Saturday, 21 May 2011

Fluttering Less is More

Good afternoon LIMettes - I did start typing good morning then realised I was a bit slow off the mark with this morning's challenge and that it is afternoon already - very late for me with my first LIM card!  However, I have made two already so I guess that accounts for my tardiness [and the fact that I am finding it hard to put down my latest book - Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan - very fluffy chicklit but its about someone who is made redundant and opens a cafe which is something I'd love to do - the cafe part and NOT the redundancy obviously :-)]

Anyhow enough waffle - let's get to the cards.


I made this one first - I adore this set of stamps - you get 6 swirls in 3 different sizes and two directions, a swirly heart and several sizes of butterflies.  I stamped it versamagic tea leaves and then carefully embossed just the butterflies in the swirl with gold.  I stamped and embossed the mid-size butterfly on separate paper and cut it out to stick on the end of the swirl.  I added a sentiment from Chocolate Baroque and embossed in the same gold.  I really like the resulting card, but didn't feel there was enough white space to appease the Diva and Lady of LIM so I decided to make a second.....


For this one, I stamped a stampendous swirly butterfly onto pink glitter paper and carefully cut it out.  I stamped another Chocolate Baroque sentiment onto a oblong that I'd cut longer than nested shape thanks to Lady LIM's tutorial from a few weeks ago.  I like this new sentiment set and I thought the swirly font matched the butterfly perfectly.  I mounted this onto some of same glitter paper as the butterfly to add a narrow matching frame.

I got a new butterfly embossing folder last week, so I may be back with a 3rd card later - boy do I love Saturdays :-D   Hope you are having a great day too....

Craftilicious x

52 comments:

  1. Both fabulous cards but my favorite is number 1 with the swirls - what make is that set please.
    I've just finished reading Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe and can understand why you find it hard to put down - good summertime reading.

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  2. WOW, I love the first one but no 2 is lovely xx Jan

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  3. Lovely cards - especially No 2 although I also love the swirl. I shall look out for that book, I'm always looking for something new.
    Jeannie x

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  4. Both beautiful cards! Clean and simple with a wonderful choice of colours

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  5. Love the swirl but do very slightly prefer the red butterfly card

    Kathyk

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  6. These are both beautiful cards, if I had to pick a favourite it would be the first one, just. Jo x

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  7. Both the cards are lovely. The first one is soft and earthy while the second one has such a sweet butterfly on it.

    xxx Monica

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  8. Both are FAB Tara [as ever!]
    I think Id choose the Stampendous option as I love that trendy butterfly
    I agree about the sentiment, it looks super together
    That book sounds my kinda thing, will look for it!
    Thank you for entering again
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. Love both of them but prefer No 2, that red butterfly is lovely.

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  10. Both are fabulous Tara. I love the flourish on the first one but the CAS in me tends towards the second.
    Lynne xxx

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  11. Ooh don't think I could choose between them, gorgeous stamps, fantastic sentiment!
    Stacey at 8
    x

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  12. Both cards are really lovely, but if I had to choose, I'd go for the second one.

    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

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  13. Not one but two stunning cards! I haven't even made one entry yet. my goodness if this is the standard,I best get myself organised lol! Julie.x

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  14. Two Stunning cards ,but no 2 is just that we bit more special. Hugs Rita xx

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  15. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the colour of the second one. Sarah x

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  16. Both cards are lovely, I do adore the top one more though. Hazel (no25 this week on LIM)

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  17. Love that swirl and the colour, but my favourite is the red butterfly, just lurve it and the sentiment with its swirls.

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  18. Love both of these but my favourite is the first one - I love that colour. And I've put that book on my want list - sounds just my knid of book!

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  19. I like them both. they both have something special. x

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  20. two beautiful cards

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  21. both cards are lovely, but i really like the 2nd one best... the glittery pink butterfly is just yummy!

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  22. Two beautiful cards, the first one is my fav! Ruth x

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  23. Oh both are just stunning!

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  24. Tara, two beautiful cards...but my personal favorite is the second one! LOVE the color of the butterfly...and the sentiment is awesome!

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  25. Two fabulous cards, the second one is my favourite I love the bright butterly
    Beryl x

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  26. Stunning cards, love the muted colour you used for the first one, you did not name the plate and I would love to know. then your second card pops off the screen love them both. XOXO Zoe

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  27. Both are gorgeous cards! I think you're right, the second card is more CAS because of more white space - but really, both cards are fab!

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  28. Two beautiful cards, the second is my fav, love that butterfly and the sentiment( adore that) goes so perfectly with it too :O) Viv xx

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  29. both stunning cards , but the gold is my fave.
    Nicky

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  30. Two beautiful cards, love the different colours you used.

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  31. I love both your cards and would find it far too difficult to choose a favourite !! The red butterfly is very striking but I lurve the bit swirl on the first one.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  32. Two beautiful cards - I think the second one if my favourite. Sue.x

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  33. Hello Tara, i'm so happy to see you another week in my blog.
    your both cards are so beautiful, but a love the swirls, i love to work with swirls and the first is my favorite, very elegant, i love the colours.Well done Tara.
    I'm wating your "jewellery" card:D
    a hug from Palma.

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  34. Tara you've been busy and I love the sound of the cafe... Let me know when you open and I'll come visit. I love your cards and my favourite is No 2 as the butterfly is stunning and I love the sentiment. Zoë

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  35. I adore both these cards but especially the flourish one. Love the colours you chose too. I really hope you get your dream one day Tara! Vx

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  36. Both cards are lovely in their own right! I love the swirls on the first and the brightly colored butterfly on the second and the sentiments are perfect!

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  37. The red butterfly is so striking, lovely cards :)
    Jenny x

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  38. What a fab swirly stamp, also love the colour scheme of the first one, so I'm picking that as my favourite (the second one's nice too though, Lol) xx

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  39. Beautiful cards! Love those swirls but the second card is just lovely! :)

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  40. Two very pretty cards, lovely colours and designs:0) xxx

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  41. Gorgeous cards Tara! I love them both for totally different reasons! What stamp set is the first one made with?
    Lizy x

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  42. What pretty cards!! The red butterfly is especially striking, and the sentiment is sweet...very nice:)!!

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  43. GORGEOUS RED Butterfly!!!! my favourite :O)

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  44. Both beauties but I'm leaning towards the first as my favourite colour is green. Hazel x

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  45. Beautiful cards. That red butterfly is wonderful, but I also really like your first card.

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  46. Both are lovely :-) Love the bright butterfly on the second.

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  47. 2 Beautiful cards, my Fav is the red butterfly.. Chris x

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  49. What I meant to say was they are both stunning! I love the bold colours on the second and the swirl and sentiment on the first - got me singing!

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  50. Stunning!! The gold card is so elegant, but my favourite is that wonderful red butterfly! Fantastic!

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