Saturday, 16 June 2012

Love is like a butterfly

Quick card from me today. Yesterday was spent trying to relax a bit after all the dashing about so I went and spent time with a crafty friend in the afternoon, we played with her craft stuff and just chatted. Came home feeling refreshed and raring to go again with batteries on the way to being recharged.

Anyhow, this is the card I whipped up in the morning before trotting out:

Simples! The shaped topper thingy was in my haul at Art of Craft last weekend. Next time I use one am going to cut the front of the card to the same shape (that should make a right pig's ear of things!) - but it was just a quick play :)

I used:

- A6 white linen card stock, with corners rounded

- shaped topper by 'Joy! Crafts' - 18 in an A6 sized pad, in different shapes, the designs I bought are 'Butterflies and Flowers'

- sentiment is from SU's 'Butterfly Prints' set, stamped using SU's 'Perfect Plum'

- I also added a couple of little butterflies at the top - punched from a snippet and then glittered with 'Grape Ice' Stickles

Aw, and here's a photo of the Birthday Girl I took on Thursday. Considering Pearl hates having her photo taken I had to be really quick and just whip my camera out - but there's a happy smile there:
Hey ho, it's the roll call to write up today and a snippets card to make (maybeeeeee, but you might just see my snippets folder instead), and of course the Pro Marker draw - if you left a comment here specifically saying you'd like to be included.

And yet another reminder that any entries into the snippets playground without a link to here will be excluded from the roll call.

Have a great weekend - whatever you have planned!



mamapez5 said...

You can't go wrong with butterflies! At first glance I thought you had cut the card to shape - doh!
Have fun with the snippets roll call. I'm sorry I don't join in with that, especially when you offer such great candy!, but I know I would never find time to go through that long roll call, and if you are going to play, you should play fair. But you set a good example and I am trying to look in my snippets boxes every time before cutting into a new sheet of paper or card. Kate x

Sarn said...

Ooh lovely die, Di! Have a great day weekened and get some more relaxing done!

Nice to see a picture of the birthday girl!

Sarn xxx

Twiglet said...

Great pic of the birthday girl. Oh and "Love is like a butterfly...." theme tune to a seventies sitcom - brilliant - Wendy Craig and Geoffrey Palmer. have a great weekend. x Jo

Anonymous said...

Lovely butterfly card Di (my favourite theme as you know)!

Pearl looks so happy and really well, bet it was a lovely surprise to see you on her special day which she shares with my hubby btw!

Put your feet up over the weekend and have a rest, you certainly sound like you need it :)

Take care xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Pearl looks so happy and content and well for her 80 years such a lovely picture too! What a lovely card too the shape topper its lovely and the colours, flowers and lace effect so beautiful and to finish it with the lovely sentiment another of your briliant creations Di,:)x

Victoria said...

What a lovely photo of the birthday girl! Snappy camera work! Lovely bright card to start off my weekend too - thank you!

Karen said...

What a lovely smile on the birthday girl!!! 80 and not looking it is fantastic. Hope she enjoyed your surprise, it looks like it! Have a lovely rest now. Karen x

Bernie said...

Marvelous card Di! I'm mad for butterflies and that is one of my very favorite sentiments so you know I LOVE this.

What a lovely photo of Pearl.

Glad you had some play time, hope you find more time to relax this weekend.

Kathleen said...

Great card Di, lovley shape.
Nice to see Pearl with such a great smile.
Glad you managed to relax a little bit before the marathon write up.
Oh and I hope you wash that skirt before you put it in a charity bag,lol.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Lovely card Di but the star of the day has to be Birthday Girl!!

lisa said...

Love your butterflies, Di, it's a beautiful card.
What a lovely smile Pearl has. It sounds like she had a very special birthday and enjoyed your visit.
I had to smile at all your antics at Newcastle Airport. We know it well it being where we usually go on holiday from.
Enjoy your stotties.
Hugs Lisax

505whimsygirl said...

What a lovely smile Pearl has! That's a wonderful card for a wonderful woman!