I have had a fantastic big kick off to the new year with a win for my African Trio set of cards this week at Crafty Cardmakers (with a Joanna Sheen prize on the way….love her stamps!), I have just passed my first 12 months of blogging ( and a HUGE year it has been….I have absolutely loved every minute of it!), I posted away a prize card to Sparkly Fairy for being amongst my first 50 followers ( my first ever giveaway) and Shantril and Wanda have joined my blog! Welcome.
And the fun continues at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!
This fortnight the theme is “Butterflies or Bugs” with another gorgeous giveaway from
Marina’s “Cottage Crafts”
and don’t forget to check out the inspirational projects from all the DT members.  Stunning!

At the Melbourne Zoo they have a butterfly enclosure where when you enter you are immediately surrounded by butterflies of hundreds of different species and you stand there in awe and surrounded and by nature for ages!!!
I wanted to create an abundance of butterflies that were also colourful and overwhelming…so I have come up with the illusion of hundreds of butterflies bursting through the darkness into the light ~ with the children watching on in awe!

The main stamp set that I have used is an unnamed clear set of butterflies~ I used 5 of the butterflies, many times….lol.  And each individual butterfly also stands alone and is highlighted with glossy accents.
Also Fern Leaf by Lucy’s Stamps and CI 277 (the girls).

I am entering this card into the following challenges: