Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Butterflies and Bees.

What a gorgeous day it has been today. Seen a couple of butterflies again in the garden and a huge bumble bee  busy searching for somewhere to make a home so my first card for you  is quite appropriate.
It's the second week of  #74 Butterflies +E  is for Edges and/or the colour Mint green.
Here is some more  inspiration for you.

Card base has the pre cut butterflies edge already on it. The image is by Hunkydory from their 'Second little book of flowers'. I backed the inside of the card with a very pale mint card stock that matched the leaves on the flowers perfectly.  Sentiment is a multi coloured sticker  from my stash.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Catch The Bug # Birds, Bees, Butterflies.
Come and Get It Challenges # Things with wings.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Love to Craft #8 Anything goes.

My second card uses  darker mint card stock for the base card and a Digi paper  'Shabby Roses 02c' by Cameo Shop on Etsy.  The butterrfly edges are a tonic border punch.  Sentiment is a glitter sticker from my stash as are the white roses. The butterrfly created in the middle is 'Theo Butterfly' by Poppy Stamps. I die cut from a square of card and then inlaid the butterfly back inside. Turned both over and secured the butterfly down at the the edges and then covered with a piece of acetate cut to the same size as the square. I have adapted an idea I saw here on Laurel's blog  and created the  shaker element using the little waste butterflies from the tonic die punch edge strip for the inside. You can just see them inside the wings of the butterfly. 

It was such a nice day that I took the photos out in the garden.
Entering into the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack #179 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper # Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds Creations #24 Anything goes.
Scrapper's Delights # 64 Anything goes.
The Flower Challenge #6 Anything goes with florals.

Unicorn Challenge #19 Go green.
Win and Tonic # Anything goes.(Used Tonic butterfly border punch.)


Mac Mable said...

The first card is so pretty and loving the colour combination on your second card x

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful cards :) love the many creative ways in which butterflies have been incorporated. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the soft, sweetness of that first one. And the second, with a shaker (which I always love!) is really fun! Great idea to use the "leftover" butterflies from the border! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the dies you used.
Valerija xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Valery, I love the edge on the first card, and the border punch you've used on the second.

Sue xx

KandA said...

Both wonderful cards Mrs A and I love that Hunkydory image xx

cuilliesocks said...

Two wonderful cards Valery, the first one has a gorgeous image and the edge die is so pretty, beautifully designed and coloured second card, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful inspirational cards Mrs A, the butterfly border die cut is so pretty.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, these are so beautiful. I love the papers and the dies. They merged together so well and made fantastic cards. You really have an eye for doing this. The shaker is very cool. I'm glad you are having some nice warm weather. I'm sure we will have some someday!

Stampsnob. said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely .....I don't see your link but Unicorn Ch is glad you joined u s .Lis

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. I always love the butterflies. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two fabulous cards, and I'm in love with the first one! Wow! So elegant and delicate! Great image and just amazing butterflies on that border!
Great work also for your second creation! So glad to know that you too use the tiny butterflies from that tonic punch edger! :D I think that they look amazing as shaker elements!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what wonderful cards and they are both beautifully created.
Love the edge on the first such a lovely card stock to be able to buy.
Beautiful image of the flowers.
Your second is very pretty too and the colour is gorgeous.
Yes you are right about the weather I just saw the most massive Bumble Bee in my garden also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dana Johnson said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana

Diane said...

Two really lovely card designs Valery, with the wonderful images and die cuts.

Hugs Diane

Barb said...

Two really beautiful cards Mrs. A. What a lovely image on the first. I kove the inset butterfly on the second and the borders on both are gorgeous. Barbxx

Kathleen said...

Two super card but the first one is just gorgeous, yes I do like the Butterfly edge and the flowers and colours are just fabulous.

Kath x

Carla's Cards said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing with Creative Lady Birds!

Greta said...

Beautiful here today, but rain is coming back. Love your cards, Mrs. A! The border on the first one is stunning & love the mint color & butterfly die on the second card!

Alpna said...

Two beautiful cards! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

N-Eva said...

Beautiful cardS and a lovely colour palette.Thank you for your time to play with us at Come And Get It challenge Neva

MagsB said...

These are so pretty, hun, and the mint green is gorgeous on both!

love Mags B x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

Tina Z. said...

I love these great flowers and the border!

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous cards, love the images and dies!
Hugs, Sherry x

Donna said...

These are both fabulous Mrs. A, like the soft colors and designs. Appreciate your sweet comments on my blog minutes ago. Enjoy your weekend!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

What beautiful cards! 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.
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Merry said...

Lovely work, I really love that butterfly edge on the first card.

Andrea W said...

Both cards are terrific and perfect for Spring. So glad you shared one of your creations at Catch The Bug.

cass said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Viv said...

Such pretty cards Mrs A. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Karren said...

Beautiful floral cards! Lovely detailed edges to them. Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.

Pippa said...

Love your first card, so pretty and a clever use of the die cut border card blank. Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Craft. Pippa DT