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Friday, 1 March 2013

White Butterfly Card - Friday 1st March

Good Morning Friends,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it. I can't believe that it was Monday I last posted..I actually have quite a few cards to blog, I just haven't had time to write them up! Why does everything come at once? Amy and I are doing a one off workshop for a local community craft group next week, we have another workshop on Thursday and I have a craft fair on Saturday next week...I have had to turn down commissions because I just can fit them in!

This craft fair was going to be so well prepped...I would have a good selection of cards, a mini workshop for anyone who wanted to make something and some little felt bunny decorations..well I have a small supply of cards, no makes prepped and one bunny! Oops! I know one thing for sure, once the fair is over I am going to totally declutter this craft room because I can't find a thing!

I have managed to drop in and comment on most of your blogs this week and saw lots of lovely cards and all seem to be having a busy time too. I didn't show my desk on WOYWW this week though..I was way too ashamed of the state of it :)

So to my card...
This is a really simple little card made using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles - such a lovely die that I felt it would make a pretty stand-a-lone card. I nested the two largest dies and cut them to create the aperture in the centre. I also cut the largest die again to form the back of the card, but I actually mounted them on a small card blank. I  backed the aperture with some sparkly paper from my Desert Blooms pad and added  a lacey oval and butterfly from 'Wings of Hope'.

Guess what I have in pieces on my dining table?
It's a bad photo because I snapped it with my camera in artificial light, but yes folks it is my old GC.It is one of the first models and  they apparently had a defect that can cause the screws behind the handle to work their way out..well one was out (that was rattling around) and the other one fell out when I opened it. I wasn't happy with the state of the screws so we are going to look for some replacements at the weekend and then (fingers crossed I should be able to use it at classes! 

Thanks for stopping!
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole

    It sounds as busy at your end as it is at mine.

    Lots to keep us on our toes!!

    Loving your little butterfly card. It is so cute.

    Eeeekkk on the GC front. I have heard a few people having problems over the last few weeks. I hope you can fix it.

    Don't ever worry if you don't have time to call by my blog Carole .. . I know what it is like trying to fit lots in. Sometimes I just have to catch up when and where I can!!!

    Hope the workshop and fair prep goes well .. .. and don't forget to breath!!!

    Love Jules xx

  2. Hi Carole, Mr Blogger is playing up so this is my second attempt! Hour white on white card is absolutely stunning! Love the dies you have used and the butterfly is gorgeous. Hope you manage to get prepped for the fair! Hugs, Anne x

  3. It worked! That should say 'Your' white on white.... Hope you have a lovely weekend. A x

  4. What a beautiful card love that die ,you are really busy hope everything goes well for your fair ,also you get your GC fixed .Melanie x

  5. Great use of your dies for this design, also cannot believe it is March. xx Flora

  6. Hi Carole, what a beautiful card. Eel GC! I did always wonder what they looked like inside, so thanks for that! have a good weekend.

  7. Elegant card Carole love your dies those spellbinders are on my 'wish list'....gorgeous


  8. Hi Carole. I too have used Resplendent Rectangles as the actual card. It is so gorgeous it really lends itself to that. This is beautiful. The butterfly is gorgeous. Christine xx

  9. Hi Carole, this card is stunning, so delicate and I love the glittered paper you have used behind the dies cuts. Beautiful!xx