Friday, January 9, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - kskallen - so nice to have you here! You are my 250th follower - Yay!  I was excited to see that number!

Today I was inspired by a few challenges - sometimes I just can't resist!  I love playing along over at Colette's Cosmic Colours Challenge and this month's colours are so pretty (see below).  At least three colours in the swatch must be used, and I used three for my butterfly thank-you card.


There's a flash thank-you challenge over at Newton's Nook so I used my Simply Sentimental clear stamps for the sentiment.  Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge theme is Thank You with Butterflies so I used four Memory Box Butterfly dies:  Lunette Butterfly, Oriel Butterfly, Rhone Butterfly Wings, and Effera Butterfly Wings.  I've had these for quite a while and this is the first time I've used them, so I'm linking up over at djkardkreations in Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3.  Actually my Darice Butterflies in Corner embossing folder has never been used either, so another NBUS item!  

My die cuts were made from left-over snippets - actually even the kraft and brown cardstock were in my snippets bin - so I'm linking up over at Pixie's Snippet Playground.  Except for the white card base, the whole card is made from left-over snippets!  Did you notice my ink splats?  I still don't have the hang of it but I like to try it every once in a while!  To finish off the card, I added some brown sequins to the butterflies.

Here are the 5 challenges I'm supporting:
  1. Butterfly Challenge Thank You with Butterflies 1/3
  2. Cosmic Colours Challenge #9 UE
  3. djkardkreations Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3 AG C5 2/3
  4. Newton's Nook Flash Challenge - Thank You Theme 1E
  5. Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets described above 2/3

Comfort Tones - Design Seeds
Cosmic Colours #9
Inky Paws - FLASH CHALLENGE - Thank you Theme! Newton's Nook Designs
Grab My Button.Pixies Crafty Workshop













Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!




25 comments:

  1. This is a real pretty card. Love the colors. Have a good weekend.

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  2. So sooo pretty. Beautiful butterfly xx

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  3. Wow Kitty, you have fully reached all the challenges objectives! I don't be able to work in this way, I must learn! Your card is stunning! Your use of the left-over snippets is brilliant. The four butterflies look great with the patterned paper under them, they have a beautiful 3D effect! Love the splatter on the embossed background and the brown sequins above the butterflies!

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  4. Love the shabby chic look to this card Kitty! Hazel x

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  5. This is so gorgeous, Kitty!! The butterflies are beautiful!! I love the embossing!! The details of this are just perfect!! Elegant and fabulous card my friend!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Gorgeous!!! I love the pretty butterflies and that background embossing! Your card is so elegant looking. That's a great size for the sentiment and I'll have to check out that set! I just got an order from Newton's today - but of course there's always more I "need"!
    Love your card.
    Lynn

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  7. Love the colors in this piece. So earthy and warm. Makes me want to sit back and enjoy a caramel macchiato. 😋

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  8. Colours are superb together and I love your ink splatters! Gorgeous butterfly too. Thankyou for fluttering by #21. hugs Mrs A.

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  9. So pretty! Love the embossing on the background which makes the butterfly pop off the page.

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  10. Beautiful stamp/image used on this equally as beautiful card.xxx

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  11. Wow Kitty - a stunning card! I love the colours as well as the design!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. This is gorgeous Kitty, your ink splats look good to me. Lol!!
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  13. This is a beautiful card Kitty, such gorgeous butterflies and brilliant design.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. This is just so beautiful. Loving the butterfly and embossing.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  15. My jaw just dropped to the floor, Kitty. This. Is. BEAUTIFUL! I can't even begin to tell you how much I want this card in my hands so I can drool all over it. The splatters, the raised die... it's absolutely stunning. This is DEFINITELY going on my Pinterest board for future inspiration.

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  16. What a gorgeous card, love every inch of it, fabulous work!!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  17. Super pretty - love those butterflies, the colors are awesome and the textured background looks great with it all!! Well done!!

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  18. Very pretty card! The butterfly's and the texture is just lovely:)

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  19. Woooowww Kitty this is totally super duper adorable I loooveee all
    I love that butterfly the background with embossing the sentiment
    and how clever you used that color combo..loveee this Kitty..
    what a WOW card...
    hugs, Monika

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  20. Fabulous card, I like the colors could be for male or female.

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  21. Wow Kitty. Your cards are always so beautiful. Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month. :o)

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  22. Beautiful Card, Kitty! I love the distressed feel with the paint splatters! Thanks so much for playing along with our flash Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs!

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  23. I have to say, Kitty, I think it's the ink splats that make this card over-the-top mesmerizing and compliments the other elements in your card splendidly!! Great use of snippets, too!! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #3 again!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. ahhh this is so sweet, lots of hugs, Marion

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