Monday, February 12, 2024

Another Milestone.

Another milestone reached. This time it is the Butterfly Challenge which has now been going for 10yrs. having  started on 12th February 2014.  There is a challenge going on over on the blog Here which still has 10 days left to run.  I'm showing a card below which has all the colours on the wheel plus  Borders and Best Wishes sentiment. 

Again I have used up more of those white strips to create a border which I hand stitched together. I distressed the edges by tearing down each side of the strips before sewing . The stamp is by Imagination Crafts which I stamped directly onto the base card. Coloured with my promarkers and then attached the border  frame over the top. The sentiment is on the inside of the card and is by Hobby Craft. 

Hope you will find time to come on over and join in the fun with the Butterflies.
Entering into the following challenges:
Scrapping 4 Fun #232 Anything goes.
Allys Angels #79 Anything goes.
Love To Scrap #165 Anything goes,
Patties creations #215 Anything goes.
The Crafty Addicts #10 Anything goes.
The Paper Funday Challenges #62 Anything goes/ No patterned paper.
Cards Inspiration Challenge #189 Stamps on your card. 



Aquarius said...

Congratulations on keeping the butterfly challenge going for 10 years. Clever idea to stitch some of your white card strips to form a border around the pretty butterflies.

brenda said...

Huge congratulations ValeryAnne, a great milestone and I know a lots of time and commitment has gone into keeping things going.

As you know I'm not presently able to craft, but going to look through my folders to see if I've got something to fit this special occasion.

B x

Chris said...

That IS a milestone Mrs A- congratulations! Love the card you created- so pretty, the frame looks gorgeous with the torn edges and hand stitching -such inventive use of those scraps.

dutchess said...

Fabulous card Mrs A and well done on your 10 year blog anniversary…take care xxx

Lia said...

10 years already....! Congrats and thank you for giving us so much crafting fun!
Lia xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Big Congrats for Butterfly Challenge's ten years!! Wow! You always work hard for it!
Another great idea to use up the white stripes, love the concept of the layered frame and the tearing. Another design to CASeing! And such fabulous doodled stitching! Beautiful image and colouring too!

Margreet said...

That is a milestone for sure. Ten years already. And more and more people find their way to the Butterfly challenge.
Your creation is wonderful.
xxx Margreet

Kath said...

A beautiful butterfly card and congratulations on 10 years of the challenge too.
Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Congratulations on your 10th challenge year and sorry I haven't entered for a while but seems to be all the cards I am making are specifically for someone at the moment-must try harder lol.I love your beautiful card and image and perfectly showcased,another great use of your strips and love the hand stitching.
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun
The Crafty Addicts.
Carol DT x

Conniecrafter said...

Pretty coloring of the butterflies, I love the way you have stitched around them!! Congrats on the milestone!

LesleyG said...

Happy Butterfly Birthday! What a pretty card, a labour of love with all the hand stitching. I don’t often get time to do challenges, but appreciate all your inspiration. Xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mrs A this is quite simply beautiful I love the butterflies and the background also the edging and what an amazing milestone congratulations for keeping it going
lolo x

Donna said...

Congratulations on 10 years, that is fabulous. Your card is stunning with your beautiful coloring, the script and stitching!

Freubelmina said...

A very beautiful card for this beloved anniversary in which I enjoy participating ValeryAnne, hopefully for many years to come xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Mrs A. A whole decade... that's amazing testament to your vision and hard work put into thus wonderful challenge. I'm sorry I don't do as well at participating these days... but love this card.. so pretty 😍 and so imaginative too in hamd stitching those scraps into the perfect frame for that image .. gorgeous. Read on B.'s blog comment you needed an appointment so been praying since read it last week you'd get one, trust it's soon and you are blessed in it.

Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well for 2024!
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful card ValeryAnne, love it x

JD/ Jill said...

I also want to add my congratulations to your achievement of 10 Years...quite a milestone.
Your butterflies are really pretty...I like the way you made your card with the frames.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Valery, lovely butterfly image and design, beautifully coloured too, Kate x

Darline Maes said...

heel mooi, bedankt om mee te doen, groetjes Darline


Wonderful creation, beautiful design!
Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

GerJanne said...

Wow, 10 years! How is it possible I discovered it not earlier!
Now I'm a big fan! Congrats of your jubilee!

Donna Walls said...

Happy Anniversary and Congrats on such a milestone. It's so nice to hear of a challenge that's going strong when so many have closed recently. Your card is lovely, I especially like the stitching around the border. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Paper Funday Challenge. We hope you'll play again soon.
Donna xx
Paper Funday Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge

Susan Renshaw said...

Congratulations on reaching the 10 year milestone - that's amazing! I have really enjoyed participating over the years although I didn't find you until #26. Love all the different folds but will definitely have a go at the current technique! Happy Crafting!

Becca Yahrling said...

Congratulations on 10 years with the beautiful Butterfly Garden challenge, Mrs. A!! What a wonderful accomplishment. And I hope you know I love entering every chance I can. Who doesn't love butterflies?!!
And you are so creative with your techniques and pretty cards, not to mention the gorgeous portfolios and trays & so many other fun projects you do (& give away!!). THANK YOU! hugs, Becca xoxo

Elly said...

A lovely card, thanks for sharing at KIC
Elly DT

Helen said...

Beautiful - love your background.

Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.

Helen x