While many of you are spending the day crafting your hearts out, my husband and I are off to the 'big city' for cycling meetings, followed by officiating at a cyclo-cross race. "Dark Knight" is one of the most popular 'cross races of the year, with the first race starting at 5pm and the last at 9:30pm. Mazes, fog machines, even 'rumours' of a fire pit are part of this year's zany, crazy, competitions. We're expecting 245 competitors all told...I better have my game on for getting order of finish correct!
Before we head off, I'm sharing a card I made this morning (one of two...I was up really early), for the following challenges:
Newton's Nook World Card-making Day Link-up
I don't have - yet - any Newton's Nook fall-themed stamps (Halloween and Christmas though - got those!), but I do have the oh-so-pretty Simply Sentimental set. Jen's hand-written swirly fonts are gorgeous, and I hope she doesn't mind that I paired her 'heartfelt thanks' with a sponged-background - yellow, green, orange, brown - butterfly.
Off to enter this, do a second quick post, then get ready for a long day of bike-themed events.
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Oh happy sigh....an autumn butterfly :) Love it!!
I'm 100% positive that Jen would be thrilled to have her beautiful hand writing paired with this AMAZING, perfectly blended, fall color themed, winged beauty!
Hope you have/had a great day at the races! Fire pit? Sounds like it will be a ca-razy fun day for the riders!
Your autumn butterfly is gorgeous. I love the design. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.
Hope you had a great day out.
Such beautiful colors in your butterfly and that font is perfect for it!
Beautiful, Carol ... the glowing colours of that butterfly are simply stunning! Anita :)
Hello Carol! Glad you got up early to create - that butterfly card is Stunning! Love the ombré background! Hope you have a great time at your race & Thanks so much for linking up with our World Card-making day challenge and our Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs !
Love those lovely fall colors sponged behind the butterfly surrounded by all the clean white - the white makes the colors even richer. Hope you survive "dark knight"!
Simply lovely with the rich colors behind the butterfly aperture. Love the stitched matting and the pretty font. Wonderful autumn card. TFS
Very elegant! Love the gradient color. Thanks so much for playing along with NND!
This is perfectly lovely and a little bit awe inspiring!! Those gorgeous fall colors in the silhouette of the butterfly just made my heart flutter!! I love the combination of the butterfly with that spectacular message of heartfelt thanks!! I am positive that Jen did not mind having her sentiment find a home on your incredible card - an ode to fall!! Enjoy you day or your night depending on what time it is as you read this!! Love and hugs to you for being my friend!!
Fabulous inking !!
Love love your CAS beauty, Carol! The gradient of colors really shines through with the butterfly die! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!
The colorblending in the butterfly is beautiful!
Beautifully blended autumn colours, a lovely card.
Truly a stunning creation, Carol! Will have to Case this!
Fabulous card!! Awesome way to stretch your stamps and the colors behind the butterfly are gorgeous!!!
Pretty pretty pretty!
As you can see, I am a bit behind in my commenting. so here goes. These are amazing...really amazing. When ever I see your cards I am in awe of your talent, just beautiful.
I think your sponged background day to day is more adorable Carol..this is sooo lovely...I am in love always with your butterfly card..I am sorry I was influenza and not go around at the blog land and my blog also empty Carol now I try to catch up hope you can see me again on my blog sweety..big hugs, Monika
Just between the two of us, Carol – this card make me squeal! I mean, you have stitched lines everywhere and you have an amazing sponged background literally glowing through the diecut shape! I sometimes look at my supplies and think since I have similar dies or colors I could make a card just like yours. And then I fail miserably because you're an awesome crafter and I'm yet still only the apprentice. But I'm striving – oh, I am striving... :)
This is gorgeous!
Shriek!!!! OMG that sponging could not be more awesome!! Bold, elegant, dramatic! You are just such an inspiration - so fearless in trying (and mastering!) so many fabulous techniques and styles! Oh how I love everything you do!
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