Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Bees

Hello lovely crafters I hope you are all well and are managing to escape the tremendous heatwave that is sweeping across Europe. Living in Greece the summers are generally very very hot and to be honest, I’ve never gotten used to the high temperatures so I feel for you all especially those of you in the UK and my lovely little sister Karen from Crafting With Mabel who is suffering the extreme highs.

On to my card…..I noticed that The Sisterhood of Crafters is having a fun challenge they are asking us to make cards incorporating butterflies, dragonflies, and bees or all three.

Happy Little Stampers are also asking for cards using dies and anything goes so here is my “anything goes”

A bit of a close-up here for those of you who are suffering like myself with “bloggers blindness”.

I absolutely adore the ovalish die aperture but for the life of me, I don’t remember who makes it as I threw the packaging away and no one seems to know its origin.

I’m in a bit of a quandary as I’m not sure if the star of the show is a butterfly or a kind of dragonfly Mr. Tim Holtz calls it a funky insect but isn’t specific. If Vicky from Crafting Claire happens to pop in I’m sure she will know as she has proven to be a fountain of knowledge on more than one occasion. Anyways my “funky insect” was coloured with distress Oxides and then splashed with water and layered with foam. I made a shaker card adding sequins and some lovely Dp that I had in my stash which just so happens matched perfectly with the “funky insect”. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Metalic Sticker Book, I just love those stickers great value for money and so much easier than stamping.

I do hope you will pop over and visit The sisterhood of Crafters and Happy little Stampers as they have some fabulous cards in their galleries and the design teams have outdone themselves

Wishing you all a cooler/warmer next few days

Take care


24 thoughts on “Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Bees

  1. Your oval die is so different (to me) and I love it especially with the shaker element and gorgeous colour mix Marie. As for the funky insect, it’s wonderful, looks almost real. As for the heat, we have a few days and panic sets in, but you have it, as you say for a lot longer. Keep cool, watch out for those fires.
    Faith x

  2. I don’t even know where to start on this gorgeous creation Marie! When you find out where the ovalish die comes from do tell me – it’s fabulous! I always admire your details like the textured card panel here and the surprise colour of the card layer beneath it. I adore the star of the show in her blues and greens, and love that you gave her a matching floral background and sequins. Also since you have appealed to my lepidopterist expertise* I will say with confidence that it is a moth and not only that, it is a moth that has been told that she SHALL go to the ball! Vicky x
    * I may not actually have any lepidopterist expertise at all, also I had to look up how to spell it!!

  3. Absolutely stunning, I love everything about this, the moth,the sequins,the oval, the colour! Don’t know how you manage to consistently produce such beautiful cards, particularly in the heat…I just about liquefied over the last few days. An absolute work of art!

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