Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Winners #175

12 entries and I am pleased that half of you tried the Hanging Window Shape. With a smaller number of entries I had a hard time choosing my favourites. They were all so good. Thank you  for participating. I really am grateful to see you here playing along each time with me. 

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

 #3 Paper Papier



 #5 Mia




 #10 Tina Z. 



Hanging Window Box cards in numerical order are as follows:


#6 Wilma



#7 Sandy J.


#12 Suze



 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 entering a card using any 2 of the colours 
+ your Butterfly.

(11) Lia


2nd  Prize


for entering a Hanging Window Card using any 2 of the colours
+ Hot embossing
+ Butterfly

(2)  Karen C.

Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Teacup
is

(8)  Susan Renshaw

 Lia, Karen and Susan*

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
*Susan, please let me know your favourite colour when emailing me. 

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.

I had intended to run 1 more challenge for this year 
but I had my Flu jab 10 days ago and had the most horrendous  reaction
to it that floored me completely and then went onto having  a full on Raynaud's attack as a result. 

The Butterflies will therefore be back in the New Year.
Challenge #176 will be starting 4th January 2023.

Until then have a Happy Christmas and stay safe and well.




Wednesday, October 26, 2022

#175 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with H for Hanging Window Box Card.

The Butterflies are back with another card shape for you. 
Whilst I do have lots of new card shapes to try I don't have one to use for each letter of the Alphabet so this time round we are going Random and some letters will be used more than once and in any order!

 The next letter out of the Tea cup is 
the letter
H
Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with a new  choice of 4 Colours , 1 Theme and a specified Card shape all beginning with the chosen letter.

As before I will be showing a tutorial for each of the card shapes.
 A link to the tutorial page is shown above under the banner heading. Just click on the Card Shapes tab and you will be taken to a drop down list of all the past and present card tutorials.

 You must of course use a butterfly on your entry but there are now two categories for you to choose from.

1.    Make any  card using at least 2 of the colours on the wheel +butterfly. 

2.    Make a card using the Card Shape +any 2 of the colours + the theme +butterfly.  

There will be a prize for each category. 


 Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

There will be a special prize draw for using all elements on the wheel.


So lets get started.

The wheel is
H

for 

Hanging Window Box Card.

This card shape folds  flat for posting .


These are the four colours to choose from. 


Holly Hock  = Light Lilac

The theme is  Heat Embossing.

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here are my inspiration cards for you.
Version I
Card 1.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat Embossing/Hydrangea Pink/Holly Hock/Butterfly



Card 2.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat Embossing/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Butterfly



Version II
Card 3.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat Embossing/Holly Hock/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Han Blue/Butterfly


Version III
Card 4.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Holly Hock/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Han Blue/Butterfly




Card 5.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat embossing/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Han Blue/Butterfly


 Prize.
For entering any card using any 2 of the colours + your butterfly
Please state in your post the colours you are using. 



Butterfly ribbon
Couture Creations  Embossing folder 'Seedling'
Joy Crafts Cutting die
Crafters Companion Cross stitch stamp set
Wooden button Butterflies
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Dear Friend'
.

 Prize.
For entering a Hanging Window Box card using any 2 of the colours + Theme + your butterfly
Please state in your post the colours you are using.


Butterfly ribbon
Neat and Tangled Parquet Stencil
Tonic butterflies Cutting die
Stamperia Decorative Chips
Lil' inker  Have A Nice Day  sentiment stamp
Wooden button Butterflies
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Dear Friend'


For anyone choosing  to use all of the Wheel
their names will go into the teacup for a special Prize.


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 Nov 8pm (GMT) 


Winners #174

A total of 14 entries and I am pleased that four of you tried the Cube Card Shape. With a smaller number of entries I had a hard time choosing my favourites. They were all so good. Thank you  for participating. I really am grateful to see you here playing along each time with me. 

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

 #7 Claudia


 #13 Donna T.



 #14 Alice



Cube cards in numerical order are as follows:

Only 4 entries in this category so couldn't possibly whittle down!!

#3 Klarka



#6 Terrie



#10 Suze





#12 Becca Yahrling



 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 entering a card using any 2 of the colours 
+ your Butterfly.

(1)   Tina Z.


2nd  Prize


for entering a Cube  Card using any 2 of the colours
+ Checks
+ Butterfly

(10)  Suze

Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Teacup
is



(6)  Terrie

 Tina, Suze   and Terrie*

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
*Terrie, please let me know your favourite colour when emailing me. 

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 #175
New Challenge will go live at 8pm tonight
Card is just 4 score lines folded plus a die cut. So simple I have made 5 examples to show you. Hope you will come and play. 



Saturday, October 01, 2022

#174 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with C for Cube Card.

The Butterflies are back with another card shape for you. 
Whilst I do have lots of new card shapes to try I don't have one to use for each letter of the Alphabet so this time round we are going Random and some letters will be used more than once and in any order!

 The next letter out of the Tea cup is 
the letter
C
Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.


Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with a new  choice of 4 Colours , 1 Theme and a specified Card shape all beginning with the chosen letter.

As before I will be showing a tutorial for each of the card shapes.
 A link to the tutorial page is shown above under the banner heading. Just click on the Card Shapes tab and you will be taken to a drop down list of all the past and present card tutorials.

 You must of course use a butterfly on your entry but there are now two categories for you to choose from.

1.    Make any  card using at least 2 of the colours on the wheel +butterfly.  


     2.    Make a card using the Card Shape +any 2 of the colours + the theme +butterfly.  

There will be a prize for each category. 


 Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

There will be a special prize draw for using all elements on the wheel.

So lets get started.

The wheel is
C

for 

Cube Card.

This card shape folds nice and flat for posting .



These are the four colours to choose from. 



Chartreuse = Apple Green

The theme is  Checks.

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here are my inspiration cards for you.

Card 1.
Using from the wheel
Cube Card/Checks/Chilli Red/Canary Yellow/Butterfly


Card 2.
(A slightly larger version)
Using from the wheel
Cube Card/Checks/Chilli Red/Cyan/Chartreuse/Butterfly


Card 3.
(A different configuration)
Using from the wheel
Cube Card/Checks/Chilli Red/Cyan/Chartreuse/Canary Yellow/Butterfly




 Prize.
For entering any card using any 2 of the colours + your butterfly
Please state in your post the colours you are using. 

Butterfly ribbon
Carta Bella  Embossing folder 'Cabin Fever'
Yvonne Creations 'Happy Tropics' Cutting die
Craft Mania stamps set
Wooden Butterfly
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Painted Vase'
.

 Prize.
For entering a Cube card using any 2 of the colours + Theme + your butterfly
Please state in your post the colours you are using.


Butterfly ribbon
Creative Expressions 'For You' Sentiment die
Thirsty Brush  From The Heart die
Cottage Cutz Fancy Floral Butterfly Border 
Stampendous 'Butterfly Beaus'
Wooden Butterfly
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Pen and Ink'


 For anyone choosing  to use all of the Wheel
their names will go into the teacup for a special Prize.


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 25th Oct 8pm (GMT) 



Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Winners #173

A total of 25 entries and I am so pleased to see that over half of them are for the shaped element.  Again I had a hard time choosing my favourites from all your talented entries.  Thank you  for participating. I really am grateful to see you here playing along each time with me. 

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

 #6 Shartl.


 #11 Karen Ladd



 #15 Alison C.



Window cards in numerical order are as follows:

#3 Suzanne H.


#7 Klarka




#10 Karen Ladd



 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 entering a card using any 2 of the colours 
+ your Butterfly.


(14)   Valerija


2nd Prize

for entering a Window Card using any 2 of the colours
+Wood
+ Butterfly

(20)  Liz Cavill


Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Teacup
is



(21)  Janis in ID

 Valerija, Liz  and Janis*

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
*Janis, please let me know your favourite colour when emailing me. 

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 #174
which though you will have to score and fold several times will be another easy shape to create and well worth the finished  card.