Sunday, 1 April 2012

Long time no see!

I've been neglecting Blogger.. things have been soooo busy! I am not one who likes to lead a busy life - much prefer to be in the slow lane! Fingers crossed things will quieten down again now and I can get back to pootling along in my own sweet time!

I have been looking at others' posts, but haven't been commenting... there are so many beautiful inspirational blogs around, it's hard to keep up!

Here are a couple of cards I made last night, enjoying the serenity of my quiet little home with no interruptions! I'm a bit gutted because there are things I wish I had done slightly differently on each... typical!

I hadn't intended to make this card at all, but it sort of fell together because my original idea looked pants! The stamp is from a gorgeous Hot Off The Press set (three other gorgeous stamps as well) which cost 90p and I love it! I've barely used it as I find it a little intimidating - it's so pretty that I don't know what to do with it! So this is it's debut. The die cut butterfly in the middle is stacked for a bit more depth - it also means there are lots of wings, like it's fluttering fast..

I just wish I had stamped the sentiment a little higher, and that I had stayed with horizontal lines for all 4 of the corner squares... you live and learn.

I've entered this one into Craft Your Passion challenge - monochromatic

I made this one directly afterwards... The same stamp, and a sentiment stamp which came free with a magazine. I coloured the butterflies in with colouring pencils. On this one, I wish I had stamped the sentiment in black! Also... don't tell anyone, but the butterflies were supposed to be in the order of the rainbow... until I lost focus and picked the wrong one! doh!

What do you think?


  1. Nice card different as I am used to.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Lg Michelle

  2. Thanks for the comment M! I have sorted the html out now, sorry you had trouble!
    Love these cards, so brilliantly put together. Love the layout.
    Hope things settle down for you again!
    Laura xx

  3. so simpel but very elegant = thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  4. Great card. You must have some patience to score those lines so perfectly.