Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#39 Butterflies + K is for Knots.



Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #38  are in the post below

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
will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme.

They will also be commenting on your entries. 

Only 6 letters left  now and  X ,Z
are still  amongst them but they really don't bite!

Please give a warm welcome to my next Guest Designer.

A return visit from Kath  (winner of #36)





Kath says
I've always enjoyed crafting and started knitting and sewing clothes for my dolls when I was young.  Since then I've also done crewel and cross stitch embroidery, woodwork, flower arranging, cake decorating and sugarcraft, and tried a few other things along the way!

A few years ago my husband gave me a gift voucher for my birthday so I could attend a local cardmaking class – he always jokes that it’s been the most expensive birthday present he has ever given me!  I started my blog Handmade by Kath to get feedback on projects for my Certificate 
in Papercrafts and now use it for entering blog challenges.  My favourite style is CAS, although I enjoy trying different styles and techniques to get out of my comfort zone.


Kath has chosen the following letter for you. 

#39 Butterflies + K  is for knots

So any medium to make your knot is acceptable.  (ribbon, lace, cord, rope, twine etc)
along with the required Butterfly/s of course.

Here is Kath's  card for you.



I love the patchwork design kath has created and those 
2 ribbon knots placed at different angles.
Can't wait to pop over to her blog and find out which
design papers were used. 

Thank you Kath  for being my Guest Designer
for #39.

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

Here is my  Inspiration card.

A butterfly kite
 with knots tied in the string tail.
More info and pictures are on my blog.



The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either


(A)   Blue selection 

or
(b) Pink selection 


or 
$10 gift certificate from

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 #38.

After setting  quite a hard theme for you 
in the previous challenge I thought
Yarn would be a nice easy one
so hopefully  the new challenge 
will be more to everyone's liking. 
26 entrants found some amazing ways 
to incorporate Yarn/thread into their makes
Thank you all for rising to the challenge,

Another  new entry this time again..
Welcome to my world of butterflies.

My task was really hard to choose
just 3 top makes.

Here they are in numerical order.

(with this gorgeous Stitched  Butterfly)

(20)  Suzanna
(with  a Cross Stitched Butterfly in a frame)

(26) Jenny H.
(with Blue Butterflies and tied with blue yarn)

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

The Winner picked by Random Org
is 

(11) Claudia

Congratulations Claudia.
Please send me your details to the email address
in the side bar letting me know the prize you have selected 
shown in #38

Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.

Now for 2 Wow Entries
that really made me look twice if not thrice!

(with a Butterfly caught in an amazing web of thread and beads)

(with this visually stunning black /white design  + coloured yarn)

Kate and Barbara please send me your details to the email address
in the side bar and  a Raspberryroad  Designs voucher 
will be fluttering your way.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Hope to see you back in #39.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

#38 Butterflies + Y is for Yarn


Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #37  are in the post below

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
will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme.

They will also be commenting on your entries. 

We are down to the last 8 letters now and  UXZ
are still  amongst them but I have
 some great themes picked out for those  letters!!

Please give a warm welcome to my next Guest Designer.
Kathy Jo
( Winner of #35)

'Saint Bernard Butterfly'

Hello Crafters!  Kathy Jo here from I'm a Little Teapot (http://daisysanddaffodils.blogspot.ca/).  It is an honor to be a Guest Designer for the Butterfly Challenge.  Thank you, ValeryAnne!

Interesting that this challenge is "Butterfly + yarn or embroidery thread" because in a previous crafty life I was a knitter.  Next I went on to jewelry making and for several years now it has been papercrafting.  Oh yes, I am very happy with this crafting medium as I love playing with paper!  Paper crafting is wonderful, creative, and relaxing.  I can get lost in the craft room for hours.  

My dear hubby, Greg, is my biggest paper crafting cheerleader.  He probably knows way too much about paper crafting and paper products.  LOL  While in my craft room one of my three adorable kitties (Ginger, Pepper and Nico) or my Saint Bernard (Ella) pop in to check on my crafting progress.

I am fortunate to live in Nova Scotia- not only because it is beautiful but also due to the unbelievable amount of talented and super nice paper crafters in the province.  My closest friends are amazing, inspirational paper crafters.  

Thanks again to ValeryAnne!  Big Hugs to you all and I look forward to seeing your Butterfly + Yarn/Embroidery Thread project.

Kathy Jo has chosen the following letter for you. 

#38 Butterflies + Y is for Yarn

I would like to see yarn i.e. Wool or Embroidery Thread incorporated somewhere on your project along with a butterfly/s

Here is Kathy Jo's card for you.

What a stunner!
That colour combination is just perfect.
Can't wait to  see how this was created.
You can find more information on Kathy Jo's blog.

Thank you Kathy Jo  for being my Guest Designer
for #38.

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.
I have used embroidery thread 
to create a cobweb on my card.
We used to make loads of these 
when we were kids.

Full details can be found here on my blog.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


Hessian goody bag
containing either


(A)   Silver/White selection 

or
(b) Yellow/Orange selection 

or 
$10 gift certificate from


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 #37

I set quite a hard challenge for you 
but 19 entrants came up trumps
with some absolutely brilliant ideas
and gorgeous makes.
Thank you all for rising to the challenge,

1 new entry this time too.
Welcome to my world of butterflies.

My task was really hard this time to choose
just 3 top makes.

Here they are in numerical order.


(Used an  archway to create a hanging
butterfly mobil within her card)

(Used a stencil window arch as her 
backdrop to some stunning poppies and butterfly)

(19) Tricia
(Created an archway looking through
into a garden beyond with some vibrant butterflies)

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

The Winner picked by Random Org
is


(11) Elena F.


Congratulations Elena.
Please send me your details to the email address
in the side bar letting me know the prize you have selected 
shown in #37

Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Hope to see you back in #38.