Saturday, April 2, 2016

Believe in Yourself Butterflies...Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #354~Blush, Meringue, Sky, 4 Craft Chicks #292~Anything Goes, Creatalicious Challenge #88~Things with Wings

Hello,

I'm super excited to be joining with my teammates for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #354


for three reasons: the pretty colours, the fabulous inspiration photo and, most important, because this week we're sponsored by My Creative Time!  If it weren't for my discovery of Emma, her amazing products and her fantastic videos, I wouldn't be making cards today. She was my 'gateway' into this sport, my first *Muse*, and my first connection with this dynamic community.  I have plenty of MCT in my collection and I love it alllll!  Her blog is a vibrant, innovative source of inspiration. Please: if you have a chance, head  over to her place.  She is a GEM!


My card features three sets of some of favourite MCT products:
Pretty Butterflies & Dragonflies Dies
Script Type Backgrounds Stamp
You Matter Stamps

I used two of the 'watercolour' background stamps for my background (my secret is revealed *grin*), two of the butterfly dies - one to create the stitched outline and a second for the little insets, and a sentiment from You Matter.  The Spring palette makes me smile, and I hope it evokes a similar response for you!


Inspired to play along? I hope so, because guess what: Emma is generously giving THREE stamp sets to this week's winner!  I'd love if these would head your way!!

Bring out your blush, meringue and sky inks, papers, markers....whatever you have...and join us!


See you in the gallery!!

Also linking up at:

4 Crafty Chicks #292~Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges #88~Things with Wings

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes

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


25 comments:

sandie said...

Just stunning Carol and so creative x

~amy~ said...

Beautiful! Love the soft colors!
Happy Sunday!

Carole said...

Fabulous card carol...I love your butterflies and your ice cream colour palette...very cheery! great design...love it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Carol ... a gorgeos pastel colour combo and such sweet and delicate butterflies! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Fantastic card, Carol! The spring colors, the beautiful butterflies, and the sentiment is awesome!

Rose said...

Love those stitched butterflies with your pretty pastel combination. A lovely sentiment to top off a gorgeous card Carol.

Marisa said...

Great use of the negative space and loving those butterflies and great bg!!

Mimi said...

Such a cute one. Your creativity in assembling this card is awesome-- the background and the die-cut holes and butterflies is creative genius.

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. The small butterflies are a wonderful addition to the larger butterfly die cut space.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty! Love the striped background~

Geri said...

Yep 'smiled all over my face' when I saw this pretty! Love the butterfly within a butterfly technique and LOVE that you paired a bold black sentiment with soft pastel colors.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how pretty, Carol! I love the striped pattern on your background, and how you arranged your sweet butterflies!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Carol, your card is exceptionally pretty -- great use of this week's color combo!! Hope you have a wonderful week:)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love that colourful bg, Carol!!! And the butterflies are so pretty!!! What a beautiful card!!!
Hugz

Tina Henderson said...

This is just adorable! I love those butterflies and the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina- 4CC DT

Claudia Rogier said...

Lovely card. thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge

hugs
Claudia
DT Creatalicious Challenge

Bobby said...

Doesn't matter how you do it, it's the results that count and your background is fabulous, Carol. And there are your trademark butterflies adding to the loveliness.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful butterfly card
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

shirley-bee said...

Oh, this is so sweet and springy - love it!

Charlene said...

SO prefect!

Sandy said...

Carol I love how you see the pastels behind the butterflies. So pretty!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow this is so sot and pretty. Love it

Call me Naki said...

Ohh Carol, Carol... This is just so lovely! I love your background, and how you nested the little butterflies in the bigger butterfly negatives! So clever! ;-)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Back to doing butterflies! you do them so well! Like the PP peeking though the bigger butterflies!

Greta said...

Love what you did here, Carol--top of my Carol favorites! The little butterflies over the larger negative die cuts is just brilliant & I love the stripes!