Monday 17 March 2014

Butterfly Wishes

The allotment has not been worked upon this evening due to my having a very sore shoulder - I have no idea what I have done to it but it really hurts when I move it certain ways. However, I did plant pea, broad bean and tomatillo seeds at the weekend, after going and visiting my mummy. I have not previously grown Tomatillo so it will be very interesting to see how they grow and figure out how to use them. (My mummy spoiled me this weekend - I got a crafting compnions CD Rom of Christmas designs and some wool, as well as a few crafting bits that she will not use. Lots to play with lol.)

When I checked the mice this morning the front of the girls cage had fallen off. This wouldn't be too bad, except that this is the area in which they usually sleep, so Jay had to be rescued from the bed area where she had huddled up, and Pico could not be found!  I found her once I got home from work this evening, and she has a lovely scab on her tail from where the cage must have caught it as it fell! I am hoping that it will not become infected and so will be keeping a very close eye on the wound.

Onto crafting - I have made a lovely Spring Birthday card, featuring a butterfly for the main image. A basic green base card was embossed using Papermania 'Butterfly Wings' embossing folder. A dark pink spotty paper was also embossed with this folder and added to the centre of the card blank. A piece of green velum was carefully ripped into a square and layered over the spotty square. Then a butterfly image was stamped onto white card using Whispers 'Moss Stone' ink pad. This was coloured in using Promarkers - Fresh Meadow and Apple Cider for the greens and Budding Rose, Pink Mittens and Pink Lobster for the pinks. The outside of the butterfly was then shaded using the Whispers ink pad, pressed onto acetate and applied using a sponge. This was then scalloped using decorative scissors and layered on top of the velum, with two pink pearls added to the butterfly wings. The final addition was birthday sentiments to the top, bottom and inside of the card.
 This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Make My Monday - Beautiful Butterflies
Promarker - Butterfly kisses
I love promarkers - let's get spotty
Crafting by Designs - things with wings
Suzy Bee - #20 Emboss it
SimonSays Wed - special girl
Allsorts - Pretty in Pink
Catch the bug - BINGO (pearls, colour green and scallops)
aud sentiments - #102 Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - #109 Happy Birthday
Simplycreatetoo - Animals
Country View - paper chase

Hugz Tinz


  1. Gorgeous card, perfect for our butterfly theme this week! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers!

  2. Love your use of embossing here and lovely spring colours. Thanks for joining in with our 'Butterfly Kisses' at PFP this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  3. Fab design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, I do hope you will come back and join us again next week....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  4. Pretty image and card . Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  5. What a lovely butterfly! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. A pretty card, love the layers, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

  7. I'm so jealous to hear you are out planting - I hope your shoulder gets better soon. You have a definite BINGO with this creation. I'm so glad you shared your creativity with us this week at Catch the Bug! Dee

  8. Lovely card for our Fussy & fancy Birthday Challenge good Luck xxx Annie

  9. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Very pretty card Love the embossing !!! Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too this week :)


  11. Lovely card.
    thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'Pretty in Pink' challenge and hope you join in the new challenge x Susan x

  12. Just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts TODAY!!!! We hope you’ll join the fun!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  13. Delightful card, Tinz. Thanks for entering our Challenge #57 - "Animals"--hope you enter our upcoming challenges too. Can't wait to see your vegetables--we have only planted sunflowers and potatoes so far. They are both popping out of the ground!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  14. Great project.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our anything goes challenge . Hope you will join us again hugs Tania (DT)xx


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