Thursday, September 09, 2021

Slide and Lock

The  Butterflies are back with a brand new challenge over on the Butterfly blog.

 The letter  this  time is S. 

Here is the butterfly wheel to be used. 

n.b.  Shimmering blush = Pale Pink

and your Stitiching can be Real or faux. 

Without further ado here are my inspiration cards for you as I am already running late, life keeps on getting in the way at the moment. 

1st card using  Version I which is over on the Butterfly Blog  on the Card shapes tab which this link will take you straight  to.

I have used all six elements of the wheel and chosen real stitching which I created by hand using a double sewing thread.  The design papers are all by The Works and the sentiment is by Julie Hickey.
Below is the inside of the card opened up once the Slide and Lock mechanism has been removed. 
The stamped image is again by Julie Hickey along with the sentiment. Coloured using my Graph'it pens
to match with the roses on the design paper. 

2nd  card using  Version II and again using all six elements of the wheel and real hand stitching. 
Design papers are all by The Works. Sentiment by Julie Hickey and the butterfly is by Memory Box 'Terrace" I have hand stitched round the butterflies edge and raised up with 3d pads (I use strips of cardstock oddments adhered together, usually 3 strips is enough which I have used here).

Inside of card where I have used more hand stitching and the pink butterflies were already punched out and in my oddments box waiting to be used. 

I hope I have given you some ideas and that you will come and play in this challenge. The  Butterflies have a brand new garden to play in which I will be posting up pictures for you to see shortly if I ever manage to get the planting finished that is as I keep changing my mind where the plants should go!
Decisions, Decisions!!

Hugs to you all
and continue to stay safe and well in this strange old world
we are now finding ourselves in. 


Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. I love them. Take care. Hugs Jackie

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards and acrually hoping to have a go at this one -mind you I thought that about the rocker card lol
Carol x

Carol S. said...

Great designs Mrs A and love the papers (I have these papers too)!!Love the butterflies. Beautiful Cards. Big hugs, Carol

Freubelmina said...

What a very nice model again this time and what beautiful inspiration cards you made ValeryAnne.
I'll get started on it next week.
I'm also very curious about your real butterfly garden... good luck with everything and lots of love xx

brenda said...

A superb display and really love the colour palettes.

I agree, strange World still, I'm not sure I will ever feel safe to go out properly again, apart from a few dental trips home deliveries remain the major source of food.

B x

dutchess said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A…love those pretty papers….
Hope you are both keeping well we seem to be spending more and more time in the garden at the moment clearing up …everything is looking very back endish here so clearing out and cutting back….take care xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Valery Anne.

Sue xx

Unknown said...

These are amazing, you are such an inspiration. Hugs, Donna

Margreet said...

2 wonderful cards Mrs A.
Good luck with planting.
xxx Margreet

cotnob said...

Two pretty cards, lovely papers and colours and a super design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

These are lovely cards Valery, super folds and beautiful papers too, Kate x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Love both them, can't choose a favourite. Lovely mechanism and colours palette! The stitching adds interest to the sweet designs, especially on the big butterfly!

Sue said...

Stunning card Mrs A ..take care and hugs Sue x

Sally H said...

What a stunning selection of cards here, Mrs A! All absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour scheme and the stitching too!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous card Valery, I love the papers they are so pretty. Have a lovely creative weekend, Angela xxx

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are beautiful and the papers are so pretty x. Good luck with the planting x.

Sandra H said...

I absolutely love your cards xx