Friday, 16 May 2014

Just Because it's Friday.

Hi all my lovelies

It is so good to once again be here with you that I thought I would share this little card I created using the gorgeous Sue Wilson Die from her Spanish collection entitled - Granada.

To all those ladies that didn't see my post from yesterday again I would like to profess huge thanks for all my messages and cards etc and even one of the neighbours in the close I live in has been ferrying me back and forth from the hospital as of course driving with a cast on your leg is impossible lol, of course I am now cast free and loving the freedom of being able to get behind the wheel again after 7 weeks without.

I will over the next couple of weeks be sorting out some little goody bags and cards for those lovely ladies who send me cards and messages but bare with me as it may take a little bit of time for me to get them in the post as I am only just starting to walk etc and driving is easier than walking haha.

So I picked up this Die and the more I looked at it the more I kept seeing a butterfly in amongst the shape. So I cut one out on my GC in Coconut white card and another in Plum as you know it really is one of my favourites and I just started sniping into it, what do you think?

After I snipped the white Butterfly shape out I cut the corners off the Plum Die cut and turned them over to use as inserts in the wing. Then in the centre of the top of the dies and the bottom there was A little heart which I cut out and mounted them both on to white card and Fussy cut out for the body which I raised up just a little on 1mm foam and that gave me something to push the two stick pins I made into for the antennae.

I also used a sparkly gel pen to draw some little dots and I followed the embossing on the wings too just for a sparkly hint. I cut another plum die cut from the Granada and mounted it on white card for the base so the butterfly could sit on a full die cut this I raised onto 3mm foam to allow light to play through all the gorgeous detailed cut outs on the edges.

 I am sure lots of you have this die I bet you saw this in it too didn't you? let me know who did.
I took a piece of coconut card and stamped my 'Just Because' sentiment on the bottom right I then ran the top part of this piece through the Intrinsic embossing folder by Couture Creations twice to cover the size which didn't match perfect but it didn't matter as it was then covered on the join.
 I also added some of the champagne crinkle edge ribbon which I love and wrapped it around the lower part of the card I then used some seem binding which I slowly pleated using the cosmic shimmer glue just under each pleat, it works a treat. I mounted it on to Plum then a larger mat and layer of white and again plum with foam in between the mid layer.
 You can see the dimension better on the butterfly from this angle.

 And here is the close up on the embossing which I followed with a gold sparkle gel pen wherever the swirls led the pen and I really liked the effect once done.
As I made ruffles on the seem binding wrapped around the mid section I decided to keep the bow simple and elegant and just added one of the Vintage button embellishments that are flat on the back so they sit lovely on bows etc as you can see here.

Well I hope you have enjoyed today's card, don't forget to leave me a comment , I really have missed reading all your lovely kind words and hearing all about your styles and what you would like to see etc so please let me know if there is anything you would like to see specifically. I need all your help to expand the blog and get lots of lovely people leaving comments in preparation for more shows on C&C and hopefully some workshops etc up at Kettering as I would love to meet more of you.

Have a great Friday , don't forget to check back soon.

Lots of love

Kim 
xxxx

40 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, glad you are back, this card is gorgeous, love the colours and the butterfly. Bx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Bridget
      Thanks so much for coming back today and your kind words
      Hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  2. Morning Kim, A beautiful card, I love the colours and I also love what you have done with the embossing on the background, I love it !! What a genius idea, you saw a butterfly within the die-cut. I have never snipped into die-cuts, apart from the leaves to make them smaller sprigs haha.
    Have a lovely day. I'll say it again, it's really good to see you back !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Patricia
      Thanks so much , I am glad you will be snipping away soon haha, I always cut out a new die and lay all the pieces out on the desk and have a good old look to see what I can see and you will be suprised what pops out. Thank you for being here today and for all your kindness
      Big hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  3. Hi Kim. Love the card, it is so pretty :) I sadly don't have this die but you have made a beautiful butterfly out of it. I love the colour combo too, one of my favourites. I do try snipping all of the dies that I have and it is amazing what you can do isn't it!
    Just want to add a message to Stephanie. You won't regret having your op. I had the same about 12 years ago and wish I had had it done earlier. Just a few weeks of recovery then you will feel soooo much better. Hope this helps you put your mind at rest : )
    Have a great weekend everyone, and take it steady Kim, don't try and do too much too soon.
    Take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mrs B, it's good to hear positive comments, I am really hoping it will solve some of my problems, but it doesn't seem real yet and I'm such a coward where hospitals are concerned.

      Delete
    2. Hi Mrs B
      Nice to see you again , one of my fav colour combos too. thankyou for your kind words to Steph too re her op, we will all support her when the time comes too and I am so lucky to have such lovely ladies on the here.
      hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  4. Hi Kim
    A gorgeous card! What a spot! I love butterflies and this one is so exotic. Good to see you back.
    Best wishe, Anne O

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Anne
      lovley to see you and thank you for your kindness.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  5. Hi Kim I can't find the message I sent an hour ago so here I go again. So happy to know your back I love the card it's beautiful I have never cut a die but I will have a go now I've seen yours. The colours are lovely I'm going to hospital for a heart scan not looking forward to it at all. Take care don't do too much Hun love always June xxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi June
      I am as happy to be back as you are for me to be, I absolutely love creating and getting to know you all has been a great time on the blog. I hope the scan went well and everything is ok, please let me know.
      Love and hugs
      Kim xxx

      Delete
  6. Lovely card Kim, love the colours and the butterfly
    Have a good weekend ,
    XxRuth

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ruth
      Thanks so much for being here again. Have a great sunny weekend too.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  7. Morning Kim
    Stunning card, what a fabulous way to use the dies, looking into it and seeing a butterfly - I got my Granada die out and saw it straight away - a must to try.
    Thank you for all your inspiration you are a wonderful person.
    Hugs
    Carol x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Carol
      I am glad you saw the butterfly nestling away in the die, amazing isnt it , I do find it so much easier to cut out the die and then look also and its only card so get snipping haha
      Thankyou so much for your lovely words and you are truly a wonderful lady too and I am blessed to call you a friend.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  8. Hi Kim
    Wow wow wow is all I can say. making butterflies out of cards how fantastic is that. Love the colours as I already love purple this is coming a close second. I shall go back and have a study of my die to see if I can see a butterfly.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Pat
      so glad you like this one today, I hope you managed to see mr butterfly, lf not cut it out I bet you see it then. Have a lovely weekend.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  9. Hi Kim,
    Such a very beautiful card...as always.... love the colours, You always have a clever use of dies Kim...and I didn't see the butterfly! now that's unusual for me as I'm normally very nosy! Lol! Once again it really is great to see your wonderful creations again you're such a clever lady.
    Take it easy and no dicoing till your leg has fully recovered Kim! Lol!

    Love Sheila xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sheila
      ahhh thank you so much Sheila, such wonderful words , i really appreciate your kindness and thank you so so much for being here.
      Huge Hugs
      Kim
      xxx

      Delete
  10. Sorry Kim 'dicoig' should have read DISCOING! Ooops!

    Love Sheila xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hehe typing faster than talking hehe. xxx

      Delete
  11. Hi Kim, you have an amazing imagination! I have this die and have just found the butterfly. Wouldn't have seen it if you hadn't pointed it out. Love the card.
    Had trigger points this morning so now sitting here with a hot water bottle!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Beryl
      Thanks so much and be careful typing on here if your struggling, I wish there was something I could do to help you so these trigger points dont make you so uncomfortable at times. Sending healing thoughts to you and huge gentle hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  12. I don't have the die Kim, but I have just looked at a picture of one and can see how the butterfly came about by snipping a bit here and there, but still very clever of you. I love the colours and the pleated seam binding looks great with that beautiful satin ribbon and vintage FB button. Take care. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Pat
      Thanks so much and I am glad you found the butterfly, its so weird how these things just leap out sometimes lol.
      Thanks for popping n and leaving your kind words.
      hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  13. Hi Kim,
    That's a hum-dinger of a card - I love the Granada die as I immediately saw the butterfly in it and, of course, bought it. (I shudder to think of my bank balance once Sue brings out her new dies!).
    BUT...... you clever lady, I never thought of cutting the die INTO a butterfly - what a lovely idea and the outcome is stunning.
    Hope you are getting stronger every day. Do you still have pains in your leg?
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Rose

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rose
      Thanks for the lovely comment as always and I knew you would see the butterfly haha, hes a sneaky fellow hiding in there. Yes the leg is still painful but getting stronger by day and I am spending time on starting to build the muscle back up aagain to support all the work the surgeon did, Thank you so much for asking and your continued support
      Hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  14. This is so clever. We've missed your unique slant on things!!! Guess the play of light on it is stunning. Apart from the flowers, I didn't buy the dies because I just couldn't decide which I liked best!! Bit silly to miss out completely I know!!! Enjoy resting up in the lovely weather. Love Jan x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jan
      Ahh bless you , that is so nice of you to say, I missed you all too.I think all the card look so much more pretty in real life definitely and the light casts lots of shadows and a little sparkle all over. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy some sun
      Hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  15. Lovely card Kim, especially like the colour combination you have used. The Spanish dies are my favourite, although I don't have any yet I think at least one will be coming my way soon. I have to admit I wouldn't have spotted the butterfly

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi, so pleased you are back and on the mend, have missed your blogs and beautiful cards,xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Samantha
      ahh thank you so very much I missed you all very much too and am enjoying getting my mind in a more creative place again,
      good to see you
      Hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
  17. Hi Kim, super gorgeous card, I spy with my little eye,
    something beginning with p ?..
    the plum card ha x one of my favourites!
    Sue's dies are just fabulous, I'm glad you're back posting as you're very inspirational. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi There
      Lovely to see you, The p word is my favourite too along with custard, blush and teal oh and the cornflower blue, oh no see i cant decide but plum does have the edge.
      Thank you for such kind words , thats all I ever want to be able to do is inspire and help people so thank you.
      Big hug
      Kim xx

      Delete
  18. Hi Kim, love this card & all it's elements. Great idea with the butterfly, must try it. We've just had some of Sue's dies arrive in the shop but not had a chance to use any yet. You've now inspired me!
    Have a great weekend
    Amy x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Amy
      good to see you again, I try to look beyond with all the dies and i loved this one as soon as i got it. I think it would make a fab tutorial day what do you think?.
      Glad I have inspired you. Enjoy the sun.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

      Delete
    2. Yes, would make a great tutorial Kim. Would really love you to come & do some workshops or demos for us. Let's see how our 'Julia' day goes
      & then talk to you more about it. Very exciting!!
      Amy x

      Delete
  19. I love the colour combination you've used here.... hmmmm time I got some purple out I think!! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Kim, WOW WOW YOUR BACK WITH A BANG!!
    I Love Today's Card I Love The Butterfly, The Fabulous Sue Wilson Granada Cutting Die, Beautiful Stick Pins, Thanks for the outstanding Tutorial, and Thanks For Sharing I really appreciate it.
    Take Great Care Kim
    Love and Hugs from Sam x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Kim. Slowly but surely Im catching up with you again lol. You've done it again, maybe your 'forced break' away from your craft room has polished the grey matter, maybe I need a 7 week break ( maybe a brain rather than a break) !! Lol.
    Like Mrs B I dont have this die either :( Im ashamed to say Ive only 2 sets of Sue's dies - oh no, 3 wow, more than Id remembered - see, I said a brain would help ! The Italian decorative frame packet wont be opened until Im ready to make our daughters wedding card next month. But Id never thought of cutting into a die, I still have so much to learn which is why I love my Wilsonette and Kimmie blogs along with 1 other Wilsonettes blog, so now I should start looking at dies in a different light, thanks for the fab idea.
    Purple, beautiful colour and in so many shades. You have made a stunner again Kim.
    Im off to the next now, then I should have caught up just in time to feed my hubby.
    Bye for now, see you on the next page, if blogs have virtual pages : /

    Hugs.
    Lancashire Steph xx

    ReplyDelete