Wednesday, May 17, 2017

#79 Butterflies +L is for Layers and/or the colour Cream

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #78 are in the post below. They didn't publish earlier but they are there now so 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.
I'm very pleased to announce the set of themes and colours for the coming year. 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 introduce you to my next Guest Designer.

Alice P.
(Winner of #75)

I'm an italian teacher (of primary school).
I live with my six(!) kitties in a little country hill near the sea.
I started my blog in May 2014. I have always played with papers, glue and colours, but I have known cardmaking/crafting world only recently, when I bought my first Big Shot and some dies... Such a fabulous invention is it!
I like learning and try new things and always look at the amazing works of the so many talented crafter in Blogland.
I like to recycle, not only for an ecological and economical factor, but also because everything can be re-invented. When I was a kid, my Grandmother taught me to throw away the less possible, because everything can be looked with different eyes and used in different ways. She made me small boats with hulls of walnut-tree, and dolls with a knotting handkerchief... She preserved the papers of my Easter eggs, and then I made collage and decorated boxes with them. I enjoyed those papers!
So, now I hate wasting...I'm a compulsive hoarder :D
I love so much all the colours, the "girly style", animals, flowers and nature and all the sweet things make me happy!
Hope you like my little works and I can't wait to see yours!

Alice  has chosen 

the letter L for Layers which has been teamed with C for the colour of Cream.

So I would like to see lots and lots of layers on your creations  and the colour cream . The colour not  have to be the whole card it can just be a cream bow or ribbon/ lace or design paper.

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.

Please note that this challenge will run for 4 Weeks
(and will therefore close on 13th June.) 

Here is Alice's card for you.

Here is a close up of the sparkly butterfly.


Please visit Alice on her blog  Here for more details.
Thankyou  Alice for being my Guest Designer for #79.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Simply layered up but is it? 
Appearances can be deceiving .

Check my  blog Here to see what's inside!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Leonie Pujol embossing folder ' Entwined  Frame'  + 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:
Flower pressed paper
Thanks stamp
Ribbon/lace edging  
Brass picture frame
Painted wooden butterfly buttons
Doily
Hunkdory printed image

The additional prize available if
using both Layers  and the colour Cream  along  with your Butterfly
is
Nellie Snellen
Double fold die
appro size 2" x 2.75".


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.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Winners #78

Thankyou to everyone who fluttered by some of you entering more than once.  I do appreciate you taking the time to call back. A special Thankyou to Jenny L who stopped by not just the once but 3 times .  All of your entries made it so hard for me to whittle down  but eventually I managed it.

My Top 3

In Numerical order are 

(13) Janis in ID
with her spectacular Decoupaged Jar.


with this beautiful Wedding Card.


(17) Brenda

with this Butterfly in Flight card. 

Congratulations to 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.

(11 ) Steffi H. 


Congratulations Steffi .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #78.
Please also take the Winners Badge from the side bar.


The Winner of the 
Joy Crafts
Die cut
Butterfly Edge.

for using both Decoupage  and the  colour Gold  + your  Butterfly
is

(18) Amanda H.


Congratulations  Amanda.
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 #79.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

#78 Butterflies + D is for Decoupage and/or the colour Gold.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #77 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.
I'm very pleased to announce the set of themes and colours for the coming year. 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 introduce you to my next Guest Designer.


(winner of #74)



Hi, my name is Donna and I am excited to be Guest Designer at the Butterfly Challenge.   I live in Missouri, USA with my husband  and we have two grown sons.   I have been crafting since I was a child and got hooked on stamping 16 years ago and have gone full force since then.  I began blogging about 15 years ago and the most exciting part of blogging is that I have made friends all over the world.  I would enjoy having you stop by my blog I will enjoy returning the visit: http://lakefrontstampingcreations.blogspot.com/.

Donna  has chosen 

the letter D for Decoupage which has been teamed with G for the colour of Gold

So I would like to see  an example of decoupage however small on your projects.  Put your sunglasses on and find that gold lurking in your stash be it embossing powders, charms,  gems, ribbon , gold stickers  and don't forget your butterfly/ies.

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 Donna's card for you.
Close up of decoupaged and glittered butterflies:

A stunning card wouldn't you agree.

Please visit Donna on her blog  Here for more details.
Thankyou  Donna for being my Guest Designer for #78.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.



Please go to my blog Here for further details and photos.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Darice embossing folder ' Floral Trio'  + Butterfly stamp by LC
 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:
Backing cardstock
Medallion die cut doilies 
Ribbon 
Butterfly trim
Picture frame/tag
Pearls/gems
Metal flower embellishment

The additional prize available if
using both Decoupage  and the colour Gold  along  with your Butterfly
is
Joy Crafts
Die cut
Butterfly Edge.


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 #77

Thankyou to everyone who fluttered by this past fortnight and  for continuing to play along. Two new players came into the garden so welcome.  There were some faux techniques that I had not thought of  and my choice for the Top 3 reflects this.

My Top 3

In Numerical order are

(7) Cindy C.

Faux Embossing.


(10) Pretti D.

Faux Stitching


(14) Aquarius.

Faux Quilling.


Congratulations to 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.

(20) Elly Booij



Congratulations Elly .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #77.
Please also take the Winners Badge from the side bar.


The Winner of the 
Sweet Dixie
'Delicate Butterfly '
Die Cut.

for using both Faux  and the  colour Jasmine  + your  Butterfly
is

(19) Swissie.



Congratulations  Swissie.
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 #78.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#77 Butterflies +F is for Faux and/or the colour Jasmine.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #76 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.
I'm very pleased to announce the set of themes and colours for the coming year. 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 introduce you to my next Guest Designer.

(winner of #73)


My name is Monika. I live in Kraków- in the South of Poland. I have full-time job as a librarian :) In my free time I enjoy crafting, reading books and studying foreign languages.

Monika  has chosen 

the letter F for Faux which has been teamed with J for the colour Jasmine

So I would like to see a faux technique on your project. There are lots to choose from on You Tube and Splitcoast Stampers.  These are just a few that I found. Stitching, marbling,buttons,metal,tarnished silver, washi tape, patina, crazed porcelain, tiles, brads,silk and glass. The colour Jasmine is a creamy yellow  and don't forget your butterfly/ies.


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 Monika's  card for you.



Monika used: jasmine colour card,  a beautiful embossing folder, inks and hot embossing (false gold) to make this pretty delicate design.

 Please visit  Monika on her blog Here for more details.
Thankyou  Monika for being my Guest Designer for #77.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.
I have used faux stitching on the front and a further faux technique inside.


Please go to my blog Here for further details and photos.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Crafts-Too  Embossing Folder 'Butterflies with scrolls'  + Butterfly die by Xcut
 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:
Backing cardstock
Butterfly image by Hunkdory
Ribbon 
Silver lace trim
Brass picture frame
Doily
Butterfly cut out

The additional prize available if
using both Faux  and the colour Jasmine  along  with your Butterfly
is
Sweet Dixie
'Delicate Butterfly '
Die Cut.


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 #76

Thankyou to everyone who took time out of their busy Easter schedule to flutterby this past fortnight. Thankyou for continuing to play along. As the number of entries were not as many I managed to contain myself to selecting just 3 Top 3's this time but I still had a hard time choosing them.

Message for Teresa of 'Red Obsession  Cards'
Please, please if you are reading this then can you either get in touch with me by the email on my side bar or by accepting my facebook friends request to you. I would love to be able to comment on your beautiful cards but can't as you are google + and your settings will not let me leave a message. I get so frustrated by this as you enter your cards regularly here and I cannot get back to you. (I have even tried leaving a message on your Etsy page).

My Top 3

In Numerical order are


(8) Karen L.


(9) Sunshinepen



(15) Loreal Blondi



Congratulations to 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.

(1) Tina Z.



Congratulations Tina .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #75.
Please also take the Winners Badge from the side bar.

The Winner of the 
Tonic Studios
'Branwen Briar '
Die Cut.

for using both Windows and the  colour Rose  + your  Butterfly
is

(22) Lia



Congratulations Lia.
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 #77.


Wednesday, April 05, 2017

#76 Butterflies + W is for Windows and/or the colour Rose.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #75 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.
I'm very pleased to announce the set of themes and colours for the coming year. 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 introduce you to my next Guest Designer.

(Winner of #71)



Hi, Friends!  My name is Janis Woolbright and I blog at Her Peaceful Garden.  My hubby and I live in rural N. Central Idaho in the USA.  I am mom to two grown kids and grandma to one precious granddaughter.  Currently, we have 5 chickens and 17 or so cats.  (Whiskers kept jumping into my arms while my son was taking some photos of me for this bio, so I let her join me.) 
I have been crafting in some fashion since I was a kid, but started rubber stamping around 30 years ago.  That hobby mostly got put on hold while the kids were growing up and I was homeschooling.  When I took it back up, what a surprise to see the transformation papercrafting had experienced! 

I started blogging in 2014 and have really grown as a cardmaker.....learning from the projects that many of you reading this right now have shared.  My sincere thanks to you all!!  My style is pretty varied, but I like to think that two words describe my crafting:  playful and experimental.  I love making a mess with my supplies and trying new things.  :) 
Many thanks to Mrs. A for her lovely Butterfly Challenges and for inviting me to be a Guest Designer!! 


Janis  has chosen 

the letter W for Window which has been teamed with R for the colour Rose

So I would like to see a window of some description on your project. Either looking into or out from so quite a bit of scope there for you. The colour rose can be anywhere  and don't forget your butterfly/ies.


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 Janis's  card for you.


Janis completely stunned me with this beautiful stained glass window.
Something  I certainly didn't think of doing.
 Please visit  Janis  on her blog Here for more details. 

Thankyou  Janis for being my Guest Designer for #76.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.



Please go to my blog Here for further details and photos.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Signature  Collection  Embossing Folder 'Floral Delight'  + Butterfly stamp by Dimension Fourth
 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:
Backing card
Tonic cutouts
Ribbon or lace trim
Britannia word cut outs.
Mdf  plaque  and butterflies
Doily
Charm

The additional prize available if
using both Window  and the colour Rose  along  with your Butterfly
is
Tonic Studios
'Branwen Briar '
Die Cut.


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.