Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot "if I had Wings..."


Well actually, I probably wouldn't choose a butterfly but I like to keep my Cuttlebug Spot challenge cards all Cuttlebug if possible, so that's what you get. LOL The Cuttlebug butterfly cut and emboss set IS one of my faves, however, and I had this DCWV Mariposa stack that was just begging to be cut into. Alot of times these stacks are difficult to use for making cards, with just opposing corners having images (really meant for a layout) but this one worked out pretty well. I also wanted to try out my new Nesties Mega Ovals LG and Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals LG that I got from Glenda at Glenda's Creative Place. Trust me, if you're looking for Nesties (and actually a whole lot more) at fabulous prices with super customer service, Glenda's is the place to go. (This is a totally unsolicited endorsement. I'm just telling it like it is.) :-) Then I went looking for a folder to emboss and came across this Sizzix one I had never used and it looked to me like an iron garden gate. After embossing I inked it with brushed corduroy Distress Ink and then found a coordinating paper to cut the butterfly. The embossed mat and butterfly are popped and I used gold adhesive beads (big surprise LOL). Finally I used a Stampin'Up border punch (from Lillie) and peelie corners, sentiment and border that I got at the Scrap Expo. It felt pretty good to use 5 never used things. WooHoo! Be sure to stop over to The Cuttlebug Spot to see what winged creatures my teammates would like to be and for the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Custom Crops, so why don't you play along?

27 comments:

  1. Your card is stunning! Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

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  2. Oh, beautiful, Donna! The papers are gorgeous and work terrifically on this card. And now I'm coveting that big Nestie set. Oooooh, and I've been eyeing that border punch on a few other blogs. You're gonna have to stop showcasing all of these goodies or I'm going to get myself into big, fat trouble!

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  3. Wow Donna. You have been so busy. I love your cards !!!

    Hugs Monique

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  4. what a pretty card! Love the mint green and cream

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  5. Just beautiful, I really, really like that cuttlebug, your right it does look like an iron gate...

    Vicky ;0)

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  6. Hi Donna,
    This is absolutely beautiful work. Personaly I love the butterfly. This is great work.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  7. Donna this is beautiful, I love the depth you achieved with this. Hugs

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  8. I love love this card, Donna and I am eyeing that beautiful butterfly. You are an enabler, but a very talented and sweet enabler.
    Carole

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  9. So beautiful!!! Really, really LOVE this card...and I'm not just kissin' your butt, either! (This time.) ;)

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  10. Wow, that is one awesome card. Absolutely GORGEOUS.. and able to you 5 new things.. you are truly amazing my friend.

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  11. Beautiful card...love the paper:)
    Good thing you had a chance to use new stuff u hadnt used...gotta try that too lol
    hugs
    marina

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  12. Oh Donna! This is breathtaking! My goodness. Just beautiful. Hugs! Sharon

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  13. yes yes yes...this is breathtaking...wow

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  14. Oh, Donna, my god!!! That card is amazing!

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  15. Very beautiful....love the colors and the butterfly...you always amaze me...I left you something on my blog..TFS

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  16. Oh my Donna, this card is stunning! The paper you used is gorgeous and perfect for the butterfly!

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  17. That is really an exquisite card, very elegant. I love all your work, I wish I get to be as talented. A big HUG to you!

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  18. Gorgeous! Love the butterflies and the papers. Wow..excellent on the challenge of using all the new stuff!

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  19. Donna this card is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the butterfly and the colors! TFS! (Hugs)

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  20. Beautiful card! I just love the papers that you used, such a pretty print! Aloha, J:)

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  21. Oh Donna,

    This card Is just AWESOME!!!!!!!!
    Love the embossing and that FLUTTERBY OHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

    Cindy

    cindyswishes.blogspot.com

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  22. Donna, this is sensational! I love the colors and the cutout on the front. I know what you mean about the large scrapbook papers, but the corners are just too delicious to pass up! The butterfly is the perfect centerpiece.

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  23. Just beautiful Donna! I love how you embossed right over the top of the pattern, it gives it such depth!

    (-: Heidi

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  24. Another gorgeous creations, Donna! That butterfly is one of my favorties! I love it!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  25. Oh another stunner Donna! I love the vintage look to this card and how creatively you have cut your oval. Absolutely beautiful!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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Thanks for making my day!