Monday, 4 March 2013


I don't know whether anywhere but the UK uses this term? Here, it is short for "Buy One Get One Free"  and that's how I feel about this card, because after I'd used the papers and toppers I'd printed out for the card I was planning to make, I had enough left for another whole card!

This week's CD Sunday challenge is Butterflies  - a perfect excuse to use the Sharon Duncan "Beautiful Butterflies" CD that I've had for years and never used. Before I started playing along with CD Sundays, I just couldn't think what to do with the images. Seeing all your creations every week has inspired me, but this week I still needed a bit of a push to get me to do something more than just "Print out image - stick to card - finished."

And while mooching around and following links from other blogs, I bumped into this super sketch from Random Acts Of Creativity where it is the theme for Sketchbook Saturday 91.

All the papers and the butterfly toppers and sentiments I used are from the CD. I cut out the shapes and inked the edges to hide my scrappy cutting   give the edges some definition and then assembled the card, pausing only to pick up the 500 tiny brads that I dropped on the floor after opening the box upside down to take one out for the flower centre.

There were so many elements left  that I had enough to make my "freebie", a diagonal easel card. I decided to put the sentiment in a slightly unusual place so that it sits centrally below the image when the card is standing up, otherwise it looks a bit tipsy!


The Happy Whisk said...

BOGO is a HUGE coupon term where I live. There's two kinds, free and second one 50% off. Just depends on the market.

Mistys Mum said...

Two lovely cards. x

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Lovely cards, Jane

Beryl said...

Lovely cards Jane. Glad you got to use the much neglected CD.
Thank you for joining in this week.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

Christine said...

Two lovely cards Jane, oops re the brads. Hope you have collected them all now.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week and good luck in the draw.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

Carol said...

They are both beautiful Jane and thank you for joining in with us at Cd Sunday. I was with you over the dropped brads. Been there etc and it was on a laminate floor.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Wynn said...

I smiled your dropped brads cos it's the sort of thing that happens to me allllll the time. Love the colours in your card. Wynn x

Marina said...

Two for the price of one....both beauties. Those butterflies are really lovely and you've chosen great colours and layouts to go with them.

Cazro said...

Two lovely cards which suit our challenge very well. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

starcyl said...

You have been busy, two lovely cards. thanks for joining in with again at CD Sunday.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

sue-b said...

two beautiful cards Jane, both very different from each other yet using the same cd, thank you for sharing with us at Cd Sunday.
sue-b xx
CD Sunday DT

Jocelyn said...

Two very lovely cards. Those butterfly images are great and I love the colours. Had to smile about the brads - can't be many crafters out there that haven't done something similar! :-)
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh, they're both so gorgeous!!