Wednesday, January 25, 2017

#71 Butterflies + U is for Underneath and/or Umber

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.  Winners results for #70 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.

We are now at the end of the current choice of letters/themes and the new format will start with the next challenge #72 where I have changed things round slightly and added in some new prizes so stay tuned.

I'm delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer.
Please welcome 

(winner of #65)


Hello, my name is Pearl and I have the privilege of being the guest designer for the Butterfly challenge today :) Thank you Mrs A!
I am married and have two children and live in London.
I have always been into arts and crafts but started card making around seven years ago. I started blogging about six years ago when I was introduced to it by a friend.
As I homeschool my kids, I do a lot of crafting with them and use it not just for our art lessons but also for many of their other subjects, and they also have their own blogs and take part in challenges.
I like to make things that show the beauty of nature, like flowers and butterflies. The beauty of God's creation is so awe inspiring that we want to copy or replicate his work in our own work and this is what I try to do, but am obviously no where as good as the original artist!
I also recycle a lot of things, like gardening magazines, for my cards and projects. I hope you like the card I have made for today's challenge!

Pearl  has chosen

# 71 Butterflies + U is for Underneath
with the additional option of U is for the colour Umber.

I leave you to interpret the Underneath element as you like but here are a few ideas to get you going.
Incorporate flaps, pockets, tags  on your card. Even hidden windows or simply use  the inside of the card. The worlds your oyster!
A lot of butterflies are brown in colour so I will accept  your butterflies as the 'Umber' for this challenge.
You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize. 

Here is Pearls's card for you.
I take my hat off to Pearl as she has come up with a very ingenious interpretation of Underneath!



Please  go  over to Pearl's blog  to read her explanation of her thinking behind this card.  It is something I didn't know. 

Thankyou Pearl for being my guest Designer for #71.

Please take the new Guest Designer badge from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.



To see what is on the outside of the card 

please go to my  Blog Here   for more pictures and a full explanation of how the card was made.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


(A) Multi  Selection Bag.


or


(B)  Blue Selection Bag.




The additional prize available if
using both Underneath and the colour Umber along  with your Butterfly
is

Presscut 
4 butterfly die cut set. 


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 #70

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of my Jewels and Jade challenge.
Thankyou all so much for coming along and joining in. Some of you even joined in more than once.
You never cease to amaze and delight me with all your entries. We had 2 new players flutter in as well so welcome.

My apologies to Teresa of Red Obession  (who regularly visits. I have tried contacting  via facebook and Etsy) and now Megan of Merry Card Corner You are both Google + and I cannot leave comments the way your accounts are set up. If you'd like to contact me via my email in the side column  then I can speak to you direct. Your cards are so worthy of a reply and I feel so frustrated at not being able to.

My Top 3.

In numerical order they are

(8) Nana Connie
(Beautifully coloured image using promarkers and chalks.)

(9) Zajawka
(A Stunningly decorated jar. Awesome)

(13)  Jane Willis
( Totally eye catching. . )


Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the new Top 3 badge from the side bar.


Now onto the Winner picked by Random Org.


(31) Bunny.


Congratulations  Bunny
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #70.
Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.



The Winner of the 

Tonic
Juliet Butterfly set.


for using both Jewels and Jade  + Butterfly
is

(18) Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)



Congratulations  Charlotte.
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar. Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in #71.




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

#70 Butterflies + J is for Jewels and/or Jade

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.  Winners results for #69 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.
We are now over  three quarters of the way through the current set of letters and themes. A new mix has been entered into the challenge too!!

 Each challenge will be a different letter of the Alphabet. It will always be Butterflies with the addition of an item/theme beginning with a chosen letter. Along with the letter will be a corresponding colour.
You may choose to use just the letter/theme + butterfly or use the colour +butterfly.
If you make your project using both the letter and the colour +butterfly you will be eligible for going into a second draw to win an additional prize. So that's 2 chances to win on each challenge.
My Guest Designers will choose which letter goes next and I will supply the theme and colour.


I'm delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer.
Please welcome 
(winner of #63.)


That smile is genuine too as I have met Chris in person
and she really is a lovely lady.

"Hello, My name is Chris and I have been crafting for a few years now but still feel like quite a novice.  I mostly do cardmaking and don't have a particular style, I just do whatever I feel like. I enjoy entering challenges as they make me think and often take me out of my comfort zone.  Blogland is a lovely place to be.  I have made so many friends and get so much inspiration from all the talented crafters out there.  Thank you Mrs A for inviting me to be Guest Designer on your fabulous Challenge Blog - I love butterflies, well who doesn't! "


Chris  has chosen

# 70 Butterflies + J  is for Jewels
with the additional option of J is for the colour Jade.

The definition for Jade is :
(Jade is an ornamental rock. The higher the iron content the greener the colour)

So come on ladies, get those jewels out of the safe and polished up ready to use!


Here is Chris's card for you.

The photo doesn't do this card justice.
Please  go  over to Chris's blog to see how this beautiful
card has been made.

Thankyou Chris  for being my guest Designer for #70.

Please take the new Guest Designer badge from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.


Please go to my  Blog Here   for full explanation of how the cards were made.


The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


(A) Red/Orange  Selection


or


(B)  Blue/Green Selection



The additional prize available if
using both Jewels and the colour Jade along  with your Butterfly
is

Tonic
Juliet Butterfly set.



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 #69

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of my Zero and Zucchini challenge.
Thankyou all so much for coming along and joining in. Some of you  even joined in more than once.
You have all surpassed my wildest dreams with entries for the colour of Zucchini and I really do take my hat off to you.

My Top 3.

In numerical order they are

(1) Jane Willis
(This array of butterflies just make me smile.)

(5) Lia.
(I keep coming back to this card time and time again.)

(6)  Janis in I.D. 
( Colour combination is just perfect. )


Congratulations to everyone. Please take a bow and help yourselves to the new Top 3 badge from the side bar.

Now onto the Winner picked by Random Org.

(7) Liz Cavill
(Liz last won back on #24)


Congratulations  Liz
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #69.
Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

The Winner of the 

Sizzix 659125
Thinlits Die.
Butterfly, Flourishes & Frame.

for using both Zero  and Zucchini  + Butterfly
is


(21) Amanda H.


Congratulations  Amanda .
Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar. Please also take the new Winners Badge from the side bar.

Hope to see you all back in #70.