'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, 15 April 2019

Did you know it was National Dandelion Day on April 5th? Nor did I!  No idea which 'nation' it is, but Day of the Month Card Club - a new challenge, focusing on those weird and wonderful celebration days of the month,  have chosen this as their April challenge. I quite like the idea of celebrating dandelions, don't you? Although they're often seen as the enemy of lots of gardeners, I've never been one of them. I love them, and still enjoy the pleasure of blowing them as far as I can 😊

This piece of acrylic paint background card has been sitting in my background basket for some time...I just love the subtle colours, so decided to use it for this challenge. One of my friends sent me a set of Inkadinkado 'winged creature' stamps, so I used part of the butterfly trail with a couple of simple dandelion stamps. A friend surprised me with these three word stamps on my birthday, so I thought they deserved to be inked, too. 

I'm going to link to the Allsorts Challenge again - Blossoms, butterflies and bugs - not quite blossoms, but definitely butterflies.

I'm also linking to Addicted to Stamps and More's Anything Goes challenge and
SSS Wednesday's No Patterned Paper Challenge.

Thank you so  much for calling in...

I'll be back tomorrow with another challenge from Try it on Tuesday...


12 very kind comments from lovely people:

brenda said...

Me neither Cath and yesterday was some random 'day' as well according to hubby, so significant I can't even remember what he said it was. Love the hues of pinky lilacs and the kaleidoscope of Butterflies floating across the card.

B x

My name is Erika. said...

This is such a fun card Cath. Dandelions may not be romantic and they are often called weeds, but there is nothing prettier to see (in art at least) than a dandelion going to seed. And butterflies don't hurt either. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

papierelle said...

Dandelions and butterflies fly together across the meadow.
Beautifully designed card, I like the background very much.
Thank you for showing this card in our new challenge at DotMCC.

Meggymay said...

Well I have learned something new today. I've never heard of Dandelion day either. Your card looks beautiful Cath.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Didn't know this either but your page is beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

Glad you're keeping us informed Cath - I'll have to remember.
A lovely card, gorgeous colours in the background with the black stamping.
Avril xx

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, love the ombre inking, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

froebelsternchen said...

I am just in love with the colours and delicate layers here! *** WOW!

Eunice von creative clutter box said...

The background fits great!
Nice that you have used it now - the card looks beautiful :)
Greetings from germany,

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Thanks for your wonderful introduction to our little challenge! Don't you love it when you have the perfect background in your stash?! I am just trying to figure out how you got the butterflies white....Did you stamp them on white paper? Anyhow your card is delightful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at DOTMCC.

Heike said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte. Toller Hintergrund und die ganzen Schmetterlinge.

Liebe Grüße

Rosmarie said...

What a wonderful mix of butterflies, dandelions and words, on a << like made for it >> background! - Truly a magical work! I adore! Thank you so much for playing with us at DotMCC.
Rosi x