Wednesday, June 26, 2019

#124 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with H for Hinged Card.

We are  now onto the 8th letter of the alphabet which is H. Winners results for #123  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 is now back to the  normal 2 wks.

      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
Hinged Card.

Your 6 elements are Hunters Green/Hot Pink/Heliotrope/Heat Embossed/Hexagons + your Butterfly.
n.b Heliotrope = purple.

Here is my inspiration for you. 

First card uses Hinged fold/Hunters Green/Hot pink / Butterfly.

Second card uses Hinged card /Hot Pink/Heat Embossed/ Butterfly.

Third card is also a hinged card but uses a Hexagon die to make the card shape.  Uses Hinged card /Hot Pink/Hunters green/Hexagons/ Butterfly.

You can see more details of the cards here on my blog.
Also check out the Card shapes Tab at top of page  to see how to make a Hinged

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.

Crafts - Too Embossing folder
'Small Alphabet'
 Dovecraft Butterfly die.

  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. )

Butterfly stamp set.
Sentiment 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.
Challenge is back to 2 weeks.

Winners #123

There were 27 entries this time and 13 of the entries used the Gate Fold shape. 

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

Here is my Top 3 selection of standard entries. 

In numerical order  they are

(3)    Sherry G. 

Sherry's colouring never ceases to amaze me. 

(5)    Ingunn. 

I love the textures on this card along with the butterfly.

(9)    Claudia. 

I love the shape and colours of this card.

Here is my Top 3 selection of Gate fold cards. 

In numerical order  they are

(12)    Aussie Annie.

I love the belly band  closure and the clothes peg. 

(19)    Jane Willis.

Love this modern CAS style image.

(25)    Suze.

Love the opening shape and image .

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:

(27)  Valerija

2nd Prize   (2 prizes on offer)
For using both a theme and a colour + your butterfly.
The Winners  picked by Random Org are :

(1) Tina Z.


(21) Nanna Connie

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

(18) Susan Renshaw

The winner of the Special all 7 prize is

(17)  Becca Yahrling.

Valerija, Tina, Nanna Connie, Susan R. 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 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 # 124

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Magic Window Card.

is for 

Version I

Start by cutting a base card shape from cardstock. Don't use a thick card (I have used 160gsm) or the card will not close and stay flat.  Cut to 8" x 5" and score along the 8" side at 2" and 6". When folded this will give you a gate fold shape 4" x 5".

Make a pencil mark at 1" and 4" down each score line. 

Cut to pieces of card stock 3" square and draw a pencil line across middle of each one at 1.5".
Make a mark on this line as shown below. Then draw two lines out from this mark to the corners.

Cut section marked #### away. Score quarter of an inch on opposite side and fold. 
Cut a piece of  cardstock 2.5" x 5". Draw a pencil line at 1.25" and 2.5" to find centre point of card. 
Use a circle die to cut a hole in centre of card.
You should now have a piece of card as below. Remove pencil lines as these are not needed.
Using d.s.tape or glue adhere the cut out panels to either side of the base gatefold card as shown below . Lining up carefully between the markers and the score lines. 
You should now have your base card looking like this .

From a contrasting colour,  die cut a circle to fit under the diamond shape. Stamp with a sentiment of your choice.
Make sure all of the wording can be seen when the card is open flat and adhere the circle with d.s. tape or glue.

Card should  now look as shown here. 
Now take the piece of card with the die cut circle and place over the top of the diamond panels making sure that you have one diamond on top of the other (not entwined). Adhere this panel top and bottom to the back of the card base.
Now as you open and close the card up the sentiment appears as if by magic.

You can now decorate the front of the card to finish.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Lattice Card

is for 

Version I
This tutorial is for a very simple lattice card using a die cut frame and thin strips of cut card.  

Start by cutting a die frame. Here I have used a simple rectangle die cut from Crafts-Too. Then cut loads of strips from the same cardstock a quarter of an inch wide.

Turn frame over to the wrong side and adhere ds tape to the frame . It helps to use a grid paper behind the frame. I have attached using washi  tape to keep in place.

Using the grid paper as a guide start laying the strips diagonally onto the frame. Start in the middle and work out to one edge. 

Continue with the rest of the strips until frame is filled.

Now you need to place the strips going the other way by weaving over and under the strips already in place. Again start in the middle and work outwards to one edge. 

Continue until all the frame is filled. 

This next step is optional but it does help to make the frame more rigid. Apply a sheet of acetate cut to size on the same side as the strips. 

Apply to front of base card cut to the appropriate size. 

You can now  go ahead and decorate as required.