Wednesday, September 21, 2016

#63 Butterflies + W is for Wire and/or White on White.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #62 are in the post below.
Please make sure you check as it could be you.
Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been quite a few!

Thank you all so much for playing along.

We are  already more than half way through
the 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.

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

Please Welcome  
(Winner #57)

Hello I'm Zoe and delighted to have been asked to be the Guest Designer for this challenge.   On reaching 60 earlier this year came retirement, completely loving this and taking full advantage of the time it gives me to do what I love best.   What is that?  Messy arty crafty things of course!

My earliest memories of card making are of a card and glitter set my Mum got me when I was about 8.   Because of dyslexia my thought process are pictorial it came as a big surprise when it was explained to me that most people mentally visualise words and letters.   Try as hard as I might that skill eludes me, but hay the compensation is a rich parade of pictures often in cartoon form! \ little wonder then that expressing myself visually.

Happy to play with most mediums, not so good with needle and thread but that cross stitch project might get finished one day.   Favourite activities are things you get your hands into the messier the better.  Which with this project might be a bit of a surprise, but I love the challenge of white on white which needs texture, light and shade to work.  In the past I've tried white stamping but it does not show up in photos so not suitable for this project.    In recent time jewellery making has re-entered my creative palette, the inclusion of wire allowed me to bring that interest into this with the little wire butterfly.

Our hostess loves to see the fortnight creations and is very welcoming of new joiners.   A great deal of effort goes into running a challenge the reward is the entries and wonderful projects people share.   Please show our lovely Mrs A you care and join in with her fun butterfly challenge.  XOXO

Zoe has chosen 

#63  Butterflies + W is for Wire
with the additional option of  W is for the colour White on White.

So I would like to see wire of some sort  on your project
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

Here is Zoe's card 

Just look at the ingenious way that Zoe
has incorporated the Wire onto her card.
Thankyou Zoe. It is truly Brilliant.

This will be such a hard one to follow!

Please pop over to Zoe's Blog to see the full details
of her lovely wire work.
Thank you for being my Guest Designer
for #63.

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.
The roses are all on wires that have been
threaded in and out of the trellis work.

Please go to my blog here  for more cards
and ideas for using wire. You just might be surprised!!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either

(a) Pink selection


(b) Yellow selection


$10 gift certificate from

Raspberry Road.

The additional prize available if
using both  Wire   and the colour white on White
+your butterfly

Tonic Die
'Branwen Briar'

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.


  1. So nice to see Zoe as the GDT this challenge, have known her for many years and always enjoyed her inkiness.

    You have set us a real toughie this time round, WOW always scares me a little.

    B x

  2. Congratulations on your GD spot Zoe, gorgeous card and love the wire butterfly! Love your card too Mrs A. It's so elegant! I must try and join in! xxxxxx

  3. Welcome to Zoe, I'm stunned by her wire butterfly! Both you have made fabulous elegant cards, amazing works!! White cards are always difficult for me, I always made some blobs on them :( LOL

  4. Hi Mrs A,
    congrats to Zoe on her GD spot.
    Her card is very pretty, and stunning, and that wire butterfly is awesome.
    Your card is also very stunning ,and pretty too.
    Thank you for another great challenge, and all your hard work involved.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Congrats Zoe on your Dt post your card is amazing l so do like to see "wow" the butterflies are gorgeous and Mrs A your card is so pretty l love the little flowers and the gems so effective as always...........enjoy your day xx

  6. Made my card ready for Sunday Snippets :) LOVE the new header!


    Di xx

  7. Love the new header, Mrs. A.! Did Loll do that for you? Very colorful!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Love the new header, Mrs. A.! Did Loll do that for you? Very colorful!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Oh gracious, this new header is stunning too! I love the bold colors on these little critters....Very beautiful. Hugs

  10. Love the bright new header and a fabulous challenge. Just playing for fun this time x

  11. Gorgeous elegant cards from you both. It must have taken ages to fix all those roses!

  12. Hello ladies, beautiful white on white cards. I don't think I could have made a wire butterfly - very clever. I particularly like the roses and trellis Mrs. A.
    Lynn x

  13. Whoopie! I linked! Sorry I'm a bit late, I just had an amazingly funny weekend away with this crazy gal I know ��

    And am still recovering.

    Hugs and That word,

    Di xx

  14. I was reminded of this challenge by seeing what Di (Pixie) had done and managed to get one made in time

  15. Congratulations to Zoe. What wonderful inspiration from you both. Barbxx

  16. Lovely header Mrs A. Congrats Zoe on your GD post, your card is very pretty!
    This theme is a real tricky one, but enjoyed it as I was making my card! Have linked it!
    Happy crafting!

  17. Love your gorgeous card too Mrs. A :)


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