Wednesday 29 April 2015

Paper Smooches - Sparks April Designer Drafts Challenge (Take 2)

Just been for a walk with Phoebe and our dog Bella around the neighbourhood. Its Praying Mantis season and Phoebe keeps finding them everywhere. She picked up a huge one and had it on her hands and arms as she scooted along slowly beside me. That was until Bella noticed it and tried to sniff it. It got scared and ran up Phoebe's arm into her hair. You can imagine the squealing and 'Get it off, get it off' that was yelled. We left it on a fence to lay its eggs, probably very traumatised......

This is the sketch for the Paper Smooches - Sparks April Designer Draft Challenge. I decided to go sweet and soft, with a bit of sparkle:

I cut a strip of light blue glitter paper and used a waffle die along the edge. I put another strip of patterned paper on the card front and layered the glitter paper over the edge. I die-cut the butterfly from pink patterned paper and also some small hearts. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and added the hearts as embellishment. So sweet, might have to save this one for Phoebe....

The stitched-waffle edge die is from Pretty Pink Posh. The Butterfly die is from Paper Smooches 'Butterfly Duo', as well as the hearts from the 'Tiny Hearts' set. The patterned paper is from Echo Park 'Everyday Eclectic', the glitter paper from DCWV 'Glitzy Pastels' and the sentiment from Paper Smooches 'Uplifters'.

I have five other challenges I would like to enter:

Uniko Studio Challenge # 15  (Things with Wings)

Sugar Pea Designs Challenge # 15 

House of Cards April Challenge (Add a butterfly and/or colour combo)

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Clean and Simple)

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (Anything Goes)

We all love Wednesday nights. Phoebe has gymnastics at 6.30pm so its a very simple dinner. Phoebe and I have dinner after practice together. They work pretty hard and she is sometimes too tired to eat, so better make her something now to keep her going. Better have something myself too!

Take care


  1. I am enjoying your use of DSP at the moment, you use it with style and are still able to keep it so CAS. I must give it a go. Thanks for joining Uniko x

  2. Wow!!! Such a cute card!!! Beautiful!!!
    LG Flo

  3. Very pretty CAS design, Shona - love that pretty butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. Cute card! I love that butterfly die-cut!!! The Butterfly Duo is definitely on my wish list! And the sentiment is super sweet too!

  5. Another fabulous card! I LOVE the fun scalloped pieces you used and your soft colors! SO pretty! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. Beautifully designed! Love all your cards and this one is no exception!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!

  7. A very pretty CAS card! Love those borders!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card, love your neutral trims down the edge.... great way to use the sketch :)
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at PS Sparks this week :0)
    Jenny x

  9. Love the clean style on this card. Thanks for playing along with the challenge at House of Cards

    DT Merethe HOC 2015

  10. Beautiful what you did on the edge of your card, such a nice look and that sentiment is fabulous.

  11. Sweet design and lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  12. Sweet and soft and so feminine, Shona ... and with so much glorious white space ... fabulous! Anita :)