Friday 20 May 2011

Bugging Me...

I'll be entering it in -

Daring Cardmakers 'Darling Bugs Of May'
Card Patterns Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenges 'In The Garden'
Papertake Weekly 'Bloom & Grow'
Lets Craft & Create 'Sew Lovely'

I was going for a light ethereal / dreamy look with this one. Jury is out if I got what I envisaged!

The dandelion stamp is so pretty and delicate, I just stamped with chalk ink and glittered parts of the head. All the leaves were (painstakingly lol) die cut, inked and hand sewn (well, half were), and they represent the scallops from the Card Patterns sketch.

The body of the dragon fly was a pin which I threaded beads onto, and the wings were stamped onto patterned paper, which I thought turned out really well.

Greeting is from Pink Petticoat, with stiched details and some fuzzy tissue paper/ material type stuff which I don't know the name of! My seam binding was orignally cream and coloured with Amethyst Pro Marker.
Little bug is a rub on cut out with Glossy Accents for his shell.

Pink Petticoat greeting from 'With Flowers digi stamps' and yellow backing 'Spring Wishes', Dragonfly wing paper from 'Perfect Papers' kit
Main backing paper, Cosmo Cricket 'Earth Love'
Roses cut from assorted Core'dinations
Seam Binding and pin, the Ribbon Girl
Basic Grey bug from 'Wisteria' rub ons
Dandelion, Gel A Tins stamps


  1. Stunning card the detail is gorgeous love the stitched leaves,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week.
    Louise xx

  2. Superb card. Such lovely details.

  3. Adore your beady pin dragonfly - what a fab idea. Great card altogether!
    Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' Darlin' BUGS of May challenge

  4. Oh wow, this is just gorgeous. I really like your take on our In the Garden theme. Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week. Have a great weekend. x

  5. Such a beautiful project Fran. Really like the way you've used the pin as the body....great idea!

    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  6. LOVELY...such a creative take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  7. WOW!!! What a lovely card! Love your flowers that you have made and the colors! Such lovely details too! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & sunshine! /Sari

  8. Fantastic card love the image and your roses are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x