Sunday 3 November 2019


Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend. I have popped into my craft room this afternoon to create a card for the Surgeon who operated on my mum back on the 21st of October.

Mum was diagnosed with possible ovarian cancer due to an enormous cyst on her left ovary. Long story short, the cyst was removed (it was approx twice the size of a shoebox..), as was both mum's ovaries, her bowel was disected off the cyst as it had wrapped itself around it. Mum was having trouble with her appetitie - well, her stomach had been pushed up into her lung cavity. 

So! A HUGE thank you to Dr Robyn Sayer (and her team) from the Lifehouse Cancer Hospital in Sydney AND the amazing nursing staff. This card is going to them :)

I started by sprinkling turquoise brusho on my craft mat, then spritzed it with a bit of water. I smooshed my card into the brusho. I also used some gold mica powder mixed with water picked up with a paintbrush to flick it over the card. This created my background. 

I then smooshed another panel but also heated some embossing enamel for a bit of texture. I die cut my buttrflies twice - once with the smooshed panel and also using black card. I popped up the smooshed butterflies using a little foam tape.

My mum is now home recovering well. Thanks to everyone in the crafting community who has been sending their best wishes :)

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog (Insects/Butterflies), Mix it Up Challenge Blog (Anything Goes + Watercolour), Cut it Up (Thankful theme + Smooshing Technique and Die Cuts), Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)

Thanks for popping in today :)


  1. Love this splashy look - a beautiful card that I'm sure they will appreciate. Hope your mum recovers quickly.

  2. Wow! So glad your Mum is recovering Kylie, what a stressful time for you all! This is a wonderful card, a great way to say thanks to the medical team, Cathy x

  3. I'm glad your mom's surgery went so well. Wish her our best.

    Your card is so pretty. I love how the butterflies are flying up right out of the card!

    Thanks for sharing your project with us at Cut it Up for our Thanks + Smooshing! challenge!


  4. What a beautiful card!! The butterflies are just gorgeous! Many well wishes for your mum while she recovers! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafter's Cafe.

  5. Truly stunning card. The butterflies are so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Dawn ~ DT

  6. I love your smooshing and how it came out with those butterflies popped up! Thanks for playing with us this week at Cut It Up. - Sherri DT

  7. This is such a beautiful card! I love your use of the technique and placement of all the design elements! This one is really special! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Cut It Up! Challenges!
    Rachelle - DT@CIU

  8. Lovely butterfly card. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Travel or Insects" challenge.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's November "Anything Goes + Watercoloring" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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