Thursday, 12 August 2021

Butterfly Challenge R is for Rocker

The theme for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge is R for Rocker card
 and she gives instructions on how to make one here

This is the second time we have had R for Rocker. Mrs A gave four ways  and the first time I did three ways. 

Version 1

Version 11

Version 1V

These were my first three rocker cards:

This time however I have done version 111 and I will link this one to the Butterfly challenge.

The wheel is as follows:

I used all the colours and added the ribbon on the top.

When I had made the basic stage, with the green and patterned paper layers, I thought it looked like a Noah's Ark...
So I started looking for animals - the first one I found was the Paisley Silhouette Elephant from Bugaboo. I printed two of these on a patterned paper and cut them out. I added one to each side.

I decided to make Paisley butterflies out of hearts from Stampin' Up's Paisley Prints and a centre using my Big Squeeze. At this point the card will rock like this:

The sides of the card form two channels and I wanted to put animal figures in here - I thought it would be nice for a child recipient to be able to move them in and out.

I stamped animals from Stampin' Up's Wild About You on the patterned paper and cut them out.

Because I have used elephants, lions, giraffes and crocodiles - animals of the Serengetti - I am also adding this to Leigh's Hop

Happy Crafting!


  1. Brilliant rocker card, Susan. What a clever idea to turn it into Noah’s Ark. xx

  2. Beautiful cards, hugs, Lori m

  3. Fabulous Susan, love that you turned your rocker onto Noah’s Ark using Serengeti animals!

    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  4. Noah’s Ark is dear to my heart as my son is Noah☺️❤️. I have never made a rocker card but I am inspired by this beauty! I love the prints and those butterflies out of hearts…well, spectacular! The addition of the movable inside animals delights me thoroughly!

  5. Fabulous rocker cards and I love those stamped animals x

  6. 10 of 10 for your rocker element but goodness me shoot to the top of the class with another 10 for your idea of adding the seperate animals. Love your card to bits. Thankyou for coming and spinning the wheel with me. hugs Mrs A.

  7. WOW, that is so brilliant and I do love those giraffes peeking out the middle! Thanks for playing along in LeighSBDesigns Steampunk Serengeti Blog Hop!
    Stay Crafty and Safe!

  8. Oh My! I had to come and look at your card close up when I saw it was a top pick at the Butterfly Challenge. How lovely and a really great idea! Congrats!


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