Wednesday, September 21, 2016

#63 Butterflies + W is for Wire and/or White on White.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #62 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!

Thank you all so much for playing along.

We are  already more than 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.

I'm  delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer

Please Welcome  
Zoe
(Winner #57)

Hello I'm Zoe and delighted to have been asked to be the Guest Designer for this challenge.   On reaching 60 earlier this year came retirement, completely loving this and taking full advantage of the time it gives me to do what I love best.   What is that?  Messy arty crafty things of course!

My earliest memories of card making are of a card and glitter set my Mum got me when I was about 8.   Because of dyslexia my thought process are pictorial it came as a big surprise when it was explained to me that most people mentally visualise words and letters.   Try as hard as I might that skill eludes me, but hay the compensation is a rich parade of pictures often in cartoon form! \ little wonder then that expressing myself visually.

Happy to play with most mediums, not so good with needle and thread but that cross stitch project might get finished one day.   Favourite activities are things you get your hands into the messier the better.  Which with this project might be a bit of a surprise, but I love the challenge of white on white which needs texture, light and shade to work.  In the past I've tried white stamping but it does not show up in photos so not suitable for this project.    In recent time jewellery making has re-entered my creative palette, the inclusion of wire allowed me to bring that interest into this with the little wire butterfly.

Our hostess loves to see the fortnight creations and is very welcoming of new joiners.   A great deal of effort goes into running a challenge the reward is the entries and wonderful projects people share.   Please show our lovely Mrs A you care and join in with her fun butterfly challenge.  XOXO

Zoe has chosen 

#63  Butterflies + W is for Wire
with the additional option of  W is for the colour White on White.

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

Here is Zoe's card 

Just look at the ingenious way that Zoe
has incorporated the Wire onto her card.
Thankyou Zoe. It is truly Brilliant.

This will be such a hard one to follow!

Please pop over to Zoe's Blog to see the full details
of her lovely wire work.
Thank you for being my Guest Designer
for #63.

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.
The roses are all on wires that have been
threaded in and out of the trellis work.


Please go to my blog here  for more cards
and ideas for using wire. You just might be surprised!!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either


(a) Pink selection



or

(b) Yellow selection


or

$10 gift certificate from




The additional prize available if
using both  Wire   and the colour white on White
+your butterfly
is 


Tonic Die
'Branwen Briar'

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 #62


Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Letters  and/or Lavender Challenge.
Thank you all so much for joining in.
You all seemed to enjoy using the colour Lavender
on your projects. 
There was one new player this time so welcome.

My Top 3

In numerical order they are


 (20) Brenda
(I love the brilliant effects on the teasel head flowers)

(22) Sandy J.
(Beautiful simple elegance)

(31) Cara 
(I love the way Cara has inlaid the die cut)

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

Now onto the winner picked by 
Random Org. 


(2) Treebug


Congratulations.
Tina  please get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
you would like to receive Shown in #62
  Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.


The winner of the 

Joy Flowers corner stamp
6410/0378

for using both
Letters and Lavender

+ Butterfly



is 




Congratulations Hazel

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 #63