Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Does anyone like us have one month of the year where its endless birthdays? only half way thro' the month but still lots left!! with this in mind I decided I'd take part in challenges to try and work my way thro' them all, but, you know what I'm like!! didn't get very far...actually still at the starting post lol

So, here is my brothers card:-

the background is basic grey, the image is by art journey, the stamped butterfly's is a studio 490 stamp.... a metal corner with a Tim pin and tag finish it off.

and as part of my Tando kit I received this tree - initially I thought about using it as a "family tree" and hanging off little frames with pictures in, but, then I thought it would look good like this:-

Part of a secret garden - the card incorporates the tando tree which was painted and then hi-lighted with inka gold, stamps are by Paperartsy apart from the butterfly which is a studio 490 stamp - the flower in the corner is made from tissue paper coloured with di's and sprayed with various glimmer mists!!

TFL xx


Di said...

Gorgeous crafting. I wouldn't have thought of butterflies on a male card but they look great on your brothers.

Loving the tree card and, of course, the ingenious use of the frame stands LOL.

Cath Wilson said...

Love both of these, but especially the first one. The tree would make a fab family tree - great idea. Lovely work.

Traceyr said...

Love your brother's card - perfect gentleman's card.

Thanks for the mention of the butterfly stamp - saves me bugging you later. hahaha

You have used the tree really well Carol and those owls look very comfortable. :)

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

I too have been card making Carol LOl. Love yours they are so arty and how you've used the tree is inspired.

See you Sat xxx

Karen said...

I have amonth like that too and its this month!!!!!

Lovely man card for your brother...BUT...

oooooooo I am LOVING your tree card Carol. The owls are gorgeous and I love the colours XXX

Nat said...

lovely cards as always my lovely ;) xxx