Wednesday, February 22, 2017

#73 Butterflies + G is for Glossy Accents and/or the colour Slate Blue

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #72 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.

Glenda
(winner of #67)


Greetings from hot and humid Durban, South Africa. I’m Glenda and I’m delighted to be the guest designer for this challenge.
I started making cards about twenty years ago after a vacation in the UK. I visited a well-known department store in London and was blown away by their huge selection of cards. When I returned home I started experimenting for myself and the bug had bitten! Over the years I have tried all different techniques but when I was introduced to this prick ‘n stitch technique about 10 years ago, I was smitten. I have always done embroidery, my Granny taught me initially, so to combine that with card making was bliss for me. I have added a Cuttlebug, punches and the odd stamp, to my arsenal and now I have fun using these to enhance my stitching. Nearly three years ago now, I started a blog so that I could enter competitions and this opened up a whole new world for me. The enjoyment that I get from this craft is very fulfilling (and maybe even a little obsessive!)
I hope that my card inspires you and I can’t wait to see what you create. 

Glenda has chosen 

the letter G for Glossy Accents which has been teamed with S for the colour Slate blue.

You can use  glossy accents (or equivalent) anywhere on your card or butterfly.

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 Glenda's  card for you.

Glenda makes such beautiful cards using needle and embroidery thread to stitch her butterflies. Please go over to  her blog Here to see all her lovely makes.

Thankyou Glenda for being my guest Designer for #73.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.

Glossy accents on the sentiment.


Shrink plastic butterfly which I have covered with glossy accents and embedded Gems  into.

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

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


A Signature Collection   Embossing Folder 'Rambling Rose' + 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:
Backing card
Picture card
Lace or fabric trim
Butterfly string
Half pearls
Self adhesive border .
Plain MDF plaque.


The additional prize available if
using both Glossy accents   and the colour Slate Blue  along  with your Butterfly
is
Indigo Blue
'Flutterby '
Red rubber 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.


Winners #72

Well after the initial hiccup of loosing the R from the word  pieRcing you all took to the last challenge like a Duck to Water!! Thankyou for all your wonderful entries. 34 in total. Your what makes this challenge work. Two new people fluttered along too so welcome and hope you will visit the butterfly garden again.
Here is my Top 3 choice. I'm trying out something slightly different this time so without further ado
in Numerical order they are

(15) Charlotte E.

Butterfly Wishes

(17) Jane Willis

There's a hole in my paper......


(32) Lynn

Paper piercing and fern
(inside of card showing the piercing)


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.

Check out Kate's posting of this amazing card and how it was made. 



Congratulations  Kate.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which prize you would like to receive shown in #72.
Please also take the Winners Badge from the side bar.


The Winner of the 

Tonic Studios
Butterfly Sprig die cut.

for using both PieRcing  and the colour Fern + your  Butterfly
is

(30) KT Fit Kitty



Congratulations  Kitty
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 #73.



Wednesday, February 08, 2017

#72 Butterflies +P is for Paper Piercing and/or the colour Fern.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.  Winners results for #71 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 gosh the challenge is now 3yrs old. Where did the time go to. If anyone finds it please let me know!!
I'm very pleased to announce the new set of themes and colours for the coming year.  I have thrown the letters up in the air this time round and the new 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 first  Guest Designer for the coming year


(winner of #66)

who is going to start the proceedings off with 

the letter P for Paper Piercing which has been teamed with F for the colour Fern.

You can use the piercing technique anywhere on your card or butterfly.

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 Karen's card for you.


Karen has used paper piercing to accentuate the corners of her design paper and the colour 
Fern on her butterfly.

Please  go  over to Karen's blog  where you are sure to be in for a treat.  

Thankyou Karen for being my guest Designer for #72.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.
On the card above I have Paper pierced around the shaped of each butterfly and pierced the edge of the frame to thread the embroidery cotton though to create the lattice work


On this card I have paper pierced around the edge of the darker peach card and also around the edge of the pale peach framework.
Please go to my  Blog Here   for a full explanation of how the cards were made.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.


A Darice  Embossing Folder 'Quarterfoil' + Butterfly stamp by LC Designs
 with extra  goodies to complete a card or two.


To go with the above you may choose 
either

Selection  (A)


or
Selection (B) 




The additional prize available if
using both Paper Piercing  and the colour Fern  along  with your Butterfly
is

Tonic Studios
Butterfly Sprig 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 #71

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of my Underneath and Umber challenge.
Thankyou all so much for coming along and joining in. Three of you joined in more than once and  you all came up with some really inovative cards.You never cease to amaze and delight me with all of your entries. I new player came along too. Welcome.
Without further ado and I have a Top 4 this time as I just couldn't make it any less. In fact I would have loved to have had more.

My Top 4.

In numerical order are

(2) Preeti D.
(you really must go and see this exquisite  mixed media tag) 

(5) Charlotte E.
(with a gorgeous umber butterfly panel)

(6) Jane Willis.
(with her beautiful bubble wrapped butterflies frame. )

(11) Jenny l.
(with a jar full of butterflies)

I really liked how each of you used the underneath concept and all came up with
something different.


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.


(14) Janis in ID. 



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 #71.
Please also take the Winners Badge from the side bar.



The Winner of the 

Presscut 
4 Butterfly die cut  set.

for using both Underneath  and Umber  + your  Butterfly
is



Congratulations  Connie .
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 #72.