Thursday 1 September 2016

Beauty Butterfly, Sailor

Hello and welcome to my second blog post as a DT member for Aud sentiments. As you may have guessed we have a new challenge starting today - Anything Goes (but don't forget that all important sentiment). Great Impressions are sponsoring this challenge, but unfortunately I couldn't remember which image I had got from them (that is what happens when you do not organise things straight away) - and so my image is actually a bugaboo image and sentiment - Beauty Butterfly. However please do check out the Great Impressions store as they have lots of great bits.

Here is the card that I have made:

I took a blue card base and punched the top corners with a corner punch from my stash. I sprayed some white card with Mica Powder in pink and orange shades and then die-cut using a Creative Dies Ornate Frame. I printed the image and sentiment together, and coloured the butterfly with metallic pencil crayons (I haven't used these for AGES!! and it was great fun playing with them again). I also added glitter to the flower using DoCrafts Glitter Markers. Finally I used a rectangle die as a guide and torn the card to the shape and added a doodle line around the edge in a metallic blue gel pen. I hope you like my creation - I think this butterfly is so versatlile!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges also:
Cute as a Button #26 Anything Goes
Kort 'o' Mania #159 CAS
My Time to Craft #328 Something that flies
Fussy and Fancy #171 Let's Fly Away
Deep Ocean #136 Things with Wings

Here is another Audio Book review for you today.

Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville
This is a short story (4 CD’s) about a young sailor boy who finds himself sequestered onto a warship. The merchant whose ship he was originally on did not want him to go as he had such a calming influence on the ship. He is a very innocent young man and very niave, which makes him susceptible to jealous spite hidden behind jest of one of his new shipmates. Unfortunately, a meeting between the two, brought about by the captain, leads to the death of one and the hanging of the second. This was a good story, although I found that it wandered a little sometimes and so I lost concentration. It is a Victorian Era book, and so this must be remembered when reading, as to account for some of the actions taken. A good short story.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Beautiful card Tinz thank you for joining us over on
    Cute As A Button
    Dianne xx

  2. Such a wonderful card Tinz, the sentiment and butterfly are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  3. Beautiful sentiment and butterfly-love the sparkle
    carol x

  4. Cool card! I like how the ripped paper looks, and I have never thought to use the punches in the corners of cards! Very nice!

  5. Cool card! I like how the ripped paper looks, and I have never thought to use the punches in the corners of cards! Very nice!

  6. Lovely card, beautiful image and great sentiment, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

    Pat xx

  7. Flott CAS kort i fine farger.
    Takk for at du scrapper med oss i KortoMania.
    Klem fra Sissel

  8. Nice sentiment, superb card !
    Thanks for joing us at the Cute As A Button challenge !
    Lau / CAAB Stamps DT


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