Saturday, 21 May 2011

Only 364 days to my next birthday!!!!

Hi there,

And welcome to another weekend, hope the weather is nice where you are - certainly the sun is shining here.

A big welcome to new follower, Mandi, I hope you will pop back from time to time

Over at the Simply Less Is More blog this week's challenge (hard to believe it's week 16!!!) is: BUTTERFLIES - no other criteria but, as always, Clean And Simple style and so, here is my take on this theme . . .



Materials used:
  • 5" square white envelope and card
  • Inkadinkado image inked in a Brilliance pearlescent trio
  • Mostly Animals sentiment inked in Brilliance pearlescent jade
  • Crystal stickles to highlight

And over at Craftbubble's Craft Mad & Loving It group the sketch this week is below and features the added twist of: UP UP AND AWAY!! The sketch has been designed and produced by Nicola. Here is the sketch and then my card.





Materials used:
  • 5" square white card and envelope
  • Piece of the double sided Costco papers with two corners given the Martha Stewart treatment
  • English Stamp Co image inked in memento tuxedo black on to white card and die cut to a scalloped oval
  • Black card die cut in to a slightly larger die cut oval
  • Stamp World sentiment inked in memento tuxedo black on to white card and two corners at one end rounded before mounting on to a black layer similarly edged
  • Medium Retro punched black flower
  • White card candy centred on to the black flower using a dimensional foam pad
  • Kaisercraft black pearls

I've been playing with my kindle, uploaded a couple of books and am about two thirds of the way through my first one . . . . and loving it! A fellow kindle owner pointed out yesterday that, with a kindle you only need to get one hand cold in the winter!!! I shall look forward to that!

I also received two more fab cards this morning so my thanks to Marion and Karen.

Happy Saturday everyone.

70 comments:

Jan said...

Lovely cards xx Jan

~ Ali ~ said...

This is beautiful Kathy, love the image and the colours are lush!

ali x

jackid said...

Counting the days already Kathy lol hope you had a great birthday and got loads of cards I got 26 handmade cards not bad ah loving the cards as always the LiM butterflies is gorjuss love the colour you have used
Jacki xx

dutchstamptramp said...

Love your butterfly card, Gorgeous stamp and colours

Craftilicious said...

Lovely cards. I love the shading on the butterfly one :-)

Jess said...

I love the glitter on this card, looks great

Sandra said...

Magical colours, really glitters and he butterfly is beautiful

Mandy said...

Two wonderful cards....I really love the colours,butterflies and layout on your first one an the second is a great male card...
Mandy x

Mandi said...

Beautiful butterfly and swirl
Love those colours Kathy
Belated happy Birthday too!
Thank you for entering our challenge again and again
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Lynne said...

Fabulous butterfly card Kathy. Love the colours.
Lynne xxx

Kate said...

Lovely card,that image is beautiful. xx

StampingStace said...

I love the colours in the butterfly one, really lovely!
Stacey at 8
x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Well belated Happy Birthday wishes from me hon. Love the butterfly card - it's gorgeous.

Enjoy your Kindle.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kathy
Gorgeous card and Colours....
hugs
sylvie
xx

Jo said...

This is such a beautiful card Kathy, lovely stamp and gorgeous colours. Jo x

Faith A said...

Beautiful, love the movement and colours.

PS posh stand you have there :)

Rita said...

Fabulous card Kathyk, I love the colours too. Hugs Rita xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Love them both but the LIM one is amazing, Thanks for popping by my blog, Hazel (no25 this week on LIM)

Linny said...

WOW this card looks amazing in the trio of colours.Linda x

Diane said...

Beautiful card and I just love those colours xx

joanne wardle said...

I really love your butterfly card, pretty and sparkly! (and you've done a brilliant job capturing the sparkle on the photo.... not easy!)

kelly said...

OMG this card is freaking amazing, I love the colours and the image, just winderful!

Aileen said...

Beautiful stamp and gorgeous colours. Happy Belated Birthday. x

Rosemary said...

your LIM card is just gorgeous!!! the colors are amazing...

Little Snippets said...

Gorgeous Kathy! The colour of your butterflies is fab and I love your little aeroplane - it's so cute :) Sarah x

Krafty Kows said...

Oh wow I lurve your butterfly card - it's really beautiful. Jeanette

SallyB said...

Hi Kathy...
Hope you had a great birthday...pleased that you got my card! I got a kindle for my birthday as well and I love it too...I like finding the free books to download.
Just a question...Why don't you have a purple front door here? We have had a day relaxing by the pool today...it is sooo hot. Just got back from TGI Fridays and it was 84 degrees at half nine.

Susan said...

Kathy, your LIM card is simply fabulous! I LOVE the shimmer...and what a wonderful stamp!

Carla said...

the he colors of the butterflies are stunning, beautiful image

Margaret said...

Gorgeous Kathhy
Margaret x

Molecraft said...

Lovely cards, that butterfly stamp is gorgeous, especially in those colours!
Helen x

My name is Wynneth said...

Your LIM butterfly card is really beautiful kathy, spookily I too reached for this stamp for my LIM entry. Decided against it (luckily) !!! how could I compete with the loveliness you have created? LOL

Loving your CMLI entry too, you do monochrome soooo... well dahlink :O)
hugs
wynneth
x

Beryl K said...

Beautiful LIM card, love how you have used the coloured ink pad
Beryl x

Zoechaos said...

Oh gosh never thought of that stamp and in graduated colour brilliant! XOXO Zoe

Alexeya said...

Wow Kathy, the butterflies one is amazing! Must check out those Brillance trio pads. A triumph. And of course I love your take on the sketch. Can't beat a good airpwane! Nx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Your butterfly card is sooooo gorgeous i love it.....K x

Viv said...

Beautiful card again Kathy, just love the image and the lovely colours, well done again :O) Viv xx

Ruth M said...

That butterfly image is stunning and I love how you inked it, fab card!

Anna-Karin said...

Your card is simply stunning! I love it!

Pauline said...

Such a pretty stamp, and lovely inking too!

Linby said...

Fab butterfly card-love the colours and the effect you have achieved. The Kindle is fab isn't it, I love mine, so great when you travel.
Linbyx

Lynn said...

A host of wonderful card there. The LIM one is gorgeous, I really like the stamp and the use of the brilliance inks. Like how you displayed the card on your little easel too. Lynn x

Ang C said...

Love that butterfly stamp

Belated Birthday Wishes to you!

Dora said...

Wow Kathy, love these, the butterfly one is fabulous .. love the glitter xxx

Ohneilly said...

Love the butterfly card, the stamp is beautiful.Your other card is great too,
Claire x

Kathleen said...

Very different entry and I love the colours and all the glitter, great colour choice too.

Kath x

Sue said...

A beautiful card Kathy. Love the colours of your butterfly. Sue.x

Ruth said...

Wonderful embossing on your butterfly card!

Bonnie said...

Pretty sparkly butterflies Kathy K! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

mustavcoffee said...

Happy Belated Birthday, ooh a Kindle mmm me likey too:0) Lucky you! Hope you had a fab day:0) Your cards are lovely , the LIM is fab, love the multi coloured lustre effect , pretty! Beauty sleep's not working yet but I'm not a quitter, LOL :0) xxx

Loli said...

Hello Kathy HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!for to much years.
Tahnk you for your comment and for to visit my blog another week again.
FANTASTIC CRAD!!! i love the tricolour, this stamp is fantastic, a card for summer time.GOOD WORK KATHY.
A hug from Palma

Jenny said...

Love the colours on your LIM card, great stamp :)
Jenny x

ThinkInk Creative said...

Belated happy birthday.

I love your butterfly card. the multiple colours are really effective and of course the touch of sparkle just sets it all off nicely.

wonderful.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Suze Bain said...

This is a fab stamp and I love your inks. A really super card. xx

Shobana said...

Belated birthday wishes! Hope you had a great day and wishing you a happy year ahead! :)
And what an awesome card the first one is! Fab stamp and great idea to add shimmer to it!

Katiejane said...

Wow Kathy, I love the pearlescent look, it's so beautiful!
What a creative gal :)

Lizy said...

That butterfly card is just absolutely stunning! I love the colours and the shimmery effect! Beautiful!
Lizy x

Chris Arlington - Canada said...

Stunning card! love the colours and sparkles.

Tricia :O) said...

GORGEOUS CARD... Love the colours love your butterfly image :O)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kathy

Gorgeous card I so love the colours you've used and love the layout.

Tina
X

Flowergirl said...

Beautiful butterfly card, love the colours x

I too am a Kindle lover! Can't wait to go on holiday with it, save having to take a million books! More room for clothes!
Wendy x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just beautiful. I love the colours and the glitter - gorgeous!
Glad you are enjoying your kindle. I LOVE mine. It always amazes me that I cn be reading a new book in seconds.
Caroline xxx

Lisa A. said...

Wonderful cards!! Love the pearlesence and the lovely cascade of butterflies...lovely!!

Hazel said...

I haven't seen this stamp before but it's beautiful and I love the colours you've used. Hazel x

Reggirl said...

Oh, Happy Birthday & I do love the colours on your card.

Wishcraft said...

Both lovely cards. Your LiM butterfly is absolutely STUNNING! Lisa x

Sarah-Jane said...

What a beautiful butterfly stamp and I love what you have done with it for the LIM challenge :-)
Hugs xx

snailzpace said...

what a beautiful butterfly card! i tried the same colours, but it got trashed. yours is gorgeous!

Sally H said...

It's stunning! Gorgeous stamp! thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog - very much appreciated x

Debgem said...

Both of your cards are super. However, your butterfly is absolutely stunning! I adore that stamp and it's so beautiful in the brilliance (my favourite colours too!). Fab!