Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sandie...Addicted to Stamps and More #145~Photo Inspiration, Make My Monday~Things with Wings, STAMPlorations Anything Goes

Hello!

Welcome to Addicted to Stamps and More #145~Photo Inspiration where my fabulous design team and I are inviting you to showcase cards based on this lovely photo.  Colours, images, layout...plenty of places for your muse to wander...



My card focuses, as you can see, on purple, white and black, as well as 'things with wings'...


My card was made with a most special designer and friend in mind: our lovely, talented, heart-as-big-as-the-universe, Sandie, of London Days. She's an amazing gal, with her positive, spirit-lifting comments, her behind-the-scenes work here at ATSM, as well as Time Out and Uniko Challenges, her generous, always-willing-to-help nature and her all-around effervescent personality. The fact that I'm even on a design team is solely due to Sandie, who encouraged me to apply!

So, sweet Sandie, this card is for you...purple, because I know it's one of your favourite colours and butterflies because...well, you know me! Hope your celebration carries through for the rest of the month and that the upcoming year is nothing short of awesome!!

A special 'thank you' to Kylie, from Kylie is Addicted to Stamps Party, Sarah Gray and Sarah Platt for their 'plotting and scheming' to make this event happen.



Please be sure to check out the photo-inspired cards from the rest of the ATSM team.  You'll be WOW-ed!  Fueled with inspiration, create a card of your own to share in the gallery!  As extra incentive to play,, we have these fabulous sponsors offering up prizes:


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I'm sharing my card over at Make My Monday ~Things with Wings



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



33 comments:

  1. So, I have been following you for, what, like 3 days, and you have posted like, what--14 cards, all with butterflies, so I think I have a pretty good idea how you roll....(tee hee). This card is magnificent. Love all the purple and those gorgeous butterflies--are they stamps or stencils? Can't tell, but they are just amazing.

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  2. Eye catching & beautiful! I know Sandie loves this card!

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  3. Thank you so much Carol for your kind words, they mean so much. And wow to this card, such a fab purple and how did you do this? Stencil?

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  4. Hi Carol! I love the big butterflies on your card, great colors as well! You did a great job!

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  5. I love this stencil from Shery, I have it on my desk as I type, trying to get my head around some DT projects! It deserves to be center stage just has you have made it on this super card. :)

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  6. Ahh, no one rocks the butterfly look like you do! Love this!

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  7. This is so beautiful! Awesome card for Sandie!

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  8. Really stunning card!! I just love the purple background and butterflies!! Such a great card for Sandie! :)

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  9. I would have known this was your card, even without your name attached, Carol. When you have a passion it shows and you, my friend, have a passion for butterflies. I've never seen a butterfly card from you that wasn't terrific.

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  10. Hi Carol! I am behind on my commenting and everything else... this card is so you, and so beautiful. love the bright purple and the contrast of the black and white. Wonderful as always!

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  11. Love the purple
    love butterfly
    love your design
    and Sandie will be thrilled to see purple card
    I made also a purple card for her...
    ops I want to ask like Sandie too how did you do this?
    Stencil I guess
    with white unicorn am I wright
    if I am wrong I am sorry
    Love your post
    Hugs,
    Monika

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  12. WOWOWOWOW!! I Love this!! AMAZING Colors and Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  13. Fabulous card! Love the color and the butterflies are perfect.

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  14. Dang girl! You've got everyone's interest peaked with this card, so now you're going to have to tell us all how you made it! Brilliant purple, brilliant butterflies, and brilliant design! Love it! Bev

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  15. Wow Carol, this is a stunning card! I love those butterflies and the beautiful purple you used. I'm with Bev and want to know how you did this beautiful card. I'm sure Sandie will adore this card!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  16. Oooooh purple is my favorite color!! This is SO pretty! Of course I love your beautiful butterflies too! The white embossed sentiment on the black banner looks awesome! ((hugs to you))

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  17. Purple and the butterflies, wow! Carol, loving it!

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  18. An absolutely gorgeous card for Sandie! I can't get over that incredible purple!

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  19. Love your beautiful card Carol - fabulous design! xx

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  20. WOW! Glamorous, funky, stunning, stylish, classy and simply Sandie perfect.
    Love your card and you rock those butterflies. thanks for playing along at Sandie's party too Carol I bet she'll love this. xx

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  21. A perfect card for Sandie and for the challenges and for inspiring us! You get A+ on all points, Carol!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. gorgeous!! I LOVE the purple butterflies!! And the sentiment banner is perfect!!

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  23. Just gorgeous - LOVE the purple - Sandie will be thrilled!

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  24. STUNNING SIMPLICITY! The images could not possibly have been balanced more perfectly than what you have done here!

    Did you emboss the images?

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  25. Hello my sweet friend ~ What a GORGEOUS card you have created, Carol! Your butterflies really pop against the purple background and I love how you placed the sentiment! Absolutely stunning!!!

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  26. What a stunning and striking card for sweet Sandie, Carol ... so beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

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  27. Gorgeous use of the purple and the butterflies are fabulous :)

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  28. Gorgeous card, Carol. So perfect for Sandie, that colour is fab. And those big beautiful butterflies....divine x

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  29. This card is so amazing. Is that a stencil? Beautiful job!

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  30. UMM, WOW times *GASP* - this is beautiful, vivid, gorgeous and full of life and bursting with color!! Love it, If you couldn't tell!! =] I am so impressed when you use stencils because your sponging and blending just looks so very clean and awesome!! Thanks for sharing this with Sandie - so sweet and well done!!! Hugs!!!

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