Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Creative Elements Butterflies

I hope everyone has had a super holiday weekend.  We all did.  My daughter was off on a Brownie weekend and had a fab time at PGL in Dalguise near Perth.  Thanks to all the Brownie Leaders and helpers who always plan a wonderful time for the girls.  My son spent the weekend at his Granny's being spoilt rotten and not chased off his laptop which he would be at home!  And my husband and I spent the weekend in Edinburgh.  More on that later. 

Firstly onto my card for today which is following the guidelines over at Less is More.  This is a colour week and as if you can't guess the colour is yellow.  

I've started with a Daffodil Delight card base and added a strip of Basic Black embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I stamped my butterfly from Creative Elements twice.  Firstly in More Mustard with the centre coloured with Daffodil Delight using my Blender Pen directly onto the stamp before stamping onto Whisper White.  The second was stamped in Basic Black onto Daffodil Delight.  I've added a Basic Pearl to the centres of the butterflies.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set. 

This card fell together after going down a different route and I'd laid the butterflies onto some black temporarily.  Then thought they looked quite nice and so digressed to make this card.  I'll show you the other card tomorrow. 

Well I said I'd say a bit more about our trip and I've included some photos taken by hubby. 
Back of Edinburgh Castle

Our first challenge was to find our apartment which we knew was off the Royal Mile (the road that leads up to the castle) at James Court but we couldn't find a road leading to it.  So we parked up the car and set out on foot pulling our cases.  Turned out James Court is a narrow alley way leading to a court yard behind the Royal Mile.
Our Apartment.  Reached by
climbing a dizzying stone and
wood circular staircase.
James Court

The alleyway leading back to the main road.

Although the apartment was basic to say the least.  We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the historical background and discovering these hidden away court yards we wouldn't have known otherwise. 

Thanks for popping in by and I hope to do some catching up later. x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Basic Black
Stamp - Creative Elements
Embossing Folder - Vintage Wallpaper
Other - Basic Pearls

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  


Victoria said...

I'm glad you had a lovely holiday. The black is very striking with the yellow of your card.

Gillian said...

Great card Aileen. Love the yellow & black. Glad you had a nice holiday weekend.

Suze Bain said...

Thought you'd been quiet, lucky you getting a weekend away! Lovely card, really like those butterflies. xx

Chrissie said...

It sounds like you had a great break Aileen, the pictures are super.
Your card is lovely too... the butterflies do look great against the black band.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Aileen...and so pleased you had a fab holiday too..the piccies look fab hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

craftattack said...

Love those butterflies and thanks for sharing the photos, they bring back happy memories of times spent in Edinburgh!

lin_ka1 said...

I like butterflies. On your sheet of paper, they are beautifully presented.

Tracey said...

Nice to read you had a good holiday. How lovely the black is against the yellow, something to remember. Tracey x

Marrigje said...

Looks like a great holiday.

Your card is lovely.


ScrappyDoo said...

Love your card!

Anonymous said...

Fab card Aileen! Love the yellow and black - very striking.

Glad you had a good holiday. There is no way I could have managed that staircase, lol!!

Bonnie said...

Very pretty, Aileen!

Loli said...

Hola Aileen, this little trip sound fantastic, great photos!!
So elegant card, simply gorgeous.
A hug from Palma

Jenny said...

Oh yes those butterflies look stunning against the black...funny how cards can evolve from a simple beginning :0)
Great pictures, been to Edinburgh twice but calling through on a train so no time to visit the castle!!
Looks like an amazing city, glad you enjoyed your break :0)
Jenny x

Mandi said...

Simply superb, lovely pics too
Thank you very much
"Less is More"


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