Monday, 6 April 2015

Happy Easter and a Butterfly Birthday

Happy Easter to you!! I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing Easter weekend!! We had a gorgeous day yesterday - the forecast showers didn't eventuate and it was still warm enough for short sleeves :-) After a busy few days  - that went very well phew!! -  it was lovely to take some time to relax and recharge the batteries and catch up with friends and family.

And here is a card that was made for a lovely new friend's recent birthday :-)
For inspiration I used last week's sketch from Just Add Ink - you can see the original post with card and  sketch here.

The gold butterfly is the star here with a little sponging of Pistachio Pudding ink underneath. The pom poms added for a little texture and fun :-) I hope she likes it.

Card stock: Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Gold Soiree
Inks: Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Big Shot, Butterfly Framelits, Starburst Framelits, Angled Tag Topper Punch, Calypso coral Pom Pom Trim and Seam Binding, Gold Twine

Easter is of course synonymous with chocolate and I do love that we are allowed to indulge our love of it a bit without the usual guilt LOL!! But I did receive this awesome little box of cupcakes from a lovely friend too that I just have to show you - they look too good to eat!!

Wow!! Aren't these just the cutest?!

Such a lot of detail in the grass and nests and the cutest little eggs.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you are having a wonderfully relaxing long weekend full of fun and laughter and good (and not so ) food :-)  Feels like a good time for a dog walk for me lol!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. That card is absolutely beautiful Jan! Gorgeous. And add something black you can enter it to the CYCI challenge and with a little bit of kraft paper it could be entered in the PPA one.... LOL

    Yum Yum, these look super delicious! Are there any left? So cute! Careful Sally does not set her eyes on them.....

    1. Oh thank you Louise! It's probably a little late to enter this into the challenges you mention but thank you - I will keep an eye out for next time. And Sal has had a little look at these but fortunately she prefers her doggie chocolate - phew :-)

  2. Stunning card Jan! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the gold butterfly and it looks gorgeous with that DSP! Just beautiful!

  3. Ooooh squeal here's my beautiful birthday card up in lights! I absolutely love it Jan - thank you for all the gorgeous little details you put into it. xox

    1. So glad you liked it Patrice :-) Special card for a special person! xox

  4. Stunning card Jan!! Love the gorgeous butterfly & the dsp & Pom Pom!!! Definitely a wow card, elegant & feminine!!! - Katerina