Saturday, 8 October 2011

October Flowers

Over at Daring Cardmakers, we're back to the Flower of the Month challenge and the flowers for the month of October are Cosmos or Calendula.

I've chosen Cosmos, and used the sketch from Card Patterns and the colours from Moxie Fab World's 
'Treat Yourself' challenge - oranges, cream, toffee and brown. Yum!

Decorative scissors have been used to create the 'postage stamp' background, and just layered up from there! For the side border I've layered 7Gypsies paper, doily edge punched card strip and some negative stipes of card from my border punches that were on my desk. I've stamped some doilies with two different brown inks and heat embossed using some lovely lustre embossing powder and then die cut. The middle doily has a Basic Grey sticker in there centre and finished off with a word sticker and twine bow.

The Cosmos flower image is printed from the internet onto textured card, die cut and inked. I've made a  seam binding bow which has been dampened, scrunched and finished with some brown lace and a Prima Pebble. For the greeting I've used a lolly (pop) and popped a sticker on it.


Moxie Fab World 'Treat Yourself'

Card Patterns - Sketch 135
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


  1. This is just lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

  2. Very pretty Fran!!!

  3. Hey Fran! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  4. Gorgeous!! I love the subtle flower image and the colours are wonderful x