Wednesday, April 20, 2016

#53 Butterflies + T is for Texture and/or Teal.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #52  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
Kim
(Winner #47)


Shortly after my 50th birthday I was lucky enough to be able to retire to the country in a pretty little village on the edge of the New Forest. It was such a change having lived in a large town and working in London for 26 years. We’ve been here for 5 years and this will be our last year here as we’re hoping to move to the Czech Republic after the summer. I’ve always done little bits of craft but once I started card making it completely took over and I’m lucky enough to have my own craft room plus the spare bedroom for the overspill! I love mixed media projects too and of course the shopping that goes with all crafting hobbies

Kim has chosen 

#53  Butterflies + T is for Texture
with the additional option of  T is for the colour Teal.

So I would like to see Texture  in some form  on your project 
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

Verb:  Texture = give  (a surface) a rough or raised texture.

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


You are in for a treat today
as Kim has made not 1 but 3 projects 
to help give your inspiration.

The first one is a card using some beautiful wrapping paper with teal butterflies



The second one is a Powertex notebook


The third is another card using eggshell for the texture and teal paint and gilding wax


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

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #53

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.




Here is my inspiration for you.



Buterfly  Plaque.

 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) Black & White bag.




(B) Pink bag


or 
$10 gift certificate from


The additional prize available if
using both  Texture and the colour Teal
+ your butterfly
is 

Marianne Creatables
LR0158

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 #52

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Fancy Fold and/or Fuchsia Challenge.
Well you did some amazing folds and seemed 
to have fun with the colour theme too.
46 entries  this time  with 4 new players to boot.
Welcome. 
Thank you all so much for playing along.
Just under  half of the entries incorporated
all 3 elements of the challenge.

As usual there were many lovely entries
but I managed to whittle down to  

 My Top 3

In numerical order they are

(21) Barb Williams
(with a gorgeous folded fuchsia butterfly)

(32) Lia
(A little cross stitch owl in a box on a beautifully
folded card)

(35) Kimbo 
(Who literally folded a butterfly into a book!)



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. 



(A beautiful row of folded winged buterflies)


Congratulations 

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 52
 Please also take your  Winners Badge from the side bar.


The winner of the 

Signature collection
Circle 3D Butterfly
Decorative Metal Die.


for using both 
fancy folds  and Fuchsia
is


(30) Susan Renshaw

Congratulations Susan

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 # 53

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

#52 Butterflies + F is for Fancy Folds and/or Fuchsia

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #51  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
Samantha Wade
(Winner #46)





Hi, my name is Samantha Wade.  So delighted to be a guest designer this month as i love the butterfly challenge.
I live in the West Midlands with my husband Peter and two ragdoll cats (the girls) I have always been creative and addicted to paper crafting and mixed media.
Shabby Chic and girly are the things I’m drawn too, a bit of sparkle makes me happy.
I like to attend workshops in new areas of craft, being mixed media or a bit different its a great way to learn new techniques and meet other lovely crafters.
You will find me in my craft room in my spare time, I’ve always got a project on the go and i like to share on my blog.

Samantha has chosen 

#52  Butterflies + F is for Fancy Folds
with the additional option of  F is for the colour Fuchsia.


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

Verb: Folds  = bend( something flexible and relatively flat)
over on itself so that one part of it covers another

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


Samantha has chosen to make this pretty 
Easel card with a beautifully folded butterfly.



Please visit Samantha on her blog to see it in  detail.

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #52

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.



Fancy Folded  Pocket card.

 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) Purple bag.


(B) Red/Orange bag.


or 
$10 gift certificate from




The additional prize available if
using both  Fancy Folds and the colour Fuchsia
+ your butterfly
is 

Signature collection
Circle 3D Butterfly
Decorative Metal Die.


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 #51

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Margins and/or mint Challenge.
Well you did all surprise me as I thought 
Margins might put you off but not one bit of it!
61 entries  this time  with 5 new players too.
Welcome. 
Thank you all so much for playing along.
Just over half of the entries incorporated
all 3 elements of the challenge.

As usual there were many lovely entries
but I managed to whittle down to  

 My Top 3

In numerical order they are

A Beautiful embellished spring tag.

(22) Sharon
A new player who has tried her hand at 
Watercolouring with Distress Inks.


I love the colour combo on this pretty
Birthday card.


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. 



Jenny made her own backing design paper
for her card and even put polka dots on it too!

Congratulations Jenny

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 51
 Please also take your  Winners Badge from the side bar.


The winner of the 

Marianne Design Craftables
CR1354


for using both 
Margins  and Mint
is


(43) Mary H.

Congratulations Mary

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 # 52