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11/10/2015

Grace and Butterflies

Hi, pull up a chair for a little chat! Happy to have you visit.

Today's card is made from bits and pieces of 'schtuff' that has been floating around the desk for a while.


- think the EF is a Couture Creations, but done so long ago, I forget! (it was part of the Crapalanche pile - see Bloginitions tab for that explanation!!!) Thanks to Hettie for that description- and it fits my situation perfectly! Also gave me a big smile when I read it at her Rudy Day post.

- the dimensional stickers were also part of the crapalanche pile, and were part of a sweet RAK from Our Darnell  -- way back in May when Darnell, Bonnie & I met up in Waxhaw, NC. So maybe that sort of gives an idea of the crapalanche pile & how long it's been around!!!

The little bit exposed at the edge of the card is a chipboard butterfly, that has script over the white, and then was inked with blue ink to complement the verse inking color. Didn't get it tucked in far enough, but too late to try to pull it up & reposition. Ah well, it fits in the envelope ok :-}.

Very simple, quick & easy to put together, once the bits & pieces were excavated!!! Oh yes, the pearl white sequins were added ...the white card picked up a tiny spot of yellow from somewhere, only saw it in the first photo..so thought the sequins could come to the rescue. They were in the pile too!!!

Hope your week has been good. Big hugs.

37 comments:

Brenda said...

Beautiful case card Momma Mary. Slowly thought I'd get back into commenting some. Hugs, Brenda

Sue said...

Loving this one Mary.

Hope you've had a good day. Sue

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the embossing!! The butterflies look so gorgeous!! I love the colors!! This is stunning my friend!! So pretty!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

rachel said...

very pretty Mary - my desk is full of schtuff - but nothing pretty like that! Lol! hugs rachel x

Carol said...

This is beautiful Mary, so crisp and clean. Love the elegance of the EF folder and the pop of colour with the added elements. Carol x

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous bits and pieces card Mary, the butterflies are such a pretty touch xx

Redanne said...

Mary, if it has butterflies on it then you can guarantee that I like it - but in this case I LOVE it!! Hugs, Anne xx

Donna Ellis said...

Such a lovely card, Mary!

scrAPpamondo said...

Very clean and sweet card, Mary! Love the embossined background, very elegant and the butterflies, expecially that blue one!

Kathleen said...

Lol, a great use of your Crapalanche stuff, trust Hettie to come up with something so novel.
Lovely card despite the butterflies.
Sad times here, we have just had the very last episode of Downton Abbey and it was so good but on the bright side we do have a Christmas special to look forward to and then that is it, gone but not will be forgotten.
Heard he is now writing a sort of American thing so if it is half as good as Downton I will be watching that.
Take care Mary.

Kath x

pam said...

Stunning elegant card Mary, beautiful embossing, love the placement of gorgeous butterflies..Perfect.
Pam x

Pat said...

I love the terminology Mary, really made me smile. I think we have all had a lot of stuff on our working space and then things get buried underneath, usually the very thing you are looking for. This is beautiful and I think the embossed background with the lovely coloured sentiment is the perfect complement to those gorgeous butterflies. I love the colours you have used too. x

Patti J said...

Mary, this is lovely! What a pretty embossing folder, and I love the white space! Pretty butterflies, too!!! Hugs...!

Hazel said...

Beautiful Mary, love the simple design with just that little bit of colour. Hazel X

Gail said...

Wonderful job!
I have a couple crapalanches too!

Carol L said...

This is a true beauty with all that pretty white embossing and those colorful butterflies. I love the sentiment too - that's one you rarely see on cards these days, but I like it!

Mrs A. said...

I have one of those piles too. Glad I can give it a name now. I love your butterflies.They are perfect for the embossing folder. We have the decorator in tomorrow to put the new coving up in the 2nd bedroom so i'm moved downstairs onto the dinning table for the duration. My pile has moved with me!! hugs Mrs A.

Kath said...

A beautiful card - good to hear that you were able to use some of your schtuff.

Kath x

Donna said...

Very pretty Mary. Love the CAS design. The embossing is lovely and the butterflies give that great pop of color. Love it! Have a wonderful day!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous embossing folder which is beautifully graced by your gorgeous embellishment. Very elegant Mary. Love the pop of color from the butterflies.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Love the embossing

Petra Swart said...

Can't remember that I've seen you doing CAS very often, Mary!!!! And what a lovely CAS card this is!!!! The little butterflies are so pretty and the dry embossing is beautiful!!!! What a great sentiment, too!!! Such an elegant card!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Bonnie said...

Look at all that white space, my friend! Love, love, love that EF. Have it myself and find it's so easy to do a card with! Sweet butterflies and even a bitty dragonfly. I love the terminology. I think we all have one of those piles!

Stampsnob. said...

Well you did gorgeous with you bits this is really pretty ............Lis

Donna Hanley said...

Real pretty card full of grace. Pardon the pun! Enjoy the day.

Team Clark said...

Mary, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the colorful elements against the white and the dry embossing is amazing! Love it, TFS!

MiamiKel said...

This is absolutely lovely, Mary - a classic and elegant card! Grace is truly that which leads us through the day, I believe - love the addition of the butterflies ♥

jimlynn said...

Beautiful embossing and a gorgeous card Mary!
Lynn

Pia S said...

Beautiful clean and simple style, I like how the the butterflies and sentiment add just a bit of color to your card.

Kim Heggins said...

Graceful card Mary...love your beautiful embossing and those sweet butterflies, so perfect.

Jean said...

I love this card Mary, the embossing is lovely and the butterflies so pretty. A lovely sentiment as well.
Jean x

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Mary ... gorgeous embossing and wonderful jewel-like butterflies! Hugs, Anita :)

MagsB said...

So CAS, Mary, and so darned pretty!!!

love Mags B x-

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Mary. I think we all have stuff that we've had for a while that we suddenly feel inspired to use. The dimensional butterflies are so pretty. Barbxx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Mary, such an elegant design.
Pauline
x

Pippa said...

Love those butterflies Mary.

Darnell J Knauss said...

For some reason this one just showed up in my inbox ... or, could be I'm just getting to it! I love the way you did the blank panel with the e/f, Mary! It would work for any of the dozens of word dies I have now. And it's a great design for excavating the crapalanche ... I karacked up when I saw Hettie's post, too! So happy the little critters could adorn your CASlicious card!! Hugs, Darnell P.S. A little pink NC friend of yours stopped by my last post!