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Monday 31 March 2014

Butterfly and Blooms

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  My daughters treated me to lunch out today.  The weather was gorgeous and we sat out in the pub beer garden having a glass of wine and eating our lunch.  It was beautiful.  
But it's back to work tomorrow.  A couple of weeks ago I had a big decision to make at work.  They have offered voluntary severance to staff in my pay grade.  I have worked there for 30 years but have not been happy for the last five of those.  I have therefore made the decision to take the money and run lol.  It has not been an easy decision but I know I have made the right choice.  I don't actually leave work until June but am now looking for a little part time job.  Hubby has said that I can't craft all day every day lol.

Anyway, enough rambling and onto my card share for today, a little Mothers Day card.

The main scalloped circle shape and image is from Crafts U Print.  I got some free design sheets from them in a magazine many months ago and thought it was about time I used them.  I cut out the main scalloped circle shape and matted it onto some silver mirror card.  I cut out four corner shapes from silver mirror card using my Brother Scan and Cut.  For embellishments I added some lace and pearls.  The lettering is die cut and I added some glitter for added sparkle.  The sentiment has been done on my computer and simply matted onto mirror card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Glitter and lace
Dream Valley - Mothering Sunday
Sassy Studio - Pretty pastels
Cute Card Thursday - Floral delights
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Mothers Day
Crafts 4 Eternity - Special Mums
Sister Act - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Spring flowers
HIMCR - Anything goes
OSAAT - Anything goes
Pile It On - Floral fantasy
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Disdigidesigns - Welcome spring
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Spring is coming
Whoopsi Daisy - Lace and pearls


Linda Palmer said...

Mags, this card is gorgeous. Love the butterfly. Great job, beautiful soft colors.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Your card is beautiful mags..

I think you should talk your hubby into letting you stay at home all day to craft lol...

Hugs Kelly

Linda Simpson said...

Your card is gorgeous, love the design. Glad you had a lovely day with your daughters.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, such a beautiful image and pretty design.
It sounds to me like you made the right decision about your job, it's no fun doing something that you don't enjoy.
Sue xx

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Mag's lovely design, so pleased you had a lovely time with your Daughter's.

I think you have made the right decision rearguards your job,enjoy more time at home crafting.

Hugs Julie xxx

rachel said...

super card Mags and so glad you had a lovely mothers day - good luck with the part time job hunt although crafting all day sounds good to me xx

Unknown said...

Wonderful card! I have not worked for 4 years now but of course it is to take care of my mother-in-law. Thank God for my crafts and headphones!

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

A beautiful card! Love that butterfly! Congrats on taking the plunge into a new adventure...hope you'll find a job that makes you happy (maybe your local craft store is hiring)! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On!
Tracey, DT

MagsB said...

I love the delicate colours on this pretty card!

I made the same decision as you did, many years ago when the kids were young, and I've never regretted it. Sure, money was tight and holidays tended to be visits to family, but no longer having to slog into a job that I no longer loved was well worth it. Good luck! XX

love, Mags B xxx

Hazel said...

A beautiful card and the papers and shapes are lovely. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

lady jasmine crafts said...

O this a super card xxx

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I just love that beautiful butterfly! stunning.
Hugs Jennifer xx

Angeline Choo said...

Oh so gorgeous! !Mum will definitely love this

Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

-Angeline DT

Nanna said...

WOW so nice card!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journeys Challenge, I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs Tiina

fiona mctiernan walker said...

Hi Mags a beautiful Mothers day card thankyou for joining our challenge this week at crafting from the heart.
Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

Carole Pollard said...

Mags this is so pretty love the flowers and the fantastic Design Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole x

Kim Kelley said...

This is beautiful! Love the shape and all the softness you created! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS


tilly said...

a lovely shape and elegant butterfly, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

Guylaine Seyer said...

it is a very gorgous
thank you for your participation in the challenge this week on Craft 4 Eternity

Debbie said...

All of your layers are wonderful! Love the design and layout! Thanks for joining in the fun at Dare to be Sassy Thursday and good luck!

DebbieM - SSD DT

Unknown said...

You have made a very beautiful card and I really love the elegant circle.
Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and don't forget to come back on Friday for our new challenge.
Anna xxx

Phi said...

Wow what a gorgeous card!! Love the layers and that butterfly is stunning.

designermc said...

I love your card and all the layers. Fabulous butterfly! Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room.
Nancy, DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Mags...this card is just lovely. I do so love the flowers and also the shape of your card.

Congrats on your decision about your job.

Thanks for playing along with us this week for our Anything Goes challenge at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


Lozzy said...

What a beautiful card, love the colours and your design....Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy DT

meine-bastelarena said...

Beautiful card! Love your design. Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

Sharon Smith said...

Lovely card Mags, thanks for entering it into our Anything goes challenge over at Scribble and Scrap

Sharon (DT)

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

The perfect Mother's Day card and thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

Michelle Looi said...

Just gorgeous !
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Unknown said...

love the whole design, thanks for sharing on artistic inspirations x

Anonymous said...

I know June is a few months away but I am so jealous you'll have some extra time to do some crafting. You card is a work of art, it is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di's Digi Stamps and our Spring Challenge! Dee

Merry said...

I hope your plans work out for your future….although I think crafting every day is an ok plan. :-) Love this card…so pretty with all the layers.

Craftdee said...

I've always thought that if it feels like the right decision, it IS the right decision. I studied hard to get onto a career path that, when I arrived, I loathed... I left and started doing "odd" jobs that former colleagues considered lowly - and couldn't have been happier! I hope that's how it pans out for you :-) Thanks for joining in the "Welcome Spring" challenge at Di's Digi Designs Hope you can join in our "Easter" challenge too, Donna ♥