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Apr 1, 2013

K is for Kraft at ABC

Good morning everyone and Happy April Fools Day :-)
I hope you had a nice Easter Holiday! Ours was ok, at least the sun was out sometimes although  it was pretty windy. I am surely looking forward to some warmer weather soon!

I have a card to share today, that I made for our new challenge at ABC challenges. We arrived at the letter K and our challenge for the next two weeks is K is for Kraft. Simply use some kraft paper in your project to play along. I hope you'll join us! We are being sponsored by Bugaboo, who are giving away an amazing prize to one lucky winner.

Bugaboo generously let the DT choose one of their images, and I fell in love with the image called "Dandelion Butterfly". It's just so pretty, and I think this image would work well with any color combo. I went with a kraft, black, and yellow combo. 

After printing the image, I used a scallop circle die to cut it out. The edge was sponged using an ink appicator and distress ink. 
I did end up having problems with my sewing machine, so don't check out the sewing too much, LOL.. I just hope I can figure out what's up with my machine, it's barely one year old. 
Then I ended up with a little too much glitter. I really wanted to start over with the card. But with the Easter Holidays I just did not get a chance to, so I am posting it how it is. I do have planned on using this beautiful image again sometimes soon though as I have another image printed.

The sentiment is from the set "Happy Birthday to You" from Whimsy Stamps. I used papers from Neenah, and stampin up, card stock is from DCWV and Prima Markerting. The butterflies were done with a Martha Stewart punch.
There is  a Design Team call posted at ABC challenges, as a couple of the Designers are leaving soon. It's such a fun challenge blog with lots of participation, so if you'd like to be on a design team why not give it a try. Sadly,  I am one that will be stepping down at the end of this month, because with spring here, and summer break just around the corner, I know I will have a hard time getting things done on time.

Thanks again everyone, hope you have a great 1st of April!


brenda said...

A stunning creation Ellie, love the colours and the hint of glitz.

Enjoy your Bank Holiday Monday.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like image with all the sparkle, the colours and the butterflies.
Kevin xx

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card.

Amy Johnson said...

This is so pretty! I love all the sparkle!

LindaS said...

Gorgeous card. Especially the glitter flowers and stiched script.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This is beautiful...I agree, any color combo could be used but I love trying to work with yellow...a challenging color. Kudos and a beautiful card!

Zoe said...

Beautiful Card. The Dandelion Butterfly image is pretty and the colour combination goes well. The scallop circle is good and the butterflies are nice.