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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Beautiful Butterfly

Good Morning Peeps, its cold, windy and wet outside but its Thursday! and I have no work to go to, I just get to sit and craft for a few hours, the house is warm, I've a cup of tea and toasted Veda and its bliss! Don't ya just love days like that?  But as I sit here with hardly a care in the world I hear on the radio that an infant and mother fell from the Cairnryan to Belfast Ferry last night, my heart goes out to the family, the mother was rescued but unfortunately the infant has not been found yet, I can only imagine the trauma that poor family is going through and I am thankful that my kids are safe and healthy. I pray they find the child soon even though they don't hold much hope that it ( there are no details yet if the child is male or female ) will be found alive. 
This is a wee card I made for my card class last night, I was introducing the class to Utee and showing them the cracked glass effect, some of them found it difficult to cut the poor butterfly into four and were devastated when I then told them to crack the enamel lol but they were happy with effects. I have coloured the butterfly with promarkers, doing my best to match it up with this gorgeous paper from Stampin Up. 

Don't ya just love this ribbon? its so soft and silky also from Stampin Up and  I've added co ordinating buttons and little punched tags. 

As for the butterfly stamp, well I've had it for years and I have no idea of the brand but it is lovely. Right, off to do some serious crafting :-) Enjoy your day whatever your doing and stay safe. x
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy ~ Butterflies, Ribbons and Punches
Charisma Cardz ~ Pink and Girlie
Craft 4 Eternity ~ Maypole Ribbons
Crafty Calender ~ Things with wings.
Daring Cardmakers ~ Colour Challenge
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Ribbon or Twine
By the cute and girly ~ Spring is all around


Denise and Louise said...

Hi Donna,
Sorry I have been MIA lately - have been busy moving.
Love your card and the cracked glass image. Gorgeous backing paper too.
Denise xx

sallysbitz said...

This is stunning Donna x
I love the design & colours.

Such sad news! How will the Mum ever live with her self?

hugs sally x

Cat's sCrap said...

Beautiful card. Magnificent butterflies and paper. Good work !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge this week.

Hugs from France.

michele said...

Fabulous card Donna! Thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Debs said...

Beautiful card. Love the butterfloes and the cracked glass technique is fabulous.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous, love the big butterfly and crackle glaze effect. Your day sounds bliss, hope you enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna, I saw that news on the internet and was haunted by it all day. Then I heard that the woman had been arrested as there never was a baby. I don't know which story is true.

Your card is stunning! Love the design and gorgeous colours.

Sazzle said...

Great card Donna and love the effect too :-)

Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy for our butterflies, ribbon and punches challenge - good luck!

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Brigitte said...

What a beautiful card with such special effects!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Lynn (Lynn's Designer Creations) said...

Hi Donna,
Love your gorgeous card and fab detail:)
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Challenges:)

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, love the technique used although I have never tried it myself. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
Kim xXx

Carissa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love that cracked glass window. Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck. Carissa

Geraldine said...

Love the soft colours and the pleated ribbon on your card is delightful.
Thank you for joining us at BTC&G's "Spring is in the Air" challenge.