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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Flowers and Flutterbys and Madam Butterfly!

I'm a woman in her dressing gown this morning and a bit late posting my card for today's challenge at CES Challenges.  I was out last night - watching Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall.  It was the first time I'd ever been to see a live performance of an opera, and while I love some of the music, especially as you become familiar with it from film scores etc, I wasn't sure how it would pan out in real life!!  Well, I absolutely loved it!!  Such a magical, beautiful performance and so moving!!  Thank you to bestest matey, Lesley and her hubby, who treated my youngest daughter, Emily, and I for our birthdays (early for mine and belated for Emily)!!  An absolute treat!!

Back to my DT card for our Flowers and Flutterbys theme at Crafty Emma's this week as chosen by the lovely Emma herself!  I've used another A Day for Daisies  digi image - partly because I knew my MIL would love it on her birthday card and partly because I knew it would match these gorgeous new Moulin Rouge papers from Prima and I couldn't wait to use them! I think that's a little grassy incline she is leaning against and I paper pieced it with a pretty edged paper from the pack.

These scrummy new papers were from Emma's store here as were most of the various flowers and my 8x8 card stock - I needed to use a bigger card to get all the bling etc on! The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and the flutterby next to it is a Martha Stewart punch.  The rest of the bits are from my accumulated stash!

 Emma is offering a fab selection of charms to the lucky winner (I've just ordered some of those deer - aren't they just too cute!).
The rest of my gorgeous teamies have made some awesome cards this week to share with you so go and take a peek here - I hope you'll be inspired to flit  off and create an awesome card of your own!!

Right, better get off my backside and the sofa and set about making myself presentable!!  I'm having a lazy weekend which means making cards!!


Grenouille Greetings said...

I'm still in my PJs too, Julie, and it's nearly midday! Shock horror! So pleased you and Em enjoyed Madame Butterfly. We enjoyed your company!
Your card is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous luxurious colours and textures, perfect for the DfD image. Love the sentiment framing and those stunning roses! Beautiful! Love Lesley

kaylou said...

fabulous your image and those flowers are fab.
Hugs Kaylou xx

gina g said...

Hi yer hunny I love this Julie its fabulous, stunning colours and that image is fab too. luv gina xx

Vicky said...

Just stunning Julie, gorgeous image and beautiful colouring :o)

have playing with your stash!

hugs Vicky xx

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie! Loving the image, so pretty and the colours and embellies are yummy!
Hugs Tab xxx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
totally gorgeous card, beautiful scene, lovely flowers & embelies,sue,x

Larisa said...

Julie, she is so pretty!!! Love her green dress) Great colouring!

Daniele said...

this is oohhhhh so lush...gorgeous

Renkata said...

wow Julie, this card is so romantic.
Great paper and details.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is soooo beautiful I love this pad of papers I'm too scared use mine lol. Love the image its all really stunning shug. I've been ill all day so I'm still in jammies lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xoxoxo

coops said...

fantastic card julie.i love the stunning image and your papers and details are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Eisbärin said...
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Eisbärin said...

Hi Julie, great card (do you ever make anything duff? Don't think so! Love how you coloured the image, gorgeous!
If you want it, there is a little award on my blog for you :-)
Love, Alex

P.S. Sorry about my earlier post, I pressed "post" before reading it properly and there was a glaring mistake...

Anonymous said...

Wow Julie!! This creation is so amazing hun!! LOVE the flowers and layout!! WOW!