Wednesday, May 29, 2019

#123 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with G for Gatefold.

We are  now onto the 7th letter of the alphabet which is G. Winners results for #122  are 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.
  Please note that this Challenge will again be running  for 4 weeks and not the usual 2.
You can also enter as many times as you like during this  challenge.

      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
Gate fold Card.

Your 6 elements are Gold/Granny Smith/Gun Metal/Gems/Gingham + your Butterfly.
n.b Granny Smith is of course the colour Apple Green and Gun metal is Dark Grey.

Here is my inspiration for you. 

First card uses Gate fold/Gems/Gingham/Granny Smith/Gold/ Butterfly.

Second card uses Gate fold/Gems//Granny Gun Metal/ Butterfly.

You can see more details of the cards here on my blog.
(I will be showing more ways of making a closure each week so keep checking the link above.)
Also check out the Card shapes Tab at top of page  to see how to make a Gate fold Card.

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.
 Peg Butterfly.
Green Glitter
Butterfly  brads.
Washi Tape.

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.

There are two sets of these to be won.

Creative Expressions
'Phoebe's  Fleur De Lys Stamp
Thanks Sentiment (will fit inside frame)
 Butterfly Pen.

  Top Prize.
For using the Gate 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. )

Sweet Dixie
' Swirling Floral Border & Corner'
Die set.
 Impressions Obession Butterfly Stamp..

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
Don't forget this challenge is running again for 4 weeks.


Suze said...

Lots of fun elements this time. Thank you for adding the translation of the colours. It is much appreciated. I tried Google last time which wasn't the best of help!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous cards, love the closures and the sweet papers!

terrie said...

Your sample cards are beautiful...thank you for sharing

brenda said...

Super inspiration and love the fresh colours of the first.

I'm linked up and hope you will pop over to Allsorts, something waiting for you!

B x

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creations Mrs A! Thank you for the challenge.
Crafty Hugs, Sherry xx
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Aquarius said...

Managed to make a card this time around using green, gold, a gem and of course the butterfly. Great cards for inspiration as always

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
thank you so much for letting me know I could join the challenge with my card.
I had totally forgot about the challenge and it's lovely elements.
Been having bad bouts of my RLS lately in the day time also which is usually only at night so not been able to sit and comment.
Love your wonderful cards and their super designs.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandy said...

Mrs. A., I'm really enjoying revisiting some of these folds you're highlighting. I need the push to do something different and this helps. Your gatefold samples are wonderful.

Becca Yahrling said...

Very pretty cards, Mrs. A! Love the two different ways you made a closure for the gatefold. I have to admit, you inspired me to make a belly band on my card; I always seem to forget that easy technique! lol Yes, please, to play for Top Prize. Thanks much!!