Wednesday, 2 April 2014

What April Already?

Hello fellow crafters,  my where has the time gone. March has just been a blur and now April is here and what have I done recently.  The answer is not a lot.  I start of with good intentions but life just gets in the way.  I am so full of ideas I want to try that I am going to have sit back and prioritise all my tasks.  Firstly I need to get all my commission cards done and little projects some people have requested then I need to sort out what I want to try first.   I have bought Pollyanna Pickering World Wildlife CD and made three card with that but so want to make framed pictures as the images are so wonderful.  I also bought Craftwork Card pop up boxes and made one of them and another Craftwork Crafts Kitsch kit and really need to try that.  I have often said "I don't make men's cards" mainly because I have not focused my brain in that area but the Pollyanna Pickering CD is just right for a "man's card". I have gone mad recently buying kits and Cd's but I had some pennies left over from Christmas and felt I need to spend them on something useful.  I also find at night when I go to my craft room to make cards, I switch on the PC and the Internet calls me to check out to see if there is any new items on the Silhouette Cameo and of course You Tube calls me in to watch some videos then before I know it is time for bed.

Tonight's card was made for my sister to give her friend for her birthday. The only remit was "she likes orange".  Well I had downloaded the butterfly file for cutting out on the Silhouette Cameo and really wanted to try it out.

8x8 Card
Peach Glitter Card as background
American Card Tropical Orange card used for the butterfly overlay
I cut an aperture in the 8x8 card and placed it over the glitter card and overlay
The two side elements were from Wild Orchid Crafts
The sentiments from Kanban

Oops just noticed the big butterfly on the left, the wing has not been cut out fully, did not notice that until now.  Oh well no one else noticed it, so what is done is done.  I must admit it was made in a rush as my sister always wants a card like today.

Hope you are all well.  I am fine and am hoping to be able to comment on your posts soon.  I have been having a quick look but have not been able to comment on many.  This will have to become a priority as I do not want to loose any followers.  Took me a while to get to where I am today and I know a lot of people view my post but not a lot comment.

Only leaves me to thank those of you who have followed my blog and commented in the past and ask you to be patient if my post are few and far between.

Take care.

Wilma x x 


  1. Beautiful card Wilma. The Cameo seems to be a great machine.

  2. Gorgeous orange butterfly card Wilma...


  3. Wilma this is gorgeous, as for time going quickly I think we are all feeling it is doing this, well I for one do. I can't believe it's Thursday tomorrow where did Monday, Tuesday and today go??? Hazel xx

  4. This is really lovely Wilma and I love those square pearls huggles Sue xx

  5. Good morning Wilma, absolutely stunning. I love it, the Butterfly background is so beautiful.
    I am not a lover of orange but can imagine it in every other colour.
    Time ........ well I have not a clue as to where mine has gone either. If you find an answer "please" let me know!!
    Have a good day

    Patricia xx

  6. Beautiful card wilma. I love the colour im like you where as this year gone i cant believe we're in april. Wilma are your little doggies shih shuz i have two my cream one is 12 andy little black one is only 6 months i just thought they look similier to yours. Debs xc

  7. Hi Wilma,
    what very superb card. I love that super colour and design. You are one very clever lady to master that machine so well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. beautiful card wilma, to think a machine cut that design is amazing..
    love your pearl bling.

  9. Beautiful card Wilma, wonderful design and colour, so unusual too, hugs Kate x

  10. Gorgeous card Wilma, I love butterflies and they are fab in orange. I am also having trouble with time skipping along. Glad you are well. Hugs, Flora

  11. This is super gorgeous Wilma, I LOVE those butterflies! Hugs Carole Z X