A Spring Flower And A Butterfly

Hello … bonjour … and bon dimanche!  We’ve had spring sunshine for a few weeks now … and temperatures that have been gently rising … and they’ve brought flowers and butterflies out in abundance.  So, here I am with a couple of spring cards that might bring a little warm sunshine to your day …

This one was made in less than 10 minutes as I used some goodies received from sweet friends … thanks so much, ladies!  Rosemary sent me the background panel  (sorry, maker unknown) … and Judith provided the stacked framed daisy (Pink Fresh Studio).  The flower frame was inked, spritzed, dried and adhered to the panel … I stamped the Pink Fresh Studio sentiment … and attached the panel to a card base.  Voilà … spring prettiness!

This little lovely is heading to (badges below) …

Bastel-traumFrühling/Spring (new to me)

Papercraft Challenges – Pastel Colours

Pink Fresh Studio – Frame It

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

The second card took a little more time …

The Uniko butterfly (my favourite) was stamped onto a mixed media panel and coloured with Zigs and a waterbrush.  To create a sense of movement, I added splatters in the same colours as the butterfly … and a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays.  The panel was popped up on craft foam onto a matching mixed media card base that had been edged with washi tape.  I love that the butterfly looks almost stained glass like!

He’s fluttering off to …

Addicted To Stamps And More – Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

Uniko – Stripes and Spots

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

I hope and continue to pray that you’re all staying safe and well out there … keep crafting and keep smiling 🙂 .  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!   Anita 🙂

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30 thoughts on “A Spring Flower And A Butterfly

  1. kimheggins

    Two simply beautiful and sweet cards. Love your wonderful butterflies and your sentiments are just perfect! Hope you are doing well.

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  2. noraln44

    Oh wow!! Loving the first card that you said was “easy.” Might have been simple to make but looks gorgeous!! My favorite is your butterfly card, though. I need to get out my Zigs to play. Your coloring of that butterfly is STUNNING!!

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  3. Clelie

    Ahhh…SPRING…a time of change and renewal…just what we ALL NEED! Thank you, Anita, for the beautiful inspirations you plant in our Lives and Hearts (especially mine !♥) I LOVE the first card with the subtle background and …WOW, that butterfly is stunning! Hugs from afar!♥♥♥

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  4. Michele F

    Lucky you to have Springtime weather! So happy for you… and aren’t you the sweetest to share some of it with all of us in card form! Both gorgeous – LOVE the butterfly, and NEVER get these results from zigs, Anita! So fabulous!
    =]

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  5. Mac Mable

    What a delicate and pretty background and beautiful die cut daisy head and frame on your first card x. Yes the Uniko butterfly is my favourite too Anita and yours sure does look like stained glass. Loving the splats and vibrant colours too x. Stay well and safe Anita x.

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  6. catcraig

    Anita, beautiful cards, loving the soft colors in the first card’s corners along with the lovely die cut daisy. The black and white on your butterfly card is fabulous to set off that gorgeous coloring on your butterfly. Hugs and stay safe.

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  7. Lisa Elton

    The softness of the background on your first card is marvelous, such a pretty card! Sure wish a beautiful butterfly like yours would grace my backyard! We’ve had beautiful spring weather today, back to the 40’s tomorrow 😦

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  8. papierelle Blog

    A perfect card of friendship. Different parts from different friends and it becomes a beautiful card!!
    Also your second card is beautiful. You are right, the butterfly looks like stained glass.

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  9. momentsofcrafting

    How lucky to get such wonderful presents, Anita! Love when a quick and easy to make card looks so great! Your butterfly is stunning! It looks like it could fly off the card to join all his friends outside! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week! Stay safe! 🙂

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  10. Karen Brown

    Your Zig colored butterfly is gorgeous! I love the colors you selected. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen – DT

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  11. Jeanne

    I always smile when I see a post from you, Anita. I know I’m going to be delighted and this time was no exception. It looks like you are keeping happily busy with cardmaking. The first card is just lovely, what sweet friends you have. The butterfly card is gorgeous and vibrant and really made my heart flutter. Thank you SO much for sharing! Virtual hugs to you and yours as we navigate this unusual time.

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  12. Marcia Hill

    Two beauties Anita! Gotta love when a card comes together as quickly as your 1st card and looks amazing to boot…love that background!! And your butterfly is so pretty in all those gorgeous jewel tones…love it! We’re still dealing with temps in the 40’s and very wet and gray…I am so ready for warmer temps, sunshine, and color!! Send some this way please!! Hugs.

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  13. conil

    Good to see your using this isolation time well. And even celebrating Spring in the process. Both these card scream the season loudly with beautiful colors and happy images. Love the background with THE ideal focal point on the first and the vibrancy of that brilliant butterfly dancing around all that milky white. Adding the drama of the stripe and the spatters is reflective of the creature’s movement.

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  14. Judith Jarvis

    Pretty springlike cards… and thought the first one is lovely I think my favourite is the vibrant butterfly. I love that stamp too xx

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  15. TK

    Two beautiful cards, and how awesome to receive such wonderful gifts that could be used for such a pretty card. And yes, your butterfly does look like stained glass – amazing!

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  16. djkardkreations

    With your first card you’ve built a breathtaking floral design with the lovely elements, Anita! (Aren’t crafty friends the best?!) And the fact that it was uber-QACAS is a bonus! But I have to say, your butterfly and her platform stole the show today! Love, love, love every fabulous detail! What I love most is the rebirth and hope that she so eloquently evokes ~ something we very much need during this troublesome spring we are having. Thank you for that! LYAMYMA! LTS! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Bobby Hagen

    You made such a lovely card with the gifted items, Anita. You’re right. The butterfly glows like stained glass. Such a beautiful way to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

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  18. Gerrina

    I love the colour-sponging you did on your first card! Such a great idea! And inspiring…And ofcourse the bold colours on your second one are beautiful. HUgs, Gerrina

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  19. Izzy Scrap

    Deux magnifiques cartes qui sentent bon le printemps, Anita ! La première tout en délicatesse avec ce fond pastel qui met si joliment cette marguerite en valeur. Quel superbe mise en beauté du papillon d’Uniko. J’adore. On dirait vraiment qu’il sort tout droit d’un vitrail ! La lumière semble venir de l’intérieure pour illuminer ces jolies couleurs. Magnifique ! Et merci de partager et de jouer avec ATSM et Papercraft Challenges. Mille bises.

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  20. Ute

    wow… what for a wonderful card, oh, what do I say… cards you made… I love the pastel background on the first and the Design. On the second I love the color choice.
    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    Ute
    DT bastel-traum challenge

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  21. Claire A

    Such a pretty stenciled background – the simple die cut is perfect for it. The zig coloured butterfly looks so striking….I really should be using my Zigs more…..

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  22. Wiebke

    Anita, your butterfly looks like a glas mosaic with vibrant colours!
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us in the Uniko Challenge #58.

    Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko Brand Ambassador)

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