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 18th 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. 
 


Wednesday, September 07, 2022

#173 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with W for Window 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
W
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
W

for 

(There are various names for this style but here I am choosing 
to call it a)
Window Card.

If you can cut a piece of paper into a square then your good to go!


These are the four colours to choose from. 


The theme is  Wood.

Please state the elements of Your Choice.


Here are my inspiration cards  for you.

Card 1.
Using from the wheel
Window Card/Wood/Wheat/Wisteria/Wild Blue Yonder/Butterfly


Card 2.
Using from the wheel
Window Card/Wheat/Water Melon/Wild Blue Yonder/Butterfly


Card 3.
Using from the wheel
Window Card/Wood/Wheat/Water Melon/Wild Blue Yonder/Butterfly


For a real Wow Factor
How about a Double Window!
Card 4.
Using from the wheel
Window Card/Wheat/Wisteria/Wild Blue Yonder/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 'Damask'
2 sheets Design card 
Craft Mania stamps set
Wooden shapes
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Pen and Ink'
.

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


Butterfly ribbon
Stamperia Decorative chips
Craft Mania Butterfly stamp set.
Rose flower  die set
2 sheets design card.
Wood shapes
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 27th Sep 8pm (GMT) 




Winners #172

A total of 35 entries and my what beauties they all are. I really had a hard time choosing my favourites.  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 entries in numerical order are as follows: 

 #24 Mia.


 #25 Kathy Asper.



 #27 Valerija.



Faux Stepper cards in numerical order are as follows:

#2 Suzanne H.



#6 Liz Cavill.



#34 KT Fit Kitty.



 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.


(8)   Sandy J.


2nd Prize

for entering a Faux Stepper card using any 2 of the colours
+Faux Stitching
+ Butterfly

31)  Paper Papier.


Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Teacup
is



(18)  Ellie - Jeanne



 Sandy, Paper Papier  and Elle - Jeanne*

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
*Elle - Jeanne, 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 #173
which will be another really easy fold with no cutting required 
(other than design paper cut into a square and your base card of course). 

All Prizes for #171 have been sent out. 

Next Challenge will go up at 8pm tonight  (GMT).




Friday, September 02, 2022

Cube Card

C
 is for 
CUBE CARD.


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


1.  These instructions are for making a card that when closed down flat will measure
 4"x 4".
Cut a piece of card stock  8.5" x 8".
On 8.5" side score all the way down to the bottom at 2", 4", 6" and 8".
On 8"side mark and cut at 2" and 4".
This will give you three pieces of scored card stock.

1 strip measuring 4" x8.5" and 2 strips that measure 2" x 8.5"




2.  Take the larger piece and fold at the score lines as shown below.


3. Repeat  with the 2" strips.

4. Lay the strips back out flat and adhere d.s. tape to each of the half inch flaps as shown below. 


 5. Turn the 4" (Large strip) over and apply design paper on the two panels shown below.  



6. Fold the right hand side over and remove the backing tape.


7. Fold left hand side over to close and seal.


8. Your cube should now look like below when stood up.
 

 9. Turn the 2" (small strips) over and apply design paper on the two panels shown below. 



10. Fold the right hand side over and remove the backing tape.

11. Fold left hand side over to close and seal.


12. Your cubes should now look like below when stood up.


13. You now need to attach the cubes together Arrange the three cubes in this configuration as shown below,
paying attention to where the design papers have been adhered on the insides of the cubes. 


14. For ease  I have marked an X on each piece where it needs to be attached. See below and follow the pictures. 





 15. Attach the second cube in the same way. 

16. Card should now look like below with your chosen design paper all facing outwards. 
 

17. The cubes now need to be decorated so choose 2 different complementary design papers.
Cut six pieces a little smaller than 2" x 2".
Cut six pieces 1.5" x 1.5".
Adhere a large square with a small one on top  as shown below.



18. Cover the back with design paper and white card stock with space  to leave a message.



19. Attaching a sentiment to the front of cube.  On the reverse of your chosen sentiment mark the centre with a pencil line. 
 


20. Cut two narrow strips of cardstock. N.B.(These do not have to be very big, no more than 1.5" long as you are just creating wings on the back of the sentiment in order to attach to your card. As my sentiment is only small I have cut them to the same size as the sentiment.) Fold each one in half. 


21. Place folded strips on your marked line and glue in place.



22. Place glue on the  remaining flaps shown above and adhere to the front of your card by folding card flat as shown below and attaching a flap on either side of the fold. 


Sentiment folds flat posting. 


Version 2.
This is a picture of a finished card using the design instructions to make and is just a larger version which gives more space for inserting a sentiment/image between the bottom cubes. 


1.  These instructions are for making a card that when closed down flat will measure
 5.5"x 5.5".
Cut a piece of cardstock  5.5" x 11.5".
On 11.5" side score all the way down to the bottom at 2.75", 5.5", 8.25" and 11".
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 2.75" x 11.5"
On Each 11.5" side score at 2.75",5.5", 8.25" and 11"


2.  Continue making the cubes in the same way as in version 1. Just adjust the sizes of the design paper panels for the large cube  to be  2.5" x 5.25".

The Design squares for decorating the cubes will be slightly larger too.
 Cut 6 design papers at 2.5" x 2.5" and 6 design papers at 2.25" x 2.25"

Version 3.
This is a picture of a finished card using the design instructions to make a Cantilever
Version. 


1. Use the instructions and sizing for Version 1 but instead of adhering the two smaller cubes side by side as shown in steps 15/16 simply offset one cube at the top.
I have not seen this done anywhere else so this is my idea.