24 Aug 2016

#61 Butterflies + K is for Kraft Card and or Kaleidoscope.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #60  are in the post below.
Please make sure you check as it could be you.
Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been quite a few!

Thankyou all so much for playing along. 

We are over half way through
the new set of letters and themes.
I've introduced  a new mix 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 this 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.  

Just me again this challenge.
Guest Designers will be back on the next one.


This is what I have chosen for you.
#61  Butterflies + K  is for Kraft card
with the additional option of  K is for Kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope - An optical instrument usually a cylinder
with mirrors containing loose, coloured small  ojects such as glass.
The viewer looks into one end and the light entering the other
end creates a colourful pattern.

So I would like to see  kraft card  used 
on your  project
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.
The optional colour being use lots of  different colours
 on your project.

Here are my inspiration cards for you.

I have used A Hunkdory image
on each one to show the use of colour.






Please pop over to my blog for more detailed info.

(There is still a Monkey over there reeking havoc.
I knew it wa s a bad idea to let him loose on my blog!)

I'm reallly looking forward to seeing some mixed media backgrounds
for this challenge


The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either

Yellow/gold selection


or 


Mauve selection


or 
$10 gift certificate from




The additional prize available if
using both Kraft card  and kaleidoscope colours
+ your butterfly
is 

Sizzix 659268
Butterfly die cut.




Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.
ValeryAnne.

Winners #60

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Vase and/or Vanilla  Challenge.

Thank you all so much for joining in.
Three new players this time so welcome. 
There were some lovely vase shapes used 
and I loved all of your entries. 

I'm struggling with my internet connection tonight which
I think is going to expire  so sorry for the briefness of this post.

 My Top 3

In numerical order are
(9) Black Lissi 

(33)  Charlotte E. 

(36) Janis in ID. 


Congratulations Ladies please take a bow and help yourselves to the
 Top3 badge from the side bar. 

Now onto the winner picked by 
Random Org. 
(28) Kath 

Congratulations.
Kath  please get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive shown  in # 60
 Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.



The winner of the 

for using both 

Vases  and Vanilla 
+ Butterfly

is 

(39) Amanda H. 
Congratulations Amanda.

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

Hope to see you all back in #61.

10 Aug 2016

#60 Butterflies +V is for Vases and/or Vanilla.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #59  are in the post below.
Please make sure you check as it could be you.
Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been quite a few!

Thankyou all so much for playing along. 

We are over  half way through
the new set of letters and themes.
I've introduced  a new mix 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 this 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.  

I have no Guest Designers for the next two challenges
as the prizes remained unclaimed on two challenges.
If you do not check back you can also miss out on 
being asked to be a Guest Designer.

So it's just me today but I have made an extra card to show.

This is what I have chosen for you.

#60  Butterflies + V is for Vases
with the additional option of  V is for the colour Vanilla.

So I would like to see  a vase of some description
on your  project
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

Now you'd think  that as  I set the challenges
that I'd be well prepared each time.
Truth is I go through the alphabet at the beginning
of the year and set all the themes/colours
and then promptly forget about them until
my Guest Designer chooses her letter.
So when I picked  V out  of the bag I went 
into panic mode.  Did I actually have 
any vases in my stash? Yes surprisingly
I did and I'm hoping that when you have 
a look through your stash you will have some too.

Here are my  inspiration cards for you.

Using a  Penny Black Stickeroos.


Using  a LOTV Art pad  pre coloured image..


Using a  pre coloured image by Hunkydory.


Please pop over to my blog for more detailed info.

(You may well find a Monkey in residence over there
but I have managed to sneak back into the craft room
and uploaded a post when he wasn't looking. )


The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either

Green selection


or
Pink selection




or 
$10 gift certificate from




The additional prize available if
using both  Vases  and the colour Vanilla
+your butterfly
is 

Sheena Douglas
Monarch Butterfly stamp.


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.
ValeryAnne.

Winners #59

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Punches and/or Pink Challenge.

Thank you all so much for joining in.
There were 48 players and 3 new participants.
I loved the gorgeous shades of pink 
and all of the punches used. 


 My Top 3

In numerical order are

(3)  Terrie(paper addict)

(42)  Majda  

(43)  Eve


Congratulations Ladies please take a bow and help yourselves to the
 Top3 badge from the side bar. 

Now onto the winner picked by 
Random Org. 
1 to 48
I'm using my iPad so can't do a download.

(9)  Ginny B. 

Congratulations.
Ginny  please get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 59
 Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.



The winner of the 
Sizzix Thinlits Die 660802
for using both 

Punches  and Pink
+ Butterfly

is
(23)  Lynn

Congratulations 

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

Hope to see you all back in #60.

27 Jul 2016

#59 Butterflies + P is for Punches and/or Pink.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #58  are in the post below.
Please make sure you check as it could be you.
Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been quite a few!

Thankyou all so much for playing along. 

We are  half way through
the new set of letters and themes.
I've introduced  a new mix 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 this 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

They will also be commenting on your entries.  

I'm  delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer

Please Welcome  back
Alice P.
(Winner #55)

I'm a 54 years old 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!
My English isn't very good, so I hope to haven't made too much mistakes in this my presentation... Lol
Hope you like my little works and I can't wait to see yours!

Alice has chosen 

#59  Butterflies + P is for Punches
with the additional option of  P is for the colour Pink.

So I would like to see something that has been  Punched out
on your  project (no die cuts allowed)
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

Here is Alice's card 

Lots of punched out elements here.
Just look at the cute blossom tree.


Please pop over to Alice's blog to see the full details

Thank you for being my Guest Designer
for #59

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.


I have used a border punch on both of these cards
using a different method on each.


Please pop over to my blog for more detailed info.

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either



(A) Blue selection

or

(b)  Yellow /gold selection 


or 
$10 gift certificate from




The additional prize available if
using both  Punches  and the colour Pink
+your butterfly
is 

Sizzix Thinlits Die 660802


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.
ValeryAnne.

Winners #58

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Dimension and/or Denim Challenge.

 
Thank you all so much for joining in.
There were some great examples of Denim
and I loved all of your Dimensional  elements.


 My Top 3
I just couldn't get my list down to less than 5 again 
so 

In numerical order they are

(4) Ginny B
(Ginny used an EF with believe it or not white shoe polish!)

( Made a beautifully decorated treasure box)

(Gorgeous  classic design with dimension)

(with delicated punched flowers)

(Beautiful Black/white card with just a splash of denim)



Congratulations Ladies please  take a bow and  help yourselves to the
 Top3 badge from the side bar. 

Now onto the winner picked by 
Random Org. 


( in CAS style but so effective )

Congratulations.
Rahmat please get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 58
 Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.



The winner of the 

Sizzix Thinlits Die 659125


for using both 
Dimension and Denim
+ Butterfly

is 



( 7)  Priya Mistra

Unfortunately I was unable to leave a comment
on Priya's layout as I do not have a google + account
but I loved reading her post about it. 


Congratulations Priya

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

Hope to see you all back in #59.

13 Jul 2016

#58 Butterflies + D is for Dimension and/or Denim.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #57 are in the post below.
Please make sure you check as it could be you.
Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been quite a few!

Thankyou all so much for playing along. 

We are  half way through
the new set of letters and themes.
I've introduced  a new mix 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 this 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.

They will also be commenting on your entries.  

I'm  delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer

Please Welcome 
Sue (Olliesman)
(Winner #53)



Married..Two children and two Grandsons..started crafting with my Nan and Mam when I was little we would sit and knit and crochet and embroider. Got into making cards when hubby first took ill so that's around 10 years now and I love it. I'm now retired from work and my husband's full time carer and my cards are mainly for family, friends and charity. Would like to thank Mrs A for asking me to be a Guest on her fabulous blog..huggles Sue xxx

Sue has chosen 

#58  Butterflies + D is for Dimension
with the additional option of  D is for the colour Denim.

So I would like to see lots of 3d and layers 
on your  project
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

Here is Sue's card 

You'll have to admit it's a stunner!!



Please pop over to Sue's blog to see the full details

Thank you for being my Guest Designer
for #58

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.


Here is my inspiration for you.



Please pop over to my blog for more details.


The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.

Hessian goody bag
containing either

Pink 

or
Purple 

or 
$10 gift certificate from


The additional prize available if
using both  Dimension and the colour Denim
+ your butterfly
is 

Sizzix Thinlits Die 659125


Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Please note
 that if you are only playing for the challenge and not the prizes
then please say in the comments below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.
ValeryAnne.

Winners #57

Hello again.
Time to announce the winners of 
my  Years and/or Yellow Challenge.

 2 new players participated. 
Welcome. 
Thank you all so much for joining in..

All of your entries were excellent
examples of  yellow
and those of you that played with years
came up with some interesting 
outside of the box examples.
Not all ones I had thought of
so well done.

 My Top 3
I kept coming back to these 5 cards
time and time again  and would 
have been here till the cows came home
trying to whittle down further so I didn't!
My reasoning why is below.

In numerical order they are

(With this pretty exploding box with the 
daintiest rose nestling in the base with a butterfly).

(11) Brenda
(The wording cleverly represents Years
and I love the big butterfly).

(I love the layers and those delicate flowers
with the butterflies nestling in the lace /trellis).

(25) Shartl
(The single red flower +butterfly against the
 striking yellow background had me mesmerised).

(I love the feel of the Jungle in this card and wow
what a magnificent Jaguar!).


Congratulations Ladies please  take a bow and  help yourselves to the
 Top3 badge from the side bar. 

Now onto the winner picked by 
Random Org. 
I'm  pleased to say the winner was also in my Top 5 last time.


(Look closely at the stem of the roses.
Brilliant interpretation).


Congratulations.
Zoe please get in touch using the email address
in the side bar letting me know which prize
 you would like to receive Shown in # 57
 Please also take your Winners Badge from the side bar.



The winner of the 
Stampography
Butterfly stamp


for using both 
Years and Yellow
+ Butterfly

is


Congratulations Maureen

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

Hope to see you all back in # 58

29 Jun 2016

#57 Butterflies + Y is for Years and/or Yellow.

Welcome back to my Butterfly Challenge.

Winners results for #56 are in the post below.
Please make sure you check as it could be you.
Unclaimed prizes go back into the pot and there have been quite a few!

Thankyou all so much for playing along. 

We are nearly half way through
the new set of letters and themes.
I've introduced  a new mix 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 this 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.

They will also be commenting on your entries.  

I'm  delighted to introduce you to my next Guest Designer

Please Welcome 
Penny (Sunshinepen)
(Winner #52)
I am Penny better known on Blogland as Sunshinepen.  I  live in a beautiful log cabin in North Devon with my partner Dennis. I am a mum and grandma with 5 grandchildren, where does the time go?
I really enjoy entering challenges, especially where butterflies are involved and Mrs A's Challenge is just perfect. And I was over the moon to find out that I had won challenge 52.
I have always been a crafty sort of person, dabbling in watercolor paints for many years and have been a photography since the year dot. I even have a go at knitting and sewing!! 
I have made this card especially for my eldest Daughter Kathy who is 39 on 28th June so the challenge of Yellow, Years and Butterflies was just perfect for her. I hope you are inspired by my work and would love you to pop over to visit my blog http://groovyquail.blogspot.co.uk 
Have fun and good luck with challenge and I look forward to visiting you to see what you make. 
Crafty hugs x


Penny has chosen 

#57  Butterflies + Y is for Years
with the additional option of  Y is for the colour Yellow.

So I would like to see  Dates of some description
i.e numbers depicting years
or calendar pages or a specific birthday/ anniversary
(18yrs,21yrs, 25th 50th maybe)

on your  project
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

Here is Penny's card 


Made for her Daughters Birthday. 

Please pop over to Penny's blog to see the full details

Thank you for being my Guest Designer
for #57

Please take your Guest Designer badge
from the side bar.

Here is my inspiration for you.
I was actually on a roll this afternoon and made
5 cards up.  I was so mesmerised listening to the BBC on i player of the 
shenanigans going on in Politics at the moment.
Gives a new meaning to Whistle while you work!!
(I even made one for a Birthday not due till  Jul 2017).
Here are the first 2.



You can see more details over on my Blog

The Winner may choose one item from the following prizes.
I 'm afraid I have rather dipped out this time as I only have
 pink bags made up but in mitigation the contents do differ!!

So

Hessian goody bag
containing either

Pink bag 1.

Pink bag 2.


or 
$10 gift certificate from


The additional prize available if
using both  Years  and the colour Yellow
+ your butterfly
is 



Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above
and enter your creations in 
Mr Linky below.
Please note
 that if you are only playing for the challenge and not the prizes
then please say in the comments below.
Happy crafting .
See you soon.
ValeryAnne.