Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#47 Butterflies + O is for Over the edge or U is for Undulating.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #46  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. 

Well we are down to the very last 2 letters
for this current round of the Alphabet.
Namely O & U.

I didn't want my Guest Designer to be left with
 no choice of which letter to use last
so this challenge is a Double Billing.

I let Jenny select which letter to go with 
and I took the remaining one.

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

Please Welcome
Jenny L.
(winner #42)




Hi my name is Jenny Lawrence I live in Kent.
I am so pleased to be a Guest Designer for this current Butterfly Challenge.
I have been making cards for 16 years, and started my own blog in the later part of 2012 to share with other like minded people what I create.
I have always made things from and early age as craft was very much a part of my life, with lots of guidance from my mother and grandmother.
It was not easy for me learning how to knit and sew as I am left handed, and found that everyone that tried to teach me was right handed, but I soon found my own way of doing it with my left hand.
I would like to thank Mrs A for all her hard work involved in this wonderful challenge.

Jenny has chosen 

#47 Butterflies + O is for Over the edge.

  (so edge cut on project to overhang or the overhang method when cutting a die when the image goes over the edge as on a circle die).

Jenny has made this amazing tissue box cover.
Just look at those over the edge creative Butterflies.

Please visit Jenny on her blog to see how this was made.

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #47.

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

This left me to take the letter U


#47 Butterflies + U is for  Undulating .

Undulate = to wave, or to move like waves
to cause to vibrate.

(so image or embellishment on  either wires or acetate strip so that it moves on the card.)

Here is my inspiration for you
using acetate strips.

This is actually the inside of the card.
The butterflies are all on seperate
acetate strips attached behind the 
die cut flower border and sandwiched
between the front and back fold of the 
base.



This is the card turned inside out
as it were to give a clearer picture.
You can see more details over on my blog.


So for this challenge you can choose to make a project using either 

#47 Butterflies + O is for Over the edge.

or

#47 Butterflies + U is for  Undulating .

The choice is yours.
Hope Jenny and I have given you some ideas.


The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


Hessian goody bag
containing either

A)  Blue selection 

or

(b)  Pink  selection 


or 
$10 gift certificate from


Winners #46

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my Inking  Challenge.
Well you certainly liked getting Inky!
There were an amazing 74 entries and all so diverse.

12 new players decided to flutter by too
along with some new followers .
Welcome to you all.
I loved seeing all your ways of using 
Inking  along with your butterflies.
Who knew playing with ink
could be such fun.

Because of the sheer number of  entries
I couldn't possibly restrict myself to choosing 
just 3. It was very hard going to get it down to 6
but after much deliberating here is my
Top 6!!


In numerical order they are

(5)  Joan W.
(Using Embossing paste & Stencils
over a Brusho background).


(7) Lou.
A new player.
(Just check out her amazing book page
with inked  butterflies tumbling  everywhere).


(With a classic looking inked Butterfly shaker card).


(25) Kathy S.
Another new player.
(With a riotous colour of  inky splats 
as her background).


(29) Alison C.
(A painted with ink background
that was then bleached back out 
to give this amazing effect)!


(44) Amanda.
(A brilliantly inked background 
using Bubble Wrap).

All vastly different ways on how to get Inky.

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


Because there were over 70 entries
I instructed Random  Org to pick me
not One but Two Winners this week.

I'm so glad he picked the following two
as I already had them earmarked as
potential  Top 3 entries.







Congratulations Samantha and Sonia .

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know  which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 46
 Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 47
which will be a Double Billing!!.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

#46 Butterflies + I is for Inks

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #45  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. 

Well we are down to the last 3 letters
in this current butterfly theme.
(#47 will be a double billing)
but for  today we have 

#46 Butterflies + I is for Inks.

So I would like to see coloured inking somewhere on your project.
ie. Stamped image inked using coloured inks, or an inked background or distress inks to colour your image.

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

Please Welcome

Lia
(winner of  #41)


My name is Lia van Bruggen – Vreman and I am a crafter as long as I can remember and I love several kind of crafts like cardmaking, cross stitching and stitching embroideries on cards, drawing/painting, etc.
Several years ago I designed my own workshops in painting on fabric, glass, wood etc. and teached groups of crafters. That was big fun for more than 12 years.
Also since 20 years I am a textwriter for the editorial staff of several Dutch Craftmagazines (look at the sidebar of my blog) and sometimes I make cards and other crafts (also for kids) to be published.
It’s very nice work and often I see the new products before you can buy them in shops!
I love blogging and discovering ideas from other crafters, because everybody has her/his own style.
And I think you always can learn from each other!


Here is Lia's inspiration for you.


This is what Lia has to say about her card.
I stamped the background with the ‘I love Lace’ stamp from Stampin’Up! and used VersaMark ink.
Done that, I rubbed Distress Ink ‘Tea Dye ‘all over and used Vintage Photo on the edges.
I distressed the edges with a paper distresser.
The pink dies are from Marianne Design.
I hope, you like my card! I love different styles, and this time I made a vintage one.
Please be sure to visit Lia on her own blog to see and read
more details.

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #46.

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

2 quick pictures of cards from me
for inspiration.


Using a stamp set by Imagination Crafts



Stamped using a range of Cardio Stamps.

You can read more details and see other 
photos on my blog post here.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either

A)  Gold/brown  selection 

or
(b)  Green  selection 



or 
$10 gift certificate from

Raspberry Road.


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 #45

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my Xanthine Challenge.
What an amazing amount of entries 41 in total.
See I told you it was simples!
4 new players decided to flutter by too.
Welcome to you all.
I loved seeing all your ways of using 
yellow along with your butterflies.

Top 3
In numerical order they are

(Ombre effect using paint card shade samples)

 (With stunning photography  effects)

(Beautiful mixed media card.)

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

I have 2 Wow Prizes this time 

These 2 ladies cards just blew away.

(16)  Joan W.

&

(17)  Kate P.

Joan and Kate please get in touch via the
email in my side bar and a $10 gift voucher from

will be fluttering your way.


Now onto the  Winner picked by Random Org

(13)  ScrAPpamondo (AliceP)

Congratulations Alice .

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know  which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 45
 Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 46.