Friday, 7 January 2022

Blue & Grey for Seize the Birthday

 


Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful festive season and New Year celebration, we had a quiet time at home which was good. Toasted some marshmallows on our new fire pit for New Years, when it wasn't raining lol!
I'm almost recovered from my surgery too, all is good so far, and I'm looking forward to a busy 2022!

It's time to start the year with our Seize the Birthday challenges, and Colleen has chosen blue and grey as our theme.

Our party guest for this month is Vicky Hayes and she and my team mates have some wonderful cards to inspire you.
Remember, you can always play along with our anything goes birthday option too if blue and grey aren't your thing!

Hope to see you in the gallery.

I found a scrap in my offcut box that was blue and grey. It looks like I'd smooshed watercolour paper into some blue and grey brushos. I diecut the sketchy rings and tried to colour in some fussycut  butterflies to match with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush.
I feel a bit rusty on the old butterfly front lol!

I'm linking up to these challenges:



Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge, I've gone without the colour option

Memory Box Sketchy Rings die; Watercolour paper and brushos; Hero Arts Antique Engravings butterfly stamp; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; Inktense pencils in Paynes Grey, navy and sea blue; Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers sentiment stamp.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


22 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a striking card Cathy and the tonal blues look fabulous x. Quiet our end too, which is just how we like it x. Great to hear about your recovery, it takes times but glad you are nearly there x.

Pat said...

Two beautiful butterflies Cathy and love the die cut rings using a piece of blue/grey inked scrap, shows they are always worth keeping. x

JoAnn said...

Love your pretty blue butterflies Cathy. They look great perched on those die cut circles.

Colleen said...

What a creative and unique design Cathy! I love those two butterflies surrounding the rings! this is amazing!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful card Cathy! I love that you die cut the circles from the blue and grey scrap - it's so effective, especially with those vibrant butterflies. It's great to hear that you're recovering well and looking forward to a busy 2022. Happy new year! Vicky x

roffeycreations said...

Great use of that rings die - looks so good behind the butterflies Mxxx

Bonnie said...

A pretty way to use these colors, Cathy! Love these butterflies!

Claire said...

Love the graphic look softened by the butterflies and you... rusty? With butterflies, ahem never! Great card x

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful card...so happy feeling.
xx Karen

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE those background circles! This card rocks :)

Brenda in IN said...

A fun background for the butterflies and a charming birthday card. I like their silver centers. The marshmallows sound yummy.

Nancy said...

Pretty card, Cathy! Your butterflies always look fantastic. I love marshmallows so New Year's sounds right up my alley! I am glad to hear you are doing well post-surgery! I hope 2022 is good for you, too! Take care!

Robyn Oliver said...

A gorgeous CAS card Cathy, happy new year and yes hope you're all recovered and up for a great creative year, Robyn

Ashwini Rao said...

Looks so cool! I love those sketchy rings, they remind me of ripples on water, since the color is blue too, and the butterflies look like they're resting on top. Fabulous card!

JulieP said...

This is STUNNING!!! Very bold and beautiful. Love those rings.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card using the toppings.

Looks like your year is off to a good start… so happy surgery went well and you are on the mend! Sending healing hugs. πŸ’•

Anke said...

Oh Cathy your card is so beautiful, I love the butterflies and your circle background.

Barbara said...

This is a great clean and simple card that is full of design. Glad you’re ready for the new year and that you’re almost recovered from your surgery. Look forward to seeing more of your cards this year.

Lee said...

Stunning card.Can't believe your name.My mum's name is Cathy Roffe,very similar.

shirley-bee said...

Fab CAS card, Cathy, and a great way to use up offcuts.

Glenda J said...

I love the sketchy rings as a background to your gorgeous butterflies. Such a beautiful card.

The Dream Pages said...

Its so beautiful..
Thank you so muvh for joining us at
HLS water colour challenge
See you again in next challenge..