Sunday, 18 May 2014

Birthday mauve and purple

Hi, things have been a bit quiet on the card front here this week as I've been battling a really bad cold. It's still hanging around but I think I'm getting used to it!

I've been asked to make a birthday card for a lady turning 90 who likes mauve and purple.
I thought something lacy would be good so used the Rebecca embossing folder again and distressed it with shaded lilac and milled lavender distress inks.

The butterflies are Hero Arts antique engravings, coloured with Inktense pencils.
I used the Spellbinders floral and oval dies for the sentiment sticker, and Memory Box Parker number die for the 90.
I'm linking up to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is to create something inspired by the letter M. I've used mauve and 90 is a pretty momentous milestone!

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the theme is die crazy.

At Allsorts Challenge the theme is purple passion.

At A Blog named Hero it's all about embossing, wet or dry.
I've used an embossing folder and embossed my stamped butterflies with clear powder.

At Crafting with Dragonflies the team is celebrating their first anniversary, congratulations! So the theme is celebration.

Thanks for visiting, hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Cathy x


  1. This beautiful card is sure to make the recipient very happy!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous and I guarantee she'll love this! So beautiful.

  3. a stunning make - love this! Rachel xx

  4. Such a pretty card! She is certain to love it. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I'm honored that you've included us in your celebration. 90 years young? How wonderful! Thanks again! ~Michelle

  5. I predict that this card will make this lady very happy! Gorgeous!

  6. Beautiful and certainly for a special person. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge.

  7. I think you have nailed the requested wishes for this beautiful card, Cathy, and it is going to be received with joy and treasured always! What a milestone to turn 90! It deserves a card as lovely as this!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

  8. PS. Sorry, I forgot to say that I hope your nasty cold goes away completely and SOON!!

  9. Those butterflies are stunning, Cathy ... such pretty colours ... a card that is sure to be treasured! Anita :)

  10. Maybe you are getting better!! Hope so. Your card is gorgeous! The beautiful butterflies against that beautiful BG and die cut really make your card lovely!

  11. Gorgeous card, Cathy! Wonderful birthday card. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Die Crazy!

  12. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Purple Passion' and good luck x Susan x

  13. Love those Butterflies, great card, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  14. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. Looks like ur butterfly love is never ending, but I love to see what you create :) these look so pretty :)

  16. Such a pretty card Cathy :) Viv xx


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