Wednesday, January 31, 2018

All Change.

The Butterfly Challenge has had a revamp as it enters its 5th year of challenges. The current challenge is


Here are my inspiration cards for you.
First up using Butterflies/Cornflower Blue/Corners.

 At first glance you might think it is a Joy fold card but it isn't. I used blue card stock for the base cutting it to 14cm square. I then cut the front of the card in half taking away 7cm.  This piece was then turned sideways and attached to the remaining front of the card after I had layered it up with cream card stock and design paper called 'Sew Pretty' by Aspire Crafts.  The butterfly is by Inkylicious from their 'Flutters 1' stamp set which I have coloured using blue and cream inks and then fussy cut out. Happy Birthday sentiment is by Stampography. Silver corners and ribbon from my stash.

Entering this card only into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers # 142 Anything goes.
Fashionable Stamping #131 Anything goes.



My second card uses Butterflies/Checks/ Crimson. If you look carefully I have also used Cream and Corners so I have used over half of the elements on this card.  Base is Crimson card stock which  I have layered up with a cream check design paper from the Nitwit Collection Thimble 'n' threads which came free in Simply Homemade craft magazine. The red check paper is called 'Homegrown'by Hot off the Press. The sentiments are by Inkylicious and Stampography.  Ribbon bow and roses from my stash. Butterflies punched out using my SU punch.
Card is based on one I saw in a card magazine from several years ago.

I decorated the inside of the card to match.


 Hope you have been inspired to play along. Challenge runs for a fortnight as before and I will show you more ideas next week using the remaining elements on the wheel.

29 comments:

dutchess said...

Lovely inspirational card Valery....such a beautiful blue on your first card and I love the design xxx

Ella said...

I love yours butterfly cards! Very nice!
Hugs!

Valerija said...

Love the changes. You made two amazing cards. Great job!
Valerija xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Valery, I especially love the top one with the cornflower blue. Great inspiration.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

Two great cards for inspiration - off to check out the Butterfly challenge to see what the change is all about

Barb said...

Two really lovely cards Mrs. A. Great inspiration. I particularly like the blue card. Barbxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW both your cards are fabulous and cleverly designed Mrs A...love the creative use of the metal corners
Cheers
Dr Sonia

scrAPpamondo said...

Very inspiring both, Mrs A.! Love the simple and warm feel of the second one, but also the gorgeous look of the first one, such a delight!

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

Beautiful cards :) love those crimsom checks, very cool

Mac Mable said...

So clever and great use of papers and layouts. Amazing first card with those corners and such a beautiful colour of blue. Contemporary and gorgeous second card and loving the red check paper x

KandA said...

Two fabulous cards Mrs A, both great designs and colours xx

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Margreet said...

Both are beautiful cards!
xxx Margreet

cuilliesocks said...

What two wonderful cards Valery, your design and colour pallet of the first card is gorgeous, love the metal corners. A really pretty second card, love the colours here too, Kate x x

Mrs.B said...

Two lovely cards Mrs A. that's a great design on the first and the papers are so pretty. Great colour choice on the 2nd as it really works with the cream.
Avril xx

Kathleen said...

Your first card is really beautiful, lovely design and papers, very elegant card.
Nice bright and cheerful card for the second make, the warmth is very welcome after the snow today.

Kath x

Di said...

Fabby cards and I LOVE the new spin (pun intended!) on the Butterfly Challenge. All I need to do is find time to play along now - super to have more choices. And I do hope loads of peeps come and play in your challenge.

Hugs

Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a wonderful cards and their designs are so super.
Love the very 2 differnt styles and colour choices.
Beautiful Butterflies also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful butterfly cards.The first one is my favorite.Love the fab designpaper.

Gr,Sylvia x

terrie said...

Great challenge and what a great idea with card 1 by turning the side cut off panel sideway...
Card two with the great color combo...
well done and tfs

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Both are wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Greetings Carola

Donna said...

How fabulous are both of these cards! Like the fold and the soft colors of the first one and the bright cheery colors and design of your second card!

Carol L said...

Both cards are so lovely! I'm loving the colors on the first one with those wonderful papers and silver corner embellishments. The 2nd is so pleasing to the eye with the soft plaid and red gingham together. Love that little tag with the bow too :)

Diane said...

Lovely designs Valery, I love the patterned paper, silver corners and butterfly. Your second design with the fun gingham paper and cut outs is super cute.

Hugs Diane

Createology said...

Lovely Butterfly cards. I believe there can never be too many Butterfly cards or anything else, Creative Butterfly Bliss...<3

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards, I hope your revamp of the challenge brings in lots more entries. I'm certainly going to try to play along more this year x

Merry said...

Such pretty cards , that first card is really lovely with those wonderful corners

Dotstolines said...

Both your cards are pretty! Lovely layers and layout! Thanks for playing with us at Through The Craftroom Door ATG Challenge! Looking forward to seeing you again next time and good luck!
Regards,
Sunila & Aditi- DT
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Janis said...

So very pretty, Mrs A! I love the new changes to the challenge, but so glad to see that the fabulous inspiration from your elegant butterfly cards remains the same!!
<3 J

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