Monday, January 21, 2013

4 U.

This really is a left overs card from making a couple at the Weekend that needed to get sent to Australia today.  Can't show those two at the moment as they are destined for a swap and do not want to spoil the suprise before they are seen in real life. I can say  though that the theme for the swap was to use a die cut shape on each one.
The butterfly is part of a two piece die that I have begged, borrowed and stolen from Fluff in the past but she finally relented and gave it to me as part of my Chirstmas present. Yay!!!
I love this die to bits  so all I can say is watch this space in future months.

It was a joy to get back  to using Pink after the last few cards being in blue.  The tiny,  tiny butterflies are acutally what gets punched out from a Tonic Studios border punch that I have. (Well you didn't think I was going  to throw them out did you!!!!)  After glueing them + my fingers + anything else I touched I managed to get them stuck on the card.  Sentiment was created in word and printed out onto cream/ivory paper. Again the shaped window is what was left from cutting and using the inside shape on another card. I added a  few gems to the butterfly to mimic the design of the wings. The pink paper underneath has a swirl pattern on it that the die cut swirl reflects in mirror image which you can see better in the close up below.
 

 
Entering into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle: Sentimental.
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes.
The Squirrel & The Fox: Anything Goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Use your Snippets #56
The Ribbon Girl: Pink & Ivory.
Created with Love: Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday: Diamonds are Forever.
UnstampaBelles: Use one or more Dies.
Make it Monday: Paper crafts # 124

 
 
 

47 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love the colors and the intricate butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Lisa O

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  2. Wonderful, feminine card!

    You did an especially great job considering that you and your fingers and everything else were becoming attached!

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  3. You are a challenge Queen, Mrs. A!! I love your sweet pink butter fly card!!

    (I expected a few snorts about having two bathrooms. I know it's a real luxury in a lot of areas in the world, even tho by American standards, our house is very small!)

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  4. So Pretty in Pink. I adore the blinged butterfly. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  5. Very nice - those little tiny pieces can be very tricky cant they!

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  6. Gorgeous colours and loving the butterflies . Don't envy you sticking all the tiny ones. Thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

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  7. What a lovely card, great to see you save your left overs too!!

    Thanks for playing with us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

    Hugs,
    Linda xox

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  8. Hello Mrs. A. How beautiful and so very delicate. I love the colours and the butterfly is the perfect embellishment. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
    Sandra xx

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  9. This is so sweet Valery Anne ! I love the little butterfly and the beautiful flourish ! Lovely colours too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  10. Ah,butterflies - just about my favourite image for any craft project! And well done you for using left overs so beautifully. Wish I could train myself to do the same.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful Mrs A - being pink makes it 110% of course. Love all the detail, and that die really is gorgeous.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  12. I love this card. Can never go wrong with butterflies. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at Created With Love Challenges

    ~~Chris
      

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  13. So pretty...love the rhinestones on the butterfly! Will have to copy that! :D
    Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene ;D

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  14. Oh I love this it is so feminine looking and I love butterflies as well. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us at Created with Love challenges.
    Linda K.

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  15. Gorgeous card Mrs A, love the tiny delicate butterflies and the feminine colours.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  16. So elegant and the butterfly is a nice touch. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  17. This is so lovely Mrs A, gorgeous butterflies and beautiful colour too and layout xx

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  18. Very pretty card. I like how you used the little butterflys as well. p.s. My doggie shouldn't grow much bigger now, but she thinks she's a rotweiller!!

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  19. Your card is lovely. Love those tiny butterflies together with the larger one - very decorative indeed!

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  20. Gorgeous card Mrs A and so pretty in pink, the butterfly is a really pretty design and hats off to you for being so patient with the teenie weenie ones :) Donna ♥ x

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  21. absolutely beautiful!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

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  22. Very pretty Mrs A!
    Have you made the Snow Donkey yet? Plenty of snow here if you want some!!
    xx

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  23. If this is just the leftover bits I can't wait to see the other cards. Lovely work. :-)

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  24. What a sweet card...love that filligree butterfly punch and flourish!
    I like to save the cutaway bits from borders...I have teensy plastic/acrylic envelops I got at Daiso (Japanese $2 store). They are perfect for storing teensy bits like that. I bought a bag of 100 a couple of years ago and still have tons left.
    Glad to hear your purge/sort went well...I have been redoing my craft room. I had done it before surgery with everything up at waist level as i couldn't bend for several weeks. Now I am OK'd to bend to I have reorganized it yet again! teehee
    I had to label everything as I wouldn't remember otherwise!!!
    I am finished in the room itself but now need to tackle the closet under the stairs which my overflow crafts spill into:(
    Must remember my mantra...one drawer at a time...

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  25. I love all these butterflies and the flourish! You have a lovely and generous friend.

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  26. I can see why you were begging. That butterfly is fabulous. It looks wonderful fluttering on your card. Butterflies and sparkle two of my favorite things.

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  27. Gorgeous card and hope it gets here to Australia in time for who ever...love your two underneath too which I have not seen...fab cards..luv annie

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  28. Such a pretty card. I love that butterfly and you've framed it so beautifully. ann y.

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  29. This is such an adorable and sweet card! Love the soft colors and pretty butterfly! have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine from an extremly cold sweden... -18 brrrr...

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  30. Well we both know who's gonna just LOVE this pink and pretty card don't we!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  31. Pretty! I have a Memory Box butterfly die that has offcuts about the same size, and yes, I keep them to stick on other projects too! That wavy trimmer I have that you liked the sound of was on my desk last Wednesday, WOYWW 189 post, if you want a gander at it. It's by Creative Memories and I bought it off a girl at work who had no more use for it, for $5!!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  32. That butterfly is very pretty with the flourish!! ;-) xx

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  33. No word games today to keep me up half the night but a very pretty card! Isn't Fluff lovely!!! BTW - I sent you an e-mail...
    Hugs, Lesley

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  34. If you want a proper SplodgeAway mat, this is the link. If it does not work, have a look on my blog for the logo at the top left, and click on that and it will take you directly to their blog site. http://www.splodgeaway.blogspot.co.uk/
    Your little butterflies must have been horrendous to handle and stick, but very well worth the effort. Have a good week and enjoy your mat when it comes. By the way, they do three sizes - A3, 12x12 inches, and 8x8 inches. Just choose the size hat will fit best on your work table. I have the 12x12, which is fine for what I want. There are ideas on their blog of how to use it and all the many uses it has. xx Maggie

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  35. Gorgeous, I love pink! The butterfly is such a must have (could you let me know the make please) as I think I must have it too!

    Thanks, Lizx

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  36. lovely card, very pretty pink thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle , best of luck with your entry

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  37. lovely card, very pretty pink thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle , best of luck with your entry

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  38. A beautiful card, I love all the little butterfiles and the pastel pink colour.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  39. Beautiful card and I can see why yo love that butterfly, I bet you were very excited when you opened it. Hugs, Amanda x

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  40. Hi Mrs A

    I hope you aren't trying to curry favour with Miss Di by using up your pink snippets LOL!!!

    A gorgeous little make. Love that butterfly very much.

    Hope all is good with you.

    Love Jules xx

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  41. Hello Mrs. A

    Thanks for your nice comment. I saw you on MIM too, ...your card is so lovely with this gorgeous butterfly.

    Rosi x

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  42. Back again....glad you have entered this into our Dies Challenge at Unstampabelles. :-)

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  43. great card love the image and the sentiment thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

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  44. Pink is a really nice colour to work with, happy and gentle. You are like me, we don't waste a thing. Butterflies are wonderful. I wish we had pink butterflies floating round the garden. Do you think if there were pink butterflies they would have pink caterpillars
    Xxxxx

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