Thursday, February 12, 2015


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Sabrina our challenge hostess for February continues to bring us fun challenges.

Sabrina tells us that ... The Finnish for February is "helmiku", which means "month of the pearl". Snow melting on twigs and refreezing as drops has a pearllike look. 

For the challenge could take it easy and just use pearls/Liquid Pearls on your card, or you could be adventurous and try out some of the pearl techniques; pull out the old Pearl Ex or Perfect Pearls.

As I had already made this card and it has pearls in the flower centres, I decided to take the easy way out. 

For this card I used the new Sizzix Friends Forever Step-Ups Card Framelits which was released this month. The card base, flowers, vines and sentiment are all dies included in this set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:
Paper: Red; Pink; Green; Blue; Light Blue; DP - TSOL
Dies: Sizzix Friends Forever Step-Ups Card Framelits
Other: Pearls; Foam Tape


Maryann said...

A fun centre step card Frances

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun card, Frances! I love the bold colors and your sweet bitty, pearl centered flowers! Awesome creation!

Liz Williams said...

Your unique folds and gorgeous work bring us a wonderful glimpse of spring. Love all these pretty flowers.

Vicky Gould said...

Can always depend on you for an adorable card!

Lois said...

You created a lovely little garden with your step card, Frances. Love it!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Great new step-up, Frances. Love all the little flowers and their pearls.

Sabrina said...

What an uber-elegant step card, and a great way to showcase those sweet pearly flowers.

Karen Aicken said...

Sweet! Fyi - I'm seeing this card all over Pinterest!! People love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you are the queen of the fancy this flowery one