Wednesday 8 July 2009

Cupcake challenge & Creative Card Crew

I was so pleased to discover today that Cupcake challenge is going to continue after all ........ last week Lisa announced she was closing the challenge due to time restraints but Donna has stepped in so it is to continue, which is great news. Their challenge this week is Black and White and I am combining this card with Creative Card Crew challenge which this week is to use Ribbon on your project.

I love monochrome and have selected a tiny stamp from Impression Obsession B5179, which I have stamped several time on black card using versamark and detail white embossing powder and white card using versafine black and detail clear. Each square has been mounted onto a tiny silver scalloped mat cut on Cricut storybook which has then been mounted onto black gloss cardstock and then the whole piece onto a white card. The centre butterfly has been cut with an XCut punch, one in black vellum and one white, layered with silicone, wire antenna added and black swarovski crystals, plus some black spotty and white ribbon.


PinksyDoodles said...

Another beauty Brenda. So much with one small stamp - you are very clever.
Clare x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful striking card, love the butteflies.

Sandra Wright. said...

Stunning card Brenda.

Hugs Sandie x

Anonymous said...

Brenda gorgeous card! xx jo xx

Pop's Cards said...

I love this wonderful creation you have made here and i do love butterflies so this is my fave :) thanks for joining us this week at cupcake hugs Pops x

Kit said...

This is beautful and so different

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Brenda this is a wonderful creation I love the black and white theme as well and those butterfly's look gorgeous.

Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

This is fantastic. Love it to pieces.

My favourite colour combo and that centre butterfly is just gorgeous. That is next on my "I would like" list. (My Mum taught me not to say "I want" because "I wants never get!!!).

So were did you get it matie? I need to investigate.

I was a little disappointed though Brenda. You normally mention the "thorax" when talking about your butterflies and you didn't do it today. LOL!!!

Wish I was displaying this on my blog as a card I had made.

Love Jules xx

eiyiyi said...

Wow. This is really a stunner. Beautiful job. Love everything about it.

hugs, eileen

Irene said...

Oh Wow, Breanda a fabulous card. I love it.


Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

Brenda~ this card is breathtaking! I love the butterfly theme sooooooo much! Thanks for taking the time to use my theme from this week's CCC!

Lauren said...

This card is awesome! I love the monochromatic color scheme and the butterflies!

I notice that you like to use butterflies in your cards (I do too). There is a challenge (Flutter by Wednesdays) that is just for butterflies and fairies. You might want to check it out:


Liz said...

Brenda just become a follower and will add you to my side bar too so i can find you easy again Love your flutterbys

Liz xx

Sally H said...

This is lovely! Very, very pretty, and you must have very steady hands to put it together so perfectly!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Brenda, what a clever card. I love the butterfly stamp and the layout is fab. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Tracey said...

Beautiful monochrome card Brenda :-)


lisa said...

You do like your butterflies at the moment Brenda, but why not they are just beautiful. This card is so clever, a bit like a patchwork quilt but in monochrome, just lovely.


Sarah C said...

Wow, love this card :D xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This is so pretty Brenda. I love all the butterflies, especially in the monochrome. This is stylish. Thanks for joining the CCC Challenge.
Sharon xx

Donna said...

Wow your card is beautiful Brenda, the B/W colour scheme is so elegant and I love all the butterflies...perfectly done for this weeks CCC challenge...thanks for playing along with us this week and now that the blog is no longer closing we hope that you will continue to join our challenges :) Donna x

Tasha said...

Gosh such a stunning card - i love the use of ribbons here and there its an awesome effect
Thank you for joining in the Creative Card Crew challenge
love tasha xx

Liza said...

This card is stunning, so effective. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Ida / Little said...

This is gorgeous! :) Love the little frames for each element and the B&W looks so elegant! :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week :)

Hugs Ida

PinksyDoodles said...

Congratulations on making the top 5 with this one Brenda!
Clare x

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

I had to choose your card for our Top 5 this week because it was soooo gorgeous! Make sure you drop by and snag our Toop 5 CCC blinkie!

Paula said...

What a stuning card such a fab colour combo. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx