Thursday, 15 April 2010

Purple Butterflies

Progress at last, I have actually managed to make a whole card in 'one sitting'. Must be the sunshine which is just breaking through and promising a nice afternoon. Probably just as well as a digger has just been delivered for hubby to do some footing work for his new greenhouse........apparently we did not have enough tomatoes and produce last year and need more space.......and tomatoes for the County this year, not just the village.

My card is for this weeks ABC challenge which is 'S for Sparkle' and I am hoping, a bit tongue in cheek that it will do for this weeks Penny Black challenge as well which is 'Buttons Galore'......now I know the collage image is not PB, but the three others I have used are. If it's not appropriate, sorry girls and count my entry out. I am also entering for the first time Flutterby Wednesday, I have no idea why I never found this one before seeing half of what I produce has butterflies or fairies on it.

So, the card itself has been stamped all over with Penny Black 2410 Penmanship using Tim Holtz crushed olive, then down the side with Penny Black 3857 Footnote. The sentiment is Penny Black 4070F Dreams and the collage image is Magenta 40301P. The background for the collage stamp and sentiment have been coloured with the same TH crushed olive and dusky concord, with a liberal helping of Glimmer Mist sweet clover and pearl. The edges have then been inked with versamark dazzle champagne and embossed with iridescent embossing powder which I also used on the sentiment and collage.

The flowers and butterflies have been coloured with Twinkling H2o's and stickles added. I tied purple glitter cord across the card and made a rose from paper spritzed with Glimmer Mist rum raisin. Finally spotty buttons added to the flower centre and the corner.

44 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful card Brenda. I love the collage stamp and the background is wonderful as ever.

    Nikki x

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  2. Hi Brebda
    that0s so nice, I like so much the colours, and the sentiment is so sweet...
    hugs
    Sadia

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  3. I must say again-I adore your stamps!!!
    This is amazing card!
    I love every tail on it!
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  4. Hello Brenda. Gorgeous creation yet again, so stunning. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

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  5. My husband is the same way with his tomatoes, Brenda--there are never enough! We have them coming out of our ears by September!

    Your card is just beautiful! Love all the detail and the dreamy coloring--perfect!

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!

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  6. Hi Brenda - glad you are able to sit for longer! The card is beautiful. I love butterflies and these are exquisite. The colour combbination is wonderful.
    Lisa ;)

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  7. Awesome stuff, adore it to bits!!!

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  8. Hi!B, very lovely card,pretty colours and those little buttons mes love.
    Hope you are ok? family too.
    see you soon,hugs Lou.xx

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  9. It's gorgeous Brenda and I really love the main image and the beautiful bow and flower detail.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  10. Hope the behind is on the mend, fabulous creation as always Brenda, love your stamping and inking, way out of my league.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  11. Stunning

    Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  12. oh my this card is just beautiful! stunning little creation, hugs mandyxx

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  13. This is amazing,Brenda!Gorgeous colours and I love butterflies :)
    Wonderful!
    Have a lovely evening :)

    Hugs,Kari :o)

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  14. Beautiful card, love the colours and the stamps you used. ANesha

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  15. Hi Brenda
    another stunner of a card. beautifully put together
    Love sarah XXX

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  16. That's really pretty and the colours are fab - not to mention that main image - or is it more than one???? Love the way it turned out.

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  17. Awesome, love the stamp and your colouring. Hugs xxx

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  18. Glad to hear you can sit for a bit longer now Brenda - that's progress! Just ADORE these purple butterflies - so gorgeous.
    Lesley x

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  19. This is gorgeous Brenda, I love your stamping and the colour combo. Sue C x

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  20. Hi Brenda, wow that is stunning, I love the way you create your cards with the beautiful stamping and the design and colouring you choose. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  21. Glad sitting is getting easier.....fab butterflies and glorious colour! Cheers Claire x

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  22. Always a pleasure to visit your blog Brenda!
    Absolutely lovely!!!

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous Brenda, a truly fabulous card.

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  24. Oh wow this is stunning, absolutely beautiful x

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  25. Hi Brenda, this is just so so gorgeous!! Love the detail of the glitter cord!! hugs Juls

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  26. Hi B. Very pretty card I do so love that image, have hopped over to take a look at flutter by & think may give it a whirl when get a bit of time.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  27. Hi Brenda

    Your techniques are fantastic, love how the card has come together.

    Hugs Ali x

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  28. Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and the stamps - I think that penmanship had better go on my wish list! Good to hear you are on the mend, and I can see it hasn't affected your creativity. This is so beautiful...did I mention I love it?!

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  29. I just love home grown tomatoes...the smell is fab...
    Love this card too...The background is lovely as are the flowers...
    Gorgeous job!!!
    It's my Bday soon and my Son has treated me to lot's of lovely goodies from Sir Stampalot. The only thing is he said I can't have them till my Bday...I will be itching to play as soon as they arrive...lol

    Take care
    x
    Vicky

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  30. This is gorgeous Brenda. I love your butterflies and that flower is beautiful.

    Kat x

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  31. Brilliant work Brenda. Love everything as always!!! LOL!!!

    Those spotty buttons made me smile .. .. clearly "happy buttons".

    Pleased to hear about all the tomotoes - should I not bother this year?

    NEWS FLASH!!!! The house joined on to me is "for sale" and the house the other side has gone up for rent. Any chance you fancy a relocation (and share of craft stash)?

    When they put the signs up I wanted to run out and ask if they had one we could put on the tree in our front garden which said "We don't think it is our fault"!!!

    So pleased things are improving for you.

    Love Jules xx

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  32. Brenda, Hi! Hope you are feeling so much better and your loved ones doing well! I LOVE the sunny day we had here as well...it did just make me want to...make cards and buy stmps...LOL I think this most recent use of your lovely magenta stmp is quite wonderful! Hope you don't mind if I make a similar one...I ACTUALLY have all the ingrediants...except the glitter cord. I even have rum raisin GM, imagine! I recvd my cutesom fairy stmps from Polka Doodles yesterdayand LOVE them. I'm so glad that I found your blogg. We have very similar loves!
    Butterflies are big on my list! Happy stmping from Texas !

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  33. Oh, I forgot to mention how much fun I'm having with my large butterfly stmp from one of Martha Stewart's clear stmp sets. I've never bought one of her stmps before, but had to since I recently fell in love with the beautiful floating "Paper Kite" butterflies that were in our local botanical conservatory butterfly exhibit! They looked opaline...Anyway, this stmp is similar and a sort of outline stmp. Works well for this beauty!

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  34. glad the sun is doing you good, really helps to lift the spirits I think. Homegrown tomatoes are my fav, smell taste and useful.
    Your card is beautiful, as always, fab effects and great colours.
    jane x

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  35. Oh wonderful card Breanda, fabulous work.
    luv
    Debby

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  36. Hi Brenda, gorgeous card, justlove everything about it, wish you were nearer, could do with some stamping classes.Saying that I would probably forget, you have put so much into this card Hope everything is well with you and your family.nnalorac.x

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  37. Fabulous Brenda, another work of art, I would frame it and hang on the wall... I love it.

    x
    issy

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  38. Brenda this is so gorgeous. I'm glad you are managing to get some cards done. Yeah for home grown tomatoes you can't beat them. I plant my first one's this year!!

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  39. Beautiful and elegant! Thanks for playing along with the FBW challenge this week!

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  40. wow brenda...this is absolutely stunning...lost for words..thanks for taking the time to join in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

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  41. You know I love anything like this stunning Bren!

    The colours the images just yummy the one in a couple of previous posts too with similar look so beautiful

    Love Dawn xx

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  42. This is so beautiful! Love it! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  43. Mmm, my mum got this stamp. isnt it gorgeous.Melx

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