Sunday, 18 April 2010

Butterfly flutter by

I found a stitching pattern for a butterfly online a while ago and couldn't wait to have a go at it. As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I had done all the stitchwork in Guttermans sulky sparkly blue with the tub of blue pearl beads which I had in mind, then couldn't find them anywhere. Turned up under the radiator - though I still don't have any idea how they will have got there although I do suspect involvement of my 2 year old in some part...

I stitched the butterfly straight onto a card using a sharp pointy awl to make the holes and added a frame the same way, adding a few more beads to add definition to the corners, and then cut to size. The butterfly colour dictated the rest of the card, so I scoured my stash and gave the whole card a blue theme. Stitched the butterfly onto my favourite sparkly paper (don't know what I will do when I run out as I got it in the QVC outlet shop) and trimmed the edge with a scallop edger.

I then stuck the sparkly paper onto some pretty blue floral paper and placed the whole piece onto some turquoise card, trimmed with some extra pieces of sparkly paper, some nice co-ordinating blue ribbon. Added a few clear blue flowers and a felt flower onto which I had stitched a blue sequin and a pearl to create the flower centre.

The card became an easel card when I realised I quite liked some ribbon sticker I had with the sentiment 'Best Wishes' on it and then got out my gelly roll pens and some butterfly peel-offs to make the stop.

So there it is, a combination of a lot of my favourite hobbies, cardmaking and handstitching!

I have entered this card into the Allsorts Week 48 Challenge - In Stitches, The ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle, Stampavie and More - Butterflies & Flutter By Wednesday - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel & Createalicious - Flowers and Wings & My Time To Craft Challenge - Pretty Pearls


  1. Lovely card...thank you for joining us at ABC..

  2. Hi Sarah, this is lovely looks very intricate.
    Thanks for taking part in my first ALLSORTS challenge.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. How gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  4. Hi Sarah
    This is beautiful - love the intricate detail and the beads are wonderful.
    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx