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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Back to crafting - feels great!

Hello bloggers,


I hope you are healthy and crafting where ever you are... You all have become such an interesting part of my world that my real life friends seem to have taken a back seat.

I feel so grateful for all you lovely people out there who have enriched my life and craft in so many ways. I have learned sooooooooooooo much from you all. Thanks for all your encouraging words and motivation, too. No matter what, you all always manage to say the kindest things about my cards.And the techniques that you all have shared have had a great impact on my crafting.


 Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


Now to this card - Zeenya embossed this butterfly (from an Inkadinkado stamp) before we went to New Delhi and I came back and thought that I must use it. She took out the ribbons and insisted that they should be stuck at an angle. 
My contribution was following my girl's instructions besides colouring in the embossed image with blue and mauve metallic gel crayons. As usual the real life picture looks far better. And yes, I rubber stamped and heat embossed the doily from a stamp (sorry, am to lazy to go and check out the name). 

The butterflies are from lovely Teri's blog candy. It came as a rescue because I used them to hide some flaws!



Hope you like my card...


Hugs,


Monica

12 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Monica. Its so lovely to have you back, you have been missed sweetie.
I love your card, beautiful colours, love the butterfly, and the doily is so impressive. I do agree with Zeenya about the ribbons at an angle, they really do stand out.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Michelle said...

You and your daughter are proving to be an excellent card making team. Such a lovely card, the butterfly is very beautiful.

Michelle :-)

Shirley-anne said...

You and I had same idea today and used a butterfly on a card . Thank you for the comment you left .
A very striking card you and Daughter created .
love angled ribbon too.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous butterfly - and I REALLY like the ribbon like that! Zeenya is a great help isn't she!
Wonderful card.
LYnn

Philippa said...

This is a stunning card, Monica!

Crafty Creations said...

Pretty!!! I love how you did the ribbon on the right hand side!!
Maria

fatmonica said...

It's a lovely card.I like the butterfly and the ribbons are great!

Peg Coombes - pegcraftalot said...

Flaws are a happy mistake and your card is lovely x

Naturally Me Creations said...

This is such a lovely card! I like how the ribbons turned out. :)
And, sometimes, quite a bit of the decorating of my cards also happens only because i'm trying to cover up flaws that happened on the card, hehe!

Colleen Holmes said...

Monica, I love reading your stories! Please tell Zeena I think the placement of the ribbons are prefect and I really like it and will be doing it myself on a future card! Happy weekend, hugz Colleen

Colleen Holmes said...

Monica, Come to http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com Look for tutorials in the upper top tool bar and look at the one for making paper flowers. I think you will absolutely love it!

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and Zeenya was right about the ribbons x Leigh x