Thursday, July 14, 2011

Garden Delight

I know I have not been posting everyday as I have been. Things have gotten so busy. I am now babysitting my grandson again, though only 2 days a week. I go to my mothers on Fridays to work on those itty bitty flowers to sell at the Egg Show in October. Finally, Sundays are busy with church activities. I need to revamp my schedule so I can get in my craft room more between all this.

Anyway...I do have a card for you today. Can you believe it took me 3 days to make this! is hard to get my brain into crafting between busy days :o(

I really like this Nestie set. I have been having trouble getting it to cut properly and have had to cut some of the triangles with my craft knife. Finally it dawned on me to try new Big Shot plates (I try to make them last a long time, lol) and they came out perfect! So if you are having the same problem as I have had, you may want to try new plates.
This beautiful picture is from Nicecrane Designs and comes in a set of 8 called Women's Paintings Vol II . They are so pretty I could hardly wait to use one.

I was able to use one of my homemade butterflies using the Colorful Butterflies Collection, also from Nicecrane Designs. I have a tutorial on how to make them HERE. I really would love to have you try them out. They are really easy and I would love to see yours.

It seems that no matter what I did, the picture of the inside kept coming out crooked. Sorry about that.

Thank you for stopping by today and spending some of you time with me :o) <<<wish I knew how to add real smileys, lol



Besthobbyeva said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! So very elegant.

Sounds like you are super busy! That is great, means you are feeling better!!!


Elizabeth said...

Absolutely breathtaking Sandy! It was worth the time!

Dee said...

Beautiful card, your butterflies are amazing. Now what you mean about reorganizing craft time. Just not enough hours in the day.

Sharla said...

Beautiful card Sandy,something that detailed would take me more than 3 days to complete. I hope you find time to craft more and I hope you are feeling better and hope you have a great weekend!! Hugs!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is stunning, hugs pops x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww, wowwwww, wowwww Sandi,,,,i love the way you used my Women´s Painting CS and waht a neat idea to add these butterflies,,,,,,,,with your amazing blue flowers,,,,,i really love this card,,,,very wel done Sandi.

Tracey said...

Oh Sandy your card is so beautiful! I love the soft colors and all those gorgeous flowers. I'm going to check out your tutorial for the butterfly too!
Thankyou so much for visiting me and leaving such kind comments. I just read your last one and realised I forgot to add the link to the store. So thankyou for the little reminder...its there now. Have a great weekend. Hugs

Amy Johnson said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! I can see why it took you 3 days to make it. The detail is amazing! I just love your hand-made butterflies.

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Sandy what stunning detail no wonder it took you some days to make this one, but tell you what it was so worth it, the beauty is amazing I love this so much.
Lorraine x

Gloria C said...

This is so beautiful. I am definately going to check out the site for the image and your tutorials for the butterflies.

Lisa said...

This isn't just a card, Sandy, it's a work of art! Wow, absolutely stunning! It would have taken me three weeks to create something this beautiful instead of just three days! Fabulous :)


Lisa said...

Hi Sandy, Wow this is stunning! I love the flowers and the butterfly is truly beautiful.

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog today. It is much appreciated.

Lisa x

CheckerBeads said...

Just lovely! Thanks for the tip on the new plates for the big shot. I tend to use mine until they crack... :)