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3/31/2014

Butterfly Challenge along with Happy Easter

Hello there on a delightfully warm & sunny Monday afternoon. Our day has been spent on the telephone (not something I enjoy!) so it was pleasant to sit down to the computer to write up a post. Today's card will be going over to the Butterfly Challenge where the theme is Spring Time at Last. Entries need to have a butterfly and the color yellow. Pretty easy to do.



- image is an old stamp, Hampton Art Butterfly Banner, embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold, then colored with various Chromatix markers. (Coloring over embossing, so didn't want to ruin copic nibs).  Banner section was stamped again, embossed then colored, handcut, popped up on dimensional foam. SU sentiment heat embossed with Queen's Gold.

- lower left butterfly is from a Lost Coast Designs Butterflies Set, also heat embossed with Queen's Gold.

- pale yellow card was embossed with a Darice EF corner butterfly design.

This is another card that looks much better IRL than in the photo. Hope you will enjoy it none-the-less. Since I am in need of Easter cards soon, that's why I chose to add the sentiment on the banner.

Off I go to link up with the Butterfly's Challenge of Yellow & Butterflies. Hope you'll join in too.

Thanks for joining me today and hope that wherever you may be in the world, you have some sunshine in your day too. Hugs

30 comments:

Benzi said...

Your big butterflies are just gorgeous, Mary. And, so is the pretty embossing folder. I really like that Happy Easter banner, too.
It's warm here this week. Hubby and I are going to work in the yard tomorrow. He is taking a day off from work. Yea!

Mary said...

Mary, this card is lovely. Yellow, my favorite color and butterflies, what could be more a sign of warm weather? Add the gold and wow! Good job girl! Happy Butterfly Challenge!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Love the butterflies

Sue said...

This is really lovely Mary love that butterfly, you can't go wrong with one of those on a card :) lots of huggles Sue xx

Cathy said...

Very pretty card Mary, beautiful butterflies, Cathy x

jimlynn said...

You say this looks better in real life but have to tell ya.....looks pretty darn perfect from here! Just gorgeous and I love all the yellow. Spring is here!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! What gorgeous butterflies!! I love the embossing and the design!! This is fabulous, Mary!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Rita said...

I love your card Mary. That butterfly is stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Irish Cherokee said...

OK! You caught my attention. Amazing card and that lower left butterfly is exceptional. LOVE IT!

Donna Hanley said...

You put a lot of effort into this one (as you always do) and it really shows. This came out lovely. I can't imagine it looks any better IRL.

Bonnie said...

Not one but two pretty butterflies! Love all the yellow!

Carol L said...

Beautiful butterflies to carry the spring theme with yellow! The lower butterfly looks so real it could flutter right off the paper! Well done!!

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty...I can see the gleam of the gold embossing...it looks wonderful. Gorgeous butterfly too!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What a stunning card !! I love the beautiful butterfly and the lovely shade of yellow !! This card sure brings spring to my mind !!

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Redanne said...

Oh I do love a butterfly and what could be better than two! This is a gorgeous card Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda said...

Wow, this is so pretty Momma Mary! I love the embossed butterfly card base. The gold embossing is just beautiful too, love the butterflies-they are just gorgeous and the one is colored so pretty in yellow. The banner just finishes this card off beautifully. Hugs

butlersabroad said...

This is beautiful Mary, so cheerful and bright. Love the beautiful butterfly in the corner too. Our daffodil bulbs are now about an inch above ground! Probably be May before they flower, lol! And I'm thinking this might be the only butterfly I see for a while too! Thanks for the Christmas card love, they were simple to batch make over a few days.

Hugs
Brenda

Donna Ellis said...

Happiness is SUNSHINE, and that is what your card brings, Mary. The embossing looks great! hugs, de

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful Mary. Just beautiful . Love how you have done both Butterflies. Gorgeous EF folder and love your shade of yellow. So pleased you fluttered by# 4. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Pippa said...

Another beautiful card Mary. Love the gold with the yellow and the butterfly stamp is wonderful.

Pat said...

These are lovely butterflies and look great the the gold EP, also beautiful embossing in the background. A gorgeous card Mary. x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Gorgeus butterflies Mary, I have just post a new complete collection,, yeahhhhhhh.

crafty-stamper said...

love the image and embossing and love the embossed card too
carol x

Karen Petitt said...

So very pretty, love the first stamped image and lovely colours too Karen x

Sheila H said...

The embossed background is so pretty. I like your placement of the image and that beautiful butterfly. Your color combo is awesome.

Sarah said...

Those butterflies are absolutely beautiful. I love how the yellow and gold work together. And that embossing folder is fantastic. Lovely.

Kim Heggins said...

Mary, this is one gorgeous card! I love those colors and that it has a beautiful vintage look. Just amazing!

Brenda in IN said...

Love how you colored the butterfly.. It looks so real!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Beautiful card! That bottom butterfly looks so real, like it could flit off at any moment!

Petra Swart said...

Such a lovely spring card, Mary!! Loving the yellow and your beautiful butterflies and EF you've used.