Monday, December 31, 2018

GDPR

Compliance with the new General Data  Protection laws which came into effect on 25th May 2018.
By entering into my Butterfly Challenges you are giving your consent for your blog links to be visible along with the thumbnails (of your entries) on this blog.
By commenting on the entries you are also giving your consent that your name and blog link will be visible.
If you are a winner or top 3 your entry and name will be published on the Winner's posts and by entering my challenges you are giving consent for this to happen.
I will no longer be providing links to your personal blogs, just your name /entry number and thumbnail of your entry. I have removed all links in all of the previous challenges that have been published on this blog along with links to any of my Guest Designers blogs.
This post will remain at the top of this page.
You will find the current challenge below.






Wednesday, June 20, 2018

#102 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter V

Welcome back to the Butterfly Challenge. Thank you all for playing along with the last challenge.  Winners results for #101 are published in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. Can I please ask that Winners acknowledge their prize in the comments on the Winners post as well as emailing their details to me. This way I will know to expect an email.  Please state if you are only playing for fun so that it gives someone else the chance to win.  There are 3 prizes for this challenge again. Challenge will run for 2 weeks.
Come on in.

Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will still be a letter of the Alphabet but there will  now be a choice of 3 Colours and 3 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
You must use your butterfly/ies on your creation, 
then you can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel  to be entered  for the 1st Prize.
If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will  be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
New for this Yr.
If you manage to use all 7 elements of the wheel then you will be entered into a 3rd Prize.

So lets get started.
The wheel for this challenge is

#102 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter V. 
Photo is not very clear but the dark colour is Violet

Violet/Vegas gold/Vermillion/Vertical pattern/Vintage Style/Vine leaves/ Butterfly.
 I have used  Wikipedia's  excellent site for obtaining most of the colours chosen for the wheels. I then went through all my Promarkers, Marvey le PlumeII, Graph'it and Spectrum Noir pens to find the nearest colour match for me to use.

Here is my inspiration for you.

First card using Butterfly/ Vegas Gold / Vintage style and  a touch of Vermilion in the flowers in her hair.
.

Second  card using Butterfly/ Violet / Vertical pattern.



Please go to my blog here  for how they were  made.

Lets see how many of you can  use all seven elements of the wheel for your card.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
Papermania Colour in stickers
Butterfly peg and 2 backing cards.


2nd Prize.
 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Crafts-Too Embossing Folder
' Butterflies'
+ Tonic sentiment die  With Love.

 3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel on your project. )

Spellbinders
Butterflies One die
+  Little Claires  Butterfly stamp.


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 #101

Thankyou all for coming and spinning the butterflywheel with me.
There were 29 entries and 2 of you managed to play along using all of the elements .
Here is my Top 3. 

 In numerical order they are

(1) Elisa

(Using all 3 of the colours on her butterflies)

(6)  Cath

( I love the blue/green background with the white butterflies)

(10) Carol L.

(love the blue/green design paper  with the die cut  butterfly)

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


1st Prize.
For using either one theme or one colour with your butterflies.
The winner picked from the teacup is:


(19) Becca Yahrling

2nd Prize.
For using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly.
The Winner picked by Random Org is:

(8) Klarka


3rd Prize.
For using all 7 elements on the wheel.
The winner picked from the teacup is:


(26) Craftartista

Becca, Klarka and Craftartista 

Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar to collect your prizes. 
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.
Can I also please ask that you acknowledge your win in the comments below
so that I know to expect an email from you 
Hope to see you all back for  # 102.
Happy Crafting 



Wednesday, June 06, 2018

#101 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter M.

Welcome back to the Butterfly Challenge. Thank you all for playing along  with the last challenge. There were a massive  71 entries    Winners results for #100 are  published  in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. Can I please ask that Winners acknowledge their prize in the comments on the Winners post as well as emailing their details to me. This way I will know to expect an email.  Please state if you are only playing for fun so that it gives someone else the chance to win.  There are 3 prizes for this challenge again. Challenge will run for 2 weeks.
Come on in.

Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will still be a letter of the Alphabet but there will  now be a choice of 3 Colours and 3 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
You must use your butterfly/ies on your creation, 
then you can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel  to be entered  for the 1st Prize.
If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will  be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
New for this Yr.
If you manage to use all 7 elements of the wheel then you will be entered into a 3rd Prize.

So lets get started.
The wheel for this challenge is

#101 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter M. 


Mint Green/Medium Blue/Moss Green/Musical/Marble Effect/Metallic/ Butterfly.
 I have used  Wikipedia's  excellent site for obtaining most of the colours chosen for the wheels. I then went through all my Promarkers, Marvey le PlumeII, Graph'it and Spectrum Noir pens to find the nearest colour match for me to use.

Here is my inspiration for you.

  First card using Butterfly/ Moss Green / Musical.



Second card using Butterfly/Medium Blue/Metallic.


Please go to my blog here  for how it was made.

Lets see how many of you can  use all seven elements of the wheel for your card.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
 Tonic Studios
Bluebell Butterfly Die cut.




2nd Prize.
 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Signature Collection Embossing Folder
' Stylish Swirls'
+ Xcut Dink Dies Butterfly.

 3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel on your project. )

Sweet Dixie
'With Love swirls  and Leaves' die
+  Woodware   Butterfly stamp.


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 #100

Thankyou all for coming and spinning the celebration wheel with me.
There were 71 entries and 13 of you managed to play along using all of the elements .
Here is my Top 3. 
So many lovely entries to choose from but in the end I picked the following.
 In numerical order they are

(23) Kbrandy 4

(42)  Vinita Jain

(46) Claudia


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


1st Prize.
For using either one theme or one colour with your butterflies.
The winner picked by Random Org is:

(50) Tina Z. 


2nd Prize.
For using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly.
The 3  winners picked by Random Org are:

(4) Janes Journal

(16) Sandy J. 

(40) Sharti


3rd Prize.
For using all 7 elements on the wheel.
There were 13 entries that qualified.
The 2 winners picked by Random Org are:

(39) Karen Ladd

(62) K.T . Fit Kitty

Tina, Jane, Sandy, Sharti, Karen, Fit Kitty

Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar to collect your prizes. 
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.
Can I also please ask that you acknowledge your win in the comments below
so that I know to expect an email from you.
As I have had prizes unclaimed in the past 
to make it fair I will hold the prizes open for 2 weeks. 
At the end of that time if there are any not claimed 
 I will draw fresh winners. 
Hope to see you all back for  # 101.
Happy Crafting 



Wednesday, May 09, 2018

#100 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter H

Welcome back to a special edition of the Butterfly Challenge. Namely #100. I can't quite believe that we have reached the first milestone. To celebrate the challenge is running for 4 WEEKS and there are a bumper number of prizes to be won.
Thank you all for playing in the last challenge. There were 71 entries.   Winners results for #99 are  published in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. Can I please ask that Winners acknowledge their prize in the comments on the Winners post as well as emailing their details to me. This way I will know to expect an email. Please state if you are only playing for fun so that it gives someone else the chance to win.  There are 6 prizes for this challenge but if lots of you come and play I will add extra prizes in along the way.
Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will still be a letter of the Alphabet but there will  now be a choice of 3 Colours and 3 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
You must use your butterfly/ies on your creation, 
then you can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel  to be entered  for the 1st Prize.
If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will  be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
New for this Yr.
If you manage to use all 7 elements of the wheel then you will be entered into a 3rd Prize.
So lets get started.
The wheel for this challenge is
#100 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter H. 
Hot Pink/Harvest Gold/Hunters Green/Hearts/Heat Embossing/Hexagons/ Butterfly.
 I have used  Wikipedia's  excellent site for obtaining most of the colours chosen for the wheels. I then went through all my Promarkers,Marvey le PlumeII, Graph'it and Spectrum Noir pens to find the nearest colour match for me to use.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Using Butterfly/ Hot Pink / Heat Embossing

Using Butterfly/ Harvest Gold / Hexagons


Using Butterfly/ Hunters Green / Hearts

Please go to my blog here  for how they were  made.

Lets see how many of you can  use all seven elements of the wheel for your card.
1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with. 
Creative Expressions 
'Alexandra's Beaumont Duo' stamps
+ 5 butterfly embellishment stickers.
 2nd Prize.
 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
There are 3 of these packs to be won
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Each contain
Creative Expressions Stamp
' Greek Key'
+ Dovecraft  'Butterfly  'clear stamp
+ Woodware 'Thanks' stamp
+ Darice Embossing sentiment  folder.
(these differ in wording)
Made with Love By

Embossed with Love
Handmade For


  3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel on your project. )
There are 2 of these packs to be won

Each contain
Creative Expressions Stamp
Deco Rose Burst
+ Tonic studios 'Butterfly Sprig Die cut
+ Cart Us 'Rose stamp
+  2 Wooden butterfly embellishments
+ Crafts U Love Die cleaning tool.


 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
.

Please note Challenge is running for 4WEEKS

Happy crafting and see you soon.

Winners #99

Thanks for hanging in there with this extended challenge.   There were a whopping 71 entries  so I have added in a few extra prizes  where I could double / triple up with comparable items.
With that many entries my task of picking a top 3 went out of the door so here is my top 6.
In numerical order they are:

(9) Vannessa

(12) Varada Shama

(14) Alice P.

(21) Esther

(59) Caroline's Creaties


(69) Ingunn


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

 
  1st Prize.
I have picked 2 winners that had entered either just a colour or a theme with their butterfly.
  I used the Teacup and hubby did the honours.
 
(44) Dorothy S
 
(67) Crea Nancy
 
 2nd Prize.
 (for using both a theme and a colour + your butterfly/ies)

Random Org has picked 3 winners.

(9) Vannessa
(22) Terrie Paper Adict

(36) Esther


3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel. )
There were  6 entries that qualified.  Again I used the Teacup and hubby did the honours.
 
(55) Heaney Hong 



Dorothy, Nancy, Vannessa, Esther, Terrie, Heaney

Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar to collect your prizes.. 
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.
Can I also please ask that you acknowledge your win in the comments below
so that I know to expect an email from you.
 

 
Hope to see you all back for the special celebration  # 100.
Happy Crafting 


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#99 Challenge Extension.

Due to severe disruption to my computer and my internet connection caused by  being hacked not once but twice to the same account in the space of 10 days my  poor computer has had to have it insides scrubbed and disinfected with a Malware program and I only got back on line late last night . I have therefore reset #99 to run for a further 2 weeks in order for me to catch up. Whilst I do  have the cards and the prizes ready for the next challenge, as it is a milestone number (#100) I did not want to rush getting the post and pictures up in a hurry  plus I also need to get all links to previous winners and Guest Designers blogs removed in order to comply with the new privacy legislation rules  coming into play at the end of May.
Please continue to play along with the current challenge which is below this post and enter your cards in Mr Linky.
Thankyou for your understanding .
#99 will close on Tuesday 8th May.
#100 will now  open on Wednesday 9th May. There will be a bumper number of prizes for this special edition.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#99 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter D.

Welcome back to the new style/format Butterfly Challenge. Thank you all for playing along  with the last challenge. There were 40 entries    Winners results for #98 are  published  in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. Only two prizes were claimed and sent out on the last challenge. Can I please ask that Winners acknowledge their prize in the comments on the Winners post as well as emailing their details to me. This way I will know to expect an email. Sadly I had one unclaimed prize winner notify me that she had neither heard from me nor been sent  her prize but I had never received her original email. (This has since been rectified and prize posted.)  Please state if you are only playing for fun so that it gives someone else the chance to win.  There are 3 prizes for this challenge again.
Come on in.

Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will still be a letter of the Alphabet but there will  now be a choice of 3 Colours and 3 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
You must use your butterfly/ies on your creation, 
then you can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel  to be entered  for the 1st Prize.
If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will  be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
New for this Yr.
If you manage to use all 7 elements of the wheel then you will be entered into a 3rd Prize.

So lets get started.
The wheel for this challenge is

#99 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter D. 



Dark Salmon/Denim Blue/Dirt/Diecut/Digi Image/Dimension/ Butterfly.
 I have used  Wikipedia's  excellent site for obtaining most of the colours chosen for the wheels. I then went through all my Promarkers,Marvey le PlumeII, Graph'it and Spectrum Noir pens to find the nearest colour match for me to use.
Below is the pen colours I found nearest and have used for my cards. Hope this helps.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Using Butterfly/ Dark Salmon / Dimension


Please go to my blog here  for how it was made.

Lets see how many of you can  use all seven elements of the wheel for your card.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

 Butterfly stickers
+ 4 wooden butterfly embellishments

2nd Prize.
 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.


Crafts-Too Embossing Folder
' Pansies'
+ Dovecraft  2 butterflies  die cut set.

 3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel on your project. )

Tonic Studios
'Apple Blossom' die set
+  Studio Light  Butterfly stamp.


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.