Monday, 24 March 2014

Elegant Butterflies... and some not so elegant stitching!!

Hello everyone!! :)

Panic post from me as I've just remembered I wanted to get this entry in for the CBS challenge... and I have less than an hour and a half!! :/

These are the simplest of simple cards, remarkable only for three things... the stunning, stunning, stunning CBS Elegant Butterfly stamps I used being the main one, along with some exceptionally pretty new inks and- finally!- my first ever attempt at machine stitching on cardstock... which is *very* obviously a first attempt... I swear I was not under the influence of drink or drugs (only the prescription variety around here but they have to be pretty potent!! lol) at the time!! lol But, dodgy, wibbly-wobbly (timey-wimey) lines aside, I was soooo excited to try this at last... and am really hoping practise makes perfect!! lol

Anyway, here are the cards...

My favourite... for a friend... I seem to need an unending supply of thirtieth cards this year... how I am surprised by this after my own at the end of last year is a mystery!! ;)

The second card with the wonky stictches... very wonky!! lol

I just love the colours in this purple card... the little snippet from LOTV's Timeless Victorian pad (cut around a die as my desk was too messy to get out my 'bug!!) just goes perfectly with my shadow inks :)

My Wink of Stella made another star appearance too!! :)

These are some little A7 one-layer cards I made very quickly and simply for a stall Mum and I are doing at her church's Easter Market event at the weekend... and you thought it couldn't get any simpler!! lol

Stella!! *sigh* it's soooo preeeetty!! ;)

And a group shot :)

{The List}

Cardstock - Papermill Direct - White Plain, Lilac Smooth and Pink Smooth
Stamps - Clearly Besotted Stamps - Elegant Butterflies; Sentiments - Assorted CBS sets
Inks - Hero Arts Shadow Inks - Soft Pool, Soft Purple, Soft Pink, Soft Granite
Papers - LOTV - Timeless Victorian
Tools - Sewing Machine
Embellishments - Auroura Borealis Gem stone from stash
Finishing Touches - Wink of Stella Brush Pen :)

Challenges: CBS - In Flight :)

Right, I'm off to link up while I still can!! :) Hope you're all well and I hope to be back soon-ish!! :)


Sandra H said...

Awesome cards Rachel and l just love your stitching xx

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous! X

coops said...

gorgeous cards rachel.i love your cas design and the butterflies are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Stephanie said...

I just love the soft colours you used for the butterflies, Rachel :) Thank you so much for playing along with the Clearly Besotted Challenge! x


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