Friday, 2 May 2014

Butterflies from Little Claire!

Hello Friends and Visitors,  I hope you are well and enjoying some warm sunny weather, we are today thankfully.  I hope it keeps up as Alistair and his pals are away for one of the many "traditional" canoeing trips, they left yesterday and won't be home till Monday.  A glorious few days on my own!!!

Thank you for the kind comments on my Santa card, I do appreciate them.  I would like to offer a warm welcome to Tina, my latest follower, I hope you will keep visiting and like what I do.

Well I can hardly believe we are into May, frightening how time is speeding by, and almost a week since our Choral concert.  It went very well and a pretty full house too, but come Sunday my voice was croaking like a very old frog.  Alistair made the most of my quietness.  It was a very long sing, in fact my DH said it was way too long for him and at one time dozed off, cheek of it! Obviously he's run out of sweeties.  Anyway, I now have my Monday evenings free until we resume rehearsals in August.

I have a card  today;

This card was made with the latest Little Claire Club Stamps and what a beautiful set it is.
I decided to use one of the butterfly stamps as you can see, on the card front, and a tiny one on the inside.

I am sorry that the photo is a wee bit blurred, I hope you can  make it out.

Now I didn't think up this design myself, I saw a design somewhere on my travel through blogland, very similar to this but using stamped flowers.  I thought it was lovely and when these stamps arrived I thought I would try it.  So thanks to the crafter who was my inspiration.

I stamped the butterflies along the card then cut around them, coloured with Promarkers
The sentiments are from the set too, added peach coloured pearls and DI in Marigold around the edges.
Dessert Bloom Papers from First Editon and cream pearls on the inside, SB Floral Ovals with sentiment.
Glamour Dust in Crystal of some lovely sparkle.

I can see where I might improve on this, the stamping could have been done a little closer and in more of a diagonal, but other than that not bad for a first attempt.

Have a super holiday weekend everyone and hope to see you soon.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Kate what a beautiful card I love how you did the butterflies up the edge like that. I hope you have a lovely weekend, sounds like you will have lots of crafty time. Hugs Susan xx

Hazel said...

Good evening Kate, gorgeous card just love your edge of butterflies. I have lost my bloggers dashboard, don't know what's going on so it's a case of going into others blogs that are still on my reading list then going to the blogs that I have lost that way. Hazel xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-I love butterflies.


Marlene Atkinson said...

Hello Kate, gorgeous card I love all the Butterflies. Marlene

Sue said...

Such a beautifully designed card Kate. I love the way you have placed the butterflies and the colours are gorgeous.
I hope you have a good weekend and that the weather is kind to Alistair and his pals.
hugs Sue xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Hope this comment goes thru as I've had terrible trouble with Blogger and had to try leaving comments on my phone.
Anyhoo, love butterflies and love Desert Blooms so its a winner in my book.
Enjoy having custody of the remote control and hope that throat gets better.
Take care.
Ang x

pam said...

beautiful card Kate, love the butterfly shape looks gorgeous and those colours are lovely.

Jules said...

Hi Kate

This is one great shaped card and I am loving all the butterflies .. .. both inside and out!

Enjoy your special crafty time and don't forget to eat!

Love Jules xx

rachel said...

a beautiful card Kate - I haven't got round to opening my mail yet today but it looks like I may have my stamps so I'll look forward to using them. Hope you have some good quality time by yourself! Big Hugs rachel xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. Love the butterflies.

Sue said...

Hi Date, so nice to see butterflies, can't wait for the real thing around my little pond. Beautiful card, love the design. Enjoy your weekend!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Beautiful butterfly card Kate and the sentiments are great. Have a lovely weekend.

vic said...

Hi Kate this is just lovely! The butterfly's look beautiful and the inside is gorgeous! I hope you have a lovely weeknd
Vic x

May said...

Hi Kate, I adore the butterflies... the design is so beautiful...I hope your poor voice box has recovered...Enjoy the weekend... Hugs May x x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very clever design Kate, it's a gorgeous card, love the butterfly row.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Warm hugs

Wendy Fraser said...

What a gorgeous card, great design, it looks brilliant. xx

Sandy said...

Such a sweet card Kate - I do hope your throat is tons better!
What is it they say, while the cat's away the mice will play!!!!
Have fun!!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

What a beautiful card. great design love it xxx huggles Sue xx

Diane said...

Hi Kate what a beautiful card love the butterflies.

Hugs diane

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Kate, you card is beautiful. I love the butterflies and the inside is just as pretty. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Anet.

Erika said...

Great card Kate, love the butterflies.
Hugs and happy crafting,

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is simply gorgeous, I am loving your colours big hugs love Pops x x x

Teresa said...

Hello Kate,
Thank you for visiting my blog whilst I was on holiday, I do appreciate it.
Your card is beautiful I love the inside too.
Hugs Teresa xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Kate,
Love this stunning card , your butterflies are wonderful, like that idea.
Inside is beautiful as well

Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Love this! The way the butterflies are arranged going down the top edge like that is really cool. The touches of glitter are lovely :)

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Norma said...

WOW! beautiful card and I love the diagonal butterflies Kate:) Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments my friend.