Wednesday, 13 January 2010

My Allsorts Challenge Card

There is a great Challenge on the Allsorts Challenge blog this week for which I have made this card.

I've used a piece of red paper from Papermania 'Simply' Elegant, that was the first paper pack I ever bought about 3 years ago, which I have backed onto a piece of red handmade paper. Since I am in love with the 'craft robo' butterflies I have added one to a circle of handmade paper, which is matted onto a white scalloped circle.

I have added a piece of ribbon with a peel off for the sentiment to finish off the card.

Really pleased with this card, and using up some of my very 'old' stash.

Having made the challenge card above, I liked the layout so much that I had to do another using some black and white paper that I ordered off ebay the other day.

For this card I have cut 5 strips of paper/card, 2 of which have been 'swiss dotted' in the cuttlebug, and added the same butterfly to a piece of black card backed onto a white scalloped circle.

On the left I have tied a black bow with organza ribbon, and added a 'Happy Birthday' peel off to the bottom of the card straight onto some black cardstock.

I so love black and white at the moment, not sure why, but think it is just so elegant.


  1. Think they are both lovely cards Caroline, so striking and similar but different IYSWIM. Love the versatile butterfly.

  2. They are lovely, love the striking colour combinations and the butterflies are stunning x

  3. I absoloutely love both of these cards, they are so pretty xx

  4. Both cards are great but the black and white is my favourite - dramatic yet elegant, lovely.

  5. Gorgeous cards, my favourite is the red one but it is a close call.

  6. Both cards are stunning and loooove those butterflies so delicate

    Thanks for sharing and playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  7. both so beautiful caroline :) Xx

  8. Hi Caroline, Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful butterfly.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x