Thursday, September 30, 2021

#162 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with T for Tower Flap Card.

The Butterflies are Back for another challenge.
The Winners  for #161 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.

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
T
and 
Tower Flap Card.


Your 6  elements are:
Tower Flap  Card/Two patterned papers /Twilight Lavender/Tea Rose/Thistle
+your Butterfly.

N.b.  Twilight Lavender  = Deep Lavender.
Tea Rose = Light Pink.
Thistle  =  Light Lavender.

  

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Front of card.
Back of card showing space for writing your message.


You can see more details of the cards 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.


That's Crafty Mini stencil
Pink Decorative Washi Tape
Xcut Butterfly die
5 paper flowers
2 cream coloured butterfly shapes.


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.


4 cream coloured butterfly shapes.
Wycinanka wooden flowers/butterflies
Crafter's Companion 3D Embossing folder
Marianne Design Butterfly die set
Creative Expressions 'Just Because' Sentiment

Top Prize .
For using the  Tower Flap Card  + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly


4 cream coloured butterfly shapes.
Wycinanka wooden flowers/butterflies
Clarity Stamp and Mask butterfly set
Tonic Twisted Ivy Corner Die set
Creative Expressions 'You are the Best' Sentiment

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 19th Oct. 8pm (GMT)





Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Winners #161

Well the slide and lock shape card certainly seemed to tickle everyone's fancy. I am so pleased that you tried the shape as it was  not complicated at all.  There were a total of 27 entries and 14 of them were using the slide and lock.Thankyou all for participating. It really makes my day for me.  I hope you will like the next shaped challenge just as much.

 My non shape selection of cards in numerical order are as follows: 

#6 Sandy J.
I love this idea with the cutaway corner.

#10 Wilma
Beautiful stitched side panels.

#22 Ma -Mi

I love this stitched panel

Slide and Lock  cards in numerical order are as follows:


#7 Annie.
Beautiful colourway

#15 Carol Gill.

I love this striking lock mechanism.
I found it mesmerising.

#25  Liz Cavill.

A round mechanism here.

 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)

There were 2 entries in this category
so they are both winners.

#18  Becca Yahrling.
You have won the prize already shown in the challenge

and 

#24  Valerija.
You have won the prize shown below which is very similar.



2nd Prize.

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

(21)  Klarka



Top Prize  

 (for using the Slid and Lock card + all other elements + your butterfly/ies)

As there were a bumper number of entries in this category
I have selected two winners
so
The 1st winner picked from the Tea cup is:


#5 Suzanne H.
You have won the prize already shown in the challenge

The 2nd winner picked from the Tea cup is:



#23 Paper Papier
You have won the prize shown below which again  is very similar.



 Becca, Valerija, Klarka, Suzanne and Paper Papier

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

Hope to see you all back
for #162
where the letter will be T.

Challenge will go live
Wednesday late afternoon




Thursday, September 09, 2021

#161 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with S for Slide and Lock Card.

The Butterflies are Back!!
The Winners  for #160 have been published in post below this one. 
The butterflies now have a brand new garden to play in with lots of Butterfly loving flowers for them to enjoy.
 Project took a bit longer than was expected with Gravel deliveries delayed and then planting the new Herbaceous borders has taken even longer due to me altering/making up the design as I went along. 

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
S
and 
Slide and Lock Card.


Your 6  elements are:
Slide and Lock Card/Stitching/Shimmering Blush/Steel Blue/Sea Green
+your Butterfly.

N.b.  Shimmering Blush = Pale Pink.

Stitching can be Real or Faux. 
   

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Version I
Using all six elements on the above wheel. 


Version II
Using all six elements on the above wheel. 



You can see more details of the cards 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.


Joanna Sheen Mini Curly Flourish
Pink Decorative Washi Tape
Nellie Snellen Click Flower die
Creative Expressions Raindrops Mini Stencil
2 Wooden butterfly shapes.


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.

Mini Green stamp pad
3 Blending nibs (for colouring)
Clarity  Art Stencil
Diesire  Graceful Butterflies die set
Neat and Tangled Dreams Sentiment

Top Prize .
For using the  Quad Easel Card  + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly


Blue mini stamp pad
Brick wall stencil
Cuttlebug Butterfly Embossing folder
Joy Crafts Butterfly Die cut 
Woodware set of Butterfly stamps and sentiment

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 28th Sep. 8pm (GMT)

N.B.
It has been brought to my attention that 1 prize recipient has been asked 
to pay inport duty on her parcel. 
I put a lot of time,effort and thought into making up the prizes and it is certainly not my intention that you should be asked to pay to receive your prize.  I had a problem with using the Click and Drop postal service in that it took my payment but did not download all of  the required customs declaration forms so I had to redo and pay twice and then claim a refund
 (which I have since received).
 l do hope these two problems were just a glitch in the system and do not repeat themselves as I would hate to have to dispense with giving you prizes for your cards and continued support of the Butterfly Challenge.  




Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Vertical Window Card.

V
is for 
Vertical WINDOW CARD


Version I

1. For the base card cut cardstock 4" x 11".


2. Fold card in half to create a tent  fold with the folded edge  to the top.  
Cut a piece of Designer paper slightly smaller than the front  and adhere using a sheet of double sided adhesive tape. 
3. Die cut a frame from the front only. 
4. Cut another piece of card (use no heavier than 120-160gsm) to fit the card front  and adhere a sheet of vellum over it again using the double sided adhesive sheet. 
n.b  If you pull back the cover/masking sheet just a little and cut away then it is much easier to line up with the card stock and also the vellum. Once you are happy with the position stick down that part and then peel away the rest of the backing sheet and you will get no bubbles as shown in the pictures below.





5. Use ds.tape to adhere to the inside of the window panel. The vellum showing  to the outside.

6. I have used a red card with an opaque  butterfly patterned vellum (and you can see how the red hue comes through) to die cut the butterfly embellishment for the front of the card. 





7. For the inside of the card I have used the same opaque butterfly paper and put the gold cardstock behind it. You can see here how different it looks. Design paper can be used instead and then you would not need to use the adhesive sheet. 
8. Here is the finished card. 

Version II

1. For the base card cut cardstock 4" x 11". and 4" x 10.5". Fold and score each piece in half  to created two tent shapes. 

2. The larger tent fold is your outside  card. Cut a light weight piece of designer paper  to fit the front half and adhere using a sheet of double sided adhesive tape.
In the picture above you can see the folded tent card is on the left with the fold to the top, design paper in the middle and adhesive  sheet on the right.

3. For the smaller tent fold (with the fold placed to the bottom) cut and  adhere a piece of design paper to fit.
4. Adhere to the inside of the larger tent shape with the fold at the bottom so that it opens downwards. This creates the Tri fold. 

5.Choose a die that has a complete cut out and die cut from the front of the card only. Keep the insert frames but not the intricate waste pieces. 
6.Close the front of the card over the inserted card and glue your die cut shapes through the created windows so that the shapes are adhered as shown below. 
7. Die cut another set  matching shape/s to adhere inside the folded down tent shape. Fold the front of the card down to show you where to glue as shown in the pictures below. 


Finsh inside of card as required.

8. Here is the finished card when closed 
and when opened.