Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Catching up.......

Welcome to my new follower, Mary McMillan of Glitter Grammy Plays With Paper.  I hope you can visit my blog again soon.

I'm catching up with a few challenges after suffering with a heavy cold for the last few days.  I haven't felt much like crafting and am behind with my blog visiting, so hopefully I  can find time to visit my favourite blogs this week to see what everyone has been creating.

The Butterfly Challenge finishes today and I was determined to join in this time as I've missed the last couple of challenges.
The panel was made with a Memory Box 'Lucienne Tile' die in pale pink and matt silver, with three tiny clear gems added along the panel.  I die cut the butterfly using Memory Box 'Pippi' and 'Isabella' dies.  The sentiment is stamped with a silver VersaColor ink pad.  I finished off my card with a grey fineliner pen to draw the flight path of the butterfly.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:



The theme of the Twofer Challenge this month is 'Hearts', two cards, with different designs, for different occasions using the same die, stamp or stencil.
The heart I used for both cards is a die from the Spellbinders 'Lace Hearts' set of dies.

I am joining in the Twofer Challenge #23  with this pair of cards.



For my first card I used two of the dies, one cutting the outline and one cutting the lattice part.  I added a small punched red heart in the middle.  The heart was layered on Memory Box 'Stitched Square Layers' die cuts.  I cut off half of the front of the card blank and added a triangle of red card, embossing with an Xcut  'Polka Hearts' embossing folder.  The sentiment is computer generated, die cut with a Memory Box 'Stitched Rectangle Layers' die.

This photo show the card open.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:


For my second card, I used the waste from the heart die cut in my last card as a stencil.  Using an Adirondack 'Denim' ink pad and a blending brush, I inked through the heart shaped aperture.  The Spellbinders 'Feathers' die cut was attached with foam pads to add some dimension.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.  

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:







45 comments:

  1. You have done well catching up with these lovely cards, Sorry to hear you've not been well, take care.

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  2. three beautiful cards Liz, the pink grey colour combo is beautiful the first heart card a striking crisp design and the last my favourite the feather sitting on the heart is gorgeous

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  3. Hi Liz sorry to hear you have been poorly. Get fully well soon. Your love cards are so elegant and perfect for our love challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining us xx

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  4. Hi, Liz! I'm glad you're feeling better; so sorry you've been poorly with a nasty cold. Your cards are all gorgeous! Really loving the dies you used and the colour combo on the first card! I like the cool design of the second card, and I absolutely love the simplicity of the third card and how you made your own stencil. I have a feather die set and have never used it but I really like what you did! Thanks for inspiring!

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  5. Hope you are soon feeling better Liz, there have been some really nasty viruses this winter, hopefully this cold snap will deal with them!! What lovely cards you are sharing, I love the simplicity of the first "Just for you". What a great idea to use die cut "waste" as a stencil...must remember that xx

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  6. Sorry you've been poorly Liz, a lot of nasty bugs going round right now, so many of my friends have been down with really horrid flu symptoms.
    You've been busy creating some gorgeous cards, the butterfly one is so pretty in those delicate shades of pink and grey. The 'twofers' are fabulous, great use of your dies!
    xx

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  7. Three lovely cards Liz. I’ve had that cold too! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz.

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  8. Hope your feeling better by the day. Your card is lovely and I feel very honoured that you wanted to come and play even though under the weather. That butterfly set is my favourite one to use. I really had to smack my hand when making the cards for the next challenge so as not to use it. I managed to use a Dutch stamp instead. Thankyou for coming along and playing. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Hope you're feeling better now Liz, these nasty bugs have a habit of lingering on sometimes.
    Some fabulous cards here, lovely designs.
    Lorraine

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  10. Three fabulous card, Liz! They are all so sweet! Great use of your leftover to stencil on the last card!
    Get well soon!

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  11. Wonderful cards! Love your blue heart card which is just perfect for our challenge. Thank you for playing with us at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

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  12. 3 gorgeous cards love the designs and the pretty hearts..hope your feeling better soon
    Babs x

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  13. I am glad you are better, Liz. Your butterfly card is GORGEOUS! And I love the "hearts" theme of the Twoffer challenge. I never joined them but your cards are really inspiring and maybe I will try to make something and join. Kisses!!!

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  14. I love your pretty butterfly and ornate MB panel dies and love the pink and grey combination Liz, and also your Twofers which are fantastic and the scalloped trellis heart is gorgeous in red and such a great shape to the card, and what a wonderful idea to use the cut out shape to make a heart on the other with the added feather and the sentiment goes perfectly. I hope you are beginning to feel better now as there are some nasty bugs around at the moment. x

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  15. Your red and white Valentine is so pretty! I just love the lattice die-cut inside the main heart. It adds so much dimension and an intricate look to your heart. Thank you so much for entering your card into our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

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  16. Stunning designs Liz, the colours and your heart one is just beautiful....get better much more xxx

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  17. The butterfly card is sooo elegant
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  18. Thank you for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks, love the feather...such a great card.

    Leanne DT/KC

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  19. Such beautiful cards, hard to choose a favourite! Hope you are feeling better. xx

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  20. An elegant collection of creation Liz, it's lovely to see you at Allsorts 'More than a Word' theme, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  21. Great cards Liz..I especially like your second heart one with the stenciling and feather. Hope you are feeling better now.

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  22. Beautiful cards Liz, the butterfly card is so pretty and I love your two heart cards for the Twofer challenge.
    Sorry to hear that you have been poorly, I hope you recover fully soon.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  23. Beautiful cards! I love your blue heart design with the feather - perfect ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

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  24. I love your cards. Beautiful butterfly and wonderful heart dies.
    Valerija xx

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  25. I saw your lovely butterfly card over at Mrs A's....congrats on your win! This is lovely with the beautiful die cuts.
    Great use of your hearts for the Twofers! The valentine is gorgeous. I esp love how you used the negative die cut for a stencil on your Thinking of You card. Great idea and beautiful effect with the added feather.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  26. Glad you are better and crafting again. And what a way to come back, with three stunners! I love the way you always seem to have the perfect dies and embossing folders that work so beautifully together - the red heart card is a perfect example of that.

    Jane
    Guest Designer at Twofer Card Challenge

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  27. All three are so beautiful Liz, glad to hear your better, seems you passed it on to me in the meantime LOL.
    Faith x

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    1. Hope you'll soon be feeling better, Faith. I didn't mean to pass my germs through the computer to you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

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  28. So sorry you were ill but I am glad you are feeling well enough to do a little crafting. I love all of your cards. The first one is so delicate looking with those wonderful dies and pink and white colors. And, the Twofers are amazing as well. You did great and I can see you are in top form as to making beautiful cards again.

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  29. Two beautiful heart cards Liz! Love your beautiful lacy red heart - such a good fold! And great idea to use the leftover die-cut to use as a stencil! So pretty with the feather over top. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

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  30. Love the pretty dies you used! The panel design is a favorite! Beautiful cards!

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  31. I hope you are feeling better Liz, so much going around everywhere. Just picked up my granddaughter at school today because she was running a fever. Your butterfly card is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose, that die cut border panel is so pretty and of course I am loving that butterfly. What great twofer's too! Love the heart die you used, it is so elegant looking and I love the added heart in the center of your red card. Your second card is equally beautiful, I love the feather you used and I love the way you used the heart on this one. Always can use thinking of you card! Job well done! Hugs, Brenda

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  32. I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, Liz and I hope you are fully recovered soon! Before I forget, I sure like your butterfly card for Mrs. A's challenge! Pink and gray are so pretty together and I love that tile die!

    Your Twofer cards are, as always, so wonderfully executed and great examples of the concept! That is a really cool shaped card design for your pretty lacy Valentine heart! I love the red and white and texture from your embossing. And I love how you made your own stencil from the die frame to blend a heart on your TOY design. The overlaid feather is a tender touch. Thank you so much for playing in Twofer's 2nd Blogaversary challenge! Hugs, Darnell

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  33. Your Twofer hearts cards are so pretty, Liz. So pleased you joined us on CAS Stencil Challenge with your CAS blue heart with white feather card. Hugs.Nancy

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  34. I'm very partial to that gorgeous butterfly card, the colors are gorgeous! The twofers are so different, yet using the same image. Very nice work! Glad you're feeling better!

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  35. Hi Liz, sorry to hear you've been poorly and I hope you feel much better soon. Your butterfly card is beautiful in those lovely soft colours and your heart cards are stunning... I love how you used the negative die for a stencil xx

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  36. Such pretty cards, so elegant and loving the designs on each one!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  37. Stunning cards Liz - hope you feel better soon. Shabneez x

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  38. Hope you are feeling better. The colds have been nasty this year. Just getting back to things myself after a couple of weeks of chills. Love that feather on the blue heart. Very elegant. Hugz

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  39. Oh Liz! That horrid cold has made the rounds in our family, too. I was wretchedly sick over the holidays and never even got the tree up this year!! As to your Twofer...That Valentine is just lovely! Very, very cool design, and in perfect Valentine colors. The lattice aspect of your heart is sweet and along with the Swiss dots, on your red panel, adds wonderful dimension. Great way to 'turn a negative into a positive!!' Love the stenciled heart in that pretty blue, and the feather is the perfect finishing touch. Two great cards. Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. xo Bev

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  40. Wonderful cards Liz, great idea to use the leftover heart as a stencil, it makes a great backdrop for that detailed feather, thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil too, Cathy x

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  41. Lovely cards ! Thank you so much for joining us for our January 'Love' challenge over at Country View Challenges. Corrie xx

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  42. Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

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  43. Very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

    Helen x

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  44. A lovely set of cards, Liz!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    DT for AG with Dies
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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