Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Any shape but square.

It's time for a new challenge over on the Butterfly blog.
#86 Butterflies + A is for Any Shape and/or the colour of Quartz.

So any card shape that is not just a plain square and below is the definition of the colour Quartz.

Quartz colour definition:
 Quartz can be colourless, white, purple, pink, brown, black, also gray, green, orange, yellow , blue and red. Sometimes multi coloured or banded.

I have two cards today to show as my inspiration for you.

Card No 1 using the Joy fold shape and the colour of Blue quartz and Colourless quartz on the butterfly's wings.

 The front showing the folds of the card closed up and tied with a ribbon bow. The papers are all from Lili of the Valley's NitWit collections 'Pastel Dreams' Paper pad.The sentiment has been die cut twice and layered up using a die cut by Presscut from Crafts- Too. The flowers ribbon and hessian butterflies are from my stash. I used 'Splitcoaststampers' excellent tutorial for making the card shape up.

On the inside of the card I added an additional pocket and pull out  tag which can have an extra personal message added for the recipient. 

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #186 Anything goes.
TuesdayThrowdown #362 More than one fold.
Through The Craftroom Door # Anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #134  Anything goes.
Aud Sentiments #189 Use a two word sentiment.

Card No 2 uses a Brand new 'Rounded Strip Die Set 'from Tonic Studios and I have loosely taken the picture on the outside of the packet as inspiration for the card shape below. Again I have used Lili of the Valley's Nitwit collection paper pad. This one is called 'Snow Princess'. I have gone with the Quartz colour of Purple and Colourless quartz on the butterfly using  parchment  paper for the top layer and sparkle glue.  The sentiment is a die cut by Cheery Lynn Designs. The ribbon and sequins from my stash.

Hope I have given you some  ideas. The challenge is back to it's normal time frame of two weeks.

As the Tonic die cut is a NBUS I am entering this card into the following challenge:

which of course is run by my dear friend Darnell and ably helped/hindered by Hammy.

NBUS Challenge #12 ~ Day Three 


Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A.! Beautiful colours, fabulous dies, and I love the butterflies!
Valerija xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards for our inspiration Valery.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Two very beautiful cards, the folds are amazing, you've used such gorgeous papers too Valery. I hope you are keeping well and coping, Kate x

Donna said...

Such fabulous fold, colors, papers and so many fantastic details on both cards Mrs.A!

Mac Mable said...

Wow-Absolutely amazing and so beautiful x

Ella said...

Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog!
Your cards are beautiful! Greetings from Holland!
Hugs, Ella

Sandra H said...

Two amazing cards Mrs A and great styles too! x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such lovely cards and wooo I never knew quartz came in so many colors!!
Dr Sonia

Mrs.B said...

Two lovely cards Mrs A. Love the new shaped die, and the papers are so pretty.
Hadn't realised quartz came in so many colour variations.
Nice to see you back blogging.
Hugs Avril xx

Suze said...

These are lovely Mrs A. Love the idea of the extra pocket on the inside of the Joyfold card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Both your cards are so beautiful, love the Joy fold shape and all the details you put inside and outside! But my favourite is the purple one... Such amazing shape, borders and colors!! The Snow Princess dp from LOTV was my favourite paper pack, and I'm so sad that it has been retired with all the other fab papers of this brand!

Kathleen said...

Two really super cards and great colours, quite a variety of choice on the colours in this challenge. Two great shapes of card and lovely papers.

Kath x

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Mrs A. and I love the joy fold and the way it opens out to show the pretty papers you have used, and love the added butterflies and flowers, and also the pretty blue ribbon tie. x

Pat said...

Sorry, I meant to say how much I love the purple card with its pretty curved shape and spotted ribbon too, and another gorgeous butterfly. x

Darnell said...

You've created two amazing shaped cards, Anne! I can imagine the schparkle and shine on them IRL must be brilliant!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #12, my butterfly friend!! Hugs, Darnell

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, love the pretty papers on the top one and card fold and the fab shape of the bottom one :) Sorry I havent been around lately, finally catching up now I think !
Hugs Kaz xx

R's Rue said...


coldwaters2 said...

WOW Mrs A these are two beautiful creations I love them both the card designs are ACE
lorraine x

Mia said...

Two adorable cards, Mrs A. I love butterflies!!!!!!!!!

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards, both are so pretty x

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous cards, love the colors and designs!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Createology said...

Lovely cards and the sizes and fold-outs are spectacular. xo

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the colours and all the extra little bits on the inside of the first one, and the shape of the second is sooo pretty. One of these days, I shall pop along and take part in the butterfly challenge but life only gave me 24 hour days and I feel I need more than that to get everything done :) x

Billie A said...

Pretty cards and colors. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative with Stamps
Catch the bug
Inspiration Destination
Paper Play Sketches
The Merry Christmas Challenge
sunny day crafting
pause dream enjoy
craftaholic R US

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both fabulous makes hun, but I love the folds & papers you have used for the first one best xx

Thank you for sharing with us over at 'Inspiration Destination'
Hope to see you joining us again next time!
Hugs Shell xx

Greta said...

You're so creative, Mrs A! Both are beautiful, but I especially love the second one! The rose edge is wonderful!