Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Social Butterfly



Good morning Peeps, I hope everyone is OK.

I know I've said it before, but I need to say it again as so many of you have sent such wonderful messages to me over the last few days about Buffy..............thank you so very much to each and everyone of you.

It looks like our Indian summer was short lived and we've jumped straight into the middle of autumn and yet more rain. And it's been decidedly cold the last few days, Hubby recorded night temperatures of  '0' several nights during the last week so I don't suppose the frosts won't be far behind.

I've got very little artwork to share, I normally have a reasonable selection in my gallery ready to blog, but the revamp of my craft room along with events of the last week and the loss of Buffy means I've done very little crafting for a few weeks. So the best I have to offer is the one above made quite a few weeks ago which I used yesterday to send to the UK Animal Health Trust to thank them for all their kindness.

The butterfly is Penny Black from their Social Butterfly set and the foliage stamps are a mixture of again Penny Black and Inkylicious and simple inking using TH distress and Adirondack inks.

I'm trying very hard to be positive despite it being hard going still, but I've had a trip out and about in blog land and trying to get my act together. As always, thank you so much for your visits and kind comment.

53 comments:

  1. Oh my Brenda, what a wonderful card. You have created a beautiful scene, for me it's one of your very best :o)
    Just take it one step at a time.
    Hugs, Jackie xx

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  2. This is so beautiful Brenda. I love the combinations of those soft pastel colours - and the stamped scene is perfect.
    Time will heal I promise you - but I know that doesn't help right now.
    Love and hugs
    Beryl xx

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  3. This is stunningly beautiful, Brenda. When I first saw the picture I was wondering if animal heaven would look anything like that. Wouldn't it be great if Buffy and three of our cats that passed away since we moved here would be playing out there together? Sadly, our neighbours'/friends' cat (still a kitten) was hit by a car yesterday and was buried in our garden. It brought back lots of memories of our Barbapapa, who died at the exact same spot almost three years ago...
    I hope your grief over Buffy will lessen and your happy memories will prevail.
    Marianne x

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  4. An absolutely stunning card Brenda with the most amazing inking to showcase those lovely images.
    I hope you're feeling a little better now although I know it does take a while to get over such a loss.
    Sending hugs, Fliss xx

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  5. Stunning card Brenda, I love the design. The way you have coloured the sky looks amazing.
    take care of yourself
    hugs Sue

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  6. WOW!!! I love it! A gorgeous scene in beautiful colours and that butterfly looks fabulous!
    A stunning card.
    Lorraine x

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  7. I really love your scene cards. They are always so beautifully done and looks stunning. This one is no exception. Love it!

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  8. Hi Brenda that is such a beautiful card, I love your image and your beautiful colour choice. Sorry to hear about your loss I hope that your coping ok, my heart goes out to you. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  9. Very beautiful & softly atmospheric in a striking manner. Tranquilitiy.
    Much love to you
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. Such a lovely card and you have creation a beautiful scene..they way you do your sun rays is brilliant....ever thought about a video tutorial....?

    Anne

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  11. Absolutely beautiful Brenda, love the colours and really like the butterfly. Aud x

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  12. Beautiful card. Lots of hugs. Anesha

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  13. Beautiful masking and color combination Brenda! Have a wonderful day!!

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  14. Despite the lack of tools at the moment, I think you've done an amazing job on this card, Brenda! I agree with Stamps and Paper too if you could do a tutorial on your blending skill once your craft room is ready, please! I'm catching some glimpse of sunshine today.

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  15. Can't believe it is that cold in your area already. We are heating up over here and I think another week or two and the aircons will once again be running. I love this field of grasses and flowers. So pretty. Take care and sending you lots of happy thoughts.

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  16. Wow, this is so beautiful. I love the soft colors. TFS

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  17. Beautiful card Brenda, I love the colours and that butterfly is so pretty. I'm sure they loved it, and really appreciate the 100 you donated to them - great idea, I'm sure they'll generate some much needed funds.

    Chin up, take things one day at a time, and try to stay positive, easier said than done I know, but with a serious amount of willpower and determination, you'll get through this tough time. I'm sure once your craft room is all sorted out again, things will be easier for you, at least you'll have some distraction from negative thoughts then.

    Big hugs and take care
    Tags xx

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  18. It's a so nice scene Brenda, i always admire your work !
    Thank you for your comments, you're so great.
    I think of you, and i hope you will be a little bit better every day.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  19. What a lovely card Brenda I am sure it was appreciated. It has turned very nippy but I think we are getting off lightly down here in the south. The flooding has been awful for some poor souls. Keep positive and lovely to see you in blog land. Take care,
    Jane x

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  20. Gorgeous scene, Brenda. I love the butterfly, of course, and the soft, dreamy colours. We've actually had frost on a couple of recent mornings, but it's been a lovely day today. Long may it last, but I doubt it will! x

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  21. beautiful card brenda, I like the scene, the colours and the butterfly.
    Kevin xx

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  22. Simply beautiful Brenda...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  23. Brenda I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  24. Hi Brenda, just wanted to let you know that I have received your message and that I have added the follower gadget to my blog.
    Marianne x

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  25. Oh my Brenda this is just sooooooo gorgeous, the lovely image and the beautiful pastel colours make it such a peaceful scene and the butterfly just tops it all off.

    Pat xx

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  26. oh this is is beautiful , a really serene scene .. love that butterfly
    LOve to you both
    Lisa x

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  27. Gorgeous card Brenda. That butterfly is the perfect finishing touch. I'm sure it was much appreciated by the UK Animal Health Trust.

    I'm sure you're still going to feel pain for a wee while yet Brenda, after all Buffy was with you a long time. As you know it does get better eventually but you never forget them and you remember all the good times and the fun you had with them. My boys are flat out now, sound asleep after a lovely run in a stubble field before tea!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  28. This is so beautiful Brenda.hugs, Helena

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  29. Hi Brenda,
    I am so sorry to read about Buffy, I hope you are ok.

    I've just been looking at all your gorgeous cards...your stamping is so beautiful, I love all your cards!

    Wedgie xxx

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  30. What a beautifull card to thank them in the center! The colours are so well picked to give it that "Indian Summer"- look. It's getting rainy here aswell, but luckeley not that cold (yet). Sending you good thoughts, hugs, Gerrina

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  31. Oh Brenda, love your card, just so beautiful. Gorgeous scene and colours. Wouldn't know where to start! Take care. Carolxx

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  32. A beautiful card Brenda. I haven't been in blog land for a while and was so sorry to read your sad news. It's very difficult when you loose a devoted pet as I know only too well but the hurt will lessen and the happy times will be remembered as I'm sure you know. Take care, Linda x

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  33. Beautiful sponged scene again Brenda. I love this work !

    I experienced long mourning periods for each of my furry friends that have gone to kitty heaven. I still think about all three of them, but the pain eases with time, give yourself lots of it. Take care, Shirleyx

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  34. I love the blue red and black colour combo, yet it still looks realistic! Beautiful work Brenda!

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  35. beautifully done brenda! i'm sure they'll love the card and appreciate your taking the time to make it for them. i think time takes away the intensity of grief and we somehow learn to live with the wounds.
    hugs, linda

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  36. Brenda, I can't believe I missed the post earlier about Buffy, I am so sorry - I know she meant the world to you. The card is beautiful.

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  37. Beautiful, love all the colors and love the butterfly!!!!
    Paula

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  38. Ah Brenda, my heart breaks for you reading this post:( Glad you are chugging along best as you can. I love your beautiful card and gorgeous butterfly.

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  39. Lovely card, Brenda! I love that butterfly and how you used all the colors. Very pleasing scene. NancyD

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  40. A really gorgeous card Brenda, I love how you created the stamped panel in the middle. Really beautiful colors too.

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  41. Beautiful card Brenda... I adore that Butterfly...Gorgeous scene... Give yourself time Brenda you will need plenty of it to learn to live without Buffy.. go with each day as it comes things will ease in time.. take care my friend. Hugs May x x x

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  42. Hi Brenda, how are you doing sweetie?! I just love this card you made, that butterfly looks stunning and so does the background. Hugs Frea

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  43. how lovely for you to send your beautifully crafted card to the animal health trust, I bet they were very touched. I'm meeting Beryl on Saturday at the Port Sunlight show, I always look forward to the 2 stamp fairs they have there.
    take care .jane x
    ps like your new look blog, I always thought you were farmers didn't realise your hubby has a business.

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  44. Wow, this is stunning B, love the colours x

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  45. Oh this is just to gorgeous for words !:)
    Von ♥

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  46. Я очень люблю вашу неповторимую технику..Очень красиво...

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  47. Hey! Sorry to hear about your beloved dog.

    This card is just stunning!

    Huge Hugs

    Julie

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  48. So sorry to hear about Buffy Brenda. Sending you a BIG hug. XXXX

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  49. What a gorgeous piece of art Brenda, loving the colours, all those fab stamps you've used and of course that amazing butterfly!
    Hope you are ok
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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