Monday, 12 January 2015

Butterfly Birthday

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who just happens by.  Thank you for choosing to pop in to see what I have been up to.  If you like what you see and have time please leave a wee comment so I know you called.  I can then have a look at what you get up to if you have an active Blog.
I hope you are all safe and well, these winds are shocking, really scary in fact.   Another disturbed night, although I say I might have 40 winks during the day it just has not happened ... yet!!!  Always something else needs doing or even watching!!! I think there are better things on the telly during the day than in the evening.  OR!! the same things are repeated again in the evening.  We do not get much for our money these days do we???
Anyway, I have been preparing kits for the Card Class tomorrow.  Most of the ladies do not like stamping unless its something like "Happy Birthday" or of late all the Christmas greetings.  Well, they are in for a BIG shock tomorrow.
This is what I have in store for them:-

Both card bases are PMD card
Pink card from a pack I had in stock
Image stamped using Cranberry Adirondack Ink
Quickie Glue Pen and some glitter
Pearls from stock bought at Home Bargains for 50 something pence a pack

Yellow and brown card I got at the Papeterie in Aberdeen some time ago
Image stamped using Adirondack Butterscotch Ink
Pearls and an old Happy Birthday stamp

A very BIG Butterfly stamp from Stampin Up  You need an 8x6 inch Acrylic Block for this beauty
I got a beautiful card from Erika over at using the Butterfly which I adored.  Erika kindly ordered a couple of these for me.  I don`t know of a Stampin Up Demonstrator in this area.
Erika`s card was very similar to the yellow card, I definitely took the inspiration from her
The Gate Fold is one I thought would give the ladies a bit of a challenge.  I can just see and hear the moans and groans.  They have to get out of their comfort zone of just cutting and sticking. 
A New Year so new challenges for them......Oh! how they will hate me tomorrow
Stamping is not my thing but I do it just to satisfy myself that I can

That`s it for today from a very cruel Craft Teacher!!!
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx


  1. Love both, hard not to love gorgeous butterflies.....

  2. what a gorgeous both cards Patricia


  3. Just saw your blog on "The Duck's Doodahs", thought I'd pop over for a look, just had to say that the card with the pink butterfly is amazing, clean and simple but so very effective.
    Lynne x

  4. Hi Patricia,
    I love the huge butterfly ! The gatefold idea is a lovely one too. I thought the butterfly I had was quite big but this one is huge!
    Would like to be a fly on the wall in the Craft Class! I'm sure they'll love it really .
    My Crafting with children today. Always a challenge but always fun too. Coming up with new ideas is the biggest challenge . Today we are making cutesy gift bags and tags! The younger ones won't have to make the bags just decorate them. Hey ho!
    Sorry you are having such awful weather and missing out on sleep.
    Hope it improves very soon.
    Love and thanks for sharing.
    Myra xx

  5. Oh heck Patricia I see some revolting crafters lol! Your cards are beautiful...hopefully the class will be inspired by them. Carol x

  6. You will have them moaning again !!!!
    I like them especially the pink, xxx

  7. Beautiful both of them as I love butterflies so love them both.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  8. Ladies this butterfly stamp is gorgeous, Patricia used it on our Gillian and Andrews engagement card, which I have to say was stunning.
    Patricia, just tell the class they have been coming for a year it's time they challenged themselves. Hazel xx

  9. Two fantastic cards Patricia so very cleverly done, I think your ladies are very lucky to have you just tell them nothing ventured nothing gained. When I used to take a class I always told them 'I don't do difficult, so if I can do it, so can you' at least it stopped them complaining!
    Have a good day tomorrow and take care as more bad weather is on it's way for us.
    Margaret corgi owner

  10. Hello Patricia, beautiful cards, it's a fabulous butterfly stamp and I love how you've used, beautiful colours.
    Snowing off and on here, but thankfully not lying, hugs Kate x

  11. Hah I can just imagine the looks on their faces Patricia, a bit like bunnies caught in headlights lol! Good for you no point in going to a class if you don't learn things is there? Its a gorgeous stamp and love the pretty colour ways you have used. Good luck! Susan x

  12. Hah I love butterfly's. I am addicted to them. My daughter in-law bought me a delicate diamond necklace for my birthday this January and my daughter bought me a Welcome for my rock garden for Spring of Monarch Butterfly for my Birthday. Beautiful you did. Nice, nice.

  13. They must be mental if they dont like you when they see what you have for them especially when they have the finished card in front of them, and hopefully a card to be proud of and with more confidence to stamp more.
    I think they are gorg : )
    Have a good Monday.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  14. wow! This butterfly is stunning! Love both of these cards. The girls should have fun doing using this stamp.

  15. This is a truly wonderful butterfly and the detail is so perfect in spite of it being so large, they are going to have some fun with that for sure!! xx

  16. such pretty cards and I must admit I am not much of a stamper myself ... but I love the pink on as it's just my colour xx

  17. These are both such lovely cards and the butterfly stamp is gorgeous. I hope your ladies have fun making the cards. hugs, Marlies

  18. Such gorgeous cards Patricia. The butterfly is stunning and the colours are so beautiful.
    I am sure everyone will have a great time making these cards.
    hugs Sue xx

  19. Hi Patricia
    Wow! If your going to have one, have a big one I say! What a tremendous butterfly and two stunning cards. The ladies will just have to buckle up and enjoy the ride lol!
    No more power outages I hope . . . . . . but can you recommend a good brand of binoculars hahaha!
    Take care.
    Ang x

  20. A beautiful butterfly card Patricia.
    Hope your ladies enjoy it tomorrow.
    Lorraine x

  21. A beautiful card Patricia & what a wonderful stamp! Hugs Carole Z xx

  22. Hi Patricia, You never fail to make me chuckle, haha, I can almost imagine the class tomorrow. They may surprise you though, I think they will fall in love when they see these beauties, I think they will enjoy making these.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. Hi Patricia

    absolutely love butterflies so yo can't go wrong for me, Beautiful.

    Sorry I haven't emailed you about the rose die, just got my next DT make done for Tuesday week. so hoping when I get back from the wholesalers tomorrow the rest of the week will be mine so I will have a go.

    Tina XX

  24. Wow, these are stunning. Good luck with the class, they must love what they make this time
    Janice W

  25. Two gorgeous cards and it isn't easy to stamp such a big stamp but you have made it look fab xx seen this in the SU catalogue and thought how lovely it looked and it defimitely is xx good luck with your class and hopefully the revolting won't revolt!! xx GailT xx

  26. Two beautiful cards Patricia, my favourite is the pink one.. can just hear all the grown`s they come home pleased as punch with their cards..
    Hugs Pam

  27. Hi Patricia Two beautiful cards you have for us today. They are lovely and the Butterfly stamp is stunning I would be one that would be moaning cos I just cant get into stamping. I've bought all the inks blocks stamps I have it all but its beaten me. So good luck with your class.

    Debs xx

  28. Oh wow what great butterflies but don't think I could handle such big stamps now. I know what you mean about the moans and groans they used to do that with me when I was teaching when I took them out of their comfort zone, Strangely enough they though they always came back to the next class if only to moan about that one too.
    Margaret M

  29. Wow-beautiful cards. Good luck with the craft class & I hope you don't get anyone moaning.


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  31. Ha! Ha! love your post Patricia, those dear ladies won't know what has hit them lol! Beautiful cards, I do love this stamp, though it may be too big for my liking, although that is not to say I don't like your cards, they are striking, it makes a good focal point lol!

    Good luck with today.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  32. Morning Patricia,
    Wow! this is a big stamp, love it. Hope the ladies enjoy using it.

  33. Wow Patricia,
    Gorgeous cards I absolutely love butterflys & these beauties stunning
    Hug' Lynda xx

  34. Oh the weather has been just awful the past couple of days, hasn't it! Although I do love storms (as long as you're comfy inside ;-) Your butterfly cards are superb Patricia, my guess is they will all love working with this gorgeous stamp! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  35. Thanks for the mention Patricia, love your card variations. Lets hope your ladies rise to the challenge!

    Hugs Erika. x

  36. Oh wow, wow, wow - these are stunning! What a gorgeous butterfly. I love the colours you've used and all the pretty sparkle. I hope it goes down well with your class - it certainly would with me!