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Monday 28 January 2013


A little later than planned but I've been a busy little bunny this weekend...and I've been productive in the card making department this time!! I know..that's a shocker eh - don't all faint at once!
I can't show any of them yet, but February should be a bumper month :)

The boy has picked a name from the hat and...

Congrats on getting all that stuff done, dear Elaine! As the name of my blog already reveals, I love butterflies, too ;o) – thank you so much for the chance to win!
And I really like your CAS card – I hope I will create some cards in this style in 2013, too.
Hugs, Anja

Anja if you can please EMAIL ME with your full postal address then I can get these popped in the mail to you :)

Thanks for looking

Friday 25 January 2013

Flutterby Butterfly.

Hi everyone :)

I've been very productive so far this year...just not in the creative department.

December 31st is the company year end at work and it's usually March before I've got all the paperwork ready to take to the accountants, but not this year! All done and dusted...I think I deserve a Gold star, a pay rise and a month off work - with pay -  for being so dedicated.

I've also been productive at home and had a Spring clean in some of the's amazing the stuff I find when I'm not looking for it. Like some dies I'd bought and forgotten all about, now that was a nice surprise. I went to put them away in the box where I should have put them in the first place, where all the other dies live, and I've come to realise that I must love butterflies...really love butterflies judging by the number of dies/punches/stamps I own. 
I even have some of the same stamps twice!! 

Two sets of clear stamps from Prickley Pear with the matching die.

If you fancy playing with them then just say so in a comment after this post and I'll get the boy to pick a name out of the hat on Sunday.

I also have a large collection of stamps and dies that are more suitable for the CAS style of card.

But CAS is a style I just can't get the hang of at all!
There's either too much on the card or not enough but never just the right balance.
I will persevere until I either master it or go mad in the process.
I'm taking bets it will be the latter :)

Thanks for looking.

Thursday 10 January 2013

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 99

....And I'm back in action, at last.

Better late than never huh?
We've had a lovely Christmas and New Year, every day was filled with family and friends, of course it was so nice to see everyone but I had no free days to spend in my craft room or on blogger.

And so today I am back with a card for the new challenge on the Sugar Bowl.

Ahhhh but I love the image My Friend Kitty...I love my cat and my cat loves me ♥

As always, she's coloured with DI re-inkers and markers.
The papers are MME Lavender, I've had this pad for ages but only just got around to using it, which is spooky as quite a few of the other Sweeties have used the same paper for their cards too!
Great minds think alike and all that.

The sentiment is PTI stamped onto a MFT Die-namics Mini tabs quartet.
The flower is cut from PTI felt using MFT Die-namics layered rose (thank you very much Amanda xxx)
The butterfly is an MFT Die-namics Butterfly on the bottom with a Cheery Lynn exotic butterfly layered on top, and the swirl is from Magnolia.
...I am going enter this card into Die-ing For A challenge where the theme is a 'Celebration' card.
The card is to celebrate the 7th birthday of a very sweet little girl.
And Inky Chicks first challenge..Anything goes.
And so where is the sketch I followed??
 The Don Mama Gayle has been Spring cleaning and having a spruce up of the blog, and as from today:

Each challenge will now run for 4 weeks.
The challenge will be "Anything Goes" and not a sketch can follow any sketch and create anything you so desire and there is one rule enter and be in with a chance of winning a prize then you must use a Sugar Nellie image, whether that be rubber or digi.
And last, but certainly not least, we will also now be choosing 'Eye Candy' and a badge to proudly display on your own blog should you be chosen.
The full details of 'Eye Candy' will be posted on the Sugar Nellie blog next Thursday (17th January)

As always, there is a prize chosen at random for one lucky winner, their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps, rising to any 6 stamps if we reach 100+ entries. 
But you know you've got to be in it to win it!
You can find lots of inspiration on the Sugar Bowl blog with all the fabulous cards from the other sweeties.

Thanks for looking.