Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Butterfly Update.

Only 2 winners have claimed their prizes this week. As there were only 13 entries in the last challenge the chances are you could be a winner so do check down below. If you don't email me I can't send the prizes out. If you don't get an acknowledgement back from me I haven't received anything from you. I  have added a contact form on the blog now to make it  even easier.

As you can see the Butterfly Box is full  of goodies just waiting to be claimed.

 In fact so full I have even  had to start a second box!

All the prizes are sourced just for the butterfly challenge and I am constantly scouring the shops for
interesting items to add to the pile. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

#126 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with J for Joy Fold Card.

We are  now onto the 10th letter of the alphabet which is J. Winners results for #125  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 owing to continuing health problems this Challenge will be running for 4wks.
(My frozen shoulder is prohibiting me from spending too much time not only in making cards but also being sat at my computer. I am finding typing long posts tiring so need to reduce the amount of time needed to do these as much as possible and hope you will understand.)

      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
J
and 
Joy Fold Card.

Your 6 elements are Jasmine /Juicy Orange/Jade/Jute/Jewels+ your Butterfly.

n.b Jute = Twine or string.

Here is my inspiration for you. 

1st card  version I using a Belly band as the closure.
Card uses Joy fold card/Jute/Juicy Orange/Butterfly.



2nd card  version II using a 3D embellishment as the closure.
Card uses Joy fold card/Jade/Jasmine/Jewels/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 Joy 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.

 Butterfly background sheet.
  2 die cut doily shapes..
 Peg Butterfly.
Wooden Flower ornament.
2 Cork Butterflies.
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.
Corture Creations
Embossing folder
+
Tonic
'Branwen Briar Die cut.

  Top Prize.
For using the Joyfold 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. )


Stamps by Chloe
Large Butterfly border.
Stamps by Chloe 
Best wishes 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.
N.B. Challenge is running for 4 weeks.


Winners #125

There were just 13 entries  this time but 6 of the entries used the Impossible Fold card. I am so glad you gave it a try.

There were lots of lovely cards to choose from  and here is my Top 3 selection.



In numerical order  they are

(7)    Liz Cavill

I liked the rounded edges to the Impossible twist.

      (9)    Nana Connie
Check out the gorgeous hair on this image.!

(10)    Terrie

I love those wellie boots.


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:

(13)  Kathy A.


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

(5) Sherry Gibson

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

(12) Amanda



The winner of the Special all 7 prize is

(8)  Jane Willis.

Kathy, Sherry,  Amanda and Jane
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 # 126

Happy Crafting.





Thursday, July 11, 2019

#125 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with I for Impossible card.

We are  now onto the 9th letter of the alphabet which is I. Winners results for #124  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
I
and 
Impossible Card.
Your 6 elements are Imperial Red /Iceberg/Inchworm/Inks/Images+ your Butterfly.

n.b Inworm = the colour of grass.
Iceberg =  pale blue/grey.

Images can be either digi or stamp
Inks. Use Distress inks or Marker pens.

Here is my inspiration for you. 

1st card using version I
Card uses Impossible card/Image/Inks/Iceberg/Inchworm/Butterfly.


2nd card using version II
Card uses Impossible card/Image/Inks/Imperial red/Iceberg/Inchworm/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 an Impossible 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.

 Butterfly background sheet.
  2 diecut doily shapes..
 Peg Butterfly.
Butterfly ribbon trim.
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.


Craftconsortium stamp set
'Fresh Cut'
+
Stix 2 Butterfly diecut shapes

  Top Prize.
For using the Impossible 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. )


Precious Marieke
Fantastic Flowers stamp set.
Xcut 
Die cut.


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.



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

#125 Buterfly.

Sorry there I'll be a slight delay in getting the new challenge  posted as I'm sorting a major problem out . Will be with you later today.
Hugs







Winners #124

There were 29 gorgeous entries this time and 12 of the entries used the Hinged Fold shape. I am so glad you gave it a try .

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

Here is my Top 3 selection of standard entries. 

In numerical order  they are

(8)    Valerija
I liked the edging on this pastel design.


(20)    Alice

I fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it. 


(26)    Glenda
So pink and oh so delicate. 

Here is my Top 3 selection of Hinged fold cards. 

In numerical order  they are


(14)    Terrie.
Love this trellis Hexagon and pretty vine.


(16)    Jane Willis.
Loved the use of the banner strip.


(17)    Karthikha.

This is an amazing flip fold card.
See how it opens up below.



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)  Charlotte E

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

(3) Suzanne H.

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

(11) Karen Ladd



The winner of the Special all 7 prize is

(22)  Suze.

Charlotte, Suzanne,  Karen and Suze
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 # 125

Happy Crafting.