Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Butterfly Card

Hello to all on this lovely day! It's Wednesday. My favorite day of the week! Every Wednesday I have the honor of giving tours of the Nathaniel Russell House, and sharing my love of Charleston's history with guests from around the world.

Another reason I love Wednesday is because it's the day we launch our new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! Cec is our hostess and she has chosen Things With Wings as our theme for the next two weeks. Use anything with wings as the focal point of your vintage or shabby chic projects, be it of the animal, fantasy or mechanical variety. We want your creativity to take flight! We're hoping you'll head straight to your craft rooms and play along with us! For full challenge details and exciting prize information simply click on the link above.

My winged creatures of choice are butterflies. I love them. I began by layering and distressing Maja Design papers from the Vintage Spring Basics and Fika collections. The circle layers were cut with a Spellbinder's die, then cut in half and staggered in the center of the card.

My mind's eye envisioned a butterfly garden, so a flourish of summer blooms was a must. Some of the floral components are handmade and stained, while others are from an old Prima collection that has been languishing in my flower baskets. The butterflies were die cut using a Tim Holtz die.

The sentiment was stamped using a selection from my rubber stamp collection. 

I have a large stash of pearls and twine that I keep in a basket on my craft desk. I love them. I can never resist the urge to add them as finishing touches on my projects.

Thank you for dropping in to share in the crafty fun! May your day be filled with beauty, joy, and love!  

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge - Add a Butterfly
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Things with Wings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes, Make it Feminine
613 Ave Create - Anything Goes, Shabby Chic
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Anything that starts with a 'B' (butterflies)
Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo Challenge (pearls, sentiment, flowers)
Let's Craft and Create - Butterflies or Birds
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
Studio 75 Challenge - Add a Butterfly


  1. This is absolutely beautiful Nancy. I love how the butterflies flutter up across the card taking the floral bouquet with them. Jenny x

  2. What a gorgeous card Nancy!!! Love the rich colors and stunning design! Thank you for the inspiration :)
    Hugs :)

    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. Love your card - beautifully made.
    When I first saw the picture of the Nathaniel Russell I went wide eyed with curiosity --- what is this I thought. You see my name is Sandy Dehon. My husband's name is Arthur Middleton Dehon. He is a direct descendent of Nathaniel Russell and Arthur Middleton. I have been to the house several times and went to one of the family reunions. What a great history my husband's family has. I love Charleston and the food!!!
    We just moved from the mountains of Western North Carolina to Amelia Island. Love it here. Because of the move and all the activity surrounding the move, I have not posted since January. But hopefully will get back in the grove soon. I do subscribe to your blog. I am usually watching although I do not always comment.
    Sandy xx

  4. Beautiful card Nancy ! The fluttering butterflies are gorgeous ! Sue C x

  5. Gorgeous as always. Love the butterflies amongst the gorgeous flowers.

  6. Beautiful....thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday..
    Suzy B Owner

  7. Totally gorgeous and beautiful card, love all the beautiful flowers and butterfly.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again;-))m

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 103, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon. x

  9. Beautiful Nancy! You have used deep, rich colours and yet your card is still light and airy, what a wonderful thing that is! Just stunning! hugs :)

  10. A gorgeous card and beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart. Mary

  11. I love your choice of colour ,beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Gorgeous card ! Love this vintage feel and your design is Stunning !
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.
    We hope to see you again !
    Good Luck !

  13. This is a gorgeous card and your focal is beautifully collaged! Nice treatment of the flowers, as well! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  14. Gorgeous project - most of all I like the stained flowers!
    hugs Irmgard

  15. Beautiful card :) Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Let's Craft amd Create

  16. absolutely beautiful and gorgeous card

  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :)
    Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenge.

  18. Such a beautiful creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.
    Tracey DTxx

  19. Hello Nancy,

    I run Allsorts challenge and arrange the prizes and you were one of our winners this week.

    As I have not heard from you and am due to go on holiday tomorrow until 21st August, thought it best to leave you a message. If you can mail me with your details today I can deal with it, otherwise it will be when I return.

    B x

  20. Hello Nancy,

    I run Allsorts challenge and arrange the prizes and you were one of our winners this week.

    As I have not heard from you and am due to go on holiday tomorrow until 21st August, thought it best to leave you a message. If you can mail me with your details today I can deal with it, otherwise it will be when I return.

    B x

  21. Wooooow... this is absolutely stunningly gorgeously beautifully creative (and all the other good adjectives, too)!! The patterned paper is so soft and your overall card has such a romantic, whimsical feel.

  22. Beautiful vintage style card! I love the colors and arrangements :) Thank you for joining our challenge at Studio75 and good luck!!
    Lady E Studio75 DT

  23. Wow!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the distressed edges and those stunning butterflies and flowers. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  24. This is stunning. The flowers and butterflies are gorgeous and beautifully placed. Love the papers and the colours.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  25. Wow!! Amazing card! I really love it! Thank you for playing with us at Studio75 Challenge this month!

  26. Such elegant colours and your flowers and butterflies are exquisite. Fabulous!
    Alison x

  27. This is absolutely stunning! I love all the beautiful details. Such an inspiration!