Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sending You Birthday Wishes

I have been lazy the past few days and haven't created much.  I feel guilty when I do that.  All that crafty goodness just sits in my craft room waiting to be used.  I did get in there to make a card for the new CR84FN color challenge. This week we are celebrating Mona's birthday.  Happy Early Birthday!  Make sure to stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday!  It also just so happens to be her wedding Anniversary this week as well.


I know I just used this butterfly from PTI,  I just can't help myself really.  They are the prettiest butterflies I have ever seen.  I also used the die from Sending You and Turning a New Leaf.  The border punch is Effervesence from Fiskars.  The paper is from Crate Paper and My Minds Eye.  Ribbon is from Michales and twine is PTI.


I took this picture so you can see how I go about choosing my papers for a color challenge.  I pull out all my scraps of each color that is in the graphic and mix and match until I find what appeals to me the most.


Here is the beautiful graphic for you crafty inspiration.




I used the sketch at Mojo Monday to get me started.  I did have to make a couple changes to the design to make it work.  So it is loosely based.  :)


You can find the rest of the design team's creations by clicking on the links below.

Suzanne
Deborah
Stephanie
Sue
Andrea
Lisa

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather



36 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Thank you so much for the Happy Birthday and Anniversary wishes Heather :) This card is so pretty! That butterfly is stunning! Can never have too many butterflies!

Dana Gustafson said...

Heather darling! You always make me smile with your beautiful creations! Mona will love her birthday card! So glad you got al ittle creative time.

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, the papers are gorgeous!! Love the ribbon and beautiful butterfly too, so pretty!

Debgem said...

I like seeing how people decide on card designs - so nice to see all the papers spread out like that :) I have papers that I get out, look at and the put away!

This is a super card; I do like the papers you used and the butterfly is really gorgeous! Like the string in the ribbon too - gives lovely texture!

Nadine said...

Wow, this is such a lovely card! Love the soft colours!

Ros said...

Lovely card ... Mona will love this ... have a lovely day Heather

Lynnda Hosni said...

Wow this is beautiful card Heather.... hugs...xoxo

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Heather!

I love the colors you picked together, works very well, it's lovely and sunny! Beautiful butterfly, great card!!

Hugs, Wendy

pink latte said...

Beautiful colors Heather! :)
I love the butterfly on the leaf, so pretty!

lynn said...

thanks for showing your process, i wondered how you went about combining such beautiful papers time and time again! have a great day, heather:)

Lisa said...

Heather this is so pretty! I love the shades of the colors you've chosen...they are soft and just lovely.

Jean Martin said...

Heather this is beautiful!!! So dainty and girly. That pop of green ribbon is fabulous! I hope I have the time to play this week! Loving the colors!!!

Marge said...

You pulled your colors together beautifully -- always a time-consuming exercise for me! LOVE your gorgeous card & can totally see why you are wanting to use that butterfly again -- fabulous!!!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely use of the sketch and perfectly paired papers and composition. Beautiful card!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Love the mix of MME and Crate papers!

Marie said...

Beautiful card. I love butterflies in fact my card making room has butterflies all over and is called my Butterfly Garden. The shading on your butterfly is exquisite.

Rizzi said...

HI HEATHER,
A VERY PRETTY CARD,LOVE THE BUTTERFLY....THEY ARE SO DAINTY AND VERY FRAGILE, AND ALSO VERY BEAUTIFUL. HOPE YOU HAVE A FUN DAY. RIZZI

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

You can never have too many butterflies! Especially when you do such a fabulous job coloring.

Anniebee said...

What a yummy card, Heather! I love this palette! And I don't blame you for using that lovely butterfly again. I'd do the same thing. It was interesting to see how you select your papers. If I tried to do that, I'd have paper spread out all over the house! LOL

Hugs,
Anniebee

Joanne Leddy said...

What a beauty this is! The colors are perfect and not too bright ... I love the butterfly and leaves. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and inspiring us - it's always a pleasure to visit here!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

So pretty :-)

Linda R. said...

Your card is soooo pretty my friend.. I can see why you love that Butterfly. Mona is just going to love this..

Hugs, Linda

Stella said...

I often asked myself how you chosse your papers. And now you showed us how you do that. Maybe I sound like a deer :) but I never thought of that. it's a wonderful tip. Thank you so much for sharing!

And plese don't apologise for your use of that gorgeous butterfly. You colored this one in a perfect way and it's lovely to look at.

And the final result? Perfection in every detail; I'm impressed :)
Thinking of you,
Hugs,
Stella

Cheryl Nelson said...

WOWZERS!! SO GORGEOUS! Happy Birthday to Mona!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful birthday card! Mona is sure to love this.. thanks for sharing your process.. the end result is just stunning! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday, too!

Betty Wright said...

I choose my colors and patterns the same way! I just have to try and limit how much pattern paper I throw on the desk or it takes me forevah! LOL! I love this card! I must try to play with these colors for sure! Great card and awesome details!

Lindsay said...

Love this Heather! The papers, the butterfly, everything!

Charlene said...

What a darling card Heather!!

Andrea M said...

OH my!! Your butterfly is GORGEOUS!!! Your entire card is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing how you pair you papers - I have a hugely hard time with patterned papers so this is awesome advice :) STUNNING!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the butterfly and vine pairing, so very elegant!

Ginny said...

Lovely card. The butterfly is gorgeous and the papers very pretty. I love the punched border. Have not seen that one before. Nice touch.

Cyndie said...

What a lovely card. Your combination of colors and patterns gives such a serene look to the card--love it!

Shannon White said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Miss Heather! I love the whole thing! And that Butterfly is So Pretty! Nice to see I am not the only one that pulls out all my dp's to figure out which ones I am going to use.. lol.. Usually looks like a tornado hit my crafting table.. lol

Hugs!
Shannon

Sue Lelli said...

Heather, LOVE this card! LOVE the butterfly and would NEVER get tired of seeing it on every card from now until the end of the year! LOVE your photo of how you choose what you use!

Annemieke said...

Love the card!! The sentimentel is great!
Have a great week! Annemieke

MTNestor said...

Heather,
Love the card and I love the way you used the butterfly. I love to use butterflies also, so you can never use them too much.
Penny

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