Saturday, 10 September 2011


It's Keilly's first dare this week over at Daring Cardmakers and she has chosen this gorgeous inspiration photo. Use the colours from the photo and also include butterflies!

Now I love Hydrangea flowers, and decided I must make one for this card! I made it by cutting a polystyrene ball in half and stuck these little flowers that I die cut all over the ball. I've used pearls and ink for decoration. I've added some roses and lush velvet leaves, splattered with some paint for interest, and some coiled Core'dinations flourishes.


This lovely lace from the Ribbon Reel has been layered over some natural mesh, and this fab X-Cut border finishes it nicely. The butterflies are a digi image which I've chalk inked and layered for dimension.


Challenges: Card Patterns - sketch

 Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Lets Create challenges - Blast From The Past - '#18 Say It With Flowers'

Papers, Etsy
Digi Butterflies, Two Peas In A Bucket
X-Cut 'Margaret' border die
Nellies Multi Frame 'Doily' dies
Pink & Green lace, The Ribbon Reel
Flowers, Wild Orchid crafts
Polystyrene ball, Hobbycraft


  1. Beautiful! Love the floral ball and the beautiful papers!

  2. wow this card is soooooo beautiful :-))) hugs

  3. Gorgeous card Fran, I love how you've created the little bouquet of blooms! x

  4. the layered ribbons and the hydrangea are just to die for!

  5. Fran, this is such a fabulous card! I love your hydrangea bouquet and butterfly and paper flowers and laces and buttons :0)

    Zuz. x x

  6. Your card is stunning. Love the colours they look awesome together. Thanks for joining in our birthday challenge over at Let's Craft and Create and we look forward to seeing more of your projects in the future.

  7. Fran, your card is absolutely stunning. Really love how you've made your hydrangea flowers!

  8. Fran, you make the most fabulous cards; this is another beauty, love the hydrangea and all the yummy, wow, wow...

  9. Absolutly stunningly beautiful Fran!!!