Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Butterflies + Z is for Zodiac and/or the colour Buttermilk

It is time for a new challenge over on the Butterfly Blog.
#88 Butterflies + Z is for Zodiac and/or the colour Buttermilk.

Now I'm  certainly not advocating that you should go out and buy any stamps/dies etc to accommodate the theme so just take a minute or two and take stock of what you already have in your stash and really think outside of the box.

With twelve signs to choose from you could pick
Libra -  Scales  (or even just use a balanced design)
Gemini -  Twins (so two of something on your card)
Sagittarius (Love or arrows)
Virgo  (A woman)
Aquarius ( jug or water with flowers)
Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer can be  depicted by something of a fish/water scene.
Leo (lion), Aries (ram/ sheep), Capricorn (goat), Taurus (bull)
or even just stars/world for the universe.

Don't forget the butterfly though.
Here is my inspiration for you.
My first card is depicting the zodiac sign Leo.

I have literally  had this card front in my used card box for ever and a day. It was a birthday card received by my son and I had kept it because it made me smile.  Not only that but when  I pulled it out to use, it also had the little butterfly on it! I have made an  elongated easel card to show of Leo.
Brown and Cream leather effect cardstock for the card base came from my stash along with the gold peel off sentiment. 

Entering this card into the following challenges:
City Crafter #385:  Jungle animals.
Inspiration Destination #136: Anything goes+ optional twist of Easel card.
The Crafters Cafe #183: Shaped card..

Second card depicts the sign of the Zodiac Libra.
I remembered that I had this Scribbles Designs digi called 'Weigh in Diva' and I thought that the scales would be perfect for Libra. I have made a twisted Easel card this time. The Pink and Cornish Cream cardstock came from my stash.  I created the sentiment in word and printed off the punch line.  Butterflies were punched out already from scrapes and I layered 3 up on each butterfly to give a bit of substance to them. A pink gem finished them off. 

So as you can see I only used items already in my stash. Hope you will have a sort through yours too and come and play along.  Challenge runs for 2 weeks and I will show you some more inspiration next week making some Zodiac tags.


Veerle said...

Wonderful inspiration cards ValeryAnne but my favourite is the cute Lion. Love these colours. Hugs Veerle

KandA said...

Two fabulous cards Mrs A. Love the super lion xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning that lion is so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Valery, I love the cute lion of the top card, but the bottom card really made me smile, such a great image. I was just in the process of sorting out stash to make a card for the last challenge, I'll have to put it away now and think again.

Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mrs A these are two fantastic creations I especially love the first one being an animal lover, the second one is such fun, excellent work
lorraine x

AlisonC said...

I've just dropped the scales on my head.

Mac Mable said...

What a clever and cute way of interpreting the challenge. Love them both x

Craftychris said...

Both these are fabulous! I absolutely love the Leo image - so cute and your second card made me smile! Love all your ideas to make the challenge easier for everyone - will try and join in if I am able - I keep saying that but then don't manage! Hugs xxxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely fabulous cards Valery, what brilliant designs, love the lion image ,the expression on his face is brilliant, and what a fun image on your second card, love it Kate x

Kathleen said...

Love, love, love that Lion card.
Super fun second card too.

Kath x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

:D Such fun couple of cards!!They make me smile! The cute lion with the butterfly is a delight, you have done so well to reuse it! And the gold sentiment plus the design of the easel make this card very elegant! Strike! :)
The second one is very humorous and makes me giggle. I have to try this way to weigh myself LOL. You are so clever, both the cards made with your stash are really brilliant to fit the theme!

Di said...

Brilliant my friend! LOVE Leo the Lion and I'm gonna use my scales this way in future!


Di xx

Di said...

Snort! x

Liz said...

Fabulous cards, Mrs A. I especially love the second one - a perfect way to use scales! xx

Greta said...

These are both so clever & cute, Mrs. A! Never thought to weigh myself like that--gotta try it--haha!

Darnell said...

I love both your super cute and super fun cards, Anne! That scale chick really karacked me up!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandra H said...

So inspiring Mrs A both your cards are so adorable enjoy your day xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
beautiful cards and such wonderful designs.
Love the cute Lion on the first he is sweet looking with the wonderful butterfly too.
Beautiful colours on the second and that image is so super.
Maybeeeeeee I should try weighing myself like that. LOL.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mia said...

I love your beautiful cards, Valerie. My sister is a Libra. Such a fun Libra card!!! Kisses, my friend.

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulous cards, and all stuff from your stash! That's marvelous! I love using older products, and finishing partially made projects from the past. You have inspired me with these pretties, ValeryAnne! Both are fantastic! hugs, de

aussie aNNie said...

Great cards and funny second to see cards to make one [aNNie]

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your cute lion, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Cara said...

Fabulous inspiration, love the lion's expression and the scales card is brilliant x

Karenladd said...

Oh, I love your interpretation the zodiac clever and fun! I'll have to see if I can whip up a card for the challenge because I think I actually have some zodiac stamps in my stash.

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, these are so creative and perfect for the challenge, love them!

Barb said...

Great inspiration. Two super fun cards! I love that lion's face. Now thinking cap on. Barbxx

cass said...

Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Shaped Card" challenge.

Loose Stitches said...

Both are fabulous cards Mrs A, love the designs and of course the butterflies. :)
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Dorothy S said...

what an adorable lion - and the other card certainly brings a smile! Good to see you at the Crafter's Cafe challenge this week - be sure to stop by tomorrow for the new challenge. Dorothy S, DT member