Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Butterflies...CASE Study #185, CAS(E) this Sketch #71, TIME Out Challenge #2, The Card Concept #7

Hello all!  Home on Sunday, back to the 'routine' yesterday (pouting *grin*), still travel-lagged, and reunited with my cuttlebug and dies! Yes *fist pump*!!

Now, because my ability to string together coherent thoughts is still compromised - as evidenced by the oh-so-jazzy, let's-capture-the-audience's-attention' post title (uh  huh, real snazzy! Not!) - I'll keep this short. My simple title, however, speaks the truth. More butterflies from me: surprise!  A number of challenges inviting butterflies: Yayyy!  How can I resist!

As is obvious with my cards of late, and as I've confessed repeatedly, yours truly is butterfly obsessed, and I completely understand if you're bored with my 'common theme.'  If not, thank you for sticking around to view today's duo.  I'm 'trying' to make each one different...'trying' being the operative word here.

Okay, both are going to the new and delightful TIME OUT challenge #2, with this fabulous bedroom photo


as well as to 'older' and delightful  The Card Concept #7, where I think they fall into the 'clean and simple' or perhaps 'clean and layered' categories. 


My first card is also going to CASE Study #185, where soft grey and pops of red are featured (isn't this card stunning!).
Here's my take:


My second, entered into CAS(E) this Sketch #71,


is this little number:


Okay, enough butterflies for a day or two...

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



17 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

I am not getting tired from you beautiful butterfly cards! Keep them coming! The first one is my favorite from todays selection! Love grey with a pop of color!

Marisa said...

Adore that first card with the stamped mesh!! Great second card with the flurry of butterflies! You covered the challenges well :)

Jeanne J said...

I love all the texture from the stitching and zig zag cut tag on the first, and all the different colors of the butterflies on the second.

Cathy Weber said...

How in the world would I ever choose which one of your two cards I like the most...I won't really choose, but I really am loving the first card with the graphic feel and the second is such a cheerful and happy card...love what you have done with both!

Beverley said...

I will NEVER tire of seeing butterflies, especially when you create such beautiful cards using not only butterflies BUT Uniko Studio butterflies :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

wienerhoneymooners said...

Amazing cards C!!! Really, and flaunting the butterflies that are still on backorder, now I am pouting..... No, really LOVE your cards, hope your trip was ll you dreamed.

sandie said...

Just wonderful Carol. I really love that background you use and the butterflies are perfect with it.Thanks for sharing with us at TIME OUT x

Anita in France said...

Nope, couldn't be bored with any of your cards, Carol! These are both gorgeous ... the colours on the kaleidoscope of butterflies are delicious ... and I adore the single butterfly against the 'woven' background ... wow! Anita :)

Shannon J said...

I will never, never, never, never, EVER tire of anything you do!!! Both of these are just delightful!! LOVE the graphic background of the first card, prettied up with those gorgeous stacked b-flies, a bit of bling and a beautiful stitched border! The second card also took my breath away!!! Are you sure you're not a graphic designer?!!! Because this has designer written...I mean stamped all over it!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Dana said...

I could never be tired of your butterflies!! These cards are no exception! They are are gorgeous!! I LOVE the layout/design of them!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Aww...they are Gorgeous Carol!!! Love those butterfly cards. The colors are Fantastic!!!

Geri said...

For some reason, this post never showed up in my mailbox. I'm so glad that I scrolled further down the page....

You & butterflies are a match made in crafting heaven! You bring them to life! The mesh background is incredible...as is the zig-zag edge of the banner! Yep, winner!

The butterfly coffee shop, where everyone has come in their finest designer winged outfits is stunning and sure to snag the attention of a DT member or two!

Amazing cards Carol!!!

Laura Elliot said...

Butterflies a go go - I love it!!! Two stunning cards Carol. Thank you for all the lovely comments you have been leaving on my blog too xxx

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Stunning CAS cards! I love the texture in the first and the colors in the second! You are rocking these challenges!

Greta said...

Oh wow--you are on a roll, my friend! I totally love these cards!

Sian Ridley said...

Bored? Are you kidding?!! You are the Queen of butterfly cards! These two are just as wonderful, creative and beautiful as all the others - it will never get boring! ;)

Marybeth said...

These are both so beautiful! Love your design !