Friday, April 4, 2014

Just a Butterfly Note...Seize the Sketch #17, Butterfly Challenge #4: Spring Time at Last

Second post this morning (before heading off on pursuit of the cinnamon buns that were sold out yesterday. Earlier start...and then I found a sweet little clothing shop that may require some sauntering through...)

Another butterfly and sentiment combination, inspired by two challenges: first, Seize the Sketch #17 for the layout,

and second, Butterfly Challenge #4: Spring Time at Last, where our charming hostess, Mrs. A, has invited us to use yellow, in some fashion, on our cards.

My Just a Note butterfly card...


In a rather interesting twist of 'quirkiness', I was rummaging through my inks (hahahaha..if you can call sorting through 16 mini inks 'rummaging'), housed in their Swiffer container, and what should my wandering eye spy but three little pink embellishments, obviously dislodged from their proper packaging. Perfect timing to find those sweet gems and also a sign that some major re-organizing/straightening up is required when I get back. How they landed in there, who knows...messy me!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!



38 comments:

Cindy Lovell said...

Your card is SOOO pretty,Carol!! Of course i am LOVING the butterflies,and how perfect to find these little gems!! They are a beautiful touch on the butterflies!!!
Hey sweet Lady,why don't you add this card to the new The Card Concept Challenge? ;) Butterfly Theme!! :)
Big Hugs and i wish you a wonderful weekend!! xxx

Anita in France said...

What a find your dislodged bling was, Carol ... perfect on those sweet butterflies perched gently on such pretty DP ... lovely! Hope you got to those cinnamon buns ... yummy! Anita :)

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is really gorgeous, love everything about it, especially the butterfly of course, I love how us crafter find odd things about there a nice find unless there stuck in your pc have a great weekend hugs Pops x x x

Lynne K said...

A lovely take on the sketch, Carol, so pretty.

Lynne

Dana said...

Wow! So springy! Fabulous card!! Love how you did the sketch! And the butterflies are so pretty!!

Mrs A. said...

I love this little gem of a note card.(sorry couldn't resist). Colours are fab. The yellow with the pink looks so zingy. Just perfect. Thank you for fluttering by #4. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Geri said...

Considering that you are crafting with limited supplies, having inks that are a perfect match to the DP is definitely a 'fist pump' moment! THEN, to find some wee bits of cling-on blings that also are a perfect match calls for nothing less than a double fist pump! Absolutely love this card...my new #1 Favorite Carol card :)

Marisa said...

I adore butterflies and these are darling. Great layout too :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!! Amazing, loving this!!!

sandie said...

Those pesky gems get everywhere! I find them on my slippers, on the kitchen floor...just everywhere! But at least they came in useful here. This would be great for our challenge at TIME OUT xx

Asha said...

Loving that eclectic mix of papers... something so funky and groovy about it. Add those butterflies and I'm thinking 70s magic! Fabby card, CM.
xxx Asha

Kerin said...

I love your butterflies and the combination of DSP is so cheerful!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHH~ look at those inks and papers! They match perfectly, Carol! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! So simple yet sooooooooooo full of detail and beauty! LOVE the butterflies and the little gems! FAB! LOVE your take on this sketch-- I really need to get back into the challenge world! MUST find time:)

Hope you are having a great day and that you found your cinnamon buns and great deals at that boutique/clothing shop:) <3

Katie Melhus said...

What a bright and cheery card, just perfect for spring! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Brenda said...

What a lovely card Carol! I am loving those beautiful, cheerful papers, the butterflies are just so pretty and fun that you found some bling in with the inks. lol Must have been meant to be! I love your take on the sketch, made for such a beautiful CAS. Hugs

Shannon J said...

Cinnamon buns, a sweet clothing store, and a perfect card....the trifecta!!!! Love the springtime look of the card - everything came together perfectly, and good score on the gems...a gorgeous finishing touch!! Gah!!! SO behind on my commenting!!! Grrrrrrrrr....be back with some more soon!!!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Those bright butterflies are just perfect for spring. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a GORGEOUS card Carol!!! So Spring perfect...Lovely :)

~amy~ said...

so pretty and springy!

Janice said...

Love the butterflies!

Barbara Richardson said...

Love the colors! Nice Springy card!!

Sian Ridley said...

This card is so beautiful and full of sunshine and happiness! I love it! I can't believe all the beautiful things you've made with your limited supplies - I am very impressed!! ;)

KayM said...

Now that is just darling darling darling! Such a fun little card! I love it! You have more than convinced me to make myself a little swifter box of crafty supplies to take on my next vacation! I always get so homesick and lonesome for my craft room while I'm away. I'm almost excited to get my stuff packed now! haha!

Darnell J Knauss said...

We had one of those great-minds-think-alike moments, Carol! I used the same sketch for my card for Mrs. A! I haven't been over there to check again to see how many others did the same thing. I love your colorful design!! You are impressing everyone with how much creating you are accomplishing with your limited supplies! I hope you're having a great day! Hugs, Darnell

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful little gems. How wonderful that they came loose and made their way to your sunny yellow card. A wonderful creation!

Greta said...

Your card makes me smile, Carol--bright & beautiful & springy! Hope you got those cinnamon buns--my mouth is watering!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Carol...if I am not here in your blog means too busy with work in the office n my two son...but I try to visit u my dear friend....I wanna say you are great at color choice...me not always....lol...love this couple of butterflies and the DP you have choosen is yummy...beautiful card Carol as always...big hugs..

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beautiful card and really great take on the sketch! Your card is so pretty! Love that stamp too!

Susie

Donna said...

Very pretty colors! I love spring and it's been a long time in coming.

Beverley said...

Gorgeously zingy and colourful, I LOVE the patterned papers you've used and the Uniko Studio butterflies look awesome in those colours :) HUGS Bev x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the bright colored butterflies. The pink bling just adds to them. Great card!

Laura Elliot said...

This is gorgeous Carol. Those patterned papers work so well together and are matched perfectly with the butterflies. I do love a bit of bling on butterflies and this is done perfectly xx

Carla S. said...

Your card is so bright and cheerful! Don't you love it when you find those random supplies and then find the perfect "project home" for them?! I also like your square take on the sketch!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wonderful colors and papers! I think CAS may be your thing girl, you do it so well!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful card! I love the mix of patterned papers and how you popped up the butterflies!!! And what a great find with the bling! Perfect finishing touches to this gorgeous creation!

Cindi said...

Lovely spring colors!

Lesley Croghan said...

So, so pretty! Love the bold butterflies and the colours you chose. The sentiment looks perfect in black...all in all, a stunning card, Carol! SO happy you joined us at Seize the Sketch!!

PapierGirl said...

So pretty - love the butterflies and the pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at STS! :)