Ring a ring O' roses and some exciting news

First of all my card for the challenge at Allsorts this week which is Ring a ring O' roses - which I am old enough to remember singing and playing when I was a child! I've used the same die I used on this card here. This time I have gone for a more traditional red and green and left off the background diecut.

I used a spellbinders folder to create the embossed background and inked over lightly with TH festive berries and iced spruce. The ribbon I have had for ever and keep forgetting to use it - I decided it went rather nicely with this die cut and background. I then added a double cut sentiment. I used my snippets box for the roses and sentiment. In fact there was not a big enough piece to cut the sentiment in green, but by layering up, you can't tell part of it is missing! Of course I have new sheets of card I could have used to cut it, but then it wouldn't have been snippets or an entry into the snippet playground over on Di's blog. I do find myself keeping very small snippets of red and green as they are so useful for leaves and berries or in this case roses.

Did you see that they are going to have a special birthday week over on Allsorts?

Now for my exciting news. I am a member of the DT at Swedish House Crafts and also the co-ordinator for the team.

Look out for my makes and in the mean time why not pop over and look at all the lovely goodies in the shop - I know you will be tempted! There is a link at the top of my sidebar and you can meet the rest of the team too.


Claire said…
I love the colour combination and the ribbon going through the middle is a really nice and effective idea, fab card x
Ooohh, how exciting, many congratulations on your DT role. Your card is absolutely beautiful and just perfect for this week's challenge. The ring of roses looks stunning and I love your background too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x
Kathleen said…
Gorgeous background and love the subtle colouring, a super roses die.
Congratulations on the new DT.
Thank you for joining in our 'Roses' challenge this week at Allsorts

Kath x
brenda said…
Roses all around literally Lynn, both the background and focally, perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining in with our 'Roses' theme at Allsorts this week.

And good luck with your new spot at SHC, enjoy.

B x
How VERY VERY Beautiful. Love it.
PS Congratulations on your DT post.
Di said…
Brilliant snippets card Lynn - love how the embossed background goes so perfectly with your ring of roses! And well done you on the Swedish House DT post - richly deserved indeed. Off to peek at the link now, sigh, I might be gone some time!


Di xx
Aquarius said…
Great snippets card - that's a really nice rose wreath die too and the background embossing is just right.
KandA said…
Wonderful card, great design and super dies - you would never know about the missing bit of sentiment xx
Mervi said…
Congrats Lynn for your new DT job.
Gorgeous card with pretty die of roses.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m
AlisonC said…
This is gorgeous. The pretty soft background is the perfect foil for your wreath.
scrappymo! said…
Congratulations on your design Team and Coordinator duties!
Your card is so pretty.