"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Sunday, October 19, 2014

my blessings...

Hello friends!!  Popping in with a very simple card that I made a few days ago.  The last few weeks have been a bit rough for me, physically, and that means paper crafting falls mostly to the wayside.  Things have slowly gotten better and should improve more as I will be starting physical therapy on Monday.  As a general rule I don't like to talk about things that are getting me down here on my blog because this is a blog about paper crafting, but these last few weeks have been hard and blogging about it (just a little) is another form of therapy.  I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who left me lovely comments on my "cover girl" post.  Each and everyone of them brought a smile to my face and lifted my spirits!  So this card is for you...


Playing along with the current MIM challenge, Gold Dipped Die Cuts, as well as the current Freshly Made Sketch.  My first attempt at gold dipped die cuts was a complete disaster, but my little butterfly turned out fairly well.  I paired it with two flourish images and a the sentiment from the PTI set Fall Elegance.  The patterned paper is from Autumn Abundance.  Cardstock is PTI Lemon Tart and Rustic White.  I finished the card off with some sequins on the butterfly and a bit of burlap twine.

Thanks for stopping by...  :)

Supplies:  Cardstock and patterned paper:  PTI; Stamps and dies:  PTI; Ink:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Sequins:  Lawn Fawn; burlap twine

19 comments:

Christine said...

Hello Rosy,
A beautiful card en I'll hope you feel better soon!
Christine

Nat said...

such a beautiful fall design, love the sentiment. just perfect! :)

Betty Wright said...

This is warm and fabulous, Rosemary! Wonderful choice to dip a butterfly wings! Great sentiment, too! Lovely card!

Jen said...

Your gold dipped butterfly is so pretty. I love how you added some rustic twine to your colorful design. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches. And I hope you are feeling better soon!

jintyoo7 said...

LOVE this card, Rosie - fabulous design and the papers are so pretty!

Hope you are soon MUCH better :-) x

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Rosie love the design layout. Sorry to hear you have not been well hope you feel better soon :-)
Val x

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
Here I am in sunny Queensland Australia having a week off with Rob.
Obviously I have missed some posts, but pleased I caught up with this one not only because you are not feeling the best, but also to congratulate you on the achievement of front cover for the magazine.
They chose a lovely card that is easy to case for the readers, this is what you are very good at; relating to the wannabe's and so attracting the potential buyers for the magazine, the card looks easy for a beginner.
You should feel very proud, I have often stated what a talent you are in the CAS genre, to me no-one comes close.
Now this card today is beautiful. It has more going on for me and so to my eye it is more interesting.
Your ability in design and composition is flawless. I love this card because it has movement.
And lastly, yes I will finish here!
I know you feel this Blog is for your cards and I do understand where you are coming from in wanting this, but never feel guilty about letting your followers know if you are feeling low, it will surprise you how writing it down helps, the feedback alone will lift your spirits.
"If you ask you will receive".
I will end now!
Hang in there my friend....
Smiles:)
Sue

Lisa said...

Awww sure hope you feel better soon Rosemary. If you need something to cheer you up just take a look at your card, that'll do it!! SO CUTE!!

Lisa Lara said...

OOOOOOOOOOOh pretty. I love that sketch. I love how you used dp and a sequin on your bfly Rosi.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, your card is lovely and has so many lovely touches -- the sequin, the burlap, the lovely warm colors. Gorgeous! I do hope you feel better soon, I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers in a special way today.

Petra Swart said...

Beautiful, Rosemary!! Love that great swirl the butterfly is sitting on!!! Great dp and the yellow card base is perfect!!! Such a lovely sentiment and the twine bow looks so nice!!! Really like your card a lot!!!

Whatever you're battling with - I hope you will feel better soon!!!

Have a lovely week!!!

Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful........love it all, and the sentiment is one of my favorites!!!

Danielle Flanders said...

Super cute, love the flourishes with the butterfly!
Danielle

Greta said...

Perfect use of the sketch, Rosemary--you always know what to do to make a sketch sing! LOVE the gold dipped printed paper butterfly--gorgeous! So hoping the PT works & you're feeling much better soon!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow - this is just lovely! What gorgeous papers you've used and your butterfly is such a standout! thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Barb Ghig said...

You are so sweet to create a card for us :) I love your take on the sketch and the color combo is fabulous! Love the sweet butterfly with your lovely and thoughtful sentiment!

I'm so sorry that you've been feeling poorly! I've gotten behind in my visits after being hacked on email, so I didn't know until now. I truly hope that physical therapy helps you to feel better and stronger each day...Hugs to you, Barb xx

Deepti said...

I love the butterfly :) gorgeous colors too!

Viv said...

Another stunner Rosie,love that pretty butterfly too :) Viv xx