Friday, 20 April 2018

Feeling Blue - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

Well, what a week it's been.  Bit of a whirlwind but at least the boys are now back at school so I can work without feeling guilty.  They happily get involved with what I'm doing but I still get those pangs of guilt.  Working from home takes juggling your home and work life to a whole new level and you'd think I'd have got used to it after all these years but it's not the case. 

Yesterday, I was invited on Create & Craft yesterday as a Guest Presenter to showcase the Darice dies.  One of the samples I made just happened to fit with this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge of using blue.  How lucky was that?!  I just love it when I can use one project for two purposes!


 I've used the new Darice dies that you can use to die cut, emboss and stencil. 


For the white glittery butterflies I used Darice glitter paper and for the others I simply cut, embossed then coloured with my distress inks.  The 'Hello' sentiment I cut, embossed then used the die as a stencil to add the different shades.  I adore butterflies and could happily use them on all my projects but then you'd be bored of seeing them I'm sure!  The royal blue background makes the elements pop.

I hope that you'll join in with the Challenge and see all the wonderful cards that my fellow DT members have created HERE.

I'm very much looking forward to the weekend as my sister in law is visiting and we're planning on having a BBQ - making the most of the sunshine while it lasts!

Have a lovely weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Darice Butterfly Dies
Darice Sentiment Dies
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Everything else from my stash


22 comments:

Laine said...

Such a great project Shabneez!

Kathy said...

So pretty Shabneez, the blue really sets off those lovely gutterflies.

You really should let us all know when you are on TV - I don't watch as a 'matter of course' but I'd make an effort if I knew you were on - just to say "That's my friend Shabneez, you know" (even though I'm here alone.... ;) )

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

lovely work on this project. I love the way you added some color to them. Gorgeous

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Shabneez

gr karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Shabneez this is a stunning card I love the butterflies they are so pretty. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card, love the butterflies.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sylvia Ames said...

Such pretty butterflies and contrasting blue background. Gorgeous card.

Sylv xx

Kate M said...

I nagree the butterflies are beautiful - lovely card - wish I had known, I would have watched! xx

Liz said...

A stunning card, Shabneez, the butterflies look amazing against the blue background. Congratulations again on your TV spot. xx

pam said...

Fabulous card Shabneez, lovely to see you on TV.
Pam x

aussie aNNie said...

Sheer delight, these butterflies are gorgeous..x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Shabneez...Beautiful card....the butterflies work well with the blue background....I did wave at you when I saw you on the telly.....you have to bring your boys to a show and meet the Owls....and me!....Joolsx

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi Shabneez ... love your card ... hope you have a super weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Heather aka stampgirl said...

This is a gorgeous butterfly card! I love the blue!

Janet Packer said...

Another beautiful card Shabneez. I’m off to see if I can find your show on catch up.

Angelnorth said...

Love the drama of the deep blue background, fab card Shabneez! Hope you had fun as a guest presenter on C&C!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Shabneez, beautiful butterflies and lovely bold background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Janice said...

Beautiful card Shabneez, lovely colours. It was great to see you on the tv.
Janice x

ALI said...

Gorgeous so CAS.

Handmade by Natty said...

Ooooh that's lovely Shabneez, those butterflies pop out so much against that rich background. Love it! xx

Debs Cook said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo :) Hugs - Debs xxx