Thursday, 5 July 2012

I saw sun!

WELL!!! I was very scared this morning when I got up and opened the curtains cos there was this big yellow thing in the sky surrounded by patches of blue with the occasional white cotton wool ball nearby................. it's been so long since I saw the sun, I've forgotten what it looks like! Made the most of it too 'cos would you believe we've now been given an 'amber alert' weather warning for the next couple of days and have been told to expect torrential downpours! So, I haven't put the wellies away just yet.....
Here's today's card to share - Been messing with the dies again as you can see!
haven't made this for anything or anyone, but wanted to try out my two new sets of Cheerry Lynn Butterfly and Corners Dies (Thanks Barry!).
Can someone tell me though why pearlised card is soooooo difficult to photograph.. must have taken about 40 pics and am still not happy - even ventured outside and tried there but that was even worse!!!
Used white Centura pearl card, altered the colour of the sentiment to a soft green colour, printed then cut it out using Fancy oval nestie. I'm not normally a slushy sentimental person but this one appealed to me.
Edged the frame with Versacolour in Evergreen.Cut out another larger fancy nestie oval and then cut a 'fancy tag', used the same Versacolour to edge both. I cut the tag in half and layered it behind the smaller of the two ovals then layered them all together.

The 'rose'  was made with spellbinders blossom dies and I inked it with Spun Sugar DI, found this very large pink pearl bead in my stash and glued it in the middle! The flourish is a Marianne die. 
The smaller butterflies were punched out and also inked and a sprinkling of glamour dust somehow found it's way onto both flower and small butterflies.....
The intricate butterfly (which I just love!) was cut from the same card and inked with the same DI and I popped a pink pearl onto the body. The corners were edged with the evergreen ink and a few more pearls added to both corners and the edge of the tag.

Some challenges -
Shelly's Images - What the Text
MAWTT - Make It Sentimental
Southern Girls - Pearls
My Mum's Craft Shop - Photo inspiration (green/pink/white)
Cupcake Craftroom - Layers
Shopping Our Stash - Triple Threat (Use 3 of something- mine was butterflies and pearls)
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
As always, I'm thankful for you coming to see me, I hope you're all enjoying your day whatever you're doing. x


  1. Viv, this is a very lovely card, love the soft colors.


  2. Stunning card Viv love the way you used the die cuts xx Jan

  3. Wow Viv, your card is truely stunning. I really need some of those dies, you`ve done a fabulous job with them.
    We had that strange yellow thing too and we`ve got torrential rain for tommorrow. Still I got my washing dry. Is it sad that I`m chuffed to bits about getting washing out?
    Lynne xxx

  4. Hiya Viv. Absolutely stunning card again, I am loving these latest designs, so feminine and very pretty. Simply Stunning.
    We too are on an Amber Alert, and boy have we just had a torrential downpour with thunder and lightening.
    At this rate, we will need to build an Ark.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  5. Oh Viv I knew that feeling this morning, Sadly its gone now and looks like rain again soon here. Love this card its so delicate, thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this fortnight, Love Hazelxo

  6. Oh I think this is just so elegant Vivvy babe!! its just goregous and I want that big butterfly so rip it off and send it to me lol, just stunnning darl xxxxxxxxxx

  7. Wow Viv, I love your card very much. this is beautiful, and so stylish. Love the distressing on the edges, that beautiful flower, and all elements. Wonderful! Hugs.

  8. Stunning card Viv! Very Feminine!

    Sarah x

  9. This is stunning work Viv I love your butterfly, and the corner dies are fab , you are so lucky, and you also have that fabulous oval die ,its top of my wish list.
    This card is spectacular Viv.
    Hugs Elaine

  10. Truly stunning card hun...
    hugs and xxx

  11. GORGEOUS card! Love the butterflies and corners on this beauty. So very pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

  12. Hi viv
    Another stunner... Fabulous.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  13. Love your gorgeous, beautiful card.

  14. Oh Viv, this is gorgeous, Love it!
    Caz x

  15. Stunning creation hun, love the dies & that butterfly is gorgeous!

    As for the weather, mmmmm been raining all night here (stoke) & we've had 3 bad thunder storms!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  16. aww this is a stunning card vivxx

  17. wow this is beautiful viv.really pretty design and i love the diecuts :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Absolutely stunning Viv, Thanks for visiting my blog,
    Hugs Teresa xx

  19. Just GORGEOUS Viv! Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT THE TEXT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  20. Absolutely stunning card and the colours are beautiful xxx

  21. Hi Viv

    A fabulous card. Great use of your dies!

    I love the male card you posted earlier this week too. Great backing papers.

    We saw a little bit of sun this evening but have had heavy rain all day. We now have huge puddles appearing on our lawns!!!!

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  22. Your description of the sun was too fun! Another gorgeously elegant card. Love how you've used so many intricate die cuts and the little pops of pastel colors looks wonderful


  23. Oh wow, what a gorgeous card, so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

  24. I tell ya what. . . .you had me wondering what you saw in the sky there for a minute! :) Loved it!
    This is super elegant and I love the sentiment.
    Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  25. What a beautiful card, so pretty and so much detail!

  26. Stunning card, love all the die cuts you used. Beautiful colours too. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times this week.
    Kim xXx

  27. Ooooh...this is so very beautiful! I love all of the dies...just gorgeous!! So glad you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  28. absolutely stunning! thanks of joining us at My Mums Craft Shop with out colour inspiration photo! Good Luck - hugs Katrina x

  29. What a beautiful soft and pretty card x
    I love the layered diecuts x Thanks for playing along with us at MMCS challenge and good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  30. absolutely fabulous! Love how you combined all the die cuts into one fabulous card!
    Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  31. Hi Viv, First can I say a huge Thanks for your advice on my Blog problems, I tried everyone suggestions, Picasa Worked :) Emptied all Cache and cookies, :)
    I think the main prob could have been AVG!!!Anyway its working as of last night :))
    Love the card, its stunning!! Love the dies. Thanks for joining MAWTT again.
    Huge Hugs and Thanks. Mau xx

  32. This is gorgeous! I love love your card! So elegant! Thank you for sharing with us at The Cupcake Craftroom this month for the layers challenge!


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