Wednesday, December 28, 2016

#69 Butterflies +Z is for Zero and/or Zucchini

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. The Butterflies have now rested their wings and are fluttering to go. Winners results for #68 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you.  Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
We are now three quarters of the way through the current set of letters and themes. A new mix has been entered into the challenge too!!

 Each challenge will be a different letter of the Alphabet. It will always be Butterflies with the addition of an item/theme beginning with a chosen letter. Along with the letter will be a corresponding colour.
You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize. so that's 2 chances to win on each challenge.
My Guest Designers will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme and colour.

I'm delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer.
Please welcome back 
(winner of #62.)



Hi. I am Tina and I live in Slovenia, a country well known for its stunning nature. I have been married to my high school sweetheart and we have a 5 year old daughter and two sons (4 and 1,5 year old). I started card making in 2010 when my husband bought me a green Cuttlebug J.  I didn't know a hobby could be so addictive … So I created my blog to share my love of crafting and to enter challenges, which inspire my  crafting.
Both decisions – to start crafting and to start blogging  - are among the best in my life, it is so inspiring. I don’t have any specific ‘crafter style’,  I just love playing with papers and trying different styles and techniques, e.g. CAS, vintage, bokeh, smooshing, water coloring …
You can find more on my blog (http://www.treebug.org/). The name incorporates my passion for environment (»tree«) and card making (»bug« is short for my green Cuttlebug)
I am so happy to be a Guest Designer at Butterfly challenge – butterfly dies were among the first dies I bought. Thank you Mrs A.!

Tina  has chosen

# 69 Butterflies +  Z is for Zero
with the additional option of Z is for the colour Zucchini.

(The definition for Zucchini as a colour is hues of yellow through to hues of green
and I will accept either or both colour ranges.)
Your Zero can be a nought on your project to represent a special birthday or an event maybe. 



Here is Tina's card for you.

Tina  has made a Birthday card for a special 10yr old. 
Please do go on over to Tina's blog to see how this beautiful
card has been made. 

Thankyou Tina  for being my guest Designer for #69.

Please take the new Guest Designer badge from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.





Please go to my  Blog Here   for full explanation of how the cards were made.


The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.



(A) Blue Selection



(B) Pink Selection




The additional prize available if
using both Zero and the colour Zucchini along  with your Butterfly
is

Sizzix 659125
Thinlits Die.
Butterfly, Flourishes & Frame.



Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.





Winners #68.

You have far exceeded all my wildest dreams with over 40 entries for this extra special challenge.
Thankyou all so much for taking time out of your busy christmas schedules to flutter by with your gorgeous Fairies and fun Elves, Gnomes and Pixies. I loved every entry.

As the challenge lasted for a month I have decided to pick 3 Top Fairy Cards and then a further
Top 3 from the Elves,Gnomes, and Pixies.

Here they all are, in no particularl order.

Lets hear it for the Fairies.


(with her gorgeous stitched Fairy)

(with her beautiful Fairy scene)

(with her cute blue flower Fairy)

Now lets hear it for the Elves, Gnomes and Pixies.

(with her very pretty winter Elf. )
If your reading this Teresa please get in touch via my email
so that I can leave comments for you as your google + and I'm not.)

(with her fabulous bah humbug Gnome)

(39) Kimbo.
(with her 2 Gnomes from home)

Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the new Top 3 badge from the side bar.

Now onto the 2 Winners picked by Random Org.

(21) Sunshinepen



and

(17) Rainey\'s Craft Room



Congratulations  Penny and Lorraine.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #68.

Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.


Hope to see you all back in #69.





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

#68 All kinds of Fairies, Elves, Gnomes and Pixies

Hello and welcome back 
to a very Special Challenge.
Please stop and flutter for a while.

Winners results for #67are in the post below.

As in previous years 
The butterflies are all now in the chrysalis stage 
and will be back again  in the New Year
ready to spread their wings.

In The meantime 
for the whole of December 
(closes 27th )
The Fairies and their friends have all come out to play.

The New challenge for #68 is
Fairies, Elves, Gnomes and Pixies .

You can make Christmas/Non Christmas items
just so long as I can see a fairy/ies with wings 
 on your project or an Elf, Gnome or Pixie or two.

There will be two winners chosen
and a Top 3 selected.

So to get you started here is a selection of cards from me. 



A Shaker card  using Lavinia Stamps ' Dancing till Dawn'.




Christmas card using Bugaboo's 'Mistletoe Fairy' digi.


Christmas card using  'Sleepy Holiday Fred Gnome ' digi
by Lacy Sunshine. 

Please stop by my Blog for full details.


The Winners may choose one item each  from the following prizes.

2017  Diary  + selection A


Or

2017  Diary  + selection B


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.



Winners #67

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of my Not Square and/or Navy challenge.
Thankyou all so much for coming along and joining in. Several of you joined in more than once.

My Top 3.

In numerical order they are

(10)  Alison C.
(with  an eye catching  circular arrangement.)

(16) Amanda H.
(with  a superb oval die cut card)

(19) Liz Cavill. 
( with a stunning blue/yellow butterfly card.)


Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the new Top 3 badge from the side bar.

Now onto the Winner picked by Random Org.


(14) Glenda (Paper Cat)


Congratulations  Glenda.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #67.
Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

The Winner of the  

Papermania's
Square Urban Stamp
'Beautiful Entomologist'.

for using both Not Square  and Navy
+Butterfly
is

(13) Lia 


Congratulations  Lia.
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar. Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in #68.




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

#67 butterflies + N is for Not Square and/or Navy

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #66 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you.  Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
We are now three quarters of the way through the current set of letters and themes. A new mix has been entered into the challenge too!!

 Each challenge will be a different letter of the Alphabet. It will always be Butterflies with the addition of an item/theme beginning with a chosen letter. Along with the letter will be a corresponding colour.
You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize. so that's 2 chances to win on each challenge.
My Guest Designers will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme and colour.

I'm delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer.
Please welcome 
 Mervi (Loreal Blondi)
(winner of #61)


My name is Mervi Väisänen and I live in Finland. Because I'm blond my Blog name is Loreal Blondi. For me it's an omen and I think that's why my life is so happy!

Like many of  you, I can say too that I have made cards all of my life! But nowadays I have plenty of time to do it – when ever I like! Not only to myself and challenges, which are so great, but also to relatives and friends who I know love to get some handmade cards now and then.

For me it's more than making cards - it's almost way of living :) And it's fun!


Mervi has chosen

# 67 Butterflies + N is for Not Square
with the additional option of N is for the colour Navy.
Your card/project can have lots of  other colour just at long as you have used navy somewhere for me
and I would like to see a shaped card .No square cards allowed.

Here is Mervi's card for you.

I love the embossed background and just take a look
at that gorgeous butterfly!! 

Please pop over to Mervi's Blog to see 
the full details of her  lovely card.

Thankyou  Mervi for being my guest Designer for #67.

Please take the new Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.


Easel butterfly card.


Please go to my blog  Here  for full explanation of how  the card was made.
The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

2017  Pocket Diary with 
 Pink/Green selection



or
2017  Pocket Diary with 
 Blue/ Purple selection





The additional prize available if
using both Not Square and the colour Navy with your Butterfly
is

Papermania's
Square Urban Stamp
'Beautiful Entomologist'.


Very kindly donated by Kim Dear.
(Thankyou Kim.)




Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.





Winners #66

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of my Quotes and/or Quicksilver challenge.
Thankyou all so much for coming along and joining in. We had one  new player so welcome.
My Top 3.

In numerical order they are

(7) Lorraine
(with this superb magical digital layout)

(14) Treebug
(with these beautiful tags and matching folders)

(19) Charlotte E. (Lady Joyful)
( with a lovely silver embossed butterfly)


Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the new Top 3 badge from the side bar.

Now onto the Winner picked by Random Org.


(22) Karen P.

 
Congratulations  Karen.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #66.
Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

The Winner of the  
 
Darkroom Door
Collage Stamp
Butterfly Garden.

 
for using both Quotes and Quicksilver
+Butterfly

is
 
 
 

Congratulations  Pen.
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar. Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in #67.


Wednesday, November 02, 2016

#66 Butterflies + Q is for Quotes and/or Quick Silver

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #65 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you.  Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
We are now three quarters of the way through the current set of letters and themes. A new mix has been entered into the challenge too!!

Each challenge will be a different letter of the Alphabet. It will always be Butterflies with the addition of an item/theme beginning with a chosen letter. Along with the letter will be a corresponding colour.
You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize. so that's 2 chances to win on each challenge.
My Guest Designers will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme and colour.


I'm delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer.
Please welcome 
Kath B.
(winner of #60)




Kath says
I've always enjoyed crafting and started knitting and sewing clothes for my dolls when I was young.  Since then I've also done crewel and cross stitch embroidery, woodwork, flower arranging, cake decorating and sugarcraft, and tried a few other things along the way!

A few years ago my husband gave me a gift voucher for my birthday so I could attend a local cardmaking class – he always jokes that it’s been the most expensive birthday present he has ever given me!  I started my blog Handmade by Kath to get feedback on projects for my Certificate in Papercrafts and now use it for entering blog challenges.  My favourite style is CAS, although I enjoy trying different styles and techniques to get out of my comfort zone.

Kath has chosen

# 66 Butterflies + Q is for Quotes
with the additional option of Q is for the colour Quick Silver

I'm upping the ante slightly here and asking for specifically quotes on Butterflies.
Gulp!!!!
Here are just a few I found  though on the web to get you thinking.

If nothing ever changed there'd be no Butterflies.
Your wings already exist, all you need to do is fly.
Never settle for anything less than Butterflies.
Always be brave enough to fly.
Butterflies are self propelled flowers.
Blossom like a Butterfly.
The Butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.
Happiness is like a Butterfly.

Your card/project can have lots of colour just at long as you have used silver card either for the edging or silver for the wording. (I just need to see silver some where on your project).


Here is Kath's card for you.


I love the silver edged panels and the quote is so true.. 

Please pop over to Kath's Blog to see 
the full details of her  lovely card.

Thankyou  Kath for being my guest Designer for #66.

Please take the new Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.




Please go to my blog  Here  for full explanation of how  the cards were made.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

2017  Pocket Diary with 
 Pink/Green selection



or
2017  Pocket Diary with 
 Blue/ Purple selection



The additional prize available if
using both Quotes and the colour Quick Silver with your Butterfly
is

Darkroom Door
Collage Stamp
Butterfly Garden.

Very kindly donated by Kim Dear.
(Thankyou Kim.)



Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.





Winners #65.

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of my Hoops and/or Harebell challenge.
Thankyou all so much for coming along and joining in. We had two  new players so welcome.
My Top 3.

In numerical order they are

(1) Aquarius
(Superb circle die cuts and such a  pretty blue background)

(8) Pooja
(Subtle shades of colour with  pretty butterflies)

(15) Karen P
( Check out Karen's awesome toadstools!)


Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the new Top 3 badge from the side bar.

Now onto the Winner picked by Random Org.


(28) Pearl


Congratulations Pearl .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #65.
Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

The Winner of the  

Crafter's Companion
Butterrfly Lullaby stamp set


for using both Hoops and Harebell
+Butterfly

is



Congratulations Jenny.
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar. Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in #66.






Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#65 Butterflies + H is for Hoops and/or Harebell.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #64 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you.  Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
We are now more than two thirds through the current set of letters and themes. A new mix has been entered into the challenge too!!

Each challenge will be a different letter of the Alphabet. It will always be Butterflies with the addition of an item/theme beginning with a chosen letter. Along with the letter will be a corresponding colour.
You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize. so that's 2 chances to win on each challenge.
My Guest Designers will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme and colour.

I'm delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer.
Please welcome 
Rahmat
(winner of #58)


'Hello, I am Rahmat, I am very delighted to be a guest designer for the butterfly challenge today. Thank you Mrs.A.

 I am a crafter since childhood, I started with embroidery plus sewing, and then I moved onto paper crafting. Initially it was just making cards, and paper-crafts for my kids.


A friend of mine saw my cards back in 2013, and forced me to make 10 cards for her, since then a spark was ignited, and I worked my way through finding things in this crafting world, like a little Alice in the Wonderland!


It took me sometime to discover my very style, which is CAS mostly, but I do love to try out different techniques from time to time. Embroidery being my first love, I take every possible chance to add a stitch or two on my cards.


I started blogging about a bit over 2 years now, and got more and more into card making since then. I am a mother to 2 teens, a teacher by profession, but currently doing substitute teaching. Besides card making, I also enjoy photography, cooking, traveling  and I also love to give lessons for free on Indian cooking. 


Be sure to follow me on Instagram for a glimpse of all the above at @rahmat.ccc'

Rahmat has chosen

# 65 Butterflies + H is for Hoops
with the additional option of H is for the colour Harebell
(Harebell ranges from pale blue through to a brighter blue to almost purple)

So I would like to see hoops /rings of some description on your project along with your butterfly/ies of course.
Here is Rahmat's card for you.



I love how Rahmat has used the full spectrum of the colour here. 

Please pop over to Rahmat's Blog to see 
the full details of this lovely card.

Thankyou  Rahmat for being my guest Designer for #65.

Please take the new Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.




Please go to my blog Here for full explanation of how card was made.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian Goody Bag
containing either

(A)  Pink bag


(B)  Gold/Yellow/Orange bag


or

$10 gift certificate from 




The additional prize available if
using both Hoops and the colour Harebell
is

Crafter's Companion
 Butterfly Lullaby Set.



Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.



Winners #64.

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of my Checkered and/or Cyan challenge.
Thankyou all so much for coming along and joining in. We had one new player so welcome.
My Top 3.

In numerical order they are

(10) Sunshinepen
(A window box full of butterflies)

(21) Pearl
(Using a snippet from a gardening magazine
with her butterfly)

(25) Repolainen
( This card totally blew me away using
the colour cyan with black.)


Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the new Top 3 badge from the side bar.
Now onto the Winner picked by Random Org.




Congratulations Lilian .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #64.
Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

The Winner of the  

Tonic
 Laura Butterfly Set.


for using both Checkered and Cyan 
+Butterfly

is


(20) Janis in ID


Congratulations Janis.
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar. Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in #65.