Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Blue Butterflies...

Happy Tuesday,

I hope you all enjoyed the shows yesterday as much as I didi it was nice too do some construction and some scrapbooking something I really enjoyed and intend to do more off.

I decided to share this card today made using a collection of Couture Creations dis form the boxing day and new years day shows but featuring the beautiful stained glass butterfly.

I stared by making the background using the elegant square die into a piece of coconut white card twice.  I
then cut the die out of periwinkle foundation card twice and mounted the die cuts in opposite corners to make the square background.  I also placed the squares from the centre in opposing corner to give the finished background.

I cut the mirror die and the doily die from yesterdays shows in blue and white and foam mounted these in the centre.

I simply then cut the butterfly three times from periwinkle and placed these, with an 8mm pearl, flying across the page.



  1. Hi John,
    Haven't seen the shows yet but love the card. I think that apart from white on white, blue is my next favourite.
    Currently making another sympathy card as my neighbour passed away on New Years Eve.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  2. Morning John, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi john
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  4. Hi John.
    Thank you so much all the shows were great, especially the scrapbooks.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

  5. Morning John, a very beautiful card today, I will have to check out these Couture dies, I do have a couple of them to play with.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  6. Good morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card today. Love the butterflies but it is a shame the central one and lower one don't really show up on the photos.
    Got the shows recorded so can watch them later.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Beautiful card John, still to catch up with watching some of yesterdays shows.
    Marion S x

  8. Lovely card John. Loved the double embossing technique yesterday with the embossing board. Thank you for sharing the technique.
    Annette x

  9. Hi John
    Managed to catch the lunch time show really enjoyed it. Today's card is lovely and I do love blue and white.

  10. Hi John
    A lovely card, I caught your first show yesterday, which was great. I still need to catch up with the others later.
    Chris xx

  11. Beautiful card, really lovely.


  12. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design and those butterflies are gorgeous. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Beautiful card today John, just catching up on the last show as we type, xxx

  14. John, your shows were great particularly as you reminded us how effective it is to use just paper on a card. I've spend the last two evenings making thank you cards using just paper and your very useful square 'thank you' stamp. That whole stamp set you designed some time ago is soooo useful.

  15. Hi John. Lovely blue card. Watched your shows even though scrapbooking isn't for me. Looked like you were enjoying yourself. I'm off for my monthly waddle, I mean hike this morning.I'm hoping everyone else overindulged too so that I can keep up. SueL x

  16. Hi John
    A lovely card. I'm still catching up with the shows.
    B xx

  17. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card today, love the colour you have used also.
    I will have to watch your shows on catch up, we were busy taking down all the outside Christmas lights while the weather was dry.
    Babysitting our two Grandsons today, they won't be wrecking the house like last time as I am at home today. No craft class until next week.
    Enjoy your day

  18. A beautiful card and the butterfly is gorgeous. Loved it when you made it in the glossy black card.

  19. Morning John,
    Pretty card.

  20. Lovey card John and great shows yesterday.
    Love Valxxx

  21. Super card John. Adore the butterflies. Xx

  22. Hi John. Sorry I didn't comment yesterday, a really heavy cold got the better of me. Did manage to catch up on some of your shows, really enjoyed them. Love Rosemarie X

  23. Hi John theshows were great could tell you enjoyed yourself some great ideas snd some lovely cards and scapbooking pages thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  24. Very pretty card. Like the design. Will have to slowly catch up on the shows.


  25. Hi John, a really beautiful card, I love butterflies on cards, they are just so perfect. Shows were great. Have a good day. Bx

  26. Morning John

    A very pretty card and design. Your shows were really good too!

    June x

  27. good morning John, love the periwinkle colour card and the butterflies are so lacy and pretty, love from Jackie xx

  28. Caught some of the shows yesterday but have them recorded so I can watch them in full. Really had to sit on my hands as far as that sewing paper pad goes!!

    Anne (Northampton)

  29. Hi John. Love the colours of the card today and the butterflies are so pretty. I have yet to watch the shows which I am hoping to do this afternoon.


  30. Beautiful card John. Love the butterflies. Enjoyed all the shows yesterday. Thank you for all your techniques and tips.

  31. Hi John,
    lovely card, not had chance to watch all your shows but they're all there, ready for me to enjoy.
    Hugs, Rose

  32. Hi John beautiful card love the dies featured and the colour combination is lovely
    Wendy x

  33. Hi John
    Lovely card today, love the colour combination. Haven't had time to catch up on your shows yet.

  34. Clever, very clever. I'm thinking of dies I can substitute! Already my mind is whirring on a variation of one I have made already

  35. Eh up John
    Very pretty and love the periwinkle card choice.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  36. beautiful card, i too love the periwinkle colour.
    loved watching the shows, so much inspiration.

  37. Really pretty card john x love the periwinkle x
    Theresa w x