Wednesday 13 March 2024


 Good morning, for this fortnight's challenge at Fab'n' Funky Buffy has chosen the theme of SPRING.

I wish it felt more like spring here! Yes we have loads of pretty spring flowers...bowing their heads in the rain which we've had for days on end now! Not going to mention the mud...

I drew round a template to make this flower shaped card then die cut a circular aperture in the centre. The image, coloured with Copics, is from Krista Smith and made me smile when I saw it. It brought back a memory of my eldest granddaughter as a small girl. We visited a butterfly sanctuary that had many species of large butterflies flying around, she was fascinated by them and desperately wanted to touch but knew it wasn't allowed- then one decided to settle on a lady's head...that was it...she refused to come out of the greenhouse because she wanted one to land on her! No luck!  Eventually, we managed to persuade her away with promises of ice cream but not before I thought we were all going to melt in there! 

Thanks for visiting my blog today, please check out the challenge over at Fab'n' Funky, I hope you'll be inspired to share your own beautiful spring- themed creations with us.



Challenge entries:

allsorts #771

PFM #730

shoppingourstash #517

aperfecttimetocraft March Challenge

thepapershelter #587


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A stunning card love the design.
The weather down here is awful can't wait for some warm sunshine!
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Janette said...

Beautiful card for such a lovely memory Chris. Love the image and the shape is so pretty.
Have a good day, its still raining here but I hope for a dry spell soon, heaven knows we all deserve it. xx

meg said...

What a wonderful memory,a beautiful card and image Chris

brenda said...

So nice when an image provide happy memories, it's a very sweet image as well. Those yellow Butterflies would fit in perfectly at Allsorts!

B x

crafty-stamper said...

A beautiful Spring card and image evoking a lovely memory,love the shape and pretty butterflies.Raining here too but---managed to get some washing dry this morning.
Carol x

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute card and image!!!

Bernadet said...

What a fantastic card Chris.
Love the big flower and the digi is just awesome.

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Chris I love that image she looks so happy the shape is brilliant and very clever as are the butterflies a smashing card can I also thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

Liz said...

Brilliant card Chris, great design and I love the shape. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week.
Liz xx

aussie aNNie said...

This is just gorgeous love the whole design here and a real inspiration x

Linby said...

A lovely happy card and those butterflies are the perfect finishing touch. It's lovely to see you at Allsorts, thank you for joining in.

Sarah said...

That's a wonderful card, such a fantastic image, beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts. Sarah

Lisa said...

Fabulous shape to this really cute card.

Wendy Jackson said...

Such a gorgeous flower card and lovely colouring … I love Krista’s artwork

Thanks so much for joining us on the Passion challenge…. 💗

Love and crafty hugs from

Wendy (DT)

Marlene Atkinson said...

A fantastic shaped card, gorgeous image. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

Pat said...

Beautiful card Chris, the image is so sweet with all those butterflies.

Pat xx

The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty flower shaped card Chris. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week for Kitty's 'shaped cards' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous and I can just picture your Granddaughter in the butterfly enclosure lol.