Wednesday, October 30, 2019

#131 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with O for One Layer Card.

We are now onto the 15th letter of the alphabet which is O  and now over  half way through the letters.  Winners results for #130  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 back to it's normal 2wks.

      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
O
and 
One Layer Card.



Sorry my camera is having a blue day!!
I did use rich purple card stock. 
Your 6 elements are:
Olive/Orchid /Old Gold/Only One extra embellishment / Oval +your Butterfly.

N.B.   Olive =Dark yellowish green.
Orchid is a Bright rich purple  colour.
Old Gold =  Dark yellow.

For the purposes of this challenge if you are making the card shape then one layer really means one layer so use only a blank card/or cardstock folded to make your base card to either stamp/paint/colour directly onto. You may use one embellishment of your choice to be adhered to the front of your card. 
No die cuts unless this is your 1 added embellishment or you are cutting an oval in the front of the card and your design is therefore showing through from the  inside of the card.
Otherwise just have fun with the colours and your butterflies. 


Here is my inspiration for you. 
1st Card uses:
 One layer Card/only 1 extra embellishment/Orchid/Old Gold/Olive /Butterfly.




2nd Card uses:
 One layer Card/Ovals/Orchid/Old Gold/Olive /Butterfly.





You can see more details of the cards here on my blog.


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 Background sheets.
 Washi tape 
  2 Butterfly shapes.
 2 Butterfly Pegs.
3 Glitter foam butterflies .
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
'Seedling Nouveau'
Embossing folder
+
Tonic
Bluebell Butterfly die .


  Top Prize.
For using the One Layer 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
'Doily Three die '
Stamps by Chloe
'Butterfly Heart'



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 #130.

There were 19 entries and 9 of the cards  were made using  the Never Ending Card design. Well done on all your cards. It really is easy peasy.

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


Here is my Top 3 selection of standard entries. 

In numerical order  they are

(1)    Valerija


I really like the way this card has been put together.

(7)    Pinky

Pinky has made these delightful gift boxes and includes
 a tutorial on her entry. Really simple to make.


(13)    Kathy A.

I was bowled over by the gorgeous colouring on this card. 



Here is my Top 3 selection of Never Ending cards. 
In numerical order they are


(9)    Liz Cavill

Love the design papers used.
Liz, you also have a prize below. 


(14)    Robyn Oliver

This pretty card was a surprise as the last page
opened was blue having started off as pink!





(18)    K.T. Fit Kitty.


Kitty certainly nailed this shape on her first go. 


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:

(12)  Suzanne H.



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

(4) Susan Renshaw



Top Prize
For using the Never Ending  card element + butterfly.
The Winner picked from the tea cup is:

(9) Liz Cavill



The winner of the Special  using all 7 prize is

(16)  Suze




Suzanne, Susan, Liz and Suze
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar
to collect your prizes.
(If you find that you already have the prize on offer please let me know so that I can select another item for you from the Butterfly Box.)


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 # 131



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

#130 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with N for Never Ending Card.

We are  now onto the 14th letter of the alphabet which is N  and now over  half way through the letters.  Winners results for #129  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 back to it's normal 2wks.

      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
N
and 
Never Ending Card.

Now, before I have you all running for the hills
I thought long and hard about choosing this card shape
but having looked at several different tutorials some overly complicated,  decided it really only boiled down to using just

 4 pieces of card stock  6" x 3"
and 
Sticky Tape.
It really is that simple!!
Check out my tutorial page above.
  




Your 6 elements are:
Nautical Blue/New York Pink /Napa Red/Narrow edges/ News Print +your Butterfly.

N.B. New York Pink = Dark Pink.
Napa Red is a Dark Burgundy Wine colour
from the Napa Valley wine region.

Here is my inspiration for you. 
Card uses:
 Never Ending card/ Narrow edges/ New print/ Napa Red/ New York Pink /Butterfly.



This is the front of the card.
Below is the the 2nd section that opens up from the first .



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.

 Lace Sticker sheet.
  Doily
  2 Butterfly shapes.
 2 Butterfly Pegs.
Metallic Butterfly ribbon threader.
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.

Sara Davies
'Cross stitch sentiments'
+
Stix 2
Die cut butterfly shapes.


  Top Prize.
For using the Never ending 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. )'


Elizabeth Craft Designs
'Butterfly Accessory dies'
Stamps by Chloe
'Tiny messages'

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 #129

There were 30 entries this time and 8 of the cards  made the Magic card design. Well done on all giving it a try. It really is magical.

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


Here is my Top 3 selection of standard entries. 

In numerical order  they are

(9)    Jane Willis

I was bowled over with the bright colours and oh so big butterfly.


(10)    Scraffky

Love the idea of the 3 circles of pretty butterflies.


(16)    Nanna Connie

Wow! Love this Brilliant halloween card using the butterfly.

Here is my Top 3 selection of  Magic  cards. 
In numerical order  they are


(2)    Suzanne H.

I love the pink and mandarin together.

(24)    Amanda

I love the bold peacock butterfly on this card.

(29)    Suze.
Suze has used all 7 elements on this pretty mint 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:

(12)  K.T. Fit Kitty

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

(1) Dona
Top Prize
For using the Magic  card element + butterfly.
The Winner picked from the tea cup is:

(5) Robyn Oliver



The winner of the Special all 7 prize is

(2)  Valerija

Kitty, Donna, Robyn and Valerija
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar
to collect your prizes.
(If you find that you already have the prize on offer please let me know so that I can select another item for you from the Butterfly Box.)

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 # 130