Hasn't today been a glorious day weatherwise? I was lucky enough to spend some time with my Girls today sitting on the bench whilst they had a roam around. It was lovely to see them enjoying the Spring sunshine and having a rootle around looking for fresh worms. Mr Hettie kindly cleaned the coup out and just let me enjoy my time with the Girls. We noticed that Tracey was a little slower than normal and not her usual self, although she did come to me for a cwtch and we had a long chat. So glad we did as when I went out a little later she had toddled off over the Rainbow Bridge. She was the last of the first set of rescue hens that we had and we are guessing 5 or 6 years old. We had her nearly 4 years. Bon voyage Tracey. We will miss your wonky tail feather and I will miss our cwtches.
Right onto today's post. I wanted to share with you the Mothering Sunday cards I made for both mine and Mr Hettie's mothers last week...
I made the card using some Bazzill cardstock and then cut the filigree piece using my Silhouette. This was a NBUS design that I downloaded. It took me a few attempts as the cardstock was quite thick. However, persaver is my middle name (amongst others!) and I set the cutter to double cut and it cut it perfick.
Then I looked to find some patterned paper to cut the butterfly with...I did not want to use the one that was cut with the filigree background. I managed to find a Snippet of Crafty Individuals card and just about squeezed two butterflies out. I then took my NBUS Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and punched an extra butterfly for the centre. Once it was all assembled I took the Liquid Perfect Pearls and applied liberally.
My Mum loved it so much she asked me if I would make something similar as invitations to their BIG Anniversary later this year. However, she wants to embroider some butterflies to add in the centre. I will share those with you when the time comes.
Now the sharp eyed among you will realise that I have used the same butterfly punch before, however, the punch was totally
knackered dull and not cutting properly. So I hunted around for a while trying to get a good price. Eventually I found a brand new one on a famous auction site at a bargain price so Paypal helped me out. I haven't got rid of the old one yet. Thinking it would make a good paperweight. Incidentally I have tried every possible remedy to sharpen it.
Right, one more think I need to do now is to welcome Twinkle Toes as my latest Follower. Thank you so much.
Off to join in the fun and frolics at the Snippets Playground as well as Darnell's Playhouse and Mrs A's Butterfly Farm. Cor that is going to be a busy half hour!!
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