Monday, 14 September 2020

Butterfly Tree and Whitby

 Hello there and Happy Monday,

Lets hope that this is the start of a fabulous week for all of us.  I've enjoyed the bit of sunshine over the last few days and we've taken advantage of it to give the garden a good tidy up before Autumn sets in.  Sunshine always gives us that extra spring in our step doesn't it.  I seem to be far more productive on sunny days than I am when it's raining, even if I'm not going out anywhere!  

I'd like to share a card with you today that is the second card that I've made for this month's challenge over at 'We Love Chocolate Baroque.'  This one is very simple and quite CAS as I didn't think that it neded much else.  If I make any for posting, then I would probably stamp out some extra butterflies and decoupage them to add some dimension but I decided to keep this one flat:

The Butterfly tree is by Chocolate Baroque and the sentiment was on a wooden stamp that I've had for so long that I can't remember who made it.  I peeled it off the wooden block so that I can use it on my stamping platform.

I'd also like to add this card to this week's challenge over at 'Allsorts' which is all about things that you love and I really do love butterflies.  Whenever I see one, they always make me feel happy x 

In other news, I forgot to mention that we had a trip to Whitby last week.  We ended up only staying for a couple of hours as it was getting really busy and people just weren't social distancing, so it was a short but sweet visit.  I found my happy place sitting on the beach.  Just seeing the sea and listening to the waves was pure bliss.  Here's a photo:

Right then, that's all from me for today and I'll see you on the 18th with some mid-month inspiration at Stamping Sensations.  Until then, take care, stay safe and be happy xx


Doreen said...

A beautiful card,love the Butterfly

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandra, I love your butterfly tree and your card is gorgeous. Not a stamp I've seen from CB, it's maybe a newer one, must have a look.
Oh Whitby I love, years since I've been there, and I guess I wont be there anytime soon the way things are going with the rise of the virus over the country.
I too like to get on with chores when the sun is shining, it just lifts the spirits, take care Kate x

KarinsArtScrap said...

o wow gorgeous Sandra great tree with butterflies
Gr Karin

Magic Maggie said...

I ADORE this card, best EVAHHHHH.... (I think I lean a bit towards CAS) and
Whitby, where a lot of my family live, not many people realise there is a little beach. I spent a lot of my youth there - we used to go on the train, and it was a game to see who could spot the sea first.
Hope you are well.
Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

Sue - said...

That is such a pretty card! What a shame you had to leave the sea so soon. I do wonder at people being so stupid and not social distancing.

Linby said...

A really beautiful CAS card. I think it could be used as a sympathy card, it's a very restful design.
Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque too.

L x

Linby said...

Forgot to say - I love Whitby - been hankering after a visit and to have fish and chips, but if it's busy maybe not.

brenda said...

I just wrote a very long comment Sandra, left your blog and then realised it may not be there to modify as I forgot about the dreaded robot which keeps rearing it's head. Will try and remember to pop back to check.

B x

Pat said...

This butterfly tree is one of CBs I haven't got and it is beautiful, and your simple treatment of it is just perfect Sandra, and I love the soft colours for the butterflies, the grounding and the very stylish font of the sentiment...totally gorgeous! x

pam said...

Beautiful card Sandra, love the CAS look.
Pam x

Kathleen said...

You are right this image doesn't need anything else, especially with the lovely colours you have chosen, I am so sorry that I did not spot it on my commenting at Allsorts I was consentratng on my numbers and didn't really look at any others. A really super creation. Thank you for joining our 'Wings/Anything goes challenge at We love Chocolate Baroque'.

Kath x

Viv said...

Lovely butterfly tree Sandra.
Promised myself that next time we move house we are going to live by the sea - the countryside is beautiful but the sea I think is perfection!
PS My friend owns a rental place in Whitby!

Zoechaos said...

I love your Butterfly tree! Have you seen ARTastic challenge this month your card would be a good entry there I think. Ah Whitby, I've only been once a couple of years ago for a steampunk festival. The place was packed and no where to park so I didn't stop but drove home hahaha. Can imagine your frustration with the visitors there for your visit, makes you despair. Stay safe. keep well and Have Fun x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card and a great photo. Can't believe it is over a year since we were there. It was the one day of the Holiday that Meg and Grant came to join us. I too love the sound of the sea and pottering around rock pools.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Sandra, very CAS but perfect for those times we need a card like this. Glad you enjoyed you outing even if it was a short one.

Sue xx

Joan said...

It's a beautiful card Sandra, such a lovely stamp doesn't need any embellishment. I'm,debating on buying some CB stamps as I don't have any of the newer ones, still have several sets from long ago when it was under a different name

Joan x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous CAS card and love the beautiful Butterfly Tree stamp.I love Whitby but sadly not been for a couple of years- I love anywhwre near the sea -spent all my school holidays at Spurn Point as my Uncle was a lifeboat man -that was in the years of the little row of crew cottages and chickens running loose
Carol x

Leanne Harris said...

I agree Sandra, this card doesn't need anything else at all. It would make a perfect card for any occasion, even a lovely sympathy card with the shades that you have chosen. I know what you mean about social distancing, no one seems to be abiding by the rules, a friend of mine collected her Grandchildren from school yesterday and messaged me to say that there wasn't a face mask in sight! Worrying times. Well, thank you for joining us again this month at We Love Chocolate Baroque xxxxx

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card and image and yes it doesn't need anything else x.Great that you managed a short trip out and saw the sea x.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A fabulous CAS, so sweet and peaceful!! Love that stamp and your interpretation!
I too love listen the weaves and breath salt air, it's so relaxing!

Tracy said...

Fabulous butterfly tree creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous stamp, added in my endless wishlist!
Beautiful and elegant card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card, Sandra, stunning in its simplicity. It really doesn't need anything else.

Your Whitby photo reminds me of many happy times which we have spent there. My late inlaws lived there for several years, and my SIL lives close to Whitby. One of my favourite places.