Saturday, 15 May 2010
I was whooping for joy the other day as I found out the lovely Steph had made a draw for some extra Papertrey Anniversary stamp sets earned by a very large group order she organised earlier in the year, and I was one of the winners!! I'm sure they heard me cheering the other end of town I was so delighted. Its a very pretty set and I created a couple of cards with it straight away. One for my niece's birthday on Tuesday and this butterfly card for the latest A Passion for Papertrey challenge and is to make a card for a friend. I cut the circle in the card with a Nestabilities die and glued a piece of acetate behind. The butterfly image is stamped on the inside of the card. The butterfly on the outside is a single stamp from the new Stampin Up mini catalogue and is coloured with Copics. The butterfly seems to be a mixture of the Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies - a bit strange but very pretty.
I'm always on the lookout for wildlife in the garden while I'm working and always have my camera nearby just in case I see something interesting. I've recently noticed that some days are definitely butterfly days. I know warm and sunny weather encourages flight, however there are some days when even if the weather is perfect there isn't a butterfly to be seen, and on other days there are dozens flitting about.
Last Saturday was definitely a butterfly day and I spent ages chasing them with my camera. Here are three I managed to snap - a Speckled Wood, a Holly Blue sipping from a Laurel flower and an Orange Tip - this is a male as the females don't have the orange on their wings. There were others I didn't catch as they spent all their time dancing with eachother in the sunshine.