Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Designing Divas Second Blog Hop--Oldies But Goodies!

Happy Wednesday to you!  Where does the time go, it is already time for the monthly Designing Divas Blog Hop.  The continueing theme is "Oldies But Goodies"  which means we are to use something from our stash that we have not used in at least 6 months.   If you arrived here from  Shelly Schmidt 's Blog you are in the right place,  If you did not you should go back to Brenda Turner 's blog as she is first on the Blog Hop list this month and I know you don't want to miss a single stop along the way!
 

The butterfly oval image was created at least a year ago and I never used it, until now.  I butterfly was air brushed and then the entire die cut was covered with Crystal Effects.  I love the doilies that are so popular right now, so decided to mount my pretty butterfly on a circle doile.  The brownish right side panel is a faux marble piece I made probably 2 years ago and the corner of the panel was stamped and embossed with a wonderful lace stamp from Artistic Outpost, which is also where the Butterfly is from.  The Butterfly set is called Happiness. 
I added a pearl and rose swirl for a touch of elegance and at the top of the swirl I added a paper rose I created.  The Rose was created from a 2.5 in square piece of cs at least last summer.  I love to create my own flowers, mainly because I am cheap but I really do like the feeling of creating beautiful things myself.

The final touch was the ribbon onto which I slipped a SU ribbon slide that I got when I was a SU demo and I left that at least 3 years ago. Okay, I admit I hoard those precious slides as I can't image the day when I run out of them. The heart is also from at least a year ago although they still sell them at Michael's.
It is so much fun to dig around in my stash and find the hidden treasures I just knew I would use some day.

The next stop on your travels through the Blog Hop is: Angie Williams ,  You won't want to miss seeing what she has created for your viewing pleasure.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by.

Cathy 
 Most of the items on my card this month far exceed the 6 month time frame LOL.  I created a rather Vintage ladies card today:

27 comments:

Renkata said...

wow very pretty and elegant.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful card Cathy, love the vintage style. ~jeni :)

Auntie Em said...

Love the sweet romantic style of your pretty card. The butterfly is lovely on the front.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- that butterfly is gorgeous! I love this AO set...the doily is perfect as an accent too- such a beautiiful background you have created too.

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Pretty---has the feel of a Victorian tea room. Your embellishments and design elements are outstanding.

Barb said...

Cathy, this card is gorgeous! The butterfly looks like a lovely vintage brooch! Aren't the doilies perfect for cards? I just posted a card yesterday with the same one. This looks great with all your beautiful embellies! I love looking at all your creations! Hope to make a trip to Omaha soon. I haven't seen the inside of my son's new house yet!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is so sweet and ELEGANT! Absolutely DELIGHTFUL! TFS! Have a wonderful day!

Carmen O. said...

Very pretty card! Fabulous work.

jkreucher said...

Lacey and pretty as can be my friend! this is just gorgeous.. love the soft color on the butterfly.
glad your getting your computer situation worked out!
hugs to ya
Judy

Mary G. said...

Cathy, this is beautiful!! Love the Victorian feel to it...love the colors, too! Just beautiful!

Deb said...

How elegant and romantic!

Sue W said...

Cathy...your card is a wonderful pretty mix. Love this beautiful butterfly (what a wonderful broach that would make)and your hand crafted flower is delish!

Kirei na Kami said...

Romantic elegance at its finest!!! I love all the delicate details, and your rose is anything but cheap...it is positively stunning!!! I wish I could make a rose so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this lovely creation:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Sharri said...

Cathy this is gorgeous!! I love everything about it! You inspired me to dig deeper in to my stash to see what I can find!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wowee cathy!! this is GORGEOUS!! I LOVe Crystal effects! it's so fun isn't it? and I LOVE the vintage feel of this.

Cindy said...

Beautiful card Cathy!! Love all of the wonderful details!!

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, what a pretty card! I really like your butterfly panel. Didn't it feel good to use that after all of this time?

Jessica said...

What a great card, sweet Cathy!! LOVE your work, my friend!

Lisa Lara said...

Cathy Wow this vintage creation is amazing. Wow. Love the shiney image. So pretty.

The Wired Angel said...

Glad you are back with us after your computer hassles, Cathy!

Love the butterfly that you created. Isn't it fun just to pull out all of the 'stuff' we collect and get creative? Sending hugs your way, Peggy x

Vicki said...

Cathy, this card is stunning! The colors and details are perfect! So glad you are a part of the DIVAS! So much talent and inspiration! Blessings to you!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, your card is stunning!!! Filled with oldies but goodies!! So many wonderful touches that spell perfection. What a great hop!!

Linda

Maria Matter said...

oh this is so beautiful Cathy! love that butterfly and all your pretty details!
hugs & blessings

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE everything about your card. But, the butterfly - with the crystal effects covering it - is most unusual.

Karen from PA said...

Wow, you have really pulled out the oldies to make this beautiful card. Love it!

Brenda said...

Cathy this is so soft and pretty!! I love everything about it. I agree I love the doilies.

Candy said...

Beautiful and so unique.
Would love to know how you created your awesome rose!
Hugs, Candy