Wednesday, February 12, 2014

# 1. Butterflies and Flowers.

Hello and Welcome to the Inaugural Butterfly challenge.
Please stay and flutter for a while.
The 1st challenge is Butterflies and Flowers.
Nice and easy.
Your entry needs to have a least one butterfly and one flower showing to enter.
I would love to see more of course.
 They can be stamped, die cut, embossed folders, in the design paper ,3d .
Any form you like. Surprise me!
I have made some projects for your inspiration.

Flip Over card. 

Decorative Door Plaque.


 
Decorated Bottle Doorstop/Bookend.

Please pop over to my blog  here for full details on how I made these.

Do hope I have wetted your appetite and given you some ideas!
Oops! Almost forgot.
The winner may choose one item  from this selection of prizes from the pot.


3D Stickers
or maybe
5 butterfly card blanks
or even
This Butterfly Box template. 

 Please be sure to read the rules on the tab above and enter your creations
in Mr linky  below.
Happy crafting.
ValeryAnne.

58 comments:

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What great samples to inspire everyone! Good Luck with your Challenges...have fun <3

Di said...

Wahooooooo, I made it, first into your first challenge!

Beautiful work you did there Mrs
A and really nice selection of prizes to choose from too.

Good luck!

Hugs, Di xx

Lindsey said...

Looking forward to these challenges ... I do like butterflies!

Greta said...

Love the look of this blog, Mrs. A! Glad the first challenge isn't too complicated as I'm hoping to join in. Congratulations!

scrappymo! said...

This is going to be a fun challenge as I love butterflies. Just found a kids size shoebox full as I was reorganizing my room in January! Every time a foun da few, I would but them in the little box and soon it was full!

I have a busy week this week as I am trying to do the Winterfest challenges (like UK scrappers but in America). ..but I will make a butterfly card for your challenge for sure!

cm said...

Mrs. A ~ I'm commenting in anticipation of creating a card to say AWESOME challenge! Butterflies, flowers and who knows what else you have in mind to set our dendrites a stir! Your gallery of inspiration here: stunning!! Off to 'ponder' what I'll be sharing! You rock!
c

Pippa said...

Love the samples. Have posted my link. What a brilliant challenge, you can never have too many flowers or butterflies.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
fabulous creations for our inspiration.
Really going to love this fab challenge, as I do love butterflies.
I have just put my entry into the challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Peekaboo, it's me again with another card!

Hugs, Di xx

Mary said...

I'm lovin what I'm seein..... I was so excited to find your new challenge and to have been able to join in on your very first challenge. Best to you with your newest endeavor.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well now, this is great fun! Sarn headed me in the right direction. Thanks!

Sue said...

Fab challenge Mrs A!! great samples huggles Sue xxx

Lynn said...

I have joined in the fun Mrs. A. Wonderful creations. Lynn x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant designs Mrs A....love to see a fab challenge like this for lovers of the butterfly.xxx

Ann said...

Great idea for a challenge - love your samples.
Ann xxx

Carol L said...

Congrats on your first challenge! I'm glad I had the opportunity to participate! Your samples are so pretty, and I just love the flip-over card!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful job on your inspiration samples!

Bonnie said...

Oh, my, I was so excited about this challenge and then the time almmost got away from me! Congratulations, Mrs. A! Looks like your little challenge is going to be a big hit!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Yipee! I finally got time to play and make a butterfly card so I could join in. Your samples are very lovely! My favorite is the first card. There is so much to like about it. They colors, the flowers, the ribbon... the polka dots! It's great.

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A many congratulation on your challenge and what a fab 1st challenge hopefully all these butterflies and flowers will make us feel like sping is in the air and cheer us up and take away if only for a few moments this terrible masty weather we are having your creations are stunning well done you!! enjoy your day xx

SARN said...

Here I am with my card (bit later than I posted it to my blog OOPS!).

Congrats on starting this new challenge Mrs A.

Love your examples - spesh the bottle!

Playing just for fun, so please exclude me from the prizes.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am glad I found your challenge! I adore using butterflies on my cards~ Thank you.

Jules said...

Hi Mrs A

Well done on getting a new challenge up and running .. .. loving all your inspiration pieces very much.

Have fun!

Love Jules xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Mrs A... wow your samples or DT work really are absolutely wonderful well done ..

I think my fav is the door plaque well done.
Congrats too on the success of your new challenge, I was really chuffed - so many playmates are over here too..

..mm wonder is Miss had a hand in that?? :D Shaz in oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS Oo, meant to say leave me out of the ultra generous prize hat too, have the yummy cards... Shaz.xxx

jackiescrafts said...

What a great challenge and perfect for me as I love butterflies. Thank you for inviting me to join in
Jackie x

Marisa said...

Two of my favorite items to work with :) Look forward to playing along.

Lynne K said...

Good luck with your new challenge, Mrs. A! I think it's going to be very popular! Gorgeous samples to start things off with. Oh, and thanks for reminding me about it, almost forgot when it would be starting and would hate to have missed it.

Lynne x

Olga KoroleVna said...

Great challenge! Look forward to plaing along!!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a brilliant idea for a challenge Mrs A - everybody loves butterflies just like everybody loves parfait (according to Donkey in Shrek!) I love that you gave us a whole gallery of gorgeous inspiration too! Vicky x

Sue said...

Such a lovely idea for a challenge and wonderful inspiration too.
Thank you so much.
Sue xx

Sherry said...

I'm bracing myself for removal of my entry as it's a revamped project, rather than a new one! Don't enter me for prizes - I just wanted to take part in your first challenge and I haven't got many butterflies in my craft room at the moment (they're waiting for better weather!)
What a popular challenge it's proving to be Mrs A, so glad you have lots of beautiful entries xx

Createology said...

I love butterflies and this is a very fun challenge. I must visit every link as the tiny teaser images really look interesting. Love your three projects. Creative Challenging Charm Dear...

Nicky said...

Great challenge Di pointed me in the direction = thank you

mamapez5 said...

I love using butterflies so this challenge is perfect for me. I shall have a great time looking at everyone else's entries too. Kate x

Brenda said...

Thanks for visiting me Mrs. A. I guess I didn't do something right with linking up, but that is ok. I think the problem is that all my cards are in one post. Sorry about that and I totally understand!! Hugs!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on your new and fun challenge, Mrs. A.!! How wonderful to see such an outpouring of love for you by all these partipants!! Hugs, Darnell

Wendy L said...

Lovely samples and good challenge, xxxx

Sue said...

Back with my second card :))
Look at all these wonderful entries so far!!
hugs Sue xx

Eve said...

I'm here at last Mrs A! Sorry for the delay I forgot to add my flowers!!
Good luck with your new challenge although I don't think you'll need luck with all your blog love shown!
Fabulous inspiration pieces.
Just playing for fun this week thanks.
xx

Maryann Laursen said...

This is an awesome challenge, as I just love butterflies and use them on almost everything I ever do and flowers too, and the samples on here is truly amazing too.

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow, look at all the entries and there are certainly more to come! Congratulations!That is amazing for a new challenge blog, I think! Maybe it was your fabulous inspiration pieces or maybe everybody is just ready to move from snowflakes and hearts onto flowers and butterflies! I do think that adding a butterfly to a creation often makes it better. Can't wait to see what the new challenge will be!

ParkNSlide said...

Fun challenge...I love butterflies. Looks like Ive found a new location to come play!

Karen Petitt said...

Fabulous inspirations Mrs A and I really hope your challenge is a fabulous success! I'll try to create another card to enter tomorrow xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Can't believe I've done another one! Once you start me thinking about butterflies and flowers I can't stop! By the way, I forgot to say before, I'm just playing for fun so don't enter me in the draw thank you. Vicky x

vinita jain said...

Happy to found, ya!!!1 I love butterflies and handmade flowers and wonderful inspiration, Jumping in the bucket of fun!!
Vinita

scrappymo! said...

Great inspiration from you, Mrs A!

This is a great challenge...it is going to become one of my favourites...I can break out my butterflies every fortnight!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynne K said...

Wow, so many gorgeous entries! A real feast for the eyes of butterfly lovers! Just added my second entry.

Jean Straw said...

Congratulations on the new challenge, what could be better than butterflies?
I love your inspiration pieces, especially the decorated bottle, it's so pretty.
I have linked up my entry and am looking forward to the next challenge. Looks like this is going to be very successful for you.
Jean x

Hettie said...

Yeay I made it to your first party there Mrs A! Congratulations and haven't you done well on the numbers joining in?
Hugs
xx

Di said...

Third time for me Mrs A! Wahoo :) Wondering what the next challenge will be now.

Didn't this take off brilliantly!! Well done and when do I get me commission cheque then?

Hugs, Di xx

Sue - said...

Just sneaking in at the last minute!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

OOOOh so thrilled to see you 've started your own challenge Mrs A but I only noticed yesterday when I was over at the playground so a bit late getting over here. Couldn't resist entering a card though and looks like you're going to be very popular. Well done x

cohenna said...

I love butterflies and this is a very fun challenge.

Missy Myzdamena said...

Hellooo come here via Di.. me and the Little Myz love butterflies! Mmwah xxxxx

cohenna said...

I submit the card for the challenge: http://www.cohenna.com/index.php?p=2_297
I do not know why the link is not recorded. When I refresh the page link disappears.

cm said...

Yayyy...made it to your first challenge Mrs. A! THANK YOU for creating this wonderful little niche for us! Too many butterflies...no such thing! Hugs~c

Sally H said...

Congratulations, Mrs A on an extremely successful first challenge! Looking forward to the next one!