Beardie Bows

Thursday 17 January 2013

Just Fluttering By!

Hi everyone,

I'm back!  

A very Happy New Year to all my blog buddies and wonderful followers.

I often wonder while visiting all your blogs, how on earth you all find the time to blog so regularly, and some of you have full time jobs and a family!  I do work, but from home and definitely not full time and do not have any children (except the furry kind) and cannot seem to blog more than a couple of times a month?

Anyhoo ~ Christmas was a success, even if I say so myself, and New Year very quiet.  Things are moving along with MIL, I heard just before Christmas that I had officially been appointed her Deputy by the Court of Protection ~ oooh I'm all official now!!!  Also, we have a date from our solicitor for the exchange on her flat after it being on the market for over four years!  So, hopefully things are calming down a bit.

Before I move on to my card, I have to say a huge THANK YOU to a company called Storage4Crafts. I ordered a paper storage cube from them in November and when it arrived it became apparent that a previous storage cube that I had purchased was the wrong wood colour ~ as I had nothing to compare it with I didn't realise at the time.  I contacted their customer services people and explained what had happened ~ not expecting anything to come of it as I had had the other unit for just over twelve months, but after sending them photos of the two units together they only replaced the original one free of charge!  I am so grateful that they sorted it out as it would have annoyed me for ever more (I would probably have bought another one if they hadn't swapped it out for me).  Excellent and friendly customer service and this should be applauded.

Today I have a card to share which is for a friend's Birthday.  I have unashamedly taken my inspiration from THIS card by Sue (thank you Sue), as I had found a forgotten First Edition paper pad whilst having a tidy up and was totally lacking any inspiration at all.

I had several attempts at different colourways and designs before I was happy with this one!


Images: Large central Butterfly ~ Kaisercraft 'Tigerlilly' stamp, smaller Butterflies ~ Kanban ~ Butterflies clear stamp set
Colouring Medium: Copics
Backing Papers: Bazzil Basics & First Edition 'Noir et Chic'
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Ribbon & Gems from my stash

It is trying to snow as I type ~ not a fan of the white stuff, tomorrow we are supposed to have more.  I might just have to do some crafty stuff to take my mind off it!

Hope you are all well and cosy warm and thank you for visiting.


Crafty Lark said...

Love your card. great design and layers. My blogging has slowed down otherwise I spend all my time wandering around and spotting too many goodies. Relax and enjoy. xx Flora

Sharon said...

This is so pretty. Beautiful butterflies and love the papers.
Hugs Sharon. x

Christine L said...

Hi Bev... oooh this is gorgeous... love the beautiful delicate butterflies and the gorgeous pink and brown colour scheme!!

Sounds like you had good service at Storage4Crafts... always good to know of companies that do well!

Christine x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card and love the beautiful butterflies.
Blog when you can, I can blog each day but that doesn't mean thats the norm or that you have too.
Which is why I use the dashboard on blogger which lets me know whose posted. Please don't feel pressured to blog each day many talented crafters have stopped blogging and even cardmaking cos they felt they could keep up. I rather see a beautiful card now and again then not at all. Leture now over!

Marianne said...

This is a gorgeous card. I really love butterflies, and I like the colours you used!!

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Bev, This is a beautiful card - I love butterflies and I love the pink against the black and cream, Hugs, Teresa x

Jules said...

Hi Bev

I am pleased that things are settling down a little bit for you now with regards your MIL.

It takes a lot to sort all of these sort of things out doesn't it.

Loving the card you have posted. Those butterflies are gorgeous.

Well done on the storage swap too. So good to hear of excellent customer service!

Hope you haven't had too much snow.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Hello Bev, I have just spotted your gorgeous card and I feel so honoured that my card inspired you. I love the colours you have used and the gorgeous ribbon.
Sue xx

Jeffrey said...

Great blog you haave