Thursday, 5 May 2011

Hope & Glory

Firstly, just a thank you to the ladies at the The Shabby Tearoom for putting me in their Terrific Top 3, for this card. Really pleased about that :)

And now onto the next card...

I will be putting it in these challenges:
Daring Cardmakers 'By Royal Appointment'
Totally Papercrafts 'Glitter'
Papercutz Challenge 'Anything goes'

Well I confess I had a bit of a 'mare with this! I had a really good (so I thought) idea for this project, but when I put it together it looked totally wrong and I just could not get it looking right for love nor money... I think I finally cracked it lol.

The Union jack was made with Core'dinations and cut with Labels 4 Nestibilities, and then sanded to make it shabby retro. The crown is a Prima stamp I embossed and layered it onto a Doodlebug 'Stick With It' double sided sticker and covered it in glitter to make it royally shine! Flower is Core'dinations again, scrunched, sanded and pinched to make a (bit of) a diamond shape, rose is hand rolled and sprayed in Crafters Companion Gold Spray and Sparkle. My greeting was printed and the gramophone and music note are digi cut and inked.

Graph paper, Pink Petticoat Perfect Papers
Red, blue and white Core'dinations
Prima crown stamp
Making Memories metal clip
Doodlebug Stick With It adhesive transfer (stamp)


  1. Wow this card is totally FABULOUS! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  2. Fabulous - and such a lot of work too. Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers "By Royal Appointment" challenge this week

  3. Very `Gorgeous` Lots of beautiful eye candy to catch up with!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend:) x

  4. Hi Fran, just had a geat time looking through your AMAZING BLOG its brill. love your work, looking forward to seeing more. hugs chris xx