Friday, June 10, 2011

Hello Little Butterfly - I'm Back!

Yes, it's been a long winter for me...lost my desire for crafting for a while, took a blog break, went on vacation and just returned, and was inspired again by all you wonderfully talented peeps out there!  I came across Jacque's card using the beautiful DCWV Mariposa DPs and was so inspired to create something with that DP.  Only, mine is a 12" x 12" pad and Jacque's was smaller and more in proportion for cardmaking so I was a bit disappointed.  Then I saw Norma's front panel step card and thought I could still use the Mariposa DPs in a different layout.  So, putting the two inspirations together, I came up with this card:

I followed Norma's instructions to make this front panel step card that measures 6" x 6" lying flat.  I colored Tilda with Copic markers. Details for this card are listed below if you are interested.
Recipe:
DP:  DCWV Mariposa
CS:  Bazzill (white) and black linen (mat pieces, fence)
Stamp:  Magnolia - Hello Little Butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams collection
Hair:  E25, 31, Y21
Body:  E00, 50, R00 (cheeks)
Dress and Boots:  R29, 27, 24, 22
Apron:  E42, 41, 40
Other:  MS grass border and garden gate punches; small flowers from my stash, leaves from Michael's
I will be catching up with you all to see your wonderful creations.  Sorry for the long absence but things should be getting back to normal!  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and I've missed you all!

Big Maggie Hugs,

42 comments:

nicolet said...

Hey, welcome back Cami!! I hope you have enjoy your vacation!
Your new card is really stunning!
Hugs and have a nice day.
Nicolet

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Awe! Very pretty, I love it!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Adorable Tilda card Cami. I have yet try this fold. Really wanted to though. Too many great samples and too little time, but one of these days, I ha e to try it. Lovel the black contrast. Very cute!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Your card is so adorable, the punchborder is wonderfull,bye Mascha

Angela said...

Welcome back Cami! This is absolutely gorgeous. Love your colors and sweet little Tilda is colored beautifully! hugs, Angela

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So very beautiful!! : )

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Cami, it's so nice having you back again. You certainly haven't lost your touch. This card is absolutely beautiful. Love it! hugs Sharon x

Christina C. said...

Cami, this is absolutely gorgeous....love this card style and the punched black border is perfect. The paper is stunning and Tilda is colored beautifully.
Now I am really itching to try making one of those cards.
Have a lovely weekend!

Myrna said...

There is just something about red and black that is sooo striking! Wonderful job on your card Cami!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Oh Cami,
Another beautiful card you've made. Your color scheme is striking and littlle miss Tilda is adorable. You're such an inspiration.
Hugs to you,
Leslie

Rene said...

Gorgeous! That butterfly paper is perfect and I love how you added grass! Such a perfect touch to a beautiful card!
Rene :D

MarieL said...

I sure missed your creations, Cami. What a sweet card. It looks fantastic having Tilda placed behind her gorgeous fence and surrounded by all the butterflies. What a beautiful garden scene.
Welcome back, my friend.

Danielle said...

Hello Cami, WOW, Absolutely stunning. Love the butterfly papers, and so wonderful red dp. The black border decorated with tiny red flowers, is stunning. Such an elegant addition. Gorgeous card!
Hugs.

Janie Printz said...

Oh Cami, I've MISSED you & your wonderful creations & I see you've got your Mojo back in this delightful little card ...
Love the red & black combo & those wonderful butterfly DP's ... Tilda is happy to have you back & bringing her to life too.
Big hugs from montana, Janie

Suzan L said...

HI Cami, Your card is so gorgeous with all the layers!! I have the Mariposa paper too and have been wanting to use them. They look so rich on your card!! And, I love the MS border that you used. I glad you got your card mojo back!! I missed seeing your cards!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Cami~
Your step card is so pretty! Luv the colors on it... Welcome back..

Jane H said...

Cami I love the stair step but your coloring just makes me go wow! Just beautiful thank you for sharing.

LINDA W. said...

Hi Cami...Have missed your beautiful cards and I love your
step card it is beautiful. I too
have not made a card in a long time
I need to get busy.
hugs from Texas
Linda

Elle said...

How cute is this!

Shirley N said...

Hi Cami, you certainly came back with a bang--this is a gorgeous creation! Love how you used the DPs and your card design. Tilda is adorable!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! What a stunning card.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card Cami!! I'm so glad you are getting back to creating, I've missed visiting your blog. Welcome back!!!
Hugs,

Linda said...

What a super lovely card!!!! Great job!!!!!

Kim Y. said...

My goodness! How wonderful is this?? Great to see you back, Cami!

Cyndi said...

wow, what a great way to come back! awesome card! love the whole scene!

Danni said...

Welcome back!!Fabulous card!

Barb Hardeman said...

Looks like your vacation did you the world of good! This card is fabulous and I love how you made it a little larger than the original directions. Love all the punched borders across the bottom with those tiny little flowers...hugs...Barb

Cathy Y. said...

Hi Cami!
Your stair step card is so pretty..love the garden scene w/the fence border. Hope you had a great vacation and glad to see you're back!
Cathy

Mimi said...

WOW! what a gorgeous card! So glad that you're back, have missed seeing your beautiful creations! Hope you're enjoying the weekend! ;)

Elise said...

Hi Cami!!! I'm so happy that you're back!!! :) This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the red/black combo .. so bold and beautiful!!! You've coloured Tilda wonderfully with that lovely flower in her hair too .. and this scenery you've made is wow wow WOW!!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Eulanda said...

Welcome back!!! I was wondering what you were up to. Good for you tho...sometimes we need a break!! Looks like the break did your mojo good tho. This card is fabulous and I love the black accents. GREAT CARD!!! Hugs!

kris said...

Welcome back Missy!!! and you didn't do a sneak in entrance now did you?! WOW!!!! Beautiful card!!! =D hope this sparks your crafting mojo so you can share more!!

Kristel said...

That is really a superb card!! Love it!
Hugs Kristel

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Cami!
Welcome back and I'm glad to see your mojo is back as well. I love your card. I tried to make one of these step cards and failed miserably. Just not clever enough.
yours is beautiful. I love the fence in the front with the little red flowers. The DP is gorgeous with the bamboo leaves in front of it. your coloring is beautiful.
hugs Maz

1LuvnMama said...

Yay! She's definitely back and back with a whole lot of MOJO!! :) Miss ya Cami! Missed your creations and miss you in general! Hope all is well . . . where did you vacation? Vegas? Well, I can't wait to see more wonderful masterpieces like this one! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Chris said...

Great to see you back Cami :D! Your card is beautiful and such gorgeous colouring and details. I love the card design and the Mariposa papers are very eye catching, I've been picking these ones up and putting them down, I think I should get them LOL. Big hugs, Chris x

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Cami, this card is gorgeous!!! I love those delicious papers and you've featured Tilda beautifully!! I love everything about it!!!
hugs!

Peggie said...

What a cutie. Love the border and the grass.

Norma said...

Camy, fabulous card. Those Mariposa DP’s are gorgeous--I’ll keep an eye out for them in the stores…LOL. This Tilda is so adorable—I think she is one of my faves from that collection. Love the scene you’ve crated with the grass, fence and branches. I like the black you use for the fence.

I’ve missed you, my friend. Hope you had a wonderful break, but I’m glad you’re back.
Warm hugs,
Norma

eunice said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, Cami! I think the idea of a front panel sidestep card is ingenious...super neat how this card looks so beautiful both on the front and on the inside! Your work is always fabulous and so inspiring! I can hardly wait to try one too.

ellabella said...

This is simply gorgeous. So wonderfully colored & so much attention to detail. Janine

Linda said...

OMG woman! You always blow me away with your creations!!!