Dancing Butterflies

This month’s image for the Dragon’s Lair Challenge on the Facebook Page is of a Maypole. Last Friday the school I work in held it’s annual May Celebrations. The May Queen is crowned, a speech given and each class performs two dances, the second of which is around the Maypole. Finally the Year 6 boys perform the stick dance, form a guard of honour and the May Queen and her attendants leave. It’s great fun and the children love doing it.

My card does not have children dancing but butterflies!

Materials used: SAM_2872(watermarked)
Dragons Lair Designs – Maypole image (request from Facebook Page)
Dragons Lair Designs – Butterfly Garden Papers
Dragons Lair Designs – Butterfly Garden Elements
Dragons Lair Designs – Butterfly Garden Page Kit (with extras)
printer card
X-Press It card
Copic Pens
acrylic flower embellishment from stash

I printed the frame at the size I wanted for my card and then used that to get the right size for the image.  The sentiment printed at the bottom of the frame is from the page kit set. The Maypoleimage is printed on X-Press It card  with the bottom layer of the butterflies on and coloured in with copics. The butterflies are printed out a second time at the same size, fussy cut and stuck ontop of the base images on just the bodies so that the wings stand proud.

SAM_2871(watermarked)I printed out two of the papers, one with butterflies and a plain blue one and used these to mat and layer my frame on an A5 card blank. I used the same butterfly paper printed on the envelope and on the card insert.SAM_2870(watermarked)


Thank you for visiting. Take care.



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs May – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #276 – Anything Goes
Create and Inspire #45
Creative Moments #92 – Anything Goes Optional Twist Showers and/or Rainbows (the ribbons on my Maypole are in rainbow colours!)
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges #303 – Three or More Layers
Inspiration Destination #84
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #10
Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends #33 Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday #May 4th
A Bit More Time To Craft #19
Crafting From The Heart #111 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack Fun-day Friday #137 – Anything Goes





About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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13 Responses to Dancing Butterflies

  1. jmhave44 says:

    What a delightful and unusual image…your coloring is so nice too. Love the dimension on the butterflies, and the framing around the main image, is very pretty as well. TFS & Hugs

  2. lovely card the detail is beautiful, thanku for joining us at creative moments challenge blog .. goodluck and hope to see you again with next months challenge
    Kristyn DT for Creative Moments

  3. Jennifer Bradley says:

    Beautiful card, I love your interprtation of the Maypole with the butterflies not children. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  4. Pat K says:

    Beautiful card with a wonderful image. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab’n’Funky. Pat K x

  5. MrsCraft says:

    I love this! Brings back fond memories and what a lovely tradition your school has. 😊

  6. SARN says:

    Fab card and it sounds like you all had a good time. xxx

  7. Aww that’s so sweet with the Maypole Butterflies. What a fab image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Fab ‘n’ Funky for our ‘3+ Layers’ challenge. Hope we’ll see you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab ‘n’ Funky DT

  8. Florence says:

    Super idea to use the butterflies dancing around the Maypole Pippa. Sounds like the event was a lot of fun. Nice tradition to keep up 🙂
    Flo xx

  9. Michelle says:

    How Adorable! Thank you for participating in Jo’s Fun Friday Challenge.
    🙂 Michelle

  10. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the A Bit More Time to Craft and Fun Day Friday challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  11. Kellie says:

    Beautiful. TFS your creativeness with us at Jo’s Scrap Shack.

  12. carol gill says:

    Beautiful card love the unusual image and beautiful dancing butterflies-love the frame too—-Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x

  13. RoRa says:

    Beautiful card.. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #33.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw.. ❤


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