Friday, 1 March 2013

Daffodils and Butterfly

Good morning to you all and a very   Happy St. David's Day !

I was so happy to see that my lovely team mates at

had chosen Yellow for St.David's Day as the theme for this week.
My wonderful, maternal Grandmother was born and raised in North Wales and I fondly remember stories she would tell my Sister and I of how beautiful "home" was.    We often talked of visiting...perhaps one day!

I've used a new digi called Daffodils and Butterfly on my card today and it can be found here.  
The frame digital images that Teri creates are fabulous.  
Even I, the sometimes technically challenged crafter, can easily add sentiments inside the frame before printing!  
So pleased with myself and the way this card turned out...can you tell :) 

Coloured with Copics
I printed the image twice, coloured one completely and the 2nd image was used to mount for a decoupage effect.  I created a frame with the yellow cardstock so the silver beads would fit snuggly inside.  You cannot see in the photo but the layer underneath the image is a light silver gray vellum with a pale yellow rose pattern.  Silver beads on a string from Michaels as well as the ribbon.

I intend to enter the following challenges:
LEJ Designs Challenge - For a Lovely Lady
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #85 - Blooming image
Stamp & Create Challenge - Spring is Coming
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Sentimental Sundays - Flowers
Delightful Challenges - ( 3 s a charm)
Craft us Crazy Challenge 38 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #40 - Anything Goes with Ribbons
Crafty Catz Challenge #172 -  St.David's Day

 Thank you so much for stopping by, it really means a lot to me that you take the time and those of you celebrating this special day, enjoy!

Pat K x


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Its beautiful Pat, love the yellow and grey and daffodils are one of my favourite always means Spring is just about here! Have a great weekend, Susan x

Tammy said...

Another stunner Pat, I wish I could colour even half as good as you xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Pat a gorgeous image and so beautifully the silver beads around your frame


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, I am speechless. This is just gorgeous. Loving the design and the butterfly really pops against the rest of the design.
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Sasha said...

Your card looks beautiful, Pat. I love the delicate colours and clean lines. Gorgeous bow, too!

Wales has some of the best scenery in the UK. Beautiful mountains and valleys. We spent our honeymoon in Wales...many years ago! xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

oooh love this so much pat! beautiful those metal beads around the edge too - they really set it off! :D

Teri said...

So beautiful hun, love those pearly bits! xxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Pat. I LOVE the image, your colouring is perfect and the layout is just wonderful.
hugs Sue

Craftdee said...

Such a beautiful, elegant, card Pat. I love daffodils. My Dad is Welsh and we lived in Wales from when I was six until we came to Australia when I was 13. I remember it as very green - and always raining! Everywhere is green compared with here though, lol. Especially this year which has been the hottest summer on record! Anyway, enjoy your weekend, Donna xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Pat
Fabulous those Daffodills.... GorgeousPat...,
Hugs Sylvie xxx

coops said...

wow so beautiful pat.really stunning daffodils and i love all the yellow and pretty design ;D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning Pat, love the daffodils and fab colours.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Wendy xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful elegant card love the colour scheme,the colourful butterfly and gorgeous bow,beautiful image and sentiment tpoo-thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs
carol DT x

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Pat, I love the soft yellow and grey combination and your lovely image.

Donna said...

So beautiful and elegant Pat, gorgeous combination of colours and I love the silver pearl border around the image :) Donna ♥ x

Miradormakings said...

Pat this is beautiful,i love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Joan x

Cards By MI said...

A wonderful spring card, with a wonderful design. Thanks for joining us over at CCM this blooming challenge.
Love n hugs

Pat said...

A beautiful card Pat and a lovely image for St. David's Day, enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow wow wow, this is fantastic.
Is love this fantastic design
Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons and good luck
Hugs Kelly

Janette said...

Hi Pat, Love your cheery card, so pretty and reminds us Spring is on it's way.
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Mau xx said...

What a beautiful card Pat, I so love love the DD images and have such a lot of them. You have inspired me to start using them as I forget just what I have :o
I love the way you have used the frame and the colours are gorgeous.
Thanks for calling by it means alot to me.
Huge Hugs Mau xx
Had a long look back at your posts and your work is amazing, I can't believe that I haven't followed you sooner.

Cumbrianlass said...

Such a beautiful card, the image is gorgeous, and the colour combo is super.
Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge and good luck

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pat :-) the colours and whole design is stunning !

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Lols x x x

Unknown said...

Pat it's stunning, love how you used this new frame, hope will still bump into each other in blogland

Gretha said...

Gorgeous Card Pat, it's very stylish.
thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
x Gretha

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a wonderful card! Love your details. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

Unknown said... card is superb thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFTY CATZ hugs ssassyxxxx

Daffodil Cards said...

What a joy to visit your blog and then to see you have a link with Wales, if you look at my blog on March 1st, you'll see me in Welsh costume, I am actually from the South.

Oh! yes, this card like all your cards is stunning.