Monday, 21 March 2011

Flutterby Butterfly

Hi Crafter's,

How has your weekend been?
I hope you  had a much better weekend than I have had. I spent most of it in bed feeling sorry for my self and sleeping. I had a tummy bug that knocked me sideways. I felt really poorly, I can't remember the last time I felt that ill. Fortunately it was only one of those 48 hour bugs and I am feeling much better now, thank goodness. My appetite is not back to normal yet 'cos my stomach still feels rather tender. Oh well I still need to loose a couple of pounds....LOL

Any way before the stomach bug took hold I had managed to make a couple of cards with... yes you have guessed it... my new Clarity Stamps.

I made one like this for a friend. 
This one the Happy Birthday is stamped a tiny bit wonky and there are a couple of speckles on the card that shouldn't be there. So I made the card again and kept this one as a sample.  
I used the same Leafy Swirl stamp as I did in the Mothers Day Leafy Swirl post. 
This time though I only stamped it twice, back to back, down the folded edge of the card.
I stamped the butterfly twice, once on the card and once onto some spare card, coloured them both and cut out the spare one and the placed it on top of the other 

In this next card I have used the same butterfly stamp.
But this time I have teamed it with the Honeysuckle Corner stamp. The ink pad is versa magic tea leaves. The card stock is a pearlesent green, which is a bit of a departure for me because I mostly use white or cream for my cards.
Well I hope you like them and thank you for visiting. See you again soon

I'm off now to cos it's Handmade Monday week 8, to see what other crafters in blog land have been doing over the last week.


Ali said...

Lovely cards - I love butterflies!

Sorry to hear that you haven't been well - hope you fully recover soon xx

Glitz and Glamour said...

Hope you are feeling better. Those cards are understated but elegant. I think the first one is my favourite

Silver Thistle Beads said...

I love the birthday card :-) VERY unique, not seen one using this style before :)

Pop over to my blog for my Handmade Monday post :-)

Francesca x

stylesofcooking said...

The butterfly is absolutely gorgeous, well done. YThe first card is my favourite, i think mainly because of the colour.

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous cards, love the butterfly.
Hope your feeling better soon. Hugs Sue x

Wendy said...

They are lovely - very pretty. Butterflies are always popular.

Thank you for taking part in Handmade Monday again x

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I just love your cards and that leaf swirl stamp is stunning - so effective! Sorry to hear you were feeling poorly but good to hear your on the mend again. Take Care x
Rebecca xx

Janet said...

Hi Sue
Sorry to see you haven't been very well. love the cards, can you save me the leafy swirl stamp please. see you on thursday.
janet x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better now - you must be looking forward to a lovely relaxing weekend.
Gorgeous butterfly cards - green is my fav colour so I am just drawn to that one more. Really elegant.
Caroline xxx