Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March Card Chain Challenge and Happy St Patrick's Day

"Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig" - Happy St Patrick's Day to everyone. 
I was delighted to be able to sign up for Deborah's Card Chain Challenge for March and was even more thrilled to be able to send the wonderful and talented Sally Sherfield a card.  I decided not to go for the array of colours on the colour swatch and stayed away from the sentiments too as I didn't have any stamps that fitted with it.  So in the end I went with the sketch/template that Deborah provided.

I had a stash of butterflies that I had printed and cut out... so decided to have a go at using some.  I coloured them with light shades of blue/blue green copics and had the flower already subtly coloured in a pale pink/beige colour.  Added a kraft card blank, the hello sentiment from Hero Arts and hey presto - card made.
I added the antennae with glossy accents (just like Jennifer McGuire's video instructions here), I also layered one of the butterflies.  Fingers crossed it travelled over the Irish Sea and got to Sally in one piece! (edited - Sally sent me an email on Monday evening to let me know that my package had arrived safe and sound).

Also entering this card into this month's Hero Arts Challenge - Spring and Easter.  Looking at the card now that it is gone... I should have added butterfly trails...aaahhhh well, something always needs tweaking! (will add them to the next one!).

Look what I got in the post yesterday morning - this amazing card from the talented Isha in Switzerland - she got the task of sending me a card for Deborah's March CCC.  It is so lovely to get a beautiful card like this landing on the hall floor instead of bills!.
Thanks so much Isha, I adore it. 

One more thing in this rather lengthy post.... I reheld the draw for the free digital image from Jane (as Sally had already won one on another blog).  Here is the result of the (still can't get the whole widget to copy across!).

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and the winner is ...Katie said... Deirdre these are FAB! Thanks also for the chance to win!! xxx 
Katie, let me know which image you would like - Congrats.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card Deidre - what a great take on the sketch! Jo x

Nancy said...

Great take on the sketch, Deidre! Beautiful butterflies! Happy Saint Patrick's Day to YOU!

Agata said...

Your card is so lovely, Deirdre! Really great take on that sketch! And lucky you to receive a card from Isha!!! ENjoy!

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful card Deirdre, thanks again, I can't post my card yet as I haven't had an Email from Arlene to say she's received it. Hope its not lost in the post! Hopefully she will get it soon and I can post both cards on my blog. I will be AWOL for the next few days as I am off to Rome with my DH to celebrate his (special!) birthday. Have a great St Patricks Day and a lovely weekend.

Tiffany Ervin said...

So gorgeous!! Wow! I love all of your blue butterflies, simply delightful and delicate!

Jessie said...

Beautiful work and happy St. Patricks day!

Dawn T said...

Perfect cards... both of you using blue butterflies!!!! Hope you have a great St Patrick's Day... I made sure I wore Green to work yesterday!!!!

Mami Doodles said...

The butterflies are a dream, & the layering adds a special touch. Beautiful card, and original take on the sketch!

Judith said...

Love those blue butterflies Deidre.

Alice said...

this is so pretty, Deirdre! beautiful butterflies!

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