Monday, 24 May 2010

On butterfly wings...


There is a lovely big challenge going on over at The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs blog with the most wonderful prizes up for offer. You can make anything you like so long as you use a Crafty Pad stamp or digi image (one that you have bought not a freebie). I had bought this lovely digi butterfly a while back, you can also get it as a stamp, and it is the most beautiful layered butterfly I have ever used. I used it again today as it was perfect for this particular Month's Mind card. A lot of you have been wondering what a Month's Mind is so thought I would explain. When a person dies there is the funeral mass and a month later everyone gathers together again to have another special mass to mark the Month's Mind of that person. Its very helpful for the family who have lost a love one as its lets them see the people who still have them in their thoughts and prayers and they don't feel so alone. We celebrate another big mass on their 1st year anniversary. All this helps in the grieving process.



For this card I used the lovely papers from papercrafts4you again. I searched the web for an appropriate sentiment and found this one. I printed the butterfly, cut and coloured it with promarkers and layered it up. I didn't add any sparkle as I thought it wasn't appropriate for this particular card.

I am entering this into these challenges:

1. The Crafty Pad Designs - use a Crafty Pad image
2. Daisy Doodles - anything goes


23 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a very beautiful card Pinky. The layered butterfly looks gorgeous.
Clare x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Pinky - I love the layering and colours of the butterflies. You whole design layout is fabulous. :)
Thanks for entering into the Big Competition over at the crafty pad designs.
Good Luck. :)

xxDebbie CPSdesigns

Crafty Chris said...

wow what a gorgeous butterfly not surprised you couldnt resist, absolutely stunning card.
Christine x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Pinky, love the beautiful butterfly.
luv
Debby

Marina said...

Ooooh Pinky! This card is sooo beautiful!
I love the colours and your butterlfy.

Hugs,
Marina

mckinkle said...

Thanks for the explanation, its another great reason why I love blogging so much; I learn something all the time from my lovely blogging friends.

It sounds like a very healing process to go through and one that I hope helps the grief of all concerned.

That butterfly and its layers really is the nicest Ive seen.

Keryn x

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous card. Love the four layered butterfly, fantastic idea of resizing it for each layer. thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles and good luck. this is the first I have ever heard of Month's Mind. what an awesome concept to remember a special loved one and the family.

Tracy said...

Hi Pinky,
I really love that butterfly, love the Month's mind tradition, I hope it helps all involved at this sad time.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

scrappyjacky said...

The month's mind sounds like a wonderful idea.....and a beautiful card.

Rhonda said...

This is stunning! The butterfly is awesome. Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful card Pinky... i love that butterfly. Thank you for explaining the month mind. Its a wonderful idea... and must really help the family
Lisa ;)

Debbie said...

This is stunning Pinky...The colours, The butterfly, the sentiment...are all fabulous. I am sure David's family will be really touched by your thoughfullness.
Hugs
Debbie x

Beryl said...

Everything about this card is beautiful. The design and wonderful papers and that fabulous butterfly. A very special card for a very special occasion. Thank you for explaining the 'Month's Mind'. It sounds like a wonderful way to help the family over their grief.
Beryl xx

Riet said...

Wowwww Pinky,what a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mina said...

your so right Pinky what a stunning image that butterfly is, it looks like it will fly right off the page...stunning
Mina xxx

Christine said...

Hi Pinky stunnig creation gorgeous B/fly love your colour combo.

Hugs Christine xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous butterfly Pinky x

Cec said...

The card is beautiful and the butterfly is fantastic. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles.
Hugs!
Cec

Cheryl said...

oh i have this hun,and must get it out again so love what you have done with it hun,just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

CraftyC said...

What a gorgeous card Pinky. Lovin the butterfly!
Clairex

Saskia said...

Gorgeous work... so sweet and so elegant!

Saskia :)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Pinky
what a beautiful wow card, such detail and wonderful colours. for a non butterfly lover you really craft them to perfection.
takecare. janex

Mary said...

Gorgeous card! Love the butterfly. Thanks for joining in at Daisy Doodles.

hugs
Mary