Monday, 19 August 2019

Fluttering by to Say...

Well my morning didn't go as I was imagining it, when I got out of bed....
hoping to go downstairs, into the garden with my first cup of tea and do a bit of watering.
So I made the cuppa and sat at my desk to check the overnight mail...
that was a mistake, didn't even check it,
instead a brainwave happened 
 I opened a stamp drawer to find a stamp because I had a mess of leftover Distress Ink on my plastic sheet and there I found this wood mounted butterfly, just the thing I needed for the
I lightly misted the stamp with water and smooched it in the inks and stamped on a scrap 
I was rapt and moved into high gear, 
smooching some mustard seed, spiced marmalade and gathered twigs on clear space 
and here is the result

So pleased with the panel I cleaned up the yellow mess and repeated with cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon and tea dye DI

In the process of stamping I did remember seeing AAA Cards CAS #147 were hosting an Along the Edge challenge.  I chose this co-ordination butterfly sentiment, which I thought was quite useful and you can stamp anything appropriate on the inside of the card.... Birthday, Thank You.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it..... and I'm off to spring clean and couple of cupboards with a smile on my face.... happy stamping



  1. Love these Robyn, the butterflies are gorgeous, and such a clever way to use up the leftover ink Cathy x

  2. More beautiful butterfly cards - wonderful colour variations! Thanks again for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

  3. These are so pretty Robyn. I have been staring at Butterfly stamps for days and am completely devoid of any inspiration! Maybe I should go check all the drawers in the craft room and hope I find something to use! x

  4. Wow! What beautiful butterflies, Robyn! I'm going to CASE these cards! Winners in my opinion. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  5. I'm smiling too Robyn as both sets of butterflies are GORGEOUS! Love the stamp you used and can totally see WHY you had to sit down and play! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Hugs!! :0)

  6. Ever so lovely, Ms. Robyn! (Housework can Always bow to art.)

  7. great cards love your butterflies. esp the green/blue ones, they're so striking. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

  8. What a great way to start the day, Robyn!! Love both the sets of colours you've used with this beautiful butterfly stamp. Great design with off-the-egdge. Your cuppa and garden can wait until later. :) xx

  9. How gorgeous in both colourways and perfectly placed for our challenge. And a really lovely way to start the day too! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards Along the Edge challenge, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  10. Really beautiful, I love both colourways.

  11. Beautiful cas cards Robyn. Love the result you got on both these cards. Nice way to use up excess distress inks.

  12. Ha! Good for you because these cards are terrific!! What a shame no one brought you a cuppa whilst you created!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn