Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Butterfly Summer Love

Hi there everyone!

Goodness, hasn't the weather been gorgeous today? Well it has where I live so I hope you've had the same luck. Having said that it was been a little too hot for me, I could have just done with a little breeze every now and again. I've had three showers today - good job we don't have a power shower, more like a dribble shower, but it did the job at keeping me fresh! And a hot day would not be complete without a calippo...yum!

Tonight I have a card for you that I have made to raise money for our local community, and also the charity I support. I'm holding a stall at the local summer fete, Woottonstock {get it? - very clever don't you think!}. It's been held in the village for years now, and it's a great success. There are lots of little stalls, plus support from the police, neighbourhood watch, and fire service - they come with their fire engine and let people sit in the fire engine and have a go with the hoses...very popular with the ladies of the village - in fact many children have been hurt under the stampede of hormonal women. You think I'm joking...

Then in the evening, we all gather in the pub's beer garden and a couple of bands play till it gets dark, and there's also a Bar Be Q - a lovely end to a lovely day.

As well as having a stall at the fete, I also have to make a cake for 'guess the weight competition' on the neighbourhood watch stall, David (my hubby) is a neighbourhood watch coordinator and this is our contribution, as well as our time. I have suggested that he makes a cake for the stall, but he quite rightly said that it may weigh three stones if he did, so I think we better stick to me making it!

Goodness, I can waffle! So, onto my card.

I made this card with scraps of card from the Forever Friends Pink Parfait collection, and the blue polkadot paper I think is from the Forever Friends Christmas collection of papers. I think, because sometimes it's hard to tell with scraps! I ♥ using scraps, it's one of my most favourite things to do. It gives me such a feeling of well-being. One day I plan to use everything in my craft room before buying anymore, which I should achieve when I turn 565 years old.

The butterfly is that gorgeous punch from X cut. I just LOVE it! It's so versatile, and the pearl heart is another item from my stash. The scalloped border is from the xcut border punch, which I embellished with irridescent shimmer dots. I'm sorry, I cannot for the life of me remember which stamp set the greeting is from, however I have used brown ink to colour. If anyone knows the whereabout of this sentiment, please don't have nightmares, do get in touch.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening!


Sarpreet said...

Another gorgeous card Clare, love your work. This is stunning. Have no idea on the sentiment, but you have a similiar one in your sentiment stamp set. Hope you are feeling better.

Louisa said...

Lovely card! Just wanted to say thanks for the storage tips - I went to my local Tesco's and picked up one of those CD Storage holders (Only £2 too!) and it now holds my cuttlebug dies and various other crafty bits! yay!

chris said...

Morning Clare
Beautiful card, so scrummy, hope the cake goes ok and you sell lots of cards for your fete.
Im not sure about the age thing I wonder if maybe you could add a year or 2 on maybe!!
hugs chris xx
ps I love your waffling so don't stop.

SallyB said...

Hey Clare...Card is so pretty. Lovely mix of colours and patterns.
Good luck with your stall. I'm sure that it will be very popular and raise lots of money.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Clare - and it's so satisfying to use up scraps! I love the patterns. I hope your fete goes well - sounds like a lot of fun! Good luck with both your stall and the cake! x