Thursday, February 13, 2014

Butterflies and Flowers

Hello again,  I've met some pretty sweet gals on the internet and Valery is one of those most sweet gals.  She has a new challenge for all of us and this month it's Butterflies and Flowers.   I can't promise that I will enter each month, but I did want to let everyone know about this new challenge and I did want to make a card for this very first of what will be many Butterfly challenges....
This is a birthday card for a dear friend.  I hope she doesn't check into my blog very often as it will be a few weeks before her birthday. I have to say this template design is not mine.  I happened to find the layout while searching the web.  Bibiana's original card looked just like this....
Mostly because this is the card Bibiana posted.  She was kind enough to include a template for the card, which is what I've used to create my card.  You can find the template on her blog page:  Check out her blog here. 

I want to congratulate Valery, who most of us know as Mrs. A., I'm sure this new challenge will be full of interesting challenges.  I hope many of you will want to play along.  What better way to create a card, have fun doing it, and then having cards on hand when you need them.  There are some cool prizes this month and you could win one.  Now that's incentive! 

Note:  I just went to Bibiana's site and I couldn't find the template for the card.  I did write down the dimensions, so if you can't find it, let me know and I'll write up the instructions. 

In reading about Bibiana, I found out she is on the Memory Box design team.  I'm on the sister company's design team, Poppystamps.  Small world isn't it.  I also noticed she just posted a card that uses the same stencil and die that I used on a card that will go live on the 18th.  Now that makes this world even smaller!  Or is it great minds think alike? Check back on the 18th to see what I've made. 

I hope you have a bit of time and check out Valery's blog and Bibiana's blog.  And I hope you share this new challenge with your friends.  I'd love to see lots of Butterflies and Flowers.  Especially when so many people would like to see a bit of spring and summer even if it's only on paper!

Happy crafting, Hugs from Northern California,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. Oh Mary! Your card is simply wonderful. Love the fencing along the bottom and it's nice to see a bit of spring around! Am aiming to join in with Mrs A's challenge next week.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Hi Mary, firstly thank you for such a super write up. Means a lot to me. I adore this card. It is a sort of reverse centre stepper and I love how you have decorated it.
    So beautifully spring like and fab colours. I am going to have such a hard time choosing a top 3. Thank you so much for fluttering by on my 1st challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  3. Hi Mary.............Absolutely stunning stepper card which l truly adore xx

  4. Butterflies and flowers are so appealing, especially since everyone is longing for spring. I love your card and its design. It is very nifty looking and what caused me to come check out your card more up close and personal. I love the picket fence and the colors and all those wonderful butterflies.

  5. Stunning use of the MB dies (Poppy!). This is a marvelous template, and I like the sunny colors you've chosen here...very welcome after some of the weather around the USA (& UK too). You got the challenge theme in so perfectly with all these beautiful elements & just made such a pretty, interesting card! TFS & Hugs

  6. Your card is lovely, Mary, and this is the link to where you CASed the fold: I really like your tulip trees, the butterflies, the fence, and the colors are wonderful!! I needed Spring today!

  7. Your talents are never ending - these cards a so elegant and stylish. x


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