Saturday 21 February 2015

Hold Tight Winter Butterfly

Well, we keep getting those peeks into Spring with a day of mild weather here and a splash of sunshine there, so I decided to try and combine the two in a card. I am not sure how well it has worked, and the OH thinks I need to change the sentiment - but here we go anyway - I would love to see what you all think?

I used a patterned base card in cold frosty colours, with a hint of spring with the pink. The image is a free digistamp from Aliciabel, which I coloured in using brown, green and blue promarkers. I added a 3D heart as the little butterflies are clearly besotted with each other. The Winter Fun sentiment is from a CD Rom I got off my mum when she didn't use her computer to craft (no she is not getting it back lol), but I changed the colour from Red to Blue before printing and then layered it onto a white die-cut scalloped circle. Pearls and gems were added for the air trail from the butterflies wings, and then accented with glitter glue. Finally some leaves and flowers were used to finish off the card.

This card was inspired by the following challenges:
Aliciabel #4 Love is in the air
crafting by designs - Anything Goes
2 cute ink #123 Brown, Green and Blue
CCM #132 Love, Love, Love
ooh-la-la #174 Add something Green
deep ocean #97 Love is all around
simply create too Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Hearts
open-minded crafting fun #30 Up in the air
Creative Corner Winter Fun
Papertake Weekly BINGO (Die-cut - Free (digital image) - Glitter
Passion for Promarkers 284 Perfect Pearls
MIM Two Favourite Colours (Blue and Green in this case)
Craft your passion 249 Anything Goes

Audio Book Review
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
This is a crime story that has two seemingly unrelated issues to follow. The first is the murders of two ladies from the area, who are brutally beaten to death and then left in such a way as to throw the investigation completely off course. Unfortunately the commanding officer does not take the initial scene at face value and quickly gets some facts that the killer was relying on taking a while to come to light.
The second issue is that of Mike’s son going missing, leading Mike into a sinister world of violence and drugs. When Mike’s sons friend died he became very withdrawn and refused to talk to his parents, leading them to invade his privacy. This in turn leads to his parents becoming very concerned when an email is received, and several PM’s follow to indicate something is not quite right.

This is a fast paced crime story and balances the two issues very well. The link between the two is hinted at throughout the story, but is not actually revealed until the end. The characters are very strong and work well with each other to keep the story progressing, and the details come to light bit-by-bit, rather than the listener knowing everything from the start, or knowing next to nothing. A very good listen, and one I would consider reading on paper too.

Thank you for looking - off to take the rabbit for his check up after being castrated now :)

Hugz Tinz


  1. A gorgeous card and I love the cute butterflies.
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers.
    Lorraine x

  2. Pretty colour combo and I love the addition of the pearls and pretty leaves. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

  3. Way to think outside the box! Such a fun card and I love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!

  4. Lovely concept! Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  5. Love the design - it is so different. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty cardmakers and More. Mary DT

  6. Love the colour combo and the cute butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge 30 Up In The Air and Good Luck! xx

  7. Great "up in the air" entry for Open-Minded Crafting. The pear trails are cool. Thanks for sharing this with us. Take care!

  8. So gorgeous Tinz.I love the pretty butterflies and stunning pearl details.
    Thanks so much for joining in with my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Cute spring card with lovely colours and sweet image. Thanks for playing with us over at PFP and playing with our pearl theme this week.
    Love n hugs

  10. so cute! love their little trail of pearly goodness!!
    thank you so much for playing along with us on the PFP challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  11. Such a pretty card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OLLB this time.
    Lynn x

  12. pretty card and love the butterflies and pearl trails----Thank you for joining us at OMCF
    Carol DT x
    maybe a summer sentiment ? x

  13. Oh, can't wait until spring! We all need some warmth! Great card. Thank you for joining us this week at 2 Cute Ink!!

  14. Sweet card. Thank you for joining us at 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog.

    Happy Crafting!
    Jen (JLJ Designs)
    My Blog

  15. Gorgeous creation and love those colours.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM colour challenge.
    Fliss x

  16. What a great Spring card!

    Thanks for entering Open-Minded Crafting Challenges.

    Open-Minded Crafting
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