Friday, June 05, 2020

Give Me Five.

Into the last week of the current butterfly challenge already and today I am showcasing cards made from digi's I have purchased from CraftsUPrint which is the company I am using  for the gift certificates for the winners of the challenge. 

First card is a download which includes on the same sheet the card front, an extra bird, 3 printed sentiments and one plain plaque to add your own.
I am using the following from the Butterfly Wheel.
Yam/Yarrow/Yale blue/real stitching as my choice/ Butterflies.

 The graphics for the print are by Moonbeam1212 and Jaguarwoman designed by Anne Lever.
The music sheet has faux stitching on it and I enchanced by going round with real blue thread. Front cut to size and adhered to pale ice blue cardstock and then onto caramel card to make the card base. I fussy cut the extra bird out and one of the sentiments. Before attaching to the front of the card I just  went round the edge on them both with a fine gold pen to hide the white edge from where they were cut out.  Mounted using 3d pads to give a bit of dimension. I only used 1mm onthe bird and 2mm on the sentiment as shown below.

Second Card using a download which is actually left and right inserts  but here I am using the right for the front of my card and the left  as just one insert on the inside of the card.
I am using the following from the Butterfly Wheel.
Yam/Yarrow/Yale blue/sticker sentiment  as my choice/ Butterflies.
Sheet is called Butterflies and Roses and is by Isabel Neves.

 I have simply cut the two panels out and adhered to pale blue cardstock and then onto yellow cardstock for the card base. The gold ticker sentiment is from my stash and added to the front. 

Third Card using a download sheet called Butterfly Someone Special designed by Karlene Marrinan. sheet comes with the card front and a small front and back to make a gift tag and 5 butterflies to cut out.
I am using the following from the Butterfly Wheel.
Yale blue/Yarn/ Butterflies.

 The wording is on the card front along with the rope/yarn design. I fussy cut the butterflies and edged with my White Wink of Stella pen. Adhered to the front with 2mm 3d pads and then onto a blue cardstock for the base card.

Fourth Card using a download sheet called Sunkissed Myra Roses designed by Anne Lever. Graphics by Moonbeam1212.  Sheet comes with the card front, a smaller one for a gift tag and 2 flower sprigs  to cut out. It also comes with 2 oval sentiments and a plain one . I have chosen to use a stamp by Julie Hickey for my ssentminet and stamped with black ink straight onto the panel. 
I am using the following from the Butterfly Wheel.
Yale blue/ yellow/Yam/Yarn/ Butterflies.

 I cut the image out and went round the edge with my handy TH tool to give a distressed look to the paper. Adhered to caramel paper and then blue cardstock for the cardbase. Tied with yarn using bakers twine  and then glossy accents used to make the dew drops on the roses. Close up below.

Fifth and final card using a download sheet called Vintage Bird and Butterflies.  Designed by Marijke-kok.  Sheet comes with the card front, 3 sentiments and four butterflies to cut out. 
I am using the following from the Butterfly Wheel.
Yale blue/ yellow/Yam/Yarn/ Butterflies

The card front looks like it already has panels on it so I just continued the theme by cutting two more panels from yellow and orange card stock and layering up onto a white card base.  I fussy cut the four butterflies out and edged with my clear Wink of Stella this time. Before putting on card using 3d pads I went round the outline of the butterflies on the image which gives a lovley shimmer as you can see it beneath the top butterflies. I covered one of the sentiments with the wink of stella pen and when dry added to the front of the card.
Already given this card away as there was a note popped through our front door this morning that said our lovely neighbour Laura was popping out to the shops but didn't have time to knock to see if we wanted anything so just got what she normally gets for us.
On the front door step was a pot of yogurt, a stick loaf, milk and half a dozen eggs. What a sweetie she is!!

Hope these cards show what a selection of goodies can be had from CraftsUPrint. I simply put in the word butterflies into the search engine on their site and got 5,000 hits! It took me nearly 2 days to look through them all.  I put flowers in and got the same amount of hits so the lucky winners of the challenge will have a lot of choice.  There are card fronts, cutting files, papers and card shapes to purchase all at very good prices along with some freebies too. It really is an Aladdins cave.
N.B. I receive no renumeration  or sponorship from the craft sites that I purchase the gift certificates from. 
Challenge runs until Tuesday 9th June. 


Christine Harrop said...

Gosh, you have been busy. All great cards. I really must start visiting Craftsuprint again. I used them some years ago and then stopped for some reason. You have whetted my appetite again. Christine xx

Aquarius said...

Some lovely cards and a timely reminder that I should check out Crafts U Print - didn't even realise they were still around.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These cards are gorgrous Valery Anne, I must admit that Craft u print do have some great designers and designs on their site.

Sue xx

dutchess said...

Lovely cards Mrs A...I do like craftsuprint stuff...when I get stuck I can always find something....especially football for those difficult masculine have had lots of fun creating and being very inventive with the designs....
It poured down overnight here....wheee all my water butts are full again....take care xxxx

Chris said...

A beautiful selection of cards Mrs A! You have been very busy! have never tried Craftsuprint will have to take a look!
What a lovely kind lady your neighbour is :)

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A all your cards are gorgeous. They are just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Margreet said...

Stunning selection of beautiful cards!
Such a sweet neighbour!
xxx Margreet

Sandra H said...

Wows a Mrs A beautiful are all of your cards the bird with 3D effect is stunning and all of your butterflies on each and every card are beautiful lovely colours used and nicely designed on the insert too! Totally stunning enjoy your day xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful selection of cards love the beautiful papers and decoupaged images on the first one
Carol x

Diane said...

Stunning designs Valery.

Hugs Diane

Viv said...

You HAVE been busy! A lovely selection of cards Mrs A! x

brenda said...

My you have been busy, what a super collection and I think this time impossible to choose a favourite.

B x

Linda Simpson said...

I simply adore these cards, love the images and designs.
Linda xxx

terrie said...

Awesome and beautiful cards Mrs. A....thank you for sharing them.

cuilliesocks said...

WOW!! Valery, what stunning cards, and you've been so busy.
Your designs are gorgeous, lovely colours too, I love the first one especially, love those colours and the little bird. Kate x

Kathleen said...

My words Mrs A what a stunning collection and you have been very busy, well keeps you out of mischief.
Some fabulous images, colours and designs, the bird on the first card is stunning.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

wow absolutely stunning cards, love love love them all.xx

Brenda in IN said...

These are all just beautiful. I love the dimension on them and it really brings them to life right on the panel. What a wonderful neighbor you have and how sweet she is. I have one next door too and she is a blessing.

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely beautiful cards and a real treat for us today x.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

All lovely cards, of course. I especially like the first one x

Donna said...

What an amazing collection of cards, I checked out the website and they have great items at unbelievable prices!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW, you have been busy, These card's are all stunning, what great makes, Hope you are having a nice weekend, Hazelxx

Di said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards! And how sweet of Laura - that's a good and thoughtful neighbour for you!


Di xx

Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards, very pretty and sweet images, love your layering.
Valerija xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a fantastic array of gorgeous cards.
I love all the wonderful designs they are all fantastic.
As others have said thank you for the reminder about Craft U Print.
I have quite a few of heir designs with Butterflies on and I love them.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is a gorgeous selection of cards x

EmmaT said...

Beautiful set of cards, do love the bird images. Emma