Monday, 24 August 2009


This is my very first entry for a blogging competition, its for the weeks allsorts challenge. Its a birthday card for my brother (hes hitting the big 3.0! Haha). This was quite a challenge for me, not only did I have this fab sketch to follow

But somewhere in the design I had to include a torn edge!!!! I love clean straight lines and can often be heard saying "O no its gone all wonkey!" and getting myself in a tizz when Im creating. But actually I found it quite freeing and will definitly be including some torn edges in my future cards and collages.

Enough jacking heres the card.

I was kind of cheep making this one, Im blushing just typing it, but....

The white card and purple paper (around the photo and across the card) are from WH Smith, own range.

The Stripped paper is Lilac Boutique Stripe from Doodlebug Design,

The blue stripe across the page are from Kit 'N Kraft from the summer collection, The lettering (I think) is from Papermania - I dont have any more info as I have thrown away the packaging for it and had to look them up online.

The gems are definitley Papermania.

Finally the image in the centre is not available in any shop, its a photo of my beloved cat Alfie, which I took myself.

I hope he enjoys recieving it as much as I enjoyed making it. I look forward to completing my next blogger challenge, there are so many great ones to try.


  1. Oh Fleur

    I feel so honoured that I set your very first blogging challenge.

    Just think .. .. this is the first challenge you took part in and the first challenge I set! Does this mean we are married LOL!!

    So pleased you enjoyed the tearing part of the challenge and your Alfie photograph is lovely.

    Thank you for taking part in the Allsorts Challenge this week and I hope you have time to play another week.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Hi Fleur, Really lovely card and Alfie is such a gorgeous cat.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    Lisa x

  3. Morning Fleur

    Don't be embarrased, it's a beautiful card even more so because tyouahve used the picture of Alfie and made is especially for your brother who is bound to adore for those very reasons.

    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this wee, and look forward to seeinng more creations from you.

    B x

  4. gorgeous card, I bet your brother will love it as it is so personal

    thanks for playing along with us at allsorts this week :o)


    Amanda xx

  5. Gorgeous card, and such a cute cat.
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

  6. Great card love that darling image of Alfie and congrats glad you enjoyed tearing the papers
    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx