Thursday, 7 February 2019

Animal antics with Team Lou & The Southern Girls

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge


Today I have used the Beautiful Wings clear stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs,
one of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a pair of CAS cards.

I pulled out my MISTI, combined a butterfly with two sentiment stamps and stamped them on A5 X-Press It blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I heat set the panels, coloured with Copic markers, adhered to a A5 top folding card bases then secured the bling flourishes in place.

Full details about the
Animal Antics with Team Lou Challenge
and my cards can be found HERE.

This post is to focus on my card with the heart in the flourish.

I adjusted the placement so that the top 1/3 of the card was "white space"
and added some extra LOVE with a little heart inside the flourish.


Can you read the sentiment?
You can see it in full screen by clicking on the photos.
It says:

Fluttering by
to say ...
You are simply

Such a delightful way to share some love all-year-long,
not just for Valentine's Day.




Copic markers - butterfly body - BG53-57-18
Copic markers - butterfly wings - R20-21-22-24-27
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the image panel to card base


I am going to enter my hearty flourish card in the following challenges:



  1. Lovely CAS card. All that white space makes me happy!! Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Paws!!

  2. Nice! I love the simplicity of this card. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge

  3. BEAUTIFUL CAS card! Thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspiration challenge :-)

  4. Oh this is lovely Tracy! Such a crisp, clean card, yet beautiful and detailed. I love the little heart in your flourish, and the sweet sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  5. Absolutely amazing card! Love the design!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!

  6. I love the simple design of your card! Great use of the colors. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  7. Gorgeous CAS card and beautiful image.Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  8. Love all the white space to make that beautiful butterfly POP! Thank for sharing @ CMH Color Dare challenge.

  9. Such a beautifully designed clean and simple card. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Color My Heart Color Dare. ♥☕ Miss. Carrie

  10. CAS and gorgeous. Love the pop of the red butterfly and black flair on the white background and love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare and please come back for other color challenges.

  11. This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.

  12. I really like that you added the heart to the flourish. Great CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare.

  13. What a beautiful butterfly! So eye-catching with that beautiful swirl! Fabulous sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  14. Hi Tracy! I'm so glad to see you share your artwork with the Cupcakes this week, your card is just beautiful. Wendy DT Cupcake Inspirations

  15. Such a beautiful butterfly and sentiment. Anyone would love to receive that card at any time of the year. Thanks for joining us at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.

  16. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional love/hearts” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)


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