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Birthday Butterfly

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Hello bloggies (blog groupies!) ๐Ÿ˜€

Well … a quiet day to myself (finally!) Sandy is here … but I am hoping that Shane will come home from work and they will go for a motor bike ride … and that will keep him occupied for awhile! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So … perhaps I will catch up on some INK4U projects today??? I know that I said I would be back with a special gift project today (frame & card) … but I actually have this card to submit for the latest JAIย  “Just Add Monotone” & Stamping 411 sketch (click pic for link) challengesย  … so I thought I would pop that here first. Tomorrow is Sheree’s 21st birthday … so I will try and get her card posted tomorrow … and perhaps then on Thursday I will do the frame post??? ๐Ÿ˜€ So … don’t worry … I have plenty to show you over the next few days!

So … there are a few highlights on this card that I wanted to mention. The first is the GORGEOUS “Finial Press” embossing folder that I have used for the embossing on the white card. Isn’t it such a pretty one! The folder is full size like the othersย  that I have … but I have just embossed the edge of the card … rather than all over for this one! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have punched the butterfly from MM DSP and covered it with Crystal Effects and then sprinkled a mix of Chunky Sprinkles (ret. SU!) & Supernova glitter on top. It is SUPER pretty IRL! The scalloped square is actually created with a Nestabilities Die (non. SU!) Kez had used the same circle dies on a card recently … and I just loved the embossed frame so much that I decided to splurge on some for myself.

Off to check my comments … visit my blog friends … and then do some stamping. Can you imagine a better way to spend a free day? Hugs xxaxx

Added: Thurs 20th … Wow! I just got the best “pick me up” after a busy & difficult week. A “TOP 3 PICK” at Just Add Ink for this card!!!! A very big thank you to the JAI DT girls … for a much needed boost! You are all such an encouragement to me! Thank you Thank you Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ xxxxxxxxxx

Added: Sat 22nd … How exciting … another win with this card! I am sooooo thrilled! Another BIG thank you to the girls at Stamping 411 for this lovely surprise! I can’t believe it! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I certainly have a smile on my face now! ๐Ÿ˜€ xxxxxxxxxx

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29 thoughts on “Birthday Butterfly

  1. SO SO PRETTY – there are so many features that combine to give a WOW! The glitter, the embossing, the scollaping, the patterned background, the bling in the bow – a real treat!!
    I hope you have a great day & thoroughly enjoy your creating & your family.
    Thanks for sharing!!
    -Gabbi ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Andrea adds: How is your stamping going, Gabbi? I hope you have been having some fun! ๐Ÿ˜€ This was a “treat” to make. It came together so beautifully … and I am rather pleased with the final result. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for the lovely comments! Hugs xxaxx

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  2. SOOOOOOO glad you got urself some Nesties…you won’t regret it!!! The card is magical and I agree with Gabbi…all the elements added together created a resounding WOW!!! Kez is such a gorjus gal, she has helped me with heaps too!! I love the blues in this.
    Hope you get to some Ink4U stuff….alas …no projects for me…just the challenge cards…LOL!!! We saw “Megamind” today (tried for Tangled, but master 10 did not wanna be caught in a GIRL film…LOL!!) Gunna have to hunt me that Lacey Square Nestie!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ooxx
    Andrea adds: Wondering how Master 10 scored the winning vote??? 3 to 1??? ๐Ÿ™„ Men always get their way when it comes to watching movies. Have had “one of those days” … read tomorrow’s post to find out why! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t advertise suppliers here on my blog … but remind me to email you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Have a few things on my mind … so forgive me if I forget!) Hugs xxaxx

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  3. This is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous Andrea. Love it! I love how you just embossed the edge – clever!! Hope you have a lovely day. Big Happy Birthday to Sheree xx Hope she has a great day!

    Jenny xx
    Andrea adds: First time using this embossing folder. I actually forgot that I had bought it! ๐Ÿ™„ Perhaps I have tooooo much “stuff”???? Oh … wash my mouth out!!! Can never have too much stamping stuff! Hugs xxaxx ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. This is sooo pretty and of course I love the colours!! I haven’t done any more stamping since last week but this lovely card has inspired me again! I really like monochrome!
    Andrea adds: Cool … glad to help with the mojo … did you get your stamps out??? ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs xxaxx

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  5. LOVE this card– how stunning! The glitter on the butterfly really pops! Love it!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Sarah! It is so nice that you popped by and thanks for taking the time to say hi! Hugs xxaxx

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  6. Love the glitter & partial embossing.

    I have an award for you on my blog.
    Andrea adds: Oooh! Will pop by asap, Lisa! Thanks so much! Hugs xxaxx

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  7. So, so beautiful. This card is a masterpiece Andrea. I love the touch of embossing down the bottom and the colours you have used are perfect. Gorgeous ribbon, gorgeous scalloped frame and love the glitter too. You are on a roll with all your fabulous creations.
    Sorry to be so slack with my comments lately, am having one of those weeks, will definitely need to chat sometime soon.
    Will be thinking of you tomorrow, enjoy the special birthday with Sheree tomorrow, hope you have a lovely family day.
    Love and hugs
    Lee-Anne
    xox
    Andrea adds: Hi gorgeous! Please don’t apologise … I always understand … cos it happens frequently to me, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Blogging sometimes needs to take a back seat! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for remembering Sheree’s b’day. We will chat soon. Need to tell you all about Shane’s accident! He is ok … details in post tomorrow. Hugs xxaxx

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  8. Wow I love all that glitter – and it’s my fav colour too. The elements on this card are fantastic. Love the Blue scalloped boarder round the Butterfly and way you have embossed the bottom of the card. Great. Chantell
    Andrea adds: Funny … I think this is a fav colour for a few bloggies! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am loving all the sweet feedback on this one! Thanks so much Chantell for saying hi! I love seeing new bloggies here! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs xxaxx

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  9. Oh gotta love that bling. The blue is just so refreshing very nice indeed
    Andrea adds: It is kinda refreshing … isn’t it! I haven’t done blue for a while. (Not that I can remember … anyway!) ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs xxaxx

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  10. Beautiful, Andrea! I love the blue… I thought for sure you’d have picked green for this challenge! Love the design of this pretty card!
    Andrea adds: You know me too well, Genelle! I did think about green … not sure why I chose blue … cos I could have so done this card in green! ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe next time! So nice to have you pop by. Hope you coping okay with all those floods! Hugs xxaxx

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  11. This is such a beautiful card, Andrea; I love it! The sparkly butterfly is divine. I agree; the embossing folder is beautiful. Love the mixture of crispness and texture on your card, and the colours are lovely.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Christine! I am so touched with all the lovely comments! ๐Ÿ˜€ Off to pop by your blog to say hi! Hugs xxaxx

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  12. Woah Andrea you totally rocked this challenge, and the sparkly butterfly…fabulous!!! Thanks for playing along this week ๐Ÿ™‚
    Andrea adds: Thanks Kerin! It is a lovely sketch … and one that I will definitely be using again. That’s what I love about the Stamping 411 sketches! Totally usable! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs xxaxx

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  13. Hi Andrea,
    Everything about this card is gorgeous, I absolutely love it. The partial embossing looks fab, as does the glitter, the bow, and of course, the nestie frame ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been eyeing off those nesties too (the round one on Lee-Anne’s blog??). They sure are calling me..
    You’ve been a busy beaver, looking fwd to seeing all your projects,
    Fi xox
    Andrea adds: Hi Fi. So lovely to have you pop by! Hope all is going well in maternity land! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes! I have the lacey circle nesties … too! That should make me more open to doing some circles on my cards, don’t you think! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I am so lazy when it comes to circles.) So wanting to do some blurfing. Why is life so busy? Hugs xxaxx

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  14. Love this and all of it’s beauty. So simple but so well put together. Thanks for sharing it with us over at 411
    Andrea adds: This was a wonderful sketch, Lee. I really enjoyed it! Hugs xxaxx

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  15. What a gorgeous card. Just love the glitter on the butterfly.

    Liam
    Andrea adds: Thanks heaps, Liam! So nice to see you! Hugs xxaxx

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  16. This is just lovely Andrea – love that super sparkly butterfly and the final press embossing at the bottom (I think you have just confirmed my desire to buy that folder! – and the new nestie as well!!). Kim
    Andrea adds: I can’t believe that I bought the finial press folder … and then forgot that I had it! DUH! I think this will be seeing the light of day much more often now that I have rediscovered it! Thanks for stopping by Kim! Will try and return the favour asap! Hugs xxaxx

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  17. Andrea , what more can I say about this card that hasn’t already been said? I know, it’s PERFECTION!!! Love it. : )
    Andrea adds: Thanks so much, Helen! What a lovely compliment! Hugs xxaxx

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  18. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely stunning! I love the blue sparkles!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Selene! It was a fun challenge! So glad you liked it! Hugs xxaxx

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  19. Love the nestie die!! I have never seen that butterfly so full of ‘bling’ – very striking.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Bronwyn! It is kinda full of bling … isn’t it! Thanks for popping by! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs xxaxx

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  20. Oh! This is SO pretty! Love it! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Danielle … it was a pleasure to play … the monochrome was a fun challenge! So glad you liked this one! Hugs xxaxx

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  21. Gorgeous card Andrea. I love the way you used finial press (I hadn’t thought of that!) and the butterfly is beautiful. Butterflies RULED on JAI this week didn’t they! Congratulations!
    Andrea adds: Giggle … when you said Congratulations … I just couldn’t wait to pop on over to JAI!!! And … there I found a “Top 3 Pick!” ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for letting me know Kathy! And … congrats to you too! ๐Ÿ˜€ Loving the butterflies! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs xxaxx

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  22. Oh this is far too gorgeous for words, I love it all ANdrea, I am actually at a loss for words, its beautiful, well done, sorry didnt get over to comment earlier ๐Ÿ™‚
    Andrea adds: LOL! Well … I will take that as a compliment!!! Giggle! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for popping by! Hugs xxaxx

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  23. This is really gorgeous Andrea. The white embossed border makes the whole card pop.
    Andrea adds: Don’t you just love a nice crisp white border! SU! white card is delicious! Hugs xxaxx

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  24. Congratulations on being top 3 for a truly beautiful card!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Bonnie! It is so nice to have you take the time to check this one out! Will pop by your blog asap! Hugs xxaxx

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  25. Beautiful card! Love the sparkly butterfly!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Patti! It is lovely to have such nice comments! Hugs xxaxx

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  26. wow! Love the glittery butterfly, the bow, and the partially embossed background…awesome job!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Connie! It is sooooo nice to have you visit! I love popping by your blog … so inspirational! Hugs xxaxx

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  27. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! You deserve top pick!!! Love the glittery butterfly. Love the beautiful layout and colors. Great texture and details.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Trish! It is so exciting to get all the lovely feedback! Thanks for taking the time to say hi! Hugs xxaxx

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  28. WOW — love the bling! Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators this week! Blessings, Gretchen
    Andrea adds: Thanks so much, Gretchen! It is so nice to have you pop by! Hugs xxaxx

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  29. congratulations girlfriend…it was a lovely end to a hard week. Have a sweet weekend!~Donna
    Andrea adds: Thanks Donna! And … now I have a double win! How exciting! Hugs xxaxx

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