Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Birthday and Thank You Butterflies...Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #191~Anything Goes, Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes

Hello!

The low grey clouds, gusty winds and sprinkles of rain over the weekend, have given away to puffy clouds, interspersed with glimpses of blue sky and the promise of sunshine. As much as I want the warm temperatures to appear, we do need rain...and I'd welcome a day or three of steady drizzle. Good for the plants and wildlife; good for crafting *grin*

Today, I'm delighted to join my DT in welcoming you to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #191



Perfect challenge to bring out my lovely Painted Butterflies (they've so happy to have a couple more Atlenew sets for companionship!) for some flittering and fluttering.  I made the first card for my sister-in-law, who celebrated her birthday last week, the same day as my dad's was. Joy in the sadness...


The second will find a home at some point (hopefully).  As I mentioned in an earlier post, my mom and her volunteer group are hostessing a Strawberry Tea on May 14th at the seniors' residence in her neighbourhood, so I'm planning to bring some cards to donate as part of a fund-raiser.  I don't have *too* many, but the stash is growing...


This week, we're sponsored by
who are offering a $10 gift certificate to the challenge winner.  How to win? Easy...just create a something and share. Anything Goes suits everyone's style! 


See you in the gallery!

Also sharing at:
TIME OUT Challenge #55~Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting

Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes



Thank you for spending time with me today; your visit brings me immense joy!

30 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

My all time favorite butterfly set, and I LOVE how you placed them, Carol! Such a beautiful color combo, and your sentiments are perfect! Stunning card!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your sweet, delicate butterflies surely have delighted your SIL and will also make the person happy who gets the donated card! How sweet of you to do that!

Mimi said...

So pretty... love these fluttery stamps.
I love when people I love share a birthday...

sandie said...

So pretty Carol, love those butterflies and lovely colours. Great to see you at TO x

Julie B said...

Such a pretty pair of cards Carol, love those stamps. :)

Melissa L. said...

OOOO, OOOO! Two lovely CAS butterfly cards! I LOVE butterflies! :) Beautifully stamped and signed, Carol.

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

Such a beautiful card! Lovely colours and images!

Jeanne said...

Oh look, a bounty of beautiful butterflies!! Seeing them flutter about brings such joy. You are so generous and thoughtful Carol. I'm sure your sister-in-law appreciated your pretty card and I know your mom and her group will be so grateful for your contribution to the cause. Thank you for creating and sharing such lovely cards. :) Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty! I am loving the layered stamped images

Carole said...

Beautiful creations carol....love , love those butterflies (nearly as addicted as you).

Jeanne J. said...

These butterflies are gorgeous Carol - they look so soft and airy floating across the page!

*Vicki* said...

These butterflies look stunning in your different colors! I love how they are fluttering over your card front and the layering is brilliant here!! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration you've shared with me today! HUGS :)

Gail Townsend said...

two gorgeous butterfly cards, love the colours xx

Rose said...

Very pretty butterflies. Two gorgeous cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol those butterflies are among my favourite Altenew stamps! Beautiful and sweet!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card....love your beautiful and dainty butterflies, so sweet.

Joyce said...

Two gorgeous butterfly cards--love how you have the sentiment cut out and popped up. And, your butterflies are so perfectly arranged. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Anita in France said...

A duo of loveliness, Carol ... fabulous composition ... such dreamy, delicate, dainty butterflies ... beautiful! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love those stunning butterflies, Carol!!!! Beautiful in the lovely colours you used!!! So pretty!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Monika Reeck said...

so simple and so adorable the colorful butterfly and that sentiment is perfecto so CAS and so sweet card you made Miss C
I miss you ;)
your comment always made me smile you wrote from the heart
I know you are a busy lady Carol
so happy to be on a same team and at Least I can give you some love this time Miss C :) hope you like it
big hugs
Monika

Susangail Powell said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous!! I love the colors, your layout, the sentiment! It's all beautiful!

Geri said...

I feel your sadness. That feeling never goes away.

But your cards made my heart sing. Those butterflies are really, really cool - love the 'loose' watercolor look :)

EdenLand Designs said...

Beautiful butterflies :) They look as if they are floating! Love the bold sentiment against their softness, too...very soft, contemporary look :)
Susan - ATSM teamie

Nancy said...

Such a great Clean and Simple card. I am such a fan for those butterflies too! Thanks for linking up with us over at Seize the Birthday!

Greta said...

Every time I see those butterflies I want them! Beautiful cards, Carol! I know you remember your dad with great fondness--memories sustain us.

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Amazing how those butterflies look in your hands - always stunning, that's for sure!

Taunya Butler said...

You do know how to make butterflies just flit and flutter right to life!! Your card is beautiful and I love the color choices!! Super pretty and I hope you got some rain!!

JoAnn said...

Lovely CAS card. Very pretty butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Lilian YF said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love this!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio