Friday, September 12, 2014

Floral Butterfly Thank You...Runway Inspired #67, City Crafters' Challenge Blog #228~Butterflies, Virginia's View #7~Pattern Paper

Hello...super quick post to share a card I made yesterday - the result of an unexpected, must-listen-to ping of inspiration - for a challenge I've played in only a couple of times Runway Inspired Challenge.  The outfit for Runway Inspired #67...stunning!



Added to the pattern/colour inspiration from RIC, was the 'theme' at City Crafters' Challenge Blog #228~Butterflies (gee, what a surprise *grin*)


 and since I used patterned paper, I'm also heading to Virginia's View #7~Pattern Paper


Here's my card...


and off I go, dashing through the snow...It's melting, but still....

Thanks so  much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

26 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

These pattern paper with the butterfly and hounds-tooth frame speak VOLUMES! Love the chic and sophisticated design, Cl! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Pattern Paper Challenge!

Deepti said...

Oh my brilliant !! Love the way u use butterflies in ur beautiful cards :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Yes, this is perfect for ric! Love how you used patterned paper without making it look too busy! Looks like a winner to me!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous work there. Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol this is so beautiful, I love all the stitching and the yummy patterned paper.Especially the black houndstooth! I was thinking of you and the snow over the past week as DH has been keeping me updated on the Edmonton weather! Eeek, not ready for snow. It is cold here I actually put the furnace on a bit this morning!

Brenda said...

Lordy, I can see you dashing through the snow to get your cards posted to the challenges!! Glad to hear the snow is melting at least. lol I love that beautiful inspiration outfit and that gorgeous butterfly! Your take on these inspirations is amazing my friend, I love, love your card!!! The houndstooth pattern and the beautiful pattern paper under the butterfly cut out is amazing. Another card that is wowing me once again. You amaze me with your talent my friend, you wanna rub elbows with me?!! lol Hugs, Brenda

Marisa said...

Love that flowered butterfly! Wonderfully done :)

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so glad I checked to see if I missed anything...this is absolutely darling, Carol! Your inlaid butterfly is so pretty with these beautiful papers, and I love the stitched border and houndstooth frame! You did a great job combining these challenges!

Taunya Butler said...

This is so remarkable - so close to the runway challenge!! I have seen that challenge and thought how hard it must be!! But you, my dear, have nailed it!! What a delight to see you use the other part of the die from all those butterflies!! I love the patterned paper behind - the butterfly is just gorgeous!! The houndstooth paper is amazing and I love the stitched frame!! You are just so good with butterflies!! Don't ever change!! Stay cool!! Hugs! Taunya

Kylie said...

Yay for such a ping which sees you create beauties like this card. I LOVE the houndstooth background and the pop of colour with the butterfly. Super cute. Another Carol masterpiece!

Anita in France said...

Carol, this is amazing ... what a ping ... and how perfect for the RIC inspiration ... love the drama of it, so beautifully paired with the pretty butterfly! Hugs, Anita :)

PS: I'm just about getting finished with my big catch up, came across this ... http://www.wplus9.com/small-butterfly-frame-die/ ... and thought of you! You may have already seen it, but the link's here just in case you haven't! A:)

~amy~ said...

absolutely Perfect!

Lindsay said...

Such a great take on the inspiration photo! I love the patterned paper behind the butterfly die cut! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

KayM said...

ACK!! I LOVE this!! So absolutely filled with cuteness! The butterfly with the patterned paper behind it is marvelous!! Must do this myself!! What is this that I read about snow?? We have just finally cooled down out of the 90's and you're having snow?? Why can't I be a Canadian???? haha!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute!!!! Love your choice of patterned paper too, and the gingham and sweet posies, such a wonderful combination. You are just amazing. And for the snow, please send some my way...I am tired of the heat and think snow would be the perfect solution for out drought. Enjoy your weekend.

Julia Altermann said...

Well, my jaw was still on the floor from the last of your cards I looked at, so I just let it stay there. How in the world can you be soooooo good at combining patterned papers? Whenever I try, I feel like my three year old self, with no sense of color or patterned taste, has emerged and is gleefully mixing stuff together that really cannot be shared with the world. You on the other hand … *sigh*

poppaeacards said...

Love the combination of papers you have used here, lovely! Cx

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful card!! Such a stunning butterfly!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Perfect patterned paper choice for that butterfly, and love the houndstooth border too! Thanks for strutting your stuff with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

AMAZING!! Perfection for the challenges, this is a RUNWAY winner for me!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Love how you put the floral paper behind the butterfly die cut window! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful mix of the patterned papers Carol. Love this CAS layout and design. Loll xx

Charlene said...

So beautiful!! Love the design! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

Greta said...

Glad the snow is melting! That is absolutely the perfect pp for the butterfly--LOVE this card, Carol!

Shannon J said...

Okay, I could not love this more!! That gingham paper and the coordinating pattern behind the butterfly - FAB-U-LOUS!! Glad that dang snow melted! Sheesh!!

Monika Reeck said...

Gingham I love it...its really nice touch on your butterfly card
and the pattern paper for the butterfly is soo lovely Carol...
I love this card as I always love your butterfly card..this is Adorable my dear