Sunday 17 July 2011



Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tearoom - Inspiration pic / Red, Pinks, Neutrel, Green


The Shabby Tearoom challenge colours were perfect as I needed to make a 40th Anniversary card, so this was a good starting point! Inspired by the picture, I made a heart shaped wreath by die cutting a heart outline and using paper kraft twine snipped into 'branches' and dotted it with flowers.
I painted Crackle Paint around the edge of the card blank and used a Martha Stewart punch on the backing paper. I used labels 2 cut out of White Wash Coredinations, sanded and layered a doily and circles on top. Some rather yummy ribbons were used, including pink twill stripe, pleated satin and lace. The card was finished off on the side with crinkly seam binding bow with a labels 4 'Ruby' tag. Also used my fabby fine paper twine again (love it) coloured with a Pro Marker to match in the theme.

Doodlebug 'All Mixed Up' rub ons
White Wash Coredinations
S.E.I 'Cross My Heart' paper
DCWV 'Pink Lace' card
Martha Stewart punch
Nesties, Labels 2 and 4
Seam binding, Twill, Pleated satin, The Ribbon Reel
Paper Twines
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in 'Tattered Rose'


  1. WOW this is so so creative and absolutely lovely!!!!! I love the heart!! Very inspirational :-)Thank You so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us this week In The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  2. Wow, I love your paper twine wreath - it's so effective and look amazing! An outstanding card, a real beauty! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  3. Oh wow Fran, this is absolutely stunning, I love the twine wreath such a clever idea with the twine!

  4. This is stunning Fran - love your handmade heart wreath it's so pretty.

    Love Lynda xxx

  5. Fantastic card love how you kept a CAS feel even tho there is loads going on.
    The heart "wreath" is inspired - totally and utterly beautiful x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  6. Oh my... this is a fabulous card. How did you ever think of doing the heart wreath in those "branches" of kraft twine?... that should win a prize on its own. Great work!

  7. Wow what an amazing card, and what a brilliant idea you're so clever!

  8. Wow! Just stunning - love the texture in the heart. Congratulations on being in the RR Top 3!

  9. Fran, I have just discovered your blog and what a pleasure it has been visiting you and becoming a follower. Your style is incredible !! Come and visit if you have time ...