Thursday, 23 February 2012

Butterflies for Mam

Isn't it strange how I HATE the commercialism of special days like Xmas, Mothers Day etc but I love making special cards for those days?  I suppose in reality what I actually hate is the fact that many people don't appreciate the people in their lives and they should.  Life is too short for them to be appreciated only on special days - I think I am having a reflective day as I have been thinking about my Dad after reading a buddy's blog yesterday and how I can't send him one of my cards - shame he never saw any of them as I didn't make cards back in 2000.  He would have said what a waste of money those pens are - did you know the £shop has them for 10 for £!?!!  PMs I am talking about here my friends not felt tip pens as he would have seen them.....

On a more positive note, my card for today is made using 3 colours I would never have imagined could work but hey they do I think.  Baby Blue, Orangesicle and Basil - well my take on them I am afraid.  Hard to read my sentiment on first pic but you get the jist...

This next pic is a close up of this older Saturated Canary rubber stamp I bought AGES ago from Funky Kits when they were originally released.
 And finally the completed card - looking at it now on the screen the colours don't really match but in real life they look fab so apologies fro poor quality of pic.
Butterfly Girl rubber stamp from Sugar Nellie range at Funky Kits;
Prisma Pencils;
DPs are Pink Petticoat and Papermania Hampstead;
Gems from stash and Die is a Sizzix one I bought recently in a sale.

Moving Along with the Times Layers;
Paperplay Challenge For a Mother;
Willow Sketchie Anything Goes;
Cute Card Thursday Things with Wings;
The Sugar Bowl Kraft Card plus Sketch and
Play Date Cafe No120 Colour Combo - Baby Blue/ Orangesicle and Basil.


  1. Hi Sheila. I love the colours on your card and the different layers too. Such a good image, beautifully co-ordinated.
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. very cute Sheila!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  3. Your coloring is beautiful, Sheila! Thanks so much for adding this cutie to our Cafe gallery - we're so glad you joined us!!

  4. Beautiful Sheila and I do love these colours! I think you Dad sounds just like mine he doesn't get the prices of craft stash thinks its a total waste of hard earned pennies!! I hope you are feeling much better today and are getting your money problem sorted, this world is just full of nasty people! Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

  5. I like those colours together, they look very snazzy! What a gorgeous image that is, too!

    love Mags B x

  6. Aww this is gorgeous Sheila! what a cute image! Beautiful colours and I love the papers and layering! it's a really sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  7. Such a lovely card and the image is so adorable. Thanks for joining in at Willow Sketchie this week.

    Keyll x

  8. HI Sheila, I love your little saturated canary image, I've just bought 3 of these stamps from Funky Kits (I prefer rubber to digi) and can't wait to play with mine!
    Thanks for joining in with Sandra's Lots of Layers this week at MAWTT and good luck
    HUgs Laurie xx

  9. Beautiful card Sheila. Colour combo works well. Hope to make this sketch soon. I understand about your dad as I made one for MIL and my Mum passed away before I started cards. I find it hard when its near mothers day. I often thought what she'll say about my cards.
    Kathleen x

  10. so stunning of my all time fav sassys and your colour combo is fantastic :D

    xx coops xx

  11. gorgeous image Sheila. love the colours you have used x

  12. This is fabulous sheila love it

    Thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl

    Ali x

  13. This is so pretty, I really like the image it's lovely.

    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.

    Anne-Marie x x

  14. Love these images and this one is so cute, very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  15. This is just darling, Sheila! Beautiful coloring job, and great combination of challenges! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  16. It's a shame when our Dads can't see what we're doing now, but I like to think that they're watching us from Heaven and smiling. Your card is lovely, a great use of the colours. I love your image! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!


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