Thanks Nan for looking at my gallery. I am viewing yours as well and it is really impressive with all the wonderful artwork you have accomplished. As to winning, that is a nice perk indeed but just being able to join in the fun is a major reason why I participate. Now that I am retired I have more time for that sort of thing too. You have a super week now!
Thank you for taking a look at my cards and your kind comments. To answer your questions...the butterfly stitching is done from a pattern, here is a link where you can get a free pattern and instructions http://www.stitchingcards.com/index.php
The cut, fold and tuck was done with a template, here is a link to where I buy my templates
Nan, thank you for commenting on my Easter Basket card. The cameo on my Mother's birthday card was cut using cricut Heritage cartridge. There's no way I would be able to cut the cameo using my own hand, ;p