Friday, April 5, 2013

Delicious Doodles Kingfisher

     Good Friday morning to you all, and that means it's another new challenge at Delicious Doodles.  This week we want to see "More than one fold" on your cards.  I've done an offset-left, gate fold card, using one of the "Kingfisher" images.  There are two images in the set, this is the more feminine of the two.  The more masculine one doesn't have the butterflies.



     Isn't he magnificent?  I colored him with Promarkers, then fussy cut the image and layered it onto an oval mat allowing the butterfly to be outside the frame.  I die cut a larger oval from digital paper, and then punched three small butterflies from that same dp.

     The card base is embossed with a folder which was in the blog candy I won over at Amanda's blog (more on that later today) and I really love it!  That one's going to get lots of use this spring.  :-D I took a piece of white CS 5 1/2" X 8 ", scored it at 1 3/4" and again at 6 1/4" for the folding.   That puts the front opening slightly left of center.  I embossed it by putting one side into the folder and embossing, then put the other side in (inserting it from the oposite side of the folder), lined it up so that the butterfly meets exactly, and embossed it.  That took some work and some pre-planning (because I wanted the butterflies flying in an upward direction) but I managed it.  :-D

     Finally, I adhered the punched butterflies over three of the embossed butterflies and decided it was finished without any further embellishment.

     Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps -- White card (color in image OK)
A Little Bit Crafty -- Anything goes
CDAC Anything Goes -- Anything goes
Digi Makeover -- Anything Goes
Emma's Cards UK -- Butterflies
Lia Stampz -- Birds, nests, or eggs
Little Claire's -- Cards with folds
Marker POP -- Anything goes
Mema's Crafts -- Anything goes
Natalie and Amy's -- Monochromatic
One Stitch at a Time -- Spring
Sparkle n Sprinkle -- Use a digi
Sparkles Forum -- Birds
Stamp and Create -- Use a die cut

    OK, now, I want to see you playing along in our "More than one fold" challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.  You can be as fancy as you choose (step cards, easel cards, twisted easels, accordians, etc.) or do something more simple like my gate fold.  No excuses -- just come play along.  Remember, it's one entry per person (unless you use a Delicious Doodles image) and you could win 5 of Teri's gorgeous digis!   See you there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

31 comments:

Teri said...

WOW, this is gorgeous hun, I love the work you did with the base card! xx

Nonni said...

Such a beautiful card, really elegant! I love the nature theme.

Benzi said...

Connie, what a fine job with the embossed butterflies...just gorgeous. And, I love that bird image.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I would like to work in my yard..we'll see.

Donna Hanley said...

Magnificent is the perfect word for that image as well as your whole card. It's just beautiful, Connie. Love the paper you went with and the embossing also. A total winner.

kren said...

Lovely! Love the textures and image. TFS.

Jane said...

Beautiful card indeed, thank you for playing along with us on our first challenge at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

Helen said...

Love it! A great card shape and the embossed butterflies work so well with the image you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x

emma goddard said...

Gorgeous card hun, thanks for entering Emmas Crafty challenge, good luck xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow that candy was really full of goodies!!! Totally love that embossing and great DP love that you used it for the butterflies as well. Awesome all around.

April said...

Such a pretty card! Great job! I love your kitties too. I also am a cat person. Thanks for joining the SNS challenge!

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Connie. I love the embossed butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Emma’s Crafty Challenge this month and good luck x

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! So gorgeous!! Love that embossed butterfly design!! :)

Donna Ellis said...

A GORGEOUS card, Connie! Love the earth tone flavor, pretty shapes, and dry embossing is fantastic. Took me a few moments to figure out how you accomplished that, and then I read the directions below the card LOL Very pretty. It's a wonderful card! huggers!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a pretty card. Love the off center folding you used. Also that embossed area of the card caught my eye. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month.
Barbara - SNSCC coordin.

jimlynn said...

Whoa!!!! This is stunning!!! SO LOVELY!
Lynn

Creative Genie said...

Beautiful, Connie, so elegant. Love the way you combined the different butterflies...lots of wonderful texture.

Christine - CDAC DT

Choccy said...

Goooorgeous !!
I am adding you into the shop product draw at One Stitch At A Time.. Since you have used a product thats available in our store :O) Thanks for sharing with us.
Choccy xx

Tina said...

Beautiful card Love the embossed butterflies
Thank you for entering Emma’s crafty challenge
and good luck xx

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

LOVE this card! The embossed background with the nature inspired Kingfisher image is perfect.Thank you so much for playing the CDAC ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGES
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Sheryl said...

This is beautiful. I love the embossing and you coloured the image perfectly.
Thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy this month. Hope we see you again next time.
Hugs Sheryl xx

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

This is gorgeous Connie! The embossing is beautiful! Love it! Your colours are very lovely too. xx Kathy

Mema's Crafts said...

What a beautifully designed card, and I was trying to figure out how you got that embossing to line up so perfectly. Thanks for filling me in on the details. Thank you so much for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and sharing your talent. I love visiting and seeing new things. I hope you will visit often and good luck in the challenge. If you haven't already I would love for you to enter the blog giveaway (if you wish).

Hugs
Lesia

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

I'm back with a DT hat on! Totally love this card. So very elegant and love all the white!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

This is a wonderful card. Love what you have done with the image and the embossing on the card. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Ang C said...

A stunning card

Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our "Birds" challenge

Good luck in the draw

Hope to see you again soon

Ang x

Wendy said...

great card hun thank you for entering in natalies and amys challenge xxx Wendy

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, thanks for playing at ALBC

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Connie, so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx

FroggieStamps said...

So sweet, love the butterflies!

Thanks for playing along with the MarkerPOP! challenge! :)

-Kelli

Ashley said...

What a beautiful CAS card! I love the butterfly embossing. Thanks for joining us at LiaStampz!

~Ashley
LiaStampz DT

Karin said...

Your coloring is fantastic and I love the butterfly embossing! Thanks so much for playing along at Sparkle N Sprinkle!
Karin