Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tunnel Cards.

Time for another challenge over on the Butterfly blog. This time it is
#137 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with T for Tunnel Card.

Here are my inspiration cards for you. As usual you will find the tutorials over on the Butterfly blog under the Cards Shapes page under the banner at the top of the page.

 First card using Version I
I have used Tunnel card/Twine/Two of something/Teal/Tea Rose and Butterfly.
The base card Teal design paper is from a pad  by Melissa Frances called Classic Elegance. The floral design is the last of a 12" sq. I had sent to me from an american Blogging friend. The butterflies are a die cut from  john Next Door and the sentiment is by Kaisercraft. String is from a shop bought tag.  The ovals are a spellbinders set called Beaded Ovals that my lovely blogging friend sent me and this is its first outing. Thankyou Kath. My 'Two of something is  the 2 pearls.

Turned slightly below so that you can see the concertina sides giving the tunnel effect.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs # Anything goes.
Through The Craftroom Door # Anything goes.
Tuesday Taggers # Go green or Recycle something ( I have recycled the string from a clothes tag.)
All Sorts Challenge #559 Dies and or punches.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop. #371 Use up your snippets.  (String from tag and the flower paper.)
Crafter's Castle #26 Anything goes.

 Second card using Version II
I have used Tunnel card/Tea Rose/Thistle/ and Butterfly.
This version incorporates a shaker element into the Tunnel card. I have used Crafts -Too Rectangle dies Stitch Hole PCD98 to cut the tunnels. The design paper behind the shaker is from a pad by Aspire Crafts called 'Sew Pretty'. The pink is from The Works and the front design paper is a freebie from a magazine. The flower spray is from a stamp set by Imagination Crafts which I have coloured using my Graph'it pens, then fussy cut out and added another layer of the individual flowers on top. The butterfly stamp is by Marianne Design. Pearls from my stash.

 Sideways view of the card showing the stand that I have included instructions for making in the tutorial.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #451 Use your favourite colour. (Mine is pink).
Dream Valley #219 Hand coloured image.
Starz Stamps #7 Lots of layers.
Addicted To Stamps #377 Make your mark.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge # Anything goes.
Creative Artiste #57 Anything goes.

 Third card using Version III
I have used Tunnel card/Teal/Twine/ and Butterfly.
The base card is made using a freebie design paper from Making Cards June 2015 'For The Girls'
and the design paper on the frontis from a pad by Melissa Frances 'Classic Elegance'. I have used Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle Large to create the tunnel element.
 The sentiment is by Julie Hickey and the butterfly my go to die cuts Isabella/Pippi by Memory box.  The pearls and bakers twine from my stash. The photo below shows the card lying down in order to see the tunnel layers from the side.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday #116 Critters. Animals/birds/insects.
Creative Inspirations # Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #406 Anything goes.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #126 Anything goes.
Crafty Calendar # Use die cuts/punches.
Love To Craft #43  Anything goes.

Hope you will come and join in the challenges which runs for the usual two weeks.


Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning I love them all. It is ages since I have made a tunnel card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Three fabulous cards Valery Anne and three great versions too.

Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Wow the talent you show truly are amazing all 3 creations are stunning Mrs A enjoy your day x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhh these are all brilliant, I love the colour theme too, Off to get my thinking cap on!! Hazel x

Chris said...

These are gorgeous examples of tunnel cards Mrs A, beautiful papers and stamps, love the dimension this design gives.

Michelle said...

Wow - absolutely stunning cards. These must have taken ages to do but worth it for how they look - Michelle x

Margreet said...

Amazing tunnel cards!
xxx Margreet

terrie said...

Great looking Tunnel cards...this style is new to me and never heard it before but I'm looking forward in trying one of the version...thank you for showing them to us...well done Mrs. A

Donna said...

Fabulous cards Mrs. A. like all the dimension on them!

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous variations with the tunnel card. The shaker card one is extra special and what lovely friends you have sending you papers and die cuts etc x. Stunning inspiration ....Thank you x.

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful designs on all 3 cards, love the papers.
Linda xxx

cuilliesocks said...

What a trio of wonderful cards Valery, beautifully designed and the papers are gorgeous, Kate x

Kathleen said...

These are really super shaped cards, some gorgeous dies and layouts, pretty papers too.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards, you come up with the best designs.x

Sue said...

Fab cards Mrs A and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar challenge hugs Sue x

Greta said...

3 beautiful cards, Mrs A! I really love the paper on the first card & those pink flowers are stunning!

brenda said...

A super collection today, I really love the colours of the first, the frame design of the second and shabby chic feel of the third, you really do make some unusual and eye catching card shapes.

Many thanks for joining in with our 'Dies and Punches' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

meg said...

gorgeous butterfly creations, love your papers thank you for joining in at MMM.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not a card maker, so this design was totally new to me. However, I see where it can also be used in mixed media. These are all gorgeous cards, well done, and beautifully color coordinated. So delighted you included us at Try it on Tuesday.

Cath Wilson said...

What beautiful papers you used for this elegant card - for all your cards.They're very wallpaperesque ;-) I like the stitched die in your second card and the beautiful design. So very pretty. A bumper post.
Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Have a great weekend!
Cath x

Maria Giselle B. said...

Card-loaded post you have here! Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A. Three fabulous cards, all using such pretty papers. The Tunnel card is a great design and lends itself so well to the shaker style (my favourite with those lovely stitched die cuts).
Thanks for sharing the first one at Try it on Tuesday, love the colour and the recycling.
Avril xx

Kathleen said...

Very pretty papers and some lovely dies, nice butterflies too. Thankyou for joining our 'Dies or Punches
' challenge at Allsorts.
Your other cards are lovely too.

Kath x

Catie Cuddles said...

What a brilliant set of cards. Each so different but using the same theme. Well done.
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

KandA said...

Three amazing cards Mrs A and such great tunnel card designs... especially love the shaker one xx

Debbie Mageed said...

Such beautiful cards! Your designs are wonderful! Thank you for playing with us at Make My Monday and hope you can join us again soon.

Ellibelle said...

Each one so beautifully done!
Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts, sorry I'm a little late commenting! Hope you can join us this week for our new theme!
Ellibelle's Corner

HandmadeByTasha13 said...

What wonderful cards you have made!

Thanks for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends,
Happy Crafting!

HandmadeByTasha DT

Terri Winske said...

These are beautiful cards, and the tunnel effect is very attractive! Thanks so much for joining our "use your favorite color" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great collection and I'm loving the effect. Have a great week, Angela xXx

Andree said...

A delightfully pretty shaker card. Gorgeous papers and lovely flower spray.
Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Di said...

Wow Mrs A - I love all of these! Ages since I made a tunnel card - some great inspiration here.


Di xx


Wonderful creation! I love layers and beautiful butterfly!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

The Hopeful Crafter - Tracy Shultz said...

Lovely! All of them. I love the colors in "first card version 1." Thank you for entering the challenge at the Crafter's Castle! ~Tracy DT Member

Susan Renshaw said...

Love all three cards and I must have a go!
The second one is beautiful...
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
Addicted to Stamps and More
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Irena Stefanova said...

Thеse are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's February Anything Goes challenge! We hope you visit us often!