Friday 16 March 2012

Butterflies and Fairies

Good morning bloggers and here we are again at the threshold of another weekend!!  My daughter is coming over to take me out for lunch on Sunday, we are going to the Winter Gardens I think the Empress Ballroom as there is a new Weatherspoons there.

Today's card is a step card that I have made for a special friend following this week's theme at Lili's Little Fairies:

The theme is Butterflies and Fairies.  I have coloured my image with my Prisma Pencils and cut and matted her using Spellbinders.  The large butterfly is a Spellbinder and I have cut it so it opens out to use for your greeting:

I have put a couple of little butterflies on the flower arrangement.  The flowers are by Wild Orchid and the papers are First Edition.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Butterflies and Fairies
Frosted Designs - Things with Wings
Fussy and Fancy - Fairies
Stamping with the Dragon -  Things with Wings
Crafts 4 Eternity - Colour Recipe
My Mum's Craft Shop - Mum's the Word (Special Friend)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - For the Girls/Mum
Hooked on Craft - More than One Fold
Love to Create - About the Ladies
Let's Ink it Up - Show us your Flowers

I had a little helper yesterday when I was making my card:

Harry would not leave me alone (???!!) I think it was only because Dave was out so I was second choice.  He jumped up there three times and on the third time I gave up and left him.  He doesn't look too bad there but then he turned around with his back to me and spread himself all over my die cuts you can see there that I had painstakingly cut out.  Then he started to wiggle and move around so the tin of Prismas you can see there ended up on the floor!!  I had enough by then so tried to get rid of him and I got a swipe and the back of my hand scratched!!  I think today I'll just give him the Prismas and tell him to get on with it lol!!

Well thanks for looking, have a good day and take care xx


Suzie's Card Den said...

What a beautiful card, such a lovely layout. Just gorgeous
Suzie xx

Doreen said...

This is stunning Susan,love all the prettiness of

cotnob said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I love your floral embellishment and the way you have used the butterfly for your sentiment.
Have a good weekend.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the cute image and beautiful flowers...Why do animals need to do this.??There are four table in my craft area and my dog ;Harry' has to get under mine...while I'm sitting there...shoves my legs out of the way and gets quite


May said...

GORGEOUS card Susan, it's stunning, your colouring is perfect
love the butterfly and flowers lovely!! Now for Harry he is soooo handsome! my furrball is normally good but the same if DH is not around I too am second choice and that means attack of the ribbons on my desk!! talking of desk's yours looks fab and lots of creations in the making I love the light from the window! have a great weekend, Hugs May x x x

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Susan love the layout and the gorgeous embellishments.
I must say Harry looks very comfy there.

Hugs Julie x

Craftychris said...

Stunning is all I can say about this card! Actually Beautiful too!
And I love it! Harry is a pickle, cats do tend to take over don't they? Bless em. Flitterglu is made by Indigoblu and small company who made it specially to use for stamping with guilding flakes. I am looking forward to trying it - haven't got round to it yet - they make stamps too xx

chrissy xx said...

Just Stunning! The cutest of images and your colouring is Fabulous Susan.
What a Fabulous picture of HARRY..
What does the card say lol...can't just make it out but it looks fun.

Hope and Chances said...

I spy a butterfly! Brilliant job, so clever it opens like that. Your cat is adorable (even if he did give you a scratch!) :) xx

April said...

Oh dear looks like you had a 'not so helpful' little helper there! :o) Your card is lovely, love the colour combo you have chosen x

April said...

Oh dear looks like you had a 'not so helpful' little helper there! :o) Your card is lovely, love the colour combo you have chosen x

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.the image is stunning and i love your colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan, I love that little fairy from LOTV, looks like Harry did too! :)I loev teh way you coloured her - You made a fabby card & I love how you arranged the flowers too. Hugs Teresa x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Suzie - I love the way the butterfly opens up to reveal the greeting. Hugs, Claire x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Lol what a cutie! I'm glad we've got a greyhound & not a cat lol!

Gorgeous card hun, love the idea of the butterfly opening for you sentiment fab idea!

Have a great weekend
hugs shell xx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Susan! what a sweet image and I love your soft colouring! Beautiful design with the wonderful butterfly and those flowers are just stunning!
Hee hee I love the photo of Harry - he looks like he's smiling at the card - wish I could read what it says!! I think he wants to have a go with those Prismas!!! LOL
Hope you have a lovely weekend! :-)
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous colouring on the adorable image, love the sentiment butterfly, just a wow card!

Sazzle said...

Another great card Susan and I think you did well even with the hinderance of your help mate ;-)

Thank for joining our "fairies" challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


marion said...

LOL...did your cat help with the crafting or did she steal bits and peaces like mine always do ? Love the way you show us your flowers in such lovely colours. Thanks for sharing it on LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the design the image and the fab butterfly, Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft, good luck.
Kevin xx
ps, your cat is Gorgeous.

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.

Unknown said...

Beautiful colouring, love the embossing and your flowers too. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Suzie! Love the sweet image and gorgeous embellishments.

Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! x

Susan Hogan said...

The last photo is just so funny - Harry certainly believes he is in control of everything! It is a wonder you got to make such a pretty card - that LOTV image is one of my favourites and I love to colour it. Thanks for entering this in the fun at LIIU this month!

Lydia said...

What a lovely card! Love the soft colours of it and cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is awesome! I LOVE how the butterfly opens and the side step card.....not to mention the cute image and the pretty colours!!! Love this!!! THANKS for playing along with us at Love to Create!!! Good luck!

Ally said...

Gorgeous card and the papers u've used are divine!
tee hee, Harry you little rascal! I laughed so loud while reading this... Bailey is just the same!
Hugs, Alessandra

Sandy said...

This cat kind of looks like my Baby Girl - gorgeous!! Now how in the world do you make these cards. This is out of this world fantastic. Yep - my cats like to claim my stuff too and I am always cleaning up cat hair and sandy debris. They both go outside every morning. Sorry if I seem more interested in your cat than your card but I love them both. And yes, your cat owns you and all of your belongings!!!!

Jackie Randolph said...

So so sweet!! Wonderful step card! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create this week :-)

Crafty and Green said...

What an Adorable Card! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

Many Blessings,

PS Your helper looks quite like a helper I have here, yours just has a little bit longer hair! :)

Monique said...

Wow - what a beautiful card, this is stunning - well done!

Unknown said...

Great card Susan I love the shape....Harry is FAB hugs Elaine

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Gorgeous step card. Love the image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

michele said...

Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x
ps love your cat I have 4 cat helpers too :)