1 June 2011

Always go with your gut!


Yes. I'm still in the spotty phase...
My name is Fluffie and I'm addicted to dots. (Ok, I'm addicted to stash smuggling too, but that's for another post!)

Time for a new challenge over at MMCS and this week it's; Things with Wings sponsored by Poodles Doodles.


I have four of 'em. Sorted.

When I was thinking about this theme, I remembered a card I saw a Liz's a while back and because I really like it, I thought I'd do something along the same lines. I had planned to use last weeks sketch at ICS, but realised it would have finished by the time this went live, so I wandered off on a little Fluffie tangent. (Via the choklit stash, Ahem!)

I wanted to do blue and spots from the start. But (in case you've not noticed) I've done a few cards with spots recently, and, well there's more to me than being a bit dotty, hard to believe, I know! After a rummage through my papers I made myself go in a different direction and this is where I ended up.


When I'd finished, I just wasn't happy with what I was looking at, so I went back and did the blues and spots I'd planned in the first place. Although I'm still not completely happy, (Liz's is far nicer.) I still prefer this to the card I made myself make. So kids, the moral of this story is, always go with your gut. Rememeber, I try these whoopsies, so you don't have to!

Have a great Wednesday...

I'm entering this at:

Allsorts - Things with Wings
Stamp with Fun - In the Garden
Paper Minutes - Quartet
Incy Wincy Designs - Nature

Recipe:
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Paloozle Pizzazz; Cupcake Cards and Crafts, Fly a Kite, Lime Twist; MME, Mabel, Stella & Rose; MME
Image: CC Designs Butterflies Die
Tools: Swiss Dots and Script Embossing Foldres, Nesties
Other: Pearls and Wire from stash

45 comments:

Catherine said...

Your two cards are beautiful Fluff ! Love this layout and your butterflies are so beautiful ! Have a great day Sweetie ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Delphine said...

I love them both! The butterflies are gorgeous, very delicate, and I love the embossed circles! Fantastic choice of colours on both cards too and... I love the dotty Faye:-) BIG hugs Delphine xx

Debbie said...

Nice one (or 4) Fluffy.
I do like both cards, but I love the blue spots they are so fresh and bright. The other card is perfect for the vintage feel, so in my book, both are winners. Dx

Jane said...

Oh my! What dreadful cards...NOT...seriously...don't underestimate the power of the fluffmeister!!!xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful,but my favorite is the blue it has a nice fresh clean look.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

These are gorgeous sweetie, very beautiful.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

kitty said...

Hiya, both cards are beautiful but I especially like the blue one, have a lovely day, Love Kitty xx

Carrie said...

well Fluff I love them both!! They look so pretty.. Hmm I may have to copy these lol xx

Liza said...

Two fabby cards Fluff, I love your butterflies, just gorge.

Liza x

Jo said...

Well both are wonderful, and as much as i'm enjoying your clearasil stage right now, i'm loving the distressed one, gorgeous colour combo & papers :)

C.S. xx

Trina said...

I think they both look great! Unlike some of the other folks, I think I like the second one more. It feels very peaceful to me.

Milliesmarvels said...

Love this Faye! The Butterflies are stunning! I will have to check out this die.
Jane
x

martina's kaartjes said...

two fab cards ! love those butterflies, the second card is my favorite ! thanks for sharing,
greetings, martina
x

Sara I. said...

I think they're both fabulous!! Wish my mistakes looked that good :))

Cazza said...

Faye they're both fab!! Love the butterfly die you've used, soooo pretty with the pearls :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

sari said...

Both of your cards are lovely!! Love the cheerfulness of the first one..the romantic/shabby touch on the second one...Ahhh...simply lovely cards!! Have a great day sweetie! Hugs & Sunshine!

Shelly said...

So elegant and just perfect! Shelly x

Liz, said...

Hiya, wow, love these. And thanks for the toot (you're makin' me blush)!

Liz x

Jemima's Jems said...

hi there sweetie, i love your butterflies faye and i love them even more on spots,cos i love spotty paper....fabulous sweetie:)


sue
xx

Daniele said...

both are gorgeous, but my fave is the second distressed card....scrummy
hugs

Ruthie said...

I love the first one most - think its fabby!

Rx

Claire x said...

Two gorgeous cards Faye - these are jusy lovely. Hugs, Claire x

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous! Love em both xx

Vicky said...

Wonderful Faye...me like them a lot...especially the dotty one!

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

Well I think both of these look amazing...with or without spots...the butterfly die is stunning and I lurve the little antennae and pearls...perfick :) Donna x

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Well I also think they are both FAB ... we can't all be wrong can we ?!? Love the beautiful butterfly die and brilliant layout.

Lisa x

coops said...

2 stunning cards faye,the butterflies are beautiful and i love your delicate colours.
really classy hun :D

xx coops xx

Wedgie said...

Beautiful cards Faye. :-)
Thank you for your encouragement earlier this year and for your lovely comments on my blog - so pleased I'm part of a DT....I'm glad I asked you those questions! Hope you're well. Wedgie xxxx

Jackie said...

Two lovely cards Faye but I love the spotty paper on the first one :)

Dora said...

Wow Faye, these are awesome, so elegant and love your butterflies :) xx

Amanda R said...

Love em both Faye! I think it would be nice to have both on hand then when you need one to give away you could base it on that persons taste.

debby4000 said...

Love the blue and spot one, its gorgeous but I also love the subtle tones of the other one, so they both brilliant.
luv
Debby

jimlynn said...

Um....they're BOTH great - but I really like the second one better!!! Very unusual too as blue is my favorite color. Somehow though the second one is just so elegant looking!! Gorgeous cards - both of them!
Lynn

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I love them both Faye! Have you done spots lately? Haven't noticed? LOL! I love them too and you always do great with you dots and spots. I love the elegance of the 2nd one too! Sorry I have not been around lately, I have been out of town and just making my rounds now.

Kitty said...

These are both sooo elegant and lovely! You really rocked the clean and simple look too!

Kitty xx

Divinity said...

lol yes, i too have learned to simply go with my gut when it comes to my creativity! :p but both ur cards look amazing!!! seriously. i'm gonna try lifting ur sketch -- love the cards! :)

Fleur said...

Faye both your cards are stunning, very elegant.
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Davi said...

Wowie Zowie these are So so Beautiful Faye !! I love the colors and the totally different looks you achieved!!

Emma said...

Both beautiful...loving the style.
Hugs Emma x

Abi said...

NOW I have to be honest... I adore the bottom one all shabby & distressed looking, to me it's just perfect. I like the other one too but this one just really speaks to me! Can't believe I nearly missed it! xx

DesigNeAl said...

Well, I love them both, well done!

Antonella said...

I love your cards! I think you are too hard on yourself - they are great! Hugs, antonella :-)

Kelly said...

I love the simplicity of this! It is just stunning! Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week.

Grenouille Greetings said...

They are both delightful Fluff! But I favour the one with the script! Hugs, Lesley

Paula Gale said...

OMG Faye - these two cards are absolutely stunning. I sooo love butterflies and this is exactly the kind of card that I just love - it showcases the butterflies beautifully.

I particularly like the second one because of the colours.

Paula x x x