Friday, 25 July 2014

Butterflies of hope

Happy Accident

Hi everyone, this is a card that I made the other day and almost threw away, 
I spent ages colouring up this gorgeous image from "Hannah Lynn" I was almost 
finished when my new Plum Promarker decided to leak all over the place Grrr 
don't you just hate it when that just as I was about to throw it in 
the bin my hubby suggested colouring up another butterfly and decoupaging 
it over the place where my Promarker had leaked...and I think that it looks ok. 
Anyway here she is....

Butterflies of Hope

Card Recipe
5x7 Card, Silver Mirri, Digi Design Paper, Purple Card, Purple Ribbon, Silver Chain, 
Silver Butterfly Charms, Made With Love Charm, Pearls & Sakura Silver Gelly Roll

I coloured this image using Pro/Flexmarkers and added silver gelly roll to highlight her hair

This is a close-up of the decoupaged butterfly that's covering up the happy accident lol

I'm off to mow the lawns and give the plants some feed now so I'll say ta ta for now 
and I'll catch up with you all soon.

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


  1. i think its beautiful and your happy accident is perfect , just that little dimension adds to it, well done hubby ;), fabulous colouring by the way x

  2. Hi Lorraine, this is an absolutely fabulous Happy Accident, your colouring is amazing as always.
    Janet xxx

  3. Clever hubby! The card is gorgeous as are the colours you've used. Kerry xx

  4. Oh my, I love this, my favourite colour and love the cute charms.
    Linda xxx

  5. Oh yay...what a clever hubby! That's not something you'll hear me say all that often, lol. It's fabulous so I'm glad you managed to save it..and so brilliantly too.

  6. thats where we have husbands for Lorraine. to help us.
    great idea and you don't see it.
    its a gorgeous card.
    Gr Karin

  7. Bet you are so glad you didn't bin this card - no one will ever know about the happy accident! (apart from we crafty bloggers that is!!)
    Beautiful card!

  8. Your card is gorgeous and I love happy accidents. Fabulous coloring and color choice too. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge where the theme is always anything goes using loose glitter, embossing powder,and/or flock. Hope to see more of your wonderful projects soon.

  9. Such a pretty card! I would've never known you had an accident! Love the charms dangling from your bow! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  10. This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE all the purple and the butterfly charms hanging from the bow are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. Brilliant color Love the image......Lis

  12. So great that you could save you card after the marker leaked. It gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week for our monochrome challenge.
    Karal DT for Eureka Stamps

  13. Lovely card and well done for not throwing it in the bin! Thanks for sharing with us at HOC
    Pat x

  14. Your hubby had a great idea there. I wouldn't have known anything about a leaky pen accident if you hadn't mentioned it. The whole card looks gorgeous.

  15. Striking card. Thanks for joining in at HOC.

  16. How absolutely gorgeous! Thank heaven's for husbands and their great ideas!

  17. I have so "been there"!!! I'm glad you didn't throw it away ~ it's absolutely gorgeous!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  18. This is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs.

  19. Beautiful "happy accident" on your card. I absolutely love this purple color! Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge blog.

  20. Wow Lorraine
    I'm so glad you didn't throw it in the bin. This card is wonderful. Gorgeous image, layout and colours. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  21. Beautiful image! Thank you for playing in our challenge at

  22. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at HOC
    Ang HOC DT

  23. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

  24. Great coloring here. Thank you for participating in the 'Add a Bow' challenge at House of Cards.

    Ma :)
    House of Cards DT

  25. Oh my! What a nice design and an absolutely beautiful image! That Was indeed a happy accident and your husband's idea saved the day big time. Love your card! Thanks so much for joining Us at House of Cards. Please join Us Again soon!

  26. Did you see that you are a winner? Congrats!


    Louie's Mom

  27. Wow! Very elegant card, with beautiful stamp and bright colours!

  28. Your husband had a great idea !! This card is gorgeous and I love the charms hanging from the loop. It would have been really regrettable to throw it in the bin!
    Thanks for playing along with us at House of Cards.
    Sorry for the late comment, I just came back from vacations :)
    Rosi x


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