Friday, 22 June 2012

Crafty Individuals challenge

The theme for the CI challenge this time is Summer Ball so what better than to use the beautiful stamp CI 346. Here she is encased in her own world (the jar) surrounded by fluttering butterflies (CI347), dancing amongst the flowers (CI 206) whilst the ball goes on inside the grand hall. She should have her dance card with suitors listed but can't find it in her tiny bag (CI 335) so she dances all alone fanning herself (thanks to a shrunk plastic CI 335) outside on a balmy evening.
(Suspended by invisible nylon from the lid she really does dance when the jar moves).
It is my friends birthday next week so instead of a birthday card I am giving her this-we always try to make a special card for each other so I reckon this will count. I hope she likes it.

I have used the bigger flowers from the same plate to cover the lid so that a lonesome butterfly can settle there.
The flowers and butterflies have been stamped on papers from CI summer and spring paper pads.


  1. How beautiful is this! - a very alternative Summer's Ball card! Thank you for joining in our Challenge, and lucky friend! Jean

  2. Beautiful! Graet take on the theme! Love all the small details!

  3. Hi
    Practical and so pretty. Your friend will be thrilled.
    The trim at the top is gorgeous.

  4. Such a beautiful and enchanted piece!

  5. such a brilliant take on this months theme so glad you joined us at Crafty Individuals this month

  6. Hi Karen, I think your friend will LOVE this!! Such a great idea.

  7. Hi Karen what a beautiful gift and perfect for the current theme at Crafty Individuals. Thanks for your recent comments on my blog too. You can contact me at X

  8. I absolutely love it - thank you so much! I feel very honoured that you have put so much time and effort into making this for me xx

  9. Wow, This is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure it will be treasued by your friend. Hugs Rita xxxx