Wednesday, March 23, 2016

#51 Butterflies + M is for Margins and/or Mint

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #50  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
Dr Sonia
(Winner #46)


About myself...I am an ENT Surgeon and hobby crafter from India  and started blogging in 2010 to share cards and crafts made with my daughter. Blogging has been a very rewarding experience for me as I have made so many friends from around the world and this month I am thrilled to say I have a huge celebration on my blog Cards Crafts and Kids Projects as it recently crossed 5 million page views! Would love to invite the Butterfly Challenge readers over to join in the celebration giveaways and win prizes!


Sonia has chosen 

#51  Butterflies + M is for Margins
with the additional option of  M is for the colour Mint.


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

Noun: Margins =the edge or border of something.
Verb: Provide with an edge or border.

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



Sonia says
 I had a lot of fun using colors I normally wouldn't use! Mint certainly was fun! Created a simple card with 2 margins on my card and using mint colored cardstock, mint colored pattern paper, mint colored flower shaped buttons and butterflies heat embossed in gold and colored mint!



I think you'll agree that Sonia has done a fab job
Please visit  Sonia on her blog to see it in  detail.

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #51

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.

I have made two cards with very
different styling.


One above quite CAS
and this one  which I have called
Garden Chic.

 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 bag.

(B) Pink Bag.


or 
$10 gift certificate from




The additional prize available if
using both  Margins and the colour Mint
+ your butterfly
is 


Marianne Design Cratables
CR1354

Stack of Butterflies
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 #50

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Buttons and/or Bronze Challenge.
I guess you decided to keep your buttons
firmly stitched in place for this one though there were
35 entries and some of you played along more than once.
3 new players joined in the search for buttons too.
Thank you all so much for playing along.
It was running neck and neck for those playing
who used both elements on their creations.
Then a last minute entrant tipped the scales against!

As usual there were many lovely entries
but after a stiff drink I managed to whittle down to  

 My Top 3

In numerical order they are

(5    Terrie
(With a beautiful filigree butterfly and riffled
 her Mum's stash  of buttons!)

(13)     Cara
(A gorgeous mdf  heart shape with  a recycled butterfly).

(24)   Jannis
(A spectacular Art journal page
that bears no resemblance to how it started out!).


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

Now onto the winner picked by 
Random Org. 


(10)  Avril B.

(With a gorgeous Butterfly Tag).

Congratulations Avril

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 49
 Please also take your  Winners Badge from the side bar.

The winner of the 
Leane Creative stamp 55.1604
Doodle Butterfly 2


for using both 
Buttons and Bronze 
is



(30)   Kate P.


Congratulations Kate

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

Hope to see you all back in # 51

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

#50 Butterflies + B is for Buttons and/or Bronze

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #49  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
Alice
(Winner #45)

I'm very honoured to be Guest Design for the Butterfly Challenge#50!
I'm a 54 years old italian teacher (of primary school).
I live with my six(!) kitties in a little country hill near the sea.
I started my blog in May 2014. I have always played with papers, glue and colours, but I have known cardmaking/crafting world only recently, when I bought my first Big Shot and some dies... Such a fabulous invention is it!
I like learning and try new things and always look at the amazing works of the so many talented crafter in Blogland.
I like to recycle, not only for an ecological and economical factor, but also because everything can be re-invented. When I was a kid, my Grandmother taught me to throw away the less possible, because everything can be looked with different eyes and used in different ways. She made me small boats with hulls of walnut-tree, and dolls with a knotting handkerchief... She preserved the papers of my Easter eggs, and then I made collage and decorated boxes with them. I enjoyed those papers!
So, now I hate wasting...I'm a compulsive hoarder :D
I love so much all the colours, the "girly style", animals, flowers and nature and all the sweet things make me happy!
My English isn't very good, so I hope to haven't made too much mistakes in this my presentation... Lol
Hope you like my little works and I can't wait to see yours!

Alice has chosen 

#50  Butterflies + B is for Buttons
with the additional option of  B is for the colour Bronze.


So I would like to see buttons  real or faux 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. 


Alice has not only made two lovely cards
but also  a pair of pillow gift boxes.
to help get your ideas flowing. 


Real buttons have been used on the butterflies
whilst the die cut backing is in the colour
bronze along with those gorgeous
folded buterflies.


Alice has used a  button patterned
background to set off her beautiful 
die cut butterflies.


Butterflies , faux buttons and the bronze colour
have all been used on these delightful
pillow boxes.


Alice told me that she was completely out of her 
comfort zone  as she hardly ever uses buttons
and didn't have  any bronze items in her stash.

I think you will all agree with me that Alice has
turned up trumps  and made  some 
really outstanding items.

Please visit Alice 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.

I decided to go Shabby Chic
on my card.
I used  Bronze backing card,
along with  copper liquid pearls  around the edges
and a large button from  my stash.



 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) Multi colour selection 

or

(b)  Blue selection 



or 
$10 gift certificate from




The additional prize available if
using both  Buttons and the colour Bronze
+your butterfly
is 


Leane Creative stamp 55.1604
Doodle Butterfly 2

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 #49

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my Glitter and/or Grape Challenge.
61 entries. You certainly kept me busy.
Thankyou all so much for playing along.
11 new players joined in so Welcome to you.
I've done my maths and just over half
 used both elements on your creations
so you seem to be liking going that extra mile!

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

In numerical order they are

(Stunning  Layered card and a video
showing how made too).

(With a pretty bookmark and again
lots of layers).

(Fabulous vintage style with 
a lovely vellum layer).


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. 


(26 )      Kanda.
(Kanda has been playing along almost 
 from the start but this is her 1st win.)


Congratulations Kanda

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  659117


for using both 
Glitter and Grape
is


New Player
(28)  Karen Ladd.



Congratulations Karen

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 # 50