Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Botanical Bliss.

It is time for a new challenge over at the butterfly challenge.
We are starting off a fresh year with a new set of letters and a new theme. The letters have been mixed this time round so the theme and colour will not start with the same letter of the alphabet.
Here are two cards to help get you inspired with Paper Piercing and the colour Fern which is green.

For this one  I have cut an aperture from a blank card using a First Edition Stamp die and then paper pierced around the edge of the frame.  I used green embroidery thread to make the lattice work through the holes made. The paper behind the lattice is a Digi design by Raspberry Road  called Botanical Bliss. I used the cut out from the frame to die cut the butterflies which are by  Memory Box 'Cascadia butterfly trio'. I have pierced around the shape of each of the butterflies to further enhance.
The sentiment is by Britannia Dies.
Entering into  the following challenges:


On my second card I have used the negative of the butterflies and sentiment that I cut from the framework inset.  (Waste not want not is my motto!!) The design paper is by Prima from their Botanical Collection.  Here I have paper pierced around the edge of the darker peach backing card and also around the inside edge of the paler peach inset. Base card is made form green card stock.
Pink ribbon trim from  my stash. I hope I have shown you that you don't need to invest in paper piercing templates or patterns. I simply used a ruler, a stick pin and an old sponge mouse pad.





Hugs 
Entering into the following challenges:



32 comments:

Preety said...

Pretty cards!! I love that lattice pattern, stunning!
cheers
preety

scrappymo! said...

These both look great! I like the new rules...they sound good. I just might have a card for this time...will check my calendar to see if I can post it yet...can't remember when I mailed it to my friend...and she reads my blog.

Valerija said...

Lovely cards, love them both.
Valerija xx

Jane said...

Very pretty cards,both of them. I need to go to Specsavers as when I first read through I was reading paper piecing not piercing!! Your piercing is perfect! xx

Barb said...

They are two really lovely card Mrs.A. and I like how you've made two from one! I particularly like the lacing on the top card. I've not done paper piercing for a long time and also read it as paper piecing at first. Barbxx

Mac Mable said...

Lovely vintage colours and the green embroidery thread is gorgeous x

Pamellia Johnson said...

These are just beautiful Mrs A! I love the soft palette with the vintage tones. The first card with the netting is just brilliant, the butterflies look like they're floating, wow!! Wonderfully done! hugs :)

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Valery, gorgeous colours, and wonderful designs, especially the lattice die, great work, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous both, and love expecially the second one with the leftover of the butterflies, stunning work! Great designes, love the vintage look and the soft colours of your cards!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two great cards Valery, love the butterflies and lattice work.
Lorraine

MaryH said...

Each is so pretty. Love that you were able to make the 2nd card with the negative of #1. Clever idea to use the thread to create the lattice effect (wouldn't have thought of that!) and the background paper looks so fresh behind this lattice work. Of course the pierced butterflies are lovely too. Great work on both cards, and it's nice to see ALL the supplies used in one session too! Good luck on Phase 2! TFS & Hugs

Diane said...

Really pretty colors and designs Valery.

Hugs Diane

Shelly Schmidt said...

Two beautiful cards- and your waste not, want not card is fab! I am going to give that idea a go! Love the look of the lattice with thread- very cool!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the lattice work looks amazing!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Apologies that Im catching up again.
You've showcased some lovely creations. Your felt chocolates look fantastic.
Congratulations on your 7 year blog birthday. I won't enter for the candy as I don't get to visit as often as I should.
A lovely twosome today.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
wonderful cards and such pretty and fab designs.
I thought your first was a Die till I read your post.
How very clever of you and wonderful stitching too.
Now if I tried that it would have been dreadful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

AlisonC said...

Always thrifty! These are very clever. The lattice is such a goode idea and makes an interesting frame to look through. You are so imaginative.

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Mrs. A! I really love the first one--great placement of the sentiment!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Thanks for your comment. The ebay link is http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/maltbysstores/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= for Malby Stores. We got the 5kg for £28.99 between us which is about £5.80/kg. Good value compared to little packs from the shop's.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Tina Z. said...

wow, both cards are lovely, I love the lattice die.
aha, I also "read" that the challenge is paper piecing, of course :)
hugs xx

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Anne. Especially love the first one with the beautiful flower background behind your lattice. So creative and beautiful! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Ah just beautiful, oh and thanks for making dumbo here realise the challenge of piercing, duh!! It was after midnight... hugs.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Jane you were not the only one and I had my specs on...

Pat said...

Two really pretty cards Mrs A and how clever to use the embroidery thread to create the lattice and lots of beautiful piercing there too. The waste has been very well used on the second and more great piercing and it shows that you don't need special tools to do it well. x

KandA said...

Two super pretty cards Mrs A. Love the way you used the leftovers to make the second card xx

MagsB said...

Two lovely cards, Mrs A, I love the trellis on the first and the negative space butterflies on the second! They are both so pretty!

love Mags B x

Lindsey said...

What a wonderful die! Really unusual and so effective - really lovely card as a background for ththe butterflies xx

Lindsey said...

What a wonderful die! Really unusual and so effective - really lovely card as a background for ththe butterflies xx

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A, love the vintage designs and so clever to have swapped out the butterfly dies onto the 2nd card...recycling at its best :) x♥xDonnax♥x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A and sorry I haven't visited for awhile I'm trying to get up and running but something always crops up! and congrats on your 7 years in blogland!!! huggles Sue xxxxxxx

Brenda in IN said...

Great cards. I love the embroidery lattice work and lovely background paper. The postage stamp matt is very pretty using the butterfly cutouts. Happy anniversary for your seven years. Your picture is adorable.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous butterfly cards, Mrs. A! This challenge seems doable! I might even be able to do some paper piercing! Let me put on my thinking cap! I miss making my butterfly cards!