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'Buttons and Lace' Butterfly for colourQ

I had this idea to make one of my little butterfly easel cards with faux lace and buttons so I went on a search for a lovely colour combo and found it at the colourQ challenge blog.

Aren't those knitted bunnies adorable?

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I have been following their awesome challenge site for ages but have never played along until today. I'm definitely loving the few days off over Easter to potter in my craft room.

If you think that I am a tad obsessed with making these little cards, you wouldn't be far from the truth. However, I'm happy to say that the novelty hasn't worn off yet as I'm enjoying experimenting with a few different techniques. There's still at least 3 other posts that I have scheduled for a 'rainy day' and some other ideas on the 'back-burner'.

If you'd like to make one for yourself, I have written a tutorial which you can see HERE.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Fresh Cuts, Elements of Style
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette (textured), So Saffron, Old Olive, Soft Sky (textured/retired)
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Scallop Edge Border, Scallop Trim Border and Eyelet Border Punches, Sweet Buttons Embosslits, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

PS: Thanks to the team at colourQ for awarding me a' colourQ Courtier' for this entry.

Thanks for stopping by,


kasia c. said…
I am so glad you decided to play along, this is gorgeous! What a neat idea for an easel card. Happy you joined us at ColourQ! :)
Michey said…
Another beautiful little butterfly, Bronwyn! I love the layering and texture you've incorporated... thank you for inspiring me this morning! Soft sky is one of those colors that I miss dearly and am sooooo sad it's retired >.<
Sylvia said…
This is a beautiful card, Bronwyn! Your Butterfly easel card is lovely and the dies you used with this one so inventive!I am so glad you found the ColourQ! Great us of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ this week!
Rosemary said…
holey cow!! your card is absolutely BRILLIANT!!!
Unknown said…
This is simply lovely:) Gorgeous spring card! Thanks for joining us at CQC this week!
Jean Martin said…
Wow this is beautiful!
Yapha said…
Oh my wow!! That is incredible! Your layers are amazing, how you used the different punches and embosslits! Wow, just wow! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!
Anonymous said…
This is gorgeous Bron, so sweet and cute!
Happy Easter
Tania Gould said…
U little creative thing you!!! (BTW I have a hunch that either you "borrowed" my mojo or it ran away to your house! Either way, I want it back!)
Anita Scroggins said…
Love the lacey layers, so glad you finally decided to join us at ColourQ
Patrice said…
Gggggggorgeous. I love your butterfly easel cards - and you know coming from me that's saying something *big smile*.
LeAnne said…
I have resisted getting this butterfly die UNTIL NOW.....what a wonderful way to use it! Just stunning! All those little bits & pieces really make for an eye-catching creation! Thanks for playing the CQC with us this week!
Jodene said…
This is just so pretty Bron!
Wow! Such creative inspiration! Hugs xxaxx
Unknown said…
This is just beautiful!!!! I love love love how you used the buttons on this butterfly, very clever!!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #14 with a link back to you on 5-1-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

Take care

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