Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Night Skies

Another week flown by (I'm sure they are jet propelled) and it's into the second week of
so here is my next inspiration for you.
My first card literally is a Night Sky. The preprinted paper  is a freebie from Making Cards April 2016 called Starry Night which already came as a circle which just happens to fit my 3.5" punch exactly. 
I have cut an aperture into the card front using my Sizzix scalloped circles die cut and used the resulting cut out to adhere the image to and then in turn to the inside of the card lining it back up with the scalloped edging.  The repeat of butterflies are  (SU punch) and  paint sample swatches (that have been hanging around in my stash for ages) glued around the edge of the scallop. The black gems and black sentiment are also from my stash.  The paper on the inside of the card is again  a freebie from Making Cards April 2016.

Entering the card above into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas #310 Anything goes.
Aud Sentiments #176 Any sentiment except birthday.
Crafty Gals Corner #116 Anything goes.
Double 'D' Challenges # Things that fly.
Scrapping 4 Fun #86 Recycling old stash.
Scraper's Delights #64 Anything goes.



Second card was even simpler to make. Just design paper a freebie this time from Paper Crafter magazine Jun 2016 by Hunkdory called Boutique Chic. Lots of repeat buterflies on here in pretty shades of dark blue and adhered to front of a card base. The picture frames are wooden MDF cut outs that I have coloured using my distress marker pen 'Chipped Saphire'. Again  I have used paint sample swatches but this time a woodware butterfly punch and white pearl gems. The frames have been attached straight onto the design paper and the butterflies have 3d pads behind them to raise them up. Sentiment is a silver glitter sticker. The frames are on straight but I had to take the picture at an angle so that the sentiment showed up clearly. 

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #338 Anything goes.
Creative Inspirations #271 Anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #125 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty #318 Anything goes.
Jo's Scrap Shack #181 Anything goes.



29 comments:

Margo said...

They are so lovely !

Jackie Trinder said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

Two great inspirations! Love the butterflies glued around the edge of the scallop in the first one and the clean design with the frames and the butterflies inside in the second one, brilliant idea!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 wonderful cards and very super designs.
Lots of wonderful inspiration here too.
A great scene on the first also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Veerle said...

Beautiful cards ValeryAnne but the first one is just FABulous. Love that scene and the butterflies around the scalloped aperture are wonderful. Hugs Veerle xx

Kathleen said...

Two really lovely cards, stunning image on the first card and a really lovely background on the second.
Hope your neck is getting better.

Kath x

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A. I love the night sky on the first one and the pretty pearl butterflies on the second. Such a cool way to use frames!
Hugs
preeti

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards. Love the sky on the first one. Really beautiful!
Valerija xx

Lia said...

These are great cards. I love the aperture and the scene behind it.
Lia xx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE your cards, the sky is just beautiful and the second one is gorgeous...take care.xx ♥[aNNie]

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Valery, I especially love the top one.

Sue xx

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful cards
Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

Brenda in IN said...

Both card designs are so pretty. I love the scalloped opening on your card and great scene you did with the night sky paper. The little frames on your second card are a sweet way to display the butterflies.

Donna said...

These are just gorgeous, your window card is amazing!

sue k said...

Lovely cards!! Thank you for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Sue - Jo's Scrap Shack DT
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

karou said...

waouhhhhhhh ta carte est magnifique, j'aime les papillons, les couleurs... Merci pour ta participation sur Scrapper's Delight

AlisonC said...

That night sky is beautiful, I thought you'd been painting again. The second paper is very pretty too. Thanks for your inspiration. My card is coming...

cuilliesocks said...

Two very beautiful cards Valery, gorgeous papers and embellishments, love the image on your first one, Kate x

Darlene said...

OH WOW this night sky card is so unique and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Things that Fly’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Christine said...

Like how you framed the tiny butterflies on your project! Thank you for sharing with us at Jo's Scrap Shack.
Blessings,
Christine
DT Member

Gail Hutchinson said...

Love butterflies Valery and you have created a gorgeous card here. Thank you for entering into the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge with the link http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/... and good luck!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 322, Hazel DT - and also for my Patterned Paper March challenge – hope to see you again soon x

Wendy Batchen said...

Beautiful project Valery, thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight and good luck with your entry. Wendy DT xx
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2017-03-08T13:58:00Z&max-results=3&start=3&by-date=false

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful night sky card, love the image and how you framed it using the butterflies! Such a fun birthday butterfly card! My daughter loved butterflies...so when I see them they make me smile. :)
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Joyce Tompkins said...

both are very beautiful and creative! Thanks so much for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.
Joyce, DT
www.JoycesCreativeCrafts.blogspot.com

Jana Forrest said...

I just love the way you have designed both cards. Very creative. Thank you for sharing and playing along over at Crafty Gals Corner challenges. Hope to see you again. Jana DT/CGCC

Furrbster said...

Two fantastic cards!

Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Anna-Karin said...

Great work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Sandy How said...

Great apperture card! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy