Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Very late to my own party!

The lose of  Brian has knocked me all for six. Was just about coming to terms with Julie's death (his wife not 5 yrs ago to MND and now Brian to Prostrate Cancer. I can't settle to anything for long.
I had all these images downloaded and ready to make into cards but mojo completely deserted me. A new challenge is about to start over at the Butterfly Challenge  but I have sat and made these up to showcase some of  the lovely papers and digi images that you can purchase at Buddly Crafts from their online store. The prizes with the current challenge #140  are gift certificates from them.

Card 1.
Design paper is Pretty Mix Purple No4.  The image is Lilyboo Butterfly Roses I have coloured using my Graph'it pens and  used Wisteria as one of the theme colours. I have edged using both a black and a dark purple glitter gel pen and I just wish you could see IRL how much it shines. I used a very pale blue pearlescent chalk to colour in the sky background.  Raised up the image (which I fussy cut)with 3D pads. The sentiment is a black glossy sticker from my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Make My Monday #121 Use a digital stamp.
Through The Craftroom Door # Anything goes.
Colour Crazy #16 Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #503 Anything goes + add a sentiment.
Polka Doodles #15 Anything goes.
CD Sunday Plus #34 Anything goes.
Patties Creations #169 Anything goes digi or satmped image birthdays.
The Creative Crafters #27 Anything goes.


Card 2.
The image is Pachel Flower Emporium D S Butterfly Rose 1 in Ultra Blue. The image comes in 4 colourways in the download, Black,Sepia,Olive and Ultra. I have again used my Graph'it pens and coloured with Wisteria and Wild blue from the colourways on the wheel. I have edged just  the leaves and butterfly with a silver gel pen.  I have used Washi tape top and bottom of card and then mounted  the image with. 3D pads. in between.  Sentiment is a silver sticker from my stash. 
Entering into the following challenges:
Jan's Digi Challenges #11 Anything goes.
Daisy Chain Challenges #40 Birthday.
Catch The Bug # Colour challenge.
Ally's Angels #33 Anything goes.
Crafter's Castle #28 Anything goes.
Crafty Calendar # Add a butterfly.
Not Just Cards # Anything goes.
Sparkles #127 Spring is in the air.


Card 3.
I do have to say that this is my favourite.
Image is Pachela Flower Emporium DS tree Peony butterfly  in Sepia. Again the image comes in four colourways in the download, Black, Sepia, Olive and Ultra.  I have coloured using both my Graph'it and Promarkers using all 3 colourways in the theme. Wisteria, Wheat and Wild blue. Edged with a gold gel pen. The image was die cut using Spellbinders Floral Ribbon Threader  diet set and the corrugated card is for the wood effect. The sentiment is a die by Xcut  which I cut twice and layered up. 
Entering into the following challenges:
Artsy Stamper #14 Springtime.
Cupcake Inspirations #cic 492 White/Turquoise Lavender.
Cut It Up Challenges #198 Our Beautiful earth.
Scrapping 4 Fun #165 Use die cuts/embossing folders.
T G I F Challenges #261 Use your words.
Your Next Stamp #137 Stripes.
Happy Little Stampers #anything goes.with dies. (spellbinder and Xcut)
The Flower Challenge #43 Anything goes.


43 comments:

Diane said...

I am so sorry Valery to hear about Brian passing away. Time seems the only thing that lessens the pain.

Your cards are so pretty.

Thinking of you

diane

brenda said...

I can totally identify with how you must be feeling Valery-Anne, I lost by parents sixteen weeks apart and I was unable to craft properly for weeks, I made Dad's service cards as I knew there had to be corn and farming elements, but my it was a struggle. And with the current situation keeping you away from Brian must be dreadful and understandably difficult to cope with.

So I think you display today is wonderful given how you are feeling right now. And what a lovely idea to give Buddly vouchers, Kim has so much in her store. I've had to totally re-think the posting issues as well as I've not been out for almost eight weeks now and with the closes post box over two miles prizes are going to have to wait.

B x

brenda said...

Apols for the typos, blogs and comments are sometimes a struggle as my post op glasses remain at the opticians thanks to lockdown.

B x

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. I am very sorry for your loss. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, your cards are all beautiful, lovely floral images and beautifully coloured.
You are bound to feel like this Valery, even although a passing is expected it's still a shock when it happens and the distress is compounded by this awful virus. Pleased be gentle with yourself, grieving comes in all sorts of forms in different people, take care hugs Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Three beautiful cards Valery Anne. I hope you are beginning to get back to normal after the lose of Brian, well as normal as possible at the moment.

Sue xx

Margreet said...

Beautiful cards!
Good luck with trying to get back to normal after the loss of Brian.
Stay healthy!
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A. You've done really well to produce three such beauties. It's difficult to feel motivated and concentrate during the current situation without adding grief and loss into the mix. I do hope you feel better soon, but you need to allow yourself time to mourn, losing a close friend is as hard as losing family.
Sending you a comforting hug.
xx

Brenda in IN said...

I think it takes a while to settle with news like a loss of a good friend. Hugs for you during this sad time. The cards are lovely and I see the shine coming through. That corrugated look is awesome.

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are all beautiful, Mrs. A! I think a lot of us have lost our crafty mojo lately so I can imagine how much worse for you that you lost a dear friend. Again, please accept my deepest sympathies. I'm trying to get my mojo back on track, so I hope to enter your next butterfly challenge. I've been using a few butterflies again lately after a while of not using them for whatever reason.

Donna said...

Keeping you in my thought, this is an extra hard time to lose a dear friend as you can not mourn the usual way. I hope making these beautiful cards gave you a short time of peace. Hugs, Donna

Linda Simpson said...

These are all beautiful. I am keeping you in my thoughts and send virtual hugs.
Linda xxx

Kathleen said...

So very sorry Valery Anne.

Kath x

Craftychris said...

I am so sorry for your loss my friend, I really do know how you feel - Darren's Dad died completely unexpectedly on Saturday so we are all struggling too and completely in shock. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Take care of yourself and stay safe. Hugs xxxxxxx

KathyA. said...

Oh, Mrs. A... I am so sorry for your loss. I'll be holding you close in my prayers the next few weeks as you find your way through the loss. Know that you are loved!

meg said...

thank you for joining in at MMM with these gorgeous cards

Janette said...

Your cards are beautiful, thankyou for sharing with su at CraftyCatz this week.x

Jan Mahew said...

ValeryAnne, I am so sorry for your loss. I'll say a prayer your you...
Your Floral creations are lovely and I want to thank you for sharing them with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Stay Safe, Stay In and Stay Healthy!
Hugs,
Jan
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Pamela said...

Your entry to CD Sunday Plus, card 1, is very pretty. I like the backing paper and the image is really pretty. Thanks for joining in with the challenge especially at such a difficult time for you - hugs.
Pamela
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Sandy said...

So so sorry for your loss. It must be a very difficult time for you. So glad you took some time out for yourself to craft. Your flower cards are all so pretty!
Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Yur cards are all lovely. I feel so badly for you just now with your loss, being in the lockdown makes it so much harder to cope with the situation. Please dont be hard on yourself. Its little wonder you have lost your mojo as you are dealing with such raw emotions, Stay Safe, Love Hazel xx

Cinderella said...

Hello ,

So Sorry for your loss Xx
What a wonderfull creation you made I love it
Thank You for Joining us at Polkadoodle Craft Challenge
Good luck and I hope to see you back at Polkadoodles
Hugs and Creativity
Cinderella ( https://cinderellasdreamcardsblog.blogspot.com/)
Xx

Carol S. said...

Having lost 3 friends in 10 days, I know exactly how you are feeling Valery. No wonder we lost our mojos!! A very tough time.
Beautiful cards and so pretty. Big hugs, and stay safe, Carol S.xxxx

Betenshi said...

Beautiful cards!
Thank you for joining us at Artsystamper Digitals blog challenge!

Carol said...

Thank you for joining us with Card No 1. I love the colours esp the Wisteria which is a personal favourite. I am saddened to read of your loss and I hope that crafting will slowly take the edge off your pain.
Take care.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Very pretty cards Valery, love the colours. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. That certainly can't be easy, and especially right now given everything going on and the inability to gather. My thoughts are with you.

It is understandable that you are struggling to accomplish anything but your cards turned out lovely. Thanks so much for entering one of them into our recent challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

☺Lisa D.
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

Craft With Te said...

So sorry for your loss!!! Your cards turned out beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Tantalaya “craftwithte”
DT
Crafter's Castle
crafterscastle.blogspot.com

Dawn Phillips said...

Such lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x

Renate said...

So sorry for your loss, ValeryAnne!
Your cards are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun Challenges
Renate Dt


https://renatekaarten.blogspot.com/

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful cards. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Three beautiful card, I like no 2 the best,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss,
Thank you for joining us
Margaret
CD Sunday plus DT

Granmargaret said...

I am so sorry for your loss
Lovely cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at Jan's Digi stamps, Colour Crazy and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

Shirley-Anne said...

Love your mini gallery of cards .Each a delight in its own way . Thanks for sharing and joining in the anything goes challenge from https://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
I am sorry for your sorrow .
Good luck with your entry and hope we see you here again soon .
Shirley-Anne DT
https://shirley-anne-stampingforjoy.blogspot.com/

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous cards, such a pretty image. Emmax

MaryV said...

Gorgeous creation! Love the layout. Thanks for entering our challenge at Make My Monday. Crafty hugs

Wynn said...

So truly sorry for your loss. Sending you big cyber hugs (((())))). Your cards are all so pretty. Thank you for sharing them with us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

Quillish said...

Such pretty cards! I am sorry that you are going through such difficult days and your loss. Those who love us, never go away! Thank you very much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs ~ Ishani.

Wei said...

Such a fabulous design! Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again. And sorry for the belated comment.

creativetimewithme said...

These cards are wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday!

Hugs,
Mary Ellen, MMM DT
blog - https://www.creativetimewithme.com/

little amanda 7609 said...


Thank you for entering our challenge at http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/
Amanda DT

Cindy Groh said...

I love all of the cards in this post. I'm so glad I was able to find such great card examples.

Cazro said...

A very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT.