Saturday, 9 June 2012

A little distraction is a good thing...

Its a lovely sunny morning by the sea today so I thought I'd make the most of the good natural light (so much better to craft by) and finish my June class. The ladies want to get a head start on their Christmas cards so with the sun shining I sat down to think all things snowy and Christmassy!

Only it didn't quite go to plan. Distracted by the good weather I found myself looking at the garden more than anything and then this caught my eye...

It was a gift from one of my lovely friends at Stamford when we moved here to the house by the sea. I have had it hanging in the window of my craft room since but today I thought it could do with a revamp.

 On my desk is this little plastic pot of the butterflies from Beautiful Wings Embosslit folder. I always cut all the Butterflies out even if I only need one or two for a card so the rest go in here and then I have lots to hand ready for another project.
So take these two things and..... Voila. A fresh look to the heart.

 I kept the colours to the blue/purple spectrum and addded pearls to the bodies of the larger ones. A few randomly placed rhinestones and a couple of  pieces of crochet trim tied to the edges and I was finished
 Here it is hanging back in its rightful place. As you can see from the sunny picture it's not the day for thinking snow!!!

Hope you are all having a lovely day... Till next time Happy Crafting


  1. I know what you mean about getting distracted.... I have too few hours in the day at the mo and yet I find enough to craft.... Your heart looks very pretty with the flutterbies. Zx

  2. Nice site! I will come here more than once to post!!!

  3. Very easy to get distracted sometimes!

  4. I love all the addition of butterflies on the heart, and you're right, it's hard to think about snow when the sun is shinning! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)