Thursday, 1 September 2016

Beauty Butterfly, Sailor

Hello and welcome to my second blog post as a DT member for Aud sentiments. As you may have guessed we have a new challenge starting today - Anything Goes (but don't forget that all important sentiment). Great Impressions are sponsoring this challenge, but unfortunately I couldn't remember which image I had got from them (that is what happens when you do not organise things straight away) - and so my image is actually a bugaboo image and sentiment - Beauty Butterfly. However please do check out the Great Impressions store as they have lots of great bits.

Here is the card that I have made:

I took a blue card base and punched the top corners with a corner punch from my stash. I sprayed some white card with Mica Powder in pink and orange shades and then die-cut using a Creative Dies Ornate Frame. I printed the image and sentiment together, and coloured the butterfly with metallic pencil crayons (I haven't used these for AGES!! and it was great fun playing with them again). I also added glitter to the flower using DoCrafts Glitter Markers. Finally I used a rectangle die as a guide and torn the card to the shape and added a doodle line around the edge in a metallic blue gel pen. I hope you like my creation - I think this butterfly is so versatlile!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges also:
Cute as a Button #26 Anything Goes
Kort 'o' Mania #159 CAS
My Time to Craft #328 Something that flies
Fussy and Fancy #171 Let's Fly Away
Deep Ocean #136 Things with Wings

Here is another Audio Book review for you today.


Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville
This is a short story (4 CD’s) about a young sailor boy who finds himself sequestered onto a warship. The merchant whose ship he was originally on did not want him to go as he had such a calming influence on the ship. He is a very innocent young man and very niave, which makes him susceptible to jealous spite hidden behind jest of one of his new shipmates. Unfortunately, a meeting between the two, brought about by the captain, leads to the death of one and the hanging of the second. This was a good story, although I found that it wandered a little sometimes and so I lost concentration. It is a Victorian Era book, and so this must be remembered when reading, as to account for some of the actions taken. A good short story.


Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Tinz thank you for joining us over on
    Cute As A Button
    Dianne xx
    CAAB DT

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  2. Such a wonderful card Tinz, the sentiment and butterfly are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  3. Beautiful sentiment and butterfly-love the sparkle
    carol x

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  4. Cool card! I like how the ripped paper looks, and I have never thought to use the punches in the corners of cards! Very nice!

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  5. Cool card! I like how the ripped paper looks, and I have never thought to use the punches in the corners of cards! Very nice!

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  6. Lovely card, beautiful image and great sentiment, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

    Pat xx

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  7. Flott CAS kort i fine farger.
    Takk for at du scrapper med oss i KortoMania.
    Klem fra Sissel

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  8. Nice sentiment, superb card !
    Thanks for joing us at the Cute As A Button challenge !
    Lau / CAAB Stamps DT

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