03 February 2017

So little... So much...

Hi there!

We are experiencing our coldest day in the UAE ever since we moved here 9 years ago. The max temperature was 14°C and now it is 11°C (5PM) with a strong wind of 60km/h, kicking up LOTS of dust. Not a pretty picture but oh, it feels good... like REAL Winter! 😃

I know I know ... some of you are laughing out loud now, but remember Winter here is like 28°C during the day!

On to today's card, inspired by a couple of challenges:

Up close:

The flourish was stenciled with a negative of a silhouette cut for THIS card , using distress inks.

I added a shiny pink corrugated cardboard heart (part of a pack of different shapes, pre-cut ~ from a local stationery shop).
Stamped sentiment was a freebie from a Papercraft magazine some time ago.
Finished off with a die cut butterfly and bling.

I want to thank a couple of friends for the role they played this design :

Valentyna ~ The muse who inspired the design.

Nancy ~ Who kindly directed me to join a challenge blog I knew about, but haven't joined yet!

Petra ~ My kind and talented South-African blog buddy who sent me this beautiful butterfly die ( and LOTS more ) all the way from 'home' !

Darnell ~ for challenging us to use those NBUS !


Muse card club: using the following elements as inspiration:
  • Layout with flourish
  • Color scheme
  • Graphic style
  • Die cuts
CAS mix up Recipe: Stamping, corrugated cardboard & my choice (stenciling , die-cutting)

Dj kard kreations ~ NBUS : {Butterfly and sentiment}

Time out challenges  ~ Inspired by the words : 

'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart'
(Featuring a heart and focusing on distance in the sentiment)

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ The color of  love.


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That's it!
Thanks for visiting me today!



Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Adore this card, Hanneile! So vibrant! Love your heart background to showcase intricate butterfly. And the sentiment, as always, amazing. Thank you for sharing your card with Muse club!

Shelly said...

Beautiful, Hannelie!
And no laughing here, it gets the same way in Florida...most people laugh at me too. heehee. ;)

Gerrina said...

Ik was inderdaad heel hard aan het lachen! Sorry Hannelie... Maar ik stond hier vandaag met 8 graden buiten in het zonnetje en vond het warm terwijl ik twee bomen aan het snoeien was...
Je kaart is weer mooi; lekker strak die kleuren en toch sierlijk met de vlinder. Fijn weekend!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

gorgeous card!! love the pretty design

Susan said...

I love your shiny corrugated heart - such a pretty background for the lovely butterfly. Great stenciled flourish to set it all off. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

It's snowing here in Canada and -2C. I have to go out and shovel my front steps and path - be grateful you don't have to do that!!

sandie said...

I love that sentiment, perfect for our challenge. The hot pink with the white butterfly-a joy! Thanks for joining TO x

nancy littrell said...

OMG Hannelie...I am Thrilled you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Your corrugated heart is so beautiful along with your stenciled flourish and pretty die cut butterfly. You chose such a beautiful sentiment for your design. Thank you for the shout out too my friend.

Enjoy your wintery temperatures and wind too, but not the dust. Maybe you will have some rain to dampen all the dust!

Hugs, Nancy

Geri said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the stenciled swirls - adds so much depthy to your design. Te butterfly is so cute - love te bits of bling!

Wow - that is cold for the UAE....but your cold day would be a balmy winter day for us! Can't complain so far (hope I didn't just conjure up more cold temps) cuz we've had a rather mild winter with only a few weeks of -52C windchill temps!

Loll said...

Beautiful design Hannelie. I LOVE the bright green stenciled flourish paired with the sweet pink corrugated heart. The colours are fresh and bright. And the butterfly has landed on the perfect spot! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

As Susan mentioned, it's snowing here in Vancouver, Canada. Everything is covered in white and it's so pretty. But the reality is that shoveling the stairs and walk are in my hubby's future (not mine!). :) Hopefully the roads are safe for all those that have to be out and about. Stay warm! xx

Gramma Sarah said...

Love your design layout using the flourish. And butterflies are one of my favorite dies to use on everything...almost!

Ardyth said...

Love the flow and movement on this gorgeous, vibrant card! So great to see you at Muse this week!

HJ said...

Love this card, Hannilie, with the bright colors and the beautiful shiny heart and bright green swirl. So pretty!

Piyu said...

beautiful card Hannilie! The corrugated heart with butterfly looks so stunning!

Piyu said...

beautiful card Hannilie! The corrugated heart with butterfly looks so stunning!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is sucha wonderful creation. I love the colors you used. The stark white butterfly atop that wonderful corrugated red heart looks awesome, and that sentiment could not be a better choice for this challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out Challenges.

Bobby said...

The minute I saw the sentiment I knew it was for Time Out, Hannelie. It is perfect, for the challenge and otherwise.

Happy Dance said...

Winter chill for you, but here where I live, that's almost convertable/shorts/swimming weather, lol!!! It's -11C this morning - brrrr! Hope your winds die down and you can get out and enjoy the more wintery temps. Your card is smashing!! Love the bright bold green and that hot lipstick pink in your design. Most of all, I love that sentiment. It says just the right thing. Really a lovely card, my friend. Bev

I Card Everyone said...

Your card is a gorgeous interpretation of that beauty from Valentyna... but your words are just absolutely brilliant! and OH SO true! xx

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning Hannelie ! I love how you mixed the different challenge ! This sentiment is so wonderful and so true ! Such a gorgeous CAS card that delights my eyes ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring !
Izzy Scrap

Marilyn said...

Stunning card, Hannelie. Love the corrugated heart.

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Hannelie! I love that pretty swirl and the sweet butterfly perched on the corrugated heart! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Jen W. said...

This is awesome - graphic and beautiful at the same time! I especially love that shiny corrugated heart!

Petra Swart said...

Ooooo, vrou, mag ek se daai skoenlappertjie lyk nogal mooi, ne?????!!!! Ek het geweet jy gaan hom laat skitter - en skitter hy nie tog te mooi so op die blink hartjie!!!!! Baie dankie vir die link na my blog toe, jong - ek het op Feedjit gesien dat ek besoekers van jou af gekry het en het gewonder hoe dan so!!!! Jou kaartjie is verskriklik mooi en ek's mal oor daar sierlike krulle wat so pragtig lyk in die helder groen!!!!! Joe, en daai oulike sentiment - 'n freebie!!!! - wonderlik wat mens soms so saam met die tydskrifte kan kry, maar ek het lankal op houkoop aan al die tydskrifte - dit werk net eenvoudig te duur uit met die prys wat ons hier daarvoor moet betaal!!!!! Ek moet se ek raak al meer verras met wat PNA deesdae hier aanbied - oulike dies, stamps, papier, inkpads en allerhande oulike goedjies - ek's mal daaroor om soontoe te gaan!!!!!
Die Muse stem uitslae kom nou-nou uit en hierdie kaartjie gaan verseker weer onder die gunstelinge wees, vrou!!!! Baie mooi gedoen!!!!
Groete, Petra XX

Julia Aston said...

What great vibrant colors on this Hannelie! The green flourish looks lovely behind the magenta heart - and what a lovely sentiment! Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

Caryn said...

Wow, very striking card, love the white space and clean design. Love your take on this week's COLOUR OF LOVE Challenge.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Darnell said...

This is such a pretty and moving card, Hannelie! It really tugged at my heart! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10 and thank you for the shout out! I like how you acknowledged the other ladies! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Such a wonderful sentiment, Hannelie, so perfectly adorned with that lovely flourish and fabulous layered die cuts ... a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Lynn said...

Oh la la...I'm late commenting on your card Hannalie...but wow! Love the stamped images overlaid by the heart and delicate butterfly. Beautiful.

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!