Wednesday 20 April 2016

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge # 190

Morning everyone and welcome to a new week at Addicted to Stamps and More. We have a fantastic photo to inspire you this week:

I'm not sure about other parts of the world but in New Zealand Mother's Day is Sunday the 8th of May, so this challenge is a great way to create something for your Mum!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and they are giving the winner a $15.00 gift voucher. 

I was playing around with all sorts of different ideas and kept coming back to the same, very simple design:

I stamped the three words (from Honey Bee Stamps 'Wonderful Life') in Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink 'Bubble Gum'. I then stamped and heat embossed the butterfly (from Hero Arts) in white on a piece of vellum. After fussy cutting I folded the wings up slightly and added a thin piece of glue tape and adhered to the card. 

A little hard to give this to my Mum now for Mother's Day, as she reads all my blog posts but I hope she likes the fact that I thought of her while I made this card.

I have six challenges I would like to enter:

A Blog Named Hero - April Challenge 

AAA Card Challenge

Creative with Stamps Challenge # 1 

One-layer Simplicity Challenge # 26 (As you wish)

Inspired by all the little things Challenge # 11 

CASology Challenge # 194 

You have until next Wednesday to link your projects to the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge. And the rest of the Design Team have some gorgeous projects on the blog to inspire you if you need help with ideas. Looking forward to seeing you in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Shona this is so beautiful. Sp clever how you used the vellum to create a delicate butterfly and also to mute the bright pink. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA cards!

  2. Your vellum butterfly looks amazing with your stamped sentiment! Gorgeous card, Shona!

  3. This is a beauty Shona, the vellum butterfly brings out so much elegance to the card.

  4. Just fabulous! Love the vellum butterfly!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  5. Beautiful card Shona! So simply effective and delicate I love the vellum butterfly!

  6. Swooning once again at your awesome CAS and classy style Shona. 100% elegance and perfect for MOM ... oh and the AAA Cards challenge. Sarah xx

  7. My friend shona
    loong time I did not been here
    soo busy and you made soo many fab card
    so many winner cards
    your CAS style is awesome
    and this one too so simple and so easy to repeat but so YOU
    great card as DT my dear friend
    and thanks sooo much to joining my and Lilian new challenge at creative with stamps
    you are so sweet
    miss you

  8. A gorgeous CAS card, Shona! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By All The Little Things this week :o)

  9. Hi Shona! This is such an elegant and soft card. I love the vellum butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  10. Just so beautiful....soft and sweet too!

  11. So lovely...soft and ethereal. Gorgeous. Talk about the way to enter challenges. Nailed them all.

  12. This is such an Fabulous CAS design, Shona! Love the vellum butterfly!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative with Stamps~Butterfly Challenge! :-)

  13. Simply STUNNING, Shona!!! What a wonderful CAS card!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

  14. My favorite flutterby of all! There have been a few that have flown from my own craft room, Shona... I'd love to have my mum to send one to ... lucky you - lucky mom - gorgeous card! I'm sure she would still love to have it [framed on her wall!]

  15. Oh, this is beautiful! I love it!

  16. Gorgeous card,Shona...super CAS...and the butterfly on vellum is stunning...Ċ½eljka teamie

  17. So feminine and delicate. I love your clean and simple style. Thanks for joining us at Inspired by All the Little Things.

  18. What a wonderful and lovely CAS design. Love the vellum butterfly.

  19. Love the CAS design! Its clean, and elegant at the same time. Beautiful work!

  20. Gorgeous! The vellum butterfly is perfect! Thanks for playing along at AAA Card Challenge! Justine :)

  21. Wow, Shona, what a fabulous CAS card. I've just Pinned it as it's so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us at CWS, Jo x

  22. Oh so perfectly CAS, Shona. SO delicate and ethereal. LOVE it.
    x Asha

  23. Love the stamped vellum butterfly and the sentiments showing through the butterfly. Awesome idea and so glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps.

  24. Shona, this is gorgeous! Love how the pink sentiments peek out from behind that gorgeous vellum butterfly. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  25. Shona, what is left to say? Beautiful? Gorgeous? Stunning in its simplicity? All of the above...and more! I love this, so subtle and yet bold. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!

  26. Wonderful, soft card - love the simplicity in your design :)
    Thank you for joining us at "Creative with Stamps",
    Eunice (DT)

  27. Knew it! Knew it! Knew it! Many congrats on your CASology win...well-deserved.

  28. CONGRATS on your well deserved win at CASology, Shona! Such a gorgeous card!!!