Wednesday, 28 September 2011

A quick post ... and at last, a quick card

Hi everyone ... I've not been around much for the past couple of weeks, as I got back at the weekend from a late summer holiday in Rhodes :-). I managed to schedule a couple of DT posts while I was away but in my usual chaotic style I didn't manage to get ahead with everything.  We had a really wonderful holiday but now it's back to reality and with a bang ... I started sniffling yesterday and have woken up this morning with a raging earache and sore throat - not good! it's a good job I got a quick card made last night before the lurgy set in!! I hadn't made any cards for a couple of weeks and to be honest I'm rather struggling with my mojo at the moment. I have bought a few new supplies such as Flexmarkers and one or two new punches and dies, but somehow I'm not feeling very inspired.

I decided to start "simple" as I had an idea for a card to fit this week's Less Is More sketch .. and here it is.

I used my new Cuttlebug cut 'n' emboss butterflies which I bought with a gift voucher I won for Joanna Sheen's store :-), and simply distressed them to try to highlight the embossing, decorated with a few pearls and mounted them on a square of vintage style paper (BasicGrey "Cappella"). Penny Black "Salutations" sentiment stamped in the corner and job done!  I think the sentiment is actually a bit too small to balance the image; but it was the right kind of sentiment in terms of content and also an appropriate vintage style font ... so I used it anyway lol!


Allsorts #122 - Keep It Simple
BasicGrey #53 - Pink & Brown
Die Cut Dreams #99 - Pink, Brown & Cream

That's all for now ... off to put my feet up and max out on Lemsips and Strepsils! When I start feeling a bit better I'll be round to visit and catch up on my commenting, and will also announce on my next Oldie But A Goodie post (next Tuesday) the winner of my OBAG blog hop candy.


  1. Whow, though less is more, your card is realy great. I hope you'll recover soon from your illness. Hugs Ankie

  2. This looks terrific Pauline, I hope the sniffles soon abate!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. How very pretty Pauline - I love how you've done the butterflies!

    Thx for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

    Mary J x

  4. Stunning card and hope you feel better soon x

  5. Your butterflies are fab and super colour.x

  6. Welcome home Pauline, so glad you had a fab holiday. We went to Rhodes last year and I came back with the lurgy too!! I blame the air con on the plane; we're breathing in everyone's germs!! Hope you're feeling better soon.

    Your card is absolutely beautiful. The colours are gorgeous and the embossed butterflies look lovely. xxx

  7. Glad you had a good time, rotten that you are now not so well.

    This card is gorgeous. love the colour and embossed effect on the butterflies,

    Liz x

  8. Beautiful card Pauline...the butterflies look fabulous...been hankering after that set myself! lol
    Hope you feel better soon!
    Helen x

  9. This card is stunner!
    Simple,elegant and beautiful!

  10. Wow, great cards@! Stunning post, i was excited to see this cards, have to bookmark them!

  11. Oh this is fabulous Pauline. Glad to hear you had a lovely holiday and hope you feel better soon.

  12. Fantastic card Pauline
    Wish you better

    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

  13. This is a beautiful card. Hugs, Claire x

  14. Stunning card Pauline, those butterflies really do look amazing :)
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Jenny x

  15. Wow! So gorgeous! Love the embossed butterflies.

  16. beautiful butterflies Pauline. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Die Cut Dreams and good luck!

  17. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  18. Beautifully done Pauline, such a lovely card

    thanks for Keeping it Simple with me at Allsorts this week :o)


    Amanda x

  19. Hi Pauline, hope you feel better quick, my household is going down like flies with bugs and lurgys with this weird and wonderful weather. You card is absolutely beautiful, can't go wrong with butterflies and the sentiment is perfect! Take care. Ruby x

  20. This is beautiful Pauline! The butterflies are fantastic:)
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts for this weeks Keep it simple challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Jill

  21. Beautiful card! I love those butterflies, they look so gentle!

    Have a great day!

  22. Beautiful card Pauline, & I do hope you feel better soon also :O) Viv xx

  23. What a fabulous card! I love the layout and of course, the pretty butterflies!Wonderful job! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  24. Stunning card, Pauline!! Beautiful CAS style and gorgeous butterflies!! Thanks for playing along with us at Basic Grey challenges this week, Juliexx

  25. WOW!! striking card hunny xx

  26. Glad you had a good holiday but soory your home and now not feeling very well. Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this gorgeous entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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