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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thoughtful White Butterfly

Hello, my crafty friends!  I've been on sabbatical for a while. Had  a lot going on and on top of that my mojo decided to take a leave of absence as well.  Hopefully it's back, although not in full force.

I saw a card on line that inspired me to create this one. It's a  pretty simple card made with an embossing folder, patterned paper and a couple of die cuts. And I die cut and embossed using my new Crossover die cutting machine by Cheery Lynn. It does quite a nice job of cutting and embossing. I did have trouble cutting a Spellbinders die (not shown) which was intricate with thin stems of flowers. I found that the machine would not make a clean cut in the middle. I tried various tactics but still did not get the result I expected. I will have to look into how to correct this. Other intricate dies have cut out perfectly. Here's a photo of the Crossover.

I hope my mojo sticks around so I can get back to doing what I love and sharing it with my crafting friends.
Until next time, have a wonderful and creative day.

I am thrilled to announce that my card was selected as one of the TOP THREE in the  Dies R Us Challenge.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #115 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge Mar 17-23  -  Anything Goes
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #64 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #77 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #175 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge  -  Challenge #97 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination  -  Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe  -  Challenge #108 - What Season Are You In
Crafting for All Seasons  -  Challenge #98 - Pastel Hues
Dies R Us  -  Challenge #22 -Shades of Green
Great Inspirations  -  March Challenge - Go Green


Donna Phelan said...

Oh I would say your MoJo has returned, I really hate when Mo & Jo go out for a stroll! lol Your card is simply beautiful! Beautiful color, beautiful texture, beautiful butterfly!

Verna Angerhofer said...

By the looks of that card I think your mojo is back. I love that beautiful card you made. Gorgeous color choices too.

Hj Burton said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the colors and textures and well, just everything about it. I'm glad you are finding your mojo again.

Mary Mac said...

Lovely to see you back in blog land Olga. Without Mojo you could not have come up with such a beautiful card. It is clean and uncluttered and yes, beautiful. You still have it Olga!

Lisa Babitz said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the soft colors, and your butterfly with the ribbon is so pretty! Your Mojo is definitely back!

Rose said...

Lovely card I like the colour scheme and design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments and good luck.
Rose DT x

Ema M said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Good to see you back blogging Olga and your mojo looks like it came back with you ... this card is beautiful! Hope you figure out the die cutting problem ... I hate when that happens ... very frustrating.
Thanks so much for playing in our ‘SHADES OF GREEN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Judy Woodland said...

Your card is just beautiful, I love all the texture and embossing. Can't see the lack of Mojo anywhere here!!! I know what you mean about life getting in the way......have experienced that myself of late. Glad to see you are back. Thanks for sharing about the die cutting machine, everyone seems to be talking about it.

Mynn Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous card, Olga! LOVE the fabulous quatrefoil paper and I adore the fun textured butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Susan Sieracki said...

That's really pretty Olga. I never think to emboss designer paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

Patricia St Martin said...

Olga, Beautiful card and I love the texture. I love the way you embossed the butterfly. Sorry about your die cut. Have you tried using wax paper sometimes that helps the cut better and makes the thin cuts come out easier. Have you ever added a chem under your cutting plate that helps also. You should join us at Twisted Thursday, we would love to have you!!!
Hugs, Pat/♥

Jo Ann said...

Very nice and elegant card. Nice touch on embossing on a patterned paper. Thank you for linking your project with us at 613 Avenue Create.


HeatherM said...

Very pretty! I love the embossing and the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I love your beautiful card Olga. The embossing is so stunning and the butterfly looks so lovely! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

Robin said...

Beautiful card Olga!! Thank you so for playing the Dies R Us ‘SHADES OF GREEN’ challenge!