Wednesday, November 22, 2017

#90 Butterflies +H is for Handwritten and/or the colour Lemon

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #89 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.
This is the last Butterfly challenge for this year!  As in previous years the Butterflies will  all be cocooned and the Fairies, Gnomes ,Elves, Pixies and Hob Goblins come out to play for the Month of December. I also have a guest designer playing along this year too. 

Back to the current challenge.
I'm delighted to welcome  my returning  Guest Designer.

Who is none other than the lovely 

(Winner of #85)

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 H for Handwritten which has been teamed with L for the colour Lemon.

So I would like to see a handwritten sentiment (NOT stamped/typed or a die cut ) on your project along with your butterfly/s of course .  Sentiment does not have to be a lot of words so lets see what you can come up with.



Please pop over to Janis's blog  for more information on how her card was made.

Thankyou  Janis for being my Guest Designer for #90.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.


Oh my. Did I have fun making this card or not !


Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
Dixi Craft embossing folder 'Floral Swirls'  + Studio Light 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  (by Tonic Studios)
Ribbon
Butterfly Tag
Felt butterflies
Wooden plaque
 Lace.
Metal  charm.

N.B I do source and buy all the goodies specifically for the challenges.  It is also the only time that I actually do buy a paper pack! So none of it just comes from my stash. 

The additional prize available if
using both Handwritten and the colour  Lemon  along  with your Butterfly
is
Cottage Cutz
'Fancy Butterfly Vine'
Metal die.




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 #89

 I know we all have busy times and schedules to fit into our daily lives so thank you to those who have continued to play along.  All of the entries were worthy of a Top 3 slot  so picking my choices was again no easy task.

 I have chosen the following 

In Numerical order

(7)  Ruth Doman

I love the chevron dp . It looks perfect with the panel.

(10) Pretti D.
Pretti makes the most amazing Art journals.

(14) Tina Z.

I love the pastel colours and shabby chic look. 


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.


(6) Valerija

I have looked backed and cannot find that Valerija has been picked before so this is well overdue.

Congratulations Valerija.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 89
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

The Winner of the

Tonic Studios
'Felicity'
Butterfly Set.

For using Chevrons along with the colour Purple + your butterfly

Is 

(11)  Aquarius



Congratulations  Val.
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 # 90.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017

#89 Butterflies + C is for Chevrons and/or the colour Purple.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #88 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 nearing the end of  this year's themes. Where has all the time gone!  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 returning  Guest Designer.
Who is none other than the lovely 

 (winner of #84)


Liz   has chosen 

the letter C for Chevrons which has been teamed with P for the colour Purple.

After the last challenge which was a real brain teaser for you,  all I need to see is chevrons of some description on your project along with your butterfly/s of course . Lets see what you can come up with. 

Liz very kindly made two cards and has allowed me to show them both.
Using a Chevron Embossing folder.

Using a Chevron Punch.

Please pop over to Liz's blog for more information on how her cards were made.

Thankyou  Liz for being my Guest Designer for #89.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.

Iv'e used Chevron design papers on both of my cards which were freebie papers from 
Craft magazines.

No fancy shapes from me this time as I needed to get these made, photographed and on the
blog before the internet goes down yet again. 

Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
Sara Davies Signature Collection embossing folder 'Floral Swirls'  + Studio Light 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 plain  cardstock 
Ribbon
Hunkydory image
Cork butterfly
Wooden filigree butterfly
 Die cut cardstock sentiment.
Metal frame.

The additional prize available if
using both Chevrons and the colour  Purple  along  with your Butterfly
is
Tonic Studios
'Felicity'
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 #88

There were 14 entries for the  'Zodiac ' challenge which was a bit of a brain teaser for you all. Amongst those of you that played for the Zodiac element 6 of them were represented so thankyou all for playing along this time round. All of the entries were worthy of a Top 3 slot  so picking my choices were quite hard. 


I have chosen the following 

In Numerical order


I just love how Terrie has taken hubby's and her birth signs on this card.


I love the goat and the stars and the buttermilk...........................


(12) Lia

This one for Love (Sagittarius). Love All!

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.



I had Jane's card picked out as a possible Top 3 contender . The last time Jane won was back in 2015 on #21 so high time Mr Random pulled her number from the hat. 


Congratulations  Jane.
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 88
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.


The Winner of the

Courture Creations 
Edith and Baby Butterfly
Inticutz die.

For using Zodiac  along with the colour Buttermilk + your butterfly

Is 

(7) Liz Cavill
Again  had Liz's card picked out as a possible Top 3 contender  which made my selection above just a tad bit easier.

Congratulations Liz.
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 # 89.

Post Script
If my posts appear a bit out of kilter it is because I'm desperately tying to keep up with the internet which is up and down like a yo yo tonight and won't let me go back in to edit posts. If something is missing tomorrow morning I will amend asap.



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

#88 Butterflies + Z is for Zodiac and/or the colour Buttermilk

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #87 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 nearing the end of  this year's themes. Where has all the time gone!  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.

Lindsey
 (winner of #84)


Hi I’m Lindsey and am happily fluttering by to join the latest Butterfly Challenge.  In-between my day job working in a school I indulge my passion for making cards and I also run regular craft clubs (some for children and some for adults) which allows me to play with lots of different artistic mediums and techniques. I joined the Uniko Design Team in January 2016.  I’m a regular participant in many card-making challenges in Blogland and can also be found at stamping shows with the Uniko team if you want to pop by and say hello!


Lindsey   has chosen 

the letter Z for Zodiac which has been teamed with B for the colour Buttermilk.

Now I'm  certainly not advocating that you should go out and buy any stamps/dies etc to accommodate the theme so just take a minute or two and take stock of what you already have in your stash and really think outside of the box.

With twelve signs to choose from you could pick
Libra -  Scales  (or even just use a balanced design)
Gemini -  Twins (so two of something on your card)
Sagittarius (Love or arrows)
Virgo  (A woman)
Aquarius ( jug or water with flowers)
Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer can be  depicted by something of a fish/water scene.
Leo (lion), Aries (ram/ sheep), Capricorn (goat), Taurus (bull)
or even just stars/world for the universe.

Don't forget the butterfly though.


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 state in your post which sign of the Zodiac you have used.

Here  is Lindsey's card for you.

Lindsey chose to use Stars for the Universe along with Buttermilk.

Please pop over to Lindsey's blog for more information on how her card was made.

Thankyou  Lindsey  for being my Guest Designer for #88.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.

My first card uses a lion  for the zodiac sign  Leo.

My second card uses Scales for  the zodiac sign Libra.

Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
Couture Creations  Embossing Folder ' Tied Together'  + Woodware 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 plain cardstock 
Ribbon
Wood  filigree butterfly
Wooden plaque
Wood butterfly button
 Die cut cardstock butterfly
Self adhevise paper trim.

The additional prize available if
using both Zodiac signs  and the colour  Buttermilk along  with your Butterfly
is
Courture Creations 
Edith and Baby Butterfly
Inticutz die.


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 #87

There were 24 entries for the  'Vertical ' challenge. Thankyou all for continuing to play along. I so enjoyed looking at all the various ways you interpreted the vertical element. I like to get you to think outside of the box.  You certainly will on the new challenge above!!  

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

In Numerical order

(12) Karen (Night Owl Crafter)

With this pretty vertical array of Butterflies.

(14) Christine Dring

With this fabulous Butterfly vertical trail of gems.

(16) Nicola Gold

Nicola chose to go vertical with her sentiment.

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  Terrie .
Please get in touch using the email address in the sidebar letting me know which
prize you would like to receive shown in # 87
Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side Bar.

The Winner of the

Marij Rahder
Butterfly
Clear stamp

For using Vertical  along with the colour Damson + your butterfly

Is 

(8) Paperpapier


Congratulations.
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 # 88.
Post script.
Entry No24 had an internet malfunction so could not upload her card to the challenge. I have added it in here as it is so worthy of a mention.

The strip at the edge being Leanne's vertical element.



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

#87 Butterflies + V is for Vertical and/or the colour Damson

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge. Winners results for #86 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 #83)


I’ve always had an interest in many different crafts including knitting, crochet, embroidery, dressmaking in the early days and moving into all aspects of card making and paper craft over the years but still carrying on with the original interests so plenty to keep me occupied.  I guess the phrase ‘Jack of all trades and master of none’ springs to mind but I love to be in a position to chop and change, doing different things as the mood takes me and find that whatever I decide to pick up is on the whole relaxing and therapeutic.  Time certainly flies when my hands, and brain, are kept busy.  I enjoy taking part in challenges because they make me think and I often design things in my head to fit the themes while I’m out and about walking or riding on the bus to go shopping.  Mind you they don’t always work when I try them at home but are OK most of the time.

Val   has chosen 

the letter V for Vertical which has been teamed with D for the colour Damson.

So I would like to see a vertical image or an added vertical element on your project.

The colour Damson  sometimes called Damson plum is the dark-blue or purple fruit of a plum so I will accept the variations  in colour. 

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 Val's card for you.

I'm in love with these cascading butterflies. Just look at the textures.
Please pop over to Val's blog for more information on how they have been made.

Thankyou  Val  for being my Guest Designer for #87.

Please take the  Guest Designer badge from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.

 I have gone with using a trellis diecut as my vertical element on this card.. 


On this card I have used a stamp with a vertical design as my element. 

Check my  blog Here to see more details!

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
Sizzix Embossing Folder Texture Fades  'Damask'  + 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
Hunkydory image
Wooden plaque
Charm
 Die cut cardstock sentiment.
Felt butterflies

The additional prize available if
using both Any shape and the colour  Quartz  along  with your Butterfly
is
Marij Rahder
Butterfly
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.