Sunday, 17 February 2013

Butterfly Thanks!

Good After noon All,  hoping your Sunday is a good one and your weather is fine.
We have had such a lovely weekend weather wise, it's a little warmer and the sun has been shining, even got washing and fairly well dried.  It's so good to get the clothes out for an airing.  I've even got the ironing done!!

Alistair and I had a lovely Indian dinner last night, but oh how we suffered for it afterwards, and we didn't eat a lot. Because we have both lost weight and not eating big meals, I think our stomachs must have shrunk. My blood sugar was raging when I took my reading before bedtime, 11.3, it should be at 5.5. so needless to say I did not have a good nights sleep. However, back on track once again, and it was lovely to go out and not to cook.

I was out shopping in the morning and just popped into Hobbycrafts for a browse and found a new range of dies and for the life of me I can't remember their name, it's something and Lace and they have been designed by Stephanie Wightman, not sure if I've spelt that correctly.  Anyway they are lovely, and are fairly reasonable, around the £12- £16 mark.  I didn't buy any though as I'm trying to save for going to the NEC in Birmingham in November along with Patricia(Summerhouse Crafts) and Hazel her sister. As I have never met these two ladies before, I am really excited by it all and I've never been to a craft fair either.  Anyway, I'll be interested to hear if any of you try these dies out.

My card today;
I have used a Fancy card blank from LC and embossed purple Co-ordinations with a Papermania folder. Memory Box Butterfly die, Marianne Thanks die. Charm and ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, and butterfly gems from my box., I've inked around the edges of the card with a purple ink pad from Superman.

It was a very simple card to do, for me anyway, and I don't usually do this kind of card as I'm a stamper and a colourariner, but this was fun to do and I think it's quite effective.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend folks, take care

Kate x

I would like to enter this card into http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/february-colour-challenge.html
and the colour is Turquoise or Aqua


10 comments:

Rita said...

What a lovely card Kate. Those butterflies are beautiful. I've so much to do that I'm meeting myself coming back. xx Enjoy the rest of the Day. Hugs Rita xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a pretty card Kate. Love that butterfly.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a nice card Kate LOVE the embossed background
jacqui x

SUE said...

Hi Kate I was in Hobbycraft yesterday and spotted those dies too there are some beautiful ones to choose from but I was looking for new fleximarkers and I'm going to a craft fair at the beginning of March so I am saving like mad..another of my crafty friends was talking about saving up for the NEC in November so if we decide to go it would be lovely to meet up with you for a cuppa hun!!! lovely card by the way its fab huggles Sue J xxxxxxxxxx

Patricia said...

Hi Kate,
Love, Love your card, the colours, the embossing folder and that butterfly are just fantastic.
No buying here either, I have money in my pot.
Luckily I do not pass Hobbycraft in Dundee very often. I always head to Perth rather than Dundee and there is not Hobbycraft there thank goodness.
Hazel and I are excited as well, really looking forward to it all.

Patricia xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Very pretty Kate, I love the butterfly charm. xx

Hazel said...


Kate, your card is beautifull, I just love the colours and the embossing
Is lovely. Glad to read you are saving your pennies and like Patricia I am looking forward to meeting up later on.

Hazel

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the butterfly.xxx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Kate, what a lovely idea, nice and simple sometimes works best. love your embossing and the butterfly charm. I was going to NEC with Hazel and Patricia too but could not justify the expense but may change my mind. it was suggested just after the expense of Christmas and I was not in a spending mood.

Wilma x x x

pam said...

beautiful card Kate, love the embossing and that fab butterfly. pam