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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Butterfly Frame

Hello friends
I'm harking back to a bit of Spring/Summer today to share with you a butterfly frame.
This was a labour of love because I covered the entire frame with one sheet of 12x12 only 
to realise that when I cut it carefully to fold into the aperture there wasn't quite enough!
I sat puzzled until I hit upon the idea of making a raised cardstock platform to insert into the 
aperture for the butterfly (Wonderful Wings) and embossed sentiment.
The flowers are Grand Peony Creations and my favourite Foliage stamped and embossed 
with a script stamp.  The little metal crown is from Tim Holtz, 
an addition of lace, twine, key and fancy corners.
Despite the hours it took, I was very happy with the end result.
So, a little snapshot of Summer - back to Winter theme and Christmas very soon!
I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend, it has turned very cold here!
Take care friends.

25 comments:

Rosie said...

I love the flowers and foliage. I must use my Grand Peony die more. It is so pretty.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I love the "butterfly frame"..I live the aperture and layout and colours..Enjoy your day..Carole..xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, what a frame, love the butterfly, corners, flowers, just it all, so romantic. Hope your class goes well today and your attendees enjoy making your project.

Wilma x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Very pretty the flowers are lovely and set of dies for my never ending wish list.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. This is really so pretty. The butterfly is delightful and I love the flowers.

Have so many sets on my wish list that I hope Father Chriistmas is very good to me this year. Either that or I win the lottery!

Have a lovely Sunday.

Val in Spain xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

What a lovely project. I dont have that peony die but do have the foliage and I love it. So now more to add to my ever growing list of needs

Its white over here this morning too but I am nice and cosy with the heating on lol

Sue xxx

Elaine said...

Hi Christine, it's beautiful and I love the style. Wish I could get to one of your classes. Maybe next year.
Have fun x

Bea said...

hi Christine - how pretty is your project an what great inspiration for using dies too

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This frame is really lovely,you do everything so well.
The weather is so wet todayI think it will be a day indoors. x.

hazel said...

Lovely creation Christine love the flowers, not got these ones but have the foliage which is wonderful too xx hazel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous card, love the colours, and good to know also start a project to come across a problem not anticipated, you can't tell the paper wasn't big enough! Rain down here for a change. Emma

Redanne said...

A beautiful frame Christine, love how you overstamped some of the leaves and the flowers and butterfly are gorgeous. The Grand Peony die is on my ever extending list........ Crafty hugs, Anne x

PS Dry but very cold here..

melanie said...

Thanks fo rsharing don`t have the flower die may have to go on list ,when is it ever going to stop raining .Melanie

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Another lovely creation, i love the flowers and the leaves ,had my leaves delivered yesterday ,so will be having a play later

Enjoy your crafty day

Elaine H X

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Another lovely creation, i love the flowers and the leaves ,had my leaves delivered yesterday ,so will be having a play later

Enjoy your crafty day

Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

I'm not personally a fan of metal bits and pieces, but I love the design, and would make a version for me, with die cut corners. Thank you for the idea.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
superb project. Love everything about it, especially the butterfly.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely flowers, I so like this project. Keep warm. Hugs Ann

Janice said...

Hello Christine

What a lovely page this is, I really love the flowers and foliage, especially like the stamping & embossing, such a clever idea.

Hope you and your ladies are enjoying your class today, best place to be out of this rain!
Janice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Back from the Centre Parcs had a great week, my daughter in law treated me to a relaxing day at the Aqua Sana Spa Thursday, very relaxing,almost as theraputic as crafting!!
Caught up with all of the weeks 'blogs' this am. Lovely idea to include the pets corner.
Also,beautiful Advent Cals from Wilma.
As for todays project, its lovely. If I recall, myself one or two others requested a Grand Peony Friday Die Day some time back - hope its still on the list somewhere?
Hope everyone is enjoying todays workshop. Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x

Planetsusie said...

Absolutely brilliant Christine - I love every element on this project. Those flowers are so beautiful and I love printing on the leaves - something I do myself. I think this is just great.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, this is just gorgeous...I must use this die more often! Love everything about this project. Hugs Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Christine, I absolutely love your frame, the flowers and foliage are gorgeous, the lace complements beautifully. I love everything about this frame.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Craftychris said...

ooh this frame is gorgeous! The flowers and foliage looks fabulous and the addition of the lace is perfect! A stunning piece xx

nmty said...

hi Christine, beautiful frame, love the flowers.

lv norma

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