Wednesday, April 19, 2023

#181 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with S for Standing Pop Up Card.

The Butterflies are back with a fresh round of card shapes for you. 
Whilst I do have lots of different shapes to try I don't necessarily have one to use for each letter of the Alphabet so I am choosing them randomly and some letters will be used more than once and in any order!
I keep finding more and more interesting shapes and my little book of card shapes not yet used numbers 54 so we won't be going any where non too soon. 

 The frist letter out of the Tea cup for April  is 
the letter
Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with a 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 two categories for you to choose from.

1.    Make any style card/project 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  the elements from the wheel.

So lets get started.

The wheel is



Standing Pop Up Card.

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.

Another  really easy shape which folds flat for posting. 

First card.
Using from the wheel
Standing Pop Up/Stripes/Butterfly/Sea Green/Salmon/Sky Blue.

Second card.
Using from the wheel
Standing Pop Up/Stripes/Butterfly/Straw/Sea Green/Salmon/Sky Blue.

You can see more details of these cards over on my blog Here.


Prizes for this year are going to be a different format.
 We are all now struggling with rising living costs and whilst it is always nice to receive a new stamp we still need to purchase for ourselves the fundamentals of our crafting hobby
so I have decided that the prizes will be a selection of just those items that we use on a daily basis and always running out of. 
i.e. D.S tape, cardstock, washi tape,ribbon, glue pens, stickers,gDems,enamel dots, 3D pads, tape runners  etc.
(The Butterfly Prize Box is now fully stocked with a selection of the above items)

I will include  a fun item that can be used in your craft room just for you. 

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 May  8pm (GMT) 

Winners #180

Thankyou all so much for taking the time to come along and play with me. There were 27 entries in total. I found myself with an impossible choice to make and in the end simply gave up and went with the flow so there are 5 non top cards and 4 hidden panels top cards this time. I have given my reason for picking  They were all so good. 

  My 5 non shape selection of entries in numerical order are as follows: 

 #5 Riet

First time for Bees in the Butterfly Garden and why not.
We have loads buzzing around the Grape Hyacinths.
First time entry for Riet Too.  

 #10 Claudia
Claudia's card made me smile with those ducks.
I do have ducks on the pond in the butterfly garden as well. 

 #12 Tina Z.
I'm a Scrap girl at heart so Tina's
card made me get all my scraps out and use some! 

 #17 Alice

Alice made me smile with these helpful bears.
I do have a topiary bear in the garden,
  not much help as he needs trimming regularly.

 #20 Kathy A.

Colouring hair on an image is the bane of my life.
Kathy has excelled with hers here. 

My 4 Hidden Panels cards in numerical order are as follows:

#15   Liz Cavill

One of my favourite butterflies and I love the Lilac.
Did have two bushes in the garden but I lost them in one cold spell
so Liz's card reminded me of them. 

#22  Brenda
Brenda is only playing for fun but her card is 
so pretty with these die cuts I couldn't leave it out.

#23 Wilma

The hemp tied on the front just made this card special
and I loved the inside patterns. 

#25 Suze

I liked the way Suze cut the die to fit the front
and then added the butterfly back on. 

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

The Prize winners are as follows.

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

(21) Vinita.


Here is your prize you have won.

Sheet of coloured gems.
Flexible stencil set
Double sided Tape 3mm
 Mounting pads  Pads
Card Blanks with Envelopes. 

for entering a Hidden Panels Card using any 2 of the colours
+ Hemp
+ Butterfly

(4) Suzanne H. 

Here is your prize you have won. 

 Card blanks  with envelopes.
Flexible stencil set
Glue Pen
Foam tape
Dimensional  foam pads

Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Mug

(18) Klarka

Vinita, Suzanne H. and Klarka

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
Can All 3 of you please let me know your favourite colour when emailing me as it will be incorporated in some way into 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.

All prizes for #179 have been posted out to their recipients. 

Challenge #181 will be starting  8am (GMT)19th Apr.

See you back soon.