Friday 27 May 2011

She who dares...

Exciting news! As some of you know,  Daring Cardmakers had their first design team call out last month, and I'm absolutely thrilled to say that I've been selected to become one of the four new design team members - Sharon, Keilly and Leo :) I feel very proud to be joining such a talented team.

Our first dare is 'Passion For Fashion' set by Zuzana, so we want to see dresses, shoes, handbags etc,

And there's the chance to win some fab prizes from   

Join in this week, make sure you follow the rules, and you may be lucky enough to win one of three stamp sets from Imagine That in our Random Draw

Here are the rules:

1. add links to  Imagine That and The Daring Cardmakers to no more that 5 other challenges.

 Here's my little creation...

As the theme was fashion, I had to use fabric! The lavender and pink were from a fabric swatch book, which I've recycled. I've sewn a rough 'tailor's stitch' around the pink fabric, and the lavender has been cut with pinking shears. The picture frame is a digi image, cut and layered onto paper. I've die cut a Core'dinations (I don't think I can make a card without the stuff!) border and backing frame, and sanded. I found some cool tape measure paper chains the other day and used them along with pleated ribbon along the back of the frame. Tuille fabric layered with the flowers in the style of a corsage and crinkled seam binding with a button finish off the card. Thanks for looking x

The Pink Elephant Challenge 'colour combo, dots and crinkle ribbon'
City Crafter 'frames'
The Ribbon Girl 'lilacs and pinks'

Dotty paper, MME 'Stella & Rose'
Seam binding and twine
Flat flowers, Prima
Poppy mulberry flowers, Wild Orchid Crafts
Pleated ribbon, May Arts
Nellie's Doily die (just seen on the top of card)


  1. Welcome to the team Fran! And what a gorgeous card for your first official dare - I love all the various accents.

  2. Wow Fran your card is stunning - love all the pretty fabric and tailoring elements.

    Love Lynda xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Fran!
    love the mix of materials.

  4. Welcome to the team Fran! Your card is real eye candy. I love the colours, material and structure. You are truly stunning fashion designer :0)

    Zuz. x x

  5. Gorgeous card, I love all the material you've used and frame. x

  6. Love this card.... sooo pretty!
    And congratulations!

  7. Fabulous!! love the way you placed that frame ... beautiful design ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  8. So sweet, so adorable, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  9. LOVE this soooooo much!! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  10. Beautiful card!! I love all the layers and fabulous texture. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  11. Super Pretty Fran!! So happy you shared with TPE this challenge! HUGS _LORi

  12. Brilliant card Fran, I love the layering and all the wonderful little details - fab!