Friday, 13 January 2017

Still Getting into the Swing of it...

Hi Crafters,

...I thought I would bounce back in to the New Year and carry on blogging as before but here we are January 13th and I've only blogged twice this year so far!
Just realised it's Friday 13th too, shhh, it's unlucky to write that down, don't tell anyone :o)

I've been creating but I just haven't had the time to blog them yet, so be prepared, there may be an avalanche of posts here soon.
Today's card is quite a simple design, or it was in my head when I started, but it turned out to be quite time consuming to cut out and ink each die cut and fit foam pads to the back side in all the tiny spaces.

Dies - Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur de Lis & Labels Twenty Two
Memory Box Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Glitter Card

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #353 ATG twist Butterflies
Brown Sugar - #233 ATG
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #221 ATG
In The Pink - #110 ATG
Moving Along with the Times - #36 Something in the Air

We've had the first snow of the year this morning, only a little splattering thank goodness but I hope all my blog buddies around the country are ok as I know further West and North have had it really bad.



aussie aNNie said...

Saturday the 14th here already. Love your card and that background is fabulous.x{aNNie}

Christine Harrop said...

This is beautiful Lorraine. We had a layer of snow yesterday evening but this morning, although bitterly cold, the sun came out and melted it away - fortunately! Christine x

Lucy Woods said...

Wow absolutely stunning and so elegant!! Oh god I didn't realise it was the dreaded F the 13th! Eek!! Lol
Lucy x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lorraine, it may have taken time to complete this card but boy was it worth it, those dies, the sparkle and butterfly it is top notch

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Carol S. said...

Beautiful design and can see it was not an easy make. I haven't managed to post yet!! Loads done but not posted! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, it was well worth all of the time and effort, such an elegant design.

Sarah said...

This might have been time consuming Lorraine but sooooo worth it...its fantastic!! xx

Nat said...

just gorgeous! x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Lorraine from a very snowy Inverness, your card is stunning, beautifully designed and such gorgeous colours, love it, Kate x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful dies and gorgeous colour

Robin said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Mrs A. said...

So glad you persevered as the resulting card is worth it. Love the shimmer with the glitter card. We had a sprinkling of snow this morning and even a power cut which recovered itself almost straight off. The microwave and the clock on the built in oven both lost their settings. It took longer to set the time back up again!! Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy said...

This is soooo pretty Lorraine. Love the look of the white intricate die cuts over the pink glitter paper. It's glamorous! This year has started out with a cold and cough that won't die and very little crafty mojo. Here's to hoping we'll all get in the groove soon. Hugs!

scrappymo! said...

This is a very elegant card, Lorraine.
The work you put into this one is well worth it. The effect is stunning!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Lorraine! I love that glittery paper under the design, how elegant and eye catching! I'm also a little behind this year with only a couple of posts so far, something in the crafty air perhaps? lol. Happy weekend!

Sandy said...

You are swinging a lot better than I am Lorraine! I have not made one thing!!
Beautiful card Sugar!
Sandy xx

Gina Knott said...

This is so pretty and elegant, I am so glad you persevered with it!Love the glitter card and the butterfly is beautiful.
Gina xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Totally worth all your hard work, it's absolutely stunning!
Hugs, Lisa

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Lorraine... I have this Die... love the way you have used it...
Hugs Sylvie x

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
just spotted this gorgeous card on the MAWTT challenge.
Oh this is really super and what a fab design.
Love this and your colours are wonderful.
Well worth all the work involved.
Sounds like you have had a new year similar to mine.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Zoe Tant said...

Well worth the effort Lorraine with this striking and elegant card. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Zx

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card the background you have created is wonderful and the aperture really sets the butterfly off. xx

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; love the die cuts you used. Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Challenge.

tilly said...

What a pretty card, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again

Debs said...

So gorgeous - love the die cuts.
Thanks for playing along at In the Pink this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mad Moose said...

Gorgeous card, I love the frame die! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Craft buddy said...

That is a perfectly pink and sparkly butterfly! Sorry this is late for commenting, thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times! x Jessie