Sunday 17 September 2017

CAS Butterfly


I hope you have had a good weekend and that is has included the chance to get crafty :)  I have been working on a number of crafty projects recently but wanted to take the time to play along with my lovely friends at Less is More this weekend.  The theme this week is Take Flight so I decided to use a new Sizzix butterfly die:

I inked up some card stock in a range of distress inks from Blueprint Sketch through to Cracked Pistachio and die cute the ornate butterfly.  I created a white frame and popped it up over a border inked with the same colours as the butterfly.  I decided not to add a sentiment to the card so that I can use it for any occasion.   I love the soft floaty feel that the butterfly gives!  I shall also link this card up to Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Clean and Simple.

I have also made a start on christmas card making.  I recently bought the lovely ribbon sentiment from Clarity which is big enough for a focal point and even more excitingly I was able to embellish the card with mdf snowflake embellishments that we had made ourselves!  Hubby and I recently got a laser cutting machine and are having lots of fun cutting and experimenting with what we can make. 

I gold embossed the sentiment and gold embossed the snowflake embellishments several times to give them a metallic look. 

I am also selling the mdf snowflakes in my folksy store if you are looking for some embellishments for your christmas crafting :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x


  1. Great to see you playing along, Sarah! Your new butterfly die is a stunner, so elegant and delicate, wow! I love the clean look of your card, great idea to leave the sentiment out. Your Christmas card then... Having an own laser cutting machine sounds like a lot of fun! I've been admiring this Christmas sentiment stamp around blogland and it's on my wishlist... Love the dark purple base card with the golden embossing! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  2. It looks like curves are the thing for your cards today, Sarah. That butterfly is amazing and so is the Christmas sentiment. Not that I know anything about them, but a laser cutter sounds fantastic. I can't wait to see what else you make with it because your snowflakes are incredible.

  3. So happy to see you in the gallery ! I miss so much your wonderful creations ! And you come back today with two stunning cards ! This butterfly is a feast for the eyes. In addition you have chosen these beautiful shades of blue / green that I love so much! It comes out so well on all this white space !
    And this Christmas cards are so gorgeous. I love this big ribbon sentiment, it makes the card so CAS with the only addition of your beautiful snowflakes ! Fantastic creations with the laser cutting machine !
    Thanks so much for sharing and for joining us at Less is More ! (it's so weird to tell you that to you!)

  4. Oh MY! I'm so excited to see you've started using the laser cutter Sarah and those snowflakes look fantastic. So pretty and effective with the gold embossed coating too. As for the butterfly card ... well mind-blowingly elegant, chic and so beautiful. I'm simply swooning and love all those delicate colours teamed with the delicacy of the butterfly itself. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week xx

  5. Sarah! Both cards are beautiful. So happy to see your elegant butterfly card in our gallery. Your ink blending is flawless. Absolutely LOVE the colours. A wonderful design too. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina xx

  6. That butterfly is beautiful. Both cards are awesome. Thanks so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp CAS challenge. Gayatri xx

  7. Such an elegant butterfly Sarah! It caught my eye in the gallery so I had to pop over for a closer look. So glad you had time to join us - we miss your classy cards each week. Love the Christmas design too. My friend has a laser cutting machine and she makes all sorts of designs, but I must say your snowflakes are really beautiful xx

  8. So pleased you've joined us this week, Sarah. That butterfly is stunning and the blend of colours you used is delicious! Fabulous for any occasion. And what fantastic little snowflakes, love the different designs. Well done you :)
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x