Friday, 4 April 2014

'Round and round'

That's the current challenge over at Less is More #175 this week. I ditched two ideas, beaten to it by others who were quicker off the mark. In the end came up with this card, which is also my second entry over at Mrs A's current Butterfly Challenge where we have to use 'yellow' for Spring:
I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card blank

- snippet of SU's 'So Saffron' card stock

- snippet of SU's ''Daffodil Delight' card stock for the back part and 'body' of the butterfly and a snippet of SU's 'So Saffron' for the lacy part of the butterfly - die cut using Memory Box 'Isabella' and 'Pippi' dies. I just attached the butterfly down the centre so that the wings flick up

- sentiment, which came with a pre-loved SU butterflies stamp set, was stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad

- finishing touch, three little yellow self-adhesive 'opal effect' gems on the butterfly's body

My back problem is baaaaack, sigh, but am managing to keep up with the Playground so long as I don't sit for too long at the desk. Believe it or not, ironing seems to be good therapy 'cos you're not 'sat sitting' in the same position for long periods. No wise cracks about bringing your laundry to the Playground please!



Mrs A. said...

Twoodan't dare airing me dirty laundry in public Miss.
Hugs Mrs A.

Carol L said...

Beautiful butterfly in yellow for your card, and I just love that sentiment flowing in the butterfly's path! TC of that back! We'll keep the playground in order for you :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oo-er how bright and cheery Miss love it Shaz in oz.x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Di love that sentiment and the butterfly is so lovely. Hope your back eases off soon huggles Sue xxx

Mary said...

Great card, very nice sentiment. Sorry to hear about your back. If you need more therapy...I have a bushel basket full to send you. Feel better and soon.

Sarah said...

What a fab CAS card Di...gorgeous butterfly and smashing sentiment. Wishing you well xx

Pippa said...

Lovely crisp card Di. Hope your back gets better soon. x

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the beautiful bright butterfly.
Fabulous card, love the image.
Hope you have a great weekend and your back feels better soon.
Caz x

SARN said...

Totally lovely butterfly card.

SOOOOOO sorry to hear you have a bad back again Di.

Sending gentle hugs your way.

Hugs, Sarn xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
your stamping skills are amazing.
I love how you have stamped the words as the trail of the butterfly.
Beautiful, Beautiful, card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Viv's Visuals said...

Have some holiday clothes washed Di... just flimsy things so shouldn't take you long... LOL
Sorry though about your back.. take it easy!
This is such a pretty summery card too..... have a great weekend. xx

Hettie said...

Ahhh so the Isabella and Pippi go together then? Wahoo. I have the Isabella one and ordered the Pippi with vultures I had for Christmas. How cool is that?
Gorgeous card there Miss. I do love the colour flutterby you chose.
Now I do have a fair pile of therapy for you if you should wish to call by my house! There, I didn't offer to bring you my ironing now did I?

Mrs A. said...

Do vultures eat butterflies?
Your card is a delight Di. The yellow card is a perfect sunny shade for spring. I do love that sentiment done as the butterfliy trail too. Look after yer back and hope it eases off soon. Managing to keep my aches at bay. Only doing a little weeding for a few hours a day in the garden and remembering to keep the weed bucket in front of me and not to the side so that I dont have to twist each time to throw the weeds in!!
Thank you for fluttering in for a second vistit. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, sort of, if you get why I say that lol.

I am so sorry that your back is back, I thought that you had conquered it, hope it doesn't last as long this time.

I must admit I feel a tad better now for not entering the Playground this week, my excuse can now be that I was thinking of your back.

Kath xxxx

Sandra H said...

Di, Your card is so lovely x

Karen Petitt said...

Must be the change in the weather Di, as mine kicked off big time this week too.
The damp air seems to aggravate mine and I wish I lived nearer, I loathe ironing!
Forgot to say earlier when waffling about the clay the aroma of the MS clay reminds me of play dough from when I were a little kiddie!
Gorgeous card, fab sentiment and the gorgeous yellow die cut! It is all gorgeous fab and lush!! Karen xx

Elizabeth said...

Super card Di, love the butterfly trail. We could make the perfect pair ... ironing is good for you and bad for me due to my frozen shoulder so if you are looking for more laundry to press you know where to come :) Seriously, I hope your pain eases soon and in the meantime take it easy on the computer. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

PS: oven-baked Scotch eggs sound delicious.

scrappymo! said...

My container full of ironing is enroute! lol

Just teasing! This is so lovely. The butterfly is so pretty and love that twirly sentiment!

Chrissie said...

This is a late visit for me this week Di.
What a super sunny shade you used for your butterfly! Fab!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Cathy said...

This is such a pretty card Di, love the sunny butterfly and the gorgeous sentiment. Hope your back pain eases soon, sending stretches and massages your way :) Cathy x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Butterfly card.
Hope the back gets better soon.

Inkyfingers said...

This is so pretty Di and the sentiment butterfly trail is gorgeous! Hope your back improves soon - take it easy.
Carol x

Eve said...

WARNING! - new profile photo!!
I felt that I had to warn you as I didn't want you to make any sudden movements!! Just rotten that your back is bad again, sending gentle hugs.

Beautiful butterfly card Di - very spring like.

You have my permission to use my photo to scare anyone who is naughty in the playground!

Hopefully back soon with a snippet make - take care xx

Juls said...

beautiful card ... love how you have done the sentiment!! Hugs Juls

kanda said...

Such a beautiful CAS card. Love that sentiment swirling round xx

Greta said...

So sorry to hear your back is giving you trouble again! Your card is absolutely fabulous, Di!

Nicky said...

Love this card its is stunning - sorry to hear your back it playing you up again, but if you run out of ironing let me know :)

Cornelia W said...

This is such a lovely card - that twirly sentiment fits the beautiful butterfly perfectly!

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Di! really beautiful x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

OOooh! What a very nifty card. I love the tone on tone butterfly and that's the perfect greeting to go with it!

Ann said...

Wow love this Di - sorry but I will be giving this a go myself.

Ann xxx