Wednesday, June 29, 2016

#57 Butterflies + Y is for Years and/or Yellow.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #56 are in the post below.
Please make sure you check as it could be you.
Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been quite a few!

Thankyou all so much for playing along. 

We are nearly half way through
the 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 
Penny (Sunshinepen)
(Winner #52)
I am Penny better known on Blogland as Sunshinepen.  I  live in a beautiful log cabin in North Devon with my partner Dennis. I am a mum and grandma with 5 grandchildren, where does the time go?
I really enjoy entering challenges, especially where butterflies are involved and Mrs A's Challenge is just perfect. And I was over the moon to find out that I had won challenge 52.
I have always been a crafty sort of person, dabbling in watercolor paints for many years and have been a photography since the year dot. I even have a go at knitting and sewing!! 
I have made this card especially for my eldest Daughter Kathy who is 39 on 28th June so the challenge of Yellow, Years and Butterflies was just perfect for her. I hope you are inspired by my work and would love you to pop over to visit my blog http://groovyquail.blogspot.co.uk 
Have fun and good luck with challenge and I look forward to visiting you to see what you make. 
Crafty hugs x


Penny has chosen 

#57  Butterflies + Y is for Years
with the additional option of  Y is for the colour Yellow.

So I would like to see  Dates of some description
i.e numbers depicting years
or calendar pages or a specific birthday/ anniversary
(18yrs,21yrs, 25th 50th maybe)

on your  project
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

Here is Penny's card 


Made for her Daughters Birthday. 

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

Thank you for being my Guest Designer
for #57

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.
I was actually on a roll this afternoon and made
5 cards up.  I was so mesmerised listening to the BBC on i player of the 
shenanigans going on in Politics at the moment.
Gives a new meaning to Whistle while you work!!
(I even made one for a Birthday not due till  Jul 2017).
Here are the first 2.



You can see more details over on my Blog

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
I 'm afraid I have rather dipped out this time as I only have
 pink bags made up but in mitigation the contents do differ!!

So

Hessian goody bag
containing either

Pink bag 1.

Pink bag 2.


or 
$10 gift certificate from


The additional prize available if
using both  Years  and the colour Yellow
+ your butterfly
is 



Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Please note
 that if you are only playing for the challenge and not the prizes
then please say in the comments below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.
ValeryAnne.

Winners #56

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Oval and/or Olive  Challenge.

 3 new players came along. 
Welcome. 
Thank you all so much for joining in..

All of your entries were brilliant 
examples of the colour Olive. 
Amanda even mixed green with black
to get the shade she wanted. 
Now that's dedication for you!!!

 My Top 3
I couldn't get below 5 this time so
In numerical order  are

(brought this amazing mixed media piece
the colours are just beautiful together).

(with this pretty green butterfly card
using Marianne products).

(5) ADA
(a lovely shabby chic/vintage composition).

(8) Claudia
(with a striking off the card design).

(I kept coming back to this one
time and time again. It's those spots!!)

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. 
I'm  pleased to say the winner is a new  player .

(a really unusual easel card shape).

Congratulations.
Doris please get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 56
 Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.

The winner of the 
Marianne Creatables
Die cut LR0158
Is also another new player


for using both 
Oval  and Olive
+ Butterfly

(2) Maria.

Congratulations Maria

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 # 57

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#56 Butterflies + O is for Oval and/or Olive.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #55 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 quite 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 Back 
Jenny L.
(Winner #51)


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 

#56  Butterflies + O is for Oval
with the additional option of  O is for the colour Olive.

So I would like to see  an oval shape  of  some description 
on your  project
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

This challenge is back to the normal 2 weeks.

Jenny bless her wasn't happy with her first card
that she sent me in so made me another one too.
 The internet problems  
we have had meant I only  had time to make one card.
(I also needed to make a get well card for a family friend)
so thankyou Jenny you saved my bacon.

Here is Jenny's 1st card 

A gorgeous Rocker card.
I can see that Jenny has used some of her winnings on here.


Jenny's second card uses some more of the same.
I love them both.


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

Thank you for being my Guest Designer
for #56

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.
A bit Semi 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) Multi bag.


(B) Purple bag


or 
$10 gift certificate from


The additional prize available if
using both  Oval and the colour Olive
+ your butterfly
is 

Marianne Creatables
Die cut LR0158



Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Please note
 that if you are only playing for the challenge and not the prizes
can you say so in the comments below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.
ValeryAnne.

Winners #55

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Aperture and/or Apricot  Challenge.

 2 new players joined in so 
Welcome. 
Thank you all so much for playing along.

All of your entries were excellent
examples of the colour Apricot and I loved
seeing all of the different apertures you produced.


 My Top 3
In numerical order  are

(9) Sunshine Pen
(made a swinging butterfly easel card  )

(14) Steffi H.
(with a stiched die cut aperture CAS style)

(55) Lynn
(gorgeous parchment butterflies and a pretty
die cut aperture called Apple Blossom!  )



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. 

(42) Scrapamondo  (Alice P.)
Alice is a second time winner
having won before on #45.
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 # 55
 Please also take your  Winners Badge from the side bar.



The winner of the 
Thinlits 660809
Die cut 

is

for using both 
Aperture   and Apricot
+ Butterfly

(27) Terrie.



Congratulations Terrie

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 # 56