Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Summer flutterbys



Good Morning Peeps, thanks so much for all your lovely comments and thoughts on my last post and I admit to having a few smiles as I read your ideas on what the ladies were drinking................iced tea of course, why on earth didn't I think of that instead of letting my secret out of the bag ?

Bad, bad blogger this last few days, so sorry for the lack of visits but I have been so busy making  samples for Create and Crafts Christmas Launch week which starts tomorrow. There was a delay with the stamps arriving as the courier apparently lost the parcel so there was not much time to turn the work around. I will share a few of the rather nice stamps very shortly.

Christmas in June always seems a bit previous to me, mind you I had a magazine Christmas consignment a few weeks ago so should be in the swing of it by now. Always seems I have trouble focusing on the season so early and especially before I've even had my holiday and then by the time it comes to needing cards myself I am well and truly fed up with season and want to move on to Spring.

So I have a little share and a mid month reminder about our challenge at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations, the theme at the first is CAS and the second is Summer Blooms, do pop over to the challenge blogs to see what the DT have created and to check out the fabulous prizes on offer.

My card above for Penny Black and More is another in the Stampington magazine collection which I posted at the beginning of the month. The whole set used distress inks Mowed Grass and Salty Ocean and the same Penny Black stamp sets as the brief was to create a set of cards using the same products and colourway. I used the corner stamp to create the band across the bottom alternating the colours, then inked the butterflies with the same inks and spritzed with water before stamping, a few pearls for the thorax's and wire antenna..........not totally convinced this is allowed in CAS cards  mind you.

Have a good day everyone.

68 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Brenda live your soft colours and pretty butterflies

Anne

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Brenda great colours and I love your butterflies
jacqui x

Sarah said...

Beautiful fresh summery card Brenda and I'm sure it will pass as CAS!! Sarah x

Jane said...

Hi Brenda I am typing this waiting for our journey home to the UK. We have had an amazing holiday and it's 35c here today with skies as blue as the sea :-) such a pretty card. Speak soon sending Greek sunshine to you xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful butterfly card Brenda
Hugs Kelly

Wendy L said...

So pretty Brenda, as you know i love butterflies, xxx

Marianne said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda, and very CAS as far as I can tell. There's lots of white space and there's just a few (essential) embellishments.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the bright colors.
Gr Elly

DesignerDiva said...

Those butterfly stamps are gorgeous Brenda and I live the blue and green together
Hugs from a sunny Hunny, Laurie xx

Lynne K said...

Love it, Brenda, especially the border. Stunning! Love the colours too.

Lynne x

AnyOldCraft said...

Oh Brenda, this is just stunning.
Those colours are so perfect together.
You flutterbys are truly amazing.
I adore butterflies :)
I know what you mean about the Christmas thing.
I used to feel the same when I was making digital scrap kits LOL

nnalorac said...

CAS enough for me Brenda, something I'm not that good at. Love the gorgeous Butterflies and beautiful colour combo. Carolxx

Uta said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the colours and the butterflies are so elegant.
Hugs, Uta

Jackie said...

Wonderful card, I do so love blue and green together :o)
Jackie xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Brenda, such a beautiful design and I love the fresh colours
Sue xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oh beautiful green and blue colour combo! Who says they should never be seen together!? Love it!!!

I think its a perfect CAS card!!! :D

JennyH said...

Lovely card Brenda, very fresh and light, I love blue and green together : )

Lau W said...

Oh i love this card Brenda, so fresh, lovely colors !
Have a nice day !
xxx

Eret said...

Brenda, your card is really gorgeous. I love how you put together green and blue. It looks so wonderful. And your butterflies are totally adorable. Fantastic clean and simple card.
Hugs
Eret

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful card, Brenda. You certainly do sound busy
Rosie x

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

rachel said...

stunning card Brenda - really beautiful xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo Brenda,
deine karte sieht wunderschön aus und auch die Farbauswahl gefällt mir sehr gut,
liebe Grüße Ulrike

Gerrina said...

A stunning CaS-card you´ve made! Love the colours and the delicate butterfly on the right! Warm hugs, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

Very classy & I love the added oomph that the pearls & antennae give to the whole. The colours are beautiful against the white & I love your rounded corners to echo the butterfly wings whilst contrasting with the triangular angularity of the stamped strip. Lovely balancing of elements.
Paula (PEP)

Marianne said...

This is an awesome card. What a beautiful colours and butterflies!! xxx Marianne

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the butterfly corner stamp.

Nikki x

Pearl said...

Love this card Brenda! The way you have used the corner stamps and the patterns on the butterflies is beautiful!
Pearl x

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, this is one of the prettiest "CAS" cards I've ever seen - LOVE the idea of repeating your subject, and the tiny triangles in two colors look amazing together - very summery and yet, cool. Your card is pure delight, B! hugs, de

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful ,love the colors and the designs on the butterflies :)

Phi said...

Love this card. Very fresh.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So stunning Brenda, I love the blue and green patterns on the butterfly wings and the layout is beautiful
Lindsay xx

monica said...

grazie brenda

Lisa Jane said...

I just love the colours - so pretty - and the way you used the triangular stamp.... ICED TEA my eye!
Lisa x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. Love the border and the butterflies are gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon x

Rosalee said...

This is so gorgeous Brenda. I love the color combo and the butterflies add a beautiful touch. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Brenda. Fabulous colours and design.
Lorraine x

Dora said...

beautiful card! gorgeous colours and butterfly! I like it! it is very pretty done.
greetings

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card Brenda and just love the triangular sections and great colour theme.
Apologies for my lack of visiting too - amazing how much time a wardrobe overhaul takes lol
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sally H said...

It is so beautiful, Brenda! I love it! Must try that colour combo and the stamps are very tempting too xxx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunning idea, using the triangle stamp across the bottom in alternate colours and those gorgeous butterflies too, luv Sam x

Kat said...

Gorgeous elegant CAS card Brenda. Love the colour combo.

Good luck with your samples.

Kat xx

mae said...

beautiful card!

Wedgie said...

Ohhh Brenda...I love this card, those colours are just fab! Wedgie xxx

catherine said...

This is beautiful Brenda and lovely colours. Love the layout to it
x catherine

butterfly said...

It's delightful, Brenda - I love those wire antennae, what a brilliant touch!
Alison x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is such a lovely card.

Andreja L. said...

Simple and very beautiful card Brenda :-))

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the colour combo.
luv
Debby

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Brenda. Very elegant and lovely colours. hugs, Marlies

Janice said...

Beautiful colours & a lovely card Brenda. Can't get my head round Christmas at the moment so I hope you are doing better in that dept than me! Jx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda oh wow love the combination of the colours and the freeze at the bottom is just gorgeous, a really stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxx Hope your keeping well.xxx

loulou said...

Love the blue and green. I think it can pass for CAS.

Ellie said...

It's beautiful Brenda, love how you did the border panel on the botton!

Hanneke said...

Wow, what a stunning card B! Love the colors and butterflies, it puts me in the mood to use some butterfly stamps too! I really need to start making Christmas cards but it's just too hot now, lol. Hugs, Hanneke

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, your card is so beautiful and elegant, love it. The colour combo is one of my favs as well. I enjoy clean designs and this one is special, and it sure doesn't matter to me if pearls & wires are 'allowed' asthey look fabulous and are perfect on this design! Hope you are having a great day, Shirleyx

Aud said...

Love this card Brenda lovely summer colours, looks like your about as busy as I am just now ,,not enough hours in the day. Hope all going well with you just now. Aud x

Pat said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colours just so elegant, and I love the way you have made the border with a corner stamp, great idea.

Pat xx

zub momi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft colors and the butterflies :)

Michelle J M said...

What a lovely fresh looking card Brenda. Just love those colours. The stamps are super, so clever of you to have made a border which looks so good. Michelle x

iReneM said...

Such an elegantly CAS and gorgeous card, Brenda.
I love your use of the corner stamp, the beautiful butterflies and the fab colours.
I have to agree re thinking of Christmas this time of year.....and I've already had a holiday, lol
x

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, What a great idea to use the corner stamp across the bottom I would never have thought of that one! Beautiful colours & butterflies... I hope all is going well with the Christmas cards...Hugs May x x

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the colour scheme, love your use of the stamp.
Avril xx

scrappymo! said...

Tres chic!
Love those colours together!
You have so intriqued me with the next candy coming up that I am giving this one a rest...teehee I am going to direct all my positive energy towards the next! ahahaha

6:25 am and finally leaving for the lake a day late! DH had a broken laptop yesterday morning...no lights...just the black screen! Spent the day madly rushing about trying to find a new one and get everything loaded as we can't manage up there with some access to the kids, life etc!

susiestacey said...

Beautiful CAS card Brenda, love the delicate blues and greens x Susan x

Debbie said...

This is beautiful dearie.Love the pattern you've made with the butterflies.Gorgeous colours too.Love it.Hope you're okay.Hugs Debbie x

Juls said...

This is just stunning!!!! Hugs Juls

Larisa said...

Gorgeous card,wonderful colouring and colours.

 
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