Wednesday, March 08, 2023

#179 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with T for Tent Fold Card

Welcome to another year of challenges in the butterfly garden. 
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!

 The First   letter out of the Tea cup for March  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



Tent Fold Card.

These are the four colours to choose from. 

The theme is  Twine

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here are  my inspiration cards for you.

Another  really easy shape with just 3 score lines (4 if making your own base card)
totally free standing for display. 

First card.
Using from the wheel
Tent Fold /Twine/Butterfly/Tango Pink/Teal/Thistle.

Solid stitched front with double butterfly. 

Second card.
Using from the wheel
Tent Fold /Twine/Butterfly/Tango Pink/Teal/Thistle/Tea Green.

Frame with acetate attached behind/sentiment and butterflies on the front. 

Third card.
Using from the wheel
Tent Fold /Twine/Butterfly/Tango Pink/Teal/Thistle.

Butterfly aperture with twine around the edge. 


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 28th Mar  8pm (GMT) 

Winners #178

Again a lovely selection of entries.  Thankyou so much for taking the time to come along and play with me.  As usual you gave me a hard time choosing my favourites. They were all so good. Thank you  for participating. 

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

 #9 Sonia S.V.

#13 Lia

#17 Sherry

Corner Pop Up cards in numerical order are as follows:

#2 Sue (Zouave)

#12 Susan R. 

#14 Rebecca

 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.

(16) Alice

Here is your prize you have won.

 Butterfly Stickers
Flexible Labels Stencil
3mm d.s Tape
Dimensional Foam  Pads
5 x 7 Card Blanks with Envelopes. 

for entering a Corner Pop Up  Card using any 2 of the colours
+ Checks
+ Butterfly

(15)  Margreeet

Here is your prize you have won. 

6"x 6" Paper Pad 'On The Wall'
A4  Pearlescent card  250 gsm
Stickeroos 'Romance of flowers'
6 mm d.s. tape
Dimensional  foam pads
2 way glue pen

Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Mug

(11)  Carrie

 Alice, Margreet and Carrie

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.

There is still a hold up with sending prizes out at the moment.
The Post office is not accepting International parcels due
to  ongoing issues with the cyber-attack they had back in January.
Rest assured though your parcels are all here waiting to go and I will update as soon as the Post Office resumes taking them. 

Challenge #179will be starting  8am (GMT) 8th Mar.

See you back soon.