Wednesday, February 21, 2024

#193 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with C for Cloisonne Technique.

The Butterflies are back for a new challenge I am changing the format slightly so that we will have Themed cards, Technique cards and Shaped cards to make in 2024 .
Today's challenge is with the letter C and a Technique card.
 I would like to see you make
 a card using the Faux Cloisonne Technique. 

You will find instructions on how to make/use this technique on my blog here.
 As with previous years you have a Butterfly wheel to choose from
Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

You now have 6 colours to choose from.

N.b. Celadon =  a pale blue green and named after a type of Ceramic that originated in China. 

You now have 3 requirements to choose from
Faux Cloisonne/Circles/ Congratulations.

N.b  You will be using glossy magazine pages to recreate the Cloisonne effect along with gold embossing powder.

Plus your Butterflies of course. 

To play for the first prize you just need to use 
3 colours from the palette shown above
 Congratulations sentiment
Your Butterflies

To play for the second prize you will need to use
2 colours from the palette shown above
Faux Cloisonne Technique
Congratulations or a Circle on your card
Your Butterflies

Both prizes will include an Alphabet stamp of your letter choice.
Let the fun begin. 

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here are  my inspiration cards for you.

First card.
Uses 3 colours
Cerise/ Camel/ Cardinal
Circles and also Congratulations

Second card.
Uses 2 colours
Cerise/ Celadon
Faux Cloisonne Technique
Sentiment Congratulations

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.

The challenge will run for 3 weeks so will end on 
Tuesday 12th March.

Winners #192

Thankyou all for making the time to come along and play with me for already the 2nd  challenge of 2024. There were 23 entries in total and a lovely selection of cards. 

Here are my 3 Non Belt and Buckle selection of entries in numerical order as follows: 

 #1 Kath

 #9 Claudia

 #10 Carol Gill


My selection of 3 Belt and Buckle Cards 

#15 Klarka

#20  Alice

#23 Alma
Alma was unable to load her entry from  her blog

 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.

(4) Lia

2nd Prize.

(2) Jenny L.

Lia and Jenny 

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
Can you please let me know your favourite colour and your choice of Alphabet letter.

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.

Challenge #193 will be starting  8am (GMT) 21st February.

See you back soon. 

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Edge to Edge Shaker Card.

is for 


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

1. I have not included actual size instructions as you can  simply  make the shaker to fit whatever card size you are using. N.B.  For your information only, the card above is 4.4" x  6.25". 

2. You will need a cellophane bag (the packaging that stamps and die sets are sold in is ideal. N.B.  Acetate is not suitable as it is not pliable enough to wrap around card.)
Cut the top and bottom from the cellophane bag and cut down the sides. You should be able to get two pieces of cellophane from each bag. 

3. You will need a sheet of design paper or cardstock (cut to fit the size of the card base you are using.)  for the back of the shaker element.  Here I have used a piece of design paper that I have run through an embossing folder but this is not essential.

4. Your piece of cellophane needs to be slightly larger than your design paper.  I hope you can see here. I have placed pink card underneath as it did not show up on white paper.  Place your design paper (front side) down onto the cellophane. 

5. Stick d.s.tape to  3 sides of the design paper,  leaving one short end open. 

6. Adhere the cellophane tightly around the 3 sides leaving one end open to make a pocket.

7. Fill your pocket with your required shaker element. Here I have used iridescent   sequins. N.B. Do not over fill as you want to be able to shake the card about. 

8. Apply tape to the back of the opening and adhere down tightly to securely enclose the shaker element. 

9. If you are using thin design paper (as I have) you might need to adhere to a slightly larger piece of cardstock (for added stability) before adhering the shaker element to the front of your card. 

You can now go ahead and decorate the rest of your card as required.