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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
G
and 
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.
  Doily
 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.



Winners #122

There were 54 entries this time and 15 of the entries used the flap fold shape. I am so pleased that you tried this shape. 

There were lots of lovely cards to choose from so again i have split my selection into Standard card entries and Flap fold Card. 

Here is my Top 3 selection of standard entries. 

In numerical order  they are

(9)    Susan Sudbury

Beautifully coloured image, so delicate looking. 


(15)    Lia

Lia has added a surprise  shaker Element.

(25)    Karen Ladd

I love the addition of the washi tape.


Here is my Top 3 selection of Flap fold cards. 

In numerical order  they are


(11)    Terrie

I love the feather element. 


(22)    Kathy A.

I love the bold use of colour here.


(28)    Susan Renshaw
Susan has used Version II for this card.


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:

(34)  Pinky

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

(9) Susan Sudbury 


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

(11) Terrie




The winner of the Special all 7 prize is

(5O)  Mia.


Pinky, Susan S., Terrie and Mia
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 ask that you acknowledge your win
In the comments box below so that 
I know to expect an email from you. 

If you experience any problem in emailing me 
I have now added a contact form at the top of the page in the right hand column for you to use instead. 


Hope to see you all back for # 123

Happy Crafting.



Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Kinetic Card.

K
is for 
KINETIC CARDS.

Version I
This tutorial is for a very simple moving card and very easy to make. 

1.
Start by making two base cards from cardstock. One 5.5" square and the other slightly smaller at  5.25"

 2.
On the larger base,cut your chosen aperture from the front of the card which must be a shape that is the same on both sides. Here I have used a heart shape. On the second card  simply fold into a concertina shape by folding the front in half and the back in half the opposite way so that you end up with 4 folds. Crease the folds well. 

 3.
Open out the concertina and on the last fold cut away to leave only  a half  inch strip. Cut this to leave two small tabs at top and bottom as shown below. 

 4.
Decorate the aperture shape that you removed from the card previously. Here I have used a butterfly die.
 5.
Fold the concertina back up with the flaps on the top fold and adhere the end fold to the base of the card lining up the edges.
 6.
Fold the front of the card over and on the portion of the concertina showing through the aperture apply ds tape .
 7.
 Lay the decorated shape back into the aperture making sure it is lined up. Open up card and  apply ds tape to the two tabs.
 8. Fold card back shut to attach the tabs to the inside front.  Your card is now complete. 
 Here you can see the card fully opened. Card can be decorated as required. 

Version II
This tutorial is for a very simple Slider card and very easy to make. 


1. Start by selecting an image to use. Here I have used a  flower stamp by W Plus 9 which I have coloured using my promarkers.
2. Next you will need to cut your aperture to make  the slider mechanism. Here I have used my SU Punch 'Large word window' to cut out with. If you do not have a suitable punch/die then you can simply draw two parallel lines joining  either end and then cut out with scissors or a craft knife. 
n.b. It is easier to do this after the image has been coloured in. 

 3. Choose your card base and adhere the image with temporary tape. 
 4. Using d.s. tape on the back of the strip that you removed from the image place back into the aperture making sure that you realign back into the same place. (Here you can see where I have started to remove the d.s tape and fit back in the slot. )
 5. Once you have stuck the cut piece back into the image  carefully remove the flower image from the front of the card. 
This will leave the part of the image that is now the back of the slider slot. (This is done so that when using the slider mechanism you do not see the plain white or the colour of the base card showing through and detracting from the image).

6. Now turn your image over and place a small coin (which needs to be bigger than the width of the aperture but small enough to adhere behind your slider element and also not show when attached to the front of the card.) Using double sided sticky pads or tape first adhere around the slider aperture making sure that the coin is free to move up and down the slot without sticking. Then add more around the edge of the image. Fore ease make this double thickness by adding another layer on top. 

  
7.  Now carefully turn image over and keeping the coin in the slot adhere some thin strips to the front of the card through the slot and adhere your slider element (which in this case is the die cut Butterfly). Now peel off the backing paper from the ds tape and adhere your image back in place on the front of the card carefully lining up over the slot (which you had  previously adhered to the card front).  
 

n.b. As you can now see when sliding the butterfly up and down the complete image of the flower is shown and the butterfly looks as it if is moving from one flower head to another . 

8. Complete the rest of your card as required. 





Wednesday, May 08, 2019

#122 SpinThe Butterfly wheel with F for Flap fold.

We are  now onto the 6th  letter of the alphabet which is F. Winners results for #121 are  now published in the post below. (Sorry for the slight delay). 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 be running  for 4 weeks and not the usual 2.
You can also enter as many times as you like during this  challenge.
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
F
and 
Flap fold Card.


Your 6 elements are  French Rose/Flax/Firebrick Red /Feathers/Flowers + your Butterfly.

Here is my inspiration for you. 

I have started  you off with a very simple design and fold. There are so many different ways to make a Flap fold card which I will be showing you over the next 4 weeks so keep checking back both here and on my blog for further inspiration. 


My first card uses Flap fold card/Flax/Firebrick Red/Flowers/Butterfly



My second card uses Flap fold card/Flax/French Rose/Flowers/Butterfly


Version II is for a Diagonal flap Fold.
My Thirdcard uses Flap fold card/Feathers/French Rose/Flowers/Butterfly



You can see more details of the cards here on my blog.
Check out the Card shapes Tab above to see how to make a Flap 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.
  Wooden butterfly tag.
 Peg Butterfly.
Gold  Butterflies.
Dragonfly 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.

Couture Creations
'Encaustic' Embossing folder.
Xcut Butterfly die.




  Top Prize.
For using the Flap 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. )

Crafts- Too
' Multi Layer butterflies'
Clear stamp set.
+
 Tonic Studios  For You 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
Don't forget this challenge is for 4 weeks.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Joy Fold

J
is for 
JOY FOLD CARDS.

Version I

In this first version I am going to show you how to get all of the base pieces needed to make this card from one sheet of card stock/printer paper 29.7cm21 cm

1.
Using a trimmer cut one piece 8.5" x 4.25" and score at 5.5"
Cut a further piece 8" x 3" and score at 4".


 2.
One of the remaining pieces left should now be a strip  which is 1" x 8.5".
Score this strip at 1.5" x 7"
Put the 2 remaining pieces of cardstock to one side. We will come back to them later in the tutorial.

3.
Use design papers from your stash to embellish the  inside of the largest folded card as below.
 4.
Attach the smaller folded card to this card as shown and again embellish with design paper. 
 5.
Close card and decorate the front panel with a contrasting paper. 
6.
Fold flap over the front panel and decorate to match as below.

 7.
Now decorate the narrow strip and retain the small piece of card from  No 2 above.(You are going to use this small strip to stamp a sentiment on.)
 8.
From the remaining piece of cardstock (at No 2 above) cut a strip 1" wide. Embellish with the design paper the same as the long strip.  (As you can see the long strip i.e the belly band is not long enough on it's own to go round the card which is why the extra strip is needed)
 9.
Stamp your sentiment on the thin strip and trim to fit (onto the 1" strip) as shown below. Use this to bridge the gap on the belly band. 
Now trim the remaining last piece of cardstock as below. This will be used for decorating the inside of the card. (The 1 remaining thin strip is the only piece of cardstock not needed. )

 10.
Decorate with a sentiment and any embellishment that you require.
11.
Attach to card as below. 


12.
Finished card. 

N.B.
I was asked by a fellow blogger to make the pictures bigger with the  written sizes on.  I didn't  want to make all the pictures bigger as I felt the tutorial would just go on and on and be even longer than it already is but I have increased the sizing of all measurements in the written instructions and made the  first picture bigger instead.