Tuesday, 26 April 2011

With Sympathy ~ Sweet Stamps Challenge 12

Good morning folks, I'm back to the day job today after the easter break, looking forward to seeing the children again.  We won't be doing much in these three days as most of the activities will be centered around the Royal Wedding that takes place on Friday just hopping for nice weather again.

Anyway, enough rambling from me and lets get on with my post..
Well its Challenge #12 over on 
The theme this week is 
With Sympathy 

I always find these cards difficult to do and I was at a loss at what to do.  I have used this butterfly stamp before and thought that it was perfect for this challenge.
I have coloured with copics and 3D a part of the butterfly and glittered the body.  I love the colour purple and is an excellent colour choice for this type of card. 

Copic Colours 
BV18, 15, 13 (I think those are the colours)
G24, 21, 20

I have decorated the inside using card stock, more designer paper and those gorgeous scalloped circles are from Cheery Lynne XL metal dies.  

Crafty Bits & Bobs
Butterfly Stamp~ From Sweet Stamps
Butterfly punch 
Pleated satin Ribbon and pearls from stash
With Sympathy made on the computer.  The prize this week is $20 shopping spree in the 

Card Challenges I would like to enter
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes 
Card Cupids ~ Use Punches 
The Crafty Pad ~ Use Circles (I have used scalloped circles inside my card)
Paper Sundaes ~ Use 2 or more (I used pearls, sparkle and die cuts)



Shirley-anne said...

Hello Tamara. Love the colour purple and all the shades of. Beautiful card .Love the small butterflys as well as the large one and the pleated ribbon . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Lisa Jane said...

what a stunning butterfly.. so pretty
Lisa x

Saskia said...

Thnaks for joining us at Card Cupids with your lovely work!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Mary J said...

It's perfect for a sympathy card, Tamara. I love all of the details!

Thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday too, really appreciate your support!

Mary J x

Heidi said...

Yes it's difficult to make sympathy cards, but you have done a great job!
It's beautiful. The butterfly is gorgeous and the colours so pretty:)
Have a lovely day Tamara.
Hugs, Heidi:)

sue said...

an elegantly beautiful card x sue x

Cheryl said...

oh hun,that butterfly is just,gorgeous just love love it super detail sweetie hugs cheryl xxxxx

Fleur said...

Beautiful card Tamara.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Bonnie Brown said...

Tamara love the colors too! You did an excellent job using the butterflies! The 3-D effect is terrific!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Tamara, beautiful card inside and out!! Love your coloring on the butterfly and the added sparkle!! I like the paper you used and the added butterflies as well!! Have a great week!


jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card inside and out.

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say

Thanks for linking up to make it Monday
Lisa x

Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Dawnll said...

This card is beautiful inside and out! Love the use of butterflies , actually pretty symbolic.
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Debbie said...

It is very difficult to make sympathy cards but you have done a brilliant job - love your colours and butterfly. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Claire x said...

I struggle with sympathy cards too - but you have done a fabulous job with this one - I love the butterfly, so striking. Hugs, Claire x

Sandy Fredrick said...

Tamara, I love the soft purple you used for this card and the 3D effect you gave the butterfly. Very nice.

sallysbitz said...

This is lovely x
I find it hard too to do a sympathy card, tend to go for crosses.

We work in the same field, I returned to work today too, just for three days ... whoo hoo Lol.
I work in a Nursery School x

hugs sally x

Lorraine said...

It's a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such a beautiful creation!
kim x

louise said...

Beautiful card the butterfly is gorgeous.
Louise xx

Rush'd Lady said...

Pretty butterfly! :)

Ellephantastic said...

Wow so pretty Tamara, your cards are always so pretty x x

Lynne said...

Beautiful card Tamara very elegant love the butterfly. Your new look blog is fab. Have a great weekend love and hugs Lynne xx

Lisa M. said...

What a beautiful sympathy card! That butterfly is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at paper Sundaes this week.

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

I love your butterfly! And all the little ones around it too!

Crystal said...

Fabulous card, love the butterflies! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Fliss said...

Hi Tamara, your card popped out at me on the Make It Monday pics as it has a butterfly which I love too.
You've made a really lovely card for a sad occasion which is always so difficult to do.
Fliss x

Steph said...

Lovely card! I am sure it will mean a lot to the recipient. Thanks for joining Card Cupids challenge this week.


Monica said...

So pretty... love the colour combo. I am a happy follower now and would love it if you visit me and maybe better still if you become a follower. Lol!

xxx Monica

Cindy2 said...

I love this butterfly stamp, great job with coloring. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the SSCC 'Anything Goes' challenge. C2

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