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Easter Butterfly & The Wee Dug of Many thanks

Happy Easter Sunday Everyone…

I have two cards to share with you today, one that I made last night and one that I made this morning..

First up we have the Easter Butterfly..

the easter butterfly

This card comprises of a few mats and layers, some distress inking and some water colour splodges..

Next up is the card I made this morning, and it features the wee dug* (*scottish for dog) 😉 that I used last week

Many thanks dacshund

This card features a water coloured background in stripes with Distress inks in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.. love how this turned out!  Might have to make some more backgrounds in different colourways!

That’s all for now… I should be back later with Shabby Sunday #13 .. which will be the last in the current series, it is time for a change, and change is good 🙂

As always, thanks for stopping by..



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Thank You Card

Just a quick post today…

I headed up to my shed at lunchtime and have spent 3 hours re-organising and tidying up, pleased that I managed to sort through a lot of things, found stuff I’d forgotten I had!!!

I needed to make a thank you card for tomorrow to take to work with me, nothing too fancy, just a cheery colourful thank you was all that i needed 🙂



Supplies used :-

  • Base cardstock and banner is Crumb Cake from Stampin Up
  • Mango coloured layer cardstock is from American Crafts Tropicals 12 x 12
  • Patterned Paper by American Crafts Neopolitan Dear Lizzy 12 x 12
  • Linen Thread for the button from Stampin Up
  • Wooden Button from Wild Orchid Crafts Product Code BO-00040
  • Bakers Twine is Calypso Coral from Stampin Up
  • Border Heart Stickers Clementine from Cosmo Cricket
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Technique Tuesday Thanks Stamp
  • Uniball Signo Broad White Opaque Pen for the Faux Stitching (available from Stampin Up)



The buttons are gorgeous.. there are different designs in the pack from Wild Orchid Crafts



Thanks for popping in 🙂