Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Edwardian Charm.

Every so often my computer does a mahoosvie
upgrade which normally either happens in the background
or as you close down but not this time oh no.
It decided to shut down all my programs last night 
just when I was trying to get my scheduled posts 
and Mr Linky up and running along with this post 
so I had to give up and leave the computer to it!
Thankfully everything seems to be in order this morning.

So somewhat late is my inspiration for 
my current  Butterfly challenge.

Talisman =  a species of charm engraved on metal or stone to which wonderful effects are ascribed.

Originally the card was going to be in yellows
but when I was sorting through my papers I caught sight of this one
and it went so well with the little charm I had already 
picked to use.
Papers are by Raspberry Road which I distressed around the edges.
I really went to town on the distressing gadget and had a ripping time
as it were. 
Flowers are by Little Birdie 'Boutique Elements'.
Centres are glass lucite flowers that I have had for ages.
Felt spray by Artemio.
I raided my stash for the ribbon, lace, charm and gems.
The butterflies are Fly stickers.
I put loads of these into my Goodie bags but never
think to use any for myself. 
I had enough of the papers left to decorate the
inside plus another butterfly.
Sentiment is by Woodware. 

Just once in a while I'm pleased with a card .
I'm really pleased with this one!!

Entering into the following challenges:
Simon Says (Mon) # Anything goes.
Create and Inspire #25 Anything goes.
Fab 'n' Funky # flower delights.
Inspiration Destination #42 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper-Crafty #236 Anything goes.
The Sisterhood of Crafters # Happy birthday.
Wags and Whiskers #158 Birthday.
Card Mania #70 Anything goes.
Lets Craft and Create #103 Butterflies or birds.


Viv said...

Just lovely Mrs A! I'd be pleased with it too! x

Margreet said...

No wonder you are pleased with this is a real beauty!!!
xxx Margreet

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, what a beautiful vintage card, the images and papers are quite stunning, gorgeous embellishments, hugs Kate x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love all the flowers, leaves and ribbon.

Kath x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This has such a lovely Edwardian feel. Gorgeous. Now, go make pixies... xx

rachel said...

this is beautiful Valery - really very gorgeous - love it to bits x

Brenda in IN said...

Your paper is just gorgeous. You embellished it with so many beautiful things. The charm is perfect for her and the flowers are so pretty. My computer often does that too, just pops in and updates without asking!

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Glenda said...

I usually don't do the inside of my cards and when someone does, I just think it is so special. Your card is gorgeous inside and out! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters for our 'Birthday' challenge!

Diane said...

Pretty card...pretty image, too...and I understand the computer drama, it happens here all the! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our :Birthday challenge!
Diane TSH DT

KandA said...

And so you should be pleased Mrs A as it's absolutely beautiful xx

Terri's Cards N More said...

Stunning creation. Love the light green accents. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Birthday" challenge.

Miss Emerald said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Jacee said...

Very pretty card, love your design
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Amy Cohen said...

Love the vintage feel of this heavenly card. thanks for sharing with us Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Gorgeous vintage card, the images , papers and embellishements are stunning !
Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenges and Good Luck !
Maryvonne DT Member

Libby said...

Found your blog via Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July and had to come over to compliment your card. I like its vintage-shabby chic theme combined with an overall sweetness about it. Such a lovely piece.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card....Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Cheryl W. said...

Lovely card! That pretty little charm adds such a special touch. Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Craft & Create.

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 103, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper July challenge. x

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

MaryH said...

So very lovely & ladylike. The Edwardian paper has such a delicate design, and love the gentle lady. Love the distressed edges, with the pretty lace border trim, the flowers and the tiny ribbons streaming from the butterfly charm. Hope you are feeling a bit better just now, sending big hugs - and maybe it will help. TFS

Andree said...

A wonderful vintage card. The soft colour palette is lovely and the butterflies are gorgeous xx

Diane said...

Greetings Valery Anne, oh what a lovely vintage style design and colors.

Hugs Diane

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Unknown said...

Ooh fabulously vintage! Love the gorgeous butterflies
Lucy x

Sharon said...

What a marvelous creation.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx

Un Arcobaleno di Colori said...

Lovely card! Thank you very much for sharing it with us at Create and Inspire.
Hope to see you again!

Elizabeth Hart said...

A beautiful vintage card and lovely details. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


This is a wonderful creation! Design and details are beautiful! I love papers!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

Kimbo said...

Gorgeous vintage card, love the little charm x

Unknown said...

Love the vintage style...lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create. Mary DT x