Butterfly Kisses

Hello everyone,

After the overcast and rainy days of the weekend the sun is shining this afternoon. To celebrate the sunshine we are so used too in South Africa I created this card in warm, sunny yellow and orange colours. I used the sketch at FlutterBy Wednesday Challenge for the layout and the adorable little bear with his glasses and butterfly friends represents my card at the Lili of the Valley Challenge with the theme “Things with Wings”. The stripes on the  background paper were bold so I decided to emboss the paper to create a softer look on the card. And as all my regular visitors know, I don’t own Copics or markers, but always use my Derwent Inktense  and Faber-Castell Aquarelle watercolour pencils for colouring. At Crafty Cardmakers the challenge is “Spotlight on Pencils” – Hooray!

The card seems fit for the following challenges:

From another angle

I used the following to create the card:

  • White and yellow cardstock
  • Striped designer paper
  • Lili of the Valley stamp ‘Bear and Butterflies”
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Matha Stewart punch “Monarch butterfly”
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Leaf”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Ovals” and Scalloped ovals”
  • Prima Flower “Lilliput Roses”
  • Paper asters
  • Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils
  • Orange gemstones
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card. Enjoy your day.

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracey
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 23:54:38

    Hi Amelia, this is such a beautiful card. I love the colours & the flowers (& everything!).

    Have a great week.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  2. Helen
    Jan 22, 2011 @ 23:51:41

    Beautiful card – love the colours!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  3. Maarit at Violets Corner
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 21:47:13

    It’s absolutely gorgeous, love the adorable image and how you used the flowers.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  4. sharon
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 15:51:03

    Fabulous card beautifully done.
    Thanks for joining us at Paperplay Cutie Patootie challenge this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

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  5. Sarah Fewings
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 23:49:26

    Really beautiful card and zesty spring colours!

    Thank you for joining us at Teddy Stamppers.

    Sarah xx :0)

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  6. Moz
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 18:34:03

    Hi Amelia,
    Hopefully this post will go through!
    You last few cards (the ones I have not been able to comment on because of IT problems) are stunning. The baobab tree and the way you have ‘coloured’ it with bleach is stunning as is this cutie bear! I love all things “bearz”!!
    Hugz
    Moz

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  7. *Vicki*
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 18:31:55

    Oh wowzer!! Look at all of those beautiful flowers!! I love this along with your colors! 🙂 Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something!!HUGs

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  8. Sharon Keanly
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 11:09:27

    Oh wow Amelia, this is stunning. Thanks for joining in the fun at Teddy Stampers. I’ll have to come for colouring lessons with you… this is fabulous and no Copics!!! Sharon

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  9. Kristie
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 03:50:45

    I just love all the flower embellishing on this card! The image is adorable too! Thanks for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays.

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  10. cherie
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 01:59:35

    Your card is so beautiful Amelia, love the flowers.
    Thank you for playing along with Teddy Stampers.
    Hugs cherie

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  11. Lin
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 11:41:29

    This is just stunning. So vibrant and alive.

    Thanks for joining in with our Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin – Lil Miss Chatterbox

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  12. gill
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 00:09:01

    hiya
    thanks for taking part in the pencils only spotlight
    love the card sooo cute and the colours are lovely
    well done
    gill

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  13. helen dooley
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 23:16:13

    This is just too sweet! Great job as usual.

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  14. Lorie
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 21:14:07

    Oh my gosh…that is beautiful! WOW, Amelia!

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  15. Carol (Craftingranny)
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 20:58:23

    Spring is in the air with this beauty! Wonderful choice of colors and design. I’ll bet you had fun making this card cause it’s so darn cute. Can’t hardly wait to see what you create with your EB stamps. I’m so excited for you. Have a wonderful week ahead. “Blessings and Hugs” Carol

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