Friday, 6 July 2012

Pretty in Purple with Butterfly Fairy.


Still soggy here in (not so sunny ) Spalding. I'm about 300yds away from one of the huge drainage channels built after the 1952 floods and so far it's doing its job. It's as big as a river, so I've got my fingers and toes crossed, if it bursts its banks we're doomed.  A few years ago we had a similar situation and the sluice gates were opened to lower the flood channels. Spalding was saved, but others weren't so lucky, a lot of villages in the Boston area were flooded. Still, we're still luckier than lots, some are already flooded. Think I should have bought a boat instead of a camper.

Anyway, enough doom and gloom, on with today's card. Yes, you guessed, number three thank you card. It's safe to post now because it's arrived at it's destination. The colours on this one are more vibrant than the other two. I love purple and lilac, so striking.

The card shape and all the mats have been made using the spellbinder grand labels eleven dies. That's the big plus about the grand dies, you can use them to make lovely shaped cards. The base is cut from white linen 240gsm card and the backing paper is  papermania, from the rich purple designer paper pack. The dies easily cut through both layers of the 240gsm card , you just have to pass it through a couple of times. I tried thicker card and it wasn't as successful.

My image is a digi from the clipartfairy butterfly fairies range. Is it my imagination or are fairies very in vogue at the moment? She's been coloured using promarkers and her wings have been glittered to add some sparkle. Some faux stitching has been added for detail, before being matted onto purple core-dinations card.   A daisy topper flower, floral flourishes and a Hunkidory sentiment complete the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by, I really do appreciate your support. Hope you liked my blog and do come again.


Jools.  xxx


  1. Hi Jools, Lovely card with a gorgeous image, love the shape too. Hope the weather improves, it has never stopped raining here all day, luckily we live on a hill but the river at the bottom is looking full to bursting!!! it does have very high banks thankfully. Have a good weekend.

    Pat xx

  2. Love the gorgeous shape and colours .. so pretty
    Lisa x

  3. lovely colour scheme, so pretty. I hope the drainage channels continue to work well for you. Thanks for joining our Magical Mystical challenge at Oh La La creations

    Alli xx

  4. Gorgeous Jools ! The image is so sweet with great colouring. Your design is great with the purples & die cuts. You create beautiful cards ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

  5. awesome card Jools (love [purple) and thanks so much for joining our Cardmaking online blog, will link over to you on my blog as a thank you! Shaz in Oz.x

  6. Too cute! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  7. Love the card Jools, love the colour and shape you have used and the image is so cute!
    Good luck with the challenge.

    Carole x