Wednesday, 25 March 2015

... and also for Friend to Friend

Here's a card that I have made today, whilst exiled to the craft room, as we have 
had new replacement windows fitted to the front of the house.
I might add that we only got back from Tenerife late last night (11:30 p.m.!)
and the window fitters were scheduled to come tomorrow.
There was a message on the ansaphone saying that they would be coming today -
I only listened to the messages at 7:30 this morning, so it was panic stations
 trying to ensure that the workmen had easy access to all the windows, 
and Barry had to take down the blinds and fasten back the curtains.
Needless to say all's well that ends well - the fitters arrived at 11:30 and finished 
at 5:15 - a job really well done.
I had phoned up the chap who fitted our existing blinds, to come and quote us
for the downstairs window blinds (to match those upstairs)
and he came along just as the fitters were tidying up.  I cheekily asked him
if he had time to put the upstairs blinds back up for us - and he very kindly obliged.
He's measured up and we should have them in a couple of weeks - magic.
So - after all that digressing - here's the fruit of my labour!

It's a 7" x 5" card, which I think really suits this Butterflies Thinlits die cut.
The colour combo is Sahara Sand, Black and White
with a touch of Blushing Bride rosette trim and Mossy Meadow leaves. 
The background paper is "Something Borrowed" DSP.
There is a white doily underneath the butterfly, which has a Basic Rhinestone
embellished body and head.
The sentiment is from teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped on Sahara Sand Card stock,
then punched with the Word Window punch,
stuck on top a Modern Label punched in Black card stock.

I can't take credit for the design, which I found on the Internet
 made by Carolyn King from Perth, Australia.
I really enjoyed making this card, so thanks Carolyn!


  1. Hi Kate this is a gorgeous card I love the butterfly. You have been very busy since you got back. Hugs Jackie

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Kate, the pretty butterfly is wonderfully displayed. You'll need another holiday after the busy 24 hours you've had x

  3. Gorgeous card, I just love that big butterfly. Perfect for a friend theme card

  4. Absolutely fabulous! Hopefully you are all straight now after all the work! xx

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Kate! I agree that the larger butterfly suits bigger cards. I've not used my butterfly dies for a while. Must change that lol. Thanks for the inspiration xxx

  6. Hi sweet Kate! It sounds like you have been busy, busy, busy!

    Your card is stunning! I love the lace and the elegant look. Love and hugs to you

  7. Oh this is so beautuful and very tastefully done. Love that butterfly. Glad everything went well with the windows. Hugs Jennifer xx

  8. Stunning creation Kate and a very busy day.


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