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..
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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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Global Design Project 078 | Sketch Challenge and Marbling

Hi! and Welcome to Butterflys and Bows

In my last post I shared a video by Stampin’ Up! on Marbling and the wonderful effects you can get with this technique.

Here are the pieces of card stock I marble in case you didn’t get to see them.


Now they are nice and dry and ready to make into I have put together a simple card using the Sketch Challenge from Global Design Project

Here is the sketch and my completed card…


I have used the same colours in the card as I used in the marbling...Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron.



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Zip Lock Bag Watercolouring – GDP # 076

Welcome back to my Blog..

Yes, I know 2 blogs in one day….pick yourself up……

I’ve been playing!

And I have completed another card for the Global Design project Challenge where we are CASing Kylie Bertucci


Tonight I have been playing with a Watercolouring technique I saw on a Facebook Live video by Alisa Tilsner

called “Zip Lock Bag Watercolouring”.

It was a lot of fun and a bit messy but then Alisa did warn it was messy.

Here is what I came up with…I think I still need some practice.


I’m keeping this short as I need to get some beauty sleep, off to Sydney tomorrow to the craft show at Rosehill Racecourse.


Its simlar to two other watercolour techniques except this one uses a “Snaplock bag”, Ink and water.




Global Design Project 076 | Case the Designer

Hi and Welcome,

to this weeks challenge from the Global Design Project.

This week we are CASing Kylie Bertucci….

I love the simplicity of her cards, they are always every bold and sticking.


Just a reminder or if your new to my Blog here is what CASE means-

 CASE a project you can Copy And Selectively Edit – so take what you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set – the colours, the layout, the flowers, whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own.

Here is my CASE of Kylie’s card, I have gone with the design of her card. I love the full length panel, with just a slight trim along the edges. I have added an extra matte to tie the theme of the card together.

The Designer Series Paper and Balloon Adventure Stamp Set comes from the Occasions Catalogue.

I hope you enjoy my card.


The inside of the card is simple with a Birthday sentiment and Balloon.



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Global Design Project 075 | Theme Challenge


What a week…

Gee its gone fast.

I don’t know about you but time is flying, this morning when I woke up I was thinking its what day Tuesday….


Its Wednesday already and I have so much to do today!

And there’s so much I’m behind on.

Last week I’m sorry but I completely forgot Global Designer Challenge… closes on Monday (I think) and they announce the winner/s Monday night.

And I thought better go and have a look and then thought what did I do for it, I can’t remember. The reason I couldn’t remember was because I’d forgotten – BLONDE MOMENT!

I even had it all worked out in my head…..

So I’m not forgetting this week!

The Theme is week is ……….


Now the way this card came to being……

Stampin’ Up! puts out each year some beautiful rangers of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and like most, I buy it….it beautiful so this is what you buy it!

Then what do you do with it…well it sits on the shelf looking pretty….and looking pretty..on the shelf!

YEP!…I’m the same as you, its there on the self looking pretty!

Well a lovely friend Kylie Bertucci is really encouraging ALL of us to #loveitchopit

Get it of the shelf and use it, chop it up, put it on cards and let others enjoy it too!

I purchased the “Sending Love DSP Stack”, great little 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6″) packs of lovely papers great for Valentines Day.


Well Valentines been and Gone…

So what do we do with the left over papers…use it of course!

One of the lovely papers is a spot.

I used Basic Black for the card and Whisper White as the under layer with the Real Read and White Spot as the base of my card.

the thought here was to keep the card simple…and I needed to add a

 WINGED CREATURE….that’s the brief….

a Butterfly, a white butterfly……NOOOOoo!

I ended up with a scrap of Whisper White and some daubers and ink pads….Crushed Curry, Pacific point and Real Red.

I sponged the cardstock with the Crushed Curry and Pacific Point…mix these together and you get ….”GREEN”…don’t you!


At this point using the Butterfly Thinlits and the Big Shot I cut out the butterfly, but its a bit too green.

So I kept going…this wouldn’t be a Michele card unless it MORFS some how.

The two colours were not right with the Real Red and white spot DSP…So added some real Red to the wings.

A little Vellum under to lift from the back ground….still needs something.

(The vellum is adhered under the butterfly in a few concealed spots)

Add some leaves from the Botanical Builder Framelits a bit of silver thread and don’t forget some BLING!

And here is this weeks Creation….Hope its worth the wait..




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Global Design Project 073 | Colour Challenge

Hi! Welcome to my Blog…

How have you all been coping with the extreme heat we have been having over the last few days?

Thankfully it has now cooled down here in Moss Vale and tonight I should be able to get a good nights sleep.

Today I have been playing along with this weeks colour challenge.

GDP_Colour_Challenge73_PNGToday I have made two cards and both are very different.

One is softer and the other very bright in colour.


With this card i used the Floral Phases Stamp Set.along with the Stampin’ Write Markers.

I coloured in each section of the stamp with the markers and then breathed on the stamp to re-moist

and stamped on the Card.



Earlier today I watched a great video by Patty Bennett –

How to stamp the High Tide Lighthouse and watercolor background from Stampin’ UP!

I loved the way she did the water colour background. I have done this before but only colouring the block with the markers.

Patty used the Stamp pads to colour the “Block” and which gives the strength and brightness of colour.

the flower was then embossed with Black embossing Powder..



Delicate Details & Flourishing Details Thinlits….

This week I’m taking part in 2 challenges ……

Global Design Project #GDP072 -This week we are casing  Krista Fratin.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit.


Colour INKspiration Challenge #02


Neutrals such as Black, Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Kraft, Sahara Sand and Metallic’s can also be used.

These beautiful soft colours work well together and the Garden Green even though is a strong colour works in well.

I have teamed these colours Sahara Sand which has a slight green tone to the soft neutral colour.


  • The card front is stamped with the Delicate Details from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue in Mint Macaron.
  • The edges sponged in Wisteria Wonder and then sponged on top with the Mint Macaron just to soften the Wisteria Wonder.
  • The card front is adhered to a Garden Green matte and then attached to Card Base .
  • From the Flourish Details Thinlits cut 2 sets of leaves in Garden Green and Mint Macaron, large flower In Wisteria Wonder and a smaller flower in Whisper White.
  • Using the Laying Squares cut our one of the larger scalloped squares in Garden Green.
  • In the Sky Blue cut a smaller square from the Stitched Shapes framelits, in the left top corner stamp “Hello” from the Flourishing Phases Stamp Set.
  • Layer the two squares and attach the two flowers in the bottom right corner and attach Dimenosionals on the back.
  • Adhere the leaves on the card front and then the square with flower on top.


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Enjoy the Little Things…Global Design Project 070 | Sketch Challenge

“Enjoy the Little Things”….

How often do we forget to “Enjoy the Little Things”,

we spend so much time worrying about all the different things that life throws at us that we forget to “Enjoy the Little Things”.

This week, Global Design Project has challenged us with a Sketch Challenge.

GDP070Funny things is …I started my card the day before the challenge came out.


Last week I did a water colour card using these same colours.

Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Peekaboo Peach.

This was a fun card to do and a simple card to do but I think very effective.

With this card I masked off the bottom section of the card and then sponged the colour blending them one into another.

A Bokeh effect was created by adding drops of water onto the sponged area and letting it dry, the water moving the colour to form lighter areas.

The sentiment was stamped with Basic Black – Archival Ink, this will with stand any water and not bleed. Splatters of ink was added with the same 6 colours used in the sponging.

This was done by watering the ink down with an Aqua Painter and tapping the Aqua Painter against another bush to form the splatters across the card front.

Just take care when doing this as the splatters will go everywhere and I mean everywhere.


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