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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Flap Fold Cards.


F
is for 
FLAP FOLD CARDS.

Version I

Uses one whole piece of  cardstock cut to 11" x 6". This is the easiest version to make . On the long length score at 4.5" and then at 9". Fold on these score lines to form a flap card. 


Decorate the inside of the card as required.

The front of the card can be held in place with an embellishment that is attached with 3D pads to give space for the flap to be tucked under as in the example below.


Version II
This is for a Diagonal Flap Fold

Uses one whole piece of  cardstock cut to 8" x 11". You just need to score lines and one cut which will make you two card bases as shown below. 
Score the 8" side at  4" and the 11" side at 5.5"

Place the cardstock diagonally on your trimmer (lining up on the cutting line ) and cut from point to point as shown.
You will now have two pieces as below.
Place one of the pieces back on your score board  as shown below.
With the score line to the right bring the point over to straight edge on the left and fold.
Now repeat with the bottom flap .

Bring point up to the top and fold on the score line.
You will now have your base card ready to decorate.

Here is an example on how you can embellish.
Tip. By attaching the sentiment to the top panel it will help to weight the top down and hold the other flap in place.

Version III
This is for a Corner Flap fold

 Cut cardstock  to 8.5" x 5.5" and score at the 4.75" mark and fold on this line.

 Place card in trimer as shown in picture. (I have orientated the trimer to make it easier to see.) Line up with the 3"mark at top of board.  
On the cutting line cut from 5/8" down to the 3" mark and stop.  
You now need to turn the card over to the  inside and then turn the card round on the trimer as shown below.
Again line up with the 3"mark at top of board.  
Again on the cutting line cut from 5/8" down to the 3" mark and stop.  
You should now have a card which has 2 joining slits on the front of it as shown below.  

Now take the top right edge of the front of the card 

and fold down as shown below.  (You will find the card is easy to bend into place)
Use a bone folder to crease the two small triangles either side of the cuts.  
You can now go ahead and decorate. Tip. Use a small piece of ds tape or a glue dot to hold the edge of the flap down on the front of the card.  

Here is an example on how you can embellish.
 Inside of the card.

Version IV
This is for a Fancy Flap fold