Friday, 21 February 2014

The Butterfly Collector


I'm feeling very special today.  First, Kimberly from Weinerhoneymooners has cased a Christmas tag that I did at Christmas 2012, even hunting down the stamp I used (a girl after my own heart!).  Kimberly's version was a beautiful winter village scene - pop over and have a look.

And then I saw that Darnell has done a DJKASE on one of my cards - in fact it was a twofer - two Shirleys at once.  If you've not visited Darnell before, there's a whole other layer of blogland that you're missing out on :)

Thank you so much, both of you!

So with that warm and fuzzy feeling to start my day, I made this card.


The OCD-ers among you may notice that the butterflies are not perfectly aligned.  Oh, does that make me OCD if I noticed?  How OCD does it make me if I don't care enough to fix it?

I coloured a brocade background stamp (Rubber Stampede Signature Background) with markers then spritzed it and stamped onto card, then punched out all the butterflies and stuck 'em on.  I couldn't resist using my new Winnie & Walter The Big The Bold and The Happy stamp again.  The candy dots are part of a prize from Stampin Up!

So, I'm entering it into Muse, where Marion has provided this week's inspiration:


After I made my version, I realised I'd got the colours in reverse, but Marion's in the southern hemisphere and I'm in the northern hemisphere :)

I used butterflies because of the challenge at Fusion:
Sort of followed the sketch.

I'm also entering it into Seize The Birthday, without the toppings.


And adding it to Winnie & Walter's Join In to Win:


I'm dashing off to collect my nun's wimple ready for Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music next week.  I can assure you there will be no photos to share!

43 comments:

  1. I can understand why they have CASed you. If I ever get around to doing a blog you will see many of my attempts at rrying to be just a fraction as good as you are. I love your style and colour. Choices.

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  2. WOW! Love these colorful butterflies, Shirley! Awesome card!

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  3. Popped over from Darnell's and oh boy oh boy. Butterflies. This is a stunning card. It has butterflies and I love butterflies. Who cares if they are not aligned perfectly. They are perfect the way they are.

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  4. Fantastic combination of these two challenges! Love the rainbow of butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

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  5. Fabulous card - love the big, bold sentiment & the rainbow of butterflies is terrific!

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  6. Aw, c'mon, Shirley-Girley, we want to see photos of your wimple!!!!

    I'm delighted that you were honored today by Kimberly, as well! That shows how well-loved and respected your are by all of us!

    This card. Dang, girl, this card blew the top of my head clean off and now the hamster is out and hiding somewhere in the snippets box. I know what I'll be doing the rest of today, thanks to you!!

    If this card doesn't win all of these challenges, I'll be my monkey's auntie!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. You're just fabulous, Shirley, that's why! I love, love, LOVE this card! It's so Shirley :o)

    Hugs!

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  8. Gasp ... this is breathtaking, Shirley ... I love every single little thing about it! Congratulations on being CASEd by Kimberly and DJKASEd by Darnell ... perfect recognition of your amazing skill and talent! Anita :)

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  9. Ooooo how beautiful, I love how u created these butterflies :)

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  10. I love your butterfly version, beautiful work. Also love the inky background of the card in your previous post. I'm honored to have been DKCASEd with you :) Cheers, Shirleyx

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  11. ps.. I'm trying to join your blog as a follower, but having trouble..... will try again later :)

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  12. Totally gorgeous card shirley and I just love all those pretty butterflies! Such a clever combo of all the challenges too - hugs xx

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  13. This is one of those cards that makes me happy every time I look at it! Just beautiful!

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  14. Another smashing card, Shirley! And no wonder people are CASing your cards. Your card is perfect for the challenges and makes The Big, the Bold and, the Happy look awesome. Thank you for sharing and linking up with us.

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  15. Oh, my...such beautiful colors!!! Love them with the bold black sentiment! Thanks so much for adding this beauty to the FUSION inspiration!

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  16. You go girl I saw Darnell's - very fun! Love the bflies -- Thanks for joining in with STS!

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  17. Oh, I just love this card, Shirley! The colors are so pretty, and I love the big, bold sentiment! And, no...I did not notice that the butterflies were not aligned :-) Really beautiful card, and great take on the Muse challenge!

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  18. Wowsa! This card is fabulous! i just love those butterflies! Pure genius of a card!!!

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  19. I really like this card...a perfect fit to all those challenges...I can see why Darnell wanted to case you...You make awesome cards!

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  20. Darnell and Kimberly sure do know talent when they see it! Congrats on the CASE-ing honors from both of these amazing women!

    I can guarantee that this yummy colored butterfly card will be rocketing to the top of everyone's "Gotta Case This Card List" cuz it is stunning!

    PS...Did you ever see butterflies flying in perfectly straight rows? Didn't think so.....your card is just as nature intended it to be!

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  22. Popped over from Darnell's and wow! I just kept scrolling and scrolling mesmerized by your cards. Easy to see why she speaks so glowingly of your talent. I have put you in my favorites and signed up via email. Look forward to spending time catching up on past posts, as time allows.
    Lu C

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  23. Fantastic card. Love the way you've punched the butterflies so that they are two-tone. Jenny

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  24. This is AMAZING Shirley, JUST amazing!!!! Knocked my socks off today!!!!

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  25. Wow! Your flutter of butterflies is just so beautiful! And I lvoe the bold sentiment too!

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  26. What a wonderful design with all of your bright butterflies Shirley! love the errant one that flew up to the sentiment! Their wings are fluttering so much - I didn't notice they weren't perfectly lined up?!?! (thanks for playing with Fusion too!!)

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  27. Yay you - so proud of you! And these flutterbys are so pretty. C'mon, have you ever seen butterflies fly in a straight line? Um, no. And I'm jealous - you got that WW stamp. I'm hoping I can get my paws on it when I visit the US. And what the heck is a nun's wimple? And a sing-a-long-a sound of music? As in, the hills are alive?!?

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  28. All I can say is "WOW!". Amazing design! Loll xx

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  29. Hi Shirley! Your card made me HAPPY! Such a wonderful take on the inspiration. I'll go and check out Darnell's card now!

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  30. I love your rainbow of butterflies......great idea. Hugs Wynn x

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  31. FABULOUS card Shirley - LOVE your butterflies!!!
    So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION :)

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  32. Love your W&W cards! Congrats on being featured on their blog today!

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  33. Judging from the number of comments you have, I guess I wasn't the only one drawn to this card. The paper/color choices just make this card. Love it.

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  34. Beautiful butterflies...love how bright the colors are! I also love that single enamel dot where the last butterfly has flown away from! Great idea Shirley!

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  35. WOOOOOW! This is amazing!
    I love every and each of your butterflies. Great effect.
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Seize the Birthday.
    Hugs, Marzena DT

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  36. Congrats on your Muse win! GF you are on a serious winning roll!!

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  37. I had to come back and congratulate you for the MUSE challenge!!! You deserve it!!!

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  38. Fabulous card! Love all the beautiful butterflies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  39. Yay, Shirley ... not only a Muse win with this stunning delight, but also an HM at Fusion ... another double! Congratulations! Anita :)

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  40. Yay, Shirley ... not only a Muse win with this stunning delight, but also an HM at Fusion ... another double! Congratulations! Anita :)

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  41. Yay, Shirley ... not only a Muse win with this stunning delight, but also an HM at Fusion ... another double! Congratulations! Anita :)

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