Darling Butterfly



When your under the weather

....take time to get better!

     I really wanted to make a project using the May stamp club set but nothing I came up with was feeling quite right. When I was looking around the Challenges at The Outlawz I seen this one and thought hey I could use my Shower Peepers for this one cause it has an umbrella, then thought, oh hey I could enter it in both challenges, woohoo :) LOL  This is what I came up with, hope you like it, hope PK likes it more :) I almost gave up and wasn't going to do this weeks challenge but I don't want to miss a week, you never know I might get lucky and win the monthy prize, well, I don't have much luck so maybe not but if I don't try I won't for sure right :)
6X6 base-baby blue recollections cs
I used the rainbow stamp from PKSC-02 February kit to make my background paper
the rain boot paper is by American Crafts
I made vellum overlays for the rainbow and rain boot paper because the bright patterns were over powering my focal image
Traced my focal image diecut and hand cut to make a mat for it, the diecut is from the Fleur De Lis Motifs Spellbinders Shapeabilities set.
I used my Shower peeper for my focal image, and just hand made the little flower pot, I wanted to use the stamp of the cup of hot coffee from the April stamp set but the image was to big for my little peeper to hold :)
Covered the umbrella with a piece of acetate to make it look shiny
The doily strip was made with a Nellie Snellen border die and cutting both edges, then I used a fiskars ribbon hole punch to thread the light green ribbon. My sentiment is from the PKSC-04 stamp set.
Added some orange gems to the focal die cut, gave the flowers some shape and added stickles to the centres, plus added those cute gems for raindrops :) 
Hope you like my card this week, here's the bg  paper I made for it :) 
 After colouring them in with my Prismacolour pencil crayons I smoothed out the colours using a fantastix colouring tool and some Goo Gone, a lot cheaper than Gamsol and works pretty good softening the strokes, I just started in this picture :)
 All finished here, looks smoother don't you think :)

     Well ty so much for coming by to see what I have been up to, I hope you  leave me a comment, I would love to see what your working on and what challenges you've entered lately :) Have a great rest of your week, big inky hugs my crafty peeps :)



  1. This is absolutely PRECIOUS! Awesome job! I just love the little gem rain drops you added too! Hugs- Glora

  2. I'm telling myself that you made this super sweet, super cute card for me!

  3. So Cute. Love the colors on your card. Awesome Job.


  4. So fun! Great design and love your background design!

  5. Cindy I love your card - those Shower Peepers are my all time favorite! Love how you created your own background paper with the rainbow! Too cool. Thanks so much for playing along in this week's Peachy Challenge!