Saturday, April 28, 2012

CottageCutz Blog Hop

 Good morning!  Welcome to the first CottageCutz Blog Hop of 2012!  We're so glad you could join us for the hop.  Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, relax, and enjoy some fabulous paper crafted creations using the amazing CottageCutz dies.  If you're hopping along in the listed order, you should have arrived here from The Scrapping Cottage Blog, but if you just happened along, then you'll definitely want to go back and start there so you don't miss a thing!  

I have a card to share with you today that features the beautiful CottageCutz Filigree Butterfly Trio  and Circles w/Eyelet dies from The Scrapping Cottage.  These intricate and beautiful dies are so easy to work with, and they cut like a dream!  I created the paper I used to cut these beauties using a technique I found HERE.  I used yellow, and lavender shades of ink to match this gorgeous K&Co. patterned paper.
 I hand crocheted the bottom lace border, using the Sharp Crochet Hook, and for bling, I added some dazzling diamonds to the butterflies, pearl flourishes,  pearl strands, and ribbon. 
Here's a closer look that shows off the sparkle of the dazzling diamonds glitter on the butterlies.  They are SO pretty IRL!  The sentiment, which goes so perfectly with this card comes from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Everyday Miracles clear stamp set.

Your next stop on this hop is at the amazing and so incredibly talented Cindy Haffner's Blog.  Should you happen to get lost along the way, below you will find a complete list of stops with links to help you get back on track.  Now, you're going to definitely want to comment on EACH blog on this hop, because come Monday we're going to have a drawing for THREE LUCKY winners who will each win a gift certificate to The Scrapping Cottage.  We don't know which blog will have a winning number chosen, but the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances of winning!  


The Scrapping Cottage Blog-http://scrappingcottage.blogspot.com/
The Scrapping Cottage end! http://scrappingcottage.blogspot.com/ 
Leave comment on question and letting us know you have completed the hop! :)

Once again, thank you SO much for joining us today!  Have a blessed and beautiful day, and HAPPY HOPPING!!!!!




45 comments:

Tami said...

WOW those butterflies look just the right size for card making. Thanks so much for sharing;)

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Lorie! Awesome background and those butterflies are stunning. Heck, everything is gorgeous about this card. :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Gorgeous Lorie. Your butterflies look amazing against that beautiful paper. You do such awesome work!

jrugg said...

Super cute card-love the butterflies!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card Lorie!!!! LOve the layout,butterflies and colors!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Kate said...

Gorgeous Card. Love the Sparkly butterflies. Your card is just stunning. Great work on the crocheting.

Hugs,
Kate

MiamiKel said...

ooh my, stunning!! Lorie this is a showstopper!! just breathtaking xoxo

Olivia said...

Tis is gorgeous! Love the colors and all the ankle on the butterflies.

nbuston said...

Love the color combination here. The crochet embelishment looks super cute. Cottage Cutz always look awesome!

Janice W. said...

Beautiful card Lorie! I want to learn how to crochet so badly. So very pretty!

Miss Marie said...

Beautiful card! I especially like the crocheted lace - just like my aunt used to make.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so BEAUTIFUL!!~

Glora said...

WOW Lorie!!!! This is GORGEOUS! I love the ribbon threaded through the crocheted piece - AMAZING!!!! And all the sparkle and shine is just PERFECT!!! I LOVE it!!! Hugs- Glora
me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Vicki said...

What a beautiful card. I am in awe. The background pattern is beautiful and just love how you added such great details, especially the pearls. Love the card.

Linda said...

Fabulous card!

Anita said...

What a stunning card! I love all the sparkle.

momof5sons said...

Your hand crocheted piece is the perfect finish for this spectacular card. Love your treatment of the butterflies and all of the pearl embellishments!

silvia said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE the butterflies

CreatedbyKay said...

Wow! What an ornate card! Love the butterflies and pearls!

Ilse said...

What a beautiful butterfly's!!
Wow!!! And lovely colors!!

Greetings,
ilse

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

Judy said...

You did a great job on the butterflies, they are beautiful. I am really impressed that you crocheted the trim, what a wonderful addition to the card.

cute, cute, cute!

Judy
cadrmr101@msn.com

marg0006 said...

The glittery butterflies are beautiful.

marg0006@verizon.net

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful! Love the sparkly butterflies.

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Lovin the butterflies!

Percilla G said...

I love what you did with the butterflies and how you strung the ribbion in the crocheted ribbon(?).
Yet again just beautiful

Melissa said...

Beautiful card, love those gems!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Griselda said...

Love it

Karen S said...

Love the butterflies! The colors are my favorite - beUTIFUL CARD!

Happyscrapin said...

Beautiful card!! I love the butterflies, they are amazing and all the detail is just stunning!!

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

StaceyM said...

Awesome butterfly card! :)

Heidi said...

Your paper is gorgeous and those butterflies are beyond beautiful, love the sparkle. I like that they are perfect size for cards or scrapbook pages-

Heidi

Heather said...

Beautiful card. I love those sparkly butterflies.

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bhoward at kci dot net

Darlene said...

This is amazing! I have not seen these dies before and your work certainly shows them off well. I admire the hand crocheted lace to accent the bottom also! I love everything about this card!

Die Cut Diva said...

Love the card -- the butterflies are gorgeous and the colors are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

Amazing card - Thanks for sharing it makes me want the butterflies. Love the shimmer details and the pearls you added. - Thanks for the inspiration.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous card! I just love those butterflies.

Noelle Reese said...

WOW!! This is such a beautiful card! I love the butterflys!!

Joanne said...

Beautiful card Lorie. Your work is amazing!

pam124 said...

Lorie, what a STUNNER! You use of the b/fly diecuts is awesome. Such a beautiful card with all its details!

eunice said...

Absolutely beautiful card! You did a fabulous job with the butterfly dies...it's so inspiring to see them used in a project. Gonna hafta add these to my wish list!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Lorie. Up until today I have never seen these dies, but I love how crisp and pretty they all seem to come out. I think your card is just fantastic and I love the size that the butterflies are. They are just perfect for a cardmaker. I can see that I am going to need to pull some overtime at work for all the new things that I am wanting now. lol... Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us all. Hugs, Lisa G

Julie Lane said...

Gorgeous butterflies! TFS!

Melissa said...

Oh my! Your crochet skills are amazing too! This card is stunning.

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

LOVE EVERYTHING YOU MAKE!! You are such an amazing talent!! Love ya!! :) Kathy

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