Wednesday, August 17, 2022

#172 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with F for Faux Stepper 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


Faux Stepper Card.

No cutting apart from your base card.
Just folding.

These are the four colours to choose from. 

Fandango = Bright Pink
Fulvos = Dark Yellow
Flirt = Violet

The theme is  Faux Stitching.

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here are my inspiration cards  for you.

Card 1.
Using from the wheel
Faux Stepper Card/Faux Stitching/Forest Green/Butterfly

Stepper section set off to the left side of card in photo.

Card 2.
Using from the wheel
Faux Stepper Card/Faux Stitching/Forest Green/Fandango/Flirt/Butterfly

Stepper section set to centre of card.

Card 3.
Using from the wheel
Faux Stepper Card/Faux Stitching/Forest Green/Fandango/Flirt/Butterfly

Stepper section of card set off to the left in picture and image set back.

Card 4.
Using from the wheel
Faux Stepper Card/Faux Stitching/Forest Green/Fandango/Flirt/Fulvos/Butterfly

This style is a Faux Centre Stepper Inverted card
Please pop over to my blog here for more pictures and details of each card shown above.

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

Butterfly ribbon
Crafts Concepts  Embossing folder 'Safety Dance'
Die cut corners set 
Docrafts Bellissima 'Doily Frame'
Red Ink Pad
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Touched By Love'

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

Butterfly ribbon
Creative Expressions 'Just A Note' sentiment
Craft Mania Butterfly stamp set.
Marianne Design Flower and leaf  die set
Whimsy Stamps  Elegant butterfly die
Black Ink Pad
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Touched By Love'

 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 6th Sep 8pm (GMT) 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Winners #171

A total of 30 entries this time with such a choice of cards.  Thank you all for participating. I really am grateful to see you all here playing along each time with me.. 

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

 #4 Pauline C.

 #5 Karen Ladd

 #27  Tina Z.

Spanner Panel cards  in numerical order are as follows:

#8 Janis ID

#14 Becca Yahrling

#18 Donna T.

 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.

(7)   SHartL

2nd Prize

for entering a Spanner Panel  card using any 2 of the colours
+ Butterfly

(2)  Suzanne H.

Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Teacup

(16)  Wilma

 SHartl, Suzanne  and Wilma*

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
*Wilma, 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 #172
which will be another really easy fold with absolutely no cutting
(other than your base card of course). 

Post Script.
Sorry my Wi Fi  internet in this hot weather
keeps disconnecting so loading the next challenge with all the photos needed is proving to be a challenge in it's self. 
Will be back on 17th Aug when we are set for cooler weather. 

Until then 
Please do stay safe and well. 

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Window Card

 is for 

Version 1.
This is a picture of a  finished card using the design instructions to make. 

1.  I have tried to keep the sizing nice and simple so this is a 5.5" x 5.5" card.
Either use a pre bought card blank or cut a piece of cardstock to 11" x5.5" (score at 5.5" on the 11" side and fold to create your card). 

2.  Cut a piece of double sided design card to be 5" x 5" Sq. (n.b. I am using white copy paper here so that you can see more clearly.)

3.  Make a pencil mark at the half way point i.e. 2.5" top and bottom of sheet.

4. Line up these pencil marks using a ruler and place a small pencil dot at 2.5". 

5.  This is the centre point of your sheet.  You can rub out the two sides line marks as these are not needed. 

6.  Now take one corner point and fold over to meet the centre point as shown below. Crease well. 

7.  Repeat on the next corner as shown below. 

8.  Turn paper round and repeat for the third corner as below. n.b. You should now have an envelope shape. 

9.  Now fold in the last corner to create a smaller square.  This will make a  3.5" square. 

10.  Now start to fold back each of the point as shown below. Fold the point so that it just meets the outside edge.

11.  Your completed window should now look like this and you can go ahead and decorate as required. 

12.  If you are stamping directly onto the base of the window as I have in my example card above  then put your sentiment on now  as it is much easier than when attached to the card front. 

N.B. You can cut a slightly larger square to attach your window to, before adhering to you card front. Again as shown on card above in blue.  Also I did not have any double sided design paper in the colours I required so I glued 2 sheets of design paper ( Freebies from a magazine so nice and thin) before folding into the window shape. 

Version 2.
You can create a different look by simply placing  the window squarely on the card instead of diamond wise. See Below. 

1.  I have used the same size window  i.e 5" square design paper  but it takes up less space on your card front so you can make a smaller sized card. This card base is 4.5" x 5.5"

Version 3.
You can even create a slim line version and attach two smaller windows!

1.  I have  used a smaller 4"square (this makes a window that is approx. 2.75") to create this card  the base card is  3.5" wide by 8.25" long.  You will mark your 4"sq at the 2" mark and place your centre dot at 2"
using the pictures above at Version 1 as your visual guide. 

Version 4.
Why not try a double window. It is easier than you think!

1.  I have used a card base that is 4.5" x  6" . Window is created using  a 5" square and a 4" square set inside.

N.B. All of these cards fold flat for posting.