Wednesday, February 24, 2016

#49 Butterflies + G is for Glitter and/or Grape

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #48  are in the post below.
65 entries. I was overwhelmed.

Thankyou all so much for playing 
in my 2nd Anniversary challenge .
You make it all worthwhile. 


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
Margaret
(winner #44)

"Margaret (Granmargaret) 18/1/2016
I am 70 and live in Sydney, Australia with my husband Tony.  I have two daughters and four granddaughters.  I was made redundant at work at the end of January 2013 so after working for 53 years I am now retired.  
I started stamping and making cards in 1995 and started scrapbooking about 1999 and making ATCs in 2005.  I am still a cute stamper.  My favourite colours are purples and pinks. I started my blog in April 2012 with the help of cyber friends and started joining challenges to give me ideas for my cards and then was excited to be invited to join some design teams.  I have lots of rubber and clear stamps but use mostly digital stamps now as they are easier on my sore hands.
I am group Mum on some yahoo stamping groups
I suffer from fibromyalgia and arthritis and have eye problems so spend my days making cards, a little scrapbooking and talking to my cyber friends on the internet.  This helps take my mind off the pain. 
I have made many more cyber friends since starting my blog.
My eldest daughter Lynda and I are cancer survivors and we thank God for every day and for all our friends who pray for us.
I was excited to be asked to be guest designer for Butterfly challenge as I love butterflies and this is one of my favourite challenges.
I hope you will join in the challenge."

Margaret has chosen 

#49  Butterflies + G is for Glitter
with the additional option of  G is for the colour Grape

So I would like to see glittter of some sort on your project 
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

If you would like to use the additional option
then here is a paint chip to give you an idea of the colour. 


Margaret has made two lovely cards
to help get your ideas flowing. 






Margaret says
For card 1- I used two papers from JC Sweet Pea "Grape Escape" paper set and a precoloured image from Gecko Galz "Flower Fairies Collage Sheet 1".  Butterflies from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Sentiment from Ginger's House blog.  Added rhinestones.  Added glitter around image.

Card 2 - I printed Ching Chou-Kuik digi stamp "So Long Yesterday" onto white card and coloured with chalks, markers and glitter pens.  Layered onto jac paper, covered background with glitter and layered all onto purple card.  Added punched butterfly.


Absolutely perfect  Margaret..

Please visit Margaret on her blog to see them in detail.

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #49.

Please take your New Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.




 You can see more details over on my blog.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


Hessian goody bag
containing either



(A) Gold/Yellow/ Orange selection 

or

(b)  Pink selection 

or 
$10 gift certificate from



The additional prize available if
using both  Glitter and the colour Grape
+your butterfly
is 

Sizzix Thinlits Die  659117


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 #48

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my Stamping and/or Sapphire Challenge.
My goodness such a lot of entries.
Thankyou all so much for playing along.
4 new players joined in so Welcome
I've done my maths and just under two thirds 
of you  used both elements on your creations
so thankyou for taking on board the new theme.

As usual there were so many lovely entries
that it was hard to bring my Top 10 down to just 3!
After much deliberation and cups of coffee
here is My Top 3

In numerical order they are

(6) Viv
(with this beautiful stamped fountain image
which by the way is sold out. Ask me how I know that!)

(12) Elly
(A gorgeous card part embroidered 
part stamped so unuusal).

(Her wild flower  meadow scene is
a delight  to look at.)

Congratulations Ladies please  take a bow and  help yourselves to the
 New Top3 badge from the side bar. 


Now onto the winner picked by 
Random Org. 



(There is just so much on this card
to look at. I love the shape.)

Congratulations Barbara

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 48
 Please also take your New Winners Badge from the side bar.

The winner of the 
Sizzix Thinlits Die  660097
for using both 
Stamping and Sapphire
is

(50) Helen.

Congratulations Helen.

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar .
 Please also take your New Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 49

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

#48 Butterflies + S is for Stamping and/or Sapphire

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #47  are in the post below.
My Butterfly Challenge is 2yrs old today!!
Where did all that time go to.
Thankyou all so much for continuing 
to play along with me.

We have used up all the letters of the 
Alphabet so it's time to dust of the cobwebs
and start a brand new set of letters and themes.
I'm introducing a new mix into the challenge too!!

 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.
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.  

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.  

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

Please Welcome
Alison C.
(winner #44)


'It  is nearly four years since I bought my first set of stamps. As I have said before, they should have come with a warning that they are highly addictive! I bought one set of Inkylicious stamps, two ink pads and an acrylic block. You can imagine how my collection has grown since then.  It was a while before I was brave enough to create a blog and enter any challenges but I have had so much fun and learnt so much from reading other peoples posts.
When I'm not stamping I'm happiest in my wellies sowing and growing. I find plants as addictive as stamps.
I'm excited to be asked as guest designer here at the Butterfly Challenge and also somewhat nervous. I'm so looking forward to seeing all the creations and embarking on another fluttery year. '

Alison has chosen 

#48  Butterflies + S is for Stamping
with the additional option of  S is for the colour Sapphire.

So I would like to see stamping of some sort on your project 
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

If you would like to use the additional option
then here is a paint chip to give you an idea of the colour. 


Alison has made two Gorgeous cards
to help get your ideas flowing. 

Alison says
Embossed card:
'I stamped the  flowers one at a time in Versamark then embossed in bronze. I wanted it to be covered in flowers so when each one was heat set I masked it and stamped the next one. Some patience was required but it didn't take too long. Then I coloured in shades of blue with green for the background. I embossed the frame as well by pressing it into the Versamark pad. '

'The way I have made these cards is by stamping the flowers and then painting in the colour using a brush, ink and water. I use a Big and Juicy ink pad squished onto an acrylic block for this as the colours blend so well. I mix with water to get darker and lighter shades.
I cut out the circle with a die and then made narrow frame using two dies together to finish off each circle.'


Absolutely gorgeous makes Alison.

Please visit Alison on her blog to see them in detail.

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #48.

Please take your New Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.
I'm back on an acetate trip again!



 You can see more details over on my blog.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


Hessian goody bag
containing either

A) Green selection 

or

(b)  Purple  selection 


or 
$10 gift certificate from





The additional prize available if
using both Stamping and the colour Sapphire
+your butterfly
is 

Sizzix Thinlits Die  660097



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 #47

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my Double Letter  Challenge.
Well goodness me that got you all sat up straight
didn't it!
So pleased to see that 35 players stood their
ground and came and played along.
You chose your camps and most decided to go with
 'O'
Over the edge whilst a fifth of you 
(once an accountant always an accountant!)
decided to try your hand at 
'U'
for Undulating.

This being the case  I decided to pick a Top 3
for each letter.

So lets hear it for the 'O's 


In numerical order they are

(11) Terrie
(With her butterflies over the edge on
a very  pretty floral easel card.)

(21) Sari
(It's amazing what can be done with an
old lace curtain!)

(Check out this amazing  origami
over the edge butterfly.)



And now for the 'U's 

In numerical order they are

(A beautiful graduation 
book box with moving roses inside.)

(With her butterflies undulating down  the card).

(23) Jackie T.
(With a gorgeous pop up box of butterflies 
and flowers).

Congratulations Ladies please all take a bow and  help yourselves to the
 New Top3 badge from the side bar. 



Now onto the winner picked by 
Random Org. 


(34) Kimbo
(Made an undulating Penny Slider Card)
I so need to make one of these now!

Congratulations Kim..

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 47
 Please also take your New Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 48

It's a brand new start to a new set of letters/themes.