August 14, 2012

Winter's Butterflies...

Hello all and Happy Tuesday! Yes I know I'm still posting pretty sporadically, sorry about that. This time it's not only summer time what's holding me off from crafting, also a nasty cold took me out a for few days and I'm still not over it. I also started reading a new book this morning and WOW what can I say it's gripping and captivating right from the first page and absolutely hard to turn down!  I know now you want to know what I'm reading, right? ;-) It's Blow Dart: The Abduction by Patricia Gayle. And yes Patricia is also one of my fellow DT sisters from Dutch Paper Crafts. She is not only a gifted writer she also makes beautifully and inspiring paper craft projects. You can visit her blog HERE and here's a LINK to her book site.

But now onto my card for today... 

Let it snow .... well not yet, LOL but on my card it's already winter :-) And it's also the name of this cute image from Whimsy's Wee Stamps collection. This is also one of my published cards in Whimsy's Inspirational Magazine Issue #9, which is the most recent issue. Now available in print! A smaller digital version is available for free.

I colored the image using Copics and Touch Twin's. DP is from an older Bo Bunny collection. The sentiment on the banner (banner is from Spellbinders) is from Ann's Winter Letter Seals and the small circle postage sentiment is a Whimsy freebie (the ones Denise includes for free with orders ;-) ). The Snowflakes are die cut using Whimsy's Shapeology 'Layered Snowflake' dies and Spellbinders Snowflakes dies. Flowers are from my stash and the white rose was dipped in coarse glass glitter to get a sugared effect. Other embellies used: gauze, lace, large snowflake ornament, button, pearls and rhinestones, Stickles, Snowtex and Gesso.

I also decorated the card on the inside. The sentiment here is also from the Winter Letter Seals.

Hope you liked my frosty inspiration today.
Wishing you all a fabulous rest of the week and thanks for stopping by!



  1. Iris, this card is so stunning! I love the colors and the elements you added. Just perfect in every way!

  2. Wow!!! Simply stunning Iris! The colours are so beautiful and vibrant and the whole design is simply lovely. Beautiful work! :)

  3. This is gorgeous Iris, those colours of the paper realy winter.
    And the colouring of the image sooooooo beautiful.
    Hugs Astrid

  4. Gorgeous! I love the snow on the banner and your coloring is perfect as always ♥

  5. don't always comment but I love your work - this card is so cute

  6. What a wonderful card Iris.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. This is an absolutely stunning card, lovely cute image and really pretty colours.
    Kim xXx

  8. I can't close your blog before comment this!
    i've seen this some days ago but still haven't got the time for comment it! ❤
    but now, here i am! ;)

    well...i love this image! yes, it is so adorable!! the colors you've used are particular for xmas but , hei! it's original! love the flowers with the snowflakes and i wish to make cards so spakling as this! so very adorable! ❤

    thank you for sharing! ❤
    Alby ❤

  9. very pretty card!! love all the details!!!!


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