Wednesday, November 07, 2018


A New challenge starts today over on the Butterfly Blog.

Here are my cards for some  inspiration.

1st card is using  Rose pink/ Round/ Butterfly.

The Rose stamp is by Clearly Besotted along with the sentiment  and coloured using my Marvy LePlume II water colour pens by scribbling the colour onto an acetate block and picking up with a water pen.  Diecut using the largest  Sizzix scalloped circle in my set . The design paper is from LOTV  NitWit collections 'Pastel Dreams' paper pad.  I adhered the circle onto the front of the card with 3D pads and the silver edging and the circle butterfly are from my stash. 

Entering the above card into these challenges only:
Colour Crazy Challenge #44 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #154 Anything goes.
Allsorts Challenge #492 Pretty papers.
Crafter's Castle #11 Anything goes.
Love To Craft #28 Anything goes.
Love To Scrap #115 Anything goes.

2nd card is using  Royal blue/Recycling/Butterfly.
On this card the recycling element is a reused table napkin. I didn't use the cling film method but tried another way using a  glue stick and found it worked just as well and less fidly than getting the iron and cling film out. Once the glue had dried which didn't take very long I trimmed to size and neaten and attached to front of the base card made from Royal blue card stock. The gold edging and sentiment were from my stash. 

The longest part of making this card was watching all the You Tube videos as I was sure there were other ways of reusing a napkin and there are!!

Challenge runs for 2 weeks and I will show you the last two cards using the elements on the wheel next week.  Hope you will come and play along.

Entering this card only into the following challenges;
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
A Bit More Time To Craft #79 Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #436 Anything goes/Add a sentiment.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends # #93 anything goes.
Crafts Galore #57 Anything goes.Unicorn challenge
Unicorn Challenge #38 Use a sentiment.


Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A l just love the backgrounds on both your card and the recycle table napkin is gorgeous as always nice to see on any cards great they both are too!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Valery Anne. Great inspiration for us all.

Sue xx

KandA said...

Two wonderful cards Mrs A, especially the second with the fabulous butterfly - who's ever imaging that started life as a napkin xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning I love them both. I haven't used napkins to make cards yet. I must give this a try. Enjoy the rest of the week. Hugs Jackie xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful pp on both backgrounds and a pretty rose along with that stunning butterfly.

What gets wetter the more it dries?

A towel.

Sylvia said...

2 wonderful cards,ValeryAnne.What a stunning butterfly on the second card.


Valerija said...

WOW! These are stunning. The colours are so bright and your cards are gorgeous.
Valerija xx

cuilliesocks said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous Valery, your second card is wonderful with that large colourful butterfly, love them both, Kate x

Michelle said...

Two very beautiful cards - love the gold detailing on these - Michelle x

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful cards, the first one is so sweet, love your watercolouring and the way you painted the bottle! The second one looks stunning! Great recycling of that wonderful napkin, wow! Such amazing big butterly! Really gorgeous with the blue and gold edges!

Kathleen said...

Two really super cards with lovely images and pretty papers. Great butterfly on the second card.
Thank you for joining our 'Pretty Papers' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Angela B said...

Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Diane said...

Wow Valery what a lovely selection of card designs.

Hugs Diane

brenda said...

A really lovely Rose creation for our 'Pretty Papers' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

Your napkin art is beautiful, I had never tried it until I watched it being demoed at a show last year and became quite hooked, wonder if I have a napkin that fits the current butterfly wheel, hmmmm.

B x

Janette said...

Your cards are gorgeous and the napkin use looks fab...Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week and good luck in the challenge.x

Linby said...

That is a pretty paper! Lovely card, so sweet. Love your napkin art. When I learnt to do it I used modge podge but that was onto grey board.

Margo said...

Your cards are really fabulous ValeryAnne !
Thank you for joining over at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge
Margo GDT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Both cards are stunning. The first card is beautiful coloured with watercolour. It fits our challenge this week. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

Carol L said...

A wonderful pair of cards you've made here, and I must say that recycled napkin is marvelous! Such gorgeous colors and design!

Sue Crease said...

Super butterfly card you are sharing with us today at LPCF

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty first card and wow on the second. The butterfly napkin looks fabulous and great to fin different ways to use them and transfer them. Wonderful cards, both of them X

Mia said...

Both beautiful cards, Valery. I love the napkin technique. Kisses, my friend.

crafty-stamper said...

Love the simple flower image and pretty B.paper.Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
Carol DT x
Beautiful butterfly card too
Carol x

Catie Cuddles said...

Cute card.
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Monika Kobus said...

Lovely cards, both! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. DT Monika.

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie GDT @ CCC

Sandra van Blaricum said...

these are so beautiful!!
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.

Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

Susan Renshaw said...

Two great cards Mrs A!
Love your colouring of the rose on the first!
I was then looking to see what stamp you had used on the find it is a table napkin! Brilliant!

Samantha Squires said...

Beautiful cards.Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creations Mrs A, love the images and designs! Thank you for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy! Hope to see you again!
~ GDT Sherry x

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Wonderful cards! I love the butterfly one; soooo pretty! Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s November Challenge! –Tasha ☺

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen