5 Jul 2013

Ali-Craft Monthly Blog Challenge # 2 - 'Butterflies'

Good morning, welcome to our second challenge. Thank you to all of you that entered our very first challenge last month. We had a fantastic response and some wonderfully creative projects were shared.
Our winner who will be sent the wonderful prize of two Graphic 45 paper pads is :

Well done you lucky lady, please contact Ali and she will send you your prize.

Now to our challenge for July.  Our theme is 'Butterflies', we have shared a lovely photo of some glorious images of butterflies, we do hope this inspires you. You can enter your creations below via the link. You may use any image, all that we ask is that a butterfly is visable somewhere on your work.  Please see the challenge rules below on how to enter.

We are offering another great prize, this month is :
A £15.00 on-line voucher to be spent on the Ali-Craft Website.

Firstly, before we get to DT's creations, we would like to thank everyone for applying for the DT post, we had so many wonderful entries, but can only take two. After a lot of consideration we have managed to pick two and a guest designer, so would like to officially welcome Jane Millard and Angela Radford to our Design Team. We also welcome our Guest Design Team Member - Becky
Please do check out their fantastic blogs, click on their names to see more.

Here are the Design Team makes for July/August :-

Barbara using Doo Lally Pip stamps 8th July
Clare using Artistic Outpost stamps 15th July

From the 22nd July to 26th August :

The DT will all be bringing you some fantastic designs using the Prima Doll stamps. Each designer will be using a different doll, so can't wait to see what they come up with.

We are doing a Prima doll stamp multi-buy special on our website during this time
Stamps are available from our website
The Ali-Craft Design Team Challenge Makes

Ali's card 
I also used this for a white on white challenge

Andrea's Card
Using the Kaisercraft Perfume Clear stamp

Angela's using Kaisercraft Vintage stamps

Barbara's card

pop over to her blog for project details (via side bar)

Becky - Our Guest Designer 
Card - Stamps were IndigoBlu and Ecogreen inks.

Dusty Concorde and Seedless Preserve and a tcw stencil.


  Tag - Tim Holtz stamps inks - Adirondack sunset Yellow, Sunset Orange, Red Pepper and Raisin.

Clare's card
From the Artistic Outpost stamps

Heidi's Tag using
Kaisercraft 'Botanical' & 'Life Sentiments' stamps
Bo Bunny 'Isabella' Paper & 'Tim Holtz' 'Milled Lavender' & Victorian 'Velvet Ink' pads

Jane's card 
Using the lovely Artistic Outpost stamps set

Blog entry by Jean
(if you don't have a blog, just email me your entry, and i will add it for you)

2 Cards by Petronella  

Card by Stacy

Here are some rules we would like you to adhere to, when entering our challenges.
Ali-Craft Blog Challenge Rules

(1) You can use any images to enter our challenge.

(2) Please also leave a comment on the blog post.
(3) You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES ONLY PLEASE and you may combine with other challenges.

(4) You MUST follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only.

(5) Please provide a link to our blog in your post.

(6) Please leave a link (via link below) to your actual card, not just to your blog.
(7) Please turn off Word Verification on your blogs, it makes it so much easier & quicker to leave a comment on your blogs.
(8) The challenge finishes on Saturday 3rd August 2013 @ 4pm and the new challenge, will start on Saturday, 10th August 2013.

We are looking forward to visiting your blogs to see all of your lovely projects.  Please do leave us a comment.


  1. Fabulous cards from the design team, thank you so much

    looking forward to seeing all the entries for our 2nd challenge
    ali x

  2. Yay - congratulations to Avril! What a wonderful array of projects for the new theme... look forward to playing along.
    Alison x

  3. WOW - I'm so thrilled to have been picked as the winner.
    Thank you so much.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  4. Thanks for another great challenge and congratulations to the winner from last weeks challenge. Fabulous inspiration from the DT
    x catherine

  5. lots of lovely inspiration again this month

  6. Thanks for a great challenge and stunning dt creations...TFS!!
    hugs and xxx

  7. Some wonderful inspiration from the DT. Congrats to Mrs B for her winning entry too. Anne x

  8. A fabulous winning tag and great inspiration from the team! Chrisx

  9. Thank you for a great challenge, Annette x

  10. Lovely inspiration ladies :)
    Von ☺

  11. Popular theme and stunning samples XOXO Zoe

  12. Pleased to have found your blog and website via Zoe and Facebook. X

  13. Great DT samples and gorgeous winner from last time. Elizabeth x

  14. Such a great challenge, your lovely DT cards inspired me to enter twice! x

  15. Lovely samples, just getting my entry in at last minute !

  16. Hi Ali, I have just sent a link to enter my card for the butterfly challenge, Its the first time I have done this so hope I have done it correct. I am going to send a different view of the same card.
    Thank you, Sandra