Wednesday, July 20, 2022

#171 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with S for Spanner Panel 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
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


Spanner Panel Card.
(so called as a strip of card spans between the 2 side panels thus joining them together)

A deceptively easy card which just takes 2 cuts to make it.
It might look complex but 
Trust me it is not!!!

These are the four colours to choose from. 

The theme is  Stripes.

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here are my inspiration cards  for you.

Card 1.
Using from the wheel
Spanner Panel Card/Stripes/Butterfly/Sage/Sky Blue

Card 2.
Using from the wheel
Spanner Panel Card//Butterfly/Sage/Sky Blue/Sand

Card 3.
Using from the wheel
Spanner Panel Card/Butterfly/Sage/Sky Blue

Card 4.
Using from the wheel
Spanner Panel Card/Stripes/Butterfly/Salmon/Sage

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

Butterfly ribbon
X cut Embossing folder 'Baroque Leaves'
Die-Versions  'Lacey Dots' Edge Frame
Marianne Design Butterflies die set
2 wooden butterflies
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Dreamscape'

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

Butterfly ribbon
Creative Expressions 'With love ' sentiment
Die-Versions  'Loopy Lace ' Edge Frame
Marianne Design Butterflies die set
Whimsy Stamps  Rubber stamp and Die Combo
2 wooden butterflies
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Dreamscape'

 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 9th  Aug. 8pm (GMT) 

Monday, July 18, 2022

Faux Stepper Card

 is for 

Version 1.

This is a picture of a  finished card using the design instructions to make. 

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 9" x 5"  and score on 9" long side at  3.25", 6.5" 7.75"
This is the base Card.

2.  Fold card stock on these score lines as shown below.

3.  Card base should now look like this when stood up.

4. Cut another  piece of cardstock 8.5" x 3.25"" This is to create the Faux Fold. Score on long side at 3".

  5.  Fold card stock on this score line as shown below.

6.  Cover your base card with design paper of your choice as shown below.

7.  Cover your Faux fold strip with a contrasting design paper as shown here.

8.  Now choose whether you are making a Left hand stepper 

a Right  hand stepper 

or a Centre stepper  and attach (with ds tape or glue) the bottom of the Faux card strip to the front fold of the base card as indicated in these photos. 

9.  Turn card over to the back and attach the faux flap to the back of the base card using ds tap or glue as these photos indicate.

10.  Attach design paper to the back of card to cover the join to neaten. 

11.  Your card should now look like this and you can decorate the front as required. 

Version 2.

1.  Here is another version  of the card.  I have made the Faux panel  2.5" wide and increased the base card to be 6" wide.  All other measurements for the folds/score lines remain the same. I have attached my image  to the back step thus creating a different look to the card. You can also make this to be a Left hand or a Right hand stepper card. 

Version 3.

1.  Here is another version . This creates an inverted Centre stepper  card. I have made two faux stepper panels. One on each side of the base card. These are 1.5" wide. Base card is again 6" wide so this gives a centre gap of 3" to insert your image which is attached to the back step of the base card. All other measurements for the folds/score lines remain the same.

Wednesday, July 06, 2022


Hi All,

Health issues are still consuming my time.  
The Butterfly Challenge will ( fingers crossed) restart on Wednesday 20th July 2022 at 8am (GMT).
Thank you for your patience and forbearance.