Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hidden Underneath

It is a new Butterfly challenge today.
#71 Butterflies + U is for Underneath and/or U is for Umber.
We have come to the end of the current themes and letters of the Alphabet and will be starting from fresh on the next challenge with new themes with a slight twist.  Today though the Letter U was chosen by Pearl and here is the card I have made for your inspiration.
I wanted to make a Valentines card but not by using the traditional red/pink colours and to be a little bit shabby chic so here goes.
Card base is made from cream leather effect card stock.Folded in 3 to make an extra fold as the card is opened up.The butterfly edging is a tonic punch and another strip was punched out and adhered to the extra flap. Card is held shut with a ribbon bow that just slips off without the need to untie. 

The butterfly image on the inside of the card has a key on it and this was the starting point for decorating the front of the card. All the embellishments were from my stash.

The butterfly image is from Hunkdory's Little Book of Butterflies.

 Here is the card opened up to show  you what was underneath. Hope you will find the time to play along.
Entering into the following challenges:
Artististic Inspirations #171 Anything goes.
Dream Valley #148 All about love. 
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Tuesday Throwdown #327 Anything goes.
A Gem Of A Challenge #186 Hearts and/or flowers.
Crafting By Designs #Anything goes.
Country View Challenges # Anything goes.
Scrapper's Delights #62 Anything goes.
Lets Craft and Create #121 Things with wings.


Lia said...

This is a very surprising and gorgeous card! Thank you for explaning how you made it. I will try joining the challenge again, because it's big fun!
Lia xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Valery, love the colours, makes a lovely change from the traditional Valentine colours. Beautifully designed and embellished, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous card Valery and it really does make a wonderful change from the traditional colours.

Sue xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful! l love that hunkydory's book of butterflies papers your card Mrs A is a stunner l agree as above what a nice change with the colours too! sending lots of love x

Mac Mable said...

So clever and absolutely stunning x

Margo said...

Oh this is so beautiful ! A card with a hidden treasure ! Love it !

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Mrs A!

Margreet said...

Wow, what a surprising card with the hidden heart and butterflies!
xxx Margreet

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card I love it. I was wondering where the butterflies were. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
oh this is so gorgeous and the design is ace.
Love the hidden butterflies inside, and the colours are so wonderful.
Such a very pretty card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my!!! Awww.... This is really wonderful!!! A true masterpiece!! Pinned!
Love, love it! Any detail is a joy for the eyes! There is so much to see! Stunning design, fab inside and outside! Very well done!!

Merry said...

A really pretty card Mrs A, love all the butterflies on the inside too.

Kathleen said...

This is a wonderful creation, so many gorgeous elements.

Kath x

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is absolutely gorgeous! So much fabulous detail, lovely colour scheme and the hidden butterflies are wonderful! xxx

Lucy Woods said...

This is fabulous and so gorgeous!!
Lucy x

aussie aNNie said...

Your card is created beautifully, so much to look at, and just love it.xx{aNNie}

KandA said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Mrs A, great design and fabulous details xx

Carol L said...

This is one fabulous make Mrs A, and I love how you placed all of those fun elements beneath that big beautiful bow! Love the fold design and inside as much as the outside! What a wonderful way to send love through a card!

Diane said...

Just a gorgeous design and gosh the colors are wonderful Valery.

Hugs Diane

Terry Oulboub said...

Mrs. A., I love butterflies and this card is so gorgeous with beauty fluttering from within. I love the embossed effect - gives so much texture. Just fabulous!

Barb said...

What a fantastic card this is. It's a very impressive bit of design work and lovely colours. There's so much of interest on your card. I Love it! Barbxx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create, good luck!!! Amy DT

Greta said...

So classy & beautiful, Mrs. A!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love this card Mrs A. esp the the inside images very lovely butterflies make me itching to make one.. trouble is have other must make makes.
Mm, wonder if could incorporate one of them into it?? must amdit is a colour i dont often use!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

MaryH said...

Very Elegant. Love the subtle neutral shades of this gorgeous Valentine card, and the textures certainly make me want to reach out and touch it. The key to the heart is just perfect, and of course the beautiful butterflies. Love the delicate lace, but still with the textures, a good card for a special guy too. Well done! TFS & Hugs

Ursula Uphof said...

Stunning, Love the butterflies and the gorgeous bow.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

lilian said...

Stunning card. Love the idea of the butterflies on the inside,


Evelyn Walter said...

Very beautiful card! I love the unusual folding with the surprise inside!
Thank you for joining in our challenge at Country View Challenges this month.
Evelyn xx

cecilia gunnarsson said...

A wonderful creation..Love the design and the colours
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.
HUGS Cicci,
ciccividpennan {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Sue said...

This is fabulous, I love your hidden butterflies! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a great week. Sue xx

Donna said...

Stunning and clever!

Tina Z. said...

wow, stunning card, I love your hidden butterflies!

Kitten Kraftz said...

A lovely card Mrs A! Like how it all opens out as well, like a secret garden. Thank you for the privilege of being guest designer for this challenge, I have enjoyed it and have received such lovely comments on my blog from others as well as yourself! Its been very encouraging. Thank you :)