Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Here I Am!

Internet is back up and running but still playing up so is not going to last very long. Typing as fast as I can.!!
Well update on the drains which turned out to be a mega job. The little tanker got sent out to clear the blockage and pumped 400 litres of water through/or attempted to  down the pipes to no avail and gave it up as a bad job. Finally the big tanker arrived (or as The Doc has nick named it Big Bertha) and took 4 hours to clear the pipes. In doing so they found the water hydrant out on the main road was faulty so that had to be dug up and replaced. They also found the syphons regulating the stream running through the village were blocked as well and need to be regulated. All in all a big messy job.
Still monitoring my laptop for unwanted guests.
So onto the new challenge for the Butterfly challenge which started today.
#108 Spin The  Butterfly Wheel with the Letter S. 

Here are my first two cards to give you some inspiration. 

Using Scarlet/ Sequins/ Butterfly.
The digital  image is Oriental Poppy by Just Inklined. Coloured using my Marvy Le Plume water colour pens and picking the colour up scribbled on  an acrylic block and then blending  with a water pen.  Once dry I have edged with a gold gel pen.  The wooden butterfly  and sequins are from my stash.  The sentiment is by Xcut and has been die cut 3 times and glued together for extra thickness.

Entering into the following challenges:
Angies Digital Stamps Challenge#24 Anything goes with no twist.
Crafts Galore #55 Anything goes.
Dig Stamp 4 Joy #152 Anything goes + Flower frenzy.

 Next card Using Sea Green/ Spots/ Butterfly.
This card uses another Tilda Image called Berry Tilda. Coloured using my Graph'it and Promarker pens. Edged with a gold gel pen. The design paper is a freebie from Making Cards Aug 2014 called 'Patchwork Pals'. Green paper is also a freebie from Apple blossom Card Making collection 2018 which I have run through a Crafts -Too embossing folder called 'Spots'. The spotty ribbon is from my stash along with the butterflies . Sentiment is not showing up very clearly but it says Just For You and is again an Xcut die that I cut out twice and glued together for added thickness. 

Hope to see you playing along.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty #399 Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #375 Anything goes.
Addicted To Stamps #311 Anything goes.
Southern Girls # Spots and Dots.


Doreen said...


brenda said...

Super inspiration and of course love the Poppy creation. Will get my thinking cap on for this one.

B x

Donna said...

Two beautiful cards, like the butterfly embellishments on both! Good luck with the internet.

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning I love them both. It sounds like a huge job to sort out the drains. I hope your internet lasts. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Brenda in IN said...

Well no wonder you had trouble with the drains. Both of these are so pretty. I love the colored image of the Oriental Poppy and the bright paper on the second card.. Tilda is so cute.

Why can't your nose be 12 inches long? Then it would be a foot.

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Valery, that was some job, pleased it's fixed though.
Beautifully designed cards, especially the first one, I love poppies and your colours and design are gorgeous, Kate x

Sylvia said...

They are both beautiful,Valery.Very pretty coloured too.Hopefully your Internet problems will be solved soon.


Mac Mable said...

You are so unlucky with technology and the drains Valery x Thinking of you and sending hugs x Two fabulous cards, both so very different and both wonderful x.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, such terrific days you have had! I'm glad that now all is resolved!
beautiful examples as inspiration for the new challenge wheel, love the poppies so beautifully watercoloured and the touch of gold makes them precious!
Very pretty also the second card with the Tilda and the dimensional sentiment.

Kathleen said...

Had to smile as it is quite a while since I have heard the expression 'Big Bertha' Lovely colour combinations and a gorgeous poppy stamp.

Kath x

Anne said...

Lovely cards, the gold you've added to the poppies is a beautiful touch.
Nothing is ever straight forward is it, hope you've seen the last of your problems.
Anne x