Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Butterfly Birthday Card

I know you probably don't need reminding the weather is rubbish at the moment but boy was it cold here yesterday...we even put the heating on at work it was so chilly! What's the betting it will be warm and sunny next week when the kidz are back in school!

You may recognise the design of this card...I made a similar one a while ago in turquoise and thought I'd make one in peach this time! I think it looks quite striking with the black mat behind the papers and image and I might make a few more of these as they are a really quick and easy card to put together! This card was for hubby's Aunty Audrey and as she has just turned 93 years of age I didn't really think a cutesie image was appropriate for the occasion...hubby said she loved the card so mission accomplished!

Digital Image : Papiersalat Designs
Design Papers : Sweet Shoppe Designs (Rebecca Lynn)
Card Stock : Black from Ebay
Embellishments : Ribbons, Pearls & Flowers from my Craft Stash
Tools : Embossing Folder
Sentiment : TLC

I'm entering my card into the following challenges...
Bearly Mine Challenges # 18...Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Creative Card Crew...ends 12/9/11...Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant TPE 114...Paper Piecing (my butterfly is paper pieced)


Clare *Littlebear* said...

A beautiful card Donna.
Hugs, Clare x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Simply stunning Donna, love it

hope you are well sweetie

Ali x

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card Donna ! The DP and the embossing complement the die cut to perfection ! Love the black mat too ! It was really cold too here yesterday... Hugs and love from Catherine

sari said...

Oh, this is a beautiful card Donna! Just love the soft colours and lovely layering! That butterfly looks fantastic! Oh, we have had great sunny weather the past few days...Hope you'll get some too! Hugs and lots of sunshine!/Sari

Jan said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Anonymous said...

WOW! Donna, this is so very pretty hun!! I adore that butterfly and soft colors! :)

Carrie said...

lol.. I am hoping the weather does pick up as we have 2 weeks holiday in the UK coming up ... lol..

I love this card.. pretty colours and fabby butterfly xx

coops said...

beautiful card donna.gorgeous design and butterfly and the touch of black is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just fabulous gorgeous colours, hugs pops x x x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Donna, cold here too hun, :o( Love this very pretty card, great design and the black really makes the peach stand out. Gorgeous butterfly and flowers.

Donna x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the colours and the embossed pattern is wonderful.
Nikki x

Georgia said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE this Donna, it's so pretty! The butterfly image is gorgeous and I love the embossed background and gorgeous black and pink contrast! :) Love, Georgia xx

cardmaking bird said...

Beaing as butterflies are my most favourite thing in the world - I love this card!! Perfect papers and embossing hun! Hugs, Marie xxx

Terry Oulboub said...

Donna, this is so gorgeous. i love the butterfly with the embossing, it is perfect. Yes, the black is such a great background with the peach - it's all very beautiful; perfectly put together. I love the altered mini note pads your lovely James and Sophie did - they are fabulous! I just love your blog because there is always a gorgeous creation each time you post - always a treat to see what you've done - you're so ultra talented! ;-)

Emma said...

So pretty Donna and gorgeous colours.
Hugs Emma x

Jemima's Jems said...

gorgeous card donna, i too love the black matting it really makes the image and colours stand out...very pretty indeedy:)

Have a fab weekend:)


Mags said...

The black matting looks so sophisticated! This is such an elegant card, the butterfly is lovely!

luv, Mags x