Tuesday 2 October 2018

Everybody Art GDT - orange & brown

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my Guest DT card for Everybody Art, where our challenge is 'orange - brown'.

I'm not sure whether autumnal colours and butterflies really go together, but it's what I felt like doing, so I went with it!

The leafy frame die is a Tattered Lace one called 'A Little Bit Ditsy Leaves' that I won on a challenge (Allsorts?).... it's very lovely, but didn't really want to cut!  After turning it and running it backwards and forwards several times through my Gemini, I admitted defeat and added a shim, which finally worked... hurrah!  The border die is MFT die-namics and the butterfly die is a really old one that I actually can't find at the moment - luckily I had some white ones already cut in a basket, so I just added some distress inks, a bit of shimmer using a Tonic Nuvo clear glitter pen and some Papermania shimmer dots.  The papers are Crafter's Companion (Autumn Morning) and the sentiment is a Clearly Besotted stamp.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
Allsorts - Autumn Glory
Crafty Catz - anything goes + optional colours of autumn
Die Cut Divas - Autumn/ Halloween

Sorry I haven't been around much, we've been a bit busy with decorating, and it was Morgan's 16th birthday last week... plus it's basketball season, so we have to get him to training twice a week and then all his games too.  And we've had secondary school open evenings for Dex, as he's in his final year of primary (sob!).  My boys are getting far too grown up!

Some slightly sweaty photos of Morgan after a recent game - yep, they got to choose their own numbers, and he chose '13' lol.

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)


brenda said...

A lovely Autumnal creation with the pretty Butterfly, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Autumn Glory' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving the Autumn colours

Renate said...

I think that butterflies and autumn colors go perfectly together. You sure combine it so beautifully with the subtle black details.
It is a shame that your die did not work so well.

-xiss- Renate.

Sarah said...

I am a real fan of rich autumnal shades so this ticks all the boxes for me Lisa. Lovely to see your photos xx

Kathleen said...

Great colour combination and some lovely dies used too. Thank you for joining our 'Autumn Glory' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Janette said...

Love your card Lisa, glad you joined us at CraftyCatz this week...
Your son is very handsome, the years fly don't they...enjoy the games, such a blast...xx

Debra K. said...

What a wonderful Autumnal card! Such a lovely card design. I'm glad you got the die to finally cut as it was so worth it . Your butterfly looks fab. I looks like a wooden butterfly all blinged up :).
Morgan looks just as slim as my son did when he played basket ball, he actually was told to put on weight by eating a huge bowl of cereal on an evening, something he hasn't stopped despite not playing anymore so he's not as slim now :D. The number 13 is lucky for some so I'm sure it will be for him.
Doesn't seem 5 minutes since Dex was born never mind going to secondary school I bet. Debra x

tilly said...

a very pretty autumn card, Thanks for sharing at crafty catz challenge

Pop's Cards said...

A stunning creation in my all time fave colours, the butterfly is lush, 13 is my lucky number :0) he has grown so much, hugs Pops x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! Love those Autumnal hues. Awesome shots of Morgan on the court too! Hope he's having a good season. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Ellibelle said...

Such a pretty card you created, gorgeous colors and loving the design!
Happy belated birthday to your son! My first born is turning 16 at the end of the month as well...not sure where time went!
Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week!

Arlene said...

Wonderful warm rich colors. Lovely card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

DreamNT said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Use Your Stuff!


cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating at Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)