Wednesday, September 27, 2017

#86 Butterflies + A is for Any Shape and/or the colour of Quartz


Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #85 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.
Well we are more than half way through this year's themes already!  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 welcome back  my next Guest Designer.

 (Winner of #82)


My name is Lia van Bruggen – Vreman and I am a crafter as long as I can remember and I love several kind of crafts like cardmaking, cross stitching and stitching embroideries on cards, drawing/painting, etc.
Several years ago I designed my own workshops in painting on fabric, glass, wood etc. and teached groups of crafters. That was big fun for more than 12 years.
Also since 20 years I am a textwriter for the editorial staff of several Dutch Craftmagazines (look at the sidebar of my blog) and sometimes I make cards and other crafts (also for kids) to be published.
It’s very nice work and often I see the new products before you can buy them in shops!
I love blogging and discovering ideas from other crafters, because everybody has her/his own style.
And I think you always can learn from each other!

Lia  has chosen 

the letter A for Any shape which has been teamed with Q for the colour Quartz.

So I would like to see any shaped card that is not just a square and as you can see below Quartz is basically any colour too.

Quartz colour definition:
 Quartz can be colourless, white, purple, pink, brown, black, also gray, green, orange, yellow , blue and red. Sometimes multi coloured or banded.

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 are Lia's cards for you.
Lia made two and has kindly allowed me to use them both.




Aren't they both a delight to look at. Please pop over to Lia's blog for more information on how they have been made. 

Thankyou  Lia  for being my Guest Designer for #86.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Using the Quartz colour  of Blue and colourless sparkle on the butterflies wings.

Using the quartz colour of Purple and colourless parchment paper on the butterfly.

Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
Sizzix Embossing Folder 'Texture Fades'' + 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:
Sheet of patterned cardstock 
Ribbon
Doily
Wooden flower
Linen tag
 Ornate framework  paper cardstock
Felt butterfly..

The additional prize available if
using both Any shape and the colour  Quartz  along  with your Butterfly
is
Nellie's
'Multi frame's'
MFD 040


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 #85


There were 28 entries for the extended  'Silhouette '  challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along. My gosh the entries were all worthy of being a winner.

Picking my Top 3 was again no easy task but after deliberating I have chosen the following 

In Numerical order 


A delightful garden silhouette  with butterflies nestling in with the flowers.
I loved the picot edging .



I just had to include this beautiful shaker card using the silhouette image as the backing




I love the subtle addition of the blue colouring added just here and there to the silhouette.


Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the Top 3

Badge from the side bar.

So onto the Winner picked  by Random Org for this challenge.



Congratulations  Janis .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 85
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

The Winner of the

Papermania
'Botanicals'
Clear stamp .

For using a Silhouette  and the colour Indigo + your butterfly

Is 



Congratulations Maureen..
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 # 86.



Wednesday, September 06, 2017

#85 Butterflies + S is for Silhouette and/or the colour Indigo

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #84 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.
Well we are more than half way through this year's themes already!  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 welcome  my next Guest Designer.

 (Winner of #81)

Thank you for the guest designing oppurtunity and congrats on completing 3 years of challenges . 
I Am S. Radhika from Hyderabad , INDIA. My passion for arts n crafts made me to start my blog RadhikaHobbycrafts 4 years back after completing my Masters in Microbiology ..am into card making ,mixed media canvas ,altered projects , DIY projects ,jewllery making, stamps Designing .
Here is my inspiration for the current challenge theme ..Happy crafting :) 

Radhika  has chosen 

the letter S for Silhouette which has been teamed with I for the colour Indigo.

So I would like to see a silhouette  of some description  which can be the butterflies or another image altogether.
n.b The deep blue of dark demin blue jeans is Indigo.

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 Radhika's card for you.

Radhika has chosen to use her butterflies as the silhouette. Please go to her blog to see how she has made this lovely card. I'm curious to see that gorgeous blue rose.
 Thankyou  Radhika for being my Guest Designer for #85.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.


 I have used digital silhouettes for both of  my cards.


Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Leonie Pujol Embossing Folder 'Entwined Frame' + double butterfly stamp
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:
Sheet of patterned cardstock 
Lace
Self adhesive border 
Wooden butterfly
Charm
 Doily die cutout
Happy Birthday sentiment cutout.

The additional prize available if
using both Silhouette  and the colour Indigo  along  with your Butterfly
is
Papermania
'Botanicals'
Clear stamp .


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.

Please be aware that due to Dad's funeral taking place next week 
that this challenge will remain open for a further 7days and now close 
on 26th September.


Winners #84

There were 54 entries for the month long 'You Choose'  challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along. As it encompassed two challenge periods I  have picked 6 entries for my Top 3. 

I thought that would make it easier for me but I still had to deliberate long and hard before finally choosing the following  which are 

In Numerical order 




With this amazing geometric spotlight butterfly.
Such a great idea.

(23) Terrie 


I love the combination of design paper and the embossing folder
continuing the swirls pattern. 



So many beautiful layers and I love the pearl butterfly.



With this absolutely gorgeous mixed media canvas.



With this explosion box. I'm speechless. You need to see it to believe it. 


(42) Elizabeth


I kept coming back to this card. There is just something so pleasing 
about the crisp lines of gingham. 

Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the Top 3

Badge from the side bar.

So onto the 2 winners picked  by Random Org for this challenge.

(7) Lindsey
&

(18) Liz Cavill


Congratulations  Lindsey and Liz.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
selection  you would like to receive to go with the prize shown in # 84
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

Hope to see you all back in # 85.