Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Apertures with Apricot

The New Theme/ Colour
for my Butterfly Challenge is

Here is my inspiration for you.
1st up is a shaker card.

The  apricot flower design paper is by Aspire Crafts 'Sew Pretty'
I created the shaker element using die cuts by Crafts-Too
'Square Dies Scalloped Edge and acetate.
Burlap mini butterflies are by Papermania which I coloured
slightly using a apricot promarker and then  a swoosh 
of Wink  of Stella followed by a sprinkle of Glamour dust.
They really do sparkle when the light hits them.
I used tiny beads for the shaker element 
Sentiment is a silver sticker from my stash. 

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Creative Artiste #14  Anything goes.
2 Creative Chicks #10 Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Crafty Calendar # Things with Wings.
Ruby's Rainbow #129 Use a transparent  element.

My 2nd inspiration for you incorporates 
decoupage into the aperture.

Here I have used a scalloped blank card as my base.
I used Sizzix Scallop Rectangle to cut an aperture 
in the front of the card. I backed it with a trellis work
die cut that my lovely blogging friend  Greta sent me  in a recent 
card swap.
I backed this with apricot card stock to cover the whole of the inside.
I adhered the decoupage element to the front of the trellis.
I have had these sheets of butterflies in my stash for years.
They are by 'Tbz-Kaart 'in Rotterdam.  Very glossy and are 
slightly embossed. You do need to cut them out by hand
as they are not precut.  I layered the apricot butterfly using 
several cut outs  and 3d foam pads in between each layer. 

This challenge will run for 4 Weeks.
Please check back here on the 1st June
when KandA and I will be showing you
more inspirational cards.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Girlz #15 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #15 Anything goes.
Cre8tive Hands Friends #6 Anything goes.
Jades Sparkling Butterflies #19 Anything goes.
Southern Girls #134 Anything goes.


  1. Both fabulous cards Mrs A. Great designs and super butterflies xx

  2. Two pretty cards Valery and beautiful butterflies on the second.

    B x

  3. OMG what two gorgeous cards Valery, the butterflies are fabulous, Kate x

  4. Two wonderfully gorgeous cards. The paper on the shaker card is so pretty and the butterfly decoupage is absolutely beautiful xx

    1. I just popped back to say thank you for joining in with the May challenge "Anything Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  5. I love the scalloped card so much, the paper, the burlap butterflies and the apricot beads. Your second inspiration card is lovely too. It must be apricot week, I just copied an apricot receipe yesterday!

  6. Both these are gorgeous! Love the shaker with those gorgeous little burlap butterflies and your second card is so bright and beautiful! xxx

  7. Hi Mrs A
    Beautiful paper on the first card and glorious decoupage on the second.
    A dynamic duo!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  8. Hi - 2 lovely cards. The first card is so elegant - love the apricot colour.
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

  9. Hi Mrs A and thanks for the visit. Great minds think alike as I have a butterfly card today also. I love both of yours, the shaker aspect on the first is great and the layered butterflies on the second are stunning.

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  10. Really lovely cards Mrs A! Hangs head in shame here as I thought the recycle/ruby challenge had longer to run. Still, I see this latest one does have longer so I'll be playing for sure!

    Yup, it tipped it down here yesterday didn't it - dem ducks dun no if dey're comin' or goin'!! :) Did you see me card on Wednesday wiv you on it? :))


    Di xx

  11. Two beautiful cards. Love the designer paper. Hopefully I'll get time to enter this challenge, where does the time go! Cara x

  12. Brilliant work, fabulous colours combined here...Enjoy the weekend.x

  13. Beautiful color combination, and I would have never thought to make burlap butterflies! Thank you for playing along with our Transparent Element Challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

  14. Such a lovely card! :)
    Thanks for sharing over at 2 Creative Chicks!

  15. Great card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges hugs Shaz x

  16. Two stunning cards you have created here. They fit our challenge well this fortnight. Thanks for taking part and good luck.

    Kym (Jade’s Sparkling Butterflies Design Team Member)

  17. What lovely cards, thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  18. Lovely cards, I like the organs colours you have used in both cards.

  19. Beautiful cards, lovely work
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie DT

  20. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Challenge.


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