Saturday, 9 May 2015

Fluttering from the "Bit Box"

Hello Blog friends, followers and any passers by.  Welcome to my little corner of Blogland, delighted you have called by.  If you like what you see and have time please leave a comment so I know you have been here.  If you have an active Blog I can get back to see what you get up to.  I have not been Blogging quite as much lately, life in general is getting in the way .... all good I may add.  I think as the days get longer we find other things to do, well I do anyway.  If I have missed commenting on your Blog its not that I am ignoring you, I will be back to full tilt later in the year.
I have treated myself to a couple of new Dies ... did I NEED them ... NO!!!  I liked them, so with a little encouragement from my friend Myra I bought Sue Wilson`s Majestic Monarch Butterfly and I love it.  Had a play when it popped through the Letter Box.  Got out the Bit Box and here is what I came up with:-


Cards are made from off cuts of Centura Pearl approx 5 x 5.   I use mostly A3, I often have bits which make great smaller cards.
SW Butterfly cut from bits in my box
Left:- cut the Butterfly out of the card and backed it with purple card.  Added a few Pearls and a stamped greeting.
Middle:- cut the butterfly twice, cut one in half to "stretch it".  Base one stuck to the card, top one floating.  Pearls and a stamped greeting.
Right:- again cut the butterfly twice, Pearls and a SB Die Cut Happy Birthday.
 Really happy with my purchase and can see me using the Butterfly for lots of quick cards.

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate that you take time to that.
Till next time
Hugs

Patricia xxx




53 comments:

  1. Hi Patricia what lovely cards. I love this butterfly I've used it a lot on my cards as it's so beautiful. And How wonderful do they look on there own.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  2. Stunning Patricia,

    I love this butterfly too, love how its two butterflies in one. Great card, fabulous to make a batch with.

    Have a great weekend

    love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I know what you mean Patrica.. Since it has gotten warmer I am busier then ever. Repairs, lawn, work :).
    Love your butterflies, they are stunning.
    Have a fun Spring. :)

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  4. Absolutely Stunning Patricia. Not been doing much crafting lately myself. Extra jobs need doing in the summer. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. Hi Patricia , they are really gorgeous! They actually look better I think on a slightly bigger card as you have room for a sentiment! So pleased you happy with it.
    Love Myra xxx

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  6. These are gorgeous Patricia, so simple yet so elegant. Carol x

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  7. These looks wonderful Patricia, so tactile. These look like they are going to be a useful set to have and I love the SB Happy Birthday too xx

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  8. I love these cards I think I'm going to have seriously think about getting this die! I love the intricacy of this die It makes a fantastic topper Love how you've "extended" it too

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  9. Hiatricia
    This butterfly is lovely. I love how you've extened the middle one. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Pretty butterfly cards Patricis this die is gorgeous

    Anne

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  11. Beautiful butterfly cards Patricia.
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  12. Such a pretty butterfly die Patricia and the cards look so good. CAS and beautifully so. Hugs Christine xx

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  13. Oh when you sent me the photo fm these stunning little beauties I knew it would be a must have buy. They are so delicate. Hazel xxx

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  14. Hello Patricia, all of your little cards are beautiful, it's a gorgeous die and I'm sure it will be used lots of times, higs Kate x

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  15. Hi Patricia, Three fabulous cards with your new butterfly die, I love how you have used it as an aperture with the die-cuts on top, really lovely.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  16. Three beautiful cards and complete winners to me as I adore butterflies on cards - fantastic for quick cards too - a very useful die for your crafty arsenal xx enjoy the rest of the weekend xx GailT xx

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  17. Beautiful cards Patricia. Didn't think I would get this die as I have so many butterfly dies but seeing it live I think I will have to give in and get it.

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  18. Beautiful cards Patricia. Didn't think I would get this die as I have so many butterfly dies but seeing it live I think I will have to give in and get it.

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  19. These are gorgeous Patricia, the butterflies are so pretty and delicate.
    hugs Sue xx

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  20. Oh what a great choice of dies Patricia, the Monarch butterfly is stunning and I love how you used it, your cards are quite gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. Good evening Patricia what a beautiful trio you have created I love how you have extended the butterflies, very clever.
    Hugs
    Margaret xxx

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  22. Beautiful cards Patricia, really is a gorgeous butterfly.
    Pam x

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  23. these are beautiful Patricia - really gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

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  24. Hi Patricia,
    Stunning Cards, I Like Yourself, Really Liked The Butterfly And Kept Thinking No! But After I Saw It Being Used I Decided Different
    And Luckily Got It From JS
    Take Care
    Love And Hugs
    From Sam xxx

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  25. Lovely cards Patricia ,i will have a go at these quick cards when i have moved house ,as i know i will need to catch up { not been able to make any cards since i packed up all my stash, now i need to find space in the flat to put it all ..... oh dear }
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  26. Morning Patricia,
    Three lovely little cards, and all from your bit box. Stunning. Love the die think it will be my next buy.
    Lydia
    X

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  27. Wonderful cards with the most gorgeous colours and added goodies. Hope you had a lovely day for mother's day.xx {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  28. You are such an enabler! Now I want that die! Going on my list for sure. Gorgeous cards!

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  29. I did think it was a lovely die when I saw it, but these cards prove it. These are really pretty, and very useful too.
    Janice

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  30. They do look beautiful. Xxxx

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  31. Gorgeous creations Patricia, I adore the butterfly no wonder you could not resist... Hugs May x x

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  32. Hi Patricia,
    These are beautiful, I like how you've slightly changed each card. I was inspired too by Myra and have done 6 small Thank you notelets and box for a 95 year old lady's birthday. Myra has spurred us on I think.
    Maureen xx

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  33. Wow, that is the most beautiful, intricate butterfly die I have ever seen. Gorgeous cards Patricia. hugs :)

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  34. Greetings Patricia, what a gorgeous die and love all the fun designs you have created.

    Hugs diane

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  35. Greetings Patricia, what a gorgeous die and love all the fun designs you have created.

    Hugs diane

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  36. Hi Patricia.
    I love this butterfly. Ur cards are pretty. No doubt I'll get it at some point. Sue has so many lovely dies I'll soon have more of hers than the spellbinders range I have. I hardly use those anymore. Sues are my goto dies these days.

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  37. Hi Patricia,
    gorgeous butterfly and your cards are beautiful.Like how you made different takes of just one die. Wondering if Lynda got it ? hihi
    hugs Maria xx

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  38. Oooh Patricia those dies are lurvely! I'm a bit like you where new dies are concerned - just ask Sue J (Olliesmam). I try to tell her I've had them ages but she's not daft!!! Hope you are well, and no I'm not a figment of your imagination - tis moi!!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  39. Oooh Patricia those dies are lurvely! I'm a bit like you where new dies are concerned - just ask Sue J (Olliesmam). I try to tell her I've had them ages but she's not daft!!! Hope you are well, and no I'm not a figment of your imagination - tis moi!!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  40. Hi Patricia,
    oh these are so great, and wonderfully designed too.
    Love that fab butterfly die, and what you have created with it.
    Some thing satisfying using up left over bits of card in such a great way.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  41. Hi Patricia
    Apologies for my tardiness but its been a bit of a mare lately.
    I did wonder if the butterfly would be too big but having seen folks cards with it, it is quite effective. Love your little set, each different but very pretty.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  42. Can you visualize me wiping off the drool from seeing this wonderfully lacy & beautiful SW butterfly. You have certainly used it to maximum effort on these georgeous cards. Of COURSE you DID SO need some more dies...we always need more dies. Yes we do! Hope you had a wonderful wkend. TFS & Hugs

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  43. Hello Patricia, these cards are superb, I love the new butterfly die, but have not succumbed to too many of the new designs yet. Great idea to use up those smaller offcuts. Have a great day. Bx

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  44. Hello Patricia, just love the way you have used this die, love love Sue Wilson dies, had a look through all my dies last week and felt ashamed how many hardly get used due to new ones so have made a resolution to use more but it won't stop me buying more - GBCF is at the end of this month at Bolton which is not far from me so I think a spend is in order - enjoy your day from Jean xx

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  45. Oh gosh hun what lushes cards i adore butterflys,so these are perfect for me hugs cheryl xxx

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  46. Morning Patricia, you can't beat playing in your bits box! LOL.
    I love this butterfly die and can totally understand why you NEEDED it! ;)
    Beautiful CAS cards.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  47. Morning Patricia,
    Love these pretty cards. Perfect for using up bits and when you need a quick card.
    I didn't think I needed another Butterfly but having seen what you have achieved from your bit box, and Myra's creation I now know I do.
    Love and hugs
    Saba xxx

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  48. Gorgeous cards, I love that die Patricia, I thought I had enough butterflies, then I saw Myra's gorgeous gift box and card (on my blog Saturday ) and was hooked, It is on the need list! I hope you haven't been at that jaunt jug!
    Hugs
    Sandra xxxx

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  49. Thank goodness for bits n bit boxes and Sue Wilson n butterflies cuz without all of those AND you of course there wouldn't be 3 sweet cards for us to look at. Gorgeous Patricia (read that however you choose ) lol

    Have a good day.
    Lancashire Steph xxx

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  50. Beautiful cards! Love the butterfly die!!

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  51. Super cards Patricia. I love them. Love the butterfly die.

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  52. Hi Patricia, what lovely lovely cards, gorgeous die!! Hugs Carole Z X

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