Wednesday, January 31, 2018

#94 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter C.

The Butterfly Blog has now been going 4yrs and we are about to enter into the 5th yr of challenges.
I have been in a total quandary as to whether to keep this challenge going as numbers had been declining over the last few months but I'm pleased to see that the past 2 challenges have begun to pick up again.
To help instill more interest I have now made the challenge with more choices so come on in and play

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  also will be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

The Challenge will still be Fortnightly but no Guest Designers at present
to make running the challenge easier for me. 

So lets get started.
The wheel for this challenge is

#94 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the letter C. 



Here is my inspiration for you.

First card. Using Butterrfly/Cornflower Blue/ Corners.



Second Card. Using Butterflies/Checks/Crimson.



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

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

1st Prize.
(for using either a theme or a colour with your butterfly/ies)


Dixi craft Flower/Butterfly Embossing Folder + Woodware clear stamp.

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

Cottage Cutz Butterfly die.

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 #93

Thank you all for coming along and playing in the challenge. There were 28 players joined in for the Xtra Fold /Peacock Bluey Green.  It is nice to see that the numbers are picking up.
 All of the entries were so worthy of a Top 3 slot.  Picking my choices gave me quite a headache this time.
 I have chosen the following 

In Numerical order


Such a clever use of a piece of paper folded into pleats like a pelmet.


A clever folded card within a card and a brilliant idea. 



Sonia is never one to disappoint and this easel box is fantastic. 

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

So onto the Winner picked  by Random Org for this challenge.


( 22 ) Jenny L.

Congratulations Jenny. Nice to see your name popping up again as a winner.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 93
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

The Winner of the

Signature collection 
Fancy flourishes
'Butterfly Lullaby' die set.

For using an Xtra fold  along with the colour Peacock green/blue + your butterfly
is

( 19 ) Donna T.


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

We are about to enter the 5th Yr of the Butterfly Blog 
and a Brand New Challenge Awaits.
See you shortly.







Wednesday, January 17, 2018

#93 Butterflies + X is for Xtra Fold and/or the colour Peacock Blue/Green.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #92 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! Thank You all so much for continuing to play along.
 The Butterflies are back to flutter again in the garden and the next  theme is

#93 Butterflies + X  is for Xtra Fold and/or the colour Blue/Green. 

I'm delighted to welcome  my next  Guest Designer.

Jane Willis
(Winner of #88)



The letter X  has been teamed with the colour Blue /Green so think Peacocks!

 I would like to see more than one fold on your card, the more the merrier.

Here is Jane's Card.


A Zig Zag Fold.


Please pop over to Jane's blog  for more information on how her card was made.

Here is Jane's second card for you.


Thankyou  Jane for being my Guest Designer for #93.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.

A Fold Out Card.

An Easel card.

Please pop over to my Blog Here for more details.


The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
Xcut  embossing folder 'Delicate flourishes '  + Xcut Dinky 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) 


The additional prize available if
using both Xtra fold and the colour Peacock blue/green  along  with your Butterfly
is
Signature collection 
Fancy flourishes
'Butterfly Lullaby' die set.

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 #92

Thank you all for coming along and playing in this challenge. There were 27 players joined in for the One Layer /Ultra  Pink,  the most that has played for quite a while.
 All of the entries were worthy of a Top 3 slot  so picking my choices was no easy task.
 I have chosen the following 

In Numerical order


I chose Gail's card as a lot of thought went into masking in the right order
to achieve this stunning result.

(12) Joanne

I love the lace border stamp on this card which looks so effective. 
 

That brick wall is stunning. I also like the way Janis has staged the card with the embellishments around it and not on the card. 

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

So onto the Winner picked  by Random Org for this challenge.




Congratulations Gail
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 92
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

The Winner of the

Habico
clear stamp set 
' Pansies'.


For using one layer  along with the colour Ultra Pink + your butterfly
is

(25) Sue T.


Congratulations  Sue
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 # 93.



Wednesday, January 03, 2018

#92 Butterflies + O is for One Layer and or the colour Ultra Pink.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #91 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! Thank You all so much for continuing to play along.
 The Butterflies are back to flutter again in the garden and the new theme is

#92 Butterflies + O is for One Layer and/or the colour Ultra Pink. 

I'm delighted to welcome  my next  Guest Designer.

Terrie (Paper Adict)
Winner or #87


I've been crafting since the age of 10 years old I remember knitting headbands of every colors I love to crochet more than knitting.  I've done plastic canvas tissue box of every theme and Gingerbread houses.
I'm a paper crafter I love making cards which I have been doing for over 13 years I also love making gift bags and boxes of all sorts.
I have three lovely daughters and 5 beautiful grand children.  Vince and I have been together for over 21 years we are seasonal campers from May until October.



Terrie  has chosen 

the letter O for One Layer which has been teamed with U for the colour Ultra Pink..

So I would like to see one layer only with no added embellishments.  Think stamping, embossing folders , anything that does not add an extra layer to  the front of your card. 

Here is Terrie's Card.


Please pop over to Terries's blog  for more information on how her card was made.

Thankyou  Terrie for being my Guest Designer for #92.

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.
Sara Davies  embossing folder 'Rambling Rose'  + Dovecraft Butterfly dies
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  
Ribbon
Material  Tag
Felt Butterfly
Wooden Flower
 Doily.
Die cut panels.

The additional prize available if
using both one layer and the colour  ultra Pink  along  with your Butterfly
is
Habico
clear stamp set 
' Pansies'.

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.

Winner #91


Many thanks to those of you that came along and played amongst the Fairies, Elves, Pixies,and Gnomes whilst the Butterflies were cocooned for Christmas.  Not that many entries but I still had  a hard time choosing so there is actually a Top 4

 I have chosen the following 

In Numerical order

(3) Zora


I love the colours and the sweet fairy image. 


(10) Di

I love Di's tipsy Elf . He made me smile.






Again this little gnomie made me smile. 
Not something I have done for a while.



(15) Amanda

I love the soft and dreamy colours of this whimsical image.


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

So onto the Winner picked  by Random Org for this challenge.




Congratulations Chris
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
of the Fairy stamps  you would like to receive shown in # 91
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 92.