Monday, 22 August 2011

Sugar Plum

I'm delighted to announce that I've been asked to join the Design Team over at the The Ribbon Reel challenge blog! TRR is one of my favourite blogs/shops so I'm very happy to joining such a great team :) The new current Challenge #9 is 'Sugar Plum' - a colour challenge using: Plum, Silver or Grey, Green

So here is my first DT card!

I started out by using my doily lace punch along the bottom of the Core'dinations backing card and sanded the edges. I've used the lovely grey paper from the new Echo Park 'Victoria Gardens' collection and layered, embossed and sanded strip of purple card then used lace, ribbon and twine across the card. To make the newspaper flower, I cut lengths of paper and gathered them into a rosette onto a sticky die cut circle and finished off with some tissue paper and a brad.

A doily and Nesties Labels 2 which have been embossed and sanded (no, never!) add some shape to the card, and crinkled seam binding topped with scrunched tissue paper discs and paper rose which I've highlighted with white paint give texture. The card is finished off with Perfect Pearls dots and a chipboard heart with glazed with Crackle Accents.

Lace, pleated satin ribbon, Bakers twine, seam binding and rose from The Ribbon Reel
Echo Park 'For The Record' Newsprint paper and
Sentiment, Pink Petticoat
Nestibilities Labels 2 dies
Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder


  1. This is gorgeous Fran! I lov the chipboard heart and the newspaper rosette, all beautiful embellishments! So nice to have you with us at The Ribbon Reel too, xx

  2. Stunning card Fran, how gorgeous is that newspaper rosette! x

  3. Congrats !! What wonderful news...
    I adore your card, especially that newspaper rosette....and the colors make it all look so rich.xooxox

  4. `Congratulations` on your DT position Fran you are so deserving.Your card is `Beautiful` I love the colours and how you have your own unique style..TFI
    Enjoy the rest of your day :) xxx

  5. Congrats Fran!
    This is such a BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    Love it!

    ♥ Hugs, Inger