Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#23 Butterflies + V is for Valentine.

Welcome back to my 
Butterfly challenge.

Each challenge will  be a different letter of the Alphabet.
It will always be Butterflies but with the addition
of an item/theme beginning with a chosen letter.
The twist is that my Guest Designers in future weeks
will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme.
They will also be commenting on your entries. 
I have chosen the letter V. 

#23 Butterfly/ies + V is for Valentine.


You may interpret in any way you like.
Just make sure you have butterfly/ies and a Valentine theme
(red, love, hearts etc) on your projects.
Above all have fun.

Please give a warm welcome to my next Guest Designer.


Liz Cavill
Winner of #20

I was very honoured to be asked to be a Butterfly Challenge Guest Designer for challenge #23.  I live in the West of England with my hubby, Alan.  We celebrated 40 years of marriage last September – where do the years go?!  I retired from teaching full time in a local Infant School nearly four years ago and now just work occasionally as a supply teacher. I still run an after school scrapbooking/card making club with a friend for six and seven year olds in the school where I used to teach. We started the club about ten years ago and we have as much fun as the children! Although I’ve always enjoyed trying new crafts, card making is what I enjoy most.  Many years ago, I visited a local craft fair where I saw a LacĂ© template being used to make cards.   From then on, I was hooked!  My favourite style is CAS and I particularly like to use embossing folders, stamps, dies and punches……….. although sometimes I make myself go out of my comfort zone and get really inky! I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations for challenge #23.
Here is Liz's card.

Another card that blew me away
Look at all those butterflies!
You will find full details on Liz's blog here.

Thank you Liz for being my Guest Designer
for #23.

Please take your Guest designer badge
from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.
A Magic Window card.
Full details on how it was made  can be found on my blog here.

The winner may choose one item
from the following prizes.
A Hessian goody bag 
containing
either


(A) gold/ brown selection



(B) white/silver selection.

or

$10.00 Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet Voucher.


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 #22

Thank you all for fluttering  by.
Pleased to see so many of you and some playing
along more than  once!. 
3 new entrants joined in.
Happy to see you all.

You really all went to town playing with your brads
and I had a hard time picking my choices.

One entry especially blew me away and I
am making a special prize to

(29)    Kimbo.
for her exquisite Butterfly made from brads.
Myrna also  emailed me to say it was her favourite card too. 

Kim please get in touch with your details and a 
'Joanna Sheen' voucher  will be winging it's way to  you.

(Keep reading down for the random  Winner)

Here are my Top 3 selection

In numerical order they are.

(1)     Darlene.
(Used her brads for the centres of the flowers on the trellis).

(15)   Sandra H.
(Used flower shape brads for her flower centres).

(24)   Veerle 
(used flower shape brads to pick out the honeycomb background).

Congratulations Ladies.
Please help yourselves to the New top 3 badge
from the side bar.

Now onto the Winner of #22

(33)   Jenny H.

Congratulations Jenny.
Please send me your details to the email address
in the side bar letting me know the prize you have selected
shown in #22.
Please also take your New Winners badge
from the side bar.

Thank you all for your continued support.
hope to see you in #23.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

#22 Butterflies + B is for Brads.

Welcome to my New look
Butterfly challenge.
With new prizes,  new badges and a new theme.
I hope you will like the new concept and play along with us.


Each challenge will be a different letter of the Alphabet .
It will  always be  Butterflies but with the addition
of an item/theme beginning with the chosen letter.
The twist is that my  Guest Designers in future weeks
will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme.
They will also be commenting on your entries.
I have started the ball rolling with the first 2 challenges.

#22 Butterfly/ies + B is for Brads.

You may interpret in any way you like.
Just make sure that you have Butterfly/ies 
and Brad/s showing somewhere on your project.

Just to clarify 
The challenge is still a fortnightly one 
So #22 will close Tue 27th Jan 8pm ( GMT)

Please welcome my 1st Guest Designer for 2015


Myrna
Winner of #19


I live in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. I am retired, widowed, no kids, and have a funny little dog that is "creepy" smart. I love to travel, read, and photography. I started card making in 2011 when I bought a Cricut machine. Since then I work with dies, stamps, watercolours, Copics and more. I love learning new techniques. While I can make multi media/layered cards, I tend to stick with more CAS designs. For more information about my cards, my dog, and me - please check out my blog at

Here is Myrna's card.
You will find full  details on Myrna's blog above.

Thankyou Myrna for being my 1st Guest Designer 
for 2015.

Please take your Guest Designer Badge
from the sidebar.

(Previous Guest Designers are welcome
to take the badge as well).


Here is my inspiration for you.

A Recessed  Window Frame card.
you can see how I made on my blog.

The winner may choose one item 
from the following prizes .


Hessian goody bag
containing either 
(A) Blue selection 


(B) Pink selection

or

£10. Joanna Sheen Voucher.

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 #21.

Thank you all for fluttering by.
I was pleasantly surprised at how many 
played along after the Christmas lull. 

Again 5 new entrants  joined in.
One  was an old bloging friend I had 
lost contact with as she had closed  her old blog 
so I'm  pleased she found me here and has a new blog.

The downside of  all your entries was 
having to make my choices.
Here are my Top 3 selection.

In numerical order they are

(12)  Carol Robb Bisson
(a really vibrant gift folder)

(27)  Sandra B.
(so dramatic in black & silver)

(28)  Pippa
(an elegant CAS folded card)

Congratulations Ladies.
Please help yourselves to the new Top 3 badge
from the side bar.

The Winner of #21
picked by true number generator is

(3) Jane Willis.
Congratulations Jane.
Please send me your details to the email address
in the side bar letting me know the prize you have selected
shown in #21.
Please also take your new Winners badge 
from the side bar.

Thank you all for your continued support.
hope to see you in #22