Wednesday, June 16, 2021

#158 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with P for Plaited Fold.

Welcome Back
The Winners  for #157 have been published in post below this one. 

Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with  a choice of 3 Colours , 1 Theme and a specified  Card shape  all beginning with the chosen letter.

(The discerning amongst you will notice that there is an added page along the top under the Butterfly Banner called Card shapes.)
 I will be showing a link to a tutorial on this page with hints and tips for making the cards so just look under the letter being used for each challenge. 

The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize. You must of course use your butterfly and the other elements.  The shapes will all be easy ones, just a different way to either fold or cut your basic cardbase. 

The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize. You must of course use your butterfly and the other elements.  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
P
and 
Plaited Fold Card.


Your 6  elements are:
Plaited  Fold/ Periwinkle/Peach/Plum/Pairs
+your Butterfly.

N.b.  Periwinkle = Light Blue
Plum = Light Purple
Pairs = Two of an item.  
 

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here is my inspiration for you.



You can see more details of the card here on my blog.
Also the tutorial for making this style is on the Card shape Page at the top under the banner header. 


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 design cardstock.
5 flower shapes
3 glitter Butterflies
Butterfly ribbon
Gold Gel pen.



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.

2 sheets design cardstock
Butterfly washi tape
Fancy black biro pen
Joanna Sheen 'Mini Curly Flourish Die
Woodware Butterfly Stamp




Top Prize .
For using the  Plaited Fold  + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly

2 sheets design cardstock
Butterfly washi tape
Fancy black biro pen
Die-namics Simply Scallops Trio Die
Woodware Pretty Flutterby Stamp




From time  to time I will also have a special draw prize when an entry particularly catches my eye.  

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above.

Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon.

This challenge will be  running for 3 weeks.
Challenge will therefore end 
Tuesday 6th July. 8pm (GMT)




Winners #157

Thankyou all for coming and playing along each week.There were 28 cards after a last minute flutter in the garden. Not so many of you tried the Napkin Fold but those that did all look terrific so thank you. 

I have selected the following non shape cards for my top 3 and in numerical order they are as follows: 

#1 Lia

So many complimentary elements to see on this card.

#19 April W. 
I love the bold background and the striking butterfly.

#25 Ma-Mi
Love the vintage paper used for the Daisies.


Napkin Fold cards in numerical order are as follows:


#11 Annie

Love the pattern created by the design ppers.

#18 Liz Cavill
Another great paper combination. 

#27 Susan Renshaw
Wow, I  wasn't expecting this to be inside. 


Congratulations everyone.
please take a bow and help yourselves to
The Top 3
Badge from the side bar.

The Prize winners are as follows.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)

The Winner picked from the tea cup is:


(9) Kathy Asper



2nd Prize.

 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies)

(17)  Janis in ID


 Top Prize  

 (for using the Napkin Fold Card+ all other elements + your butterfly/ies)

The winner picked from the Tea cup is:

(26) Suze



 Kathy,Janis and Suze
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.

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. 

New challenge is running for 3 weeks 
and will therefore close on Tuesday 6th July 8pm (GMT)

Hope to see you all back.
for #158


Stay Safe.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

#157 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with N for Napkin Fold

Welcome Back
The Winners  for #156 have been published in post below this one and all prizes sent out. 

Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with  a choice of 3 Colours , 1 Theme and a specified  Card shape  all beginning with the chosen letter.

(The discerning amongst you will notice that there is an added page along the top under the Butterfly Banner called Card shapes.)
 I will be showing a link to a tutorial on this page with hints and tips for making the cards so just look under the letter being used for each challenge. 

The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize. You must of course use your butterfly and the other elements.  The shapes will all be easy ones, just a different way to either fold or cut your basic cardbase. 

The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize. You must of course use your butterfly and the other elements.  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 
Napkin Fold Card.


Your 6  elements are:
Napkin Fold/ Navy Blue/Naples Yellow/New York Pink/Numbers
+your Butterfly.
 

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here is my inspiration for you .
Outside of card.
Inside showing the Napkin element.
Napkin fully open.

I have used  all of the required elements:

You can see more details of the card here on my blog.
Also the tutorial for making this style is on the Card shape Page at the top under the banner header. 


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 Hunkdory Butterfly Prints
3 self adhesive edging strips
3 Wooden Butterflies
Docrafts Mini Flower stamp
+
Mystery Element.


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.

3 Nuvo Alochol Markers 'Palma Violets'
12 assorted tags
Sizzix Tiny Dots EF.
Dovecrafts Butterflies die set
+
Mystery Element.


Top Prize .
For using the Napkin Fold  + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly

3 Nuvo Alcohol Markers 'Woodland Greens'
12 assorted tags
Creative Expressios Larkspur Script stamp
'Nellie Snellen  Lines and Dots Metal Stencil
+
Mystery Element.


From time  to time I will also have a special draw prize when an entry particularly catches my eye.  

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above.

Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon.

This challenge will be  running for 3 weeks.
Challenge will therefore end 
Tuesday 15th June.



Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Plaited Fold

P
is for 
PLAITED FOLD CARD .


  1. Using coloured cardstock cut a piece 8.5" x 6" , score and fold at 4.25".



 2. To make the plaited fold you need to create a template as below. Cut a piece of cardstock 2" x 6" Mark at 0.5" and 1" along the top and bottom and draw lines down the length.


3. On both of these lines make pencil marks every half inch down the length.
4. On the outside edge mark with a pencil every qtr inch.
5. Starting at the bottom edge join the dots as shown below using a marker pen. 
6. N.b.  As you can only use the template once I suggest that you photo copy several times onto a sheet of copy paper and keep this as your master for printing off further sheets.
7.  Cut off one template to use leaving a border all round as shown  below and fold right on the qtr inch markings. Trim across the bottom of the template. 


8.  Place your template around the already folded cardstock making sure that the bottom is aligned. Now carefully cut along each of the drawn lines cutting through all of the layers i.e. front and back of cardstock/front and back of template. Trim away the last mark at the top as shown below. You can now discard the template. You will be left with the cardstock.

9.  Lay the cardstock out  with the inside of your card facing down on a flat  surface and starting at the top fold every other V shape down as shown.

10.  When you get to the end go back and tuck each of these folds under the one below. The last V fold needs to be carefully snipped away where it is joined on the edges but do not discard as it is needed. 

11.  Glue/stick this V Shape to the top edge of the cardstock to complete the pattern.
12. N.b. Do not forget to tuck under once you have attached. (Picture below is showing before being tucked down). 

13. The plait is now completed and card can be folded back in half. There will be a small triangle at the top which can be cut away for neatness.




 14. The  bottom of card can also be trimmed for neatness.


 15. Decorate your card as required. Here is my example.




Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Winners #156

 I am truly grateful for you all coming and playing along each week.There were  26 cards all so pretty. 14 entries  used the Mini Miura Fold card so thank you.

I have selected the following non shape cards for my top 3 and in numerical order they are as follows: 

#15 Kathy Asper

Kathy has included instructions for making this unusual fold.

#17 Alice

I love the way Alice has transformed this  paper carrier.

#20 Ma - Mi

I love the beautiful background on this card. 

Mini MiuraCards in numerical order are as follows:


#2 Carol Gill.

I am in love with this magnificent butterfly.


#5 Suzanne H..

I love this cute belly band closure.

#12 Pinky

Love this colour combo.

Congratulations everyone.
please take a bow and help yourselves to
The Top 3
Badge from the side bar.

The Prize winners are as follows.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)

The Winner picked from the tea cup is:

#4 Elle - Jeanne

2nd Prize.

 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies)

(25)  Valerija.


 Top Prize  

 (for using Mini miura Card+ all other elements + your butterfly/ies)

The winner picked from the Tea cup is:

(22) Klarka



Elle - Jeanne,Valerija and Klarka
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.

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. 


The Butterfly Challenge is now taking a short
Spring Recess
whilst I  catch up on sending out all the previous prizes.
I apologize for the delays.

The Butterflies will be back in 3 weeks on 26th May 
to Play with the Letter N.

Until then 
Stay safe.

Hugs