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Monday, 7 May 2012

Butterflies - Krista Smith

Hi all and what a late one it is again... for me that is LOL.  

Some good news first of all I won New Baby challenge over @ Robyns Fetish with my baby card below and that has pleased me no end.. in fact I cannot stop smiling LOL. In fact I have won top spot over @ Prairie Fairy Designs for the same card ( I know I mentioned that in an earlier post but please humour me or shoot me LOL) .. I must have done something right LOL

Now onto the loss of my crafting MOJO....

The card I am about to post has caused me grief today.  I coloured up the image this morning and it fell to the floor. As I went to pick it up I trod on it and it got ruined.  So another 2 attempts later I managed to get it how I wanted it.  I sewed the backing papers (yes thats right the sewing machine got a right old dust off today LOL) etc together so I knew how I wanted the initial layout to be so that was fine.  But true to form it all started going awol again.  I just couldn't think of what I wanted as embellies and once I made up my mind on those I was at a loss as to where to put them on the card... ARGGGGHHHHH and stronger springs to mind.  Iwas not going to bed until this was complete and here it is.  


Papers - My Memories
Image - Saturated Canary
Ribbon, lace, pearl stems and pearls - My stash
Metal corner (picket fence crackle) and flowers - WOC
Mini corner die (picket fence crackle) - Whimsy
Leaves (picket fence crackle) - spellbinders
Flourishes - marcarena corner die Memory Box (cut to pieces and smothered in the crackle paint)
Glamour dust all over the place
And finally the most important ingreient is the blood sweat and tears..... sorry unable to photograph this!!!! LOL

Anyways thats it for me tonight apart for looking about for challenges to enter this into... maybe tonight or probably tomorrow LOL

This has been entered into the following challenges 

Simon says stamp - Third birthday
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Creative Craft Challenges2-Anything Goes 
Pixie Dust Studio - Flowers 
Just Keep on creating - Anything goes 
Make it Monday - MIM 88
Panpastel@UK - Anything Goes 
Saturated Canary - Spring flowers 
The Crafty Pad - Girly 
Great Impressions - Anything Goes 
2 Sisters - Anything Goes 
Going buggy - Wings
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes 
Crafty Calender - Things with wings 
Anything Goes Challenge - Things with wings 
Willow Sketchie - Theme Die cut/Punches 
I Brake for Challenges - Florals 
Prairie Fairy Fridays - For your inspiration

Nighty night

Hugz Elaine xxx


  1. This is absolutely beautiful. Love the colour scheme and all the embellishments compliment each other so well. Saw your work on MIM.
    Liz xx

  2. Gorgeous card, I love the colours.

    I saw your card on Make it Monday, I'm my lucky number '7' this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. Hello. I saw this beautiful card on MIM..Loz

  4. your late night and persistence with this card was certainly worth it. I love the main image and the way you have coloured her in . I also love the embellishments and papers, the sewing looks fantastic as well, you should dust off the cobwebs more often of your machine.

    Congrats on winning the challenges, your work is lovely.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

  5. Elaine - beautiful card. Amazing colouring and a stunning layout. Your blog is beautiful too! Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Saw you on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  6. Beautiful card, love the image and the subtle colours. Thanks for linking up to The Crafty Pad's challenge this week. Estelle x

  7. Fabulous card and colours. I saw this on MIM..Faye

  8. Wow, this is gorgeous, love the design, take care, Doreen x

  9. Really beautiful, I love the image, your colouring is fab and the bow and flowers look beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  10. A gorgeous card. I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  11. Elaine your card is just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for playing along at The Crafty Pad this week in our We're Girly Girls Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  12. This is gorgeous Elaine. Love the colours and the image and layout are awesome. Second one of yours I have seen on MIM. I am number 60.


  13. Adorable little card. just so pretty. Love the perfectly tied bows. you will have to share how you do them as they are so beautiful.

  14. So glad you persevered Elaine as this is a beautiful card. Thanks for linking this to PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  15. What a pretty card! Love it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  16. Beautiful! your coloring is gorgeous!

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 70)


    **I am having a couple of give-aways on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  17. Elaine, This is a gorgeous piece. The color combination is so different. Love all the detail you added, simply fabulous.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

    PS. BTW, I found you through Make it Monday.

  18. gorgeous card, caught my eye on MIM xx

  19. This is gorgeous, I love the colour combination and fab embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

  20. Oh elaine hun I think we all have days like that!! but I have to tell you this card is just gorgeous hun, the flowers look so pretty.
    thank you so much for popping in and sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  21. Absolutely gorgeous.Certainly worth all your hard work.Love the colours and your super colouring.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  22. A truly lovely creation hun - great minds think alike I coloured in this image and blogged her this week too.. smiles..
    (She's adorable isn't she?)

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  23. Love all the cards you have entered into this weeks challenge but have to say this is my favorite, its stunning. Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxoxo

  24. gorgeous card, love the flowers, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week, hugs,martina

  25. Wow, positively beautiful card! Your colouring of this fabulous image is just wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  26. This is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I mean breathtaking! Completely worth all the blood, sweat and tears that went into it in my opinion as it is a masterpiece!!
    Stood out on MIM and had to come and take a closer look!
    Nat -x-

  27. This is spectacular. I love the roses, the color palette and all the yummy texture. I found this on MIM.

  28. This is stunning, it really is! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar. Laura x

  29. Gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along at The Crafty Pad this time x

  30. This is beautiful. I love the colours and image brought so perfectly to life by your superb colouring .Wow! I saw you at MIM. xx

  31. Gorgeous card - love the papers and contrast of the colours and beautiful embellies - you got there in the end!! - thanks for playing along at CCC this week hugs Judith x

  32. This is gorgeous. Thank you so much for entering it in this months Going Buggy challenge, and good luck
    Enfys x


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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