Saturday, 21 May 2011

Week 16 - Theme

Hello LIMettes and welcome to another week.
Thank you for all your fabulous support for 'Embossing week' you all worked so hard.
Look out for the showCASe, to be published in the next couple of days.
Chosing them is  a very difficult job, but we both tend to agree instantly, which is quite spooky!
So onto this week's challenge. It's theme week and we have chosen
Butterfly/Butterflies
How easy peasy is that! We are so good you you! [But what are they building up to we hear you cry!]
So as usual, as long as your design is CLEAN & SIMPLE, the worlds your oyster...or butterfly!
You can do one or a whole flutter, it's entirely up to you.
We look forward to seeing your entries.
 **There is a little difference this week in the form of a 'spot prize'
it will be awarded to one LIMette, whose card has that' je ne sais quoi'
Good Luck! **

It's me first this week Mandi

For my card this week I stamped the wonderful Woodware Bubble Butterfly [I got mine here]and embossed in gold. I then used a mixture of 'Silkies' and 'Glitzies' to randomly fill in the bubbles. Not forgetting a few various sized gems too! I hadn't used Silkies before and have to say I quite like the effect specially in the black card stock. At first I wasn't adding enough        and they were drying a bit streaky, so I decided to add Glamour Dust
 to them before they completely dried. For a different effect I did find that 'flooding' with the colour gives a more pleasing effect, so will remember in future! For a glossy look I also added Diamond Glaze to some of the spots.




I also tried it on white card stock, for a different look.





** Click the images for a larger picture,to see more detail **





Now it's me Chrissie
The background panel was cut with a Nestie and embossed and inked with sponge daubers using Mellow Moss and Bashful Blue. The plants are from an Inkylicious clear set of stamps and the butterflies from an old stamp I've had for years.
I stamped the latter in black Archival Ink which I then embossed with Holographic embossing powder.Next I coloured the gaps with a green Sakura pen which I then sprinkled with some Glamour Dust.
The sentiment is mounted very crookedly on the wooden block and the only way to get it stamped straight is to use some form of stamp positioner... I used my Lego bricks and a piece of acetate, (see week 1) but you could purchase a Stampamajig through Mandi.
TIP  You can remove stamps from their wooden blocks by popping them in the microwave for a few seconds, which softens the adhesive and allows the stamps to be re-stuck if required, I did this with some stamps which had already been mounted but which weren't trimmed closely enough for my liking.

We do hope you wil have fun again this week, we can;t wait to see your beautiful butterflies.

** The time for your entries has been extended by 2 hours to 10pm Fridays
Hope this will help those of you who work and struggle to meet the earlier deadline **

Happy crafting and have a good week.

37 comments:

  1. Oooh brill! Well I shall have to try and make mine tonight after work but before my friend's hen night! i suspect you'll see me lots this week LIMettes! ;D
    Lizy x

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  2. Yes! Who doesn't love butterflies? I have an idea... see you later! Vx

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  3. Fantastic!! love butterflies :O) I've been sick for a couple of weeks,
    Love this challenge to start back with.

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  4. Two brilliant butterfly cards for inspiration

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  5. Beautiful samples girls, I tune in every week, but my commitments normally prevent me from making something. I love butterflies, so I may have to try and find some time this week! Judith xx

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  6. So beatiful cards!!Thanks for another great challenge!I´ve added mine!
    Hugs

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  7. Butterflies! How fantastic. I predict a bumper selection this week, maybe your biggest yet.
    Lynne xxx

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  8. Hiya...
    Damn - I just put my butterfly in on the embossed one!! Not to worry, I can't enter this one as not going to be here!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  9. Another fabulous challenge ladies thank you!

    Ali x

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  10. Love the cards they are super, Going to have a real good blog hop round them all tonight. Love Hazelxoxo

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  11. Brilliant! My favourite subject! Looking forward to seeing everyone's entries.

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  12. Just love Butterflies so what a brillant challenge. Thanks Chrissi and Mandi. Just spent a happy hour just looking.

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  13. Great inspiration again C&M and fellow LIMettes! thank you for an easy one this week too:O) off to have a ponder now :O) Viv ( Daizy-Mae)xx

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  14. Fantastic cards ladies.
    Linbyx

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  15. Butterflies are a perfect choice and both your cards are beautiful...I "want" that butterfly bubble stamp...have never seen it before...love it! Now am off to do mine...can't believe how many entries there already are...and can't wait to start commenting on them since I was not able to last week!!

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  16. A truley beautifull card Luv Sue x

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  17. Wow What a beautiful butterflies. I love them. What a super, super stamp. I couldn't found him on the site you gave. But your cards and layout are wonderful.
    Gr. Marja

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  18. Seems like I am the odd one out, as I don't care for butterflies on cards at all. When I saw the challenge this morning I imediately thought of my favorite Elvis song, 'This time Lord you gave me a mountain' and it is a real mountain for me to have to climb but will have a good go.
    Kath x

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  19. Thanks Girls - loved playing along!

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  20. Knock out samples ladies and great theme as most of us love Butterflies thank you. XOXO Zoe

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  21. Sorry but it just HAD to be done! I've entered a Christmas card to this challenge - but it DOES include a butterfly (well, the WORD butterfly at least!)

    Hugs, Sandra

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  22. I am so itching to get cracking, but I'm not sure it will even be tonight! :( Oh well...I will be back in ernest tomorrow! :D
    Lizy x

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  23. What a lovely theme for a challenge, I've really enjoyed having a go, hope you like my attempt, Janet M x

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  24. Hi there ladies sorry for late arrival, I know no excuses, Gorgeous inspiration yet again! Thank you both:0) xxx

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  25. Gorgeous cards from everyone !! I am tring to get around everyone but apologies if I don;t make it ,,, there are so many !! :-)
    Can I ask if you could make the links change colour when we have visited. I come in for a few mins here and there and don't always remember where I've already been !!
    It is possible to do this in advanced template designer ??? :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  26. ,OK have changed links to GREY
    visited to BRown

    Orange makes my eyes go funny!

    Let me know if better

    mandi

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  27. Great challenge and great job, ladies!!

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  28. Brilliant cards. I'm late in getting mine made but that's because it was my husband's birthday yesterday and we had sons and DsIL staying with us over the weekend. We're back to normal now so I'm trying to catch up. Sorry, this is a quick one this week. Funnily enough I like it. Hazel x

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  29. hi guys tried to leave a comment yesterday but blogger was having none of it,anyway just wanted to say your samples are stunning,and great inspiration,thanks girls hugs cheryl xxxx

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  30. So two weeks of butterflies for me! Funny that - but not complaining at all. Even did a trio for you both. Thanks as always ladies - great designs and blog.
    Sarah

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  31. You have a great blog here!! Awesome work. This is my first time playing along :) Thanks!

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  32. Wow so many amazing creations shared to this link .Lots of inspiration in one place ! Thanks ladies for your superb examples and for providing the venue . Bit late but I'm in .

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  33. I'm back and wow I hadn't realised how much I had missed...so have tried to do some catching. Apologies for the post..blogger has inserted some lovely big gaps in an already overlong post, for me!!!
    Congrats to all the previous winners and what amazing examples in the gallery, I look forward to catching up with as many as possible...sorry if I don't get to visit everyones blogs but I love looking at all the thumbnails and seeing what unique things everyone creates!!!
    Diane x

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  34. Opps!...I have edited my post so only 5 challenges inc LIM now!

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  35. great fun. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to admire a really beautiful cards.

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  36. Already removed the card that you did wrong. I hope that now it is good:)

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  37. Thanks Mandi and Chrissie for a fantastic challenge, I have really enjoyed it. Must dash...just off to check into The Priory for my butterfly addiction...lol. xxx

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