Good afternoon again peeps - this is the final card on this run and is a DT card for Crafty Calendar - the theme being 'Things with Wings'. I think I went a tad overboard 'cos I chose various critters with wings, not only did the image have butterflies and ladybirds on it, the paper had bees and dragonflies on it and then I attacked my dies and found ... ladybirds, butterflies and bumblebees!!!
Bumblebees really are my favourite insect - the latin word is 'Bombus' - it just rolls off the tongue! We've had several of them 'nesting' in the garden over the past few years and they are amazing! Sorry - I'm orf on a waffle again aren't I. Will get back to my card before I send you all to sleep! I used a die I've had for a while (please note Sue J) although I've not used it before. This is a Spellbinder die called 'Dahlia' and I used it to make the card blank.
White Pearlescent card - Crafters Companion
Day Dream Believing - Sassy Cheryl
Best of 'Susan Wingett' 12 x 12 paper pad - K and Co
Blue/Yellow card - Core'dinations cardstock
Grand Big Scallop Circle die - Spellbinders Dies
Grand Dahlia die - Spellbinders Dies
Small Butterfly die - Elizabeth Dies
Ladybug die - Elizabeth Dies
Pippi Butterfly die - Memory Box Dies
Mini Bumblebee die - Cottage Cuts Dies
It's a bit bright, it's a bit busy but I like this one! I think it would be great for a little girl's birthday. You don't have to use insect type images or dies - there are fairies and angels - all with wings - so you can make a card using whatever you prefer! I would love to see your creations in our challenge this month.
Whilst I'm here on a waffle - has anyone found plants missing from their garden ponds??? Seriously though, we bought a few plants last week for our newly 'refurbished' pond and these included two floating water hyacinths and two floating 'cabbage leaf' type plants, apparently they oxygenate the water. Yesterday the maestro came charging up to my craftroom to tell me that one of the water hyacinths had disappeared (absolutely no trace at all) and this morning he's just informed me that one of the 'cabbage leaf' types has also disappeared. We've had to put fishing line around them and attached them to stones in the middle of the pond to stop them floating to the side!!! My guess is that the squirrels fancy a bit of salad and, when the wind blows the plants to the edge, they are just right for little squirrel paws. I wouldn't mind, but we pay good money for bloomin' monkey nuts and they've left these ..... for the moment!!!
Water Hyacinth on the left
Oh well - if anyone has had this happen to them and can confirm that it is squirrels the maestro would love to know!!
Big hugs to you all and thank you for your comments on my earlier cards - you are all stars and I really don't deserve such good blog friends.
I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -
Aud Sentiments Challenge No 130 - http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/challenge-130-week-two.html
Craft for the Craic Challenge (May) - http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2015/05/new-challenge-for-may.html
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge No 224 - http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/r224-inspired-by-nature.html
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge (May) - http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/anything-goes-for-may.html
Crafty Boots Challenge - http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/things-with-wings.html
Hiding in my Craftroom Challenge No 5 - http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2015/05/himcr05nsd-die-cuts.html
One Crazy Stamper Challenge (May) - http://www.onecrazystampercom.blogspot.ca/2015/05/may-challenge-anything-goes.html
Simply Papercraft Challenge No 3 - http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/challenge-3.html
Sister Act Challenge No 104 - http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/challenge-104.html
Stempelsonnen Challenge No 140 - http://stempelsonne.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/140-vom-0105-bis-140515.html