Sunday, 23 February 2014

Butterflies and flowers


I made it to Mrs A's first Butterfly Challenge just in time! I made a monochromatic card using the Inkylicious Daisy fields stamps, A hero Arts butterfly and a sentiment from Inkylicious. The inks are Shaded lilac Distress ink and Memento Grape Jelly. As the matte and layers and butterfly are all made from snippets I am also taking this to the snippet playground. I am also entering this into Brenda's 5th Bloggerversary draw  where she asks us to use our favourite craft item. Mine is definitely my ink dusters, which I used here to get the lightly shaded and graduated background. I know Brenda loves her butterflies too, so I am sure she will like this one.
Here is a closer view of the butterfly...
I feel the mojo is more or less back to normal now, thank goodness!
Do you want to see what else I have been making?
Feel the calories!!! I made it for one of the Sensei at Karate who gives Meg a lift home from senior class every week, not that we are trying to slow him down or anything, lol! I have offered to make another that we will raffle off to raise funds for trophies and medals, like the one Meg won in December.
As it was half term I have trained at two classes this week and did a karate seminar on Saturday - Five hours of Karate in 3 days. I am pleased to say I can still walk, lol! A few aches and bruises, but nothing serious. I must be fitter than I thought!!!
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.

29 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

Wonderful ink work on the card and oh my, that cake looks good!

Faith A said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours.

Yum yum cake and pretty too.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow Sally i love this card and the colours are stunning...my fave too!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Paula (PEP) said...

The cake is spectacular with those decorations & I love the edging of fingers & real authentic KitKats. Your butterfly is wonderful with the little circles of iridescence & i can imagine that he's just wondering which of those lovely flower heads he's going to alight on.
Paula (PEP)

Helen J said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours, very soft & pretty. And that cake looks scrumptious! You'd need to do 5 hours' karate to work off all those calories!!!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...two fabulous proscene you have created with your dusters...and the cake is a dream...I love KitKats!

lisa said...

Hi Sally. Just been having a catch up with all your gorgeous makes, some beautiful things as always. Love this butterfly card, it's very serene. Love that cake too, you can certainly feel the calories!!!
Well done with all the Karate, you make me feel very lazy. Hope you've had a good half term.
Hugs Lisax

Irene said...

Wow Sally, what a beautiful card, your scene is magical and ethereal.
and I love your colour scheme.
Just stunning. A mouthwatering cake dream.
luv
irene
xxxx

Lynne K said...

Ooh, gorgeous, LOVE the colours! Cake looks rather yummy too! x

Debbie said...

Wow Sally...just love your card. Such beautiful stamping and your cake looks fantastic. x

Kathyk said...

Fab card. Love the cake - I could feel those calories sneaking up on me just from looking!!!

Kathyk

brenda said...

I do indeed love your card Sal and of course the butterfly and the little sparkly dots down it's wings.

Your ink duster work is always seamless and I always feel guilty I don't use mine as often as I should, blame the PP's.

As for that cake, calorie free surely ?

Thanks so much for joining in my blog celebration with your beautiful card.

I know we were going to speak this week but the time seems to have flown by, will chat soon hopefully.

B x

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful card Sally. Love the gorgeous glittery butterfly and you fab dustered back ground . Thank you for fluttering by my new venture. hugs Mrs A.

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous inking and stamping Sally, love it! The cake looks delish!!!
Val x

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful, soothing card. I love your ink work - the shading is beautiful.
Your cake is amazing and I'm sure your next one will raise lots of money!

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Stranger alert!!

Loving your card very much. The colours are gorgeous and the butterfly super lovely.

Well done to Megan on her trophy win and wow!! .... what a scrummy cake. I hope it raises lots of funds.

I hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sally love the colour tones and the cake WOW - chocolate heaven yum yum x Susan x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Sally, I love the colours. I've not heard of this challenge blog before, so will going to see what it's all about.

Sue xx

MaryH said...

An awesome sponged scene, done with your usual flair. Very soothing color scheme with the lovely flowers, and liked the swirled embossing piece added as a layout detail. That butterfly is gorgeously sparkling and your other creation added some pounds just drooling over the picture. What a lovely daughter you have too. TFS - the card & the other lovely pictures. Hugs

Sue said...

This is wonderful Sally, your butterfly is stunning (and so is your cake) Well done you with all your karate training xx

Hettie said...

What a stunning card Sally. Love the colours.
Now when can I come round for a slice of that cake?
Hugs
xx

Dora said...

fantastic card!! beautiful stamping and using of colours.
your cake looks dillicious! colourful too.
nice of him that he want to give a lift.
congrats to you daughter that she have won in december. wow!!
have a nice day
regards

SARN said...

WOW Sally . . . I'm impressed with that BEAUTIFUL card and also that you do Karate!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Oh Sally, this is just fabulous! I love the colours and such a soft and gentle result.

Bring a cake like that next time you come and play please - you'd be knocked over in the mad rush :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

I love this card, it is so pretty. The colour is one of my favourites and I love Inkylicious stamps. Your butterfly is gorgeous too.
Jean x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That cake made me gain weight just looking at it! Oh my! That's sure to be a winner.

Your card is a winner too. The big butterfly is so pretty and realistic looking. It could flit its wings at any moment. I love the soft field of flowers and all those lovely butterflies. What a wonderful card! And much less calories than the cake.

Tracy Harris said...

Stunning card Sally its really beautiful - the cake looks fab xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can tell you that your crafting muscles are very fit, Sally! This is such a pretty card with a super stunning butterfly!

It took every ounce of my own strength to talk about your card first. What the heck is the matter with you posting that cake? That is so mean unless you plan on bringing one over to the Playground!!!! Holy cow, that's brilliant! Hugs, Darnell

Eret said...

I can't stop looking at this card. Even though there is this delicious looking cake I still look the card. Love the stamped flowers and this beautiful butterfly. Gorgeous card, Sally!
Eret x