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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx

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Monday, 5 June 2017

A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

Good Morning All
I made these cards before I went to Seville on my Birthday actually (27th May).

It was the day of the cup final and I had had a bit of a bad week, depression.  Probably started off with Manchester then some family problems, anyway, I felt happier after spending the afternoon in my craft room.
As you know I love making embellishments and I have loads and loads of these butterflies in a multitude of colours.
I always put a pack of them in the raffle prize at my craft club, I bet the ladies are sick of them !!!!

Anyway, onto the cards.
It started with this one, I did the parchment at my craft class on Friday, the day before my birthday.
I added a homemade gem to the centre but it had an error at the bottom so added a butterfly.


Then this one using Sue Wilson 'Cascading Butterfly ' die.
And I added one of my little butterflies to the centres of each of these.


I had a sheet of glittered, die cut squares  in my stash for  years, perfect for what I had in mind.






6 x 6 card blanks.
These two, I added coloured paper behind the cut out squares,
then a butterfly in each square except the centre, where I added a sentiment.




















5 x 5 card blanks.
These two are smaller squares so put them on diagonally.
Same technique as the previous ones.














And finally.
4 x 6 card blank, Phill Martin paper


5 x 7 card blank
No sentiment.

So that is my Kaleidoscope of Butterflies.
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Wendy L

17 comments:

  1. Wow Wendy, your post really is a kaleidoscope of Butterflies, all so beautiful and each card so different.

    The events of Manchester and now London really are dreadful, really makes you wonder what gets into the heads of the terrorists and what makes them tick.

    I do hope you are feeling brighter today.

    B x

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  2. Butterflies galore and I love them ....great makes.xx [aNNie]

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  3. Belated Hapoy Birthday Wendy, I hope you are feeling a bit brighter to start your new week.
    Absolutely brilliant cards and loads of them. What would we do without our Butterflies???
    Patricia x

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  4. WOW you have been busy. Love your parchment work and all these beautiful butterfly cards :-)

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  5. Wow! you have been busy gorgeous projects My Blog As I do Rodos

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  6. Wendy these are so wonderfully crafted.
    This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our current challenge below.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Love the butterflies.

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  7. oh my goodness Wendy you have been busy ... I just love butterflies too and who would not love to get a little packet of your butterflies ... yes the Manchester and London bombings are absolutely dreadful ... did you manage to watch the concert last night it was happy but also very sad and I shed many a tear ... oh and happy belated birthday to you ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  8. Hi Wendy, what beautiful cards, all so different even though it's the same theme. Your embellishments are always gorgeous. I hope that you are feeling much better now, depression is so debilitating, Kate x

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  9. Beautiful array of butterflies I'm particularly taken by placing those cut out squares on the diagonal Great effect

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  10. Meant to say that I hope your depression is lifting Take care xx

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  11. Lots of gorgeous butterflies, very pretty projects.
    Hope you are feeling better
    Lorraine x

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  12. Well you have been busy Wendy, love all your butterflies on these wonderful cards.
    Pam x

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  13. Hi Wendy,
    such very gorgeous makes and your parchment is excellent.
    I am too heavy handded to do that I have tried and made such a hash of it.
    Love all your other beautiful designs with those gorgeous butterflies you have created.
    I have used a few of the ones you made me already while you were away.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  14. Hi Wendy
    My goodness you've been busy with this terrific kaleidoscope of butterflies.
    As a lucky recipient of some of your handmade butterflies, I can testify to how pretty and delicate they are.
    Hope that the cloud hanging over you has lifted now.
    Take care.
    Ang x

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  15. What a gorgeous selection of cards,love all the butterflies.xxx

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  16. Gorgeous lot of butterflies. I also love butterflies but haven't made any in parchment yet. Must remedy that. Happy belated birthday (same day as a very good friend of mine). Hope you are feeling a lot better after your trip to Seville. Take care

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  17. These are all so pretty Wendy, great way to use up those butterflies. x Susan x

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