Thursday, September 09, 2021

#161 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with S for Slide and Lock Card.

The Butterflies are Back!!
The Winners  for #160 have been published in post below this one. 
The butterflies now have a brand new garden to play in with lots of Butterfly loving flowers for them to enjoy.
 Project took a bit longer than was expected with Gravel deliveries delayed and then planting the new Herbaceous borders has taken even longer due to me altering/making up the design as I went along. 

Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with  a choice of 3 Colours , 1 Theme and a specified  Card shape  all beginning with the chosen letter.

(The discerning amongst you will notice that there is an added page along the top under the Butterfly Banner called Card shapes.)
 I will be showing a link to a tutorial on this page with hints and tips for making the cards so just look under the letter being used for each challenge. 

The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize. You must of course use your butterfly and the other elements.  The shapes will all be easy ones, just a different way to either fold or cut your basic cardbase. 

If you don't want to use the card shape then 
You can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel + Butterfly  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.

So lets get started.

The wheel is
Slide and Lock Card.

Your 6  elements are:
Slide and Lock Card/Stitching/Shimmering Blush/Steel Blue/Sea Green
+your Butterfly.

N.b.  Shimmering Blush = Pale Pink.

Stitching can be Real or Faux. 

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Version I
Using all six elements on the above wheel. 

Version II
Using all six elements on the above wheel. 

You can see more details of the cards here on my blog.
Also the tutorial for making this style is on the Card shape Page at the top under the banner header. 

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.

Joanna Sheen Mini Curly Flourish
Pink Decorative Washi Tape
Nellie Snellen Click Flower die
Creative Expressions Raindrops Mini Stencil
2 Wooden butterfly shapes.

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.

Mini Green stamp pad
3 Blending nibs (for colouring)
Clarity  Art Stencil
Diesire  Graceful Butterflies die set
Neat and Tangled Dreams Sentiment

Top Prize .
For using the  Quad Easel Card  + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly

Blue mini stamp pad
Brick wall stencil
Cuttlebug Butterfly Embossing folder
Joy Crafts Butterfly Die cut 
Woodware set of Butterfly stamps and sentiment

From time  to time I will also have a special draw prize when an entry particularly catches my eye.  

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above.

Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon.

This challenge will be  running for 3 weeks.
Challenge will therefore end 
Tuesday 28th Sep. 8pm (GMT)

It has been brought to my attention that 1 prize recipient has been asked 
to pay inport duty on her parcel. 
I put a lot of time,effort and thought into making up the prizes and it is certainly not my intention that you should be asked to pay to receive your prize.  I had a problem with using the Click and Drop postal service in that it took my payment but did not download all of  the required customs declaration forms so I had to redo and pay twice and then claim a refund
 (which I have since received).
 l do hope these two problems were just a glitch in the system and do not repeat themselves as I would hate to have to dispense with giving you prizes for your cards and continued support of the Butterfly Challenge.  

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Winners #160

Thank you all for coming and playing along for this challenge.There were 20 entries and 9 rockers cards. I am sorry that I was unable to get the other 2 rocker versions posted but life decided to get in the way as it does just when it is not wanted. However the versions made were all stunning and hard to whittle down to just three.

My non shape selection of cards in numerical order are as follows: 

#14 Ma -Mi

So classic and visually stunning. 

#17  Becca Yahrling 
I just love the butterfly  heart.

#19 Valerija

Love the elegance here and the colours. 

Rocker cards in numerical order are as follows:

#2 Suzanne H.

So delicate and pretty. 

#4 Wilma

I pretty with the pin stripe backing paper

#7 Susan Renshaw
Just fell in love with this card straight off.
Such a clever idea to have the separate animals
to play with.

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

The Prize winners are as follows.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)

The Winner picked from the tea cup is:

#9  Nanna Connie.

2nd Prize.

 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies)
Picked by 
(8)  Lia

Top Prize  

 (for using the Rocker card + all other elements + your butterfly/ies)

The winner picked from the Tea cup is:

#15 Sureka
 Nanna Connie,Lia and Sureka

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.

Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side bar.
Can I also please ask that you acknowledge your win
In the comments box below so that 
I know to expect an email from you. 

Due to my front garden Renovation 
now being in full swing the next 
Butterfly challenge will start on 
Wednesday 8th September.

Hope to see you all back
for #161
where the letter will be S.

All prizes for #157,#158,#159 have now been sent out.

In the meantime 
I leave you with a view  of my front garden
 with the concrete driveway removed
Taken on project day 1
All we need is a mountain goat standing on the top
to complete the picture!