Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Flutterby dreams


It's been a bit of a funny day today. The power was due to be off in the offices all day for "essential line works" so without computers I decided to have a day off and go to Peterborough........there were a few essential I really needed from Sir Stampalot........OK lame excuse, but what else do you do when you are in the area ?

When I got back at 4ish they told me the electric never went off once and when they rung the electricity people they said the works were cancelled this morning because of the rain. Of course nobody saw the need to tell all the customers of the change of plan.

Now a card for this weeks Tuesday Taggers who have the theme 'Bugs'. I confess I was not sure if butterflies fitted that category, but as some of the DT have used them on their projects I guess the answer is yes. And they are sponsored this week by The Craft Barn who are offering a stamp to the winner.

This card is one I created last week for my demo at Sir Stamplaot using a new butterfly die from Marianne Design which I cut from DP through the Big Shot. I then traced round the cut butterfly and cut out a solid one from glitter paper to make the butterfly more dimensional. I used the same card design to make a couple more for birthday cards but added a broach pin to the back of the butterfly so it could be taken off. Not very practical I know, but fun for the day I thought.

I stamped onto pale yellow bazzil with Hero Arts F5042 Leaf Flourish and H2365 Old French Writing using Hero soft sand and the sentiment is Penny Black 4075 For the Stars using versafaine sepia and embossing with detail clear. The border is Martha Stewart 3 dot scallop and I added eyelets down the side after scoring a 'spine' and tied cord.

36 comments:

  1. Very pretty card. Love the butterfly.

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  2. Lovely card Brenda, really like the butterfly it looks great.

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  3. butiful sentiment and stunningly elegant card!! Hugs Juls

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  4. This is adorable, a beautiful butterfly and sentiment. Love the design and the glitter. Hugs Suzi x

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  5. Great card butterfly and sentiment Brenda.If you post a link to the Craft Barn you will be entered into the draw. Thanks for joining us again at TT this week.
    Pat xx

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  6. Hi Brenda, Beautiful card! Love the butterfly and sentiment.

    Lisa x

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  7. Wonderful butterfly the layering works beautifully. Sure Sir Stamp. will let you post a link to craft barn this week if you want to be in the draw for their prize this week? We love you bugging with us at TT this week. Hugs

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  8. Hi B. This is very pretty. I love how you've tied the sides & that butterfly is gorgeous, hope you had fun at sir stamp, did you get your "essentials" lol
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  9. Hi Brenda
    This is absolutely stunning. I love that butterfly and I can see you have used my favourite stamp! Have you put this into Mr Linky yet? I haven't seen it come up there. Thanks so much for joining us at TT this week x

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  10. I never need an excuse to craft buy.
    Beautiful card the colours are so classy. janex

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  11. That butterfly is just so delicate. Beautiful card Brenda.
    Lesley x

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  12. Hi Brenda

    Stunning card hun. Love the sentiment and the shape.

    Hugs Ali x

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  13. what a gorgeous butterfly. I love those colours and the sentiment is beautiful. My Aunt always tells me - Aim for the moon and you may find a some stars along the way ...
    Lisa ;)

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  14. This is awesome as always. I really love seeing your cards, you are such an inspiration.. . yes what do you do without electricity.. at least yours didn't go! Ours went off last week without warning and my printer DIED!! Had to get another one!

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  15. Good Evening Brenda
    how ya doin?
    card is fab, love those colours together,and that butterfly is perfect.

    Does it mean that the electric is going to off again soon, and that you will have to have another shopping trip.lifes a B !!!!
    lots of hugs chris xx

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  16. Hi Brenda, love the butterfly card and a very apt sentiment! Having seen the butterflies at your demo the other week, I must confess that I bought the 2 designs that Janice had in stock that day, they are really lovely.

    What a bonus about the electricity. I wish the electric company would tell my boss that we'll have no power for a whole day, but I suppose they'd find me something else to do - like filing - I hate filing! Take care, Linda x

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  17. Such a wonderful card. Love how you have done the spine of the card and that butterfly is beautiful.

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  18. Hi Brenda - Having my once weekly catch up again. It's always great to get the chance to see your new creations - so much inspiration. Another great selection this week - I'm sure this beautiful butterfly qualifies as a bug - the colours you have used are so delicate.
    I did get to the NEC on Saturday and had a great time.
    Beryl xx

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  19. Hi Brenda, Your cards are so inspirational. The butterfly is gorgeous.
    Love Cherie

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  20. BEAUTIFUL!!! Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love it!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  21. This is gorgeous I love it!!!

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  22. Hi Brenda, love this shape and brill idea to cut butterfly in patterned paper. Melx

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  23. Hi Brenda

    A gorgeous card - which looks even more gorgeous "in real life".

    Of course your butterfly is super gorgeous but I love the sentiment too!

    I hope your electricity is sorted now (then you can get on with some work instead of making us all jealous by going off to Sir Stampalot !! LOL!!).

    Take care matie

    Love Jules xx

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  24. Brenda this is beautiful, I really, really like the Butterfly...something else on my wish list now.

    Gorgeous colour's and design...
    x
    Vicky

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  25. Very elegant and beautiful, love the butterfly!

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  26. Oh gorgeous card Brenda, beautiful butterfly.
    luv
    Debby

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  27. Its gorgeous Brenda, looks like the front of a very exciting book.
    Pinky

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  28. Hi Brenda, another fabulous and beautiful card, love that butterfly hes gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  29. Absolutely beautiful Brenda - gorgeous! x

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  30. It's gorgeous Brenda and I love the eyelet detail.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  31. Lovely card. Love the butterfly and the sentiment.

    Glenda

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  32. Brilliant Card - love the detail on theat butterfly! Thanks for joining in at TT this week x Janet

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  33. Absolutely lovely card Brenda and cutting the butterfly from bp is so effective. A totally elegant card!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  34. Hi Brenda
    Thats a fabulous card and just love what you have done with the die cut butterfly. Thanks for bugging us with your fantastic entry.
    x Michelle

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