Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Courage

Today is my day to post over on The Lollipop Ladies blog. The challenge for this fortnight is:
Sour Cola Bottles
with the optional challenge of glitter!

 I just have to say that this challenge almost had me stumped!  I mean there is the obvious color combo, but I used those colors on this card here for the last challenge.  And I didn't want to create another "man" card with the same colors.  So this card took me a long time.  Not that there is anything special or time consuming, just had to stare at each part for a really long time before I could decide how to move on.  But in the end, I think I managed to create a feminine card with a masculine color scheme.  Although, really, I guess it could be for either a man or a woman--the glitter and the pearls aren't TOO much. : )
 Here's a close up of the gorgeous glittery butterfly.  Glitter is practically everywhere now.


Guest DT spots are able to be won each fortnight
and our sponsor this fortnight is: Mad for Markers*
(thanks to Sammi).
A choice of 3 of her M4M digi stamps.

But here's the deal:  the prize is awarded only if there are 7 or more entries, and right now we only have 1.  So come on over and play so we can give away this fabulous prize; maybe to YOU!

Challenges:
Desert Island Challenge #53--choose 3 of the Itinerary items (I chose 5.embossing, 7.glitter, and 9.fibres--little silver one behind the butterfly)
Southern Girls #68--You Can Say That Again (use a sentiment)
Sugar Creek Hollow #60--Spring Flowers (with vintage or shabby chic style)--flowers on my paper
Our Daily Bread Designs #153--use 4 items that start with the letters SPRING (I used P--paper, R--ribbon, I--Ink, N--nestabilities dies, G--Glitter)

Flutter By Wednesdays #239--Open challenge with Butterflies or Fairies
Word Art Wednesdays #79--anything goes

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Blue Skies" butterfly and "Beautiful You" snetiment
Dies: Spellbinders oval and scalloped ovals, large; Verve butterfly die

18 comments:

Danni said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This butterfly is beautiful. Your sentiment is fabulous.
We love what you have created and posted with us this week.
God Bless you,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

mulberry station said...

What a yummy colors and I love the pop of orange for the butterfly. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Shell B. said...

Fabulous job on your card Heather wonderful sparkly butterfly and quote!

So glad that you joined us at Southern Girls Challenges!

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Shell in Alaska
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Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards Heather

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Heide said...

Very pretty...I have to say I was a litter nervous when I was the sour coke candy. You pulled off the color challenge perfectly and your card is beautiful! Love the butterfly. Happy that you could join us.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

otomys said...

What a beautiful card! The paper is so elegant and the orange butterfly balanced it so well. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Joanna said...

Ooooh, I LOVED sour cola bottles when I was a kid!! Your card is EXACTLY the color that I remember. Gorgeous card and I ADORE the sentiment. Thanks for sharing your art with us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
~Jo, SSW-DT

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How beautiful Heather!! I just love the sentiment, glitter and the butterfly!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!!
blessings,
Chris

Karen Letchworth said...

I just love the glitter...this is really beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us in this week's challenge, and please know how grateful we are to have you join us and share your talents with us.
Blessings to you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful card. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who deliberates on the elements of a card!

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, this sure is stunning. Love your sentiment, colors and that butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Linda

Cathi ONeill said...
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Cathi ONeill said...

Lovely card!! Great sentiment and love your glittery butterfly, so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Jeannie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the sentiment and the sparkly butterfly. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Kathie said...

Hi Heather, what a pretty card I do love your colour combo and that wonderful sentiment. Your butterfly is the perfect finishing touch to a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT

Sharon Basel said...

This is just gorgeous - colors and all. Very vintage and more feminine than you would think with the palette. Love how you translated the sketch. Thanks for sharing this pretty card with us at SSW.
Sharon, SSW DT