Friday, May 30, 2014

good morning. . . .

to you!  I cannot believe that it has been four weeks since I last posted on my blog!!  Needless to say, life does take us in different directions at times and I have just not had the time to devote to my card making or blog.  And, with good weather now upon us, I am sure I will be out and about more than I will be staying in to make cards!

Today I have a card to enter into several challenges:


This butterfly die from Hero Arts really makes a statement, doesn't it?  I cut it from white cardstock and then stamped over it with a polka dot stamp using Ranger's distress ink in picked raspberry.  The sentiment was gold embossed and is from The Craft's Meow. I splattered a bit of the ink over the card and added gold sequins from Michael's. 

Entering this in the following challenges:

Less is More - use a die cut.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes.
Seize the Birthday -anything goes.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!









23 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

You may have been missing from blogland for a few weeks but you've certainly bounced back with fabulous card. Love the elegant butterfly and how it's coloured.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Jen said...

joy this is stunning
Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
Jen xx

Linda said...

I have missed you Joy- and just very happy to know that all is well with you. I completely understand as I will most likely do less art and card making and spending more time outdoors. Beautiful card-love the little spatters:)

Jo Nevill said...

Sooo pretty !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Cat Craig said...

So nice to see your work again Joy, lovely butterfly, love all the bits of color and shine.

Chrissie said...

This butterfly looks spectacular Joy!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love that gorgeous butterfly. The color is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Cindy C. said...

It's a gorgeous card Joy! Happy Stamping!

Arlene said...

Beauty comes in CAZ.

You still have time to enter your card on the Die Cut Divas' challenge for May - use a die-cut or embossing with at least one embellishment. http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-day-comes-up-daisies.html

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Joy. What a stunning butterfly

judkajudi said...

Awesome butterfly! Glad you had things to do and places to go!! Your work inspires me!!

walchowDesign said...

Have missed you in the blogland, Joy! Beautiful butterfly! Enjoy the weather!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how your stamping created texture on the butterfly, and the colors are so pretty, Joy! Beautiful card!
So glad to have you back in 'Blogland'!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Joy, a beautiful butterfly and fabulous stamping and splattering!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Greta said...

I have to case this one, Joy--LOVE it! Stunning creation!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card - love the polka dotty stamping over the die, and the splatters! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday!

Virginia Lu said...

This is just LOVELY , Joy! The pops of colors are just gorgeous! I heart this butterfly! Congrats on the Hero Arts Tweet! I miss seeing you around in blogland! HUGS!

Susie Wittwer said...

Oh, so pretty Joy! Very elegant.
Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

Anne said...

Sorry to be so late commenting on the die cut challenge
What a super creation Joy!
Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
Anne
Less is More Designer

Shirley said...

Very elegant and beautiful! Your butterfly is gorgeous and I love the splatter. I need to learn how to do that!

Carol McCready said...

Great card. That butterfly
really pops.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Stunning card Joy, Cathy x