Sunday, 11 September 2011

Just finished a card I really enjoyed making. Although I started with some ink on the background, most of the colour has been added with Prismacolor pencils and it’s a combination of some of my favourite colours (as you can probably tell from the number of times I use them, lol).
mag flutterby
The challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week is Flutterbies, so this WAS my entry but I’ve just been told I missed the fact that it was supposed to be pink and green - oops. My apologies, DCM – it really was an oversight and I’ve removed the title!
[PS Here’s a giggle for you.  I made this card with someone in mind and when I went to stamp the inside, I noticed I’d put the front on the WRONG WAY – duh!  The fold was at the right hand side.  Could’ve done with one of those ‘you know you’re getting old when opening a card isn’t as easy as it used to be…’ stamps, he, he.]

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!
I don’t often use ribbons these days but the other day, I decided to sort them all out – it’s taken me THREE DAYS!  I have more ribbon than anyone could ever use in a lifetime, SO….. I’ve decided to do a GIVEAWAY!!!!
I have THREE BIG EVELOPES stuffed with ribbons, trims and all kinds and I’ll send them to three random people who leave me a comment on THIS POST before 18th of September.   There are some half and almost full rolls (most of which I’ve now shared between the bags, tho’ there are still a couple of rolls in each) and along with all the lengths you may find fibres and/or lace, along with grosgrain, satin and organza.
The DOWNSIDE is that you will probably have to unravel some of it and the bags contain a very mixed selection of sizes, colours and widths, not to mention materials.
The UPSIDE is that I’m still ‘destashing’ so I’ll be adding buttons, brads and maybe a few other things to the envelopes as the week progresses. If I don’t manage to get it all done, then I’ll do another giveaway soon because I really do NOT need all this stash I have now that I no longer run workshops or do classes!!!

33 very much appreciated comments:

Sandy said...

Stunning card Katy in my favorite colors.
Amazing work. Love them.

Petra Tillmann said...

Great colours on this card! Beautiful!

Martina2801 said...

Your card is absolutely fantastic, dear Cath! The colors and motifs fit together perfectly.
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway. You really are very generous!
Wishing you a wonderful sunday evening and a nice next week.
Wishes
MARTINA oxo

JoZart said...

That is an amazing card. Really beautiful in "Cath" colours. Love it. You've really got back into creative mode.
Love Jo x

Carol Q said...

ooh what a fabulously colourful gorgeous card Cath. really sings! (don't enter me for the ribbon - got way too much already lol!0

Rosalee said...

Love your card Cath. The color combo is fabulous and the card is overall beautiful. As for your wonderful giveaway, I would so love to have a chance.
Hugs, Rosalee

Ann B said...

Beautiful colours Cath, and as a fellow greenyblueyturquoisey lover I can see why they are your favourites.
Can see I will have to get myself some Prismas - is there no end to the 'needs'?
Thanks for the give-away opportunity

Lorraine said...

this is absolutely beautiful huni i love your art i say art coz thats what i see on your blog its not cards only in my eyes its pieces i would want to frame thanks for the giveaway too xx

Aisling said...

Love your card to bits! Those 3 colours are my favourites and they go so well together!

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful card Cath in fabbie colours. Had a financial crisis yesterday....Harrogate!!! Lol, x

Anke said...

Oh Cath your card is so beautiful ...

Hugs
Anke

Sally H said...

WOW! What a breathtaking card! My favourite colours too. Looks like your mojo is back with a bang! Thanks for the chance to win some ribbons, although I really ought to use some of my own stash myself!

Kathy said...

I can see the butterflies, but not the Pink and Green of our Photo Inspiration - ah well. never mind it's still so lovely! :) The Daring Cardmakers

Kathy said...

awww Cath - thank you for taking the time to correct the post, it's very good of you - such a shame it didn't quite fit though as it really is a beautiful card. Fingers crossed you have another go ;-)

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card the colours are just dreamy. XOXO Zoe

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing card Katy in my favorite colors too.The color combination is brilliant and the motifs fit together perfectly. A little bit mystery and fairytale-like.I love that.
Have a nice week, hugs Anja

Von said...

Hey your only human lol the worst thing I did when making 2 cards at the same time was to stick one to the front and the other to the back of the card lol
I love you colour pallet your backgrounds are always beautiful
Von xxx

Carole RB said...

Hi Katy

Your card is beautiful and who cares if it doesn't open on the right side? It's only a new kind of card! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win a super envelope;

Have aa great week!

Netty said...

Wrong side, wrong colour.......lol Oh yes I can relate to this very well.....
I love the colours you have chosen and its a beautiful design. Enjoy your week, Annette x

Larisa said...

Very nice card Cath! Love the colours you used here! All is so beautiful!!
Wow! The ribbons as a giveaway! I love any ribbons, but I have just a few at me. That would be great to win! Thanks for the chance!
Hugs. Larisa. xx

Hlora said...

Oh, the purple-green is a fantastic colour!! Love this card!
I want to win the ribbons too) Thanks!

flutterbycrafter said...

This is a stunning card, love the colours and it is wonderful that you've used Prismas. See you've managed to use some of that ribbon too, lol

The Art Town said...

it's a pretty card. thanks for the giveaway.

hazel said...

I love your card Cath, the colours are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Anne C. said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and delicate image,love from Anne C. xx

Gini said...

Cath your card is absolutely gorgeous, my very favourite colours. What a shame it didn't qualify for the challenge!
Whatever side the card opens your friend is going to be over the moon with her card :-)
Gini
xx

Kay Griffin said...

WOW! What a stunning card, I love how vibrant the colours are :) x

Anonymous said...

Love that you're posting frequently again as all your ideas are great!

carole2000@hotmail.com

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous,l love those colours and the stamps you have used.

trisha too said...

This is lovely, Cath!

:)

Jack said...

Beautiful card, and what a stunning background. xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I always forget to buy ribbon!! Ribbon and eyelets! There have even been times I've cut ties of clothing before now as I've been so desperate rofl Now buttons, thats a different matter...I'm buttoned out lol
A beautifully soft card Cath. Reminds me of a delicate silk painting.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card in great colors. Thanks for the chance of winning one of the envelopes :)