A solid-phase extraction procedure for Pb(II) and Cd(II) as 2,9 dimethyl-4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline complexes on activated carbon cloth (ACC) has been established. In the determination step, flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) was used. The optimum conditions for pH, type and volume of eluent, volume of sample solution, flow rates of eluent, sample solution and matrix effect were determined. For quantitative recovery of the analyte ions, refereed optimum values are as follows: amount of ACC, 0.4 g; pH, 6.0 and eluent, 10 mL 3 M HNO3. To test the accuracy of the method, a certified reference material (CRM) analysis and add-recovery methods were performed. The developed method was applied for the determination of the analyte elements in water and vegetable samples.