Tuesday, 19 April 2016

I'm back (Hopefully to stay)

Hello! I cannot believe it has been over a year since my last post, so much for me posting once a week. I am sorry for not being on here in such a long time but normal life sort of caught up with me, shortly after starting my new job we found out I was pregnant, which after everything we had been through was a terrifying prospect. So with a new job, a new pregnancy and trying to spend as much time together as a family without thinking of all of the things that could go wrong again, I just didn't feel like crafting. Now however our wonderful little cub is coming up to six months old, it's such a relief that he is here and our family finally feels complete. I can also get back into my crafting now that I have moved all of my craft stuff into a new spot in the house and I've actually organised it! 

As this was my first card for a little while that wasn't for someone in particular I decided to look at some challenges for inspiration. I actually found two that I wanted to play along with.


For my card I flipped the sketch around and took the sentiment Shine from the GDP card. I'm not sure why but shine just made me think of butterflies and one of my favourite butterfly sets at the moment is Watercolour Wings. I love it, you can do so many different colour combinations with it and always come out with something different.


As my theme was to shine I added some silver embossing powder to the butterflies so that they caught the light. Here is a close up.


I really enjoyed making this card and hope you have enjoyed looking at it. If you would like to have a go yourself all of the supplies I have used are shown below and the images link straight through to my shop. Hopefully it won't be as long this time before I post again.

Thank you for reading.

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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I love the blue/green colors and metallic embossing. Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

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    1. Thank you Karen, I'm glad you like it :-)

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  2. I love how you took just that one word from Krista's original card and turn it into a work of art. Your colour choices are lovely. Welcome back to the blog world and thank you for playing at Global Design project this week.

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    1. Thank you Paula, I'm glad to be back!

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  3. Welcome back to crafting! Your butterflies are fabulous! I'm glad you found us at CC&S, and I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge. :)

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    1. Thank you Patricia, I will definitely come back from another challenge, they are really inspiring :-)

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  4. Butterflies make my heart happy! Great card today - Thank-you for playing along this week with the Global Design Project and casing me!

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    1. Thank you Krista, I am so glad you like it.

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  5. Wow! I am very happy that your first card back uses our sketch. It is a beauty too, love how you switched the sketch around to get your butterflies in the perfect place. The silver embossing on them looks stunning.Thanks for using the sketch and joining in with the fun at CC&S
    Louise xx

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    1. Thank You Louise, I had great fun playing with this sketch and had lots of ideas but this one just stood out as the one I had to do! xx

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  6. Welcome back! :) This is a lovely card - love the metallics on the butterfly wings. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge!

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    1. Thank you Brian, I really enjoyed the Global Design Project challenge!

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  7. Beautiful card. I love the colors and the touches of gold and silver. I think I'm going to CASE that! Thanks for playing with Global Design Project.

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    1. Thank you Shawn, please CASE away! :-)

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