Saturday, 21 May 2011

Cas Friday challenge "Bling"

 Look at this gorgeous butterfly stamp that I received in the mail this morning from my friend Heather she knows that I love butterflies and flowers so when this arrived I couldn't wait to ink it up. 

The perfect stamp for this weeks challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, I am getting used to CAS now and am enjoying the challenge, this one was ideal for me as I love a bit of bling.  I stamped the butterfly straight on to the white card in three colours and embossed with clear powder.  I then stamped a further image onto some vellum and cut it out. I then glued it to the middle butterfly and added matching bling to the images. The background card is a deep shimmery purple colour and quite difficult to photograph, its not as dark as the photo suggests.


I just thought I would add these photographs to show you, we have had alot of nests in our garden this year, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robin and Collared Doves.  This little adult Blue Tit has been rushing backwards and forwards for days feeding her young on insects, you can see by her ruffled feathers that she has had a very busy time!!

And these cheeky chicks are peering from behind our satellite dish, there are actually two chicks in the tiny nest and as you can see they have out grown the nest.  They actually flew the next day!
 I just wanted to thank you all for the lovely messages I received on my Wedding Anniversary, we had a fabulous day and hubby took me to my favourite Italian restaurant.  Sorry I have not had time to visit all your blogs this week, I hope to catch up soon.

17 comments:

Cathy A said...

Sally, love your butterfly card and your bird photos are stunning!

Michele Gross said...

Sally, its gorgeous! Love the bright happy colors and that you popped the center one up! Really, really gorgeous and so glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Brenda said...

I love how you used that gorgeous butterflu stamp Sally! Beautiful colours and a great way to add bling! I love birds so I was so thrilled that you shared these totally beautiful photos, thank you!

Virginia L. said...

It looks like you are a pro in CAS card now, Sally! What a gorgeous entry! I just adore the blings and colors in this! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos! I can feel the Spring in the air...(I miss London! It's been a year since I visited!) Happy belated Anniversary, Sally!!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Sally - love those sweet colours and lovely stamping! My hubby loves the blue tit picture, he thought the poor thing looked somewhat hassled. Jo x

Barb said...

Love your CAS card, Sally! That is such a pretty stamp! Thanks too, for sharing the bird photos! Must be so neat to watch these beauties each day!

Lisa said...

This butterfly stamp is really cool- love the words on it! Great design and lovely colors :) I know what you mean about the whole CAS thing...I'm not sure it's quite my "style", but it's fun trying anyway :)

Arlene said...

What great photos and I love your card.

Deirdre said...

AMAZING bird photos.... they are just fab.

Adore you card - love the butterflies. Belated Happy Anniversary.

Dawn said...

what a gorgeous CAS card Sally.... it really is my type of card as I love butterflies. Beautiful colours too.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your cards and the pictures of these beauties ;-)
TFS!

Kryssi said...

Pretty x 3! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Heather Maria said...

Sally, firstly belated Happy Anniversary, sounds like you had a fab day! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and the way you have stamped the butterfly and added the delicate vellum layer! Your photos of the birds are amazing!

Laurie said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous!! I love the bling you added in!! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne C said...

So happy your anniversary was wonderful. Love the picture of the cute birds. Gorgeous butterflies love the layering and pretty colors.

Laura Davis said...

What a fun and pretty card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love your choice of colors and that those butterfly bodies match perfectly. Thank you for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.