Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Purple glade

Hiya everyone - how are you today?

We have had a lovely rain shower which will do the garden 
the power of good but not so good for the slugs  !!! 

Here is my card for today..... 

missed the Butterfly challenge with this one but hay ho 
others I can enter :) 

I have used a strong colour for the background raspberry distress inks
used a stencil to colour the sun. 

And stamped using Clarity Stamps of various grasses in the foreground. 

Added sparkle to the seed heads. 

Topped off with butterflies from my stash  - had to have an odd number and 
a few birds flying across the sun. 

Added a sentiment. 

Mounted onto red card stock from that increased stash of bibs and bobs
 onto  card blank. Now the card blank was the wrong colour so I 
used up the raspberry inks on my smoothie to colour the card blank. 
Hate to waste that ink that is always left. 

Sorry the photo does not look good today, think those shinny butterflies are the 
problem .... but you get the idea. :) 

I would like to enter it into the following 


Now onto 

It is also time for WOYWW as it is Wednesday so here is mine.

Just trying to choose the ribbon I need for the next project. 
Also 3 cans of spray which arrived yesterday. 

Going to give the Fabric spray a go - to mend some trousers that have 
holes in the knees !!! Wonder if it is as good as they say. 

We will see. 

Thank you for popping in

Crafty hugs 


  1. What a beautiful card, I adore the bright magenta background! And you can never go wrong with butterflies πŸ˜ƒπŸ’–
    I'm glad it's rained too, my garden was like concrete so at least the weeding will be easier tomorrow πŸ˜ƒ
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  2. A lovely card there, and some fabulous ribbons just waiting to be used.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

  3. That is a great color scheme you chose for your card. I also like the dimension the little butterfly embellishments added, as well as the vibrancy they brought. Happy WOYWW!

  4. Love that bright background, and some great stamping. Happy WOYWW Cindy #36

  5. Lovely strong vibrant colours andgreat stamping to create this scene love it

  6. Beautiful card Pen! I love the scene you created and those butterflies are so rich looking too.

    Great to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

  7. Hi Pen, I know what you mean about some shiny things taking bad photos. I keep having trouble with anything with glitter on it, it seems the camera can't get the focus right! The fabric spray sounds interesting, you'll have to let us know how it goes. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #2 xxx

  8. I love the background colours on that card. What distress inks did you use? The butterflies on it just pop. Lovely.
    Have a great week
    Sharon K #45

  9. Gorgeous card, wonderful vibrant colours, Kate x

  10. Your card is gorgeous, love the butterflies. Lea #57

  11. Gorgeous card, I like the colours and the butterflies
    Kevin xx

  12. A lovely card Pen. I love your vibrant colour. Barbxx

  13. Gorgeous card. Hope you have a great woyww and a happy crafty week too, Angela x 20

  14. Hi Pen, great minds think alike I've been butterflying today too.
    Who doesn't love a butterfly card?
    The background for your butterflies is beautiful, it really makes those sequin butterflies pop.

    Hugs Erika. x

  15. very atmospheric card, good luck with the mending! xxx

  16. I'm glad you found other challenges to enter, Pen, as this is one vibrant and gorgeous snippets card!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. So, so very lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  18. Beautiful card, love the colours you've used! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  19. The choice of colour gives the card a very atmospheric feel. Is there a storm brewing? A great card.


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Crafty hugs Pen