Monday, 25 July 2011

Wish You Were Here?

A new challenge over at Daring Cardmakers and Lynda's set the dare this week, which is: Wish You Were Here -
As it's Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere (although you could actually disagree with that sometimes with the mix of weather we get here in the UK) and the kid's will be starting their Summer Break from School. We'd like to see what's your idea of the perfect getaway destination. Is it a Sandy Beach, a Tropical Paradise, Camping/Caravaning, Countryside or even a City Break! What takes your fancy?

I've gone for a city break (personally, I'm not a camping girl lol) I used the Eiffel Tower image which has been cut from My Minds Eye J'adore paper, and layered it onto a digi postcard to which I added a digi stamp and postmark.

I used my no-set eyelets (these are just wonderful :), threaded seam binding through and embellished with a cute little pencil (to use for the postcard!)

The flower is just two circles punched out of newsprint paper and scrunched with mulberry flowers in the middle.
used a little chipboard heart which I inked for a burnished look, and the glossy accent-ed.

Et voila!

Simon Says Stamps challenge - Newspaper


  1. Uhooi,,
    Wow, This card is a nice, beautiful and creative,,

  2. WoW Fran what stunning card!

    Love Lynda xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Fran, great minds think alike with our choice of holiday destinations this week. I love the soft colours you've used and that cute little pencil.

  4. Oh wow !! this is gorgeous Fran :-) I love the Eiffel Tower, and the whole 'Vacation' theme ,,, fabulous ! :-)

    Congratulations !! :-) you have won the $50 spree to Simon Says Stamp !! :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. Wowwww this is so beautiful Fran!!!!
    Love it!!!

    ♥ Hugs, Inger

  6. Fran, this is a wonderful all the detailing, your little heart, your flower composition, and the story behind it of adding a pencil for the postcard...Brilliant !!

  7. Oh how I love this! The pencil is such a creative touch.