Tuesday 6 January 2015

Thank You Card

Happy New Year!

I have a new follower this week.  Desire has lots of amazing creations on her blog, so pop over to 'Doing Life' to have a look.

After a busy start to the new year......... cooking, entertaining, visiting friends, as well as a wonderful 100th birthday party to attend, (see here), it's lovely to have time to get back in my craft room. Just sneaking in a little photo here of the birthday girl at her party, with a Mayor who came to give her some flowers and wish her a happy 100th birthday.

My first card of 2015 is a CAS thank you card.
The butterfly die is a really old Nellie's D.Die I bought many years ago, in the days before the Big Shot and Cuttlebug, when the most common die cutters were the heavy red Sizzix ones.  I tried to use the die when it was new, but it wouldn't cut the intricate pattern cleanly, so it has been gathering dust ever since.  Trying to get some inspiration for the Butterfly Challenge this week, I remembered this die and thought it might work with a metal shim... which it did!  I'm hoping that this will count for Darnell's NBUS challenge, as this is the first time I've made something using the die. The die comes in two parts, the intricate butterfly pattern and a matching shadow die.  I used snippets of white, turquoise and silver so I'll be visiting the Playground this week.  The Card Candi embellishments are just plain silver to match the mirror card, although you can see my reflection in them, taking the photo! 

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


  1. Love the fab design,this is just gorgeous.xxx

  2. Love your card and that die Liz. Very nice. Hugs Veerle Xxx

  3. This is lovely Liz, and it just goes to show that we should never ged rid of anything! Hazel x

  4. Lovely card Liz, what a great age 100, thank you for sharing your photos..

  5. Pretty die .Glad you have been able to use it with the new technology around. Lol.
    I bought some really old heavy obsolete metal dies going really cheap and have since seen a video on You Tube showing how to use them in a big shot. Every thing comes around if you wait long enough. Hope you have received your voucher as Tammy said she had emailed it out on the 2nd.. If not can you check your spam in case it went in there. The mirror card looks striking against the die cut.
    Thankyou for fluttering by. hugs Mrs A.

  6. This is an awesome die! I'm glad you finally could use it! I've had some dies that didn't cut well and it's amazing what a shim will do!

  7. Lovely card Liz and great that you finally got to use that lovely die. And so good to see a photo of Kitty, gosh she looks great!


    Di xx

  8. Liz, I really like how you did your hair in the reflection! Have you parted it the other way or is that just the mirrored image of you? Just kidding, of course, I can't really see you there in your pajamas!

    Your lovely snippets card with the butterfly / shadow die is a CAS delight in every way! Of course, your using the die successfully for the first time is perfect for my challenge! Thank you so much for joining in!!

    And thanks for sharing the photo of the birthday girl! Goodness, I hope I look that good at 80, never mind 100! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Beautiful CAS card, Liz!

    Guest Designer for Butterfly Challenge
    Creative Em

  10. I saw ​your card linked at the NBUS challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/


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