Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Winners #175

12 entries and I am pleased that half of you tried the Hanging Window Shape. With a smaller number of entries I had a hard time choosing my favourites. They were all so good. 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: 

 #3 Paper Papier

 #5 Mia

 #10 Tina Z. 

Hanging Window Box cards in numerical order are as follows:

#6 Wilma

#7 Sandy J.

#12 Suze

 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.

(11) Lia

2nd  Prize

for entering a Hanging Window Card using any 2 of the colours
+ Hot embossing
+ Butterfly

(2)  Karen C.

Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Teacup

(8)  Susan Renshaw

 Lia, Karen and Susan*

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
*Susan, 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.

I had intended to run 1 more challenge for this year 
but I had my Flu jab 10 days ago and had the most horrendous  reaction
to it that floored me completely and then went onto having  a full on Raynaud's attack as a result. 

The Butterflies will therefore be back in the New Year.
Challenge #176 will be starting 4th January 2023.

Until then have a Happy Christmas and stay safe and well.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

#175 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with H for Hanging Window Box 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


Hanging Window Box Card.

This card shape folds  flat for posting .

These are the four colours to choose from. 

Holly Hock  = Light Lilac

The theme is  Heat Embossing.

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here are my inspiration cards for you.
Version I
Card 1.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat Embossing/Hydrangea Pink/Holly Hock/Butterfly

Card 2.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat Embossing/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Butterfly

Version II
Card 3.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat Embossing/Holly Hock/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Han Blue/Butterfly

Version III
Card 4.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Holly Hock/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Han Blue/Butterfly

Card 5.
Using from the wheel
Hanging Window Box card/Heat embossing/Hydrangea Pink/Honeysuckle/Han Blue/Butterfly

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 'Seedling'
Joy Crafts Cutting die
Crafters Companion Cross stitch stamp set
Wooden button Butterflies
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Dear Friend'

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

Butterfly ribbon
Neat and Tangled Parquet Stencil
Tonic butterflies Cutting die
Stamperia Decorative Chips
Lil' inker  Have A Nice Day  sentiment stamp
Wooden button Butterflies
Penny Black Stickeroos 'Dear Friend'

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 15th Nov 8pm (GMT)