Wednesday, March 09, 2016

#50 Butterflies + B is for Buttons and/or Bronze

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #49  are in the post below.

Thankyou all so much for playing along. 

We have started a brand new set of letters and themes.
I've introduced  a new mix 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 this 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.

They will also be commenting on your entries.  

I'm  delighted to introduce you  to my next Guest Designer

Please Welcome
(Winner #45)

I'm very honoured to be Guest Design for the Butterfly Challenge#50!
I'm a 54 years old italian teacher (of primary school).
I live with my six(!) kitties in a little country hill near the sea.
I started my blog in May 2014. I have always played with papers, glue and colours, but I have known cardmaking/crafting world only recently, when I bought my first Big Shot and some dies... Such a fabulous invention is it!
I like learning and try new things and always look at the amazing works of the so many talented crafter in Blogland.
I like to recycle, not only for an ecological and economical factor, but also because everything can be re-invented. When I was a kid, my Grandmother taught me to throw away the less possible, because everything can be looked with different eyes and used in different ways. She made me small boats with hulls of walnut-tree, and dolls with a knotting handkerchief... She preserved the papers of my Easter eggs, and then I made collage and decorated boxes with them. I enjoyed those papers!
So, now I hate wasting...I'm a compulsive hoarder :D
I love so much all the colours, the "girly style", animals, flowers and nature and all the sweet things make me happy!
My English isn't very good, so I hope to haven't made too much mistakes in this my presentation... Lol
Hope you like my little works and I can't wait to see yours!

Alice has chosen 

#50  Butterflies + B is for Buttons
with the additional option of  B is for the colour Bronze.

So I would like to see buttons  real or faux on your project 
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

If you would like to use the additional option
then here is a paint chip to give you an idea of the colour. 

Alice has not only made two lovely cards
but also  a pair of pillow gift boxes.
to help get your ideas flowing. 

Real buttons have been used on the butterflies
whilst the die cut backing is in the colour
bronze along with those gorgeous
folded buterflies.

Alice has used a  button patterned
background to set off her beautiful 
die cut butterflies.

Butterflies , faux buttons and the bronze colour
have all been used on these delightful
pillow boxes.

Alice told me that she was completely out of her 
comfort zone  as she hardly ever uses buttons
and didn't have  any bronze items in her stash.

I think you will all agree with me that Alice has
turned up trumps  and made  some 
really outstanding items.

Please visit Alice on her blog to see them in detail.

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #49.

Please take your New Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I decided to go Shabby Chic
on my card.
I used  Bronze backing card,
along with  copper liquid pearls  around the edges
and a large button from  my stash.

 You can see more details over on my Blog

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either

(A) Multi colour selection 


(b)  Blue selection 

$10 gift certificate from

Raspberry Road.

The additional prize available if
using both  Buttons and the colour Bronze
+your butterfly

Leane Creative stamp 55.1604
Doodle Butterfly 2

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.


Barb said...

What beautifully inspirational work from both you, Mrs A and Alice. Nobody would ever guess that Alice was out of her comfort zone with this Challenge. What an amazing job she's done. Bronze may be a problem to me too. I'll be back in a few days. Barbxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Thank you for the badge and for your kind words! I hope that my makes could inspire someone.
Your card is very sweet and romantic, so I love it!! :D It has a wonderful shabby/vintage look!!

brenda said...

So pleased to see Alice here this time, sorry short comment, my blog explains.

B x

Liz said...

Great inspiration from both you and Alice, Mrs A. I'll need to go through my stash to see if I have anything bronze. I know I have a box of buttons, but very rarely use them. Will certainly be a challenge this time! x

Sandra H said...

So pretty and so inspiring they are so lovely to see how Alice has used the bronze on the pillow boxes which are gorgeous by the way!! and how you Mrs A used the bronze to outline your adorable card and as always loving the buttons and butterflies on all take care x

Theresa's Studio said...

Love your challenges and inspiration!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
congrats to Alice on her guest Design spot.
Wonderful cards for our inspiration.
The designs are so fabulous.
I tell you I think I am having a few senior moments as I posted my entry, and forgot to comment. LOL.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Aquarius said...

Some great inspiration this month. Had to rack my brains a bit for this one but eventually came up with something with buttons and bronze.

Cara said...

A great challenge, definitely challenging for me! Love the DT makes. Cara x

AlisonC said...

Great theme and wonderful inspiration Alice and Mrs A. I too am a hoarder but I'm trying very hard to use what i have and not buy more! You are right we should look at things in different ways.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Will say no thanks to the prizes Mrs A. I enter for fun.. and not sure mine fit the criteria anyway. thanks for being so faithful to run this challenge and lovely work by Guest Designer Alice and also your dear self!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Janis said...

Love your challenges, Mrs. A! This one was surprisingly challenging for me. I thought bronze would be easy, but it turned into something quite different than I had planned! lol.. Also, I rarely use buttons, so that part was challenging, too. Thank you for all the work you put into this. Your cards are always an inspiration as are those of your guest designers!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

KandA said...

Well I made it with a couple of days to spare - sorry I only used the theme this time. Gorgous creations from you both xx

mamapez5 said...

Well I just made it again this time though Mr inky still says fifteen days to go. Are these challenges once a month now or is Mr Linky being lazy?
Anyway, I love those little pleated butterflies on Alice's card and your pretty shabby chic ones. Kate x

Lynn said...

Hello Mrs. A. Well I have managed by the skin of my teeth to enter this one. Love the cards and pillow boxes. Lynn x

Barb said...

Congratulations to the winner and the Top Three. Thank you for another fun challenge. Barbxx