Wednesday, May 18, 2016

#55 Butterflies + A is for Aperture and /or Apricot

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #54 are in the post below.
Please make sure you check  as it could be you.
Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and  there been a few!

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
KandA
(Winner #49)


Hi everyone, I'm Andrea but also known around Blogland as KandA. I was the very lucky winner of Mrs A's Butterfly challenge #49 and as well as receiving some fabulous goodies I was delighted to be given the chance of being a Guest Designer.

I've been crafting in one form or another before I even started school - some skills taught to me by my mother and some self taught. That was many many years ago but I still take delight in creating things..... luckily I have a wonderful hubby who puts up with all my crafty 'junk' lying around the place.

The letter I've picked for this challenge is A and this is the card and matching bookmark I made with the theme and colour 'Aperture' and 'Apricot'. If you'd like to know more then please pop over to my blog http://kandacreativemoments.blogspot.co.uk/
I'm really looking forward to visiting you and can't wait to see what you make.


KandA has chosen 

#55  Butterflies + A is for Aperture
with the additional option of  A is for the colour Apricot.

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


This challenge will run for 4 weeks.

Both Kanda  and I will be back at the half way mark
(1st of June) on our blogs to show you some more inspirational makes.

Here is KandA's 1st card for you 
which also incorporates a  matching tag.

Please pop over to KandA's blog to see the full details





Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #55

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.



My 1st inspiration for you is this shaker card.


2nd card incorporates decoupage into the aperture.


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) Pink  bag.

(B) Blue bag


or 
$10 gift certificate from


The additional prize available if
using both  Aperture and the colour Apricot
+ your butterfly
is 

Sizzix Thinlits 
Die cut 660809


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 #54

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Recycle and/or Ruby Red Challenge.

 4 new players joined in  and 3 new followers too .
Welcome. 
Thank you all so much for playing along.

My gosh what strange and wonderful items
you found to recycle on your cards.
We had Underpant packaging (!!)
Tumble dryer fabric sheets
Duct Tape
Table cloths x 2
Semi shredded packaging 
Vertical Blind samples
and even a Soda can.
Thankyou all for digging deep into
your stash/trash and coming up trumps.

I did enjoy reading all your posts.
 My Top 3
In numerical order  are

(1) Jane Willis 
(used Semi shreded packaging
 along with scrabble tiles )

(22)  Mary H.
(with such dedication to getting the backing sheet just right)

(34) Donna
( used duct tape to create her butterfly)


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. 


(36) Glenda  My Paper Cat.
(Made a tag using a table cloth as her backing)


Congratulations  Glenda

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 54
 Please also take your  Winners Badge from the side bar.



The winner of the 


Leanne Creatief BV
Doodle Butterfly stamp 55.0638


for using both 
Recycle  and Ruby Red
+ Butterfly
is




Congratulations Kath

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 # 55

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.

Winners #53

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Texture and/or Teal Challenge.

71 entries  this time  with 7 new players  too
Welcome. 
Thank you all so much for playing along.

As usual there were  so many lovely entries
which made it really hard to choose from
so I only managed to whittle down to 4 

 My Top 4

In numerical order  are

(15) Vilinke
(with this amazing triangle fold card)

(33) Sue
(Sue has foiled her butterflies in teal
to make this beauty)

(46) Alice P.
( with her pretty textured card made with bits and bobs!)

(I'm so in love with the effect Glennis created
using this embossing folder)

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. 


(44)  Sue J.
(with textured  butterflies in flight )

The name took me a bit by suprise
and then I twigged!!
It's Ollie's Mam
Yay!!!!

Congratulations  Sue

Please  get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 53
 Please also take your  Winners Badge from the side bar.



The winner of the 

Marianne Creatables
LR0158


for using both 
Texture and Teal 
+ Butterfly
is




(6) Julene Matthews

Congratulations Julene

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 # 54