Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#25 Butterflies + H is for Hexagons.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #24 are in the post below

Each challenge will  be a different letter of the Alphabet.
It will always be Butterflies but with the addition
of an item/theme beginning with a chosen letter.
The twist is that my Guest Designers
will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme.
They will also be commenting on your entries. 

You may interpret in any way you like.
Just make sure that you have Butterfly/ies 
and the Theme showing somewhere on your project.

Unfortunately I do not have a Guest Designer
for you this challenge so I used Random Org
and ran the numbers 1 -26 to  correspond 
to the letters of the Alphabet.

Letter selected is H.

#25  Butterfly/ies + H is for Hexagons.

Here are my inspiration pieces for you.


Hexagon Fold out Flower Card.

Shaped Aperture card.

CAS Card.

Please stop by my blog for full details on how these were made.

The Winners may choose one item from the following prizes.


Hessian goody bag
containing either

(A) gold/ brown selection
or

(B) white/silver selection.

or

$10.00 Gift voucher from


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab
above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.
ValeryAnne.

Winners #24

Thankyou all for fluttering by again.
50 entries and 9 new players joined in.
Happy to see you all.

Such a lot of beautiful cards and projects
my work is certainly cut out to pick my favourites.

Here are my Top 3 selection.
In numerical order they are

(8)   Lesley
(making a Less is more card using her ribbon
 to tie the bunch of flowers together)

(14)   Lainie H
(embossed a butterfly background and framed this with her ribbon
 ending in a bow on one side)

(47) Andrea Norris
(with a beautiful fussy cut daisy and butterflies 
complemented  by a sheer ribbon  tied in a large bow)

Congratulations ladies.
Please help yourselves to the Top 3 badge
from the side bar.

2 Special prizes included this week
for entries that blew us away.

Both Jane and I fell straight in love with
(1) Kanda's
card made using a snowflake silver die as a doily for her butterfly.
An exceptionally exquisite card. 

Also my gem this time is from a new player
(29) Carole Z
with her beautiful sculpted Venetian Mask.
(Butterflies + Italy what more could I ask for !)
Totally dumbfounded by her creation.

Kanda and Carole please get in touch using the email in the side bar
with your details and a $10 gift certificate from 
Just Inklined digi shop will be winging it's way to you both.

Now onto the 3 Winners chosen by Random Org.

In numercial order they are

(7) Liz Cavill.

(16) K.T. Fit Kitty.
(39) Kath.
Congratulations ladies.
Please send me your details to the email address
in the side bar letting me know the prize you have selected
shown in#24.
Please also take your winners badge from the side bar.

My thanks go to Jane for being my Guest Designer.

Thank you all for your continued support.
Hope to see you in #25.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

#24 Butterflies + R is for Ribbon.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

A special edition this time as the butterflies
have been going for 1yr.
So to celebrate 
there will be 3 Winners selected.

Each challenge will  be a different letter of the Alphabet.
It will always be Butterflies but with the addition
of an item/theme beginning with a chosen letter.
The twist is that my Guest Designers
will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme.
They will also be commenting on your entries. 

You may interpret in any way you like.
Just make sure that you have Butterfly/ies 
and the Theme showing somewhere on your project.

Please give a warm welcome to my next Guest Designer.


Jane Willis
(winner of #21)

Jane has chosen the following letter for you.

#24 Butterfly/ies + R is for Ribbon.

Many thanks to Mrs A for inviting me to be Guest Designer this time. I chose the letter R which, Mrs A tells me, stands for Ribbons. I’m looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your take on it.
I live in Hampshire with my husband, and we have two grown up daughters and 3½ grandchildren, the older two of whom love crafting with me. Before we settled here, we spent several years living overseas in Hong Kong, Brunei and Germany.
If I say I’ve been crafting forever, it’s almost true – this year I will be 60 and I started crafting with my gran when I was only about 3 years old. By the time I was 7, our house was full of crocheted lace doileys.  Over the years I've dabbled in hand and machine knitting, crochet, embroidery and cross stitch, encaustic painting and glass painting, but I always come back to my real passion, papercrafting. I started my blog, Onions and Paper, three years ago in order to share my love of craft and cooking, and my passion has grown even stronger since, because of finding so many other blogs to read and take inspiration from. There’s always something new to learn (and buy!) when you’re a crafter!

Here is Jane's card.
A beautiful white on white  card 
with gorgeous embossing and intricate die cuts.
You will find full details on Jane's blog Here.

Thank you Jane  for being my Guest Designer
for #24.

Please take your Guest designer badge
from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.

A cutaway Triangle shape Card.
Full details of how it was made can be found

The Winners may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either

(A) Blue selection 

(B) Pink selection
or
$10 gift certificate from

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab
above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.
ValeryAnne.

Winners #23.

Thank you all for fluttering by again.
Pleased to see as many of you joining in
with 4 new players stopping by for a flutter.
Happy to see you all.

You all entered beautiful valentine themed
projects and it was so hard to pick my favourites.

Here are my Top 3 selection.

In numerical order they are

(12)      Jean.
( Using a die that cuts the butterflies leaving the wings attached)

(17)    Di
(Used the same die cut as Jean  but the cards are so very different)
I couldn't pick one without the other!

(18) Kanda
(Covered a papier mache heart shaped box)


I asked Liz to give me her top card choice
which is 

(27)    Jane Willis.
(Using a votive candle wrap on her card).

Congratulations Ladies. Please help yourselves  to  the Top 3 badge
from the side bar.

Now onto the Winner of #23

(20) Andree Clark

Congratulations Andree.
Please send me your details to the email address
in the side bar letting me know the prize you have selected
shown in #23.
Please also take your Winners badge
from the side bar.

Thank you all for your continued support.
Hope to see you in #24.