Monday, January 23, 2012

You're So Special

I had a piece of spritzed watercolour paper left over from yesterday's card and I couldn't bear just to leave it lying around without a home, so I made this quick card which I will add to Virginia's View challenge over at the Lily Pad, and it's also going to help out my friend Martha, whose heart is really hurting after visiting a nursing home.  She has asked if anyone over at the Hero Arts Flickr site could help donate some cards which she could then take to the folks over at the nursing home, in the hope of putting a smile on their faces.

I just cannot say no to a worthy cause like that.  It came from her heart, so profound and so true, that she has spent many hours crying about it.  I can totally understand what she is feeling.

So, here is my card, and hopefully it will put a smile on someone's face.  I have quite a few more that are going her way and I plan on making more this week.  If you think you can help, you can just click on her name above to go to the discussion thread.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); watercolour paper (SSS); Neenah
Ink: various shades of Glimmer Mist; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic markers
Stamps: Hero Arts (sentiment - CL380); PTI (Butterfly Dreams)
Other: PTI Butterfly die; stickles; dimensional foam tape; corner chomper

I hope you can find some time to make a few cards for this very worthy effort.  Have a wonderful day!

18 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, this is just lovely, and the cause it is going toward is lovely as well...you are such a thoughtful person, and whoever gets this card will definitely be cheered!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW! Your bg is amazing, and so is your butterfly! very beautiful card!

Maureen Morton said...

Brenda, this is so lovely! Love the colors and that butterfly. I have some time set aside later today to make some cards for this crafting sister's cause. Good for you and thanks for your BIG heart!

Lin said...

Perfect card for Martha's request, Brenda l- these colors are so lovely together, aren't they? And so glad you're playihg with us at Lily Pad Cards!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda this is going to put a smile in someone's HEART! Beautiful and also so very generous of you!

Lisa said...

That is one gorgeous scrap you had left there! It made a real stunner with the butterfly addition! So pretty , B. Someone will get a big smile! I'll be making some cards for Martha too :)

sheila said...

what a wonderful cause and what a sweetie that you are for taking part in Martha's drive! Your card is gorgeous with that spritzed background. And I love the detail of the butterfly!

Barb said...

This beauty is sure to put a smile on anyone's face, Bren! I love the gorgeous colors and pretty butterfly! So glad you're entering it into the challenge at Lily Pad Cards too! Hugs!

Lisa said...

You're such a kind sweetheart Brenda. This is sure to brighten someone's day. Blessings to you ;)

Stella said...

The background immediately caught my eye and the butterfly is a wonderful finsihing touch. Gorgeous!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! The misting looks fabulous. I love how simple and clean the card is yet with loads to look at.

Tiffany said...

I love that colorful spritzed background! Really special card and will brighten someone's day! Great cause to contribute to!

Rosemary said...

so pretty, brenda! the colors on that butterfly are spectacular!!

Dawn said...

great use of your little left over bit Brenda, Such a pretty card and it will certainly add a smile to someone's face.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous!! Love this spritzing of the background and stamping design! AWESOME job you did, Brenda!! So glad that you join the fun with us at Lily Pad!Perfect card for Maratha's card drive!

walchowDesign said...

Beautifully spritzed colours, Brenda! You are always so kind hearted when it comes to such cause. I'll be sending some cards to Martha too!

Trinh said...

LOOOVE the misting, Brenda! Gorgeous colors and stunning butterfly too.

Vicky said...

I love your card and how you colored everything! The butterfly is gorgeous. Thank you for playing with us at lilypad cards.