Friday, 11 April 2008

This weeks Daring Card Makers Challenge

'Oh No' I thought when I saw this weeks challenge on Daring Card Makers Blog from Jo..

I seem to like butterflies at the mo. This week therefore I would like you to put some butterflies on cards. Stitched, felt, shiny, bright, plain, paper pieced, stamped, drawn... you get the idea :) any theme of card but it must have a butterfly somewhere on the card!

I really don't 'do' butterflies..it's just never been my thing so I thought this would be a bit of a nightmare for me but, I was up for the challenge so I thought..how do I make a butterfly card but with a Funky Hand twist??? So I came up with this..





I think he's got a really cute look to him! Must be the button I used for his head, the holes look like his little eyes! I wanted to make something very 3D, something that probably wouldn't go that well into an envelope. I cut the shape of the butterfly out of one paper from my CD Now that's Funky and then printed a co-ordinating paper onto vellum and cut out the butterfly shape again slightly smaller. I attached the two of them together at the body and covered that with a piece of brown ribbon with a knot tied in the bottom to give it some shape. I shaped his antenna from 21 gauge black craft wire and added the brown button for his head..and to cover up where everything was attached! The background of the card is another paper from the same collection from Now that's Funky and I just doodled the stitching around the edge with a Sakura jelly roll glaze pen. I have realised that I wrote 'fluttery by' instead of 'flutter by' on the sentiment..doh! but I don't really care..I like him anyway! Now this should be a lesson to me..never say you don't 'do' things in you card making..you just never know!!

Everything here at Funky Hand Towers is as busy as ever, yesterday I wasn't feeling too well so, today now I feel a bit better I have loads to catch up on! The most exciting thing happening today though, is the closing date of my Design Team applications! I have had loads and they are all SO AMAZING! I can tell you, I am not looking forward to trying to decide between the applicants.. I'll be back over the weekend to announce my new team. Wish me luck with the choosing.

30 comments:

  1. wonderful! the colours, the butterfly - wow!

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  2. Oh Anice this is really striking. So beautiful Card. Love it.

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  3. That is an AMAZING card Anice!! I absolutely love the button for the face - brilliant idea!!! Very clever!! xxx

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  4. Lovely card Anice and yes, very cute - cute as a button!

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  5. Awww how cute is the butterfly i love your card.

    Andrea xx

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  6. Fab card Love the butterfly

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  7. Oooo fab card Anice!!! lovely butterfly! looks great!


    Samm
    x

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  8. That's a really lovely card! So cute!!! :o)

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  9. Sweet butterfly card.
    mine,
    http://www.tiina38.vuodatus.net/blog/1241084

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  10. Love that butterfly, it is a beautiful card.

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  11. Super card, Anice - you obviously do 'do' butterflies!

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  12. This is fabulous....I love how you've doubled up the wings with velum. It's beautiful. Visiting from Canada. Joan

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  13. Good Luck choosing a team!! I don't envy you!

    Lovely card simply but very effective

    Rachel

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  14. Beautiful card, Anice, love the sentiment!
    JudyNZ

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  15. thats great the contrast bewteen the 2 butterflies and the handmade antennae. the button just puts on th efinishing touch. greta card

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  16. Such a fun card, yummy papers and the sentiment is perfect :O)

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  17. Wow fabulous idea ,brilliant ,Dawnxx

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  18. I'm sorry but I'm going to have to disagree with you becaue you most certainly DO do butterflies! This is flipping amazing! I love it.

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  19. Gorgeous!!! Love the papers and the button finishes it off!

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  20. I love the 3D butterfly.

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  21. What a funky butterfly, love it. Thankyou for visiting my blog.

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  22. Fabulous butterfly love the button for he's head.

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  23. This is a fab butterfly card. I love it!

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  24. What a lovely fab card xx

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  25. Good for you for having a go Anice. I don't 'do' butterflies either but I gave it a whirl! I love your funky butterfly, I think you did a great job!

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  26. Great butterfly card, very effective! The button head works so well, and I love the doodled border with the sentiment included!

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  27. Your card is absolutely stunning!
    Kate
    x

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  28. oh Annice, this is lovely. I find butterflies tricky too!

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