Wednesday, May 25, 2022


A total of 25 entries this time and what a choice you gave me .  Thank you all for participating. I really am pleased and grateful  to see you all here playing along each time. 

  My non shape selection of cards (4 as I really couldn't drop one) in numerical order are as follows: 

 #5 Pauline C.

#15 Alice

#17 Kathy Asper

#20 Fiona Whitehead

Arrow cards (4 again in total, same reason) in numerical order are as follows:

#7 Elle - Jeanne

#18 Kathy Asper 

#23 Suze

#25 Elisa

 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 entering a card using any 2 of the colours 
+ your Butterfly.

(14)   Karen Ladd

2nd Prize

for entering a Arrow card using any 2 of the colours
+2 design papers
+ Butterfly

(8)   Margreet

Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Teacup

(1)  Karen C.

 Karen Ladd, Margreet and Karen C.*

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
*Karen C , please let me know your favourite colour when emailing me. 

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.

The Butterflies are now going on a 
Month's Sojourn
as I have several Hospital Appointments
to attend during June. 

Challenge #171 
will therefore
Wednesday 6th July 8am (GMT)

Until then 
Please do stay safe and well. 

Thursday, May 05, 2022

#170 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with A for Arrow Fold Card.

The Butterflies are back with another card shape for you. 
Whilst I do have lots of new card shapes to try I don't have one to use for each letter of the Alphabet so this time round we are going Random and some letters will be used more than once and in any order!

 The next letter out of the Tea cup is 
the letter
Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with a new  choice of 4 Colours , 1 Theme and a specified Card shape all beginning with the chosen letter.

As before I will be showing a tutorial for each of the card shapes.
 A link to the tutorial page is shown above under the banner heading. Just click on the Card Shapes tab and you will be taken to a drop down list of all the past and present card tutorials.

 You must of course use a butterfly on your entry but there are now two categories for you to choose from.

1.    Make any  card using at least 2 of the colours on the wheel +butterfly.  

     2.    Make a card using the Card Shape +any 2 of the colours + the theme +butterfly.  

There will be a prize for each category. 

 Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

There will be a special prize draw for using all elements on the wheel.

So lets get started.

The wheel is


Arrow Fold Card.

Another surprisingly easy card shape with just 4 scores and folds to make.
This belies the look of the finished card which looks complex but 
Tust me it is not!!!

These are the four colours to choose from. 

The theme is  use any design paper x 2.

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Using from the wheel
Arrow Fold Card/Design paper x2/Butterfly/Amaranth/Asparagus/Aero Blue

Using from the wheel
Arrow Fold Card/Design paper x2/Butterfly/African Violet/Asparagus/Aero Blue

Using from the wheel
All Seven Elements

For entering any card using any 2 of the colours + your butterfly
Please state in your post the colours you are using. 

Butterfly ribbon
Couture Creations Embossing folder 'Encaustic'
Docrafts Bellissima  'Picture Frame' stamp set
Paper Smooches Wise dies Butterflies
2 sheets of designer paper 6x6
2 sheets of die cut sentiments and cut outs

For entering an Arrow Fold card using any 2 of the colours + Theme + your butterfly
Please state in your post the colours you are using.

Butterfly ribbon
Bebunni  'Daisy' die set
Woodware  Butterfly silhouettes set
Craft essentials  Meadow border Die
2 sheets of designer paper 6x6
2 sheets of die cut sentiments and cut outs

 For anyone choosing  to use all of the Wheel
their names will go into the teacup for a special Prize.

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 24th  May. 8pm (GMT)