Saturday, 28 July 2012

Blue and Green Butterflies

We've had a bit of a rubbish end to this week as my father-in-law has taken a turn for the worst and we spent most of yesterday following him around local hospitals in search of a surgeon who wasn't on holiday!  Thankfully things seem to be looking up a little today so my hubby has gone back to work, I've got the chores done and can now squeeze in an hour of stress relieving crafting before visiting.


I decided to combine my two favourite weekly challenges - the sketch at this weeks Less is More Challenge with the colour challenge at CASual Friday's which was navy, lime and aqua.


I stamped a 6cm strip of white card with various butterflies from my new craftwork cards butterflies and blooms stamp set using 6 shades of momento ink.  I matted it onto some pearl aqua card and punched my favourite border (EK Sucess Agapanthas).  The large butterfly was cut from the same pearl card using my silhouette - I curled the wings using my fingers and popped it up with pinflair glue adding some green gems to the body.  Finished with a lovely Waltzingmouse sentiment in pear tart ink with 3 tiny gems to highlight it.

Catch you later - thanks for visiting.




28 comments:

  1. Wow, stunning card Tara! Hope your father in law improves honey! Di xx

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  2. Your card is stupendous. Fingers crossed that your FiL continues to improve too

    Kathyk

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  3. I love the Butterfly ...there is multiple colour on your butterfly. How do you do it? XOXO

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  4. Hi Tara
    Fabulous card.... Love the butterflies.....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

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  5. That big butterfly is gorgeous and I love your mix of colours. Zx

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  6. Ooh Tara, this looks fabulous... the colour combo is superb and you card is beautiful!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Hola Tara, what gorgeous card, i love the colours, fantastic your silhouette machine, and I LOVE YOUR BORDER!!!good work Tara.
    Have a nice week.

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  8. Stunning card Tara love your butterflies

    Anne

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  9. Gorgeous, love the colours

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  10. Brilliant combination of challenges! I love the bold butterfly and that border is just fab! You've rocked both challenges.

    Sorry to hear that you've had a rough weekend - I do hope your FIL improves. Hugs, Deborah xx

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  11. Oh that is so beautiful Tara! The colours are gorgeous together and love that butterfly!

    How awful about your FIL - hope he is being looked after properly now

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  12. What a really bold and striking card Tara, I love it! So sorry to hear about the horrible end to your week and glad to hear things are looking up for your FiL. I've been catching up on your lovely blog - you've made some gorgeous cards! I particularly like the one with the strawberry tag and the Still Rockin' one you made for your husband's best mate. Love the idea of you all having tea and cakes in the pub! Hugs, Vicky x

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  13. What a gorgeous butterfly! Hope your FIL is better

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  14. This such a bright and striking card ,just love it ! x

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  15. Brilliant stamping Tara
    Cracking card, love the colour combo
    Thanks for all your lovely comments

    Thanks as always
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  16. Bold and beautiful.
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/2012/07/less-is-more-sketch-week-78.html

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  17. Hi Tara
    Fabulous card!
    Love the butterflies!
    Good luck!

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  18. great card,love the buttrflies

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  19. Tara,
    I just love the vibrant colors and the edging is beautiful :)

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  20. Lovely card and I love that fabulous butterfly too :) Viv xx

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  21. Hi Tara, so sorry to hear about your FIL. Hope he's on the road to recovery soon. LOVE your bright and beautiful card! You can never go wrong with butterflies!!

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  22. Beautiful & bold. Love the colours xx

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  23. So sorry to hear about your Father in law Tara, life never runs smoothly does it?
    Your card is terrific, love the colours.
    Lynne xxx

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  24. Lovely card. Hope things get sorted for your FiL.

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  25. I'm so sorry about your father in law. Despite the rough end to your week and all the stress it brought, you sure did create a gorgeous card. Your butterfly is stunning! Hoping next week is much better for you and sending hugs :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  26. I hope your father-in-law has had a better week! Your butterfly card is wonderful. I love the blue shimmer cardstock and that gorgeous border! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  27. I'm glad things seem to be looking up for your FIL. This card is just gorgeous, and it's a great take on that sketch! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  28. Just gorgeous Tara, love that large intricate butterfly in the rich blue. I thought the bkgd was DP... Very impressed that you stamped it yourself :0)
    Jenny x

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