Sunday, 16 May 2010

Bookatrix Butterfly & Blooms Birthday Card

Finally my missing mojo has returned. Not sure where or why my mojo went, but it totally disappeared! I sat and stared at card blanks, stamps and pretty papers for two hours and created nothing but frustration. So I took some time out, went to visit a fellow crafter and bingo it's returned and hopefully will be here to stay (it needs to, as I have loads of cards to make this week for birthdays).

This is the card I've made for my SIL's Birthday. It took a little time as I've stamped, heat embossed and painted the butterflies with pearlescent paints. The flowers are handmade and I've also handcut the vines. Due to a lack of planning, I had to make the stand for the Bookatrix. Fingers crossed that she likes it!

Side View 

Green & Cream Cardstock - The Papermill
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks
Assorted Die-Cut Flowers  - Poundland
Brads - from stash
Perfect Pearls
Pearlescent Paints - from Oyster Stamps
Vine Leaf Digi Stamp from here
Butterfly Stamps from EJ Craft Designs
Versamark Ink
Heat It Up Gold Embossing Powder
Sentiment - computer generated
Create & Craft Micro Foam Pads

Glittergirls Bookatrix Embossing Board
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Tim Holtz Blender Tool
Heat Embossing Tool
Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Butterflys and Blooms
Dare you to digi stamp Friday - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special
YNS Challenges - Cut it out & pop it up
Meljens Designs - Flowers & Blooms


  1. O my goodness this is just beautiful. I have the bookatrix board and have made quite a few but this is stunning so will have to try one like this.
    I love those big flowers!

    Poppy x

  2. Wow that looks fab how could you SIL not like it. Can't believe you handcut all the vines you must have so much patience.

  3. Hi Claire

    Wow, this is beautiful and fantiastic flowers, plus a prefect could combo.

    Thank yu for sharing with us at Stamaplot challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  4. Oh my that is gorgeous, what a lot of work you have done and it is sooo worth it.

  5. Wow, Claire! This is fabulous! You must have been cutting, painting and making flowers for hours. I love it!
    Thank you for joining us at the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
    Clare x

  6. Wow! Stunning work! I can see your mojo is on excellent form! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and Good Luck!

  7. Wow its absolutely gorgeous. Well Done Claire.
    Im sure your SIL will be thrilled.Its stunning

    Choccy x

  8. Oh my this is sooo beautiful. So much work and so much patience. Its fabulous!! xx

  9. Oh wow wow wow your card is just stunning

  10. OMG, this is stunning! Well, wherever your mojo went it came back in abundance! I have a Bookatrix board but have never made anything as gorgeous as this. I am hopeless with scissors so find your cutting out of the vines amazing. Your s-i-l is one lucky lady.

  11. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

  12. That is stunning... absolutely gorgeous, your sil will live it.. :D Christine x

  13. this is so beautiful, it looks like a lot of work has gone into it! :) Xx

  14. Oh wow, big WOW! This is abslutely stunning, looks like it took an age to make# as it is so detailed. I love everything about it, it is gorgeous xxx

  15. Wow this is stunning, I`ve seen alot of these in my time, but none as stunning as this, and you got the flowers from Poundland, how come I never see things like this x

  16. WOW this is amazing it is totally beautiful those flowers the butterflies your colours and design it shows that you have spent time on this the love shines through your SIL will fall in love with this and treasure it forever I know I would thank you so much for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot
    Lorraine x

  17. OMG!! this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!
    beautiful!! wow!
    thank you for joining the challenge this week on MelJens Designs.
    good luck!

  18. I love bookatrix,I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. Wow, this is stunning! I've never seen anything like it and I'm in awe! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our "Flowers & Blooms" challenge at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck!
    ♥Dee (Spryte)♥

  20. a beautiful card. thanks for joining us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  21. What pretty creations on your blog! WOW, this is just breathtaking! Glad you joined Meljen's, be sure to see the new challenge posted today! Hope to see you again! Nicole

  22. This is AMAZING!!! You CUT all those vines!!! WOW! I absolutely love everything about it! Thank you so much for joining us at YNS!

  23. What an absolutely stunning card. You may have lost your mojo but my goodness did it come back in spades!! Gorgeous! Jaqui x

  24. Oh my goodness - what an absolutely stunning card. I love everything about this. It looks so professional, I would be made up to receive this card!


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