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8/01/2013

Funday Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack

Good afternoon, and thanks for stopping in. Had my early morning post-op checkup, and the doctor said I was doing fine. The eye doesn't feel scratchy, just a tad blurry in the sight, but that's normal.

I had hunted up some UFO's, and finished one to schedule a post. Then I saw this Bling it Up Challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Thought if I added some glitter dots that have been hanging around in the drawer for a while, this card might qualify.


The green paper is the negative from a Cheery Lynn flourish used quite some months ago. I nearly tossed the snippet, but then realized it looked rather nice put against the navy blue snippet that happened to be in the pile too. Glued the 2 pieces together, and put it in the scraps box. While making some cards to schedule a few posts, came across this UFO about the same time I had seen Jo's Challenge. Diecut the Memory Box Vivienne butterfly with some yellow snippet (same paper as the Robin card earlier). Diecut the matching solid M/Box Darla butterfly from a Chrysanthemum pattern paper. Had used the back of that 6x6 piece for a sentiment on another card...as it's a very subtle light blue pattern.

Added an MS border punched from the same Robin yellow paper under the green, then a second MS leaf punch from the Chrysanthemum paper, and placed the butterfly over it.

Adhered various shapes of the green glitter dots on the butterfly wings, the leaf flourish and center of the second MS border. Will add a sentiment at the top right when I'm ready to use the card.

So I hope the glitter dots will bling it up enough I can participate in the Bling It Up challenge over at Jo's Friday Funday Challenge.  Won't you join me in checking out some lovely sparkly cards? Maybe submit one of your own?

Have a great afternoon, and stay cool if you can. Hugs

Edit:  I've spent part of the afternoon playing 'catch up' on visiting at the Rudolph Day challenge  while also enjoying some beautiful cards; then over at the Playground doing the same thing, I thought I might just submit this card to the snippet playground, since it is made up pretty much of snippety things. I wasn't going to do that at first, since I was so woefully behind in visiting so many blogs. I was embarrassed to play and not pay! I'm pretty much caught up (I _think_!) and Miz Pixie is offering such a wonderful Ryn  raindrop stamp I think I'll just buzz on across the Pond. Mrs. A is probably in hiding behind the slide, waiting to spritz me with her water pistol. Well, that's ok, since they tell me it's hot over there too. Cool water will be welcomed. Com'on along & even if you don't get spritzed, you can enjoy some great cards. Even enter your own, and take a chance on scoring that lovely raindrop stamp.

16 comments:

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card and a fabulous idea using the cut out, looks great.
Glad all went well with the op.

Kath x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous use of snippets Mary, I love the negative die cut with the bling highlights, and of course your beautiful butterfly :) Cathy x

Elizabeth said...

Terrific use of snippets, Mary. I like the green against the blue and the bling is lovely. Elizabeth xx

jimlynn said...

Very creative and pretty! Love the colors and of course that butterfly is gorgeous. Great use of snippets too!
Good news about your eye! So glad!
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mary, I like the big swirls, the border and the butterfly.
Kevin xx

~ Jo ~ said...

Mary this card is beautiful my friend! I just am in love with that butterfly!! I love the paper you chose for the background of it. It's gorgeous!!! The punched edges are awesome too, very elegant and the negative flourish paper looks beautiful behind that butterfly. Great way to use up your scraps too! Thanks so much for linking this up in our "Bling it up challenge" this week at Jo's Funday Friday! *hugs*

Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mary. LOVE the negative die with the navy! The jewels really bling up the card. Loll xx

Mary said...

Oh so pretty. A real winner, and I love the story you wrote about it. I'm playing catch up too. When I get caught up, I'll be behind again. Glad your check up went well. I'm off to see what else you've been up too. Have a good week.

Jules said...

Hi Mary

What a great use of the Cherry Lynn negative - very effective - and the pretty butterfly finished everything off so well.

I think lots of us are on "catch up" in blogland. Sometimes life gets too busy too keep on top of everything.

Hope your eye is soon properly sorted.

Love Jules xx

Di said...

Brilliant use of the negative Mary! And I love the butterfly too.

Don't fret too much if things are busy (and they sure have been for you) and you can't visit the playmates. This isn't like WOYWW, although it's nice to visit I don't think people worry overly about it. I'd hate for folk not to join in - I do know folk who've dropped out of challenges due to the pressure of feeling they must always comment on every entry!

And we don't have air conditioning! In the UK our weather is known as quite 'temperate' ie. middle of the road normally. Most, if not all houses built now, do have central heating of course, but not air con. Hotels do but not most private houses. So, we have to rely on open windows, through breezes and ceiling and portable fans. You can get mobile air con units of course but none to be found in stores in a heat wave needless to say. We just have to grin and bear it in true British fashion. Take lots of cool showers, drink plenty of liquids and go for drives in our air conditioned cars to the supermarket now and then for a lie down in the chiller cabinets! There's usually a long queue (line) waiting for that!

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Mary . . . super little card here. Loving the use of the negative. xxx

Brenda said...

Wow Mary, this is one stunning card!! I love the flourish, and the green gems that are part of the design! That butterfly is awesome too!!! Hugs to you my friend and thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

Hettie said...

This is a true Snippety Snippet card! Great colour combo.
Glad to hear you have made the first step in driving again! Isn't it liberating? I cycled to work yesterday for the first time in over two years. Boy I enjoyed it though I was a little nervous when the lorries were around!
Hugs
xx

Bonnie said...

Wow, that dark blue is so pretty showing through the green! Beautiful!

Sandy said...

Beautiful Mary!
Sandy

Kimbo said...

Beautiful snippet card Mary and the colours are lovely together x