Friday 20 June 2014

Best Wishes - at the Opera


I have used an All Dressed Up image to create my card today. It took a while to get the image to print how I wanted it to, but I eventually got there. I used a butterfly image and added two borders, the first in red and the second in yellow. I printed this onto a Papermania patterned paper and then stamped 'Best Wishes' sentiment to the bottom of the card. I coloured the image using the promarker sets - Hues (5 pack), Pastels (5 pack), and the limited edition Summer and Autumn.

Summer - V's sweet ideas #24Artistic inspiratons #96
Outdoors - Addicted to stamps #84
Rainbow - polkadoodles (colours)
Frames - OLS #6
Pretty Paper - pinkleart
Subway art - 613 avenue create #76
Two-word sentiment - aud sentiments #109
Something with wings - open minded crafting #12
Anything Goes - crafting by designsAll dressed upSimon Says Mondaylove to create #120


I got my first mini vase of cut flowers from the allotment today and they smell lovely. My gooseberries are also almost ready to be picked - and so far the net has kept the birds away!


I have just finished Death at the Opera by Gladys Mitchell (ISIS). This is a Mrs. Bradley mystery book where a death occurs of a teacher during an opera performance and although the verdict comes back as suicide nobody believes this. Psychoanalyst Bradley is called in to look into the situation and discovers that not only has she been murdered but there are other murders also. This is very similar to an Agatha Christie book, with a more eccentric main character and provides many alibis and contradictions to keep you guessing. I did guess who the main killer was before it was revealed (but not the information for one of the other murders), but it does require thinking outside the box slightly. Altogether a good book to listen to on long journeys!


  1. Beautiful!! I LOVE your colors.. Absolutely beautiful butterflies!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  2. soooo fun! Love those butterflies!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  3. This is a beautiful card! I love what you did with this pretty image. Just Beautiful! Thanks for joining us All Dressed Up.

  4. So Pretty ,thanks for taking part in Over the Rainbow challenge at
    Susan DT

  5. Pretty as a picture
    Thanks for playing along with All Dressed Up
    Anne x

  6. A beautiful creation with lovely butterflies!Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Marlies

  7. Lovely!
    Sorry I,m late popping in. Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at 613 Avenue Create.

  8. So very pretty! The butterflies look amazing! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Love it - so bright and colourful. Thanks for joining us over at Love To Create this week.

  10. Beautiful, your colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us here at Love to Create Challenges!!
    Jackie - LTC owner/designer

  11. Thank you for joining in the Over The Rainbow Challenge at Polkadoodles, have fun and Keeeeeeeeep Crafting xx Katie Dt xx

  12. Such a pretty card, love those butterflies... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  13. Very pretty and so creative!
    Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up and I do hope you will join us again.

  14. Very pretty card and great coloring on the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our 2 word sentiment challenge.

  15. so pretty...thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up..hugs Debs x

  16. Lovely card!

    Thanks for joining us at All dressed up this time
    Hugs / Maritha dt member

  17. Lovely butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our 2 word Sentiment challenge.
    Julie T


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