Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Butterfly Magic!

Hello friends
Butterflies are back!  
This card was featured a while ago in Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine,
This was the magazine that I put out an appeal for and 
Mags kindly came to the rescue.  Thank you Mags.
Inside there was a whole feature on Spellbinders and I was thrilled
to be featured. 
The dies I used are Floral Ovals and Les Papillions Two.
The background is created with Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities.
I recall making it with just one butterfly and then going back to 
add an extra one because I couldn't resist!

Yesterday I attempted to do lots of typing and this happened...
and this...
So I packed up a little early and Bella, Elliott and I headed out for a lovely pub lunch.
Trying to make time for lots of treats while the sun is shining and before 
Elliott starts college.  Mitchell was out in London all day with friends otherwise
he would have come along for sure...mere mention of food! 

 Today I'm typing up classes, working on projects and planning 
the add-on kit for the Recipe Notebook.
As soon as all the kits have been collected from the shop Elliott will be
picking out the lucky number winner - Spellbinders!

Take care friends.


Valerie said...

Sounds like you had a delightful day in the end Christine. Obviously Bella thought you should make the most of the good weather while it is here. Looking forward to hearing of the next round of classes. Take care Valerie

Rosie said...

I'm pleased to see the return of butterflies. Lovely card and it also sounds like a lovely day.

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Sounds like you had a lovely lunch yesterday after Bella's 'help' at your desk!
Another lovely card, congratulations to you on your magazine article.
Hoping you have a productive day today and shorten your 'to do' list!
Janice x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Lovely card. I love the way Bella knew just how to make it as awkward as possible for you to type.(And people, -non dog owners- say dogs don't undrstand!!! lol) Glad you and Elliot had a good day. Take care.

hazel young said...

Looks like Bella was just eager to get to the pub. Lovely card and glad you all had a fab day xx hazel

Jane Willis said...

I love Bella's way of telling you when to stop. The butterfly card is beautiful, well done on being featured in the magazine

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely card,pleased to see the butterflies are back.
Bella is really cute,II am really pleased you had a good day. Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely card, it must give you a buzz when you see your work published. Looks like you had a good day out with Elliot and Bella, could that be Cobham church in the background.
Have a good and and get lots of your done.

Wendy L said...

Sounds like you had a good day. Bella is so cute. Card is gorgeous too. Xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Awww your piccies are gorgeous, Elliott with his beautiful smile and Bella sitting on your knee whilst you're trying to type, I remember it well when we had doggies, absolutely lovely.
Your card is really striking, and I'm loving the embossing folder dainty dots.
Ohhhhhhh, I can't wait for the next stage of the recipe kits.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine, love the card and the photo's are super.Could it be that Elliott and Bella were in league to get you away from your desk and out into the sunshine for that pub lunch?!! Elliott's smile always brightens my day as it must do yours.
Hugs, Maggie x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine glad you had a lovely day while the sun shines we might not have much more, Bella is so cute obviously she likes attention, sometimes it dose you good to drop everything and enjoy yourself. love the card so pretty love Jean Z xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

Love today's card. I assume you used decorative paper to cut out the spellbinders, and for the butterflies. It looks so effective. I never seem to be able to find really nice decorative papers. If I like a few in a pack most of the others I don't.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

Meant to say hope you and Elliot and of course Bella had a lovely time at the pub.

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous card and love butterflies. Looks like Bella was after some mummy time! I hope you and Elliott enjoyed your lunch. Emma

Janice said...

Looking forward to the prize draw. Hope you are able to do more classes soon. Janice x

nattyboots said...

Aww what a sweetie Bella is and wanting to help bless her

Glad you enjoyed your lunch .

Todays card is lovely and i think two butterflies are better than one .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Adorable photos and a beautiful card. I have this die set and use it so much.

Love Val x

Laura O said...

lovely card in the magazine,well done.Enjoy the good weather while it is here .Take care.Laura O

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine Love the card and love the photos Elliott looks great and he is always smiling.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine Love the card and love the photos Elliott looks great and he is always smiling.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Christine. Butterflies are a winner with me any day. What a lovely day you had with Elliott. thanks so much for all the photos. Elliott looks great and Bella would steal all hearts for sure.
Take care
Phil D

LoraineC said...

Such a pretty card, the photos of Bella always remind me of my Yorkie, Rosie sadly no longer with us. I now have 2 Labradors but they just don't fit on my lap as well. Glad you enjoyed your pub lunch xx

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SusanP, Kent said...

Love this card - so pretty and any number of variations possible. Thanks for the inspiration. That looks like a fab place to have lunch - Elliott seems particularly chuffed! Shame Mitchell missed out.

Mac Mable said...

Very pretty card and glad to see you have found time to go out and about x

Mac Mable said...

Very pretty card and glad to see you have found time to go out and about x

Carole Z said...

This is such a pretty card Christine and thanks for sharing your photos..Bella is such a cutie, I love seeing photos of her and great you and Elliott could get out in the sun! Carole Z X

Elaine said...

Hi Christine, the pub looks fab . Glad you had a good time. Bella looks so cute x

AnneRD said...

A lovely card Christine. Glad you had a good day out, love the pictures of Bella and, of course, the young man himself.
Anne x

Toni said...

Hello Christine, good to see that you had a bit of a relax yesterday when you had lunch with Elliott and the lovely Bella.
Lovely card today and I think I have these dies, so that's another one I can have a play with. Thank you for the inspiration.
My recipe kit came yesterday and i'm looking forward to making that as well. So much to do, not enough time. I like the thick card that you have used for the covers. A supply of this would be really useful for a lot of projects. Could you possibly let me know what it's called and where I might be able to get some please?
Looking forward to seeing details of your workshops. With everything else that is going on in your life, I don't know how you will have time for them.
Good luck to Elliott when he has his treatment this week.
Toni xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
well, Bella knew best - we should all seize opportunities as they arise. And what can be better than the opportunity to spend time with your family (Bella incl.)
I'm keeping fingers crossed for Elliott.
Best wishes, Rose

loftylass said...

Lovely card Christine and oh your pics paint a lovely picture - I'm pleased you all had a good day (and treats!) tfs.
Heather W

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Maggie said...

Some things are just meant to be. Have lunch together while the sun shines and forget about work. Much more important to have fun! xxMargaretxx

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