Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Guest Designer - Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge

Kind of my same reaction when I saw the Challenge theme for this Guest Design spot!!  lol...

Hi, Friends.....

I am delighted to be a Guest Designer for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge this fortnight. The theme this time around is Butterfly/ies plus H is for Handwritten and/or the Color Lemon. Mrs. A would like us to HANDWRITE our sentiment this time. EEEEK!!!  (You can just choose the color option to go with your butterfly, but where's the fun in that???)

As I suggested in the caption of the above cat funny, my tail puffed out a little bit when I saw the theme. One of the main reasons I rubber stamp is so I won't HAVE to hand-write OR draw!! lol.... But this is what makes challenges so much fun, right? So be a sport and join in, won't you? My goodness....I'm sure your handwriting is much nicer than mine, so I promise you it will all be lovely.

I decided to team the Lemon color portion of this challenge with some bright turquoise to make a bright and happy combo. After trying to get away with a simple Hello to handwrite, I realized my card really wanted me to include sunshine to go with this pretty lemon color. 

I practiced several times with wording and then made some faint (erasable) pencil lines to guide me as I tried to make my sentiment panel. Arrghh...rubbish, rubbish, rubbish!! Finally...I got tired of trying to stay in my own lines and just scrawled it out. That's what you see above. It's just my very real and very own uninspiring handwriting. lol.... I know YOU can do much better than this!!! :)
Supplies used include:
Dollar store butterfly
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Scraps of cardstock from stash
Lace seam binding from stash
Ultra-fine Sharpie for sentiment

Thank you, Mrs. A, for inviting me to Guest Design.  I hope all of you readers enjoyed my card today. Please join the rest of us over at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. I would love to admire your handwriting!!! :)


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #22
2. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #8 - Any critter as main feature
3. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
4. DL.ART November Linky Challenge 

5. The House That Stamps Built - N2217 Anything Goes
6. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #310 - #311- Anything Goes


  1. Congratulations on your GD spot over in the Butterfly Challenge and what I beautiful card you've made for inspiration. I had the same reaction as you when I saw the theme. My first thought was....thank goodness I didn't choose 'H' as my letter when I was GD last time! LOL! xx

  2. congrats on your GD spot :) beautiful card my friend!

  3. That is lovely :-) Congrats on your GDT spot xx

  4. Well, I think you are too hard on yourself! If you hadn't said anything about it, I would have thought the sentiment was stamped with a fun script-y font. And the yellow/turquoise color combo is so fun and cheery and perfect for that beautiful butterfly. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. Congratulations on Guest Designing for Mrs. A., Janis! You did a brilliant job in my opinion! I love the coloring and think your handwriting is fantastic!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Thank you so much for being my Guest Designer for this challenge. I love your handwriting. Mine really is rubbish after years of ledger work which is why I hid it inside.!! Lol. Love the lemon teamed with the gorgeous blue and all the layering is perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Yikes, I thought I'd left a comment on this one but I must have left it on Mrs. A's blog instead of yours. I just love this beautiful card with the yellow and blue combo and that cheery yellow doily! Your handwritten sentiment is just as nice as a stamped one and captures the feel of this design just perfectly!

  8. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot Janis. Your card is beautiful. I love the vibrant colours and your hand written sentiment is so neat. Barbxx


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