Thursday, April 11, 2013

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge

It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Gardens. Joan is in the hospital, but  she pre-posted all the information about the challenge and added the link so you can add your cards to her blog. The challenge requirements are only listed here on my blog.   

The challenge this week is to create a card with butterflies. 
  • Use at least 2 butterflies
  • Add at least 3 different types of flowers
  • Use aqua or light blue and white for the background
  • Add a sentiment
For my card I used the Cheery Lynn "Chicken Wire Frame" over a piece of aqua blue card stock.  The pretty die cut in the center of the card is the new Marianne Design "Vintage Fan 1".  There are two pieces to this set but I only used the fan piece and not the "angel" wing.  You can make a beautiful fan with this die cut.  In the center is a sentiment from a JustRite stamp set.

In the upper left corner I added the Memory Box "Kaleidoscope Butterfly" with the Memory Box "Moonlight Butterfly" below.  On the right side above the flowers is one of the Cheery Lynn "Exotic Butterfly Small" butterflies.  

The pretty rose was die cut using the Spellbinders "Spiral Blossom Four" die.  Two Cheery Lynn "Cuties Fringe 4" flowers were added on each side of the rose.  On the left side I added the Marianne Design Mistletoe (LR0245) and glued on flowers from the Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #2" embellishments. (I think this piece makes a great piece of greenery for adding little flowers.)   Above the rose, I used one of the Marianne Design "Decorative Elegance" embellishments and glued on the tiny Cheery Lynn "Baby's Breath" flowers from the Build A Flower #2 Embellishments.  Tucked around the rose are leaves from the Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip".  

I hope you will join us this week for our challenge.  I know Joan will enjoy viewing all your entries while she is recovering from her surgery.  

Products used:
Cheery Lynn "Chicken Wire Frame" FRM144
Spellbinders "Spiral Blossom Four" S4364
Marianne Design (Fan) LR0264
Cheery Lynn "Exotic Butterfly Small"  DL113
Memory Box "Kaleidoscope Butterfly" 98261
Memory Box "Moonlight Butterfly"  98260
Marianne Design Mistletoe (LR0245)
Marianne Design "Decorative elegance" (LR0157)
Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #2" Embellishments (B188)
Cheery Lynn "Cuties Fringe 4" (B258)
Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip"  (B178)



Anneke klerks said...

very very pretty card!!!
liefs anneke

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Patricia said...

Oh! WOW! I love this wonderful creation.

Patricia xx

Anja said...

Hello Selma

What a wonderful creation!

Warmest greetings from Anja

Karen W said...

Beautiful card!!

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creation Selma. So love the lattice backdrop to the gorgeous design.
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craftieodmae said...

this is gorgeous, I love that center die!!!

Memaw said...

Hello Selma,

I hope and pray you are doing better - I think about you every day and always in my prayer. This is a beautiful card. I love the fan piece, I got it the last time I was at Joan's. What a great way to use it. Take care and I will see you on the blog.

Pssequimages said...

Love the colors and the challenge this week. Thank you Selma.

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is an exquisite card.

Antoinette Voorn said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the fan piece!!

GReetz Antoinette

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Diane said...

Beautiful your flowers...hope we can all see you again at Joan's sometime when things settle down again for both of you...hope things are going well for you and your daughter...take care!!

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May said...

Wonderful creation Selma, Beautiful design & detail... Hugs May x x

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Darlene said...

Simply GORGEOUS Selma! Thanks for another fabulous challenge idea. Your flowers are always so AMAZING. I kind of 'cheated' this time around and didn't make my own (MY BAD) and since I just bought Build a Flower 3 at Joans a couple weeks ago, I now have all three sets ... no excuse, right! LOL! Anyways ... hope you are doing well and the sun is shining! HUGS from OHIO!

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card Selma. Love all these wonderful dies you've used to turn little bits of paper into beautiful embellishments ... GORGEOUS work ...
hugs, Janie

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