Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Butterfly Challenge

The Butterfly Challenge has taken on a different format this year, with a choice of three colours and/or three themes....and also to include at least one butterfly.  
I was lucky enough to win some 'not quite so pre-loved anymore' crafty goodies over in Andrea's blog 'KandA Creative Moments' recently and was delighted to give them a new home.  I used Spellbinders Impressabilities 'Flowers' to dry emboss the background.  The stamps are from the Clearly Besotted  'Simply Quilled' set, also a gift from Andrea, and I used three of the stamps to create a butterfly using a Versafine 'Crimson Red' ink pad.  The wings are a tear drop shape, so I'm sure they will be really useful for making stamped flower images too.  The stamped image was layered using Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.  The corners were cut with an old Sizzlets die.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #94 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter C (Crimson and Corners)
HLS February Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Sparkles Challenge #100 ~ Thank you

Just a few photos to share of our visit on Sunday to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.  If you've never been, it's well worth a visit.
 



 This is 'The Temple of Diana', where Winston Churchill proposed to his wife. 💕



He's buried in a nearby village churchyard. 

31 comments:

  1. Love how you did that butterfly, such a good idea. I have that stamp set, unused and now will be trying that butterfly x Elegant card x

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  2. Great work, Liz, the new format is great isn’t it?
    ... I was tempted by red gingham card Nrs A made as live gingham .. but didn’t do it. Well done on your visit to Blenheim palace, my memory is his art work, missed the temple of Diana.. but was well worth a visit, I agree.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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  3. Brilliant card. Love the pics on the Palace. x [aNNie]

    🐰

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  4. Beautiful how that elegant little butterfly draw my eyes first! And a place I would like to visit myself... Hugs, Gerrina

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  5. Such a beautiful little butterfly Liz, it make a gorgeous card.

    Sue xx

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  6. Beautiful card. Love the butterfly and the corner dies.

    Nice pictures of palace. [Bunny]

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  7. Congratulations on your recent win Liz. It's a lovely card and the embossing folder looks lovely. Barbxx

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  8. A gorgeous card, love the pretty butterfly and the embossed texture. Blenheim is a great place to visit isn't it! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Challenges this month and I hope you will join us again soon, love Jacky x
    Sparkles DT

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  9. Those quilling stamps for the butterfly and the EF look really pretty used here Liz, and the red and white is so elegant. Looks like you had a lovely day at Blenheim and it certainy looks worth a visit, and having seen your lovely photos must try to get there when time allows. x

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  10. Gorgeous card Liz, love the red and white and the butterfly is so pretty !
    Love your fabulous photos too looks like you chose a good day to visit :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  11. What a beautiful card!! I love the embossing and the pretty butterfly!! Your pictures are gorgeous!! What a beautiful place!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Thank you so much for this beautiful card and it looks amazing IRL. So glad you've had fun with the goodies and that they are now at last getting some love.
    The photos of Blenheim look fabulous and it's a place I've never visited xx

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  13. The embossed background and die cut corners are real standouts. The butterfly is quite striking. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

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  14. Oh dear I have to own up to having that quilled stamp set too and unused. Naughty step here I come!! This is gorgeous Liz. I love the rich colour. I was lucky to win one of KandA's stamps too. Thankyou for spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

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  15. Wow!! Gorgeous card with that quilling stamps!! I have never seen nothing as this! Great work with them, the butterfly came out perfect! Love the embossig too!
    Amazing photos of Churchill's birthplace!

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  16. Hi Liz,
    what a very super card and that butterfly stamp is gorgeous.
    Love the embossing and the gorgeous corners.
    Have you ever visited Winstons house in Kent it's so gorgous and the gardens are very beautiful.
    A super place to visit in the summer.
    Never been to Blenheim Palace wish I could go.
    Lots of crafty love Jenny L.

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  17. A pretty card Liz, such an elegant design.
    Super photographs, I live quite near to Blenheim Palace, it is a fabulous place to visit isn't it.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  18. Awesome photos! I know I'll probably never get to see something like this but seeing it here is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing those. I know y'all had a good time too

    It's almost time for the butterflies to start fluttering around again here and I'll be very happy to see them. LOVE your pretty card and those corner pieces you used.
    Lynn

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  19. This is very striking with the white space and then a pop of red corner accents. The image is pretty as are your photographs, looks a very serene place to visit x

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  20. Beautiful card Liz, love red and white..
    Fabulous photos, looks like you had lovely weather.
    Pam x

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  21. Lovely card - full of elegance. Love the red and white and the little butterfly image is so pretty. Thanks for sharing the Blenheim photos - it looks like a beautiful place.

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  22. Beautiful card, Liz. I love butterflies. That you for the great photos of Blenheim Palace. Hope some day I will visit it. Kisses, my friend.

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  23. A beautiful and impressive card Liz, love it. Blenheim looks lovely, somewhere we keep saying we should visit, thanks for the thumbs up of it.
    Faith
    x

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  24. A fabulous card Liz. love the embossed panel and the corners....I have those!
    Great photos, it looks as though you had a lovely da.
    Janice x

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  25. Beautiful card design and thanks for sharing the lovely photos of your excursion to Blenheim Palace.

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  26. Lovely card Liz ..fab photo's huggles Sue x

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  27. Love the pretty butterfly and your lovely design... fab card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  28. This is so pretty, love the embossed background. I hadn't seen that quilled stamp before but it's lovely x

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  29. So gorgeous Liz, thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxx (Sorry for the late commenting but I have been away)

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  30. Wonderful card Liz and your photos from your trip are equally as good! Shabneez x

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  31. Love the Clean look of this Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

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