Friday, 26 April 2013

Birthday Bling

Hello again, I'm back as promised with the details of the new challenge over at Polka Doodles today which was chosen by doodler, Alethea, as today is her birthday.
Happy Birthday Alethea - hope it's a good one!

Alethea would like to see birthday projects with some added bling which in my case is quite subtle as it comes from some glitter card.

My image is the lovely Libby the gypsy girl from the new mini CD, Fredericka, recently launched by Nikky and she's my favourite on the CD. I think she looks so sweet with her basket of mushrooms although I hope she's not going to eat them as some of them appear to be toadstools!
I printed her out on to thick smooth cartridge paper and then coloured her with my new obsession, Distress Stains as they're so wonderfully easy to paint with and you can mix the colours to make even more shades. I usually dab them on to a ceramic plate and pick the colour up with a paintbrush. I die cut the image with a Papermania frilly die and added it to a mat of pink glitter card die cut with the next size up die in the set.
I covered the 8x8 card blank with some pretty ditsy patterned blue paper from the same CD and added a central border of mushroom paper, trimmed along the scalloped edge in the pattern and added to a glitter card mat. Before sticking the border in place, I tied some pink chiffon ribbon round and finished with a bow.
I added a cream doily, matted the sentiment from the CD on more glitter card and finished off my design with a lacy design metal butterfly (these were a bargain from The Range - only £1 for 4!).

I hope you have a lovely day and a great weekend.
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Free For All


  1. Oh my, you are on a roll today! Lovely card. Dark clouds zooming up here too! Why don't you keep your bad weather instead of sending it over here!?

  2. Beautiful creation which I'm sure brought a smile! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Such a wonderful sweet card :)

  4. Fliss, you do some amazing coloring! What an adorable little girl! Sweet card! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

  5. Hi Fliss, she is soo pretty - love how you have coloured her. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

  6. A lovely card, perfect for a girl.

  7. Hi Fliss, gorgeous card, I love your colouring on the image and doily and glitter card :-)

    Rose x

  8. Such a very lovely card
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  9. Such a bright fun creation Fliss. beautiful my friend
    hugs June x

  10. beautiful card Fliss, love the effect of colouring with the distress stains. That image is really sweet, I do love Nikky's cds, this one is on my wishlist
    Claire xx

  11. Such an absolutely sweetie pie of a card Fliss, love it.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  12. Such a beautiful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs. Good luck.

  13. Adorable card! Such a sweet image!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  14. Fliss adorable card!!
    Love the combinations and the border used!

  15. Oh so pretty in pink... what a delightful card!
    Alison x

  16. Gorgeous card Fliss :-) the image is adorable and I love the paper and details :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    Lols x x x


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Fliss xx