Friday, April 6, 2012

Patchwork Butterfly

Happy Good Friday everyone!!!!  Easter is my very favorite holiday!!!!  In honor of Easter right around the corner.  I wanted to share a card for you today that has a wonderful Spring feel to it!

This Lili of the Valley stamp is called "PATCHWORK BUTTERFLY".  I really like this sweet patchwork look on some of these recent stamps.  Soooo cute!

The bunny was so easy to color since all I did was shade a bit with Black Soot  distress inks and added a pom pom for the tail.  The pink cheeks and toe pads are Spun Sugar and the butterfly is mostly Dusty Concord.

My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used some paper blooms, Cherry Blossoms, Hip Rosebuds, and a Curly Rose.

So do you have big plans for Easter with family?  We sure do.  We are going back to our hometown to have a huge gathering with all the family with an Easter egg hunt and backyard baseball game!  It is a very sentimental time for us because the house that we are going to is Tom's Mom and Dad's old house that one of the grandchildren bought from him after he went into assisted living.  It will be our first time to gather again since his Dad's funeral and being that they all grew up in that house, I'm sure it will bring back loads of memories.  Bitter sweet, but it is nice to have such a large family!

Thank you for visiting me!  I'll be back soon with another card!

Hugs, Dena


  1. absolutely beautiful card, Dena, gorgeous colours and sweet image!
    Happy Easter!
    hugs, Alina

  2. Happy Easter Dena,
    Gorgeous card. Those purples are wonderful..
    Enjoy your family get together.
    Hugs Kelly

  3. This is so cute. I love the vibrant colors. This is so much fun.

  4. Adorable bunny and love the butterfly. Like all the purple also. Edna

  5. Hi Dena,
    Love this pretty card, great colours ! Hugs, Frea

  6. elle est splendide, j'aime beaucoup ces couleurs
    biz claudine

  7. Beautiful as always. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  8. Oh Dena hunni, this is absolutely gorggeous, and in my favourite colours too, i love it, Happy Easter hun, hugs vick xxxx
    yt vixcrafts

  9. gorgeous.......hate typos lol xxx

  10. Beautiful card Dena ! love the cute little image.Wonderful colour choices too !
    Wishing you all a lovely Easter, its bound to be emotional,but l am sure you will all have some great fun there too..Good luck with the egg hunt, hope you find loads hehe Best of luck with the Game too !! looking forward to an update ! Rain here and very unsettled, such a shame for the families that are here on holiday with young ones..
    Susan x Mallorca.Spain

  11. Hi Dena,
    This is a beautiful card and the colours are wonderful and really me (I just adore lilacs and pinks! Mind you I kinda adore lots of colours The colouring of your bunny is gorgeous, I will have to remember this tip of just shadowing with black soot as the bunny looks more realistic and shapely. Thanks for that.
    We have a big roast dinner for my family on Easter Sunday just as we do on Christmas day. So lots of food and big round tummies after!
    I hope the memories are sweet for the family and not filled with too many tears. It will be hard in some ways I am sure but I hope you will all be able to chat and remember mostly fond memories and times of joy and laughter.
    Happy Easter to you all.
    Regards Linda x

  12. So beautiful card Dena,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Beautiful Easter Card. love the image and your lovely papers and colour combo. Have a good weekend.

  14. are one talented lady! Send some of the creative juices my way. The way you colour and arrange your beautiful flowers is just WOW!
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend with your family!

  15. Wow Dena, such a beautiful card. Happy Easter...joann sassy raggedy

  16. Really cute and gorgeous card Dena - love the deep purple. Hugs, Claire x

  17. Sounds like Easter will be very emotional for you and your family!

    I hope you have a lovely time together and remember all the good times!

    Love the card I just love the papers the purple is fabulous really looks wonderful with the image! Chanelle xx

  18. So cute, Dena. Love the pom pom tail.

    Hope you and your family enjoy your Easter egg hunt and your backyard ballgame.

  19. Hi Dena

    Such a beautiful card - I love the papers and the image is just so bloomin cute!

    I have become a follower (I already thought I was as I have been reading your blog for ages)!

    Your Easter sounds amazing - I hope you have so much fun.

    Toodle pip

    Hazel x

  20. Oh yes Dena, this is as DARLING as can be! Now gosh, whenever I try to color somthing with just hints of shading and keep it white .. it just hardly ends up that way. lol. For some reason, my image ends up turning more gray/black than intended. Ooopsies! lol! This is so very BEAUTIFUL .. and of course your colouring turns everything into GORGEOUS!

    It sounds like you have a very beautiful event coming up this weekend .. I agree .. it is so nice to have a large family. :) And it sounds like so much fun with a family Easter egg hunt with a backyard baseball game!!! It will be nice to gather all once again in such a sentimental place and share fond memories of your Father In Law.

    Have a lovely Easter weekend my dear friend! Big Hugs,

  21. Oh I just love this card Dena! Absolutely gorgeous papers and colours and you've done such a beautiful job with your colouring of this super sweet LOTV image! Wishing you a very Happy Easter with your family!
    Hugs, Danielle

  22. Hi stunning Easter creation ! Patchwork butterfly is so beautifull coloured! Gorgeous ! Have a wonderful Easter :D

  23. A stunning Easter-Card. The Rabbit and butterfly is sooo cute ! You colored it fabulous - the papers are fantastic !
    Greetings Helga

  24. Its beautiful darlin, cant wait to colour that one up love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  25. Simply gorgeous with fabulous details .What a lovely card I love it . Colours are beautiful Hugs Elaine

  26. Hey sweetie; yet another beautiful cards; it's always a pleasure coming and admiring your work!

    Wish you and your family a Blessed Easter, lots of joy in your hearts and home!
    Hugs, Iulia

  27. Hi cutie!
    Auw, such an amazingly beautiful creation, sweetie! Love the image and your fab colouring - as always!

    WOW! Sounds like your easter will be a smashing one! :) Enjoy and have heaps of fun :)


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  29. Hi Dena. Sorry its been so long since the last time I have visited your blog. Your card is absolutely adorable. I always enjoy seeing your creations. I hope you had a Happy Easter.

  30. Love your little bunny hope you enjoyed your Easter sounds like it was going to be very special.


  31. Gorgeous Care Dena I just love this sweet image especially that gorgeous butterfly. You've colored both so beautifully. Totally loving the purple
    Hugs Bonnie

  32. Lovely in lilac! A Beautiful make! Hugs, Lesley

  33. Soooo cute! Love love love the colour!! Rach :) xx


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