This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Hi Everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. Busy, fun times for all.
I took some time today to create a challenge card, and build my birthday card stash.

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE #11  is all about adding spots and stripes, along with a butterfly. I picked up the butterfly, months ago, at my local dollar store. It was white, so I sponged some colour on, then attached it to the card.  The spots are obvious, the stripes are subtle, stamped using the smaller stamp from the DOTTED HARLEQUIN BORDERS  set from Quietfire Design.

The flowers in the corner, are clear, sparkly stickers, like Peel-offs, that have been coloured with permanent markers.

The bold HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Quietfire Design has weight, to anchor the design to the card front.

I enjoyed creating this birthday card to share today, and I hope you'll click on the challenges to see lots of other great projects.
I appreciate your visit!


  1. Holly , I really like this card. I love your brilliant subtle addition of the harlequin stamp as your stripe element of the challenge requirement. Adorable butterfly. Not a species seen here before! Thank you for fluttering by #11. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  2. Hi Holly. Love the mix of stamps for your background ... and perfect to add a little more of them up in the corner - fabulous design. Beautiful layered butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  3. This is so pretty - I love the design of it, so much beautiful stamping. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  4. Lovely background stamping in the corners with pretty layerings of flower stickers and butterfly! thanks so much Holly - for joining us in the Mixed Media Card challenge!

  5. Gorgeous background Holly!! Thanks for playing this week at MMCC!

  6. Very pretty! Love your layered stamping! Thanks for playing along with this week's CASE Study Challenge!

  7. Hi Holly, Saw this pretty card over at Mrs A's spots & Stripes, zipped over for a closer look and to become your newest follower. Love the sponging & the glimmer on this nifty butterfly, and the subtle way you've added in the stripes & spots with the lovely background stamping. Love the elegant design of this background and the classy look of your card. TFS & hope you'll find time to pay a me a visit sometime.

  8. Love the sponged butterfly, and that background is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  9. What a great butterfly!
    Thanks for joining us at Case Study!

  10. love this! such a beauty! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)