Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Follow Your Heart

It's time again for the Creative Belli Challenge!  Our theme for this challenge is CAS (Clean and Simple).  CAS cards seem to be very popular these days so come on over and join this fun challenge.  Who knows, you may be our next Guest Designer!  In keeping with the spirit of the Belli Challenge please remember to use your old and forgotten embellishments.


My card didn't start out looking anything like it does now....I'm not even sure what I was doing, but I think I started to stamp something and them messed it up (shocking, isn't it!) and then just started going with it from there.  The butterfly image is from Strength and Hope and the sentiment from Whimsical Words - both from SU.   If you'll notice, the right wing of that butterfly has the tip chopped off.....um...the image is not like that but when I stamped it, it somehow got chopped - the only good thing is that all three image are chopped! LOL!  But, the bottom line is, how many times have you ever seen a perfect butterfly anyway!!  The lace is from one of my thrift store trips....just never know what you'll find in those places.

We've got company coming tomorrow so I'll be away for the computer until Sunday.
BUT, I really do have a very FUN-NY Friday posted for Friday - so beware......

Thanks for stopping by..........and be sure and check out the Belli Challenge.
Lynn

25 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really lovely Lynn, I like the soft colour, the butterfly stamp and the lovely lace bow.
Kevin xx

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty Lynn and I didn't even notice the missing part until you mentioned it. Love the fading technique - it's a very elegant card.

Monica said...

STUNNER!!! Everyone thing about this card is divine including the ribbon. The chopped off wing would have never shown unless you did not mention it...
Love the sentiment, so comforting, Lynn.

Monica xxx

Sharon said...

It is perfect! Love it just the way it is. What a gorgeous butterfly stamp that is. Wow! hugs Sharon x

E.T. said...

So pretty Lynn!

Bonnie said...

This is a perfect, imperfect butterfly, Lynn. Usually if you get a close look at the real thing, they're kinda beat up looking. Love that lace too.

Paige said...

Lynn, I never would have noticed the butterfly's wing being cut off! Love the effect of the stamped off images and your lace is gorgeous!

Carol L said...

This is just as lovely as can be Lynn! I love the creative stamping of that butterfly image!
Enjoy your company - I'll miss you!

Linda said...

Lynn this is just gorgeous. I love the way you have stamped the butterfly and the sentiment is just fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Margaret said...

Such a gorgeous way to use this image and I LOVE your 'thrifty' lace! (Love shopping these places too!!)

Joan Ervin said...

You do CAS beautifully, Lynn...your pink butterflies are sooo pretty and I love the lacy ribbon!!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What an awesome card- I love the lace- but really like the butterfly- as it is- in the fading ink.....! The butterfly looks perfect to me- love the pink!

Tammy said...

I think you card is absolutely beautiful! Love the butterfly image, chipped wing and all! The lacy trim is beautiful as well!

StephC said...

Gorgeous! The bow is fantastic, as are the butterflies. Well done!

NanaConnie said...

This is stunning, Lynn, chopped wing or not! I still say you do CAS better than anyone I know and this is proof of it. Great lace! Don't you just love thrift-store, flea-market finds?

MiamiKel said...

Just beautiful!! Lynn, gorgeous card - enjoy your company!!

Gina said...

This is so pretty, I love your lace bow!

Robin Parker said...

Lynn, this is so elegant. Love the pink and white. Great way to use your lace in a bow. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dixie said...

Your card is really pretty, Lynn; that fading butterfly is lovely and the lace/bow is just gorgeous. Looking forward to Friday's Funny!

Patty said...

What a pretty card, Lynn! I love CAS cards so I'll definitely be playing along!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

It's a beauty Lynn!
Would of never noticed that wing chopped off!! LOL

Beautiful lace :)

Hope you're enjoying your company!
Maria

Shawna said...

Beautiful card Lynn! The three butterflies in differing amounts of ink really suggest movement and you have used it very effectively! lOVE THIS CARD!

Gemma said...

What a beautiful card hun & love those lush flutterbys...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Tammy said...

Oh Lynn this is a GORGEOUS CAS card!! Love the added pearls and the beautiful sentiment!
Tammy x

Lesley said...

love this card even though when you started it you didn't know where you were going lol x