Saturday, 31 March 2012

Beautiful Butterflies

Gosh, it's been a while.  Life has been pretty hectic over the last two weeks - the final weeks of term at work are always completely full-on.  I've had to stay late, go in early and give up an evening for recent school events, but it's been fun.  Now, however I have two weeks off and I am going to try really hard to enjoy them!

My plans are to rest, relax and read (currently reading The Hunger Games series - amazing!), and to craft - card making and scrapbooking.  We are going to try and chill out at home.  Edward has to revise for exams at the end of April, and Emily needs time to sort out her sleeping - not being able to sleep at night and then crashing til the afternoon is not great - so a new bed is going to be bought.  Mark has some time off over Easter - not to rest and relax though, he is going to lay a new deck as our current one is rotting away.

So here are a couple of cards I made last weekend using the new Butterfly stamps from Craftwork Cards.  Actually the card was inspired by one I saw Julie Hickey make on her recent QVC appearance.  I've used Melon Mambo ink from Stampin' Up for the first one  and the second one is a Versamagic ink but I can't remember the colour.  I've cut round the edge of the main butterfly to give it some dimension and given it a little bling on the body.  The sentiments are also from CC.

Apologies that the photos are not great.  They are scans of the cards and they don't do the cards justice.

I hope you are having a jolly weekend.  We've had a lovely day with friends.  Shame the weather has taken a turn for the worst.

Take care and thanks for dropping by.

Michelle x

1 comment:

  1. These butterflies make a lovely design Michelle! It's so tempting to roll your sleeves up and get on with some spring cleaning or something in the holidays isn't it, but it's probably far better to rest and relax especially if you have a stressful job! Have a lovely Easter, Vicky x