Wednesday, January 13, 2021

#150 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with G for Gap Card.

The butterflies are back after their christmas break and fluttering to go.
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. 
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
Gap Card.

  Your 6  elements are:
Gap Card/ Gingham/Geranium/ Granny Smith/Gold
+your Butterfly.

n.b.   Geranium= Bright pink.
Granny Smith = Apple Green

Please state the elements of Your Choice.
Here is my inspiration for you .

First card using:

Version I

 Gap Card /Gingham/Geranium/Granny Smith/Butterfly

Second card using:

Version II

 Gap Card /Gingham/Geranium/Gold/Butterfly

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

Butterfly note pad
Glitter butterflies
Fancy Tag set

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.

Love hearts Embossing Folder
Butterfly Die
Best Wishes Sentiment
Fancy heart embellished papers

  Top Prize 1.
For using the Gap Card + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly

Fluttering hearts Embossing Folder
Butterfly Die
Happy Anniversary Sentiment
Fancy heart embellished papers

  Top Prize 2.
For using the Gap Card + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly

Fluttering hearts Embossing Folder
Butterfly Die Set
Best Wishes Sentiment
Fancy heart embellished papers

From 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.

Please Note.
This challenge is back to  running for 2 weeks.
Challenge will therefore end on Tuesday 26th of Jan. 


  1. So glad to see the butterflies return.
    I have made a card of this style before but want to see if I can do a better job of it this time.

  2. January has been unseasonably warm here in Idaho and the butterflies in my stash have been fluttering all over my craft room in anticipation of your challenge starting up again! Love this fortnight's colors and themes...and I want to try the fancy fold. This one looks interesting and even attainable for me! Thank you for sharing your inspiring pretty!! I esp love the diagonal gap style with the gorgeous butterfly and cheery yellow gingham. Thanks for another fun challenge! Stay healthy and creative!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Glad to see you are back Mrs A...what lovely prizes too! Hope to get a G card done...

    1. Whoops... Where did those weeks go? Hope you are keeping safe and well...

  4. Yeay, we're back. Thanks they look brilliant, an especially good way to use a word die. This is my excuse to get on a make a gap card. I always admire them so I will be paying close attention to your instructions. xxx

  5. Nice to see your challenge for 2021 is fully up and running and your cards are just absolutely amazing as always take care stay safe x

  6. Yay! You're back! I will be planning to play along - I think I can do this one! Your cards are gorgeous! I love both of them and will be checking out your tutorial - thank you!

  7. Great job , congrats 👏👏👏💐
    Hugs and happy day

  8. I've never made a gap card, but these samples are just beautiful! Thank you for another fun challenge. Butterflies always make me think of spring, and I'm looking forward to warmer days!

  9. Gorgeous card and the gap style looks so pretty, if I will find some time I will try it. Thanks for the inspirations and for the tutorial with tips!

  10. Nice to have the challenge back! Take care!

  11. yay welcome back butterfly challenges. xx

  12. First time at making a gap card - thanks for the excellent tutorials. Managed to include all the elements too.

  13. Happy New Year Mrs A!
    Kath x

  14. So glad your challenge is back. I am causing problems though. #3 should be, when I entered a second card it was replaced with my second card. Sorry. Hope you are doing well!

  15. Thank you for another great challenge to start out the year. I hope you had a nice holiday season, in spite of all the COVID numbers. At the risk of sounding totally clueless, is gingham the only theme? So, a butterfly for each project, of course, but gingham as a theme in addition, plus one of the colors, right?

  16. so glad your challenge is back!
    I like your tutorial and inspirations.
    crafty hugs xx

  17. Hi Mrs.A. I am so happy to be participating in a Butterfly Challenge after probably a year off. (I was moving house, packed up my entire craft room, then had the move delayed for several months.) I've been really looking for something to spark my card-making, and the gap card really tickled my fancy. How fun. (Your instructions were so easy to follow, too.)I ended up using all the elements (gap card, 3 colors, gingham, and butterfly). And I had fun doing it, which is the best part.

  18. Here is my card after a lot of fiddling about. Your instructions were very easy to follow. xxx

  19. Your cards are gorgeous, Mrs. A! Really love both designs. I have tried one and it was so fun to do! And I even got all the elements so I'd love to play for the top prize, thank you!

  20. Ah its so nice to have you back from the Winter Break!!! Love your makes, Im just playing for fun xx Hazelxx

  21. Welcome back Mrs. from the winterbreak!
    I made some gap cards before, and it is always fun! It was a challenge to use all items of the wheel and this time I succeeded!
    Lia xx

  22. I wanted to play this month and got in at almost the end. Lovely color combinations and I was able to use all the elements. Thanks for the chance to win one of those lovely prizes.

  23. Wow clever cards Mrs A, I’m not super keen on fancy folds but really like this one.. but didn’t use your idea as was already started on entered card.
    No thanks very much to wonderful prizes, too, playing just for fun, so glad could join in for a change!
    Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  24. Woot, woot! I made it at the 11th hour! And with all the elements! Thank you for inspiring! Wishing you a wonderful day!


Thank you so much for fluttering by today.