Friday, March 25, 2011

Amethyst

When I was a little girl I used to collect rocks and semi precious stones. My absolute favourite crystal was Amethyst. I remember lying out in our back garden holding my Amethyst stone up to the sun. I marveled at the colour that would shine through the stone and all the cracks inside it. I couldn't believe the earth could naturally create such pieces of magic.

Last night while I was at the beach I watched the sun reflect through the crashing waves. It reminded me of the times I would look at the sun through my Amethyst crystals. I drew this butterfly with the sweetest of childhood memories in my heart. She is now in my collection at my Butterfly Gallery.

I have named her Amethyst.

Today I am giving away 3 Amethyst Butterfly Tributes. If you would like to enter this giveaway please leave your choice of name/s for the butterfly in a comment below. To all my sweet friends on facebook who usually enter on my page, due to regulations on facebook I am no longer able to hold giveaways on there. I only read the rules late last night! Apparently whole businesses that conduct giveaways on facebook are having their pages deleted so that was a good enough reason to change my giveaways to my blog!

You can enter your name into the name/url option in the comment section. If you choose to post as anonymous please remember to leave your name as well as your childrens :)

Good luck everyone :)

Much love and many blessings,

81 comments:

Kelsey said...

Such a sweet story behind your drawing CarlyMarie :) Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

I too heard about the giveaway regulations on facebook! That is insane!

I would love to enter your giveaway for my nephew Tyler Michael.

Thank you so much!

nicole said...

that's really beautiful.

i would love to enter also for my little one just gone...elijah.

x

Michele said...

Thankyou for your wonderful work Carly I would love to have one of these for Lucas

Jess Curnuck said...

I'd like to enter for my little girl Alex
x

Annie said...

Very beautiful :)
I would love to enter plz for my little one Bella...thanks HUGS

Sweet Angels said...

oh my birthstone is amethyst and i just adore it.. i would love my baby Siennas name if i win. thanks carly, Jo.xx

Aurelia said...

All of your images are so lovely. I would love to win this for my angel Violet.

Merle said...

Lovely! I would love to win this for Miranda that plays in heaven :)

Anonymous said...

I would love this for my angel James. Thanks for doing such an amazing thing :-)Love Amanda

Sian said...

What a Beautiful Story Behind your Picture.
I would like to enter the giveaway for my Son Vincent Stanley

Thank You

Lydia Alves said...

It's so sweet of you to do these! I've always loved Amethyst too, it's my birthstone and also Jacob's. My daughter brought home a whole bag full of unpolished amethyst stones for me a couple summers ago when she went to visit an abandoned mine. After reading the above, I'll have to try holding one up to the sun! I'd like to enter my son Jacob's name. Thank you so much :)

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful story Carly. I would love to win one for my beautiful little girl, Emery. Thank you (:

-Cristina Allen

Grandma of an Angel said...

beautiful picture!!
I would like to enter for my granddaughter Alessa Rose

KerrynF said...

Such a beautiful story Carly! I wouls like to enter our daughter's name Bethany Adeline.

katiekoo said...

Hi Carly.Your work in amazing. I came along to the Heartfelt exhibition in Melbourne to introduce myself to you and thankyou for writing Joseph's name in the sand. When the opportunity came up I had to leave as I was too emotional. Joseph would have been 3 months old that day. So here's my thankyou. What you do is also so Heartfelt.
If I win could you please do a butterfly for my Joseph Gabriel.
Love and light to you. From Kate.

Shayna said...

I would love to have a butterfly pic for my son Jonathan. Your work is amazing and what should have been his due date is getting closer and closer. I miss him everyday. When you wrote his name in the sand it brought us so much comfort and we would love to have a butterfly! Thank you for everything.

Jennie said...

Lovely. For my Ian.

Anonymous said...

That's such a beautiful story. I'd like to enter my little angel, Lylah for the draw.

Alicia Catchuk

The Campbell Clan said...

Hi the butterfly is beautiful!

My daughters name is Hannah. We lost her this January. She was 36 weeks and was born stillborn. Her twin sister survived. It has been a had 10 weeks. It is amazing how such a little person who didn't even get a chance to live can change your whole world. I miss her so much. A friend of mine actually told me of your site and your story. I love what you do for people. The sunsets are so pretty. And I know that Hannah is seeing even more beautiful things in Heaven. Thank you, Jenny

Jess said...

Beautiful work... I would love my angel Cara to fly on the wings of this butterfly

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful story...I would love one named for my angel Marshall born to heaven last March.

Kelly Connor

Anonymous said...

Amethyst is my birth stone and I love it too. Thanks for all you do for our angels. I want to enter my angel P,J's name.

Linda

xox

Renee Rayment said...

Just beautiful!! Would Love to win in memory of my son Bliss xxx

Kristen said...

My son,
Zachary Logan Hagin

born into heaven November 2010

Kristen Hagin

Mel said...

I love your work, I would like to enter your competition and name one of your butterflies Harrison. I want to name your butterfly Harrison as like you with your stones, I look at his picture and I marvel at how beautiful he was and how perfect. Even though I am devastated about losing him, I also look at him with absolute love, and how every facet of my life has been changed, just like looking at the rays of light in your stones, that is how I see my son changing my life and the lives of people around him.
Thanks so much.

Jen Hosking said...

Sunday
............'there is no flying without wings'

Kelly Caporn said...

Hi Carly,

The work that you do is amazing and the pictures that you take are beautiful.

I lost my baby through a missed miscarriage a few weeks ago and was unsure if it was a boy or a girl.. So i chose the names Zachary and Abigail. I would love to put those names in for the draw.

Thanks for your time and enjoy your weekend.

Kelly Caporn

chandi and dan said...

You always seem to amaze me with your talents! I would love "Amethyst" for my angel Porter (1/10/11) and his cousin Belle (12/15/09)! You're AMAZING!
Chandi

Deanna said...

Beautiful!! My birthstone is Amethyst -- such a wonderful story! I'd love this for River. Thank you for the opportunity to win

Mandy said...

Carly you are inspirational and your work is truely maagical.

In memory of my close friends son's Jacob as his 3rd birthday approaches

Anonymous said...

Beautiful I would like to win one of your beautiful butterflies. Butterflies remind me of Amelia, Amelia was so delicate and beautiful at her funeral we realeased 3 butterflies one for each month she was with us.

Linda

Andrea Sigley said...

I would like to name your butterfly "Hope" to represent the hope I have that I will see my sweet babies again one day soon. Love to my Ashton Lee Brennan and Halle Marie.

Evelyn said...

Beautiful work as usual. Would love this for our angel grandson Andrew!

amanda said...

i love amathists too, although as i've gotton older my prefference has change to sappires and emeralds... even though my favorite color is still purple!!

i would love to have one of your butterflies in abigails honor!!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Would love to win this for a friend in memory of her angel Asher. Asher's first birthday is in just a couple days, what a wonderful gift it would be.

Missy said...

Just amazing! I would love one for my Chaunchai. Love to you Carly and thank-you for all that you do~

Shanna said...

This is a beautiful butterfly! Love it Carly! I'd like to win one for my sweet baby Belle and her cousin Porter, playing together in Heaven! Thank you!!!

Louise said...

This is gorgeous Carly and such a lovely story. Would love one for my son Thomas.

Lisa and Jonathan said...

Beautiful! I would love one for Jasper.

Stephanie said...

Love it!!

My angels are Alyssa, Bailey and Christian. <3

Anne said...

I love the work you do. They all turn out so Beautiful. I would love to have a Buterfly done for my Son Zachary.

S said...

Love the new butterfly photo, & the story of your childhood, to go with it. I would love to have this photo for my daughter Tessa Grace thank you for all you do.

Anonymous said...

i would love to enter this and name after my daughter Heather.

I collect alot of things with butterflies on as i have always associated the colour purple and butterflies with her.
This would be perfect to add to her memory box x

Karren Whitren

Julia Galloway said...

Hi Carly,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work for all of us. Knowing there are other families feeling the way we do gives us such comfort. The world can become a lonely place when you are an angel mommmy. Please consider Jacob's name for the butterfly xx

Anonymous said...

We are still trying to come to terms With the death of our baby daughter Taya who Sadly did not survive labour at 39 weeks. Your writing in the sand has truly touched
my heart and I would love to see my daughter's name written in such a perfect setting 

Wiley said...

Would like to enter for our daughter Aurelia. So glad you didn't get hit by the Facebook police!

Kylie Darbey said...

Hi Carly,
Such a beautiful story from your childhood. It's amazing how our journeys make us the people we are now. Amethyst is my favourite crystal too & I think your photo is absolutely breathtaking. Can I please enter my little butterfly Hayley Alana in honour of her 4th Birthday that is creeping up. Thank you so much for all that you do! Much love, Kylie xx

Megan said...

It's beautiful Carly. I would love to enter for my sweet angel Rebecca. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

My name is Alicia Jacquard. I want to thank you for allowing all of us to participate in such a beautiful giveaway. You wrote our sons name in the sand last week and I would be honored to have a butterly for him also.

Our precious angel is Matthew Wallace LeBlanc

Anonymous said...

So glad I found your site, everything you do is so lovely. Wish I would have found your site sooner. My little angel, Kyla Ann, past away Nov. 12, 1999, 40 weeks, she left us the night before I was sch. to be induced. Thank-You.

Laura gebhardt said...

That is crazy about the facebook regulations. Your new butterfly is beautiful. I would love to have my sons name Paul. Thank you so much

Laura Gebhardt

Allan said...

Hi Carly, For our Heavenly children Gabriel, Allanah and Hope. Very beautiful giveaway. Thank you.

Melissa said...

for Amelia, Gabriel and Emma

Sadie said...

With all these beautiful children listed before me, I don't envy you having to choose. I, too, had a rock collection growing up which I still have. I kept it in a jewelry box on my bureau. Rocks from the beach, hikes or souvenir shops, they all held so much value. I have a few from my father as well. He would bring one home for me. So special. My daughter's name is Eva, Eva Margaret in full. Many blessing to you and your family.
-Sadie
Sarahdyz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be part of this great giveaway!

For my son Connor...
Born sleeping 30/06/09

A butterfly in his memory would just be fantastic.

Thankyou so much,

Melissa Zammit

Mary said...

Wow Carly, another beautiful creation. I would love one for Addison. After all, amethyst is purple, and purple is her signature color. Thank you for everything you do for BLMs. I don't think we say it enough!!!

MEK said...

Breathtaking. If I won I would want my son Kenner Jackson name <3 you are amazing thank you so much for all you do

Shawna Wallace said...

My favorite stones were Amethyst too! they are soo pretty. Your work is amazing and really allows you to capture God's work. Thank you for helping so many find a little bit of peace and hope through your kind work. I would love a butterfly in memory for my daughter Madisyn, and for my great friend Nichole's son, Hunter, who helped me so much when we lost Madisyn. Thank you again. God Bless.

Natasha said...

This is beautiful! My mother's birthstone is the Amethyst so I've always loved them....purple is my favorite color and I always wished it was my birthstone when I was a little girl :)

I'd love to have a butterfly for Aiden :)

Thank you so much for all you do and for sharing this story with us!

xoxo

Fran said...

What an amazing photo and a beautiful story. My husband and I are both February / Amethyst babies and purple has always been my favourite colour.... or should I say obsession. As we approach our Son ~Noah's~ 4th birthday I have been spending lots of time on your site, ocean sunsets are one of my favourite things in the world.

This year on April 11th we will be spending our son's 4th birthday in Perth (we live in Sydney)and plan to come down to the beach at sunset. I will be sure to say hi if I see you. This will be the first time we have been away from home on ~Noah's~ birthday, the first birthday since our son was born last November, and the first birthday since my Dad died in January. I am really looking forward to a special evening down at your beach.

I hope you don't mind me posting this here, I wasn't sure how to contact you privately.

Thank you for everything you do. You have touched so many lives xx

Mrs. A said...

Such a beautiful piece Carly! I would love to have one in memory of Adison and Lillian.

michelle hs said...

as always your work is amazing!!!

i'd love one for xavier ian stillborn june 4, 2009

Michelle New said...

Thank you for your beautiful pictures, my Angel's name is Amelia Louise.

Lindsay Koler said...

I would love one for my little one up in heaven... Mason Koler

ginatoothe said...

i would love one for my angel Steven Michael ;) so sweet of you to do these giveaways!

Jen said...

Beautiful! For Ryan, 9/17/10

Whittney said...

Thank you for all of your generosity and beautiful pictures. I would like one for my angel Owen. Thanks again!

Whittney Tomczyk

Anonymous said...

You take the most beautiful photos! I can't thank you enough for having such a kind heart. I would love to enter for my son Logan...born sleeping 11/2/09. Thank you!
Tanis Fichter

Bethany said...

Hi Carly... a butterfly for Sebastion would be lovely:)
Thanks for the chance to win.

Bridget said...

Hiya Carly,

I would love to enter for my friend Cherie who lost her precious girl Kyla nearly 7 years ago.

xox

Anonymous said...

These butterflies are beautiful! I love that the butterfly is a symbol of stillborn, miscarriage, and neonatal loss as it represents a fleeting life. I would love to enter for my three angels - Liam, Mara, and Kyler. Thanks for what you do!

Melissa Sullivan

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I would like to enter the drawing for my daughter Maggie Francis

Thank you, Colleen H.

Ava's mummy said...

Another one who used to marvel at the beauty of amethyst as a child too. So beautiful and my birthstone. I would love this for my daughter Ava if I was lucky enough to win. Good luck fellow mamas. Abbie x

Stacy Liddick said...

Carly we love your story, your work and you! For our baby Cameron in heaven's nursery and Janice my aunt who was the closest I had to a mother...who also had the birthstone Amethyst. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveway. XOXO Stacy Liddick

Hope said...

Another beautiful one! I would love one for my Addie who turned 1 in heaven yesterday....thank you! =)

Christine O. said...

I would love one for Jacob. Thank you.

dArva said...

Beautiful!
Would love one with Carter's name on it.

Melissa said...

I would love one for Mikayla's upcoming first heavenly birthday!

Tiffany said...

Hi Carly, Yesterday was five months since our Ellie went to Heaven. Pink and purple sunsets remind us of our girl.
We would love a butterfly for Ellie.
Thank you!

Tracey said...

Beautiful butterfly, just like my beautiful Indie Ajaya.

The Bragg's said...

If chosen I would like it to say H.U.G.S - stands for the local support group at the hospital where my girls were born. Thanks for the chance.

Renae Bragg