Friday, April 03, 2015

Block Step Card.

My Internet connection had not improved.
In fact is is rapidly  disintegrating to morse code!
Further hampered by the fact that the help centre is in India.
I will say no more.
Have Been trying to post this since Wednesday.
Have finally managed to load the photos this morning 
But now lost my connection so battling with 
Predictive text on my iPad to finish. 

It is week two of my Butterfly Challenge.
I have chosen another  new card shape
Block Step Card
 to showcase the theme 
Butterlies  + C is for Corners.
I found lots of tutorials on YouTube for this card
all using the same method and instructions so 
have not used a specific one to make mine as they
are all equally  as good as each other. 
You only need a  piece of card  4.5 inches x 12 inches 
and another piece 4 .5 inches x 1 inch to make the base card
so is very economical  plus folds flat for sending.

Again the most time consuming part was to cut the squares
from  design papers to layer up with. ( 15 squares needed)
I wanted to have a spring look to the card so raided
my yellow snippets stash of papers and sorted out 
embellishments to compliment.
The embroidered roses
 ( front /back of card is made the same) 
have been hoarded for at least 35 yrs  and
The lace 25 yrs  so well past their sell by date!
I used my Sizzix  corner die Architectural Accent # 4
to make the corners from a scrap of same yellow card.
Sentiment is a magazine freebie and my butterflies are 
Die cut using Memory box 
Isabella/ Pippi.

 Card is totally free standing .

Another view showing the other side .
Butterflies were adhered with 3D pads 
to give definition. 

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper # Anything goes.
My Craft Creations # Anything goes.
Die Cuttin Divas #209 Anything goes.
Clear It Out challenges # clear it out/2 or more items.
Pile It On #62 Easter or spring.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #170 Use your snippets.
The Sister Hood of Crafters # Come fly with me.
Fab 'n' Funky #253 Lots of layers.
Aud Sentiments #128 Anything goes  + a sentiment.
Tuesday Taggers # Wings.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #2 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Make a card for April.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes. 


  1. OH SO PRETTY! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Come Fly With Me’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. OH I DO empathise! I am increasingly frustrated (to put it politely!) with my internet connection. So glad you persevered though and showed us this fab card. Love all the details, perfect for spring. Happy Easter xxx

  3. love the butterfly you used on your block card creation
    thanks for sharing it at FNF

    hugs Debby

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. Hope you get your internet sorted out soon.

  5. What a fantastic project! Looks amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  6. Very pretty the butterflies.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  7. Fabulous work, what a great project"
    Hope you soon get back to normal service with your internet, so frustrating when it all goes pear shaped!!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  8. What a beautiful block project Mrs A....good luck with your internet...wishing you a happy Easter!
    xxx Margreet

  9. I twas worth waiting for Mrs A, this is fabulous....another great fold. Carol x

  10. This is a beautiful step card. Those butterflies sitting on top are gorgeous!! This sure does need to be on display!

    Thank you so much for playing along with our "Come Fly With Me" challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Have a great day!

    Happy Crafting,
    SOC DT Member

  11. Oh my gosh this is just the cutest box style design. I hope your internet improves soon.

    Happy Easter to you.

    Hugs diane

  12. Oh my gosh this is just the cutest box style design. I hope your internet improves soon.

    Happy Easter to you.

    Hugs diane

  13. Amazing creation! You have a lot of patience to make something like this. Very pretty.

  14. I think this is your best shape card so far, looks stunning, great colours.

    Kath x

  15. Stunning! So well put together and designed. Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT. Nikki

  16. A fabulous shaped card Mrs A, and so pretty. I love all the embellishmentes and the butterflies are gorgeous.
    Jean x

  17. Amazing card! So beautifully done. I haven't seen a card with this design before. So neat!

  18. wonderful make Valery - really clever - sorry about your internet - its such a hassle! Big hugs Rachel x

  19. This is one gorgeous creation, and I should try to make one some day! A friend of mine made & sent me one, and it's in my curio cabinet - much too pretty to put away in a box! So sorry about your internet woes.........bring that bottle of Jack over and we'll get through the tough days without a care in the world :) Maybe we could all go back on dialup???? lol

  20. Super cool 3D card. Love the design :) Amazing job. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TTCRD.
    Cindy - TTCRD

  21. This block card is a work of art. I love how this could be a stand alone décor item for all of time. Creative Bliss Dear. I do hope your internet behaves soon.

  22. Poor darling, it's enough to make you a candidate for the loony bin! I do wish you would be finished with your intertube worries and back to business in Blogland. It's beyond frustrating, but we all understand!

    Your creation is a virtual memorial to butterflies. A sculpture. A throne. It is remarkable in every way, especially with using the VOS embellies! Well done!! I can see that your frustrations have not hampered your artistic abilities!! Happy Easter and do take care! Hugs, Darnell

  23. Wow and double wow Mrs A!! This is just stunning - fabulous shaped card and so beautifully decorated. I went and looked how to make one so that's on my 'to-do' list for a rainy day.

    Sorry to hear the internet is still running like a three-legged dog :(


    Di xx

  24. Wowee!! You always impress with your fab fancy folded cards my lovely!
    Lucy x

  25. WOW ! This is gorgeous Valery Anne ! Never seen one like that before... Really stunning... Have a lovely Easter week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  26. Wow Mrs A, your block step card is stunning! I've not seen this design before but yours is so beautiful with such pretty detail. Hope you can get your internet sorted soon! :) Donna ♥ x

  27. Another great design from you! This is a knock out for sure. I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps things forever. The lace is a beautiful touch on this. This project is so intricate and lovely.

  28. What a beautiful project Mrs A. Love it xx

  29. My word Mrs A
    This is fabulous. Have never seen its like before but will have to try this as its a feat of paper engineering!
    Have a Happy Easter.
    Ang x

  30. Oh y Mrs A, this is so beautiful. Love the spring colours. Thanks so much for sharing all these different shaped cards x

  31. I love this card so I am off to the internet to find a video as I can´t quite see how it fold flat. It´s very pretty and Springlike. Kate x

  32. Congratulations on being showcased at Snippets Playground Mrs A.

  33. Congratulations on being showcased at Snippets Playground Mrs A.

  34. Congratulations on being showcased at Snippets Playground Mrs A.

  35. Hi Mrs A, fabulous card, love the design and all those details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

  36. Hi Mrs A, fabulous card, love the design and all those details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

  37. Fabby card, lovely colours. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this week.
    Love n hugs

  38. What a beautiful card!! Love all the details!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  39. Wow - almost speechless!!! It's amazing and fabulous, what a card!!! xx

  40. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  41. Fabulous shaped card and great embellishments! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this time around and hope to see you again.

  42. This is adorable. I love how the delicate butterflies are perched on each of the blocks. Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

    Sharon x

  43. Another terrific shape card that I will have to add to my to do file. Love the colours and the butterflies.

  44. Gorgeous step card and your butterflies are stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Wings' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  45. OMG, I think I would cry if I tried to make this. What an amazing piece of art x

  46. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  47. Fab project, love it.Thanks for entering Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ATG. Wendy (DT).xx


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