Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Butterfly and Dragonfly.

Hi there. I thought it was time I got back into the swing of things and start making cards and blogging again. It's been great to keep up with all your blogs and follow what you've all been up to, crafty wise and just generally.
2014 is being kinder to our family so far. Chris, my eldest at Medical School in Sheffield, had big written exams on the 3rd of January which he passed to our and his relief. Kieran, who had an essay to write the day after his Grandma died, got a high mark in it and another he wrote at Christmas did even better. He's studying History in Newcastle.  They both graduate this year so we're really happy that despite their loss they managed to keep going.

Right back to the card. This is the card I made for my mum-in-law's birthday on the 26th January, the same date as my birthday too!

I'm not quite happy with the placement of the butterfly and the dragonfly but she loved it which is the main thing.
I'd like to enter this card in the challenge
 The Ribbon Girl-  Anything Goes
Card Recipe
 6"x6" card- Craftwork Cards
Paper- LOTV Antebellum paper pad, distressed
Purple Card- Core'dinations , sanded and distressed
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps- Dawn Bobby Designs-Delicate Scroll
              Inkylicious- Wings and things
              LOTV- For Her sentiments set 20 
Copic Ciao pens for butterfly and dragonfly
Die- Tattered Lace corner
Embossing powder- Wow in Vintage Jade for scroll from Stamps by Chloe
Other stuff- Glamour Dust in crystal
                    Two sizes of flat back pearls from Andy's crafts
I hope I'll be able to make more cards to blog but we're still sorting out mum's house so we can sell it.
Anyway I hope you're all having a good 2014 so far.
                                                    Debra x



  1. Hi Debra, it's lovely to see you blogging again :o) And what a pretty card too! Such lovely colours and your design looks perfect to me. Hugs, Lisa x

    PS. did you know you've got word verification switched on? Some bloggers (and challenge DTs) won't comment if you've got it on, so didn't want you to be missing out on comments xx

  2. Hi Debra
    Great to have you back crafting I've missed your posts but this has been worth waiting for. Love this really pretty card the colours are stunning and I love that butterfly just so striking. Not surprised you Mum in Law loved it just a perfect birthday card
    Take care with the rest of the work at your Mums house I know how difficult it can be Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

  3. Hi Debra, great to see your back blogging again. Love the card, really pretty colours and I love the Glamour Dust and Jade embossing powder and all the stamps work so well together. Sally D x.

  4. Hi Debra, Thank you for the lovely comments on my card, I am happy to have finally spent some time crafting although I am still sorting & purging to make space in my new room, will post pics someday soon.
    I send you belated birthday wishes & hope you had a lovely day. Your card is really pretty, I love the soft colour tones you have used. Good to see you making again, as I know you are busy sorting your mums home. Take care Karen x


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Debra x