Thursday, May 7, 2015

Happy and Thanks Butterflies...Addicted to CAS #62~Black, White and Gold, So Suzy Stamps May Challenge~Thanks, TPE #297~Thanks/Appreciation

Hello,

Let me start by saying this: my brother and sister-in-law went to a Neil Diamond concert, Tuesday evening. #greenwithenvy #iloveneildiamond #sweetcarolineisawesome  Okay, that's out of my system!

Bet you'll have Sweet Caroline humming through your mind for the rest of the day...and maybe Cracklin' Rosie, too...and you may even be tempted to do a Youtube search to see him perform... I recommend his BBC 1971 Concert.  Just sayin' *grin*

Anyway, enough on swooning over Neil Diamond!  Two cards heading into three challenges.

Inspiration from Addicted to CAS #62~Black, White and Gold


 

and The Pink Elephant #297~Thanks/Appreciation


BUTTERFLIES are back!  Yayyyy...

  


NOTE;  Honoured and thrilled to be sharing the winner's circle over at The Pink Elephant!  THANK YOU ever so much.

Okay, my little break is done...back to data-dealing and humming..."Sweet Car-o-line...dah dah dah...good times never felt so good..."

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

                                                       


33 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

First and foremost - love these gorgeous cards... the butterflies? Spectac-ulous! Where did you get that second one again? I've not played at ATC... hmmm love the gold and black and NEIL DIAMOND!!!!???? Go way back to when you were in nappies to hear my fave Neil tune: "I am, I said"

Bonnie said...

Awesome butterflies, Carol! Love those big sentiments with them! So glad you shared at ATCAS!

Pam said...

Love these cards! The big winnie & walter sentiments look fantastic with your butterflies. I just got my Painted Butterflies today. Can't wait to play.

Darnell J Knauss said...

If I have to have an ear worm, which I now do, I'm happy to have it be anything by Neil Diamond! Two more addictively beautiful butterfly creations from you, Carol! Thank you for that, too!! Enjoy your day, humming and singing! Hugs, Darnell

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

GORgeous card Carol! I have wondered how to use those butterflies for cards, and then you go and make this awesome card. I am feeling a mojo moment coming and I don't even have time for it...bugger, bugger.

Barb Ghig said...

Be still, my heart with these two GORGEOUS cards, Carol! You are the 'Queen' of the butterfly images and once again you've created the most incredible cards! I love how you played with this color combo and your sentiments are sheer perfection! I'm so happy you've decided to play along with us this week at ATCAS!
Neil Diamond? I didn't realize he was still performing...bet it was a fun concert! I'll try 'not' to hum his songs for the rest of the day, but it probably won't work :)

Geri said...

So I read your post about 1 1/2 hours ago, got busy at work and couldn't comment then (shhhhh!) but have been humming 'Cracklin Rosie' ever since...and will likely continue well into the evening!

Two more beauties that have my heart 'a flutter'. Adore the first card - love the subtle colors! The 'ka-splooshed' background stamp is the perfect backdrop for the detailed butterfly stamp on your second card - matchy/matchy kind of style.

KayM said...

Oh look at you and all of your butterflies! They are gorgeous! I love the stylized ones and the realistic one! Both lovely in such different ways! I went to a Neil Diamond concert years ago. I wasn't a huge fan, but my then hubby was. After I left, I changed my mind! It was amazing! ((Hugs))

Shelly said...

Two beautiful cards...butterflies and all!

Kim Heggins said...

LOVE your cards....you always do such amazing things with butterflies and these are no exception!

Shana Gaff said...

Beautiful butterfly cards! I love both of them but the first is my favorite. I love the whimsical look of them! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS. :)

Bobby said...

Song sung blue, everybody knows one. And everybody knows your're the butterfly stamping queen, Carol. Two more beauties you've created for us to drool over.

Kylie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love your butterflies! So elegant. That second butterfly is really, really pretty even in just black! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

So Suzy Stamps said...

Carol, you never fail to amaze me! Your cards are beyond beautiful and it always makes me happy to see what gorgeous pieces of art you come up with! Hugs!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh Carol. you butterfly queen of the universe, you.... both cards are beautiful. You made me buy some W&W stash because of all those gorgeous sentiments you've been using. And I too would love to know where that second butterfly image comes from? Beautiful work, as always.

Jeanne said...

My mom's favorite singer of all time was Neil Diamond. The first concert I ever went to was Neil Diamond. I grew up listening to Neil Diamond. Wow! Yes, I have those songs running through my head now and I am smiling. Thanks for that quick trip down memory lane. Oh and your cards are fantastic! Love the artsy look of the butterflies on the first card and the CAS of the one on the second. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, they are very beautiful!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Leigh Penner said...

These are both gorgeous, Carol!

Sharon said...

Carol these are stunning. Thanks for entering the So Suzy Stamps Challenge and good luck xxx

Loll said...

Darn you!! :) I'm going to have Sweet Caroline running through my head for days!! Dah-dah-dah!! :) LOVE your pretty butterfly cards. Perfect for gold and black ... as butterflies must be the most elegant creature on earth! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

Greta said...

These cards are just beautiful, Carol! I was lucky enough to go to a Neil Diamond concert years ago--it was wonderful & worth getting to bed way late on a work night!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous butterflies, Carol ... simply lovely! A Neil Diamond concert ... how awesome that your brother and sil got to go ... humming ... singing! Hugs, Anita :)

Melly Moo said...

Love the gold butterflies. Thanks for playing along with ATCAS this week, Rebecca x

Marlene Bonetti said...

Wonderful butterfly cards!

Marisa said...

Adore the first card - such wonderful butterfly images and they frame the sentiment fabulously. Lovely stand alone butterfly on the second.

Monika Reeck said...

both are FABULOUS
I cant choose
I love the frist one with yellow color so romantic Miss C
and swooning at the second card
its a big and beautiful stamp of butterfly
LOOOVEE THE SECOND ONE MUCH
also now I decided what I love hehehe (LOL)

Taunya Butler said...

I totally grew up with the music of Neil Diamond filling the halls of my home - Yes, it was awesome!! My favorites will always be Cracklin' Rosie and Forever in Blue Jeans!!! So thank you for putting his music in my head today - love it!! As for your delightful cards - what gorgeousness you have created with this color scheme and your butterflies!! Love your talent and how it just shows on Evey card you create!! You are a master card maker!! Thank you for the inspiration - I usually follow you into challenges so thanks for that!!!! You are awesome - never forget it!!!

Taunya Butler said...

I totally grew up with the music of Neil Diamond filling the halls of my home - Yes, it was awesome!! My favorites will always be Cracklin' Rosie and Forever in Blue Jeans!!! So thank you for putting his music in my head today - love it!! As for your delightful cards - what gorgeousness you have created with this color scheme and your butterflies!! Love your talent and how it just shows on Evey card you create!! You are a master card maker!! Thank you for the inspiration - I usually follow you into challenges so thanks for that!!!! You are awesome - never forget it!!!

Dana said...

Congrats on the win!!! I love the butterflies, both cards are soooo awesome!!!

Jennifer Loftfield said...

Ohh, shall we discuss how many Neil Diamond songs are now playing in my head simultaneously? ;)
Love the cards - thank you for joining us over at So Suzy Stamps!

Monica Taylor said...

I just love butterfly cards. These came out beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us over at So Suzy Stamps.

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Kim Rippere said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering So Suzy Stamps Challenge.

Kim
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Justine Hovey said...

Pretty butterfly!