Thursday, February 13, 2020

Stepping Out.

Just had a rather full on week so I am running late posting this card.  Hope you were all safe with the storm at the weekend. We had a lot of rain and high winds with lots of trees down along the roads and quite a few fences down too. We had a tree go over in the front garden which fortunately hit the grass and not the fencing and a gateway post sheared off but nothing else broken or damaged. Will wait till the next storm this weekend is out of the way before tackling the tree. Not good news with our friend Brian. The treatment has not worked so he still can't move or feel his legs and will now be in a wheel chair. He is still in hospital until alterations and full time carers are in place for him at home.

It is the second week already  of the Butterfly Challenge for Step Block Cards   and here is another inspiration for you.

Using Version II and Step block/Stitching /Sage/Salmon and Butterfly from the  current wheel.
You will find the tutorials for making Version I and II over on the Butterfly Blog on the Card Shapes page which is at the top under the banner.

 The two flower  papers are a freebie  from Paper Crafts June 2016 ' Hunkydory Boutique'. The green is from the Works and the reverse had butterflies on it and from the scraps left over I fussy cut the Salmon Butterfly out. The sentiment is by Kanban and the die cut  'Sent with Love' is by John Next Door. Both of them have been added to  SU punched out labels.  The two sized hearts are woodware punches.
 Entering into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar #298 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #179 Anything goes.
Daring Cardmakers # Use 3 elements on your card. Colours/flowers/hearts.
All Sorts Challenge #558 Add a Heart.
Creative Craft Cottage #126 Add a Heart.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #125 Anything goes.
Make My Monday #115 I Heart you.
Crafter's Castle #26 Anything goes.
Creatalicious Challenges #180 Anything goes with optional hearts.
Through The Craftroom Door # Anything goes.


Suze said...

Sorry to hear that Brian's treatment didn't work. He will have a lot of adjustments having to use a wheelchair. Good to hear that you didn't suffer too much damage with the storm. It sounds bad. I need to find some time to tackle a step card - life is hectic for me at the moment.

dutchess said...

Great shaped card and lovely paper choices’s stunning ...a real mantle pleaser.
At last the wind has dropped here so I can go out again,it sets off my asthma....dreading the next storm xxx

Sandra H said...

So sorry Mrs A to read regarding your friend Brian lets hope he will get feeling at sometime maybe it's just going to take a little longer that thought-your step card is amazing so creative too love the colours we had a quiet day today the winds had decided to take a break but like your storm Dennis will be with us over the weekend l hope its not going to last too long really looking forward to spring take care sending lots of love x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

So sorry to hear that Brians treatment didn't work, hope things are settled and he gets back home soon. A beautiful card Valery Anne. Stay safe this weekend.

Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Great cards this post as always.
Thanks for my prize which arrived and love it.
Sorry to read about Brian, life is not fair sometimes.xx

Chris said...

Beautiful card Mrs A, such pretty papers and that fold is so impressive!
Sorry to read about your friend, hope he doesn't have to wait too long for the arrangements to be in place so can go home.
Here's hoping that Dennis won't cause too much damage!

meg said...

beautiful shape and papers lots of hearts too thank you for joining in at MMM

terrie said...

This card is beautiful Mrs. A, such pretty paper...well done and tfs
So sad to hear about Brian...prayers going to him.

Diane said...

Sorry to hear that Brian's treatment didn't work Valery. The stepped shaped card design is really lovely.

Hugs Diane

Brenda in IN said...

I hope a new treatment is developed soon that Brian can try. I'm sure he will be glad to be home. I love the step cards you make so much. You used a great combination of papers for this one.

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your card is gorgeous. I love the design. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. It will take a while to sort out the care. We were in London for last week's storm. We will be home for this week's. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is super, what a stunning creation. Im going to try and join in again this week. Sorry to hear about Brian. Such a shame for him, hopefully his pain is being controlled. Sending Love Hazelxx

Kathleen said...

A really super stepper card with some lovely papers and great placement of the hearts, Thank you for joining our 'At least one heart' at Allsorts.

Kath x

Donna said...

This is absolutely stunning!!

Greta said...

So sorry your friend didn't respond to treatment. Such a difficult situation. Your card is intriguing & beautiful with the fancy folds!

Joy Wilson said...

Wow this is beautifully crafted! I will keep your friend in my prayers! Take care! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

brenda said...

A really super creation and such a detailed design and shape, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Add a Heart' theme at Allsorts challenge this week. Baton the hatches down again this weekend.

B x

Di said...

What a wonderful card this is - so, so pretty and such a clever shape. One of my favourites.

That's tough news about Brian - for some reason, when you said family member a few posts back I thought it was the other person I knew about. Hope that Brian's partner is helping out with all the home changes he's facing. He's had a rough few years hasn't he.


Di xx

Ellibelle said...

I've never made one of these cards, it looks absolutely amazing!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge where it's all about hearts!
Ellibelle's Corner

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So sorry for your friend Brian...
A very sweet step card, love so much the papers you used and the details, especially the sentiment

Wei said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Tone K. said...

Beautiful card! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Cards By MI said...

Sweet card! Love the design and lovely papers.
Thanks for joining us over at Creatalicious Challenges.
Love n hugs

Mac Mable said...

One stunning card which is so unique and so very beautiful x. What awful and wild weather the whole country has been having and I for one cannot wait until the Spring x. Sending hugs to Brain x

Betta said...

WOW!!!! I really like this card!!! WELL DONE!
Thank you so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge.
Hope you participate in our next!!
Bettascrap DT

Craft With Te said...

What a great card with a twist!!!! Super cute and fun!!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Tantalaya “craftwithte”
Crafter's Castle

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional hearts” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)