Thursday, February 16, 2017

R is for Piercing.

Oops!. I seem to have unintentionally caught some of you out on the latest Butterfly Challenge.
You see there is an 'R' in the word making it Piercing and not Piecing. 
Here is my next inspiration card for you as the challenge still has one more week to run. 

I fancied doing some more watercolouring with my Marvy Le Plume II pens. I love the results even though I only have a few of the colours at present as they are proving quite hard to get hold of. I have had to source them from several different places. Just 3 colours here red, orange and lt green. I very loosely got the idea for the card shape from Jennifer Mcguire's Stamped edge gate fold   but I have used just one piece of card  from  an A4 sized sheet cut  in half lengthways  and then folded at 4.5 and 9.  I have overlaid with watercolour card cut to shape as well. Stamps used are by Marianne Design CS 0927 clear stamp.
I used the Misti stamp positioner  so that I could colour each of the stalks  and petals individually and then used the pens scribbled onto a palette and  picked up with a fine paint brush to colour the flowers and butterflies in.  Trimmed the bottom of the card around the butterflies. I have pierced around the edge just using a long stick pin and a ruler for guidance (not too evenly I have to say). Practice makes perfect. Lol.

This is the poppy border which is on the inside flap that opens down. Again I have pierced around the image for impact.

A gold sticker sentiment completes the front which flaps up to show the inside panel which I have decorated with just one butterfly and the pierced edging. 

Hope you will flutter by and play along now you know there is an 'R' in the challenge.

Entering into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet #156  Anything goes.
A Gem Of A Challenge #187 Add a butterfly.
Patties Creations #131 Use lots of red.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Love To Craft #7 Anything goes.
The Crafty Addicts #33 Anything goes +add a sentiment.
Crafts and Me # Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #23 Anything goes,
Scrapper's Delights #63 Anything goes.
TLC Creations #8 Anything goes.
Unicorn Challenge #18 Butterflies or hearts.


  1. Such a beautiful card. I love the colour, the pretty shape and the layered aspect xx

  2. Wonderful card. Love everything about it!
    Valerija xx

  3. Gorgeous watercoloured card Anne. Love the piercing around the images! And what a cool fold on this card too. xx

  4. What a lovely card...such vibrant colours and clever piercing xx

  5. This card is so pretty. 'i am going to pin this one so I remember all the details!
    Your paper piercing looks fabulous here. Love the fold style of your card...another reason to pin it!!!

  6. Two of my Favourite things things Butterflies and poppies, They make sunning cards Well done


  7. Love your cards Mrs A. I have just updated my entry for your Butterfly challenge to show that there IS piercing around the edges of the flower :)
    Crafty hugs x

  8. This is such a pretty design, could be used in so many ways. It's very clever and beautifully coloured.

  9. Fabulous card, love your painting. I was one that initially got caught out, teach me not to read properly.x {aNNie}

  10. Gorgeous creation with great coloring!
    xxx Margreet

  11. This Mrs A is gorgeous!! so vibrant and the piercing is stunning too hope enjoy your day sending lots of love x

  12. What a beautiful collection of cards this is. I love the bright happy colours Mrs. A and lots of lovely piercing too. Barbxx

  13. Wow, that's a lot of piercing you did. I love the scalloped border and the bright, fun flowers. It brings spring right into my heart. Very pretty card!

  14. That's a really beautiful card Mrss A! Love your watercolour butterflies too xx

  15. Isn't easy make a handmade piercing with a lot of curve, but you realized a fab work, inside and outside of your card! Love the sweet flowers and butterflies, fab stamping and colouring!

  16. Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card I love the design and the butterflies and tulips are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. what a fabulous card, love the watercolouring, and you have excelled in the piercing for sure xxx

  18. Hi Mrs A,
    what a brilliant card and the design is really super too.
    Love your wonderful colouring and the paper pieRcing too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Well isn't that funny as my challenge las t week at Allsorts was paper piecing and half the entries did paper piercing.
    Love, love, love the colours on these cards and really lovely flowers.

    Kath x

  20. Beautifully coloured poppies Valery, your card is gorgeous, Kate x

  21. these are just beautiful Valery - I love them to bits - and the piercing looks fab xx

  22. These are just gorgeous, Mrs A, what beautiful bright colours!

    love Mags B x

  23. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  24. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Beautiful card design with pretty butterflies. I need to ink my butterfly stamps again & join the challenges.

  25. A beautiful card and a fabulous design. The stamps are wonderful and the colours you've used are gorgeous xx

  26. This is a realy beauty Mrs A. Love the colours and stamps and such a super design xx

  27. wow great work!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Ladybird Creations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  28. Beautiful stamps and love the watercolouring--Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
    Carol DT x

  29. Lovely cut this is pretty TFS Unicorn Ch... Lis

  30. A very pretty and clever card design. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Anything Goes' February 2017.
    Nicola CGE DT Amethyst Lily Designs

  31. Beautifully painted and embossed. I love the bright orange colors!Thanks for joining us at the Scrappers Delights Challenge! Becky DT

  32. Gorgeous card Mrs A! I love the beautiful bright colors!
    Sherry x

  33. Valery this is perfect for our 8th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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