Friday, September 28, 2012

Calendar Girls......

It is the 28th and that can only mean I am posting as a Calendar Girl. Our hostess this moth, the lovely Sweet P had this to say:

Hello Calendar Girls,

To honour a dear longtime friend of mine who passed away early today, I would like to request that you create a beautiful card using the following guidelines:

Your card must be a fancy fold, and have apples stamped on it -and colored-
(OR, if you don't own any apples's stamps, apples can be incorporated on your cards via designer papers,stickers,dies etc..), plus have at least one 3-D butterfly on your card too.

The main colors used for this challenge are to be your own favourite colors (use at least two of them please, and tell us which ones they are once you blog it.)

Why the apples/butterflies combos you may ask?

My friend used to bring me tons and tons of beautiful apples from her garden at about this time of the year as the fall season just starts to appear, and today, at the hospice, she was covered in a gorgeous handmade blanket full of beautiful colorful butterflies as we said our final goodbye....A bigger 3-D all white sequined butterfly was placed on top of her heart too...♥

Please note: Your cards are NOT to be sympathy cards at all, please keep them ‘happy/festive’ - as a celebration of LIFE in general! ♥

♥ Hug a friend's way too short!

Thank you and God Bless to all! ♥

Paola / Miss September

So, I didn't have an apple stamp, so used some cool dp, and a new butterfly that I adore. I must admit that fancy fold didn't happen..... Yep, I couldn't follow simple directions. BUT, my interior might redeem me with its fancy folds.
I used red and green because this time of year they are my favorites! I think it is because to me they represent the start and finish of the season.

And, not to leave you hanging, here is the interior of the card!

Please, stop by the rest of the Calendar Girls blogs! They love luv!! Their links can be found on my sidebar!

Thanks for stopping by!

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nwilliams6 said...

April, love your pretty butterfly and the inside of this is absolutely wonderful! What a great way to celebrate the life of the woman remembered in the challenge. Hugz!

Tammy said...

I'm with you and special fold cards April, they just don't seem to work out but I love how you got around it with the butterfly interior on your cute card!

Liz said...

April, I love how the buterflies are flying from the your card,
liz D

~Paola~ said...

wowwwwww..April..I love your take on the challenge gUrl! awesome WS cut out image and sentiment...what a beautiful dp U used here and even apple ribbon??? and yes it is fancy fold as all those gorgeous butterflies inserted inside are 'fancy' as the 3-D on ein the beautifully done my friend!
I am blessed to be a Calendar Girl alongside you...
Thank you! ♥

Barb said...

Great Card April--I think the inside is so darn cute and what a surprise when opened.

Great Colors too1

Jacquel said...

This is such a great card April! I love the colors & the surprise on the inside is awesome! Very nice work Hun & TFS!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW!!! How creative! I love the spring'y butterflies inside your card!!! What a fun surprise to the person who opens it. And the card is sooo pretty, too. Great job on Sweet P's challenge!

I'm so glad you're a Calendar Girl!

:: BlueInks :: said...

If all of the apple cuteness was not enough on this card, those butterflies are amazing. Great job, April!

Darlene said...

BRILLIANT!!!! I've been hanging here, blowing up the image of the inside, trying to get a better idea of HOW you did that??? It's simply wonderful! I think you've redeemed yourself and then some! Oh, BTW: also love the shade of green with the red, the apple DP and apple ribbon is a nice treat too! Where'd you get that butterfly? It's so pretty.

Terry Ladwig said...

Love the pop-up butterflies on the inside! I thought about doing something like that but didn't think I could pull it off! Yours is great!!

Great job on the challenge!!

dweatter said...

What a great card. How perfect to incorporate the schoolhouse and teaching sentiment since our own Sweet P teaches. I love the pop up butterflies on the inside.

Carol W said...

Holy Hanna girlfriend...I love the dsp, layout, color combo, amazing butterfly and then to the think that qualifies...AWESOME job my sweet friend...♥♥♥

Lola said...

Such a wonderful card! The inside is awesome!!