Sunday, February 22, 2015

Butterfly Birthdays x 2...Happy Little Stamper February Sketch Challenge, ShowCASe Your Style#9~Birthday, Winnie and Walter~Join in to Win, Simply Create Too #79~Anything Goes, Less is More #212~Things with Wings, Colour Q #280

Hi again,

"Just enough time" before I begin my salad making duties to share two cards that were inspired by Happy Little Stamper February Sketch Challenge.  I was 'this close' to not trying, and then my new Uniko butterflies, paired with some new stencils, pinged a pong (thank you, sweet Bev, for coining this most fabulous phrase!

I made this card first, and then,



after a stroll through some other challenges, I hit upon ColourQ #280, which reminded me that I have Blackberry Bliss ink (and paper) in my stash! Woo hooo....and so, another butterfly metamorphosis. The other two colours are as close as I could get; the  'happy' is a Winnie and Walter cut-away, using gold foil...


 One of these cards will be winging its way to our darling, sweet, amazing Anita, who celebrated her birthday last week. She'll have to wait to see which it is *grin*


I'm sharing my cards at:

Winnie and Walter~Join in to Win ('happy cutaway...which makes me SO happy!)

Simply Create Too #79~Anything Goes

ShowCASe Your Style #9~Birthday



Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs...


35 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the butterfly image! Lovely bold sentiment on the first card and adore the leaf in the BG and the gold sentiment on the second.

Anita in France said...

Two more beauties, Carol ... you've created such a wonderful sense of movement on the first with those splatters ... and a lovely calm, serene 'poised-on-a-leaf' feeling on the second! To think, I'll be able to have one of these to touch and feel and see IRL ... and treasure! Thanks so much, sweet friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Asha said...

Awesome colour combo! Love the butterflies and the gold lettering is eye-catching. WOW!
hugs, Asha

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, both of these are super gorgeous as you know I love butterflies, kind of obsessed with them but can you believe I do not have this set, shocked myself, loving the colours on both huggles Pops x x x

Kylie said...

LOVE!!! Totally amazing. Those butterflies are SENSATIONAL!! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Carole said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! these two creations...those butterflies are gorgeous and your cards so amazing and inspiring. Thanks for your lovely comments recently and your pointers to the right place!!...hugs...much appreciated. Now do hope you didn't burn that salad!! lol xx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards, Carol, I love those gorgeous butterflies! Anita is one lucky birthday girl! So glad to see you at the colourQ this week, thanks for playing.

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness gracious! More stunning butterflies! Methinks you like them a wee bit, too. :) Oh how exciting. I'll get to see more beautiful butterfly eye candy! Those colors are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

Deepti said...

Way to rock the colors :) love the gold sentiment !

~amy~ said...

super perfect!

Leigh Penner said...

So pretty!

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Carol! LOVE these gorgeous butterflies and they look amazing over top of the stenciled backgrounds. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super elegant and totally gorgeous cards.
Always love those CBS goodies on display and how others use them.
Simple perfection. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Kate said...

Hi :) Both very pretty cards, gonna go check out those butterflies. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for your support and kind words both on my blog and Winnie and Walter it really means a lot.
Kate xx

Monika Reeck said...

Miss C
Seriously....love that pairing butterflies and you really chose the hammer colors...totally A D O R E A B L E ...luuuuvv both my friend..may I have one the last obe is like purple color my fav color..hope you save my address still...great post miss C...hugs
Monika

I Card Everyone said...

Just love these butterflies, c... gorgeous cards - either would make Anita's birthday smile last the whole year!
Not one person guessed that it was YOU I was thinking of with my sparkler card!! Not even YOU!! =] Michele

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, what fabulous cards, what fabulous butterflies, what a fabulous Carol!! lol You are you know...fabulous! I love the colors you used with these cards and those butterflies are just magnificent! You never owe me any apologies my friend-we are are living life and that at times just gets in the way. Big hugs, Brenda

KayM said...

Oh my heavens!!! Carol both of these are stunning! I am going to have to get that beautiful big butterfly! You know, butterflies are really growing on me since I've been visiting your blog ;) I really love the big sentiment on the first one and the gold die sentiment on the second one is so pretty too! You have inspired me!! Hope you have a great week! ((Hugs))

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Two absolutely stunning cards - I am especially in love with your golden "happy"! It makes the whole card shine! That ombre sponging on your first card paired with the background splatter is wonderful. The second card is a bit bolder, but you are contrasting it with a more subtle background - swoon!

Geri said...

Wow - awesome find! These stamps scream CAROL! You're off to a fine, fine start showcasing these pretties!

I love the contrast of the bold sentiment paired with the soft shades of purple in your first card. Nice switch-up with your second card - bold colors in the butterfly paired with a subtle and elegant gold sentiment! I'm quite sure that Anita will be thrilled to receive either one of these great cards!

PS Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who is late mailing her b-day card!

Susanne Vargas said...

Such pretty butterfly cards! Love the splatter on the first one and the golden happy on the second!

Geri said...

How beautiful, Carol!!! I really love that second one with the subtle background and the gold! And those butterflies are awesome!!!

Geri said...

How beautiful, Carol!!! I really love that second one with the subtle background and the gold! And those butterflies are awesome!!!

Taunya Butler said...

What you do with butterflies is what artists do with canvases!!! You amaze me and every butterfly card you make is delightfully pretty and ready for lift-off!! They make me remember summer days chasing a monarch around my backyard and I am so grateful that you are able to capture photos of your beautiful creations so they don't flit away before I have had a chance to admire and drool all over them!!! May your heart be light and happy today knowing you are Oh, SO loved!!!!

Happy Dance said...

Our sweet friend will love either one of these gorgeous flutterby cards! That stamp is amazing. Delicate and ethereal. Love how you've used these colors and changed up the background. Very sweet. Just like you! Have a good week, and a little hello to your mom too. Bev

Bobby said...

Your card says it all, Carol. FABULOUS! Love the colors and design of both cards.

Dana said...

Wow!!! Really rocking the butterflies!! I LOVe the purple butterflies, awesome cards!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, thank you so much for playing with Simply Create Too.

Warm hugs
Maarit

shirley-bee said...

The spatter background won me over on the first card, and the gold happy has won me over on the second!

Chrissie said...

These are amazing butterflies. what super card!
Wonderful colour too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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Kim Heggins said...

Do you dream of butterflies??? Seriously, you are just amazing with them on paper. They are just perfect for this week's colourq colors, just perfect. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

Greta said...

You are on a roll! 2 more beautiful cards, my friend!

Anne said...

Wow! Awesome new butterflies, love this. Sigh, another for my shopping list lol!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More
Anne
LIM

Kim Heggins said...

Carol...popping back in to thank you for playing along with us at Simply Create Too! LOVE your card.