Thursday 9 March 2023

Brushtroked Butterfly


If you read my post yesterday, you'll know I had a spare green and gold butterfly that hadn't worked out.  I decided to do something with it today instead of sticking it in a box where it probably won't see the light of day for a loooong time.  

I started out making a sympathy card and thought I'd go through my very much neglected embossing folders collection for some background texture.  I chose what I thought was a very unremarkable NBUS embossing folder which turned out to be quite lovely when I actually embossed a panel with it.  It's from Sizzix and I think it's called Sparkling but I bought it sooo long ago I doubt it still exists.  My eye was instantly drawn to the small crosses in the pattern which I thought would work rather well for Easter!  And as a butterfly is also a symbol of being reborn, I decided on an Easter sentiment instead!  

I'd like to enter the following challenges

NBUS Challenge #48 - both the butterfly and ambossing folders are NBUS

Double D Challenges who have this brilliant mood board - 
I drew mine from the bottom left photo - the door with the gold letterbox and the texture of the old wall

who are back after a well-deserved break!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!



  1. Gorgeous and simply elegant design. Glad you rescued the butterfly and embossed background. They look amazing together and made for a beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for sharing at the Double D, "Green" Challenge.

  2. Stunning butterfly Kate and the embossing is a beautiful. Great card. xx

  3. Just beautiful. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. You're persistence really paid off--that green and gold butterfly definitely needed a place to rest, and your Easter card is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  5. WOW! So glad you saved your butterfly and created an embossed background for it; they make for a gorgeous pairing! Thank you for joining us at Color Hues!

  6. Beautiful card, I love the butterfly, Cathy x

  7. Very beautiful and elegant!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B and Double D!
    Diane TB and DD Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Triple B}

  8. Such a beautiful card with the lovely butterfly! I am now your newest follower! Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. The beautiful butterfly deserves a great CAS design like this! It's a gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing it with the first Triple B challenge! (Carol, GD)

  10. This is such a pretty card! That butterfly is amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Color Hues.

  11. This is a beautiful card - please be aware that you have linked up with HSL Christmas challenge instead of the die challenge...

    1. Oops, I linked it with the right challenge, I just had an erroneous link back. Fixed now, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  12. The butterfly looks stunning and the embossed background makes the card very classy.

  13. Sorry ... it wouldn't let me sign into my google account so I'm appearing as Anonymous. Your card is just beautiful ... love the CAS design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Triple B ... OUR NEW CHALLENGE BLOG which is all about butterflies, birds & blooms.

  14. Your butterfly definitely needed to be used and not in a drawer with the bits and bobs because it is so pretty! By keeping your design CAS it really becomes the star of your lovely Easter card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Color Hues!

    Color Hues D

  15. I hear you on the cast offs that we just can't throw away and get exiled to the drawer. I think what you did with it is fantastic and I love the embossed background! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Color Hues!

  16. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at HLS!


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