Thursday, April 28, 2016

Teal and Texture.

Here again with some more inspiration for

My first card uses an embossing folder called  Butterfly Migration Set by Sizzix 656982 which I have embossed straight onto the card base and then trimmed the extra blank piece off down the side.  I punched holes across the top and down the plain sides and then weaved teal embroidery thread (left over from another project) to make the  spider's web lattice.  The sentiment is die cut  words from  Britannia  which I have cut from the left over teal  linen cardstock I used in the second  card below.
Teal pearls from my stash completed the look. Then this morning before taking the photos to upload I
decided to add the crochet flower to the edge. I had discarded using it on this card as the centre of the flower was yellow but a quick cover up with another teal  pearl  and I think it now looks finished. 

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafting With Friends #19 Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #32 Anything goes.
Robyn's Fetish #313 Anything goes.
Craft Your Passion #309 Anything goes.
Artistic Inspirations #155 Anything goes.

My second card uses printed linen ribbon and a textured lace edging. For some reason I thought the linen strip had butterflies on it  but as I had handed the roll over the counter for a meter to be cut off I know its the one I requested.  Can't go all the way back to Derby now to check so have used it anyway! Teal Blue linen effect card stock attached to a white card base and then edged with  silver metallic strips Sentiment is also silver metallic stickers. Then I was hunting round for a teal coloured butterfly from my stash  when this gorgeous ribbon butterfly fluttered through my letterbox (along with other scrummy  goodies ) from the very lovely  Jenny Lawrence. Such an unexpected pleasure and made my day as we had spent a few days away up North and I have come down with the flu bug since being home. Should have posted this to my blog yesterday but it has taken me 2 days to finish and do all the link ups.  
Isn't that butterfly superb! Thankyou  so much  Jenny.  (Jenny also sent me some in another colourway so watch this space is all I'm saying!!) I also received a beautiful butterfly card which I'm hoping Jenny will link up to the challenge. 

Entering into the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks #9 Anything goes.
Sisters  Of Craft # Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #14 Anything goes.
Scrapper's Delights  #54  Anything goes.
Our Crafty Corner #8 Anything goes.

Hope these two cards have given you ideas
for thinking of different types of texture. 
I would say hugs to you all but you really don't want 
to catch what I've got .
See you soon instead.


Barb said...

So sorry to hear you're unwell now that you're back home again. I hope you'll soon be feeling better.

Two absolutely beautiful cards. I really like the beautiful thread work on the first with that pretty embossing folder.

The textured ribbons look lovely on the second card with the beautiful butterfly Jenny sent you. It really is a beauty. I look forward to seeing the others from you happy post. Barbxx

Zoe Tant said...

Wishing you well Valery, but these cards are lovely. I especially like the sewn one at the top. Must take great patience. Zx

Mac Mable said...

What beautiful and different texture ideas. Love the both cards, so very beautiful and gorgeous, thank you for sharing x Sorry you are under the weather x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly, I hope you get over your bug soon.
Two gorgeous cards, I love the teal and white combo, and both are gorgeous designs, take care, Kate x

Aquarius said...

Two great cards to inspire us - great effect with the thread weaving and crochet flower and the second card is attractive in a different way.

Sue said...

Hi Mrs A so sorry to hear your not very well hope you get better soon..two very gorgeous cards lots of huggles Sue xx

Alison C said...

This top card is so pretty. Lucky you getting goodies in the post. That butterfly sure is sweet. Hope you are better soon. x

KandA said...

Two fabulous textured cards Mrs A, especially the weaving,
Hope you're feeling better soon xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Your spider's web lattice is just stunning and love the embossing and the crochet flower! Very elegant card!!
The second one has a fab look with the gorgous textured ribbon and the lace butterfly. Thanks for the inspirations. I am making a card, hope to have time to post it before the gates will close, and that my colour is right.

rachel said...

two beautiful makes Valery - I really love the top one - gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

Terrible colour to read on the blog, can't make out what any of the blue text says, better go to specsavers.
Two lovely designs.

Kath x

Createology said...

Gorgeous Teal and Textures. I adore the card with the embossed butterflies and teal thread with teal pearls. Embracing Teal Bliss...

Cara said...

Fabulous texture inspiration. Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Rest up, we'll still be here when you feel up to it. Cara x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Two great cards but the first looks amazing with that teal thread. Fab!
Hope you feel better soon.
Ang x

Craftychris said...

Both cards are fabulous - full of lots of texture, teal and terrificness! Sorry you have the flu, I hope you feel better soon, take care! xxx

Liz said...

Two lovely cards. My favourite is the top one, looks so striking in teal and white. xx

Nicky G said...

Great card and and you decorated it perfectly. Thankyou for joining in at Scrapper's Delights this month.
Nicky (Scrappers Delights DT)

Greta said...

Hope you're soon feeling much better, Mrs. A! Your cards are gorgeous! The first one is so unique--I just keep looking at it!

Margo said...

Your cards are so lovely and elegant !

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 brilliant cards for our inspiration.
Love the wonderful spiders web lattice work on the first.
A very clever idea, and the second card is super also.
So glad the butterfly came in handy for this delightful card.
Sorry to hear you have not been well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Catherine said...

Your cards are gorgeous Valery Anne ! Love them both ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine (Hope you will feel better soon !

Lia said...

I like both cards and they are a great inspiration.
Lia xx

Veerle said...

Two gorgeous cards Valery Anne.
Hugs Veerle x

Sandy said...

I certainly hope you are feeling better now Valery.
Your first card knocked my socks off. I sure wish you could make a video showing how you did that stitch on your card. It looks like knitting! One of the prettiest and most unique and creative cards I have EVER seen!!
Sandy xx

Tracey said...

Beautiful cards Valery :o)
Hope you feel better soon,

Brenda in IN said...

These cards are just beautiful. The first one just took my breath away. I love that teal color and the embossing folder is great. The linen ribbon is gorgeous and what a wonderful butterfly from your friend. I hope you are starting to feel better and the cough goes away quick. It's no fun to come home sick.

andree said...

Two beautiful cards Mrs A. Sorry to hear you've not been well, hope you are better soon. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

Michelle said...

Both cards are beuatifull. The one with the stitching is great. I like the teal colour.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Good luck in the draw, Michelle (DT)

Merry said...

I hope you are feeling much better now. Two wonderful cards. I really love the thread and stitching you have used on that first card.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A. Two beautiful cards, I do like the way you've used the linen ribbon and lace together, very pretty.
Avril xx

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards love the embroidery and embossing on the first and texture on the second---Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
Carol DT x

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful cards! I love the crochet flower and the embossing. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Patricia

Carol L said...

What a wonderful duet of cards! I'm especially fond of the first one because of the weaving you did on the corner! Fabulous look! Love the mesh on #2 too! NJ on both!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Very nice cards, love the coloure.
Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT team xx
Tinka's paper wonderlland