Thursday, April 30, 2015

MIL's Lace

It's the 2nd week of my Butterfly challenge
Here is some more inspiration for you.
1st up is a Side Stepper card.
Very easy to cut this shape using a ready made card blank.
You just need a pencil, ruler, sissors and Scor-pal.
Decide where you want your split to be and mark a line 
just under  half the depth of the card using pencil and ruler.
This card was 4.25 so I made my line 2.00.
Cut with sissors then open card blank out flat 
and score each side of the split using Scor-pal.
Finally fold on score lines to make the folds as shown.
I decorated the side of card using lace I had
salvaged from MIL's . I love this piece 
of lace so I use sparingly.
How and what I made the Butterflies 
from will be revealed in a future post.
Sentiment is by Hero Arts.
Gems from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #86 Fancy folds.
Suzy Bee's Bloomin #77 Anything goees + use some lace.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop. Use your snippets. (Lace and butterflies from snippets.)
Scor-pal #14 Spring and/or flowers. (We have an abundance of butterflies in our garden).

2nd  card 
Again uses up some of MIL's Lace.
This was a snippet of cream lace which 
I wrapped round a piece of card and matted
onto black card stock.
Card base was a ready made cream card
which I  then adhered the black card onto.
Butterfly die is by Cheery Lynn Designs DL 113AB
In order to attach to lace I drew round the butterfly 
and cut a cream backing which I first glued to
the butterfly and then using d/s tape onto the lace.
Sentiment shape is made using SU punch 
and gold sticker lettering.
Pearls from stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs #182 Anything goes.
Crafty Boots # Things with wings.
Craft Your Passion #259 Anything goes.
Aud Sentiments #130 Things with wings + a sentiment.
Crafty Catz #276 Things with wings.


  1. Both your cards are lovely. The lace on each of them is so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

  2. Two very beautiful cards Valery, gorgeous colours and layouts, hugs Kate x

  3. Both cards are gorgeous Valery Anne... Love the soft colours of the first one... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  4. Very classy butterfly card, love the black and cream color combo. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  5. two gorgeous makes Valery - I adore the lace on both of them - wonderful xx

  6. Really lovely cards, love the lace.

    Kath x

  7. Two gorgeous cards Mrs A, that lace is beautiful. Carol x

  8. What a lovely side step card! Thanks for playing along with the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge.

  9. These are terrific. I love the shape of the side step and the gorgeus butterflies, I can't wait to see how you did those. The second card is stunning with that large piece of lace. The black and ecru are beautiful together.

  10. Spring and butterflies go hand in hand, cute side step card, I love making different folds on cards. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew, Vicki DT

  11. Wow, the lace makes the butterflies even more beautiful, Mrs A.

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

    Love and hugs

  12. Gorgeous cards, hope you are well, Liz x

  13. Hi Mrs A
    Both cards are great. Beautifully embellished too.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  14. Beautiful elegant creations! I love lace!
    Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.

  15. Very elegant card with the lacey look. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

  16. Love the butterflies and both cards. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  17. Love both of these. The black is so stylish and the pink just so pretty. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  18. Wow these are soooo pretty, and the lace is just gorgeous! xxx

  19. Two beautiful butterfly cards, I love your use of lace and the soft colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  20. What beautiful cards.Just love the use of pretty lace and elegant designs.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  21. Ooh I super love these Mrs A!! I'm a lace addict and these are gorgeous!!
    Lucy x

  22. I love the step card with it's bit of lace! The lace overlay with the black butterfly is breathtaking!

  23. Beautiful! I love lace and always think that it can add a bit of texture and class to our creations. Both cards are fabulous. Really love your pointy one too - must try that technique myself soon! Karen x


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