Wednesday, April 17, 2019

#121 Spin The Butterfly wheel with E for Easel.

We are  now onto the 5th  letter of the alphabet which is E. Winners results for #120 are published in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you.  Can I please ask that  Winners do 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.  Challenge is for 2 weeks. 
So we have a brand new wheel to spin and this yr we are going to go straight through the letters of the Alphabet starting with A. 

                                                     Come on in.


Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with  a choice of 3 Colours and 2 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
New for this Yr. The 7th element of the wheel is a card shape.
(The discerning amongst you will notice that there is now an added page along the top under the Butterfly Banner called Card shapes.)
There will be a card shape for the letter being used for each challenge and I will be showing a tutorial on this page with hints and tips for making the cards. 
The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize without having to combine all of the other 6 elements onto your card. You must of course  use your butterfly.   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
E
and 
Easel Card. 


Your 6 elements are  Emerald Green/Egyptian Blue/Eminence* /Embossing Folder/Edges + your Butterfly.
*According to the Spectrum wheel Eminence is a Dark Purple.
Here is my inspiration for you. 


My first card uses Easel card/Emerald Green/Eminence/Edges/Butterfly

Single Easel Card.



My second card uses Easel card/Eminence/Edges /Butterfly

Double Easel Card.


My third card uses Easel card/Egyptian Blue/Embossing Folder /Butterfly

Double Twisted Easel Card.



You can see more details of the cards here on my blog.
Check out the Card shapes Tab above to see how to make the Easel Cards.

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.

2  Butterfly background sheets.
  3D Pearl paint.
 Peg Butterfly.
Silver  Butterflies.
String of butterflies.
Butterfly ribbon holder.


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.

Craft Consortium stamp set
'Wildflower Meadow'
Dovecraft Layering Butterflies Die.


  Top Prize.
For using the Easel card element + Butterfly
(It is not mandatory to use any or all of  the other elements
but I'd love to see if you do. )

Creative Expressions stamp
' Phoebe's Fleur De Lys'
Thanks sentiment stamp.
(Will fit inside the framework)
Marianne Design Butterfly Die.


There will also be a Special 7 Elements  Prize Draw
for those using all of the 7 Elements.
(This is in no way compulsory just an added fun extra. 

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above and the new prize requirements.
Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon. 

Winners #120

Wow, 35  entries this time and seven of the entries used the dutch fold. I am so pleased that you tried the shape. 
There were lots of lovely cards to choose from so again i have split my selection into Standard card entries and Dutch fold. 

Here is my Top 3 selection of standard entries. 

In numerical order  they are

(12)    Nisha

Love the Cas style and monochrome. 


(16)    Esther
You really need to read how Esther coloured her flowers! 


(18)   Vinita Jain
The diamond pattern background just blew me away.

Here is my Top 3 selection of Dutch fold cards. 

In numerical order  they are

(13)    Sandy J.
I love this pretty pastel scene.

(19)    Terrie

Love the flowers using all 3 colours. 

(26)    Jane
Love the aztec look and was the only entry to use all 
seven elements so a Special Prize is on its way to you Jane.

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 + your butterflies.
The Winner picked from the tea cup is:

(6)  Chandini.

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

(3)  Valerija.


Top Prize
For using the Dutch Fold  card element + butterfly.
The Winner picked from the tea cup is:

(29) Becca Yarling.

Chandini, Valerija and Becca
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar
to collect your prizes.
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side bar.
Can I also please add that you acknowledge your win
In the comments box below so that 
I know to expect an email from you. 


Hope to see you all back for # 121

Happy Crafting.




Wednesday, April 03, 2019

#120 Spin The Butterfly Wheel With D for Dutch Fold.

We are  now onto the 4th  letter of the alphabet which is D. Winners results for #119 are published in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you.  Can I please ask that  Winners do 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.  Challenge is for 2 weeks. 
So we have a brand new wheel to spin and this yr we are going to go straight through the letters of the Alphabet starting with A. 
Come on in.

Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with  a choice of 3 Colours and 2 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
New for this Yr. The 7th element of the wheel is a card shape.
(The diserning amongst you will notice that there is now an added page along the top under the Butterfly Banner called Card shapes.)
There will be a card shape for the letter being used for each challenge and I will be showing a tutorial on this page with hints and tips for making the cards. 
The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize without having to combine all of the other 6 elements onto your card. You must of course  use your butterfly.   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
D
and 
Dutch Fold Card. 



Your 6 elements are  Dartmouth Green/Dark Orange/Denim Blue /Digi Image/Diamonds + your Butterfly.

Here is my inspiration for you. 

My first card uses Dutch fold/Digi image/Dark Orange/Dartmouth green/Butterfly



My second card uses Diamonds/Denim blue/Dartmouth green /Butterfly

My Third card uses Dartmouth green/Butterfly


 
Check out the  Card shapes Tab above to see how to make the Dutch Fold..

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.

2  6x4 Hunkydory prints.
  Doily.
Chalk Board Peg Butterfly.
Glitter sponge Butterflies.
Butterfly Brads.
2 x Butterfly small pegs.



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.

Xcut Embossing folder
'Folk Florals'
Woodware Silhoutte  Butterfly stamp


  Top Prize.
For using the Bi fold card element + Butterfly
(It is not mandatory to use any or all of  the other elements
but I'd love to see if you do. )

First Edition
' Butterfly Dies'
7 piece set.






There will also be a Special 7 Elements  Prize Draw
for those using all of the 7 Elements.
(This is in no way compulsory just an added fun extra. 



Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above and the new prize requirements.
Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Winners #119.

Our phone line is back but the Internet is down and out so I am doing these results from my IPad and using my 3G Sim. Sorry I can't  post any pictures of your cards.
There were 21 entries this time , not so many but maybe the Centre Step  was just a step too far! I hope you will like the card shape for the letter D better.
4 people tried the centre fold fold card so Thankyou for all having a go at the shape.
Here is my Top 3 selection. 

In numerical order are

(6)    Michelle L.
Her card uses a beautiful  layered  butterfly
which  takes centre stage .


(16)    Helen  Lui
using a  lovely vibrant 
Water Stencilling background. 


(17)   Vinita Jain
Using  The Faux Stained  Glass technique 
To create a lovely flower design. 

I really wish 
I had the Inernet in order to show you these beautiful cards. 


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 + your butterflies.
The Winner picked from the tea cup is:

(14)  Janes Journal.

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

(8)  Kathy A.


Top Prize
For using the Aperture  card element + butterfly.

(9) Terrie.

Jane, Kathy & Terrie
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar
to collect your prizes.
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side bar.
Can I also please add that you acknowledge your win
In the comments box below so that 
I know to expect an email from you. 

Jenny 
You were the only one to use 7 elements again.
I will pop a surprise in the post to you.
I promise it won't be a Butterfly pen!! 

Hope to see you all back for # 120

Happy Crafting.









Thursday, March 14, 2019

#119 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with C for Centre Step.

We are  now onto the 3rd letter of the alphabet which is C. I am so pleased to see how many of you are coming to play with the new format. Thankyou. Winners results for #118 are published in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you.  Can I please ask that  Winners do 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.  Challenge is for 2 weeks. 
So we have a brand new wheel to spin and this yr we are going to go straight through the letters of the Alphabet starting with A. 
Come on in.

Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with  a choice of 3 Colours and 2 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
New for this Yr. The 7th element of the wheel is a card shape.
(The diserning amongst you will notice that there is now an added page along the top under the Butterfly Banner called Card shapes.)
There will be a card shape for the letter being used for each challenge and I will be showing a tutorial on this page with hints and tips for making the cards. 
The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize without having to combine all of the other 6 elements onto your card. You must of course  use your butterfly.   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
C
and 
Centre Step Card. 


Your 6 elements are  Cerise/Cadet Blue/Champagne/Circles/Candi + your Butterfly.
Here is my inspiration for you.

My first card uses Centre Step/Cerise/Cadet Blue/ Champagne /Butterfly



My second card uses Centre Step/Cerise/Circles/ Candi /Butterfly


My Third card uses Centre Step/Cerise/Champagne/Circles/ Candi /Butterfly


 
Check out the  Card shapes Tab above to see how to make.

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.

2  6x4 hunkydory print
  Butterfly  cut outs.
Wooden Butterfly
Lace filigree Butterfly.
Butterfly pen.
Butterfly ribbon.



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.
Couture Creations Embossing folder
Xcut Butterfly die.


  Top Prize.
For using the Bi fold card element + Butterfly
(It is not mandatory to use any or all of  the other elements
but I'd love to see if you do. )

Stampendous 
' Cling Pen Pattern flutter' Stamp
Mini Stencils
'Butterfly Splash'
+
Marianne Design
'Die cut  Butterfly'
+
Crafts U love 
Die cleaning tool.



There will also be a Special 7 Elements  Prize Draw
for those using all of the 7 Elements.
(This is in no way compulsory just an added fun extra. 



Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above and the new prize requirements.
Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon. 


Winners #118.

I have now  managed to get the winners post up.  Phone line remains down.
There were  30 entries and I was so chuffed to see that 11 of you tried the Bi Fold shape for your cards. Thankyou all for coming and playing along . Because there were so many shaped cards I have decided to do a top three of not only standard card entries but Bi fold as well. Your entries were all super so here is my choice of the Standard ones.
Top 3.

In numerical order are 

(1)   Janes Journal

(17)   Klarka

(25)   Kathy A.



My favorite Bi folds

Top 3.

In numerical order are

 (12)   Lia

(15)  Jane Willis

(27)  Janis in I.D. 



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

(17)  Klarka

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

(3) Nana Connie

(Unable to show
Random Org.)



  Top Prize.
For using the Aperture card element + Butterfly

(29)  Swissie

Again I wasn't  expecting anyone to use all 7 elements on their entry and was delighted to see one entry using them all.

 The winner of the Special all 7 prize is

(28)  Jenny L.


Klarka, Nana Connie, Swissie and Jenny L.

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  # 119

Happy Crafting 



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Winners #118 and New challenge.

Well it was going to happen sooner or later. Our B.T. phone line (which also carries the Internet from our service provider) is broken and could well be the dig up the front garden job that we have been dreading.  I have struggled to get the winners post up but can't get any photos by using my Ipad so am seeking other methods to try and get back on line.  So sorry for the disruption. I will be back ASAP.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

#118 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with B for Bifold.

We are onto the 2nd letter of the alphabet already.I was so pleased to see how many of you came and played with the new format. Thankyou. Winners results for #117 are published in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you.  Can I please ask that  Winners do 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.  Challenge is for 2 weeks. 

So we have a brand new wheel to spin and this yr we are going to go straight through the letters of the Alphabet starting with A. 

Come on in.


Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with  a choice of 3 Colours and 2 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
New for this Yr. The 7th element of the wheel is a card shape.
(The diserning amongst you will notice that there is now an added page along the top under the Butterfly Banner called Card shapes.)
There will be a card shape for the letter being used for each challenge and I will be showing a tutorial on this page with hints and tips for making the cards. 
The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize without having to combine all of the other 6 elements onto your card. You must of course  use your butterfly.   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
B
and 
Bi fold Card. 


Your 6 elements are  Banana/Bluebell/Burgundy/Buttons/Bows + your Butterfly.

Here is my inspiration for you.

My first card uses Bi fold/Burgundy/Butterfly

Check out the  Card shapes Tab above to see how to make. 

My second card uses Bluebell/Bow/Butterfly


My Third card uses Bi fold/Banana/Buttons Butterfly


Check out the Card shapes Tab above to see how to make. 

Please go to my blog here  for more details.


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.

2  6x4 hunkydory print
  Butterfly Tag
Wooden Butterfly
Doily
Felt filigree Butterfly.
Butterfly ribbon.


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.
Leane Creatief Embossing folder
Butterfly pen



  Top Prize.
For using the Bi fold card element + Butterfly
(It is not mandatory to use any or all of  the other elements
but I'd love to see if you do. )

Creative Expressions
Mini Stencils
'Butterfly Splash'
+
Sizzix Thinlits 
'Floral Butterfly 
+
Crafts U love 
Die cleaning tool.



Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above and the new prize requirements.
Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon.