Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Spring Bluebells!

Hi everyone - how you all doing?

Emily is still off school - really bad cough but fine in herself.  She's been really good and enjoying the late mornings in bed :-)

Shannon gets her braces off today!  Three years of having braces on, so its going to feel really strange.

Andy comes home this weekend - Friday night late, until Monday afternoon - big huge smiles :-)

Anyway, on to my card for today.

I love these Dearie Dolls images and really don't get to use them as much as I would like.  Mary Ellen is so generous with her images and does so many.  The image I have used is from a series of Flower girls that Mary Ellen has done and this one is Bluebell.  She is coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers - and I really like the blues on this one.  Used my Silhouette Cameo to cut her out.

The base papers are from my stash and the layer under the Dearie Doll is from a DCWV stack, called Blossoms and Butterflies.

Isn't she just adorable. I popped the image and the tag top, up on some foam tape to give a little dimension to the card.

I love bluebells, and I remember when I was little, going to the bluebell fields and picking them and then knocking on neighbours doors - with bunches galore.

I inked all the edges of all the layers.  My little tag is from a Polka Doodles CD called Cherryblossom Lane and I added a little flower off a corsage of flowers that I butchered :-)  I added three little pearl dots and a little bit of ribbon to finish off the front.

For the inside I used the paper from the front and then stamped a little set of flowers, with the same ink that I used for the edges of the layers.

I'm hoping that this week goes quite quickly - so looking forward to seeing Andy and the girls are gettin really excited too.

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Whimsical Designs - Whimsical Wednesday Challenge: Going Green - add green (closes 6 Mar)

One Stitch at a Time - Challenge #152: Use a Digi (closes 2 Mar)

Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #143: Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers + sentiment (closes 2 Mar)

Eureka Stamps - Challenge #28: Flower Power (closes 3 Mar)

My Craft Spot - Monday Challenge #88: Pop it Up (closes 4 Mar)

Spectrum Noir - Feb/March Challenge: Add a bit of Bling (Pearls/glitter/rhinestones/jewels)(closes 14 Mar)

Bearly Mine Challenges - Challenge #75: Anything Goes (closes 4 Mar)

Digistamps4Joy - Challenge #61: Birthdays are Fun (closes 5 Mar)

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Tag your It - include a tag or make a tag (closes 4 Mar)

3 Girl Jam Challenge - Challenge #12: Anything Goes with ribbon (closes 28 Feb)

Lias Stampz - Challenge #35: Anything Goes (closes 28 Feb)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

A Bit of Lovin'

Hi all my crafty peeps.  It's Sunday and I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

A quick update on Emily, her blood tests came back normal - her ultrasound results won't be back until next week - no news is good news.  She has, however, nearly lost her voice!   If you don't know Emily - that could be quite a good thing LOL!  She can be quite the chatterbox, but I can see me having to take her to the Drs again, as she is now having difficulty swallowing :-(

Also wanted to tell you all how proud I am of Shannon - she made the Honour Roll for her first semester at High School :-)

Earlier last week, I gave you a sneak peak of a card that I made for Andy.  He has now received it and therefore I can now share it with you.

A bit of lovin' for my hubby:-)

I know!  It's a super simple card and not a lot of details, but I loved this jar after seeing a bloggie friend, Karen, Kaleidoscopic Sparkles, use it.  If you don't know Karen yet, you really must check out her blog, her creations are stunning! 

The jar is from the Silhouette store, here.   I did cut out out more hearts and didn't use the closed part of the lid, as I wanted to be placing hearts in the jar!

The sentiment is by me and I printed it on some creamy card stock and made it into a little banner.  Inked the edges of all the layers and the banner.  The papers are from a Minds Eye 6 x 6 paper card stack called Love Me.

For the inside, I used the papers from the front of the card and the same creamy card stock as the banner.  Stamped a little trio of hearts in the corner.  And of course I wrote mushy stuff inside afterwards, LOL!

So just a quick card - hope you like it!  Hubby said he did, and the girls sent him some too.  Will have to share the ones that the girls make next time :-)  Yep, there will be more soppyness!!!

Thought I would share the sentiment - if you want it :-)  Left click on the sentiment - should enlarge it and then right click to save - hope it works.



Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Let's Play Blogger Tag!

Hi every peeps.  So, one of my blog friends Tracy of Tracy's Treasures, tagged me to tell you all a little bit about myself.  I think this is a great way to really get to know us all and share some dirt information about ourselves.

The aim is to share some random inside information facts about ourselves and then tag some others to do the same.  These are the questions we have been asked to answer truthfully or otherwise LOL!

1. Where were you born?  I was born in the small Welsh village of Griffithstown, Pontypool and grew up in a town called Pontllanfraith (if your not Welsh - don't try to pronounce it LOL), South Wales, UK.  We emigrated here to Canada in September of 2005.

2.  Were you named after someone?  Nope, although my middle name is Christine - after my Mum.  And they just had to spell it different - with the O, and I spend my whole life telling people how it is spelt LOL!

3.  If you have children, how many do you have?   I have two girls, Shannon aged 14 who wants to be a vet and Emily who recently turned 12, but is probably 30 in her head, who wants to program video games!  I adore both my girls, they make me smile every day and they sometimes make me cry with frustration laughter and I would be totally lost without them.

4.  How many pets do you have?  We have a cat, Jess, she was adopted from the Humane Society back in December 2006.  She is black and white and for my UK friends you would know why she is called Jess.  Postman Pat had a black and white cat!  She is going to be 8 in December, she is not a lap cat but will come and give you cuddles or sit on your crafts, on her terms only.

5.  What was your worst injury?  Has to be the day when I was 14, I was doing some exercises - forward lunges on the knee when me knee popped and came out of its socket!!!  From that time on I have had a weakness and it hit me with a vengeance last year when I slipped in the shower and did it again - a few choice words were said and shall not be repeated here!   I had to pop it back in ahhhh!  And tried to get up, and out it came - ahhh more choice words were said!!  All that said and done, several months and some physio to get it better, I am now very cautious getting in and out of the shower.

6.  Do you have a special talent?  Not that I am aware of.  Some people say I make them laugh - is that a good or bad thing?!

7.  What is your favourite thing to bake?  I love baking brownies - a friend gave me a great recipe and it's very quick to make - great for when the kids ask "Can I take something to school because!"  I also make a mean Philadelphia Strawberry Swirl Cheescake, and awesome Coconut Cranberry Squares (always asked for as a regular Pot Luck) and a very mean (as told me by my kids) home made pizza (dough too).

8.  What is your favourite fast food?  The only thing I miss from the UK, Fish and Chips!  You just can't beat it.  We did come quite close to getting a really good effort in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the sea front and there is a Scottish Pub here that does a reasonably good job.  As far as other fast food - I like chicken wraps or Chinese.

9.  Would you bungee jump?  Why? and not in a million years!  How stupid - throwing yourself off a bridge just tied to an elastic - yeah, right!

10.  What is the first thing you notice about people?  Oh now that is a difficult one!  I can usually tell if someone is going to be friendly and approachable by their mannerisms.  It can be something as simple as a smile, or a hug that will tell me if they truly mean it.

11.  When was the last time you cried?  Honestly!  When I spoke to Andy on the first weekend he was away in Winnipeg!  Or maybe it was this sad but loving story I read on Facebook on Valentines Day (I'm such a softy).

12.  Any current worries?  Emily, not being well and getting to the bottom of the problem. And Andy being away.

13.  Name three drinks you drink regularly.  Coffee, tea and water.

14.  What is your favourite book?  Has to be a series of books by Diana Gabaldon, The Outlander Series - I seriously could not put these books down.  A friend once gave me Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt and I thought OK I'll give it a go - its such a fabulous read!!

15.  Would you like to be a pirate?  Nope!  Definitely random!

16.  What are your favourite smells?  Has to be freshly baked bread, freshly baked cakes and a newly made bed at night!

Are you still with me! :-)

17.  Why do you blog?  My blog is for me.  I wanted to record the things I have made, other than just putting them in a box or giving them away and never seeing them again.  However, what blogging has done for me;  I have lots of fabulous new friends who are like minded and inspire me every day and I hope that in some small way I can inspire them too.

18. What song do you want played at your funeral?  I'm not an Atheist, I suppose you would call me Agnostic - a funeral is a way for people to say goodbye.  The song I would have played I don't know, however the poem I would have read out:

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Mary Frye (1932)

19.  What is your least favourite thing about yourself?  Not being able to take a compliment!  I find it extremely hard - don't know why - it just is:-)

20.  What is your favourite hobby?  Do you really have to ask?!  Crafting LOL!

21.  What do you look for in a friend?  Honesty!

22.  Name something you have done that you never thought you would do?  I ice skated - once LOL! Oh and oh oh oh - I skied once too LOL!!!  Never again - I don't want to break any bones!

23. What are your favourite things to do?  Nothing better than curling up with my hubby (when he's here) in front of the TV and watching a good film or fave TV program.  Oh and I suppose I like spending time with my girls LOL!

24.  Any pet peeves?  I hate people who don't look where they are going or stand in the middle of a door way chatting.  I hate those who park in a parking space like they own the place and then you have to climb in your car from the passenger side to get in and drive!  I did this once - when I was pregnant (8months)!

25.  What's the last thing that made you laugh?  Has to be my cat at the back door screen, having a stand off with a very brave squirrel - I'm easily amused :-)  And one of my Facebook friends keeps posting up silly pictures of cats, some of them are hilarious! Oh, and reading Tracy's answers to these questions :-)

Boy oh boy - did you make it all the way to here.  Are you ever coming back - pretty please!

Thanks for tagging me Tracy - I learnt a lot about myself!  Great questions.

Now as to who out there will be willing to do the same - I will tag some people but you don't have to do it if you don't want to.  But I'd love to learn a little more about ..... - in no particular order :-)

Jessica - Chick-n-Scrap
Lisa - A Mermaid's Crafts
Andie and Brandy - Contagiously Crafty
Norma - Little Honey Bee Studios
Migdalia - Crafting with Creative M

I will also do the same as Tracy :-)  And throw down the gauntlet to any of you out there who wants to share with us - please do - go on it's your turn :-)

I hope you all made it to the end of this post - phew!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

A little bit of that!

Hi out there in blog land.  How are you all today?  We had more snow yesterday, and I just want the Spring to come now!

Emily is home sick from school, I don't think she has had a full week in school for several weeks now. So, on Tuesday, I took her to the Drs and they have done blood tests, urine and she has an ultrasound test on her abdomen on Friday morning.  Just don't know what is wrong at the moment, but she is definitely not herself.

I spent a little time in the craft room, yesterday morning, making this card.  I was email chatting with a friend the other day and saying that I very rarely make a card for a specific challenge.  Well, this is one of those rare occasions, as I really like this digi that you can get free for the challenge.  It is a digi by Heather Valentin of Lacy Sunshine, and you have to email to get the digi, the details are at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog.

I love these colours and they are becoming my favourite, so be prepared to see more of this colour combo!

The image was coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers, I am seriously considering buying some of the next sets to add to my collection.  I actually went round the whole of the image with the very pale pink.

I doubled up my two ribbons to make it pop - love the combination of the two ribbons and they tied together really well.  In the top left corner I added three little brads.  Both the sentiment and the image are raised up on some foam tape to add a little depth.

The sentiment stamp "Special Friend" is and InkaDinkaDo All Occasions Inchies stamp.  I inked all the edges of the layers and used the same ink for the sentiment.  The papers are from a Colorbok Paper stack called Spring Morning and the background teal/blue layers are plain Recollections card stock.

For the inside layer, I used the same outer papers and then the little flowers are from a See D's Stamp set called Thank You for...

I have to just remind you all how much I appreciate all you wonderful comments and words of encouragement - it means so much to me.

This card is being entered in the following challenge.

Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - Challenge #2: Favourite Colour Combo (closes 2 Mar)

3 Girl Jam Challenges - Challenge #12: Anything Goes - with Ribbon (closes 28 Feb)

Crafting By Designs - Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 26 Feb)

No Matter Which Challenges - Challenge #6: Ribbons and Bows (closes 24 Feb)

Stamp n Doodle - Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 26 Feb)

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #14: Anything Goes (closes 1 Mar)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Double Embossing Technique

Hi everyone, it's that time of the month when I share something with you all and also with those over at She's A Sassy Lady.

Today I wanted to share with you a "new to me" technique.  It's called double embossing and there is a fabulous video tutorial on The Cuttlebug Spot.

I needed to make a Mother's Day card for my MIL, who lives in the UK.  The UK Mothers Day is earlier than in Canada/USA and is on the 10th March, so I thought I would be organised this year.

It also needed to be postage friendly, but I still wanted to make it look pretty, so when I saw this technique I had to give it a go.

Here is my finished card.

I will try and explain the technique as best I can, however if you click on the link above, for The Cuttlebug Spot, it will take you to the video tutorial.

Firstly, for my chipboard pieces I just used a Quakers Porridge Oats box!  I cut two pieces 5.5" by 4.25" and then ran both of these through my Cuttlebug with a Nestabilities labels 8 die.  You will then have one cut piece and the second is slightly embossed.

You can see the slight embossing on the one piece, this helps you position the die so that you cut in the same place.  So position your die and then run through the single piece to die cut.

You then have two die cut pieces and two windows.

Now stick these pieces together so that you have a double thickness window and double thickness inner.

I first stamped my image on to a piece of card stock.  The stamps are from a See D's stamp set called Springtime Swirls.

For the first pass through the Cuttlebug, I placed the stamped piece inside the embossing folder - this is called Baby's Breath and this folder is placed on the A Plate.  Then I positioned the chipboard window on top of the embossing folder and over the stamped image.  I found doing it like this, I was able to position it better.

Next you place the C Plate on top and then run this sandwich through the Cuttlebug.  When you take your piece of card stock out, you will have a smooth place over the stamped image and just embossing around the edge.

Now to dress this up a bit and to make that centre area pop, you need to do the following.  Take your A plate, then a B plate, then one of the tan embossing mats, then your embossed paper and your Nestabilities die with the groves down to the paper.

Next, use your two spare pieces from the chipboard to place over the die - this will help with the embossing.  

Finally comes your B plate and then pass this through the Cuttlebug.

When you remove your card stock, you will see that it has now embossed the edge of the die around your stamped image.  It will not cut through because of the tan embossing mat.

I then trimmed my piece and inked the edges and placed this on my card.

I added a little ribbon to add a little more detail, but as you can see it is still quite flat - so good for overseas posting.

For the inside I used the same papers and just the little rose for the corners.

I hope you will give this technique a go - it has so many possibilities.

Entering this card in the following challenges.

Inky Chicks - Challenge #4: Mothers Day or Birthday (closes 3 March)

Hiding in my Craftroom - Challenge #85: Embossing (closes 23 Feb)

Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays #96: Anything Goes (closes 21 Feb)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Monday, 18 February 2013

A little bit of this!

Hi everyone.  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  My girls are still off today, long weekend, for Family Day, so we are off to visit with some friends later.

I have some birthdays coming up and I fell in love with this adorable image drawn by Anna Stillwell from Cuddlebug Cuties it is a freebie and she can be found here.

I don`t know where my colour combo came from but it seems to work.  My card base is 6" by 4", I'm still using up my UK stash!

A friends little girl is having a birthday at the beginning of March and she loves pink!

The papers are from my stash - very old stash!  I'm trying to use papers that I have had for a long time, just because I forget what I have LOL!

This little girl image is called Amber and I love her ponytails.  I tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to hair colouring, so am sticking with what I can do reasonably well.  She is coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers and I cut her out using my Silhouette Cameo.

The little sentiment tag is from a Polka Doodles CD called Cherryblossom Lane, all the CD's at Polka Doodles are £9.99 (approx $16) for the month of February and free postage worldwide on purchases of £10 or more.  So add a little something else to your basket with the CD and there you go free postage.

I added some tulle, a sparkly button and a little bit of bling to finish off the front.  I also inked all the edges of all the layers and also the edges of the tag.

Here's the inside; the little butterfly stamp is from a See D's stamp set called Springtime Swirls.

I also wanted to share a sneak peek of a card I will be posting up later in the week.  Shh - its for Andy and it's a little bit silly (again) but I think he'll like it :-) I sent it in the mail yesterday, with some cards that the girls made for him too - we do miss and love him so much!

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Stamping with the Dragon Blog Hop with a Twist - Code word STAMPING DRAGON (closes 1 March)

Sandy's Crafty Creations - February Anything Goes - Birthday (closes 28 Feb)

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #14: Anything Goes (closes 1 March)

One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #151: Make it Girly (closes 23 Feb)

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Hmmm! Shabby Chic?

Hi all my bloggie friends.  How are you all?  Are you all having a great week?  Today is the day for a new challenge over at Polka Doodles.  This weeks challenge is Shabby Chic!  Now I have to admit to being a little stumped on this one, and I had to use Google to find out what it's all about.  Apparently, Shabby Chic is  a distressed/worn look (hey that means I'm a Shabby Chic LOL), with lace and flowers.

Anyway, here is my first attempt at this style of card.

My papers are from the All Sewn Up section of the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD.   I used a scissors to distress the edges of the layers and then edged them with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

For the flowers, leaves and sentiment, I used the new Cherryblossom Lane CD.  I printed out the flowers and leaves in different sizes and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out.  I also inked these a little with the distress ink, layered them up three times for the larger flower and twice for the small flower and then added a little pearl dot to the centres.  Also, used my stylus on the leaves to add a little dimension.

Also, to let you know that Nikky has put a sale on at Polka Doodles for February, and all the CD's are £9.99 (approx $16), postage is free, worldwide, on any purchase of £10 or more, so just add a little embellishment pack and there you have it free postage.  

For the sentiment, I distressed the edges too and added some ink.  Then added some lace, a lace bow, and some pearl dots to finish off.  For the inside I used complimentary papers and also distressing these too.  The stamp of the flower is from a CTMH stamp set called Blessed.

So, what do you think?  Is it Shabby Chic?  Or just me being distressed!  I did like the effect that the scissors gave to the edge, maybe I will invest in a proper tool.

I hope you will all give this challenge a try, so head on over and enter this week.

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Sandy's Craft Creations - February Anything Goes - Birthday! (closes 28 Feb)

Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays #96 - Anything Goes (closes 21 Feb)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi everyone, Happy Valentines Day to everyone.  No craft today, but I just had to share the wonderful flowers that Andy sent me - to remind me how much he loves me and misses me :-)  They arrived just under an hour ago :-)

Aren't they gorgeous.  I put them in a vase and then wrapped them with the mesh and ribbon that they came in.

I hope you have all had a fabulous day today.

Thanks for stopping by and bloggie love to everyone.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

What?! A Masculine Card!!

Hello out there in crafty bloggie land.  How is everyone doing this fine day?  Well cold fine day. OK cold grey day!  Roll on spring :-)

So for those of you who are my regular followers, you will know that DH is currently working away in Winnipeg.  We have just had confirmation that his contract has been extended and he will now be there until at least the end of August :-(   Told the girls on the weekend, they were a little upset, OK more than a little.  So, the girls and I had a good old Mom and girls talk, cry and then group hug.  We miss him so much, but he will be home at the end of each month for a long weekend.

Today, I thought I would share with you this lovely Emma Canning image, she is an exclusive designer to Polka Doodles and her digital images can be found in the Polka Doodles shop for download.  She has lots of fabulous images.  Also Polka Doodles is trying to branch out into the online digi download world and Nikky is constantly adding new things, from single images to digital bundles.  So why not pop along and take a look see.

I don't know about you, but male cards are a pain in the behind.  They just don't come naturally.  I coloured this image with my Spectrum Noir markers and I have to say I am pleased with how he turned out.  Perfect for a male teen.

My papers are from my stash and the sentiment is from When the Scrap Hits the Fun.  I inked all the edges in black ink.  Remind me not to do that again - it gets everywhere!

I popped up the image layer and the sentiment layer to give some dimension to the card.  Also added some brads to that middle layer.  See no frills!

I used some of the papers for the inside of my card.  The little stamp is from the CTMH stamp set that came with the Art Philosophy bundle.

And there you have it - a male teen card!  Yay!

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Crafting When We Can - Challenge #37: Cards for boys (closes 16 Feb)

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #13: Anything Goes (closes 15 Feb)

DL.ART Thankful Thursday February Linky Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 28 Feb)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 8 February 2013

A Second Take!

Hi all - I hope you don't mind, but I am sharing another card today that is very similar to the one from Wednesday!  I had all those leaves cut and more flowers, and I needed a second Thank you card - so I made another one.

I would also like to thank you all for you most wonderful comments on my posts, I think I am going to have to invest in a video camera at some stage, so that I can make my tutorials a little better.  Maybe I could get Cameron Diaz to dub my voice LOL!

I used a slight different swirly frame from Birds Cards - fabulous free designs, she is awesome!  The butterflies are from there too and those little teeny hearts are from the the wings of the butterflies - waste not, want not :-)

I did change the position of the leaves and the flowers, but only a little.  I like how this one turned out.

The inside compliments the front and I used a stamp from a Recollections stamp set.

I am really proud of myself!  I actually gave these cards to some dear friends as Thank You's.  I don't know about you, but I have a very difficult time in parting with the cards I make and I told my friends that they were very privileged in receiving one from me :-)  By the way, they loved them :-)

I hope you have all had a fabulous week and that you have a relaxing/crafting weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Roses and Butterflies.

Hi there everyone, its my monthly visit over at The Bug Bytes and here is what I have to share with you all today.

I made this card for a dear friend and thought I would share with you how I make my leaves look a little bit more interesting.

Here is my finished card and then I will show you what I do to my leaves.

Firstly I cut all my leaves using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The leaves in my screen shot are on page 56 and page 62, the branch of leaves are on page 43.  I cut them out in lots of different sizes so that I always have a selection to work with.

Every leaf is then sponged with a dauber and some ink.

Then I use a stylus, to make the lines of the leaves.  I use a soft foam pad underneath the leaf, you could use a soft mouse pad too.  First the centre line and then the veins.

(Sorry for the colour on this one - its because of the pink mat)

Next I pinch the end of the leaf to give it a little bit more shape.

And there you have it, a leaf that doesn't look so flat.  I do the same with all the leaves before I even start layering the card.

I also rolled up a selection of different size flowers from the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge, using Scallop 1 on page 13 and Ruffle 1 on page 15.

For the base of my card (which is 5" by 5") I used some music paper from a Me and My Big Ideas card stack, called Forever Watercolour.  My swirly frame is from Birds Cards - she has some fabulous cut files and used my Silhouette Cameo.

I popped up the swirly frame on some pop dots and then the Thank You sentiment is popped up on two thickness' of foam tape, the stamp is an InkaDinkaDo Inchies stamp.

Here's a close up of the flowers and the little butterfly.  My little butterflies are also from Birds Cards, the smallest butterfly is actually cut at 2cm with my Cameo!!!

My card to the side, to show a little bit of the depth.  The little hearts on the thank you, are from the inside of the smallest butterfly.

And of course it wouldn't be quite finished, without doing the inside.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my creation.

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Flutter by Wednesday - Challenge #226: Anything Goes but include butterfly or fairy (closes 12 Feb)

Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays #94: Anything Goes (closes 7 Feb)

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #13: Anything Goes (closes 15 Feb)

Avadares Challenge Blog - Challenge #8: St Patricks or Green (my leaves! - closes 28 Feb)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

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