Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LIM and AAA Card Challenges #336 and #337

Hello All!

It's been quite a while since I've posted...shame on me...but, in my defense, I had a massive computer crash, found out that it was not repairable, then had to order a new computer, and wait, and wait, and wait for it to finally arrive.

My son works in the IT field, and he was going to try to recover all my data...and most importantly, my photos, and move them to my new computer.  Well...that didn't work.  My old computer was really fried!  Fortunately, I have always had a backup drive attached to my computer, and was able to recapture almost all of my files. The drive only had files backed up as of 6/2017...but I definitely breathed a sigh of relief!

So, while my computer was down, I did a little sewing (made a full-sized quilt) and made just a few cards.  Much to my dismay, when I took photos of this card so that I could finally post it, I found out that the card reader on my new computer doesn't accept "compact flash" cards, which is the type of card in my big had to retake the photos with my small Canon and THEN upload! Whew!

So...after all's my card for the LIM and AAA Card Challenges #336 & #337.

I used the gigantic butterfly stamp for SU, and stamped on a paper that has a tiny green checked background...does that count as a colored background?  I heat embossed it in black and cut around the edge of the right hand wing.  As you can see from the photo below, I allowed the butterfly to wrap around to the back of the card also. I added color over the green background with Copics.

I thought I'd share a peek at the quilt I finished while I had the two weeks with no computer!  This is the first quilt that I machine quilted.  I've always hand quilted my quilts before...but hey, since I have the new sewing machine, I thought...why not give machine quilting a try.  I loved machine quilting and have already bought fabric for my next quilt!

That's all for me today....As always, thanks so much for stopping in.  I appreciate your visit...and I appreciate each and every comment!

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Sandra H said...

Beautiful card and your quilt is stunning x

Cardsbymaaike said...

that's a beautiful buterfly. Thank you for playing with us at AAA cards

Carol Cel said...

Hi Susan, I saw your post and had to click on it - haven't heard from you in a while. I do LOVE this card - I have this stamp, but haven't used it . . . yet. Thanks for the inspirations.

Jane said...

Oh my that is one gorgeous quilt, adore those colours together! But on to what I should be commenting on - your card. Love how that enormous butterfly wraps round to the back and the cut out edge is so pretty. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Tracie Pond said...

Pretty soft colors. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Stunning card Susan! Absolutely love the way the butterfly has the cut out part and it goes round to the back of the card too - that's a cool design! Gorgeous jewel colours too. What a shame about all your trials and tribulations with your old PC and the non-compatibility of the new one with you camera. So glad you got a work around as we have missed you at Less is More! Thanks for joining us this week. xx

Trina P. said...

Gigantic stamp is right! Great ideas to have the image wrap around to the back and to cut along the wings on the right edge. The colours are beautiful too. Thank you for joining us at Less is More in collaboration with AAA Cards.

Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE the butterfly it's so impressive off the page, gorgeous colouring. As for your quilt, it is breathtakingly beautiful.


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