Monday 19 May 2014

Zig Zagging Along

Good afternoon all.  Hope you are all OK.  Have you enjoyed your sunny weekend.  We did.  We went to Goyt Valley this weekend and I will show some photos on here as soon as I have sorted them.  I also have one of my cat Suki basking in the sunlight.  Did her old bones a load of good.

Here is a zig zag card I made.  I wanted to try something a little different as I am always doing square cards (which I love doing of course).  I found the instructions for this card in an old magazine.  It was Quick Cards Made Easy.  Took me a while to do though lol.....

It is a nice effect and I have given this a bit of a shabby chic feel.  The papers are a combination of Prima and Paislee 12 x 12"s.  The sentiment is a freebie that came in a set from a magazine and I used my circle and scallop circle dies to frame it.  The butterflies are a Papermania Urban stamp.  I have coloured the butterflies with pro-markers and then I stamped some more butterflies onto acetate and attached to the top of the coloured butterflies.  I don't know if you can make out the acetate in the picture.

The pearls, lace and flowers are from my stash.


Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Punches and/or Dies
Craft Your Passion - Pearls and Lace
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Anything but Square
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Shabby Chic
Polkadoodles Challenge - Things with Wings

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


  1. This is beautiful Michelle and you have captured the Shabby Chic look perfectly. I love the symmetry and those butterflies are outstanding particularly with the acetate overlay. You are a clever girl!! xx

  2. Michelle this is a stunning fold technique. Just adore the butterflies. Thank you for following me too.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Wow!!! What an amazing design, the butterflies are to die for, just stunning! That lovely sentiment and a touch of lace finish off your design perfectly!!! Wonderful card!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Good luck with the draw! Cuddles Jay x

  4. This is beautiful Michelle.....a fabulous fold & love that sentiment too!
    hugs Jo x

  5. Wow! This is beautiful! I love the soft colors and butterflies. The sentiment is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  6. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

  7. BEAUTIFUL Card!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  8. Beautiful shape. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Crafting Musketeers challenge 13: anything but square, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  9. so stunning michelle.the card design is fantastic and i love your butterflies and soft colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  10. Love the folds!! And, the butterflies are awesome. Thank you for sharing your project and joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

  11. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xxx

  12. What a lovely creation Michelle. I love all the butterflies and how the card opens. What a wonderful creation.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Your Passion (Pearls and Lace) Challenge. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

  13. Gorgeous card, that fold looks fab! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
    Claire xx

  14. That's a wonderful fold design and this card suits it perfectly. Gorgeous papers and sweet sentiment. Love the stacked butterflies with the acetate overlay. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our pearls and Lace Challenge. I hope we see you again soon.

  15. This is fantastic - such a lot of work! Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers - hope to see an entry for this week's anything goes challenge too!
    Leona x

  16. This card is absolutely beautiful!! You mentioned it taking awhile but you can see all the hard work in this creation and it paid off! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Girls this challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

    --Lisa - Crafty Girls DT

  17. very pretty card love the shape
    Thank you for joining our with wings challenge over at Polkadoodles

  18. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley!