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This week's MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge is Butterflies. Once again, Shirley came up with some stunning pictures!

I used the MFP Butterfly Essence and Medallion Stamp sets.

In my picture it looks like my red stickles got all over my butterfly but IRL it looks more like it is in the lines - I promise! I love this split panel layout and I will try more of them in the future.

Hope you will join us in the Butterfly challenge! Hugz!


  1. Oh my! Your card is gorgeous. Love the stickles, what a great idea! The inspiration photo you used is quite amazing too!

  2. Beautiful butterflies...all of them. Love you put Stickles on just the large one.

  3. Beautiful card Nancy, I like the butterflies and the colours.
    Kevin xx

  4. So pretty, Nancy, I like the white butterflies and the splash of red in the centre one.
    Monica xxx

  5. This is gorgeous, I love your butterflies, highlighting one with red stickles was a brilliant idea.

  6. Beautiful card! Gorgeous butterfly!!

  7. Gorgeous array of butterflies and a lovely take on the photos. Thank you SO much for the gorgeous card :) Was a treat to return home to after Hawaii :)

  8. A very beautiful card. I love the white embossing.

  9. A beautiful monochromatic butterfly creation. Love the colourful butterflies in your photos.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. so stunning nancy.i love the butterflies and the red sparkle really pops ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. So striking! Lovely butterflies and the contrast between the red and white is gorgeous :)

  12. I almost missed the split panel, as I couldn't stop staring at the beautiful butterfly collage! This is simply stunning!!!


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