Wednesday, December 30, 2015

#45 Butterflies + X is for Xanthine.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #44  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. 

Well the dreaded letter X has finally arrived 

#45 Butterflies + X is for Xanthine.

but before this has you all  fleeing for the hills
let me explain!!!

Xanthine =  The yellow colouring matter found in certain plants as in Yellow Madder.
(Madder is from the Genus Rubia and has small yellow flowers, whorled leaves and a reddish brown root.)
 
So I would like to see Yellow Butterfly/s  and  also a splash of Yellow on your project somewhere.  Where and how you put the yellow is entirely up to you.  (i.e ribbon, gems, paper  etc.)
 
See told you it was  Simples!!


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

Please Welcome

(winner of  #40)




I'm Amanda.
I live in Derbyshire with my fiancĂ© Andrew,  3 dogs, 5 cats and 5 chickens. I work part time in food retail, so I am at home quite a lot - looking after all the animals!
I love to craft - cards, digital projects, atc's, altered frames, hand embroidery, pom-pomming. If I'm not crafting I'm reading (proper books, not one of those e-reader thingymebobs) or baking.
Kind of an old fashioned gal, that's me.
I have a blog where I post my makes and other bits & bobs: purplemurtlemakes.blogspot.co.uk
Looking forward to seeing all your takes on the letter X.
Amanda xx

I can't wait any longer to show what 
Amanda brought along  with her.
Well actually she didn't as she has sent it to me!!

Amanda made this Journal Book especially for me.
 It arrived on Christmas Eve and has to be just  about 
the best unexpected Christmas Present I have ever received.
Thankyou so much Amanda Xxxxxx

I love every single  page.
These are just a few to share with you.

The front cover.

There are several pages with tags.

Old postcards. This one is dated  01/10/1926
Sent to Freda from Gladys.
(I wonder who they were!)

Lots of the pages had punched out butterflies.

The very last page that says
Hand Crafted with Love.
It certainly was.
Thankyou
Amanda.

Please pop over to Amanda's blog to see more detailing.

Thank you  for being my Guest Designer
for #45.

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

2 quick pictures of cards from me
for inspiration.


Criss Cross Fold Card.

Z fold Card.

You can read more details and see other 
photos on my blog post here.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either

A)  Blue  selection 


or
(b)  Red 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 #44

Hello one and all.
Time to announce the winners of 
my month long Fairy challenge.

22 players fluttered by and what gorgeous
fairies you brought along to play.
Thankyou for taking time out
from your busy Christmas schedules to enter.

I really enjoyed all the different projects
and couldn't wittle it down to just a Top 3
so here is my T4!!

In numerical order they are

(1) Lia
(A gorgeous LOTV image used with 
beautiful embroidered leaves in the design).

(Brought along this lovely New Baby box
that she created with such a cute baby fairy
nestling in amongst all the embellishments).

(19) Amanda
(Tried her hand at a spot of book binding 
and created this wonderful fairy house 
for her wee fairy fae to live in)

(This is Hand cut 3d decoupage taken 
to another level. Just checkout that intricate cutting).

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


The 2  Winners picked by Random Org
are

(20) Alison C. 

I already had Alison earmarked as 
a Top3 contender so pleased that 
Mr Org agreed with me!



 (8) Margaret.
I'm really pleased that Mr Org
picked Margaret as one of the Winners
as she plays along in every challenge.
(Everything come to those that wait!)


Please send me your details Alison  and Margaret to the email address
in the side bar letting me know  which voucher you would like to receive
Shown in # 44.
Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.


Hope to see you all back in # 45.
in which the Butterflies are back.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

#44 All kinds Of Fairies

Hello and welcome back 
to a very Special Challenge.
Please stop and flutter for a while.

Winners results for #43 are in the post below.

The butterflies are all now in the chrysalis stage 
and will be back in the New Year
ready to spread their wings.

In The meantime 
for the whole of December 
(closes 29th )
The Fairies have come along to play.

The New challenge for #44 is
All kinds of Fairies.

You can make Christmas/Non Christmas items
just so long as I can see a fairy/ies with wings 
 on your project.

There will be two winners chosen
and a Top 3 selected.

Here is my inspiration for you.

My 1st creation is a wall Hanging.
Using  a digi image by 
Patties Creations called
'Moon Fairy Snow Globe.


My 2nd is a scenic Spring Card
created with various 
Lavinia Stamps.


Please stop by my Blog for full details
on these 2 projects.

Another card to show as inspiration for you.
You can find the details for this card


The 2 winners may choose
a $10 Gift Certificate each
from one of  the following companies.






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 #43.

Two new players fluttered in this time .
Welcome to my Butterfly World.
Also new followers too.
Thankyou for settling here for a while
 and hope to see you play along.

It was interesting to see what you
all came up with as your quadruple element.
Again it was really hard to pick a Top 3.


In numerical order
they are

With this stunning creation using Shimmering yarn.
Not only were there 4 butteflies  but also 4 white pearls,
4 red gems and a repeat pattern of 4 scrolls in the design . 

(16) CreaMaria
With these butterflies and snowflakes in shades of blue.
4 different design papers used along with 4 snowflakes.

With a glorious box full  of different  butterflies.
4 beautifully decorated ones in pinks and purples.

Congratulations Ladies please help yourselves to the top
3 badge
from the side bar. 
AND
also please email me  to the address in my side bar
to receive  a $10 gift certificate  from 


The Winner picked by Random Org
Is



It is Linda's first time playing with us
and her card  has  a cute pink elephant with 
fluttering butterflies sporting 4 grey pearls 

Please send me your details Linda to the email address
in the side bar letting me know the prize you have selected 
Shown in # 43.
Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.


Hope to see you all back in # 44.
which will be a Special Edition 
for December.