Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#99 Challenge Extension.

Due to severe disruption to my computer and my internet connection caused by  being hacked not once but twice to the same account in the space of 10 days my  poor computer has had to have it insides scrubbed and disinfected with a Malware program and I only got back on line late last night . I have therefore reset #99 to run for a further 2 weeks in order for me to catch up. Whilst I do  have the cards and the prizes ready for the next challenge, as it is a milestone number (#100) I did not want to rush getting the post and pictures up in a hurry  plus I also need to get all links to previous winners and Guest Designers blogs removed in order to comply with the new privacy legislation rules  coming into play at the end of May.
Please continue to play along with the current challenge which is below this post and enter your cards in Mr Linky.
Thankyou for your understanding .
#99 will close on Tuesday 8th May.
#100 will now  open on Wednesday 9th May. There will be a bumper number of prizes for this special edition.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#99 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter D.

Welcome back to the new style/format Butterfly Challenge. Thank you all for playing along  with the last challenge. There were 40 entries    Winners results for #98 are  published  in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. Only two prizes were claimed and sent out on the last challenge. Can I please ask that Winners acknowledge their prize in the comments on the Winners post as well as emailing their details to me. This way I will know to expect an email. Sadly I had one unclaimed prize winner notify me that she had neither heard from me nor been sent  her prize but I had never received her original email. (This has since been rectified and prize posted.)  Please state if you are only playing for fun so that it gives someone else the chance to win.  There are 3 prizes for this challenge again.
Come on in.

Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will still be a letter of the Alphabet but there will  now be a choice of 3 Colours and 3 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
You must use your butterfly/ies on your creation, 
then you can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel  to be entered  for the 1st Prize.
If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will  be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
New for this Yr.
If you manage to use all 7 elements of the wheel then you will be entered into a 3rd Prize.

So lets get started.
The wheel for this challenge is

#99 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter D. 



Dark Salmon/Denim Blue/Dirt/Diecut/Digi Image/Dimension/ Butterfly.
 I have used  Wikipedia's  excellent site for obtaining most of the colours chosen for the wheels. I then went through all my Promarkers,Marvey le PlumeII, Graph'it and Spectrum Noir pens to find the nearest colour match for me to use.
Below is the pen colours I found nearest and have used for my cards. Hope this helps.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Using Butterfly/ Dark Salmon / Dimension


Please go to my blog here  for how it was made.

Lets see how many of you can  use all seven elements of the wheel for your card.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

 Butterfly stickers
+ 4 wooden butterfly embellishments

2nd Prize.
 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.


Crafts-Too Embossing Folder
' Pansies'
+ Dovecraft  2 butterflies  die cut set.

 3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel on your project. )

Tonic Studios
'Apple Blossom' die set
+  Studio Light  Butterfly stamp.


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 #98

Thank you for playing along in the last challenge. 40 entries this time round and a great selection to choose from . Six  people managed to use all seven elements on their cards so well done to you . 
 All of the entries were worthy of a mention and after the manic day I have just had I really couldn't get my Top 3 down any lower than 5 so here they all are in

 Numerical order

(5) Sindu
I love this recycled box. Isn't it pretty. Sindu has used Butterfly/Teal/Triangle.

(10) Dawn
I love these Butterflies which Dawn has used as her Identical element.

(22) Nicola G.
Can you spot the triangle made from the twine hanging on the loop. Brilliant idea!

(26) Lia
Lia has incorporated all seven elements in this lovely card.

(39) Beverly S
I counted 5 identical pairs of items. Can you spot them all.

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


  1st Prize.

As there were just 8 entries that had entered either just a colour or a theme with their butterfly  I used Teacup Org.  and hubby did the honours.

(40) Helen




 2nd Prize.
 (for using both a theme and a colour + your butterfly/ies)

(17)  Sandy J.


3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel. )
Again as there were  6 entries that qualified  I used Teacup Org.  and hubby did the honours.

(25) Karen P.


Helen, Sandy and Karen P.

Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar to collect your prizes.. 
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.
Can I also please ask that you acknowledge your win in the comments below
so that I know to expect an email from you.
(Sadly I never received one previous winners email)


Hope to see you all back in # 99.
Happy Crafting 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

#98 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter T.

Welcome back to the new style/format Butterfly Challenge. Thank you all for playing along  with the last challenge.  Numbers were  up so hope the new colour combination will still be to your liking.    Winners results for #97 are  published  in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. All the prizes have been claimed and sent out on the last challenge. Please state if you are only playing for fun so that it gives someone else the chance to win.   There are 3 prizes for this challenge again.

Come on in.

Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will still be a letter of the Alphabet but there will  now be a choice of 3 Colours and 3 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
You must use your butterfly/ies on your creation, 
then you can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel  to be entered  for the 1st Prize.
If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will  be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
New for this Yr.
If you manage to use all 7 elements of the wheel then you will be entered into a 3rd Prize.

So lets get started.
The wheel for this challenge is

#98 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter T. 

A couple of bloggers have queried the colour of Thistle with me. I have used  Wikipedia's  excellent site for obtaining most of the colours chosen for the wheels. I then went through all my Promarkers,Marvey le PlumeII, Graph'it and Spectrum Noir pens to find the nearest colour match for me to use.
Below is the pen colour I found nearest to Thistle and is what I have used for my cards. Hope this helps.


Here is my inspiration for you.

 My First card. Using Butterfly/ Tomato / Twine.

 My Second card. Using Butterflies as the two Identical Items/ Teal.



 My Third card.  Using Butterflies / Thistle/ Triangles.

Last card uses all seven elements. 




Please go to my blog here  for how they were made.

Lets see if anyone  use all seven elements of the wheel for their card.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Loisirs Creatifs
Resin butterflies
+ Cork butterfly.

2nd Prize.
 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Leonie Pujol  Embossing Folder
' Love Lines'
+ Tonic Sentiment  die cut.




 3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel on your project. )

Spellbinders
'Media Mixage'
+  Woodware Butterfly stamp.




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 #97

Pleased to say that the Telephone line is back up and working. Internet went down at the weekend but is now reconnected so what else could possible go wrong?
Switched my Ipad on and zilch, nada, not a sausage forth coming from it. Now as I need the Ipad as my backup for still being able to communicate on line ( for when the internet frequently goes down) I was a bit put out to say the least. A not so quick  phone call to Apple help line and hours later I finally get a reservation at the Genius Bar (I think they may need to pull the genie out of the bottle for this one though) at my local store for some TLC. I did ask if I could also get some TLC for me but it rather fell on deaf ears!! 
Watch this space for further developments but for now ever onwards.
Thank you for playing along in the last challenge. Wow. 52 entries this time round  and  what a selection there was. Ten people managed to use all seven elements on their cards so well done . 
 All of the entries were great  but  I have chosen the following as my
Top 3
In Numerical order

(10) Majda

Loved the butterfly holding the scrolls and those yellow pom poms1

(26) Janes Journal

 Jane puts such a lot of work into her tags and this one is no exception. 

(27) Ines

I love looking at this card, so pretty.

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


  1st Prize.

As there were only 2 entries that had entered either just a colour or a theme with their butterfly  I put the names into a teacup and hubby did the honours.

(6) Maryann

Congratulations Maryann.

 2nd Prize.
 (for using both a theme and a colour + your butterfly/ies)

(1)  Jerrie

 Congratulations Jerrie.

3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel. )
(38) Vinita Jain
Congratulations Vinita.

Maryann, Jerrie and Vinita

Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar to collect your prizes.. 
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.


Hope to see you all back in # 98.
Happy Crafting 

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

#97 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter L.



Welcome back to the new style/format Butterfly Challenge. Thank you all for playing along  with the last challenge.  Numbers were well down this time so hope it was just the colour combination that you didn't like.  Hopefully the new wheel will be more to your liking. I do put a lot of thought into it.  Winners results for #96 are now pulished  in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. One prize remained unclaimed  on the last challenge. Please state if you are only playing for fun so that it gives someone else the chance to win.   There are 3 prizes for this challenge again.

Come on in.

Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will still be a letter of the Alphabet but there will  now be a choice of 3 Colours and 3 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
You must use your butterfly/ies on your creation, 
then you can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel  to enter for the 1st Prize.
If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will also be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
New for this Yr.
If you manage to use all 7 elements of the wheel then you will also be entered into a 3rd Prize.

So lets get started.
The wheel for this challenge is

#97 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter L. 

Here is my inspiration for you.

 My First card. Using Butterfly/Lemon / Letters.

n.b. For the lettering you may interperate this as being just the letters, a sentiment or as in my card below an actual letter.


Second Card Using Butterfly/Lavender/Layers.


Please go to my blog here  for how it was made.

Can anyone  use all seven elements of the wheel for their card.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

JB
Fly Stickers
In Lemon.


2nd Prize.
 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Darice  Embossing Folder
Trio of 'Border Sentiments'
+ Butterfly die cut.


 3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel on your project. )

Memory Box
'Swirl Butterfly'
+ Butterfly stamps.



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 #96

Internet line is back up but the telephone line is now down. Apparently the internet only needs one wire into the house to work whereas the telephone requires to wires to be working. We shall see what BT have to say when the engineer turns up. 

Thank you for playing along in the last challenge. Not as many entries this time round (29 cards) but what a selection there was.  
 All of the entries were great and picking just three as Top 3 contenders was really hard  for me to do but after a lot of deliberating I have chosen the following

In Numerical order

(12) Esther.

I just fell straight in love with these adorable bunnies and their butterfly bows.

(15) Tone k.

Made with drinking straws!! I love the effect.

(21) Andrea B. 

To think that Andrea had contemplated binning this card. No way!!

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

There was one  entry that entered either just a colour or a theme with their butterfly  

So
1st Prize.

(11) Ingunn.
using No stamping with her butterfly.


Congratulations Ingunn.


2nd Prize.
 (for using both a theme and a colour + your butterfly/ies)

(7)  Suzanne H. 

Congratulations  Suzanne

3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel. )

(23) Susan Renshaw

Congratulations  Susan.

Ingunn, Suzanne and Susan.

Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar to collect your prizes.. 
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.


Hope to see you all back in # 97.
Happy Crafting 

Internet problems and winners #96.

Sorry but there will be a delay in publishing winners as my internet is down and I only have my iPad that I can use  which means  I can't upload  with the Top3 pictures  or download the winners from random org.
Will publish as soon as the Internet is back up.  The next challenge will go up at the normal time as it was fortunately scheduled before my internet problems.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

#96 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter N.

Welcome back to the new style/format Butterfly Challenge. Thank you all for playing along  with the last challenge.  There were 64 entries so please keep them coming.  Winners results for #95 are in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. No one claimed their prizes on the last challenge.  There are 3 prizes for this challenge.

Come on in.

Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will still be a letter of the Alphabet but there will  now be a choice of 3 Colours and 3 Themes all beginning with the chosen letter.
You must use your butterfly/ies on your creation, 
then you can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel  to enter for the 1st Prize.
If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will also be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.
New for this Yr.
If you manage to use all 7 elements of the wheel then you will also be entered into a 3rd Prize.

So lets get started.
The wheel for this challenge is

#96 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter N. 



Here is my inspiration for you.

 My First card. Using Butterfly/Naples Yellow/ Not Square.



Please go to my blog here for further details on how it was made.
Second Card Using Butterfly/Napier Green/Numbers.


Please go to my blog here  for how it was made.

I wonder if anyone can use all seven elements of the wheel for their card.


1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Docrafts Papermania
'Colour In Stickers'
+ Butterfly Peg.



2nd Prize.
 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Crafts-Too Embossing Folder
'Leafy Swirls'
+ Butterfly Peg.



 3rd Prize.
(For using all 7 elements of the butterfly wheel on your project. )

Signature Collection Die
'Flourishing Leaves'
+ Butterfly Peg.



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.