Monday, August 07, 2017

Fields of Butterflies {Fred She Said}

Welcome, friends and visitors! It's great to see you this morning, and I hope you are doing well.  
In case I don't convey it often enough, thank you for your kind comments, and especially, for sharing a little something about your lives, joys and suggestions.

Today I'm featuring some beautiful background papers and precious butterflies from
  Fred She Said Designs!

Tracey-Lynn recently created beautifully romantic, flower-filled fields (SAY THAT THREE TIMES FAST) of Nature's Majesty, and paired them with two species of colorful butterflies in two styles - regular and distressed. Fred She Said Designs has recently come out with several new products that will bring your paper crafting to a new level. She also has a blog with great design ideas and tips - Fred She Said Blog.

For my first card:


Donna Phelan of Crafting By The Beach inspired me 

to use vellum for the sentiment.

Pink Crystal Drops were put on the butterflies.

For the interior, I flipped the background horizontally, and added the verse.

For the second card:


The backgrounds are GORGEOUS, and there is a color for just about any color theme.


I distressed the edges of this card with sparkly Hanauma Bay Glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle (on the inside of the frame). This color was chosen because of the variety of blues and greens (the deep vibrancy of a healthy ocean). Then Dimensional Glue was used around the outside of the regular glitter, and chunky Oceanic Glass Glitter was applied for better texture. I hope you can see the 2 different kinds of glitters below, to see how they complement one another:

A little Hanauma Bay Glitter has also been applied to the butterflies' bodies.

Products Used:

On A Personal Note:

Stamping Hugs,


aussie aNNie said...

Your cards are sheer delight and your tips are never ending, thank you De. Very valuable to have someone like you to shed the ideas.

Love the Hoya it's so pretty. I had one years and years ago, not sure what happened to it but love the sharing of them even in photos.xx[aNNie]

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards,love the background papers, butterflies and fab design.
Valerija xx

Chris said...

A beautiful pair of colourful and summery cards. The butterflies look gorgeous amongst the fields of flowers, love the use of vellum and glitter, it adds interest and texture as well as lovely sparkle.
Your plant is lovely, don't think I've ever seen one here! f I did I'd have to buy on...thrives on neglect and enjoys being pot-bound...sounds perfect for me!!!

Sue said...

Hi Donna, The butterfly cards are stunning. Love the wording.

Your plant is pretty.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Lovely cards ,fresh nature look ! Never seen a double colored frane ,thanks for the tip :)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Donna your cards are gorgeous I love them both. The butterflies are beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeously fresh creations, Donna. Sparkly little butterflies flitting around these super fun backgrounds. Great work, Thanks for the info on the Hoya. I'll be keeping an eye out for that - not that I need another indoor plant!!! LOL

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Donna, I do love butterflies and we have plenty of them this summer so far!
Linda xxx

Linda said...

Absolutely stunning, Donna! I just love your taste and talent!

Lisa said...

Wow, these are so stunning, Donna!! The papers are gorgeous, as are the butterflies!! You've showcased them perfectly!! I love your tip about piecing together the frame, too!! So creative, my friend!! Love, love these!! And wow - your Hindu Rope is so gorgeous!! I've never heard of it before...I wonder if it will grow in the midwest - have to check it out!! Yours is so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such beautiful cards - love the butterflies and beautiful backgrounds - another great creation as always. Have a great week my friend!!!

Beebeebabs said...

BTW thanks for sharing the lovely photos!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous cards Donna

Gr Karin

pam said...

Beautiful cards Donna, lovely backgrounds and gorgeous butterflies.

That is a beautiful plant you have there Donna..
Hugs Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Great backgrounds and love the beautiful butterflies and chunky glitter-love all your tips too
Carol x

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Love these background papers and you always use the prettiest edge dies and punches. Both of your cards are so pretty.

Verna Angerhofer said...

These are so perfect and so very lovely with the pattern backgrounds and the butterflies. I love the idea of using the scraps to make great die cut layers too. I had done that before with some but never dreamed of using a nice border die like you did. And, I love the pretty garden photos you shared.

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! Those backgrounds look amazing! Very pretty colors, so beautiful, quite artsy! Love them! Then adding your beautiful butterflies and glitter and perfect sentiments.....WOW! These are just fantastic! You always know how to put so much beauty on a card! Well done!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh and what a unique plant, never have heard of that before, isn't it beautiful!?!?

Angela Radford said...

Any thing with butterflies has got to be good in my eyes.
Beautiful xXx

Nana Connie said...

WOW, Donna! I love everything about these cards. Your tip about piecing together bits of frames is a great idea. You have gotten such magnificent dimension in your butterflies and those background are incredible!!
I've never seen a plant like your Hoya Hindu Rope but I'm already looking for one after seeing these photos and the other ones. Delightfully unique.

Janice said...

Both beautiful butterfly cards Donna, full of so much detail!
Janice x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two such gorgeous creations, you always put so much work into your creations.

Diane said...

I knew when I came over here I would see beauty and I sure wasn't disappointed...WOW, these cards are amazing and I love the idea of piecing the scraps together for an entirely different look of a die cut! Lovely cards Donna, I sure wish my gardens were half as pretty. Thanks for sharing your plants again, I surely do love them as well and love seeing pictures of things in real life!! Have a great day!! {Nellies Nest}

Conniecrafter said...

These are gorgeous and like your chunky glitter framing of them!! The inside of your card is so beautiful it could be the outside.... Love the dimension with the butterflies.
Your plant sounds like it would be perfect for me, I need hearty plants it seems :)

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, those backgrounds are so beautiful! Dreamy and soft and watercolory. Naturally you've made them into gorgeous cards, too. Love the fluttering butterflies and how you've done the sentiments. You are the Digital Queen, Donna! The Hoya looks so pretty and sounds easy. I have three orchids, an aloe and a peace lily in a sunny kitchen corner. My indoor garden.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
Ich bewundere deine Werke sehr. Vielen Dank für die vielen tollen Tipps die du uns immer gibst. Die Digi Hintergründe finde ich wunderschön und liebe Schmetterlinge so sehr. Deine Karten sind wunderschön geworden. Ganz liebe Knuddelgrüße Hugs Silvi

Pia S said...

Those flower field backgrounds are must haves. I can see them fit for many kinds of sceneries and scenarios. Great touches with the punch and glitter borders too, they add that something special extra. Fantastic cards!

Sue said...

Those papers are absolutely gorgeous. Makes making a beautiful scene like yours so much easier. Love the butterflies. Beautiful touches to each card.


*Vicki* said...

Really love the background papers to go with those gorgeous butterflies that lift right off your design!! Absolutely stunning cards my friend!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas, thoughts and photos!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Mrs A. said...

Two beautiful butterfly cards. Love these designs. Your pot plant looks interesting and sounds just right foe me as I'm unlikely to kill it off! Lol. Hugs Mrs A.


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