Sunday, 27 April 2014

Flowers and Butterflies

Lovely to pop in and say Hi.  Hope you have had a wonderful weekend! 

I have a card to share which is for two challenges.  Less is More has a sketch for us to follow this week.  You can see it below.  Also Colour Q which has a fab colour combo.

I started by punching a piece of Crumb Cake with the 2 1/2" circle punch then rounding the corners.  I added 3 Petite Petals in Elegant Eggplant punched out.  I filled the middles with Daffodil Delight punched out using Itty Bitty Shapes.  A Basic Pearl to the centre finishes off the flowers.  The butterflies are from Papillon Potpourri and stamped in Pear Pizzazz and then punched out.  Elegant Butterfly punch gives a Pear Pizzazz mat to one of the butterflies.     As the flowers have a little dotty pattern, I used my Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker to add dots round the centre of my aperture.  The sentiment is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and is from Sweet Essentials.  A sweet sentiment set indeed!  

Flowers are appropriate today.  Yesterday I took my Dad and the kids for a run out to a garden centre.  First stop was to have a coffee and some freshly made pancakes with ice cream then we chose some flowers for our pots.  The kids decided on bright colours so we have reds, blues, purples and oranges.  My daughter planted them up today whilst my son washed the cars and power washed the patios.  They are both keen to earn some extra pocket money just now.  Wonder if I can persuade them to do the weeding and how much they would charge?  Lol!

How has your weekend gone?  Have you had any extra helpers?

Till next time take care.  x



Jan Ltc said...

What a pretty card xx Jan

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, and the thought of pancakes with ice-cream is very tempting! Valerie

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, great design.

Chrissie said...

This looks simply lovely Aileen!
Great elements and colours!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Marianne said...

Nice card Aileen

Suze Bain said...

Very pretty Aileen, love the addition of the paper piercing. Xx

Anne said...

Aileen what a pretty creation!
Thank you for your LIM entry this week
Less is More Designer

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Aileen, it has a lovely summery feel.

Warm hugs

Amy White said...

Very pretty card - love the Crumb Cake frame highlighted with the sweet flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ this week!

Bonnie said...

Such pretty flowers and butterflies, Aileen! Great layout too!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card Aileen
Margaret x


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