhere the crackle paper mat to Pool Party mat (this is not adhered to the Lemon Lime twist as yet), I use Multi Purpose glue for this as it allows time to get the paper in the right place.
  5. Entwine the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist Swirls and adhere to top of card also attach tag, slipping it over and under swirls.
  6. Adhere Pool Party swirl to center Berry Burst swirl
  7. Add Dimensionals to Pool Party mat and adhere to Lemon Lime Twist Matt
  8. Adhere Whisper What Matt to the inside of the card.

Now if you are wanting to Purchase any of these items to make this card then here is a link to these products at My Store…

Hope you have enjoyed today’s card any questions please contact me


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Global Design Project 090 | Sketch Challenge

Hi and welcome to my Blog this week..

Its another Global Design Project Challenge 090…and this week is Sketch Challenge week.

Have you had a chance to go and check out the winners from last weeks challenge..there were some fantastic cards.

HERE is the link if you didn’t.

Well, now for this weeks challenge……


 This week I received my delivery of goodies in a “Big Brown Box” otherwise known as a “BBB” and one of the items I received was the Ribbon of Courage. A wonder stamp set that also comes with matching Framlits and can be purchased as a bundle. Giving you a 10% saving…

So I had to use it, didn’t I!


The card stock I used for the card base is Dapper Denim and the heart is also in Dapper Denim with White Embossing. Sitting at a slight angle is a piece of the Crackle paper from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. ……Loving this stack of papers.

The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of Basic Black and that sentiment comes from Flourishing Phrases and again has been embossed with white embossing powder.

The heart and sentiment are sitting on a Whisper White circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and that is then sitting on top of some Linen thread, wrapped around the card front a couple of times and finished with a bow.

A simple little card and an easy card to duplicate…I hope you have enjoyed my card.


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Global Design Project 089 | Colour Challenge

Hi and Welcome to Butterflys and Bows

Did you see the Winners from last weeks GBP #088…Here is a link to the page so you can see the great cards that won

Winners – Global Design Project #88

I was also one of the “Special Mention” winners with the card below….so exciting!

Rose wonder GDP

This week we are back to a Colour Challenge..

I really enjoy doing these challenges and I think the colour challenges are my favorite as they make me use colours I may not normally use.

It so easy to get stuck in using the same colours over and over again.

GDP089_Colour_ChallengeThis week I’m also using a stamp set I would most likely not have bought if it was left up to me.

I won this set at the Stampin’ Up! on Stage event in April. I have been putting off using it as I just wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. But these colours really work with it, so I hope you like my card.


This set is called Fabulous Flamingo 143758 and will be available to order as from the 1st June.

It is a 3 step stamp….and 3 step stamps and me always have a battle to who is going to win….I like them but I always have trouble lining everything up. Thankfully I had my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig handy.


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The Stamp-a-ma-jig is great for when you need to line up titles or images as the 2 or 3 step stamping.

Now as I said the Fabulous Flamingo is a 3 step process and I have used only 2 colours being Calypso Coral and Basic Black, but as you can see I have 2 tones in the Calypso Coral.

This is how I did it…….

  • Using the solid body image I inked it up with the Calypso Coral and then stamped off twice on a piece of scratch paper. This makes the image much lighter.
  • With the full body Image stamp and the Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the image with full strength ink. I have added a Video I found on YouTube by The Mad Stamper on how to use this great tool.
  • I then stamped the outline images doing the legs and then the body with Basic Black again using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Hope you like my entry in this weeks challenge. Please go to Global Design Project and have a look at what others have done for this challenge.



Global Design Project 088 | Case the Designer

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows and to the Global Design Challenge #088

This week we are casing the Shawn de Oliveira.

GDP088_ShawnShawn has used the “Rose Garden Thinlits” in creating his  beautiful card and the sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set “Rose Wonder”

For my take on Shawn’s card I have used the Rose Wonder stamp set and used Stampin’ Up! Water colour pencils to colour the rose.

I had so much fun making this card …I made two of them.


The image was stamped onto Shimmery White card stock with the Archival Black Ink…make sure you leave this to dry or heat set with the heat gun before colouring.

The watercolour pencils are so soft and easy to use with the Blender pen….

The Yellow Rose I used the Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo pencils to colour the rose and Old Olive with a little Early Espresso for the leaves.

For the pink rose i used Melon mambo and added highlights with Rich Razzleberry, leaving some white areas. The leaves were also done with Old Olive and early Espesso but I also added a little Real Red into the leaves.

It is so relaxing sitting by the heater last night colouring, what a great way to release the days stresses.


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Global Design Project 087 | Theme Challenge

Hi and Welcome to Butterflys and Bows

Wow! What a great week……the card I entered in last weeks Global Design Project was a winner, along with 2 other cards.

Winner – Global Design Project #86


Thanks Global Design Project.

This week the theme for Global Design project # 087 is Cooking/Baking/Making


Using the only stamp set I had with anything to do with Cooking, Baking or making is “Sprinkles of Life”



This week I wanted to do a card with bright colour….whats better than a bright little Birthday Cup Cake.

Using the colours Crushed Curry, Mellon Mambo and Bermuda Bay I sponged a piece of Whisper White blending the colours together. From this piece the cake top was punched out.

the base of the cup cake was stamped onto Crumb Cake card with Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad and “Fussy Cut”.

The colours used in the Cake Top were repeated again in the card and Card front.



Global Design Project 086 | Sketch Challenge

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

Hi! I hope you are all well and had a great week…..my week just never seems to end!

At the moment my second son is home from ADFA …. and he turns 21 next week….so it all continues..


Anyway…..Did you check out the Winners from last weeks Global Design Project…

If you didn’t then click on the link below to have a look, there were some awesome cards made

Winners – Global Design Project #85

Its time again for

Global Design Project Challenge #086

and this week it is a Sketch Challenge.

17358661_10155989306812222_9088801985874942376_oThis is a great little sketch and I love the layers under the front panel.

I have decided it use one of the new incoming Designer Series Papers and co-ordinating Stamp Sets ….so this is a sneak peak at whats to come.


Isn’t this sweet!

 I love the softness of these papers and the stamp set goes so well with it.

The images I have stamped are in Calypso Coral and here’s a little HINT for you.

When I stamped the Flowers I stamped of before stamping the darker one and then stamped again for the lighter flower,

otherwise the Calypso Coral can be too strong.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this weeks card.



Global Design Project 085 | Colour Challenge

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

Sorry I have been missing in action this week……life has gotten the better of me and have not been well.

But here I am back again with another challenge from Global Design Project.

But before I get into that I want to say thanks to everyone for liking the card I did last week for Global Design Project.

Here it is again..

PicMonkey Collage

and it was one of the three winners….

So congratulations to the others and thanks Global Design Project.

So back to this week and this weeks challenge!


And we can only use 3 of these 2015-2017 In-Colours…..

I have been trying to get my head around this afternoon!

What 3 colours do I choose and what am I going to do!

Started off with one idea but the family said “NO!, try again”

OK, what now!

So here is what I can up with. Its a sneak peak of a NEW stamp set and some old favorites, which will be staying around.

So the 3 colours I choose are…Tip-Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder and Delightful Dijon.


I love this Pocket Stamp set and the sentiments that go with it. It will be great with any age group and Boys or Girls.

The sentiments are so 70’s and Tip-Top Taupe reminds me so much of my favorite jeans from way back then….

Yep….the 70’s!

And the 70’s was about “flares- jeans or Bell Bottoms” and “Flower Power”….

Well for me anyway!

What did I do on this card……
  • The sentiment and edges have been embossed with cooper embossing powder.
  • Some of the pansy’s were stamped in full strength ink and others were stamped off
  • Extra “Dazzle” added with some rhinestones

So I hope you like my trip into the past and this card.



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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 it..you 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



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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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.



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