Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Windmills of my mind.

So here we are very nearly at the end of the year and before the Butterflies go into their annual  hibernation (and that delightful/ dreadful Elf puts in his usual appearance) the last challenge is up and running over on the Butterfly Blog. 

Here is the latest  butterfly wheel to be used. 

Your 6  elements are:
Windmill Card/Words / Wine/Wisteria/Wheat
+your Butterfly.

 N.b.  Wine  = Dark Red.
Wisteria = Light Purple.
Wheat  = Light Beige.

I have made two very different versions for this card shape and here are my inspiration cards for you to see. 
The instructions/tutorial are over on the Butterfly Blog as per usual and can be found under the card shapes tab here. 

Version I

I have used Windmill/Words/Wine/Wheat/Butterfly.

Papers used are from The Works and the sentiment is by Woodware from Their Boxed Greetings set. (The stamp is meant to have the dots and splodges in the design and not me having butterfly fingers!!) The butterflies were punched using my small SU butterfly punch and the pearls from my stash. 

Version II

I have used all six elements :  Windmill/Words/Wine/Wisteria/Wheat/Butterfly.

As you can see,though it is a windmill shape it is a very different way of piecing together. 

I have again used papers from The Works and the small butterfly design paper was a magazine freebie. The wine and base cardstock from my stash. The circle in the centre of the windmill was die cut from a Handy little die  by Jane Gill  called Bubble Craft Die from Woodware. It die cuts 3 different size circles and is meant to co-ordinate with all Bubble series clear stamps but as you can see here is also very handy for windmills and flower centres!! Not very dear to buy either. Just saying. The sentiment is from a set of die cut greeting from Papermania. Once I had adhered the windmill in place on the purple paper background I embossed it along with the Base card made from wheat coloured cardstock using an embossing folder from Anna Griffin called Circular grid. 
I hope you will have time to come along and play. Both versions are very quick and simple to put together. The challenge is running for the 3 weeks as usual so will finish
on 30th November. 
I have my booster vaccine booked for this Friday and so not looking forward to it. 

Hugs and stay safe.


Tina Z. said...

Stunning designs!
Take care.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards and papers-love both variations
Carol x

Chris said...

Fabulous cards, lovely colours and designs- the folds on the first one look gorgeous! Are you ready for the elf????

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two fabulous cards, love both the versions, but the first one is my favourite, such beautiful dimensions! Love the design of the papers, too, I find them very elegant! The stripe with the punched butterfly and sentiment looks so well and finished perfectly the card!
Love the embossing in the second one!
I think that this shape of card is useful also to use snippets! :)

Jackie T said...

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

Carol S. said...

Both cards are brilliant Mrs. A. Love the colours and designs. I am having my booster on Saturday. Hugs, Carol

Aquarius said...

Great windmill cards. Hope all goes well with your booster

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Valery Anne.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

Two super cards, they are both fabulous but I think the first one is my favourite - I think it is the colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, how are you doing, I hope your Reynaud's has ease for you.
Your cards are so beautiful, fabulous folding and both colourways are fabulous, love them both, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Amazing folds, striking cards and so very creative x. I so hope the booster went well as I know you've reacted in the past x.

Donna said...

These are so stunning Mrs. A! One of my New Years resolutions is to be better about joining your delightful challenge.

Brenda in IN said...

I love that you take on such unique folds, techniques and all things that look so complicated and your cards turn out awesome. As the case here. Such fun, interesting cards using great papers and sweet butterflies. I hope you didn't have any nasty side effects from your Booster, but I'm glad you are getting it.