Wednesday, May 04, 2016

#54 Butterflies + R is for Recycle and/or Ruby Red.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #53  are in the post below.

Thankyou all so much for playing along. 

We have started a brand new set of letters and themes.
I've introduced  a new mix into the challenge too!!

 Each challenge will be a different letter of the Alphabet.
It will always be Butterflies  with the addition
of an item/theme beginning with a chosen letter.
Along with this letter will be a corresponding  colour.

You may choose to use just the letter /theme + butterfly
or use the colour + butterfly.
If you make your project 
using both the letter and the colour + butterfly
you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win 
an additional prize.
So that's 2 chances to win  on each challenge.  

 My Guest Designers
will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme.

They will also be commenting on your entries.  

I'm  delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer

Please Welcome
Barb Williams
(Winner #48)



“Hi my name is Barb Williams.  I am absolutely delighted to have been invited by Mrs A to be Guest Presenter for her Butterfly challenge this month.  I chose ‘R’ for the May challenge and have made a card and a plaque to share with you.
I live in a small village in Northamptonshire  with my husband.  We are both very keen on our hobbies and I am lucky to be able to spend some time most days doing some crafting.
When I was a little girl my Nan taught me to embroider and my Mum taught me to knit and I have crafted for most of my life.  I have tried a number of hobbies including making metal pictures, cross stitch and I was a china painter for about ten years.   One day a friend asked me if I would go with her to a new card making club in the village hall.  She only went a few times but \i remember well that on the second visit we were shown iris folding and I was hooked.  That was about ten years ago.
As most of my cards go to charity I like to use different styles and techniques.  I make between 60 and 80 cards each month so am able to make cards for many occasions.
I really look forward to seeing what you make for the challenge this time”  


Barb has chosen 

#54  Butterflies + R is for Recycle
with the additional option of  R is for the colour Ruby Red.

So I would like to see something recycled on your project
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

Verb:  Recycle = reuse, reprocess, convert into something, reclaim, recover


You are in for a treat today.
Just look at what Barb has made.
You are not going to believe what this Plaque 
has been made from!!!

Barb says
 " The flowers on the plaque were die cut from offcuts of the underlay of the carpet we had laid last year.  I also used pieces of cardboard box and a piece of string."




That really is thinking outside of the nbox.


Barb says

"The butterfly on the card was die cut from a piece of the same cardboard box.  The box was actually red and the butterfly was cut from a piece that had some pattern on it.  I  just coloured the body with black sharpie pen and covered it all with glossy accents."

These are both brilliant!!

Please be sure to visit Barb on her blog 
and read all about them.

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #54

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.


There is no inspiration from me this time round
as I have ventured into my craft room
for the first time in a fortnight to 
write and schedule  both of these posts.
I'm feeling better but very drained from this Flu Virus.
The Doc has it now so we are propping one another up.


The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either

(A) Blue  bag.


(B) Yellow/gold bag


or 
$10 gift certificate from


The additional prize available if
using both  Recycle and the colour Ruby Red
+ your butterfly
is 
Leanne Creatief BV
Doodle Butterfly stamp 55.0638


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.

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Barb on her Guest Designer spot and what stunning projects she's made for inspiration!

    Hope you and The Doc are fully recovered soon. It seems to be a really nasty flu bug going round this year. xx

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  2. Well done Barb, great topics this week for the challenge !! Got to get my thinking cap on.

    crafty hugs Pen x

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  3. So very sorry to hear you and doc have been poorly Mrs A. Take care as that flu virus is very nasty esp. the cough afterwards I've heard.
    Wowsers! Really Barb has excelled the R for Red and Recycle!!! Wonderful superb creations. Hope to flutter by for the challenge before it ends!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  4. Gorgeous inspiration from Barb. I'll have a play this weekend and try and get some entries in next week. Hope you and Doc feel better soon, Mrs A xxx

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  5. Wish you a quick recovering because health is the most important thing in our life!
    Barb has chosen Red and Recycle, and is showing great items. Well I'll have to think hard about that!
    Lia xx

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  6. So happy to see Barb here, she is a so talented recycling woman! :D
    Her two inspirations are just amazing and stunning! I'm in love with the fabulous butterfly of the card!
    Mrs. A, I'm instead so sorry for your healt, I wish you to feel well soon!!

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  7. Oh my thank you so much Mrs A!! superb inspiration this week...must try and enter this one too xxxxxxxx huggles Sue J xxx

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  8. Wow such wonderful and amazing inspiration. Love this. Hugs Veerle

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  9. Hi Mrs A ..so sorry to hear both of you have been poorly l'm sending lots of hugs for a speedy recovery gorgeous post as always take care x

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  10. Just fluttering by but only managed the colour this time around. get well soon xx

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  11. Hi Mrs A,
    what superb inspiration from Barb they are so clever and wonderfully crafted.
    When I visit her I call her the Queen of Recycle so no wonder there is recycle in this fab challenge.
    I do hope you are feeling much better now.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  12. Phew, made it in good time! .. a really great challenge Mrs A. thank you!
    I will gratefully decline the candy though Mrs A, as lovely and tempting as it is ..

    I trust you're over the flu and doc too,
    hugs and God bless,
    Shaz.x

    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  13. Oooohhhh I've just found this challenge blog and become a follower. I love butterflies. So look forward to entering your challenges. I'm off now to have a think lol!!! Love the challenge this time. Hugs Wynn xx

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  14. Thank you for your challenges!
    Very beautiful!

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  15. Fabulous challenge Mrs A - so happy I managed to do both elements for a change lol! Barb's art and card are gorgeous too - very talented lady she is Karen x

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  16. What a lovely blog!
    With love, Caroline

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  17. A bit on the last minute, but made it! :) Thank you for the inspiration!

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  18. great inspiration from guest designer, unbelievable!
    I hope you are feeling better!
    Hugs, Tina

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Thank you so much for fluttering by today.