Butterfly beauty

Hello again crafty pals – I expect you have been wondering what has happened to me!?
A little blogging hiatus, partly as I have been busy with life (includng a week or so of feeling not very well with nasty cold/ sore throat infection), also very few cards have been made round here, as I have been enjoying picking up some other crafty pursuits again. A little patchwork… knitting… quite a bit of cross stitching…

I will have to share some more photos of those things ;)

Anyway, I managed to tidy up my crafty desk yesterday (which in times like these becomes a bit of a dumping ground!) and make a card.
Just a fun chance to get collagey and mix up some pretty things, all inspired by the new challenge at Country View Crafts Challenge #15, ‘Nature’s Glories’

butterfly card die cut challenge natureWell, if youre a regular reader here, you’ll know I can’t resist butterflies, and this one is just such a stunner! Even if it has a little sad story and I can’t help think of that when I use it… <weep>…

It was a die I bought ages ago (Cheery Lynn, I think) and sadly it didn’t properly cut in my ‘Bug, but the shop I bought it form didn’t want to replace it as it cuts ok in their die cutter. They persuaded me to buy an (expensive) metal shim plate,but that doesn’t help, so I was stuck with a die that doesn’t work and shim that I don’t need. Ah well.
The butterfly has gone to a very happy home now where it does get some good cutting action, with a fellow crafty pal, but I miss it. Ah well! It’s new owner sent me this diecut to enjoy playing with ;)
I’ve since bought other pretty butterfly dies (not by Cheery Lynn, nor from that same retailer I may add) – fingers crossed they will serve me happily for many good cuts!!!

butterfly card die cut challenge natureOtherwise, a little pop of trendy neon with ribbon (velevty!) and gems, plus more nature-inspired fun with woodgrain washi tape (by WRMK). Love it ;)

Bye for now then, thanks so much for visiting and for your kind comments, Rx

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  • Natty

    Really pretty card Ruth! As soon as I saw it I was thinking hang on… that looks very familiar there, that butterfly. hehe
    Thanks again for the RAK, I really need to get that butterfly out more, although even in the Big Shot it is still a little temperamental and fiddly to cut, perhaps that’s an idea for a future 52 cards prompt. ;) Still can’t believe the retailer wouldn’t take it back since it was useless for you yet could have been returned to the manufacturer… :(