Saturday, 23 March 2013

Less Is More - Beads

Good morning LIMettes!
Have you had any snow? It snowed for 20+ hours straight yesterday would you believe?! In fact, it was still snowing when I went to bed ant 11.30! But because it was so windy, it didn't actually start to settle until last night...we still only have a couple of inches! But I received a photo of my Mum and Dad's in Huddersfield, and they've got drifts in their back garden of over 18 inches and it's still snowing!

Anyway, Chrissie and Jen at Less Is More are here, as always on a Saturday morning, to wake us up and get our creative juices going! This morning, the challenge is


Now I had to think for a minute what to do...I have tonnes of seed beads from various pound shops, and often use them in the centre of a flower, but I wanted to try something a bit different. I was looking around when I found a punched piece of card on my desk, left over from some playing with butterflies you probably saw earlier this week.

So here is what I decided to try...

The butterflies were punched using the Bitty Butterfly Punch.
I flooded each of the cut outs with Crystal Effects and poured beads into them. A little playing and re-arranging of the beads and it's done! 

The sentiment is Teeny Tiny Sentiments, stamped in Not Quite Navy, and the yellow paper is Designer Series Brights (Daffodil Yellow)

Cardstock - Whisper White
Designer Series Paper - Brights
Punch - Bitty Butterfly
Stamp - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink - Not Quite Navy
Other - Crystal Effects, Seed beads from stash

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up! items, please do contact me as I love to make crafters happy, and a delivery from Stampin' Up! will definitely do that! :)

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I'm off to take Keiran skating now...roller skating, not ice skating, though we could probably even get away with skiing!
Have a great Saturday!


  1. Smashing card and colours and so quick off the mark too - I'm waiting for gloss medium to dry on my own project as I type!


  2. This is fabulously creative and super pretty, Lizy. I must try it myself! Hugs, Lesley

  3. Lovely card Lizy, love the way you used the beads! Lots of snow here too. I live on a hill and we have huge drifts forming, Jo x

  4. I don't think the snow will ever stop here in Ohio!!! We had flurries here again this week and more expected on Sunday night! Lovely fun butterflies, the beads make them so dimensional and textured! Thanks for playing along (again) with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Hi Lizy
    Fabulous card..... Love the butterflies........
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. So pretty and I know those beads just make these little butterflies shine! Great idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  7. Wow Lizy, those beads look fabulous and you are so clever to combine the 3 challenges! Love this! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  8. Very prett, what a great effect

  9. Brilliant idea Lizy, these beady butterflies look gorgeous. Love the touch of yellow too.

    We are so lucky here as we have virtually no snow. Yet not far away roads are closed, schools have been shut etc. But it's soooo unbelievably cold.

    Kat xx

  10. Lovely card love the colours too x

  11. I like this one too! The beads look spectacular! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  12. Two cards for the same challenge! And I don't know which one I like best. This card is another CAS beauty - the three butterflies and the tiny strips of Daffodil Delight peeking out are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

  13. Fab card Lizy. Those beads look super.
    Lynne xxx

  14. Another beautiful clean and simple card! Love the beads on the butterflies is stunning! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  15. Way to go combining several challenges! I LOVE the beaded butterflies!!

  16. These butterflies look awesome Lizy...great card.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  17. love it hun.. that colour combo is divine and i'm going to try that technique

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  18. Aaaahhhh - Huddersfield! That's where I went to uni many, many years ago...I spent 4 years freezing my backside off LOL! What a great way to use up your seed beads Lizy. I have heaps of them lying around and have used them on chipboard letters but never on butterflies. Lovely!

  19. Great job on this card as well! Love how you did the beads! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  20. Wonderful card - so clever using the punched area as a mould. Beautiful colours. Lynn x

  21. What a sweet and pretty card!! I love the little butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday! :)

  22. two cards for our color challenge - my you have been busy! I love that you used similar elements with both cards - you could add a few other variations and make a whole set. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  23. love love love the crystal effects!!!So glad you joined us on Seize the Birthday.

  24.'s been snowing here too and I'm sooo ready for winter to be done! Another GREAT card with these colors and LOVE how you used your beads! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  25. Another fast & fabulous card! The beads are a great touch! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!


Thanks for visiting today and for your valued comments!

Lizy x