Wednesday, August 09, 2017

#84 Butterflies + Y is for You Choose and/or Wedgewood Blue.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #83 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you. Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
Well we are half way through this years themes already!  I have thrown the letters up in the air this time round and the mix will be that the themes and colours will not be the same letter for each challenge. I have also sorted out some new prizes too.

Slightly different format this time.
As it is now the Summer School Holidays
This challenge will run for 4 Weeks and will therefore close
on 5th September.

I have  chosen

the letter Y  for ' You Choose' which has been teamed with W for the colour of Wedgewood blue.

So you are free to choose your own theme/embellishments/design as long as their is a Butterfly somewhere in your creation.

You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
There will be Two Winners drawn for this challenge.


Here is my Inspiration card for you.



Check my  blog Here to see more details!

There are two sets of each prize selection A & B
The Winners may choose 
either 

Selection (A)

Or
Selection  (B)


to go with the 

Darice  embossing folder ' Floral Whimsical'  + LC Butterfly stamp below.



 Selection A & B each  contain the following:
Sheet of plain cardstock 
Wooden Plaque
Glitter butterfly
Plain  bow  ribbon
Hunkydory coloured image
Butterfly ribbon 
Wooden filigree butterfly

Enough to complete a card or two.

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.



Winners #83

There were 21 entries for the Jagged edge challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along . 
It was interesting to see the different ideas that you all came up with . 
Again it was another hard choice for me to make my selection but here they are

In Numerical order 

(2)  Astrid

With  this totally unique  jagged edge made up of tea /coffee pots and cups.


(9) Liz Cavill

With this Spirelli pattern making  an amazing jagged edge within the circle.


(10) Karen  Night Owl Crafter

With this  jagged edged circle and  matching card shape.


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

So onto the winner picked  by Random Org. 

(5)   Aquarius

Congratulations     Aquarius .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 83
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

The Winner of the

Spellbinders
Die D-Lites
S1-012.

For using Jagged edges and the colour Kiwi  + your butterfly

Is 

(18)  Charlotte E.


Congratulations Charlotte.
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar.
Please  also take the Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 84.



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#83 Butterflies + J is for Jagged Edge and/or the colour of Kiwi

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #82 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you. Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
Well we are half way through this years themes already!  I have thrown the letters up in the air this time round and the mix will be that the themes and colours will not be the same letter for each challenge. I have also sorted out some new prizes too.


I'm delighted to welcome  my next Guest Designer.

 (Winner of #77)


Hey,y' all.
What a honor to be chosen as a Guest Designer for this challenge.
My name is Elly and I live in The Netherlands.
I am married with Jan for almost 48 years and we have 2 beautiful daughters en 2 careful sons in law + 4 adorable granddaughters.
I've been making cards for many years.
I love all kind of styles [except "cute" for adults] and I always like to try something new.
You can find my blog here, https://ellyscardcreatief.blogspot.nl/
Greeting, Elly
Elly has chosen

the letter J for Jagged Edge which has been teamed with K for the colour of Kiwi fruit.

So I would like to see  a jagged edge of some description.  It can be the card shape itself or an embellishment on the card.

You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the theme  letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize.


Here is Elly's card for you.

I love the bugs in the jar. Good job the lid is screwed on tight though!

Please visit Elly  on her blog  Here for more details.
Thankyou  Elly  for being my Guest Designer for #83.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.


Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Darice  embossing folder ' Floral Trio'  + LC Butterfly stamp
 with extra goodies to complete a card or two.


To go with the above you may choose 
either
Selection  (A)

or
Selection (B) 



Each selection contains the following:
Sheet of plain cardstock 
Cork heart
Card butterfly
3D sentiment
Hunkydory coloured image
Butterfly tape
Gems/gem fabric

The additional prize available if
using both Jagged edge   and the colour Kiwi along with your Butterfly
is
Spellbinders
Die D-Lites
S1-012.


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.


Winners #82

There were  35 entries for the Matching pairs  challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along . 
It was nice to see some old faces back amongst the players. 
Another hard choice for me to make my selection  (you just don't make it easy for me do you ! Lol)
But in the end these are the three that I kept coming back to. 

In Numerical order they are

(5)  Aquarius

I just found this card so soothing to look at with that beautiful background.


(11)  Mukta Maniar

Totally the other end of the scale but I love the vibrancy of this card.


(29)  Sue

This card blew me away with the little butterflies inside the large one and so delicate too.


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


So onto the winner picked  by Random Org. 

(13) Lia

Isn't this the most darling card. There are so many matching pairs on here you are 
spoilt for choice with butterflies, acorns, cherries and bows. 

Congratulations Lia. You last won nearly 2 yrs ago now.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 82
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.


The Winner of the

Joy Crafts
'Cutting & Embossing'
Diecut .
For using matching pairs and the colour Orange peel  + your butterfly

Is 

(12) Becca Yahrling

Unfortunately Becca  is on Flickr 
and I am unable to download her card here. This is only Becca's 2nd time  playing so

Congratulations Becca.
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar.
Please  also take the Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 83.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

#82 Butterflies + M is for Matching pairs and/or the colour of Orange peel

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #81 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you. Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
Well we are half way through this years themes already!  I have thrown the letters up in the air this time round and the mix will be that the themes and colours will not be the same letter for each challenge. I have also sorted out some new prizes too.


I'm delighted to welcome back my next Guest Designer.

Kate P.
 (Winner of #72)



Hi. I was delighted to be invited as Guest Designer for the Butterfly Challenge #82 . I am married with five sons, seven grandchildren, five of them boys, and two great-grandsons. But since 2009, Chris and I have lived in Andalucia, S.Spain, and our family consists of three dogs and four cats, all rescued animals. I have been crafting in one way or another all my life, but since my retirement in 2007 it has become my main hobby. I started in papercraft with stamping and then was so excited to discover heat embossing! Now I love incorporating die cutting, and making my own cut-outs with my Silhouette Cameo machine. I mostly make cards for personal use, but also dabble in scrapbooking, knitting, crochet, lace-making, and also photography. I follow online tutorials to improve my skills and I love to learn about new materials and techniques on the internet, and usually try them at least once. So I am looking forward to seeing what techniques you have used for this challenge.

Kate has chosen


the letter M for Matching Pairs  which has been teamed with O for the colour of Orange peel.

So I would like to see matching pairs of some description.  It can be in the embellishments or a stamped image. Please state what your matching pair/s are.

You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the theme  letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize.


Here is Kate's card for you.

Kate has chosen two matching Butterflies for her embellishment.

Please visit Kate  on her blog  Here for more details.
Thankyou  Kate  for being my Guest Designer for #82.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.


My matching pairs are the butterfly transfers, yellow side panels and buttons.

Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Crafts - Too embossing folder ' Fancy Frame'  + Xcut Butterfly Die
 with extra goodies to complete a card or two.

To go with the above you may choose 
either
Selection  (A)

or
Selection (B) 


Each selection contains the following:
Sheet of plain cardstock 
Decoupage Butterfly image
Lace border  
Wooden butterfly
Britannia Word cut out
Doily
Pearls/Gems

The additional prize available if
using both Matching Pairs   and the colour Orange Peel  along  with your Butterfly
is
Joy Crafts
'Cutting & Embossing'
Diecut .


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.


Winners #81

There were  23 entries for the Key  themed  challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along . Three new players joined in again  so welcome.  
Random Org is just that so I'm pleased to see that 2 out of the 3 have won prizes as below but first here is my  Top 3

In Numerical order they are


Isn't this the most delightful little Mini journal.
Such a lot of work has gone into making it . Please do go and have a look  as you will not be disappointed. I love how Jenny has incorporated all the elements. Key, Vermillion and not forgetting the butterflies of course!!

(17) Terrie

With this pair of terrific bookmarks. I love how terrie has used the keys as part of the butterflies bodies. Can never have enough bookmarks.  

(20) Cara

 Very much into mixed media at the moment so I love this gorgeous sparkly plaque.  Again I like the key element on the butterfly bodies.  

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


So onto the winner picked  by Random Org. 

(12) Radhika
CAS but oh so striking. Hope you will come and play again soon. 

Congratulations Radhika.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 81
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.


The Winner of the

Memory Box
'Calais Butterflies'
Diecut .

For using a Key  and the colour Vermillion  + your butterfly
Is 

(9) Mukta Maniar

This card was completed in 20 mins start to finish which is some feat with all that heat embossing.

Congratulations Mukta. I do hope you will come and play again. 
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar.
Please  also take the Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 82.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

#81 Butterflies +K is for Key and/or the colour Vermillion.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #80 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you. Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
Well we are half way through this years themes already!  I have thrown the letters up in the air this time round and the mix will be that the themes and colours will not be the same letter for each challenge. I have also sorted out some new prizes too.


I'm delighted to welcome back my next Guest Designer.

Tina Z.
 (Winner of #76)




Hi. I am Tina and I live in Slovenia, a country well known for its stunning nature. I have been married to my high school sweetheart and we have a 6 year old daughter and two younger sons (5 and 3 years old). I started cardmaking in 2010 when my husband bought me my green Cuttlebug J.  I didn't know a hobby could be so addictive … Then in April 2015 I created my blog to share my passion for cardmaking.
Both decisions, to start cardmaking and to start blogging,  are among the best in my life, it is so inspiring. I don’t have any specific style, I just love playing with papers and trying different styles and techniques, e.g. CAS, vintage, cute, watercolour …
You can find more on my blog (http://www.treebug.org/). The name incorporates my passion for environment (»tree«) and cardmaking (»bug« is short for my green friend Cuttlebug)


Tina  has chosen 

the letter K for Key which has been teamed with V for the colour Vermillion.

So I would like to see a key of some description wooden, stamped or even a key charm on your creations  and the colour Vermillion (which can be brilliant red or scarlet). The colour does  not  have to be the whole of  card it can just be a red bow or ribbon/ lace or design paper.

You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the theme  letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize.


Here is Tina's card for you.

You can't see easily here but this is a lovely twisted easel card.

Please visit Tina  on her blog  Here for more details.
Thankyou  Tina for being my Guest Designer for #80.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.
Door Hanger.

Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Darice embossing folder ' Quaterfoil'  + Hobbycraft  Butterfly stamp
 with extra goodies to complete a card or two.


To go with the above you may choose 
either
Selection  (A)

or
Selection (B) 


Each selection contains the following:
Sheet of patterned cardstock 
Hunkdory printed image
Ribbon/  
Wooden butterfly
Die Cut swirl
Butterfly string
Desire rectangle die cutout

The additional prize available if
using both a Key   and the colour Vermillion  along  with your Butterfly
is
Memory Box
'Calais Butterflies'
Diecut .


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.

Winners #80

There were  28 entries for the Bingo themed  challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along . Three new players joined in so welcome.  
Apologies to  Shilpa as I do not have Instagram so was unable to either open your card or leave a comment. I was frustrated by this as your card looks to be a pull up one and very pretty.
Interestingly 19 of you chose to go with the middle line of
Bling/Butterfly/Blooms
Was that simply  because it was in the middle so caught your eye more I wonder!


My Top 4
(I just couldn't get it any lower and it was doing my head in so I gave up!)

In Numerical order are

(6) Charlotte E.

With this Pop up shaker using Bling/Butterfly/Blooms

(9) Lia

With this stunning card using  Bling/Butterfly/Blooms.


(10) Preeti D.

With this Mixed media layout using  Buttons/Butterfly/ Bows

(20) Barb Williams

With this Whitewash Technique using Bling/Butterfly/Blooms


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

I am so glad the next 2 cards were selected as Winners as I had them ear marked as Top3 contenders.
My head would have been spinning even more otherwise. 

So onto the winner picked  by Random Org. 


Unfortunately Karen is on Flickr 
and I am unable to download her card here but please click on the link above 
to see for yourself.

Congratulations Karen.
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 80
Please also take the Winners Badge from the side Bar.



The Winner of the

Tonic Studios
Laura
Butterfly set.

For using  bingo lines and the colour Heather  + your butterfly
Is 

(14) Karen P.


Congratulations Karen.
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar.
Please  also take the Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 81