Wednesday, October 11, 2017

#87 Butterflies + V is for Vertical and/or the colour Damson

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #86 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you. Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
Well we are more than half way through this year's themes already!  I have thrown the letters up in the air this time round and the mix will be that the themes and colours will not be the same letter for each challenge. I have also sorted out some new prizes too.

I'm delighted to welcome  my next Guest Designer.

(Winner of #83)


I’ve always had an interest in many different crafts including knitting, crochet, embroidery, dressmaking in the early days and moving into all aspects of card making and paper craft over the years but still carrying on with the original interests so plenty to keep me occupied.  I guess the phrase ‘Jack of all trades and master of none’ springs to mind but I love to be in a position to chop and change, doing different things as the mood takes me and find that whatever I decide to pick up is on the whole relaxing and therapeutic.  Time certainly flies when my hands, and brain, are kept busy.  I enjoy taking part in challenges because they make me think and I often design things in my head to fit the themes while I’m out and about walking or riding on the bus to go shopping.  Mind you they don’t always work when I try them at home but are OK most of the time.

Val   has chosen 

the letter V for Vertical which has been teamed with D for the colour Damson.

So I would like to see a vertical image or an added vertical element on your project.

The colour Damson  sometimes called Damson plum is the dark-blue or purple fruit of a plum so I will accept the variations  in colour. 

You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the theme  letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize.

Here  is Val's card for you.

I'm in love with these cascading butterflies. Just look at the textures.
Please pop over to Val's blog for more information on how they have been made.

Thankyou  Val  for being my Guest Designer for #87.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.

 I have gone with using a trellis diecut as my vertical element on this card.. 


On this card I have used a stamp with a vertical design as my element. 

Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
Sizzix Embossing Folder Texture Fades  'Damask'  + Xcut butterfly die
with extra goodies to complete a card or two.


To go with the above you may choose 
either
Selection  (A)



or
Selection (B) 


Each selection contains the following:
Sheet of patterned cardstock 
Ribbon
Hunkydory image
Wooden plaque
Charm
 Die cut cardstock sentiment.
Felt butterflies

The additional prize available if
using both Any shape and the colour  Quartz  along  with your Butterfly
is
Marij Rahder
Butterfly
Clear stamp


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.

Winners #86

There were 19 entries for the  'Any shape  ' challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along. I loved seeing your interpretation of  the colour quartz and all the shapes that you came up with . 

Picking my Top 3 was no easy task but after deliberating I have chosen the following 

In Numerical order 


I liked the shimmer background as the quartz element and the oh so  delicate die cut. 

(13) Karen

Karen never fails to amaze me with her detailed mixed media  projects.

(16) Ingunn

A beautifully decorated bag and this is just the back of it!

Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the 
Top 3 Badge from the side bar.

So onto the Winner picked  by Random Org for this challenge.


Congratulations  Jane .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 86
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

The Winner of the

Nellie's
'Multi frame's'
MFD 040

For using any shaped card  and the colour Quartz + your butterfly

Is 



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

Hope to see you all back in # 87.




Wednesday, September 27, 2017

#86 Butterflies + A is for Any Shape and/or the colour of Quartz


Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #85 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you. Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
Well we are more than half way through this year's themes already!  I have thrown the letters up in the air this time round and the mix will be that the themes and colours will not be the same letter for each challenge. I have also sorted out some new prizes too.

I'm delighted to welcome back  my next Guest Designer.

 (Winner of #82)


My name is Lia van Bruggen – Vreman and I am a crafter as long as I can remember and I love several kind of crafts like cardmaking, cross stitching and stitching embroideries on cards, drawing/painting, etc.
Several years ago I designed my own workshops in painting on fabric, glass, wood etc. and teached groups of crafters. That was big fun for more than 12 years.
Also since 20 years I am a textwriter for the editorial staff of several Dutch Craftmagazines (look at the sidebar of my blog) and sometimes I make cards and other crafts (also for kids) to be published.
It’s very nice work and often I see the new products before you can buy them in shops!
I love blogging and discovering ideas from other crafters, because everybody has her/his own style.
And I think you always can learn from each other!

Lia  has chosen 

the letter A for Any shape which has been teamed with Q for the colour Quartz.

So I would like to see any shaped card that is not just a square and as you can see below Quartz is basically any colour too.

Quartz colour definition:
 Quartz can be colourless, white, purple, pink, brown, black, also gray, green, orange, yellow , blue and red. Sometimes multi coloured or banded.

You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the theme  letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize.

Here are Lia's cards for you.
Lia made two and has kindly allowed me to use them both.




Aren't they both a delight to look at. Please pop over to Lia's blog for more information on how they have been made. 

Thankyou  Lia  for being my Guest Designer for #86.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Using the Quartz colour  of Blue and colourless sparkle on the butterflies wings.

Using the quartz colour of Purple and colourless parchment paper on the butterfly.

Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
Sizzix Embossing Folder 'Texture Fades'' + Xcut butterfly die
with extra goodies to complete a card or two.


To go with the above you may choose 
either
Selection  (A)


or
Selection (B) 



Each selection contains the following:
Sheet of patterned cardstock 
Ribbon
Doily
Wooden flower
Linen tag
 Ornate framework  paper cardstock
Felt butterfly..

The additional prize available if
using both Any shape and the colour  Quartz  along  with your Butterfly
is
Nellie's
'Multi frame's'
MFD 040


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.

                                     

Winners #85


There were 28 entries for the extended  'Silhouette '  challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along. My gosh the entries were all worthy of being a winner.

Picking my Top 3 was again no easy task but after deliberating I have chosen the following 

In Numerical order 


A delightful garden silhouette  with butterflies nestling in with the flowers.
I loved the picot edging .



I just had to include this beautiful shaker card using the silhouette image as the backing




I love the subtle addition of the blue colouring added just here and there to the silhouette.


Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the Top 3

Badge from the side bar.

So onto the Winner picked  by Random Org for this challenge.



Congratulations  Janis .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 85
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

The Winner of the

Papermania
'Botanicals'
Clear stamp .

For using a Silhouette  and the colour Indigo + your butterfly

Is 



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

Hope to see you all back in # 86.



Wednesday, September 06, 2017

#85 Butterflies + S is for Silhouette and/or the colour Indigo

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #84 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you. Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
Well we are more than half way through this year's themes already!  I have thrown the letters up in the air this time round and the mix will be that the themes and colours will not be the same letter for each challenge. I have also sorted out some new prizes too.

I'm delighted to welcome  my next Guest Designer.

 (Winner of #81)

Thank you for the guest designing oppurtunity and congrats on completing 3 years of challenges . 
I Am S. Radhika from Hyderabad , INDIA. My passion for arts n crafts made me to start my blog RadhikaHobbycrafts 4 years back after completing my Masters in Microbiology ..am into card making ,mixed media canvas ,altered projects , DIY projects ,jewllery making, stamps Designing .
Here is my inspiration for the current challenge theme ..Happy crafting :) 

Radhika  has chosen 

the letter S for Silhouette which has been teamed with I for the colour Indigo.

So I would like to see a silhouette  of some description  which can be the butterflies or another image altogether.
n.b The deep blue of dark demin blue jeans is Indigo.

You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the theme  letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize.

Here is Radhika's card for you.

Radhika has chosen to use her butterflies as the silhouette. Please go to her blog to see how she has made this lovely card. I'm curious to see that gorgeous blue rose.
 Thankyou  Radhika for being my Guest Designer for #85.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.


 I have used digital silhouettes for both of  my cards.


Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Leonie Pujol Embossing Folder 'Entwined Frame' + double butterfly stamp
with extra goodies to complete a card or two.


To go with the above you may choose 
either
Selection  (A)


or
Selection (B) 


Each selection contains the following:
Sheet of patterned cardstock 
Lace
Self adhesive border 
Wooden butterfly
Charm
 Doily die cutout
Happy Birthday sentiment cutout.

The additional prize available if
using both Silhouette  and the colour Indigo  along  with your Butterfly
is
Papermania
'Botanicals'
Clear stamp .


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.

Please be aware that due to Dad's funeral taking place next week 
that this challenge will remain open for a further 7days and now close 
on 26th September.


Winners #84

There were 54 entries for the month long 'You Choose'  challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along. As it encompassed two challenge periods I  have picked 6 entries for my Top 3. 

I thought that would make it easier for me but I still had to deliberate long and hard before finally choosing the following  which are 

In Numerical order 




With this amazing geometric spotlight butterfly.
Such a great idea.

(23) Terrie 


I love the combination of design paper and the embossing folder
continuing the swirls pattern. 



So many beautiful layers and I love the pearl butterfly.



With this absolutely gorgeous mixed media canvas.



With this explosion box. I'm speechless. You need to see it to believe it. 


(42) Elizabeth


I kept coming back to this card. There is just something so pleasing 
about the crisp lines of gingham. 

Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the Top 3

Badge from the side bar.

So onto the 2 winners picked  by Random Org for this challenge.

(7) Lindsey
&

(18) Liz Cavill


Congratulations  Lindsey and Liz.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
selection  you would like to receive to go with the prize shown in # 84
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 85.



Wednesday, August 09, 2017

#84 Butterflies + Y is for You Choose and/or Wedgewood Blue.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #83 are in the post below. Please make sure you check back as it could be you. Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been a few! Thankyou all so much for continuing to play along.
Well we are half way through this years themes already!  I have thrown the letters up in the air this time round and the mix will be that the themes and colours will not be the same letter for each challenge. I have also sorted out some new prizes too.

Slightly different format this time.
As it is now the Summer School Holidays
This challenge will run for 4 Weeks and will therefore close
on 5th September.

I have  chosen

the letter Y  for ' You Choose' which has been teamed with W for the colour of Wedgewood blue.

So you are free to choose your own theme/embellishments/design as long as their is a Butterfly somewhere in your creation.

You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
There will be Two Winners drawn for this challenge.


Here is my Inspiration card for you.



Check my  blog Here to see more details!

There are two sets of each prize selection A & B
The Winners may choose 
either 

Selection (A)

Or
Selection  (B)


to go with the 

Darice  embossing folder ' Floral Whimsical'  + LC Butterfly stamp below.



 Selection A & B each  contain the following:
Sheet of plain cardstock 
Wooden Plaque
Glitter butterfly
Plain  bow  ribbon
Hunkydory coloured image
Butterfly ribbon 
Wooden filigree butterfly

Enough to complete a card or two.

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.
Happy crafting and see you soon.