Happy Easter Monday - hope you're having a good one if you've got today off work! I won't rub in that I've got two weeks off LOL!
It's another Monday where we host a new challenge over on our PTI Blog! This fortnight we're challenging all of you to dig out some material and feature it on your card/creation.
I'll confess that I freaked a little when Kate suggested this idea, I'm no seamstress! However I do have some felt stashed away so figured that it was the perfect opportunity to dig it back out, use it up so I can justify a purchase of some PTI Wool Felt, and play with my new PTI Butterfly Die too! She's been waiting so patiently, fluttering her wings every now and again just to remind me that I hadn't used her yet! (Yup, my flutterby is definitely a female btw!)
Still practising at the photography set-up here; my living room colours coordinate with this card beautifully LOL!
Stamps: Around and About Sentiments
Ink: Ripe Avocado
Card: Dark Chocolate/Vintage Cream/Turning A New Leaf DPs
Accessories: Butterfly Die/Cuttlebug/Paper Piercer/Brown Felt/Ripe Avocado Button/Jute Button Twine/Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon/Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
I made her antennae out of the ribbon twine, super duper easy and looks pretty sweet too methinks! Oh and that bow...well on my trip out the other weekend with my Mum I was whinging at how I tend to suck at tying pretty bows with tails tucked nicely behind the loops and she came up with the perfect solution! It's super easy and you probably know already but if you're intrigued, I may try to do a tutorial or even a video....even if I do hate the sound of my own voice!
I had the idea to use Around & About Sentiment as her butterfly trail at some random hour in the night as I was trying to sleep; I think it kinda works even if it took me ages to try and curve the sentiment nicely on my acrylic block! Just think, you could have this idea featured on a card for nearly any occasion with that super-useful set!
So anyways, I'm really hoping you can play along with our challenge, maybe even be a bit more daring than me and use some fabric or maybe cheat a little by using a pre-made material embellishment (Think about those gorgeous crocheted flowers you can buy!). We've now decided to feature the top 3 world-wide entries on our blog with the prize of a super new blinkie I've created! This way everyone can share the inspiration and play something whether you're a European Peep or not!
OK so that's enough babbling from me today, if you've even read this far LOL!
Catch ya later!
P.S Check out one of my bestest bloggin' buddies, Emma's delicious Blog Candy she's got on offer to celebrate her Blog Birthday! Even if you've not got a sweet tooth still pop across for some seriously inspirational creations! This gal's got more talent than I could ever dream of having!