So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


This is a card created for 2 challenges -- Joan's Garden #18 and for Speedy Cat's Challenge #55.

The challenge was to create a monochromatic card in blue for Speedy Cat.

Then for Joan was to have --
  •  A monochromatic card
  •  Embossed background
  •  Flower(s)
  •  Flourish
  •  Butterfly
I used MFP cs in shades of blue, embossed with Sizzix embossing Folders, added the flourish from Chic Boutique, flowers from MFP, pearls from Recollection, butterfly from FloraDoodle, ribbon. I used Martha Stewart's pansy punch in the corners, used Bahama Blue Memento Ink to stamp the Inky Antics Puppy & Kitty Love sayings and cut out the inside saying on spellbinders nested hearts. Colored with copics in blue.
And am sending hugs to all!




  1. Barbara, both of your cards are just lovely!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  2. Barbara--your blue butterfly hug card is very pretty!!! I love the inside! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week!

  3. Wow, the inside is as fancy as the outside! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week, so we could see this pretty card. :0)