Saturday, July 18, 2020

More Accordions

I have had to take it easy this week and stay off my main computer as much as possible as my shoulder is painful when typing so the following cards have taken rather a long time to make and get posted.
I have made tutorials for them which you will find  as usual over on the Butterfly Blog on the card shapes page under the blog header.

First card is a fairly straight forward  accordion style notelet which folds flat with a belly band closure. You can make these any size you like. This one is quite small and ideal for popping in with  gift.
I have used the following form the Butterfly Wheel:
Accordion Card/Apple Blossom/Aquamarine / Butterfly.

 The digi  paper I have used is by Cuddly Buddly called Pretty Mix Blue no 8 and is the company that I have chosen for the gift certificates for the current  Butterfly challenge.
 The die cut is from Spellbinders A2 'Foral Ribbon Threader' and the stamped butterfly a freebie from a 34 piece stamp set  in  'Paper Crafter Magazine' some time ago.  Pink butterfly is an SU punch.
I printed the sentiment in word and cut out individually, layering on plain cardstock before attaching to each page to spell out the word as the accordion is opened  up. the butterfly has a coating of wink of stella and really sparkles in the light.
Entering this card into the following challenges:

Second card opens up like a normal card but inside it has the Wow Factor that you are just not expecting.
 I have used the following from the Butterfly Wheel:
Accordion Card/Any patterned paper x2/Apple Blossom/Aquamarine /Apricot/ Butterfly.

 Digi Image  is from Buddly Crafts  called 'Bird Houses by Kim Macfarlane. Digi papers are also by Buddly Crafts. This front one is BitsofIvory 'Warm Diamonds'  Back page digi design is by Barbara Anne williams from here Wee Ones Brights set 'Aqua Spots' I have coloured the images using my Graph'it pens.. Below you can see the card beginning to open up.
 Card fully opened. below. You will find a comprehensive step by step picture  tutorial for making this card over on the Butterfly Blog as already explained.
 Sentiments are by Woodwarefrom their clear magic stamps set 'Just To Say'.  Flight of butterflies are from Clearly Besotted 'Good Times' Clear stamp set.
Entering this card into the following challenges:

Last card is using a digi Lilyboo Designs 'My New Easter Bonnet' from Buddly crafts. I fell in love with this image and just had to buy it and colour her up.
I have used the following form the Butterfly Wheel:
Any Design paper x2/Aquamarine / Butterfly.

Coloured with my Graph'it markers. the sentiment is by Kanban Crafts from their clear stamp set 900543. Digi  papers are We Ones Brights ' Linen and Aqua Stripes' by Barbara Anne Williams and  Buddly Crafts Pretty Mix blue no 4 wit(h the butterflies on it).
Entering this card into the following challenges:

As I am late posting I have decided to extend  the Butterfly Challenge run for a further week and you can enter as many times as you like. Challenge will therefore now end  on Tuesday 28th July.


Chris said...

Sorry that your shoulder is still playing up- you've done really well to create these beautiful cards despite the pain! All gorgeous- the middle one definitely does have the wow factor, what an amazing fold.
Hope you soon feel better!

dutchess said...

Sorry to hear you are still in pain with your shoulder Valery ...hope you didn’t strain it more with your lovely card making....take care xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful creations Valery, love the designs. So sorry you are still suffering.
Gentle Hugs
Linda xxx

Margreet said...

Sorry to read about your shoulder. Great you were able to create these stunning cards. Love the fold of the middle one. That girl on the last one is so cute.
Wishing you the best with your shoulder.
xxx Margreet

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Sorry for your shoulder pain, hope you feel better soon!
Your cards are very pretty and I'm impressed especially by the fancy first one! The second one is so effective too with the surprise inside and love how you coloured the cute little girl in the last card, how sweet she is!!!

Kathleen said...

A fabulous collection of cards and styles, some lovely images and papers.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

All gorgeous cards love the dies and prety papers on the first,cute card and image on the last -but definitely love the fancy fold and beautifully coloured images on the second one.Hope the pain in your shoulder eases soon
Carol x

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. I do hope that your shoulder feels better soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh No, sorry to hear your shoulder is sore, I hope it eases soon. I love these cards they are all brilliant, think the top one is my fav, Hazelxx

Chriss America Real said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are having shoulder troubles. My husband had to go to a pain center and get a series of 3 cortisone shots to get rid of his pain.

These cards are so fantastic! I'm going to have a look at the tutorial and see if I can do it!


Liz said...

A super selection of cards, Mrs A. I especially love the surprise on the second card when it's opened.

Hope your shoulder improves soon.

(I've found a link for making the fold in the recent card on my blog.

Carol S. said...

Must be difficult for you to make gorgeous cards like these, with a painful shoulder. Hope it gets better soon, Stay safe and hugs, Carol

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely post with fabulous design amazing colours, lovely. x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Three gorgeous cards Valery Anne. Sorry to hear that your shoulder has been painful. Hope that it's soon better.

Sue xx

Carol L said...

These cards are just wonderful, and I love those unique folds that open into exciting surprise greetings! Definitely the WOW factor! Love the sweet digi image too and how her one foot is turned in, making it beyond adorable! Sorry your shoulder is ailing, but do take care of yourself and rest it as much as you can! Hugs!!

Donna said...

Such an amazing collection of cards, very impressive! Take care of your shoulder.

Mac Mable said...

Amazing cards and so take care of that sore shoulder x.

Sandra H said...

Ooh my word wonderful are your cards they are absolutely stunning what a lovely collection and so sorry to read regarding your shoulder Mrs A please take care and rest up it’s so annoying but rest is probably needed at this moment sending lots of love 💕 stay safe xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

These are really pretty cards. I especially love the first one x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
I do so hope you are soon out of pain with that shoulder.

Love all your wonderful designs they are all gorgeous and so colourful too.
Great accordian shapes as well.

Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pinky said...

My husband sounds the same as you with his shoulder Valery, hope it eases soon. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Valery, great card ideas. I do hope your shoulder is feeling better as that sounds very painful.

Brenda in IN said...

You have outdone yourself with these. Every card is delightful. The inside just pops on the birdhouse card and it is so unique. I hope there is something to be done for your shoulder. Being in pain is no fun and I can't believe you struggled through it to make these great cards.