Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Wow hasn't it been a scorcher.  I got up early this morning hoping to get out in the garden, but I don't know if you remember, in the heavy winds a couple of months back some of my ridge tiles flew off the roof.   They were put back temporarily and the builders said they would be back when the weather turned better.   Well guess who turned up at 8.30 this morning.  I couldn't get out in the garden as there were bits of mortar flying all over the place so I could only do what a girl's gotta do and make a card.

A bit of a different style for me, no stamping or colouring in to be seen.  

Butterflies - Martha Stewart Punch
Papers - Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle'
Embossing - Swiss Dots
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
gems from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Wonderful Wings
Fairy Tale Challenge - Things with wings
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - Butterflies and Blooms
Tuesday Alchemy - Beautiful Butterflies

I did manage a bit of gardening this afternoon but only in short bursts, too bloomin' hot.

Don't forget you still have a week to join in with the Nutcrafters Challenge and as it is my turn to host it I would love to see some of my bloggie friends joining in.  You don't have to use a Nutcrafters image but we would love it if you did.  Its a nice and easy challenge this week to use 3 different backing papers


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the butterflies and fab

Lorraine said...

Great card Debs and love those butterflies!
Lorraine x

Sandra H said...

We had a fabulous day yesterday plenty of warm sun but today it was a no no!! overcast and plenty of mist and stayed like that all day.........your card is just so Elegant and beautiful:)x

Sarah said...

Hi Deb, ooooh how elegant is this. Love the papers and your butterflies are beautiful.

We've had wonderful warm weather today and it's look set for the rest of the week too - tho a bit windy at the weekend.


susiestacey said...

Hi Debs, gorgeous card. Too hot here today to do much except keep in the shade - never happy are we - too hot too cold too wet too windy lol x Take care x Susan x

Purple mad Alison said...

Well, I say!! This is stunning!
Love it!
Thank you for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

JuliaPeculiar said...

Beautiful card. I love the simple elegant style. I would love you to share this with us for this week's 'Beautiful Butterflies'challenge at Tuesday Alchemy, we have two great sponsors this week offering a lovely prize-

coops said...

wow this is stunning debs.really love the elegant design and butterflies :D

xx coops xx

Manderly said...

Wow! This is really lovely! So creative too. I'll have to try this as it looks fantastic! Thank you for entering ATC's Cards with Attitude. Be sure and enter your card in our sister challenge also, Fat Pages. You can find the link on our site. We are also beginning a Top 3! Hope to see you again!

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Debs, so pretty. Enjoy the lovely weather, hugs Teresa xx

Rebekah said...

Deb this is just lovely such pretty butterflies hugs Rebekah xx

Gemma said...

Simply stunning Debs..just love it!!
hugs and xxx

michele said...

Fabulous card Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

CAS at its best! Love those butterflies & your use of negative space :)


PS - I have JEWELRY GIVEAWAYS on my blog right now!

downrightcrafty said...

wow elegant classy sophisticated and stunning
Hugs Kate xx

Victoria Baltser said...

Oh, it's so sweet and elegant! Great job!
Thanks for join us at Tuesday Alchemy!


Flowergirl said...

This is so pretty! Beautiful butterflies x
Wendy x

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh what a nasty shock to wake up too! Hope its all fixed now hun :)

Love your card, very elegant and stylish, its a beauty! :)



craftyeyes said...

beautiful stylish card x

Annette said...

stunning card so beautiful x

marion82 said...

this is beautiful sweetie!!!Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

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for my free digis!!

Paula (PEP) said...

Very effective with your layout & the way you picked out the orange with the gems. Interesting what an impact the use of white has. Hope all the flying mortar is safely under control.
Paula (PEP)

BlackLissi said...

So beautiful card you made! It was very nicely with the CAS style! Great design!
Come back with your creations to the next challenge with us at Tuesday Alchemy again!

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Very pretty, love the embossing!

Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy
Katya x

Mandy said...

Deb your card is absolutely gorgeous, so very pretty :)
hugs Mandy xx