Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Gate Fold.

If scheduled posts are working then by the time this goes live we should have our internet back and the problem finally sorted as the engineer was due out on Monday morning.
The New Butterfly Challenge should have gone live today as well.
#120 Spin The Butterfly Wheel With D for Dutch Fold.
Here are my Inspiration cards for you.

1st card uses 
Dutch Fold/Digi Image /Dark Orange/Dartmouth Green/Butterfly

You will find several versions on how to make this Gate Fold card shape over on the Butterfly Blog under the card shapes tab at the top of  the page.  I have used Version I.  The dig image is by A Day For Daisies called 'Flower Frame'. I printed it off twice and coloured one and then fussy cut out. Adhered to the the seond image with 3D pads so that it stands out on the card front.  The design paper is from a paper pack that came free with a Magazine several years ago now. The stickers are Anitas Outline Stickers called Elegant Butterflies Gold. The sentiment was a free stamp from Crafts Beautiful  Mar 2019. 

 Here it is fully opened up and below showing partially closed up.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #188 Spring is here.
Creative Moments #165 Anything goes.
A Bit More Time To Craft #89 Anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #2 Anything goes.
Catch The Bug # Unusual folds.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #102 Anything goes.

2nd card uses 
Denim Blue /Dartmouth Green/Diamonds/Butterfly

On this card I have interpreted  the diamonds as being the design paper but you could of course use diamond gem embellishments.  The diamond paper is a freebie from Making Cards magazine May 2015. The stamp is a Penny Black Slapstick Cling called Lilacs. I used my Marvy Le Plume II water colour pens to ink directly onto the stamp, spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped out onto watercolour paper. I was a bit heavy handed with the spritzing though  and lost some of the definition of the flower head so I used the nib end of the pen to colour back in and rather like the resulting look The sentiment and the die cut butterflies were from my stash. 

Entering the card above into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Double 'D' Challenges # Water colours.
Penny's Paper Crafty #424 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #160 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #349 Use up your snippets ( odd piece of water colour paper in stash)

3rd  card uses 
Dartmouth Green//Butterfly

I have used another Penny black Slapstick/Cling stamp called 'Crimson Blush'. This time I inked the stamp using a memento ink pad onto white card stock and coloured the flowers on the paper with my Marvy Le Plume II  water colour pens and a gold gel pen.  The design paper is a Simply Cards and Paper Craft magazine freebie from a Nitwit collection 'Spring Whimsy'.  The stamped greeting is by Wild Rose Studio clear stamps called Birthday Greetings that I inked using a distressed ink pad. The die cut butterfly is Memory Box Isabella/Pippi with a bit of glitter glue on Pippi and a green pearl.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs# Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #387 Anything goes.
Fab 'N' Funky #434 Just add ink.
Colour Crazy #12 Anything goes.
Scrapping 4 Fun #137 Anything goes.
All Sorts Challenge #513 Use Yellow.

The Butterfly Challenge runs for the next two weeks so I hope you will have time to come and play along. 


White Rose said...

Hi Mrs A what beautiful cards I love how the first one opens out,well done my friend xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning they are just so pretty. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Margreet said...

Beautiful cards!
xxx Margreet

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful cards and what a stunning fold card....all your cards are so pretty and what fabulous inspiration, thank you x.

KandA said...

Three beauties Mrs A, all really fabulous designs especially the second with those lovely lilacs xx

Chris said...

Three stunning cards with beautiful floral images, the first one with the poppy frame really caught my eye, wonderful colours, dp and the design is lovely, haven't ever made a Dutch fold card will have to give it a try!
Glad your internet problems are sorted!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards and stamps. Love the shape on the first card.


Mia said...

All three cards are beautiful, Valery. But I lllove the first one with this interesting shape. I have not tried Dutch shop but I will try to find out more. Kisses, my friend.

Claire said...

Gorgeous colourful blooms on all your cards, I'm glad your back up and running... long may it last x

Sandra H said...

So nice to read your back in the land of blogging with your internet being sorted all of your cards are amazing love the layout of the 1st card so creative it is and gorgeous floral images used on all the cards take care x

Brenda in IN said...

What a cool Dutch fold card that is. Very different than I'm used to. They are all pretty and you have a way with combining stamped images with lovely pattern paper.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully created cards Valery. The floral images are so pretty and so is your colouring, interesting fold on your first one, Kate x

Valerija said...

Wow!! These are all absolutely stunning!
Valerija xx

Michelle said...

These are all so beautiful and the Dutch Fold technique looks lovely - Michelle x

Kathleen said...

A really great selection of cards here ValeryAnne, some lovely images and design but the first card is my favourite, super flowers and gorgeous papers.

Kath x

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are gorgeous! I have never tried this style before! It looks tricky and I'll be checking out your tutorial. I guess that's why it's called a challenge, hehehe! I'll see what I can do! I felt bad that I never got the center step card made, even though it was on my list, so I'm going to see what I can do for this one!

aussie aNNie said...

Wow, loving these gorgeous cards, so brilliantly created.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Water colouring is a technique we all love and this is stunning….and many thanks for joining in our WATER-COLOURING challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
{aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

brenda said...

Three real beauties, love the bold oranges of the first, the vivid blues of the second and sunny yellows of the third, many thanks for joining in our 'Use Yellow' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

Feel I owe you an apology I've not been joining in your challenge for so long, truth is I've done little crafting apart from essential DT work, mojo MIA and health still not all it might be.

B x

Jane Savage said...

What a beautiful rose!
Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane (DT) xxx

Shirley-Anne said...

You did well to save the image colouring . Actually a very lovely card . thanks for sharing your make with us here at
Good luck with your entry
Shirley-Anne DT

Di said...

Great to see you in the playground and so pleased it seems as if your internet problems are now sorted out! Who would have thought it was the router - surely that's one of the first things you suspect and check? And yes, Dudley is totally adorable thanks. One bundle of fluffy happiness - although right now he's a bit miffed as it's far too wet for his walk. So, he's now lying in wait for the grocery delivery to take it out on them!


Linby said...

A lovely trio of cards. The first folded one is a great design.
Thanks for joining in with my use yellow challenge at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Vicki said...

Beautiful cards! Love your color choices on all of them. I especially love the lilacs. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Water Color" Challenge.

Diane said...

All the cards are pretty...looks like you had fun making them! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL Valery! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Watercolor’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

lichazul said...

looks so cool cards
congrats Valerie
hugs and good vibes

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving your cards and the first one is really clever. Thanks for the visit over at mine too. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Karen said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A and a shape or type I've never heard of. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, sadly the health issues aren't sorted yet and I'm waiting for a hospital appointment which is never fast these days. I'm just very grateful that I felt up to crafting and blogging - five months is a long break lol! I hope you are keeping well too xx

pinky said...

Beautiful selection of cards Valery! I have never heard of a dutch fold but I am definitely going to try do one this weekend and join in the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mummylade said...

Very pretty creations! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

Suze said...

Three lovely floral cards. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

Barbara said...

Good that your internet is back as these cards are wonderful, all of them. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Water Color" Challenge.

Barbara DT

Greta said...

These are so creative & wonderful, Mrs A! I especially love the second card with the diamond paper, gorgeous lilacs & sweet butterflies! So glad you've got internet again!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful cards
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Three fabulous samples for the new challenges and particularly love the first one with the poppies!

Kleri said...

Great projects!Excellent use of the patterned papers!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
Kleri DT (My blog)

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

mixamatoasties said...

Great cards.

Thanks for sharing at FabNFunky.

KathyA. said...

Mrs. A, it is so fun to get to post a DT comment on your entry since you are always so kind to stop by my blog.
Your cards are all lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. DT Kathy []

Majda said...

I love the elegance and softness of this beautiful card!
Thank you for joining the Scrapping4fun.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
Majda DT

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous set of cards. Emma

Silke said...

Wow, you've been so busy. So many beautiful cards were created. Many thanks for sharing your great flower greetings, also at Colour Crazy Challenge.
Hugs, Silke