Wednesday 9 October 2013

Anything Goes at ATSM

Goodmorning everyone! Are you ready for Anything Goes? Over at Addicted to Stamps and More!, that's what the new challenge is for you.

I have two cards to share with you today - I was able to get my printer working just in time and have wanted to make a card for ages with this image from our sponsor at Nicecrane Designs -

Here is my 1st card -

This butterfly is from a sheet called Garden and Orchards. It contains 10 different coloured images.

I have used Chocolate Chip cardstock for my base. I have distressed the edges and curled them over on my First Edition Print DSP (can you tell the writing is all about butterflies?). The oval frame is another from my gift from Phillipa (aren't they getting good use at the moment?). The flowers are from Inspired by Stamping. The sentiment is from my Banner Greetings set and inked with Baked Sugar.

I would like to enter my 1st card into the following challenge -

Inspired by Stamping - Customer Gallery
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Always Anything Goes (no twist this week)


Here is my 2nd card -

This card that I one that I saw at my mum's while down in Canberra. It was something that was made at one of the classes held by Kim Badelt. Kim kindly sent me through the instructions on how to make it. Thank you Kim!!

This is a bit different for me! I have created a shaped card... I fell in love with the card that I saw at mum's and I hope I have done Kim justice. I have changed a few things as I didn't have some of the supplies that Kim used. 

Here are those little punched flowers again. This time I embossed the Leafty Vine die with my Perfect Polka Dot folder to give it more texture.

Can you see that gorgeous background stamp? I love it - it's called En Francais.

And, now below you can see the inside of the card. The spiral is simply a circle and then you cut from the outside edge and work your way to the centre to create your pop up. 

I had so much fun making this card. There were a lot of things to cut out and stamp. I enjoyed using so many butterflies on one card!!

We have a great sponsor for you this week -

You have the chance to win a $20 gift certificate!!

There is plenty of inspiration over at the Challenge Blog so make sure you pop over and say hi.

I would also like to enter my 2nd card into the following challenges - 

Thanks so much for looking xx

Supplies Used for 1st Card:

  • Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder (SU), Pool Party (SU), Whisper White (SU)
  • Stamps: En Francais (SU), Itty Bitty Banners (SU), Papillon Potpourri (SU)
  • Ink: Wisteria Wonder (SU), Pool Party (SU)
  • Dies: Framelit Circle Collection (SU), Bitty Banners (SU)
  • Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes (SU), Elegant Butterfly (SU), Bitty Butterfly (SU), Leafy Vine (Fancy That)
  • Accessories: Basic Jewels (SU), Basic Pearls (SU), Dimensionals


  1. Pretty cards Kylie! I love all of the elements on your first card. So much there but put together so perfectly! The spiral with the butterflies on your second card is awesome! I may have to give that one a try!

  2. Oh my gosh Kylie - both cards are just wonderful. I can sere where it would have been fun to make the second card. Hugs D

  3. oh love them both. The purple and turquoise go so well together!!! Really fabulous creation.

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o)

  4. I love ur cards, the first one with distressed edges on the background paper looks awesome. I love the shaped card too, it's so pretty

  5. Oh wow Kylie, two amazing cards. I love the collage feel of the first, the layout looks great. And what about all the details of your second card -what a fun idea to emboss the vine! Inspiring work!

  6. wow, wow, wow Kylie! Both cards are stunning. I really liked the curled edges in your first card and the second is just amazing-so complicated and just so beautiful, I could never have the patience to do this but wish I could! x

  7. Both cards are beautiful, Kylie! The butterfly on the first looks so real, gorgeous with the lovely diecut and flower and the second is stunning, you did a great job with the shaped card and the colours are beautiful.

  8. ooh wooowwww I love the first one and agree with Sue that looks real ...adorable arrangement..and the second card ooh I love the inside, cute little tiny flowes outside of the card and great idea for inside...both are adorable..

    I see your card on Make it Monday, if you like to see my blog my card is # 112, I would be so glad if you leave me some love...big hugs, Monika

  9. Kylie, wow, these are so beautiful! I love the die cuts. Thanks for playing with us at IBS!

  10. Oh my! Kylie these are both absolutely gorgeous. I really like the big butterfly on your first card and the lovely distressed finish to the DP. The shaped card is fab - I tend to avoid shaped cards, but I think this one is stunning. Love the colours too!

  11. Lovely cards! The Monarch butterfly caught my eye at Make It Monday but your second card is very impressive. I love how you made the butterflies pop-up. Very pretty!!!

  12. Hi Kylie. Love your cards. The butterfly on the first one is stunning and your 2nd card has an absolute WOW factor. I simply love the way the butterflies fly ... Fantastic card. Thanks for your lovely comment over on mine too. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

  13. Beautiful cards Kylie! Love the second one with the butterflies! The details are stunning! Hope you are doing well my dear friend! Hugs, Joanna

  14. Hi Kylie. Two fabulous cards. I LOVE the first with the distressed edges (love that newsprint dsp!) ... and your butterfly is gorgeous. Beautiful combination of colors and design elements with the fancy frame and rose spray.

    The second card is just amazing. I LOVE how it opens and you have this fancy spiral for your butterflies to land. :) Lovely mix of stamps and punches / dies. En Francais is my favorite background stamp and I've used it a lot! Loll xx

  15. Very pretty cards, love the designs and colors. Great accents and embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create.

  16. Two really gorgeous cards, Kylie! Love your first one with the distressed newsprint paper - it makes a beautiful background for your scene of butterfly and flowers. Your second one is so elegant with the spiral decorated with butterflies on the inside.

  17. Lovely cards! I love the spiral of butterflies inside the 2nd card... Spotted them on MIM xx

  18. Love it. Pinned it. I wasn't the only one who has pinned the circle card. Props to you on both cards:)

  19. What a gorgeous Monarch on that delicate frame! And the butterflies popped up look like they've taken flight! Love it!

  20. Gorgeous cards Kylie, and the spiral butterflies inside the second card are stunning. The colour combos are fab too! Bev :)

  21. Hi Kylie, both cards are just wonderful but I love the second one a lot.. It's amazing.. :)

  22. It turned out just lovely Kylie! Glad to know the instructions helped :) Love the tiny but gorgeous detail of snipping all the little flowers on the front. That first card is pretty special too. Lovely layering makes a stunning focal point. x

  23. Sorry for the delay in comment Kylie,,,,your cards are amazing my friend,,,,love how you used my butterfly in your first one with the stunning die cut and pretty flowers,,,,,and your second one is a play of Art,,,,my friend,,,,,,please e-mail me and I´ll give you direct acces to a nice gift,,,,,,SHHHHHh,.

  24. Beautiful cards, Kylie! That Monarch butterfly is soooo pretty against the cream fancy frames. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Inspired By Stamping!


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