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Saturday, February 19, 2011

LOC Morning Fresh and an Award

Don't you just love getting together with friends to create and have a laugh - I had a day like that and this card was the result.

I was inspired by the sketch at the jac-inks Papercraft Challenge and the YUMBLY palette from CR84FN Colour Challenge


I have used some leftovers that have been lying on my desk for some time - I am trying to use these up on my cards - you know to justify any new pieces I might get!  LOL!  I embossed some cream card stock after swiping the embossing folder with some Rangers Scattered Straw Distressing Ink - don't you love that effect!


and added a gorgeous Butterfly from the Layers of Color Butterfly Collector art stamp setThis has been stamped with Tsukineko Versafine Spanish Moss Ink - such a YUMBLY shade of green.  I have popped the butterflies wings up on foam tape and added some 3D Kindy Glitz - I wish you could feel this stuff - it is amazing - my latest favourite Bling - there is such a great feel - so much texture - great for someone who is tactile - like me! 




The rose is from Wild Orchid - I won these - one happy stamper here!  The flourish is a Tim Holt DieCut. Here you can see the added colour to the embossing folder - this is such an easy technique and so effective!

This card is for the also for the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Angel.Fairy/Butterfly
Charisma Cardz - Spring has Sprung
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny, Happy cards
Some Odd Girl - Scallops Galore
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything with Wings, especially Angels/Fairies
Forgotten Scraps - Spring or Flowers
PaperTake Weekly - Glitter/Sparkle/Gems
Scrap Creations - Spring Fever


I am honoured to receive this award from the lovely Tracy from I wanna Build a Memory - thank you Tracy for this - it means so much to me!  We are to add 8 facts about ourselves (groan! LOL) and pass it onto 8 others

Well first the facts.....hmmm.....thinking, thinking...
1. I am about to have a birthday in 2 weeks - and it is not my 21st - sigh!!
2. I am the second eldest of four children
3. My DH can still make me laugh everyday and is my 'True North!'
4.  I was a Nanny before I came to Australia
5. I came to Australia for a six week holiday and have been here for 30 years!
6. I have just taught my first Card Making Class at the local Craft Shop - wahoo!
7. I was a knitter until I discovered a passion for paper...and are you ready for this one...
8. When someone asked me to a Stamping Workshop - I thought 'how boring!!' LOL Can you believe that - so I have to add a 9th fact
9. I am sometimes WRONG!  LOL!

and now for eight artists who inspire me with their wonderful works of art and of the heart

I have given the names of eight ladies I visit regularly - sometimes I sneak onto their blogs without leaving a comment (head hung in shame!  LOL) These ladies inspire me with every visit - and so do you!!  There has not been a Blog I have visited that has not inspired me in one way or another - I love to see the way you are inspired and create - thank you for being so amazing!!

Before I go I want to remind you about the Layer of Color Cake Decorating Party


 - the Chefs have been whipping up some Culinary Delights in their Creative Kitchens and we are not counting calories!  We are just waiting for the right time to tempt you and inspire you with  tasty morsels - it is going to be so much fun and we would love to see you there!  the Layers of Color Design Team will be there along with some amazing guest Chefs  - we would love to see you there!!

Thank you for visiting today and for the lovely comments you leave me - I do appreciate it and love to see that you have been!  Have a great weekend - I hope you get to craft at some stage!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

26 comments:

  1. beautiful butterfly card linda.


    greetings karin

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  2. Lovely card! I love the butterflies! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Lovely card Linda and congratulations on your award.

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  4. Just dropping in to say Hello and tell you how very pretty your card is. I have been missing the gang and just wanted to see what you were up to and get some inspiration. This is positively exquisite. Sending my love!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

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  5. Oh my Linda! This card is so pretty! Love the shimmery butterfly! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

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  6. WOW Linda! You should get together with friends and play more often! LOL! LOVE all of your embossed and glitzed up butterflies! PRETTY card! THX for playing with us this week at CR84FN!

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  7. What a great crafting party you had!! This is just lovely. The glitter, embossing and butterflies - simply wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!

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  8. This is a beautiful card Linda. I love all the embossing, from the butterflies to the DSP background, and that 3D Kindy Glitz sounds as interesting as you say it feels! You always manage to get just the right amount of glitz added to your creations. Thanks so much for playing along with "jac-inks" Challenge #2. Your support is highly valued.

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  9. Hmm... so it is your birthday soon....


    Thanks for the Award! I really appriciate it!

    Your card is gorgeous - love the how you used tattered rose on the embossingfolder - looks fantastic!

    Hugs
    Gunn

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  10. Gorgeous creation i love the beautiful butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our Winged things challenge. luv gina xx

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  11. totally gorgeous and wow i adore your butterfly that glitz looks fabulous.
    thanks for joining us at paper take weekly this week.
    love maddy

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  12. Beautiful butterfly card Lnda! Thanks for sharing iut with us at Papertake Weekly this week. xx

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  13. How beautiful Linda. I love the embossed butterfly paper and glitzy butterfly. I am so happy you could join us this week at CR84FN. :)
    Hugs~

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  14. I'm so glad you liked the award Linda. You truly are a Stylish Blogger. There's always something amazing to see here. :-) Hugs!

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  15. Hi Linda,

    what a lovely way to use your scraps and say to yourself ...... now it is time to buy and use the new ones!!
    Lovely card, great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges,

    Mary

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  16. Hi Linda,

    what a lovely way to use your scraps and say to yourself ...... now it is time to buy and use the new ones!!
    Lovely card, great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges,

    Mary

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  17. beautiful card just oozing inspiration.Goodluck at charisma this week

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  18. Beautiful card, love all the embossed flowers!

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  19. Your butterflies are just gorgeous! Everything about your card is elegant, right down to the colors. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  20. Very pretty card,Linda! I love all your butterflies :) Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

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  21. So pretty, thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. Butterflies are so wonderful!

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  22. Nice card, love them butterflies....your flowers are so pretty. Thanks for playing with us this week @ 4 Crafty Chicks!

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  23. Just dropping by to check out your great card! Thanks for playing along in the "Spring or Flowers" challenge at Forgotten Scraps. ;D

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  24. This is beautiful! I love the butterfly!
    Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
    Hugs
    Vanja

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  25. Such a pretty card and delicate colours. I got that embossing folder recently too, lovely isnt it :) Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me, hope to see you again x

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  26. Oh so soft and spring like! Love the combo of the butterfly embossing with the butterfly image! I love your blog background as well! Have a blessed day Linda! big texas hugs, Melisa

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