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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Hope Butterfly D2D


I didn't make a card using last weeks image from Designed 2 Delight as it was a Halloween image and I had no reason to use it as we don't 'do'  Halloween in the Cruxton household and it's not really celebrated that much in the UK. Fortunately as it was week 5 it had no major impact but I did of course miss out on the rest of the gorgeous set that this Hope Butterfly is part of.

Unfortunately the big C has a massive impact on everyone these days. I would be very surprised if someone you know hasn't been directly affected by it in one form or another. Breast Cancer in particular has affected my family as Paul's Auntie was very ill with it for many years and ultimately died from it. Closer to home my maternal Grandmother died from it just before I was born and my Sister has had a couple of scares from it. My own boobies are on the VERY generous side and I check them every couple of days as one of my concerns is that a cyst or tumour could hide amongst them and be undetected for quite a while unless it was painful. Due to my family history I am considered in the high risk category so now I am 40 I will be put on the screening register so I guess I have that to look forward to in the not too distant future....

I coloured this gorgeous butterfly with Promarkers/Flexmarkers, creating a second layer for the ribbon, mounted on 3d foam and using tonnes of pink ultrafine glitter..... yes I got covered and so did my pop up photo tent LOL

I followed the current sketch from Cards & Things, the papers used for this whole project have come from the scraps box I had on my desk on WOYWW #123 yesterday. I love the pretty flower paper from Smirk and it has glitter embedded in some of the flowers :) I punched a scalloped edge with a Martha Stewart punch.

The Hope sentiment is a freebie by Penny Duncan and has been cut into an oval shape with a Fiskars template.


Materials Used in this card are as follows:-

Card Size – A6
Sentiment – Digi by Penny Duncan
Paper - All Scraps :) Floral one is by Smirk
Embellishments - Ultrafine glitter
Tools - 3d foam, scissors, Fiskars template, Martha Stewart Punch
Techniques - Punching

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


31 comments:

Marlene said...

Such a pretty card, Mandy! Love the ribbon placement. ;)
P.S. You don't look 40!

Sara I. said...

Beautiful card and love the sparkle on that ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's and good luck! xx

Linda said...

Very pretty card Mandy. And good for you to keep checking those boobies. We all need to do the best we can to take care of our own health.

Tracey Brossart said...

Beautiful card, love the way you did the butterfly, very creative! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice challenge! Good Luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

Guylou said...

So pretty!! Love the bling!! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's.
Cheers!
Guylou

Glenda Atkins said...

Love your 'hope' card and adore your butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week and good luck!

Shirley-anne said...

Love what you have done with Butterfly image .

Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

Shirley-Anne

Jules said...

Hi Mandy

What a great snippet make .. .. that butterfly is gorgeous and I love the glitter you have added.

I am pleased to hear you (and your generous boobies) are being put on a screening register. Being screened is a bit like going for your smear test .. .. not painful or something you look forward to but boy are you pleased to be given the all clear results.

Anyway, back to your card. Great colours and layout and fabulous use of your snippets.

Thank you for sharing in the snippet playground.

Love Jules xx

Lori said...

Such a brilliant design for a special cause, I love the glitter, thanks for joining us at our Sugar and Spice Challenge at the Fairy Friday Blog!

Kelly said...

Great idea using the Hope ribbon for the body of the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

Sheri said...

Great image and pretty papers! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Andie's Space said...

Hi Mandy,
This looks fabulous. Love the sparkly butterfly!. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful Card!! Thanks for Joining us at Jens Digi Stamps Fight like a Girl Blog Hop!

Many Blessings,
Tina

http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

Bunny said...

Lovely card...Thanx for joining us at digistamps4joy and good luck..

Caz DS4J DT

Gurkiss said...

Nice card...

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hug Gurkiss

Ardilla said...

So pretty...
I also did a card for D2D this week, your is wondeful!
I saw it at MIM and came to take a better look :)

Kim Kelley said...

Very pretty! Love the bling! Thank you for joining us at GI!!

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, great snippet make x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful awareness card. I love the way you used the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon on the butterfly - very ingenious! Sweet paper and sentiment too. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very sweet!

xxx

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mandy!! This is gorgeous hun!! Love the butterfly and sparkle!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

Krista Driessen said...

Great card ! Thanks for playing along with C&T !

Beverly Montez said...

Your card is wwonderful. I love the image with the ribbon. My husband lost a brother and a sister (breast) from cancer and I lost two uncles. It is everywhere it seems. Keep up with your screenings! Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Fun Friday.
hugs,
Beverly

Miranda said...

very pretty card Mandy, fabcolours
thanks for joining our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda
DYSU DT

jenbrhel said...

Thank you for playing with us at Jens Digi Stamps!! We appreciate your support!!

http://jensdigistamps.blogspot.com

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, the butterfly is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Mary Jo said...

Very pretty! Love the ribbon as part of the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Starla B. said...

Oh, Mandy, this is gorgeous!! I just love the glitz. Thank you for playing with us at Digistamps 4 Joy!

xx Star

Sammibug said...

Fantastic card, Mandy! Love the glittered awareness ribbon. Thanks so much for joining our "show us your layers" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very pretty butterfly card & we all need Hope! Thanks for joining Little Miss Muffet Challenge. Hugs! Leah Ann and Good Luck!

Cleota said...

Love how the butterfly has the ribbon! Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

Cleota
DT Member