Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ever Decreasing Circles

There is a new theme  at the Butterfly Challenge.

(Harebell ranges from pale blue through to a brighter blue to almost purple)

Here is my inspiration for you.
On the first card I have die cut three circles (from blue card) in increasing sizes and then drawn round the outside edge of the dies to make a thin ring which I then hand cut for each circle. The design paper is a freebie paper 'Simply British' from Simply Homemade magazine. I have adhered this to a blank scalloped card base . The circle hoops have been glued at the base of the card and then butterflies in 3 different sizes have been attached . I used 2 of the sizes from 'Cascadia Butterfly Trio' by Memory Box. and the tiny butterflies are a Tonic studios punch   I used blue and yellow gems from my stash for the butterfly bodies. The sentiment and die cut label were also from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Love To Craft #3 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds Creations #20 Anything goes.
Crafty Girlz Challenges # Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.

For the second card I have used a pink card base and attached the design paper which again is a freebie from a magazine. The  image is by Hunkydory from their 'Little Book of Butterflies'.  I used the same method as above to make a circle hoop (from blue card stock and cut the image down to fit behind. Before I attached I ran a line of glue around the edge and dipped in glamour dust which I also used on the 3 butterflies but the camera has not picked the lovely shimmer that is there IRL. The wooden love sentiment is also in silver sparkle but again is not showing up.

Hope these cards help to give you some ideas.

Entering into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #334 Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #44 Anything goes.
Glitter n' Sparkle #210 Anything goes.
Scrapper's Delights #60 Anything goes,


Aquarius said...

Two lovely butterfly cards for inspiration - especially like the three circles one

Lia said...

Wow, I love the colours of these cards and the one on top is my favorite because of the use of the circkles. Great challenge ValeryAnne!!
Lia xx

Margreet said...

Such beautiful cards!
xxx Margreet

Barb said...

Two really lovely cards Mrs. A. I particularly like the first with the butterflies fluttering round the rings. I am very impressed with your fussy cutting round the outside of the circles. Barbxx

cuilliesocks said...

Two stunning cards Valery, wonderful colours and design, Kate x

Christine Harrop said...

Two lovely cards. I love the way youhave offset the circles in the first card. Christine x

MagsB said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mrs A! I love how you used the circles on the first card, they are so effective!

love Mags B x

Juliz Design Post said...

Love your ring of butterflies a very pretty design.
Julie x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the circle of butterflies idea
Dr Sonia

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Mrs A. your hand cut around these circles is just perfect!!! Such a precision! Love the idea of all the little the butterflies on the rings in the first card!! And the lovely image of the second one is a delight, closed in the circle! Beautiful details in both the cards!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A. Two beautiful cards, love the circle idea.
Avril xx

Sandra H said...

Two fabulous cards Mrs A as always your so talented xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These two cards are so pretty Mrs A, I love your version of the 'hoops' theme.

Kathleen said...

Never mind Harebells, hells bells, cutting round the circles and making a fabulous job too. Very pretty backing papers on the first card and love the image on the second.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning cards and love those beautiful circles.xx{aNNie}

Di said...

So pretty! Hope to join in this time round 😊


Di xx

Erika said...

Two lovely butterfly cards Val, great colour combos. Loving the circle idea.

Hugs Erika. x

Sherry said...

Lovely Card Thanxx For Sharing With Us At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends .. Sherry @ LPOCF DT

Pat said...

These are both extremely pretty Mrs A. I love your three circles with the butterflies around and the lovely background paper, and the second with that delightful topper and another great background. The shimmer round the edge of the frame does show up too. x

Wendy Batchen said...

Beautiful card Mrs A. Thanks for sharing with Scrappers Delight and good luck. Wendy DT xx

Theresa Pace said...

2 lovely cards. loving the idea of the circles. might borrow it sometime. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Gail Hutchinson said...

Valery, you have used some lovely paper in this simple but exquisite card. Thank you for entering into the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge with the link
Good Luck!

Blue Daisy said...

Love them both! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Sherry said...

Thanxx for sharing with us at lil patch of crafty friends adorable card
Sherry @lpocf Dt

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Very nice card.
Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion!
Hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT xx
Tinka's paper wonderlland

Margaret said...

Super design with the diminishing circles. Thanks for joining us at CraftHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT