Wednesday, 18 August 2010

My Favourite Colour Card

I've been itching to try out the papers and embellishments of a Do Craft Goodie Bag that I bought when we were on holiday down in Poole, so tonight I have sat and made this:

and I am really pleased with it. The papers are from Henbury Lane - perfect days of summer collection, and I have matted each piece on some deep purple card from my stash. I love these papers, not only because they are purple (my favourite colour) but the majority of them have glitter on them, although it doesn't show in the photo.

The punch I have used is a Friskars one that I have had for a while, and the flowers with the pearls in the middle are from The Works. I bought them because they are unusual, since they are made out of satin organza and quite glittery. However, when I have tried to use them before they have never looked right, but I think they do now on this card.

To finish the card I have used one of my butterflies cut on the craft robo, and matted it on the same swirly paper and card I have used for the main square. The ovals are cut using 'nesties'. I have added 3 flat backed gems for a bit of sparkle to the middle of the butterfly.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Sweetest Thing - Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge
One Stitch at a Time - Pack a Punch
Flutterby Wednesdays - Receipe (1 Sparkle; 2 papers; 3 buttons or gems)
The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - What Little Girls Are Made Of
Crafts and Me Challenge - Petals and Pearls
Crafty Creations Challenge - Butterflies
Craftalicious Challenge - Pearls and Swirls


  1. Great job! I love how you showcased the flowers on here!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous colours and those flowers are lovely!

  3. Gorgeous card, just love that butterfly. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT.
    Carol Ann xx

  4. What a preety card I adore those flowers

  5. this is beautiful Caroline, very elegant! :) Xx

  6. So elegant! It's lovely

    Julie elysia2003 xxx

  7. This is just beautiful! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  8. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  9. Wow this is just beautiful - thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations Challenge!

  10. Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Great card!
    Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  11. I absolutely love this card, gorgeous colours x

  12. Pretty card, love the colour & you're right those flowers definately suit the card.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
    Sharon x

  13. oh my what a pretty card! That butterfly is exquisite! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.

  14. forgot to say before... Thanks for joining us at OSAAT for our Pack a Punch challenge this week! Gemma :)

  15. Beautiful card i love the pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  16. Beautiful card Caroline, love the colour combo and glad you found the time to play with your goodie bag. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

    Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

  17. Love those goody bags. You have made a Stunning card xx

  18. Beautiful card Caroline. Love the colours used and the design papers you have used.

  19. This is beautiful!!! Very elegant.

  20. Such a pretty card, love the colours
    Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious

  21. Lovely card, the papers are gorgeous

  22. I love it, it's beautiful! Thank you so much for sending it to me in this months swap. x x x

  23. Such a pretty card and the papers go together beautifully. Well done x

    Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me challenges x