Thursday, March 26, 2020

Diamond Roses

Both of us woke up this morning absolutely sure that it was Friday. The days are all out of place at the moment with everything that is going on.  I have managed to make two more cards for the current Butterfly Challenge which is due to finish next Tuesday but I am going to extend the deadline by a further week so the challenge will now end on Tuesday 7th April.  Each New Challenge  requires me to do four separate blog posts, The winners post, The new challenge post, The Tutorial post and a Seperate post here on this blog and with having to spend extended time just on my PC  toggling  daily between shopping sites trying to find the elusive food delivery slot I am not keeping up.

This card again is showcasing some of the lovely digi papers that are from Raspberry Road who
are my chosen company for the Gift Vouchers on offer as prizes.
I am using from the wheel:
Vegas Gold/Vivid Burgundy/Vintage Style/Vertical Embellishment +Butterflies.

The diamond paper is from their Renaissance Papers and the floral from their Rust And Roses Set.The joy of using digi papers is that you never need to run out and you can print out onto different textured papers if your printer allows . I have printed these out using smooth gloss paper 160 gsm. I used my TH distress edger to rough up both papers to give a vintage look and feel.  Butterflies were punched out using a Woodware punch and scraps. The sentiment is by Julie Hickey and the dotted  circle design is part of the same stamp set. I used my sizzix scalloped circle die set to cut out. Gems  from my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges #155 Birthday Wishes.
Shopping Our Stash #416 Happy Birthday.
Crafty Gals Corner #205 Use flowers.
Creative Knockouts #343 Anything goes.
Southern Girls # Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #128 Anything goes.
Love To Craft #44 Anything goes.
Ally's Angels #32 Anything goes.

This second card is actually a remake. I didn't like it when  first finished so I dismantled and remade.  Now I do like it.
Using all Seven elements of the butterfly wheel.
 The wood effect paper design is from Raspberry Road's Poppy Hill Paper. The scripted paper from their Antebellum Collection and the top paper  from the Rust and Roses Paper set. Made into a View Master Card. You will find the tutorial on how to make under the card shape tab over on the Butterfly Blog. The oddment of ribbon , small butterflies, gems and brad are from my stash.  I managed to fit 4  different sentiments by  Julie Hickey onto the wheel  along with the stamped butterfly which is by Clearly Besotted from their Elegant Butterflies stamp set.  I am just showing two of them here today 'Just for You' above and 'Hi'  below.
Entering into the following challenges:
Artsystamper Digitals #12 Lots of layers.
Through The Craftroom Door # Anything goes.
Creatalicious Challenges #183 Anything goes with layer it up.
Crafty Sentiments Design # Anything goes.
Water Cooler Challenges #264 All about occasions.
Little Red Waggon #542 Left  overs.
Creative Moments #187 Anything goes.
Through the Purple Haze #165 Anything geos.
Crafter's Castle #27 Anything goes.

If your feeling bored with being indoors on this enforced shut down then I 'd love to see you over on the challenge.  Don't forget I have added an extra week to the finish time. Till then  Stay Safe and Well and keep on Crafting. Your blog needs you!

Virtual Hugs 


Suze said...

These are lovely cards. It's all very well the supermarkets saying that you can order your groceries online but I don't think they planned for the demand and slots fill very quickly. Hope you have some success getting your groceries ordered.

Diane said...

Super fun designs Valery.

Hugs diane

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely rustic looking cards, they are amazing and gorgeous in paper and design.xx

pinky said...

It is so rough keeping tract of our days and getting food deliveries. We are just shopping in our local shop at the minute. Stay safe and don't stress about keeping up with your crafting. I do love your beautiful cards today though and your tutorials are so so useful!! Take care Valery and stay safe.

dutchess said...

Just gorgeous..those papers are stunning you have sent me looking through my raspberry road papers again,isn’t it funny they are saved on my computer and a bit forgotten....I have no idea what day it is these days life is so strange....
Keep safe and keep crafting xxxxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. They are just so pretty. I am struggling to craft at the moment. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Viv said...

Lovely cards Valery Anne - nearly had a G and T to celebrate when we finally managed to get a delivery slot for the very much at risk Mother In Law. Although we would have done it for her she is an hours drive away so sitting in front of the PC for 2 days trying to get a slot was worth it in the end.

Sandra H said...

I do like to see a little rustic look on cards now and then you have created 2 fabulous cards here’s a sad time at the moment and time does go so fast but as we are having to isolate the days seem so long now especially being on your own as l am it’s nice to take a little walk l haven’t done any cards for some time but do hope to get back into it soon stay safe xx

Mrs.B said...

Lovely cards Mrs A. those papers are gorgeous and you have teamed them up so well.
Hope you are keeping well,
Avril xx

Margreet said...

Both cards are lovely. Such beautiful papers are used.
Keep safe.
xxx Margreet

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous, I love the layers and wonderful distressed papers too. Have a great weekend.
Linda xxxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards Valery Anne - love the vintage style papers on both of these plus the colour combos - Michelle x

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! These cards are all so lovely and elegant! I love the soft colors.

We keep losing track of the days too! Glad we aren't the only ones!


cuilliesocks said...

What gorgeous papers and so beautifully designed cards Valery, I especially love the greenish papers, Kate x x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahh your cards are both super, I love the bottom one especially, the colours are amazing!!! I managed to take part in the challenge today. My brains not for crafting, too busy being anxious and decorating!! Hope you get a spot with the online shop, Stay Safe, Hazel xx

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous designs on both of your wonderful cards and the papers are so pretty x. Good luck with online ordering and getting a delivery slot x.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Valery Anne, I love the vintage feel that you've got with them both. Hubby and I are going to brave the Sainsburys at the beginning of the week, not looking forward to it but I have to do my mums shopping too.

Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Two gorgeous cards Valery and love the pretty vintage papers. Great designs and beautiful layers.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Made me smile.
I am lucky to be within a 5 minute walk to a big Tesco store. Wasn't sure what it would be like, scary or not! I went early morning and not many people in there, so it was ok and felt safe. Have a good weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

These cards are perfect. I love the papers and how you've used them. The layering works so well and the butterflies are a great finishing touch. I think lots of people are having their shopping delivered which was good for us as we went to Morrisons, it was very quiet and actually for once a rather pleasant experience. We queued up outside at set distances and when someone came out we were allowed in. Take care my friend and happy crafting, Angela xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 very lovely cards with a shabby chic design.
Lovethe colours on both and the fabulous papers used.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marjeta said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

scrAPpamondo said...

Both your cards are lovely and like all the papers you used. Hope you can have your order quickly.
Thanks for asking about me, I'm well as my loved one, but I haven't time for blogging because I have to do digital school to my ten years old pupils. It's a new thing for me and them, and I need A LOT of time, it totally absorbs me.
In Italy, as you surely know, it's a really horrible moment, but we all hope that all will turn fine, one day. We all hope it will be quick, but sadly more time is needed.
In Italy we are closed at home by a month and there are a lot of restrictions by February.
Take care, follow all the safety rules and stay at home :D
I will return on blogland, posting something and visiting you all, when I can.
Hugs and prayers for we all.
Alice xxx

Imke said...

Pretty cars and you did a great job using leftovers on it.

Thanks for joining our "Leftover" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon this week and i hope to see you back again soon. Stay healthy these times.


Joy Wilson said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Billie A said...

Pretty card and papers. Great design. Thanks for sharing over at Always Fun Challenge.

Tone K. said...

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

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful pair of amazing, elegant, shabby chic cards! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (birthday!) STASH with us this fortnight! stay well and keep crafting! ♥