Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Circles, scallops and a butterfly!

Hello blogging friends...thanks for calling in...and a warm welcome to my new follower Irene, I do hope you call in again and please I would love it if you left me a comment so I could then visit you.
On the subject of comments I must send out a big Thank You to all of you that left such wonderful comments about my snowdrop cards, I send you all a big hug...you make my day.

OK well summer is here for me this week.....in the shape of a butterfly.

This has to be a record quick card for me!! YES you heard correctly...quick! the green circle was laying on my desk...left over from the snowdrop cards and the die arrived in the post (more on that one in a bit....be patient) so I had cut that to see what it turned out like........and it just happened to fit the circle! so I cut another, snipped out the butterfly and after a bit of colour and a bit of bling layered the butterfly and card done!..........and I have to admit that I like it.....ask DH ..I often say something is OK but not often do I like it!
So while happy and in the zone I made another in lilac, but I have no lilac liquid pearls so edged the scallops with lavender Stickles instead............I like both and the lilac one is earmarked for a friends birthday next month...........YIPPEE I am ahead with those cards!!!!...not maybe as much as I would have liked mind you, but definitely ahead...next stop Mothers Day!

Right you have been patient long enough...on to the die. This butterfly die has certainly given me value for money. It was a free gift die from Create and Craft club member thingy where you just pay the P&P of £2.99. It is by Tonic Studios...Mariposa something....unfortunately the gift is different now...sorry if I raised your hopes there ( I feel really bad now) I expect it was very popular but if you are a member of the C&C club its worth checking out regularly to see what the gift is.

That's all from me today ...it's wild,blustery and a mixture of sun and showers here in West Yorkshire today. Hope the sun is shining on you where you are.
Have a good week everyone.........be kind to each other and take care.
Crafty Hugs
 Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

ABC challenge..............................D for Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly..........................Cool colours............green for my entry
Simply Create Too.#79.................Anything goes
Moving along with the Times.......Pink/lilac plus butterflies.......lilac for my entry
Snippets playground......................Week 165...................


  1. Such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xx

  2. And so you should like them they are gorgeous. We've had sunshine and hail here today and it is bitterly cold. Roll on summer!

    Liz x

  3. These are beautiful, I really love both colour schemes. The shape and die are gorgeous!

  4. I love your new die! Just perfect on your circle,too. I'm partial to the lilac one, so pretty!

    It's sunny here today but COLD!

    Have a great day!

  5. I totally love both of these cards Carole! Love the shapes too and the dies are absolutely beautiful!

    Thank you so much for coming to play in the Snippets Playground again!


    Di xx

  6. These are both gorgeous and love the colours. Pretty die and for £2.99, a bargain. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. Hi Carole! Both of your cards are absolutely BEAUUUTIFUL! Definitely has Spring in the air and butterflies are ready to lift off and fly! :)

    Big Hugs,

  8. Ooh la la, my sweet friend, but you have me in a swoon with these AH-MAZING cards! The circle shape is perfect for showcasing your stunning butterflies and the floral/leafy flourish is a charming special touch. Gorgeous in green; lovely in lilac! Hope to see more butterflies from you...you've worked magic with them (and talk about a good price! Wow!). You know, I think the lilac one would fit well into the Inkspirational challenge: the photo is 'delicate' with hints of blossoms and butterflies (which I used in my DT card...oh what a surprise *grin*) as is your sweet card. Here's the link if you want to dash over: http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/2015/02/challenge-76-photo-inkspiration.html
    Hugs, dear friend!

  9. Super card,love that butterfly! Thanks for playing along with our Challenge @ MAWTT this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  10. Two beautiful and stunning cards Carole, I love the shape and design. What a bargain your butterfly dies is, it's fantastic.

  11. You're such a gem, Carole...made my day with your sweet comments! I wanted to do something 'different' with 'sprinkle' so I'm glad you liked my 'interpretations. Wish my photography were better, but...oh well! I'll give the umbrella another go later if/when the sun comes out! Happy Saturday, my friend!

  12. Oh yes! These sure are two beautifully die cut and pretty butterfly cards Carole. Love them.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  13. Love what you have made Carole, they are both beautiful!.... isn't it a lovely feeling when you are on top of things!... will have to think about joining C & C club, that was a lovely gift..
    Hope all is well hun:)
    Love and Hugs,
    Marjorie x

  14. Hi Carole these are just so pretty what gorgeous design sorry not been commenting but been on my long holiday .you have made some amazing cards while I've been away so lovely love and hugs Carole x