I'm waiting for my husband to come home so we can zip outside for a walk (me) and bike ride (him), together. I know that sounds silly, but when I get into 'power walk' mode, he can't keep up walking, and when I ride my bike, I can't keep up with him, riding. The 'compromise' is that a couple times a week (we try), I walk and he rides alongside on his mountain bike. Sometimes I try to jog...hahahahaha...dang uphills get me every time; although I do manage kinda-sorta okay on the downhills. And yes, people do give us strange looks. Oh well, 'togetherness' and all that jazz, right. Other evenings, he goes for his long- haul bike rides and I long-haul craft. Balance...
Before I put on my running shoes (they are soooo tame compared to the vibrant pair below. Maybe if I wore those I'd be faster...), I'll share my card for the challenges over at CAS(E) this Sketch #76 (such awesome entries!!)
My colours aren't exactly those on this lovely palette, but I replicated as best I could, with pink and turquoise butterflies (yes...more butterflies..and *maybe* new ones arrived yesterday. Excited to give them a play), a white 'frame', and a yellow and green stamped background.
Since butterfly stamps and dies are my 'current' favourite products, I'm also linking to Paper Crafting Challenge #10: My Favourites
Door's opening, so I'd best get ready...
NOTE: So honoured with double blessings with this card (and ever so many marvelous comments!!)
- Selected as winner of the Online Card Class at Paper Crafting Challenges! THANK YOU!
- Selected as a Colour Q Courtier! THANK YOU!!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!
ADORE this, Carol!!! This is gorgeous!! Love your walking compromise too - well done :)
Fantastic!! Love your choice of colours.
Love this Carol!!! You should enter this to Paper Crafting Challenges -MY FAVE challenge, prize is watercolor class online,====OH I see you did!!! I need to jet over there again!!!! HUGS!!!!
I LOVE this card, I think I am certain it is my FAVE for CAS(E) this sketch!!!!! Really, it is GREAT!!!!!! ---and YES I finally got those butterflies you enabler you!!!!!!
OH Yes, you must have added while I made dinner, yes, it was a late dinner, I found out a co-workers wife was diagnosed with cancer, it hit me hard, and I told him I wanted to make them a spaghetti type casserole.... so I did...
Good morning, a gorgeous creation today, I love the background it looks like fabric how amazing is that, and the butterflies are just stunning :0) Hugs Pops x x x
Wow this is superb!! love the design, cross hatched BG :) amazing work
How beautiful! I really like what you did with the background. Your butterfly colors are wonderful with it!
Wow Carol, I am loving this card!!! Those are some running shoes, and I'd bet they'd make anyone run faster!! lol Well except me that is. lol I love those colors though and think you did a great job on matching the colors to the inspirational photo. I so love those butterflies and I love the background you stamped. If I'm not mistaken that is a MCT stamp?! Love, love, love this card!!
Thanks for all your super sweet comments on my blog my friend, you make my heart sing and I always look forward to reading your comments. I think it is fabulous that you and hubby make time to do a walk/ride together. I don't run, but I do like to walk when my feet aren't swollen. Super big hugs to you my friend-Brenda
Well, I think you should get those runners cause they certainly inspired you to make a fabulously gorgeous card!! It's beautiful! I love everything about it. The butterflies, the awesome burlap patterned background, the frame and the CASiliciousness of it all! Sure it's a word. LOL. Great job, Carol! :-)
This is fabulous! Wonderful take on the sketch!
That burlap background is stunning, Carol ... that and the frames are the perfect 'hosts' for your butterfly beauties! Happy walking/riding/jogging! Hugs, Anita :)
Simply FABulous, love love love stopping by your blog to see your creations :) Hugs Bev x
Wonderful card! Hope you enjoyed your walk/run!
Fab girll! Such a great design. Hope you had a great walk/ ride.
Gorgeous creation Carol! I'm with Anita...I love the burlap stamp! Another perfectly balanced design that showcases the butterflies so beautifully.
I hope you enjoyed your jog/walk/run! The word "Jog" does not exist in my vocabulary (and neither does sweat!)
Oh my goodness Carol, this is just amazing...gorgeous...stunning...I could go on all day! So were you channeling those fun running/jogging shoes on your card??? This is just amazing, I really love your sweet design. Enjoy your exercising...what ever way you get it.
Love your card, Carol, the images are wonderful, so is your design! I especially love the cheese cloth look in the background! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.
I really love that background stamp, have I told you that before...and have you told me where it is from? It provides a great grounding for the stunning butterflies. Hope you walk was fun x
I think you can get away with those colours! The stamped background looks gorgeous as a backdrop for the butterflies. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!
Ooooooh you do the most amazing things with butterflies and these are no exception!! What a beautiful card! Love that little stitched frame in the background. I'm trying to figure out if you created that someway or if it's a die?? I walk every evening with my hubby too. He walks and I walk too, but he walks so much faster than I do, and I'm always huffing and puffing to keep up with him. I have short legs and we have lots of hills around here! heheh! ((Hugs and happy weekend!))
Carol I think your couples time is so awesome!! We walk and used to ride together but I have trouble keeping up with biking now. he wants me to get an electric bike so that I have back up when Ii run out of steam--but I don't know, seems strange. Anyway on to your gorgeous card, love your new butterflies and pretty colouring!!
wooowww I think you have EYE to combine the color combo challenge, me not Carol LOL..
First I love the butterfly with that colors and the way you put the frame its clever using that sketch...that sketch I find difficult cause I must put the ellement on the top of the main Image...I dont like to put much element on my card....your card is clever using that sketch..another lovely card dear Carol...now it is 21:42 I will close my Laptop and go to bed...was in May party at my son school he dance with another girl on his school with all boys and girl it was fun but it made me tired to smile to all mom and dad from the school...and a bit chat with the mom and dad...now I go to bed...happy Friday Carol...
You and those darn butterflies!! Just gorgeous!! Love the layout and the little bit of background!! Very NICE!!!!
One amazing card after the next!!! Seriously!!! Totally crushing on this one too!! I LOVE how the CTS design inspired you to create those frames and love even more how you pulled those zany colours from the runners and made them look pretty and sophisticated!!!
WTG on the exercise!!! I think it's just awesome that you've found a way to do it with your hubby (and I think it's pretty adorable too!!!)
What a Beautiful take on the sketch Carol!
Super neat card, Carol! You rocked the challenges!
Hi Carol I just drop you some words here...hope you are okay ...it was 4 days since your last post..are you on Holiday...if yes enjoy sweety...I miss to see your inspirative cards, hope you post card again in one or two days...have a great day in Germany it is cold 13 degree I need my thick jacket...I was wrong wearing my thin jacket now I am hatsyiiii...much...I think I will get influenza ...hope will be healthy soon...biig hugs...
What a fantastic grouping of elements!
This is stunning my friend. I love the textured looking background and floating frames...the butterflies are perfectly placed. Stories of you and Andy warm my heart. Someday... ;)
Miss Carol...so nice to share the spotlight with you at ColourQ! Congrats on your win.
KNEW this was a WINNER!!!!! Love it!!!
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