Saturday, January 23, 2016

Thank You For Your Kindness...MUSE Challenge #149

Hello,

I'm sitting at the kitchen table at my mom's (yayyy...) preparing, shortly, to head off for six days of marking provincial diploma exams. While reading/grading essays from 8am-4:30pm (or longer...) is an arduous task, being here with mom, and having niece and nephew time in the evenings makes everything good.  Really, really good!  Of course, I won't have crafting time (didn't bring my mobile crafting unit...), but hopefully, I won't fall toooo behind in commenting. In the event I do: my apologies!

Anyway, before I dash out into the city streets, I have two cards sparked by Tracey's fabulous, sweet inspiration at MUSE Challenge #149


Her pretty flowers reminded me of a set of CB butterflies...so I brought them out for a play.  Their nestled atop some flourishes, which are hard to see, but they are there...

Version one is more 'random' than Tracey's,


while the second follows her 'arrangement' a bit better. Wish I had one butterfly, the size of those I used, that faced the other direction, but...oh well.  A trio of butterflies, flittering this way or that, still makes me smile!


Time to get going...

Wishing you a most marvelous Saturday; thank you for spending part of your day with me

30 comments:

  1. Oh Carol, these cards just make my heart so happy! Butterflies! Thoughts of spring (although I should say it's supposed to be near 60 today, very springlike in my little world). Thank you for sharing these delightful cards! I wanted to wish you good luck and happy thoughts as you working on the arduous sounding task ahead of you. At least you have the visit with your mom and your sweet niece and nephew to encourage you during the day. Happy Hugs to you!

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  2. Lovely take on Tracey's card. Such fun butterflies.

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  3. Such uplifting and colorful designs on these cards Carol!! I really love the flowers on the top card!! The whole design looks stunning!! The popped out colorful butterflies are amazing as well!! I wanted to thank you so much for all of the really kind and amazing support you have given my my fellow crafty blog friend! :) Glad you are able to enjoy time with family during your hard task!! HUGS

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  4. Carol I love that you were inspired to use those gorgeous CB butterflies. Both of these cards are stunning, your design and layout perfect! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week! Happy marking I hope that you enjoy!

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  5. Awww, you can't beat family time after long work hours, enjoy. I love your card & I can totally see the flower/butterfly resemblance. Wonderful CASE. Hugs Bev x

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  6. Great minds really do think alike...I have my CB butterflies on my desk (one is already stamped) for this same challenge! Will morph it into something else now. The CB flutter-byes are PERFECT! Great cards...personally I like the white on white ..nothing stealing the thunder from the pretty winged beauties! Love the subtle swirls!

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  7. Beautiful cards, those butterflies are the perfect image for the flowers, Cathy x

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  8. Awwww your butterflies are beautiful whichever way they want to face :) heheh! I love the colors you used too! A beautiful take on Tracey's inspiration card! Hope you enjoy your time with your family! ((Hugs))

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  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS....love, love ,love these cards. Fabulous case. Glad you arrived safely and enjoy your crafting break...and the family too of course. xx

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  10. Absolutely inspired! Gorgeous stamp/stamping, and design, c ... LOve them! Enjoy your time with Mom hugs for you both!
    =]

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  11. Gorgeous! Both cards are beautiful and the butterflies are so pretty.

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  12. So pretty and I love the touch of the flourishes too. Soft but they finish off the card so well. Beautiful cards. :)

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  13. Awesome CASE'd card! You will be,missed while you take your family break, but have FUN!

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  14. Pretty cards, Carol! I can see why you thought of CB Butterflies :)

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  15. Your butterflies are simply stunning, Carol!!!! Love the colours!!! Two beautiful cards!!!
    Hugz

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  16. So pretty, Carol ... both of them ... what a great take on Tracey's Muse! Enjoy your family time, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. A double bout of spring - meeeep!! Flowers and butterflies :) Doing a happy dance here!

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  18. Nothing like a shot of bold spring colour to bring a smile to my face! Love both of these, Carol! So great to see you at Muse this week!

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  19. fabulous idea to use the butterflies! Both cards are very pretty!

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  20. I'm glad you got a chance to make these lovelies before you headed off to Mom's and work, Carol. The butterflies are a great way to be inspired by the Muse.

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  21. That is such a perfect interpretation of the MUSE card! Those butterflies are awesome!

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  22. Awesome! Love the beautiful butterflies and their flourish trails as they flutter by!

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  23. Carol your butterflies are gorgeous! I like the first one best with the white matt - the colors just pop off the page - really stunning!

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  24. OMGoodness, you were so inspired by Tracey's card! I love your card Carol, those butterflies mimic the flowers on Tracey's card perfectly!!! Your second card is beautiful too, but I love the whimsy of the first one best. And I am loving those butterflies to much. lol They sit atop the flourishes perfectly. Hugs, Brenda

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  25. You are so clever, Carol! I love all the sweet butterflies and how you played with Tracey's color palette! Gorgeous cards!

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  26. Such a perfect and darling take on Tracey's card! I love the butterflies what a great idea you smart girl!

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  27. Both of these cards are simply gorgeous, and I love how creative you are to CASE Tracey's card with butterflies.

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  28. 2 pretty cards, Carol--love your butterflies on both cards!

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