Friday, 7 August 2015

CASEing a superstar - Linda Trace

This week, I am celebrating my 1000th post to this blog!  YAY!

I'm  celebrating in two ways - firstly, I'm CASEing some of my all-time favourite cards over the next week - ones that I have pinned on Pinterest.  These are from some of my favourite card-making superstars.  Today's CASE is of a card by Linda Trace.


Here's the card I CASEd:


Now, in making my card, I had a die-cut butterfly - I had used the little confetti pieces on my card, but I still had the outline, and you can't just throw something like that away!  So I made another card.
Here's the second way I'm celebrating - I thought I would do a giveaway :) 

I have a bag full of goodies, including things from Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, Kaisercraft, Stickles, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, The Twinery, Imaginisce, Pebbles, Prima, Uniball, Kuretake, and a couple of other goodies thrown in for good measure!
 All you need to do for a chance to win this giveaway is fill in the Rafflecopter thingamajig below.  There are multiple ways to enter, and each one gives you an entry (or more than one)! I will announce the winner sometime in the week following the close of the Rafflecopter - you have until Friday, 14th August at 2pm AEST (that's 12am EST for my friends in the US and Canada, or 4am GMT for UK and European peeps.)

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!

Now, if you know anything about Jennifer McGuire, you know that she is one of the sweetest and most generous ladies there is.  So when I asked her whether she was OK with me posting a photo of her card here on my blog, not only did she say she was honoured (and my jaw dropped), but she also offered an extra giveaway for my blog event - free registration to the latest Online Card Class - Background Check! Can you IMAGINE how excited I am by this - I have taken part in every single Online Card Class since they began, and I've loved every single one! So, to win a spot in this awesome card class (this is the second one I'm giving away!), all you need to do is comment on this post, telling me your favourite die, or die set! (I'm totally loving my word dies from the Hero Arts "Stamp & Cut" sets, especially "happy" and "thanks").

Many thanks to Linda Trace for being such a good friend and awesome crafty chick, and to Christine Drogt at Create a Smile and Jennifer McGuire at Online Card Classes for their generous sponsorship!
http://www.createasmilestamps.com/
http://onlinecardclasses.com/background/class-info/

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for visiting :) 

28 comments:

  1. Those butterflies look gorgeous. I really like how the soft colors pop against the black on the first one and the glittery-ness with the lovely background on the second. Wow!

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  2. Gorgeous cards! That butterfly is so beautiful! I love the colors and the sparkle!
    My favorite set of dies is a holiday set of words by Tim Holtz. I think I will get a lot of use out of it.

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    1. You know what, Denise - I'm beginning to think that asking people for their favourite stamps or dies was dangerous - my wish list is growing by the day!!

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  3. 1000 posts? WOW, WOW and WOW! Talk about reaching a milestone! Your butterfly cards....swoon-inducing! A gorgeous case of Linda's card, infused with your special style. Your giveaway: oh my! Michele, your generosity is as all-encompassing as is your creativity! Apologies for such spotty commenting...crazy travels these days!
    ~c

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    1. I always appreciate comments! Thanks for your kind words!!

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  4. Stunning - love both cards! The sentiment as a trail for the butterfly on the first and soft stencilled background on the second are just perfect finishing touches :)

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  5. Lovely card, love
    the coloring !
    Carla from Utah

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  6. Congratulations on 1000 posts! Have you made 1000 cards? Wow. here's to 1000 more.

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    1. Hi, Kirsten - I've made a lot more than 1000 cards - I didn't start this blog until years after I started cardmaking! Thanks for your comment!

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  7. Michelle another two perfect cards, love them both. The softness of the colours is just wonderful. My favourite

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  8. Sorry my post went funny and wouldnt type any more, my favourite die at the moment is the serendipity 'thanks' just has a nice look to it. Mind you I have so many ts hard to decide.

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    1. I have a lot of dies (well, I think it's a lot), but there are so many more that I love! Thanks for visiting :)

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  9. It's a butterfly so you got me :) They are perfect :)

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    1. You know, I used to avoid butterflies like the plague - and then I got the Hero Arts "Antique Engravings" stamp set and I was a convert! I adore these My Favorite Things "flutter of butterflies" dies - I've got the solid and the lacy set!

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  10. I just love the colors in the butterfly and how it pops against the black! Congrats on 1000 posts... I'm still working on my first 100! my favorite die set.... trough choice... I think it'd be Les Papillions (1&2) as I love to put butterflies on cards and there are so many choices.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting - I love my butterflies, too!

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  11. I love the word dies. I use a lot of them on my greeting cards as my handwriting is terrible.
    Using the dies result in a readable sentiment on the cards.
    thanks
    congratulations on your posting milestone.

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    1. I have SO MANY word dies on my wish list - so versatile! Thanks for your congrats! :)

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  12. The butterflies are so pretty Michelle!! Both cards have turned out great, I love when you can make 2 from 1!! Congratulations again on your fantastic feat, 1000 is quite an achievement. :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Teresa :D I have a little box of things like this butterfly - made as a by-product of one card, but too good to chuck out. I really need to use more of them!

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  13. I can see I have a lot of catching up to do! I haven't been blogging or creating for a few months, I LOVE this card so much - the butterfly, the colours and the sentiment!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny :) Hope to see you back creating and blogging soon!

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  14. Butterflies are so pretty, and your cards are both lovely!

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Thank you so much for your comments - they always make my day!