Sunday, 27 March 2011

Butterfly

This week we were given a sketch to follow over at the Less is More challenge blog.

It is such a long time since I made a DL card - talk about out of the comfort zone! Having spent ages doing squares (and the odd rectangle), I had to have a good think about this one!
The challenge blog has become very popular - obviously there's lots of us 'closet simple people' out there! (In the nicest possible interpretation of course! LOL). One of the things that sets the Less Is More blog apart from the others is that each person who takes part tries to visit as many of the other entries as possible and offers an honest view of what they think about the card. The more experienced 'Lessers' offer all kinds of advice and the blog has become a great supportive community.


So my card this week is made solely with Coredinations Whitewash paper. I am definitely not an 'orange' person - I usually lean towards pastels, but as it was a change to do the shape of this card I decided I might as well have a change with the colour too!


I used 'Stylised Flowers' embossing folder on the top and embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment on the bottom. The border punch is the reverse of the paper and I added some orange ribbed ribbon. The circles were cut out with nesties.
The butterfly started out its life as white - it emerged onto my card having been distressed with Dried Marigold ink! An off cut from the punch and two flat back pearls finished the card.

I have had MEGA problems trying to upload this - blogger has been playing up something ruthless and decided it isn't friends with Windows XP - so have hopped over to the OH's PC - (he's on Vista) and uploaded. Hope the techies at Blogger get it sorted soon....

26 comments:

  1. Lovely card and love the colour!! glad you got sorted!!

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  2. A very pretty card with the embossed background and just love those colours.

    Anne

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  3. It's a beautiful card - I love that embossing folder and I like orange. Hazel x

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  4. What a fab card, I think you should definitely give DL a go more often if this card is anything to go by!

    Kelly xx

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  5. FAB card Viv and whilst there's not blank space, its CAS enough!
    Great to see you
    mandi

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  6. Hi Viv

    You are the second person I have visited who is having problems!!

    Let's hope they get it sorted.

    Love your card. I think the colour is gorgeous.

    The embossing looks brilliant!

    Love Jules xx

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  7. I'm so glad that our challenges keep doing precisely that... challenge you and you have risen to this one beautifully!
    Thanks for trying new things for us!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. Love the colours, beautiful card. Diane x

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  9. Orange is my favourite colour so this card really does it for me. Love the embossing and the butterfly.
    Lynne xxx

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  10. A fab card love the shading of the embossing.

    Funny I am the same about orange, but I used it too this week,

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  11. Loving the soft tones of this card Viv, very pretty. Blogger was a bugger today I had trouble too.

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  12. Beautiful card! Such a pretty border, and the embossing is gorgeous. Lynne x

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  13. The card is terrific Viv. Have a great week, Annette x

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  14. Love the colour combo Viv, it's made for a very striking card
    Anne x

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  15. That is such a pretty, summery card, Viv. I really like it. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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  16. In or out of your comfort zone that's one fabby card

    Kathyk

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  17. I also had terrible problems getting my pictures to show up. I think they are working now, but I do wonder if it is internet overload, dealing with the 2011 Census uploading.

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  18. Beautiful 'simple' card Viv - I like simple!

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  19. Thanks for your lovely comment, Viv. I am still having trouble with blogger, it does not like my pictures at all.

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  20. I'm sorry to say that there is no image visible - will come back later to see if it's here. x

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  21. Ooh, can't see your card Viv (can only see the little pic on the LIM website). Know some others are having the same problem. Sure your card's gorgeous! x

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  22. Hi Viv can't see your card here but saw it over at the challenge site.....so pretty great job with the sketch! I see you're a liverpudlian as is my DH from Everton though he's a mad Liverpool fan even this far away you're right it's in the blood!!! At least you have something to cheer about now ah!

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  23. Great embossing and love the colour scheme. x

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  24. A beautiful card, I love the soft colours.

    Liza x

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