Friday, 13 November 2009

Allsorts Challenge #26 - Bring out your Bling

Hi to everyone out there in creative cyberspace. Thank you for calling in to my little corner. I am so glad you took the time and I hope you find something of interest.
They say timing is everything. I had been asked by my friend Sally, the Avon Lady, to make a glitzy pink card for her youngest daughter Anna's birthday the very morning that Allsorts Challenge published this one to "Bring out your Bling" and since her birthday would be past by the time I would post this (I always post late in the challenge week) I had my card for the challenge.
The image is Sugar Nellie's "Postbox" by Elizabeth Bell and is coloured using my favourite Copics Ciaos. Unfortunately I have no idea what the pink flowery backing paper is called. I returned to an old file I created some time ago on my Cricut Design Studio software to get the merged border for this card and glued it round, then sprinkled some glitter to cover the excess glue. The sentiment and charm are from my stash.
I decided to make this a very special card so I did a folded insert.

This insert is based on a design I picked up at a course taken by Irene at Stampaholics in Perth a long time ago. I have learned some great techniques there. It is made from a 12"x12" paper folded so that the card can close but it opens out as the card is opened. Very clever. After folding the paper is decorated with sentiments, butterflys and bling and I included a panel with the "Fairy Tink" image from The Greetings Farm, coloured using my favorite Copic Ciaos. A central soft fabric flower finishes the whole thing off.
I really enjoyed making this one and Sally loved it so I'm pleased. I hope you like it and would love to hear your opinions so please leave a comment if you can spare the time.
Fiona x


  1. Hi Fiona

    Whata super card, so much work especially with that insery, it looks very compliacted but so unusual.

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Wow, there sure is a lot of work in this card!!! How adorable, no wonder she loved it, looks like it took you hours to make. That SN stamp is so cutsie and I love the cricut border and as for the insert, well that's just genius.......... You need to teach me that one!!!!! Hope you are ok, I still have man flu and am trying to peel myself out of bed for another hectic day at work......groan!!!

    Sending hugs


  3. Hi Fiona

    What a gorgeous card. The image on the front is just perfect for a birthday!

    Your insert is also beautiful. What a fantastic finishing touch - but so much work!! (Well worth it though). I'm not surprised Sally liked it!

    Thank you for joining in my challenge with Allsorts - I hope you enjoyed it.

    Love Jules xx

  4. absolutely fantastic,
    Have a fab weekend,

  5. Wow Fiona what a card you have made. I absolutely love it. The image is beautifully coloured and I love the frame you made. The inside is just popping!!! She will just adore this card.

  6. Gorgeous card Fiona. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  7. Cor what a pretty card, that borders is so pretty and girly, fab colouring Fiona and a perfect little image, a perfect card.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. This is so sweet! Love the girly pinks. Wish I had a Cricut machine, that border is lovely!!
    Teri x

  9. Just beautiful Fiona! I love the pretty image and the border lace is gorgeous! It adds such a delicate girly touch to the card. You finished the inside off just beautifully and definitely gave it that extra special touch!
    Hugs, Danielle

  10. Gorgeous card!! Love the pretty pink colour and the delicate border is beautiful!! There's alot of work but some cards are definately worth the little extra touches!!
    Huope you have a great weekend,
    hugs Angela x

  11. So pretty Fiona, it would be nice to be in a sunny garden now, instead of black and heavy rain. The inside is great an added surprise. janex

  12. The border is just amazing. Just my luck that it came compliments of a Cricut. The image and papers are very pretty. Lovely card altogether.
    Beryl xx

  13. what a very pretty card and the insert looks great.

  14. look at all the joy you had in creating this!! it is a real stunner..I know she loved it...amazing what you create! love the colors and borders and all it has that makes it so unique!
    hope you are feeling better! keepin you in my prayers :)


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Fiona x