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

28 comments:

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

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous colours and those flowers are lovely!

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

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  4. What a preety card I adore those flowers
    xx

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

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  6. So elegant! It's lovely

    Julie elysia2003 xxx

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

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  8. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x
    SCSC DT

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

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

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

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  11. I absolutely love this card, gorgeous colours x

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  19. This is beautiful!!! Very elegant.

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

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  21. Lovely card, the papers are gorgeous

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

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

    Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me challenges x

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