Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Winners #164

There were a total of 20 entries and nearly all of them windmills too. You all obviously liked making this card shape.  Thankyou for participating. It really makes my day to see you here.  

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

#4 Alison C


Bold is beautiful. Both with the paper and the  butterfly. 

#15 Tina Z
Tina wasn't happy with this card but I love it. 


#18  Mia

Oh so this is where the butterflies have cocooned themselves!
In the enchanted garden along with the gnomes. 

 Windmill cards in numerical order are as follows:

#2 Annie.
Another version of Windmill.
 We used to play with these for hours as kids. 

#3 Donna T.


Just stunning using the spots and stripes. 


#11  Fit Kitty.

Butterflies on a Christmas card. Works for me. 

 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
No one had just used a butterfly and one other element
so I re ran Randon Org.  after the 2nd prize winner had been pulled. 

#8 Klarka


2nd Prize

#18 Mia


3rd Prize

I put all the windmills into the tea cup and the name that got pulled is 

 19 Kathy Asper 



 Klarka, Mia  and Kathy

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. 

#163 and #164 prizes will be going out this week
along with all my Christmas cards for abroad. 

The Butterflies are now safely cocooned for the winter
but will be back  on Wednesday 5th January 2022
with a Brand new Alphabet of card shapes and options. 


Hope to see you all back
for #165

Have a Great Christmas
and above all stay safe and well. 
Hugs.





Wednesday, November 10, 2021

#164 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with W for Windmill Style Card.

The Butterflies are back for the last challenge of this year.
They will be here again in January 2022 with a brand new Alphabet
and card shapes to try out. 
The Winners  for #163 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
W
and 
Windmill Style Card.


Your 6  elements are:
Windmill Card/Words /Wine/Wheat/Wisteria
+your Butterfly.

N.b.  Wine  = Dark Red.
Wisteria = Light Purple.
Wheat  = Light Beige

Please state the elements of Your Choice.


I have made two Versions for you to try
Here is my inspiration for you.

Using Version I



Using Version II






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.


Tonic Studios design paper pack
Washi tape
Wooden flower
2 Sparkle Butterflies
Large butterfly peg.


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 sheets of Tonic  Studios d.s. design paper.
Tonic Studios stencil
Couture Creations Embossing folder
Joanna sheen butterfly die cut
Woodware Butterfly stamp
Butterfly Ribbon


Top Prize .
For using the  Vertical Window Card  + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly



4 sheets of Tonic  Studios d.s. design paper.
Tonic Studios stencil
Sizzix Butterfly die set
Woodware Butterfly stamp
Butterfly ribbon
Lizzie Anne flower 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 30th Nov. 8pm (GMT) 






Winners #163

There were a total of 14 entries not so many but all super in style and colour. Thankyou for participating. It really makes my day to see you. I hope you will like the next shaped card. I have made it nice and easy and there are two very different versions to try out. 

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

#1 Lia
I fell in love with this card as soon s I saw it! 


#6 Mia
This is so very striking. 

#13 Karen  Ladd.

I love the row of pretty butterflies on the vellum strip.


Vertical Window cards in numerical order are as follows:


#2 Annie.

Love the flower die used here.
(This was the look I was trying to achieve!!)

#4 Suzanne H.

Beautiful paper and a stunning butterfly.

10 Karen C.


Included here as 
1. It is a vertical card
2. I love waterfall cards
3. I get to choose!


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

The Prize winners are as follows.

Because there were only 14 entries in  total 
I made the decision to put all the numbers into the 
tea cup and these are what popped out. 

1st Prize
#1 Lia

2nd Prize
#10 Karen C.

3rd Prize 
 4 Suzanne H. 



 Lia, Karen C.  and Suzanne H.

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. 

Thankyou to the previous winners for letting me know that your prizes have been received. 


Hope to see you all back
for #164
where the letter will be W.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

#163 Spin The Butterfly Wheel With V for Vertical Window Card

The Butterflies are Back for another challenge.
The Winners  for #162 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
V
and 
Vertical Window Card.


Your 6  elements are:
Vertical Window Card/Vellum paper /Venetian Red/Vanilla/Vega Gold
+your Butterfly.

N.b.  Venetian Red   = Deep Red.
Vanilla = Light Cream.
Vegas Gold  = Burnished Gold. .


Please state the elements of Your Choice.

I have really pushed my boat out on using these colours
but if I don't push myself I can't expect to push yours!!
So here goes.

 My inspiration for you.

Card 1.
Using all six elements from the wheel. 



Card 2.
Using all six elements from the wheel. 


The Red on these two cards for some reason is showing more pink but they are indeed Red 
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.


Marianne Design butterfly die
2 sheets of cardstock
2 paper doilies
3  paper butterfly images.
Docrafts Papermania flower stamp
3 wooden butterfly shapes
6 paper flowers


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 of butterfly card stock
2  6"x 6" designer papers
Crafts-Too embossing folder 'Small flowers'
Craft Consortium 'Secret Garden Topiary'
3 pink  Doilies
Dovecraft Butterflies die set
Mitsubushi Gold gel pen 


Top Prize .
For using the  Vertical Window Card  + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly


2 sheets of butterfly cardstock
2 sheets of embossed  cardstock
Tonic Studios 'Everyday Sentiments die set
Craft Consortium 'Secret Garden'
Dovecraft Butterfly Die
Pink butterfly ribbon
Mitsubishi Silver gel pen 

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 9th Nov. 8pm (GMT) 





Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Winners #162

You all seem to have loved the colour combination on this challenge. There were a total of 28 entries and 7 were using the Tower Block. I thought I might have put you off with all the paper piecing  so Thankyou for participating. It really makes my day to see you. I hope you will like the next shaped challenge just as much. I am pushing the boat out on the colours. 

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

#8 Sandy J.
I love how the image has been printed onto the D.P. 

11. Karen Ladd.

Amazed that all the pieces were so carefully put back into the die even the dots.
Now that is dedication.!

#23 Mia

Superb mixed media. 


Tower Block cards in numerical order are as follows:


#6 Suzanne H.

I love all the different butterflies.

#21 Suze.

I love the pretty papers used here. 


#27 Valerija.
Shows the card flat for posting. 


 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:


#13  Liz Cavill.


2nd Prize.

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



(25)  Janis in I.D. 

Top Prize  

 (for using the Tower Block + all other elements + your butterfly/ies)

The winner picked from the Tea cup is:

#16 Annie



 
 Liz, Janis and Annie

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 #163
where the letter will be V.


All prizes for #160 and #161 have been sent
so should be being delivered shortly. 

Hugs 




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)