Thursday, March 13, 2014

Butterflies with G45 Sweet Sentiments and Botanical Tea

Hi all,
Wow, time just flies by fast. I went out of town for awhile to pick up some baby items from my SIL in Austin, as you may know I will be a grandma in 2 more months. (1st grandbaby). : D
Well when we got back I found out springbreak was the next week (which is this week) so had to plan some things in hurry with my youngest daughter. I also got my computer back from the shop and it seems to be back to its old self. (yeah) So now I can get to my posting, emails and other stuff. Speaking of....let's get on with today's post.

So, I have been introduced to Graphic 45. Not sure if you all have seen some of their papers but WOW!! and the projects people have designed with these fab papers is just breathtaking and so inspirational. So I recently have bought some G45 stamps and paper packs. I think I am in love with G45. hahahaha
I have several projects using G45 but today I am sharing only one its a card I did using Botanical Tea stamp set with matching papers along with the secret garden stamp set and a piece of dp from the Sweet Sentiments paper pack. The design of my card was specifically for the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge #141. I have been wanting to join in the deconstructed challenges for a while and finally gave it try.
The sketch:

Here is my card.

Supplies used:
Paper: Graphic45 - Sweet Sentiments & Botanical Tea
Ink: Used copics to color in the butterflies BG15, B00, C1, RV23, R20, R11 V06, V12; TH vintage photo & victorian velvet for the background on both pieces of the tags.
Stamps: Secret Garden - Did clear embossing on the script stamp behind the butterfly image; Botanical Tea - Butterflies
Accessories: used liquid pearls - silver around the butterfies; crystal button moounted on the MS scallop punch.

Challenges entered:
Deconstructed Sketch No. 141
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog: Ch. #72 Spring into Spring
Outlawz Challenges - Twisted Thursday March 13-19th -Anything Goes w/twist First Day of Spring
Crafty Little Fairies - Things with Wings
Make My Monday - Spring
Make It Monday - #182 
SisterAct Card Challenge - Challenge #47

I have to say that using G45 paper was sort of hard, both sides of the paper is just gorgeous, so cutting it up just makes you feel like your destroying the beauty of it. lol  It was also hard for me not place bling on it as I wanted to keep the card simple to show the beautiful prints of the papers. If you haven't done so yet, try Graphic 45.
Thanks for stopping by and stay crafty : D


  1. The embossing script looks adorable with white ink and nice Image too, lovely Stamp DP you have and nice color combo...what a sweet bright and happy card you made dear this

    I see your creation on Make It Monday (MIM), my card is #164, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

  2. Hello Deborah
    yes I love Graphic45 papers and I do understand about both sides of paper being so beautiful that it almost seems impossible to cut it . I get around that by buying two sheets of same paper so I can use both sides ..LOL
    Great take on sketch and a stunning card
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  3. This is just too beautiful with a wonderful vintage flair.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. Adorable card. Those butterflies are gorgeous.

  5. I too am a lover of G45 papers…well most of them ;)
    Your card turned out beautifully. i love your take on the sketch as well.

  6. Saw this on Make It Monday’s final challenge…Love it!! Feel free to check out my far that would be #’s 42 and 175!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
    Karen C

  7. What a beautiful card and congrats on becoming a grandma.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week,
    Rosie x

  8. This is really a super cute and very spring like card! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  9. Such a beautiful card I love the butterflies.
    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafty Little Fairies, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  10. Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining our MMM Spring challenge.
    Fliss x
    MMM DT