Sunday, 16 February 2020

Fluttering By to Say ...

This furry friend loves to come and visit me while I'm at my desk, reaches up with his paws on my knee for some loving pats, so I decided to include a cat on my card today.

#136 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with S for Step Block Card.

Here's my 'Step Card' I made for the current Butterfly Challenge 
I've never made a step card before and with the instructions on the challenge blog is was quite easy and it's really cool that it folds flat to fit into an envelope.

I found some 'weatherboard' DP and cut that to fit the front of the card.  Then die cut some ivy, flowers, pot plant, grass, a cat and finally my butterfly - that I managed to fill in the inserts with light blue metallic paper, also my die cut cat sponged with DI Brushed Corduroy. I used the challenge colours - sage green, salmon, sky blue and added spots to the salmon flowers with white gel pen.  I attached the 'steps' to a folded square white card and used some  blue and salmon DP for the background - I die cut this piece with a Crazy Running Double Stitched die and then to finish I added the stamped sentiment - which is appropriate to use for various occasions - and left the inside blank for this.

I had leftover ivy and flowers so decorated the inside of the card too.

I am also playing along with Watercooler Wednesday WWC258 - Marsha's challenge - All About Occasions.
Thanks for stopping by my blog  ---  have a Happy Day.

Butterfly Challenge .
Used elements - Step Card, Sage Green, Salmon, Sky Blue, Spots, Stitching, Butterfly

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms - sentiment (magazine freebie)
Dies: Sizzix - Funky Floral #2 - flowers, Sizzix - Spring Greenery, Enchanted Fairy Garden - Butterfly, grass border (magazine freebie), Poppy Stamps - walking cat
Inks: Versafine - black, Distress Inks - Bundled sage, Ripe Persimmon, Brushed Corduroy
Other: Designer Paper, gem, white gel pen


  1. Lovely to have a furry friend to shower you with love Robyn!
    A fabulously detailed card - wonderful! x

  2. A stunning card, Robyn! I love the wonderful little 3D scene you've created with your step card front! So many fun little details to admire as you look closely! A wonderful project! I must try a step card front!! Thanks for planting the idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  3. Oh gosh Robyn, I love , love your card. I have never thought to add it to the front of a normal opening card. This is a brilliant idea. Thankyou so much for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugd Mrs A.

  4. Gorgeous card Robyn. Love how you've used the steps to hold your flowers and have that cat walking on by. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday this week. Tristan DT.

  5. What a pretty step card, Robyn! Love the kitty that's colored so pretty that is also enjoying the scene! Your live kitty is a sweetie too.

  6. WOW! Gorgeous step card Robyn! Love all the elements to lovely garden card. Especially love that you included the cat!! Speaking of which, your cat is beautiful. xx


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn