Thursday, November 24, 2016

Navy with Butterflies

It is the second week of the #67 Butterflies + N is for Not Square and/or Navy so here is some more inspiration for you.

First card is a Side Stepper Card. Sorry photo is not very good but the lighting has been terrible and which ever room I use the results are the same. Card base is a pre shaped one that a blogging friend had sent me a couple of to use a while back and this is the last one. Design paper  is a freebie from Making Cards  February 20106 magazine called 'February Floral'.  I've used up snippets of plain navy pearlised paper and the small butterfly were cut out  with an SU punch from a scrap of silver foil paper.Sentiment is a sticker from my stash which says Have a Great Day ! and Surprise! The large butterfly is a Starform sticker which I peeled off the backing sheet and attached to some of the navy cardstock and then fussy cut round it. 
Entering into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #168 Anything goes.
Craft  Your Passion  Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #256 Use up your snippets.
The East Wind #67 Oh so shapely.

My second card uses another  card shape that I found a packet of lurking in a box in the back of a cupboard. I used my Xcut  Square Parenthis dies in several sizes, some I drew round the edge of and fussy cut to get the next size up. The design papers are again freebies from Making cards March 2016
magazine called 'Pastel Petals'.  The butterflies are  Memory Box  Pippi/Isabella cut in pink and navy
card stock. 

Entering into these challenges:
Fussy & Fancy #177 Different folds or shaped cards
Paper Creators #53 Anything goes.
Love To Craft #4 Anything goes.
Tuesday Taggers # Layer It up.

My last card takes me out of my comfort zone colour wise but I found this scrap of paper which again had been a frreebie from a magazine and was begging me to be used.  Card Shape is a Dutch Fold Card shape which is very easy to cut out and put together. There are several tutorials on Youtube to follow. I have used bright yellow card stock to make the base shape.  The butrterfly dies are  Tonics
'Layering Butterflies'  I used some of the fall out pieces from the large butterfly on the first card above to add a bit of sparkle to their wings and body.

Sentiment is a silver sticker from my stash and I  have edged the card with silver edging strips.

Entering into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar #225 Anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #32 Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #46 Anything goes.


cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Valery, beautiful designs and colours, the Dutch fold is a new one to me, Kate x

brenda said...

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B x

Margreet said...

Such a great variation of cards using blues and butterflies! Gorgeous creations!
xxx Margreet

Lia said...

You made great cards with the theme. I am busy working on it.....
Lia xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
3 wonderful cards for some wonderful ispiration here.
Very pretty butterflies used on all 3 cards, and super designs.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scrAPpamondo said...

Three lovely inspirations and clever upcycling! The step card looks great with the stickers, fab fussy-cut butterfly! Love the shape of the second one and its sweet dp. Great upcycling of the back cardstock of the cupboard!
The last one is stunning, such a clever design and colours!It looks so modern!

Sandra H said...

Three fabulous cards Mrs A as always your so creative l love them all xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Super cards, love butterflies on cards they are so pretty and an elegant touch.
Julie x

Beth Brovold said...

What a wonderful array of fabulous folds and shapes...all beautifully done!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Different Folds or Shaped Card"...good luck!
Take care,

Craftychris said...

Three awesome 'not square' cards! A morning butterfly feast for the eyes! Perfect! xxx

Michelle said...

All of these are stunning. Lovely folds and I love the butterflies on these creations - Michelle x

Di said...

Love all of these - the Dutch fold is one I haven't made for ages, so effective! Really sorry I've not joined in with the Butterfly Challenge this fortnight - but the good news is that each day is better than the previous one! I'll be ice skating on the duck pond yet! :)


Di xx

AlisonC said...

You never run out of ideas do you? All very interesting and inventive. I particularly like the papers in the middle card. Well done for using all those things lurking, waiting to be used.

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing one of these lovely cards with us at TioT's.

Mac Mable said...

I've missed admiring your fabulous creations and today is no exception. Your cards are beautiful and loving the navy and silver combination, in particular but as always they are all gorgeous. Thank you so much for finding time to stop by my blog and leave such kind comments, it really is appreciated x

KandA said...

Well you have been busy and these are all fabulous butterfly cards. I'm having the same problem with the lighting and photos... roll on summer! xx

Annemi said...

Beautiful cards and I love your layouts. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Irena Stefanova said...

Cute cards. I always struggle with butterflies. All are great design.
Thanks for sharing at LTCCB

Snowflakes and Lilies said...

Interestingly beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again. Good luck.
- Khushboo Gandhi, DT

Valentina Ivanova said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges!Good luck and hope to see you again. Valentina DT

Donna said...

These are all gorgeous and perfect for your challenge!

Jay said...

Wow lots of different folds in your cards, all absolutely lovely and perfect for our challenge! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!!! Cuddles Jay xxx

Kath said...

Fabulous card - love the papers you've used. Visiting today with my DT hat on, so thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Kath x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A. Three great cards and they're all such great designs and so pretty.
Avril xx
p.s. Thanks for sharing at TioT

Pen Sunshinepen said...

As always a lovely creation Good luck in the challenge over at LTCCB

Pen DT x