Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#29 Butterflies + L is for Lace.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #28 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. 

Please give a warm welcome to my next Guest Designer.


Liz
(a joint Winner of #24)



Liz has chosen the following letter for you.

#29 Butterfly/ies + L is for Lace.

You may interpret  this theme in any way you like
Lace may be Real or Faux 
(ie paper punched  lace border)
 plus your butterfly's on your project.

I was very honoured to be asked to be a Butterfly Challenge Guest Designer for challenge #29.  I live in the West of England with my hubby, Alan.  We celebrated 40 years of marriage last September – where do the years go?!  I retired from teaching full time in a local Infant School nearly four years ago and now just work occasionally as a supply teacher. I still run an after school scrapbooking/card making club with a friend for six and seven year olds in the school where I used to teach. We started the club about ten years ago and we have as much fun as the children! Although I’ve always enjoyed trying new crafts, card making is what I enjoy most.  Many years ago, I visited a local craft fair where I saw a LacĂ© template being used to make cards.   From then on, I was hooked!  My favourite style is CAS and I particularly like to use embossing folders, stamps, dies and punches……….. although sometimes I make myself go out of my comfort zone and get really inky! I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations for challenge #29.
Here is Liz's card.



I love the pink  and the gorgeous Spring fold design
perfectly suits the large butterfly.
A super card. 
Please pop over to Liz's blog 
to see how this card was made
and where the lace came from! 

Thank you Liz  for being my Guest Designer
for #29.

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

Here is my  Inspiration card.
Full details are on my blog here.



The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


Hessian goody bag
containing either


(A)  Silver selection 



(B) Blue 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.

Ooops!
I was so happy at having the internet up 
that this scheduled without me adding Mr Linky.
Here he is!! 

Winners #28

Thank you  all for fluttering by again.
6 new players joined in the fun.
I'm very happy to see you all.

Well you certainly came up with some wonderful ideas
for your Music Notes .

You all made my choices so hard to make.
Here are my Top 3 selection
In numerical order they are

(15)  Sandy J.
(A stunning CAS card using a music score.)

(16)   Valerija
(A sweet nostalgic baby card. )

(18 ) Stef (Skylark)
( A music notes tree designed  on the 
computer with gorgeous  musical Butterflies.)

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


The Winner of #28
chosen by Random Org
is
Ammaris Art ( 23)

Congratulations Ammaris
Please send me your details to the email address
in the side bar letting me know the prize you have selected 
shown in #28.

Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.

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Two more entries that especially 
caught my eye this time were.

(14) Pamellia
With a stunning Baby card that had me 
ooooo ing and arrrrrr ing .)

(28) Kimbo
Folded the  pages of a book into the 
shape of a music note! Amazing .

also this one was Kath's  Favourite.

(21) Jean)
Jean had fun catching her butterfly
and had a great idea with her sentiment!

 Pamellia , Kim and Jean 
please get in touch with your details and a 
Raspberry Road Designs gift Certificate
will be winging it's way to you. 

Sorry but with the state my internet is in
at the moment it is impossible to show pictures
of all the goregous makes as I am having 
to work  from my Ipad.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Hope to see you back in #29.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

#28 Butterflies + M is for Music notes.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #27 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. 

Please give a warm welcome to my next Guest Designer.


Kath
(a joint Winner of #24)





Kath has chosen the following letter for you.

#28 Butterfly/ies + M is for Music Notes..

You may interpret  this theme in any way you like
(ie. Music paper /stamp or Treble Clef Symbol etc)
 just so long as  I can see Music notes 
plus your butterfly's on your project.



When Mrs A invited me to be one of her Guest Designers on the Butterfly Challenge I was over the moon, so chose the letter ‘M’!  Mrs A says ‘M is for music notes’ and I have used the fabulous Indigoblu ‘Sheet Music’ stamp on my card.

I've always enjoyed crafting and started knitting and sewing clothes for my dolls when I was young.  Since then I've also done crewel and cross stitch embroidery, woodwork, flower arranging, cake decorating and sugarcraft, and tried a few other things along the way!

A few years ago my husband gave me a gift voucher for my birthday so I could attend a local cardmaking class – he always jokes that it’s been the most expensive birthday present he has ever given me!  I started my blog Handmade by Kath to get feedback on projects for my Certificate 
in Papercrafts and now use it for entering blog challenges.  My favourite style is CAS, although I enjoy trying different styles and techniques to get out of my comfort zone.


I’m looking forward to visiting everyone’s blogs to see how you have interpreted ‘M for music notes’.

Here is Kath's card for you.


I love the delicate shading on here
and how Kath has perfectly matched up the layer 
with the music notes over the top of the backing paper.

Please pop over to Kath's blog 
to see how this was achieved. 
I'm very intrigued myself.
I love that butterfly too which I do not have !

Thank you Kath  for being my Guest Designer
for #28.

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.


Here is my  Inspiration card.




It is called an 6 Fold Card
and you can find all the details for it
over on my blog here.



The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


Hessian goody bag
containing either



(A)  Pink selection 



(B) Gold/Brown selection
or

$10 gift certificate from
(they have digi stamps and paper)

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 #27

Thank you  all for fluttering by again.
5 new players joined in the fun.
I'm very happy to see you all.

Well you certainly came up with some outstanding corners.
56 entries. 
I loved your ingenious ways of making them.

You all made my choices so very hard this time.
Here are my Top 3 selection
In numerical order they are

(15)  Die Waldfee
(With an eye catching spiral effect corner  using 
4 coloured die cuts under the top one.)

(36)   Kbrandy4
(A stunning cloth  bag containing a candle
with a beautiful corner made with felt flowers)

(51) Kate P.
( Die cut corners that complimented
the delicate butterflies perfectly.)


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


The Winner of #27
chosen by Random Org
is

(25) Sandra 

Congratulations Sandra
Please send me your details to the email address
in the side bar letting me know the prize you have selected 
shown in #27.

Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.

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3 extra prizes awarded this time for cards
that  both Kitty and I particularly thought
 had that Wow factor.

(13) Carole Z.
(A stunning corner bookmark)

(14)  coldwaters2
 ( created her own background
and beautiful butterfly corners.)

(18 ) Jane Willis
(check out her Oriental  looking corners 
using Stickers.)


Please get in touch with your details and a 
Raspberry Road Designs gift Certificate
will be winging it's way to you all. 

Thank you all for your continued support.

Hope to see you back in #28.