Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bling it Up!!

I wanted to make a card to send to a blogging friend who is going through some serious  health issues at the moment just to let her know I'm thinking of her.
I needed leopard print paper a.s.a.p I had none but do have some leopard print fur fabric in my stash so a quick click with the camera, download to my computer and then to the printer and bobs your uncle printed paper. simples!!!

Along with leopard print my friend has a love for shoes and handbags the brighter the better!
I don't use promarkers much but was determined to bite the bullet and use them on this image. I managed not to let the colours bleed and when dry used glossy accents on the red parts of the shoes and handbag.  Camera dosen't do the card justice as In real life they have come up lovely and shiny.

The stamp image had flowers on the shoes which I enhanced with little handmade flowers(using a die and painted with Luminarte). I used gold coloured pearls in the centres with  red ribbon and gold paper to finish off with  The sentiment was computer generated in word  and cut using a little bit of magic with the same nestie shape used on the layers.


As I have used up ribbon, old pearls, gold paper and odds of white cardstock(for the flowers) from my snippets folder am entering Pixies Crafty Snippets #28.

Would also like to enter the following challenges:
Great Impressions: Stay within the line colouring.
Simon Says Stamps: Layered.
Lexi's Creations: For a Friend.
Crafty Creations: Free for all.
Southern Girls: Pearls.
The Stamp Man challenge: Bling it on.


  1. Brilliant - Clever idea for the backing paper too! x Jo #63

  2. Gorgeous,love the image and fabulous idea for the backing

  3. Am sure your friend will love it!! great card. x

  4. A great card that I'm sure she'll love.

    Hugs Christine x

  5. Wow Mrs A, what a great idea with the fabric, you are a clever stick.
    I love the finished card and hope it will cheer your unwell friend up. Debbiexx

  6. It's beautiful, is it for Annie, it's very Annie? xx

  7. Great idea for the paper. I would never have thought of that. Super cute card:) I'm sure your friend will love it.

  8. A very clever way to create the paper you want...Noted. :-) Wonderful card, I am sure it will brighten your friends day.

  9. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us a Southern Girls Challenges!!

  10. Great card and what a good idea for the background paper!

  11. What a lovely card to send to a friend, so considerate . Love the images and that pop of red is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stwmp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  12. How clever - bit of thinking outside the box with the leopard print. Brilliant card too - no need to fret over using Pro Markers, you've got 'em nailed!

    Am sure your friend will love this card Mrs A!

    Snort, early night last night my foot - TV kept me awake. So, tonight I stayed up and am now just about to go and bounce up and down when I get into bed for a little bit of revenge :)

    Only kiddin'!! Hugs, Di xx

  13. Hi Mrs A,! Thank you for all your sweet comments over the last what seems an eternity. :)

    I love your card! Brilliant idea for the background, love the images as well. I'm sure it'll bring a smile to your friends face.

    Love & Hugs

  14. Hello Mrs. A. You are one very clever crafter, what a great idea. Love the backing paper and your design for the card and colours are fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  15. Wonderful! You're brilliant, using the fabric, and I LOVE the patent-leather style handbag and shoes!

  16. Wow Mrs A, you never cease to amaze me with your incredibly clever way of crafting and I love that you have photographed a piece of fabric for your design paper...a great tip and one I'll have to remember for the future. A fantastic card and I think your blogging buddy will love it :) Donna ♥ x

  17. Fabulous idea..the leopard print for your card, Awesome card with just the right touch of embellishments!

    Thanks for joining in the fun with pearls over at Southern Girls Challenge this round!


  18. Mrs A. what a simply brilliant idea ... you are so very clever! I d o use the printer DP paper but never like that! love it and promarkers look super with gloss! Shaz in oz.x
    PS. Hi to your boys from mine..they are still getting used to their new room :D which is quite in disarray still!

  19. Brilliant card and what a fabby way to make animal print paper.
    Indoor skittles sounds good to me by the way although I`m a rotten
    Lynne xxx

  20. Very clever idea for making your own backing paper, it looks fab. Love the gorgeous flowers you made for the shoes and the colouring is great.

    Have a great weekend!


  21. I thought I commented on this fab card! Doh. Anyway, I love how you got the paper and I think the shoes and bag look gorgeous all glossy. And the flowers are perfecto. There. xx

  22. So cute! Love the details! Thanks for sharing with us at SGC!

  23. Oh no - almost spat tea over the screen here, minding me own business having a cuppa and doing some surfing. Then I found your comment - it's now 2 hours before 9am and I'll be waiting for the screams of anguish from Mr Boiler repair man - plus the shrieks of angst from poor Wimpey! Sorry, I did laugh :(

    Should introduce you to my friend, she has a cat that lives in a wardrobe most of the time :)

    Oh, the 'smackeroos' can be bought from Handy Hippo and also the Glitter Pot online - just thought I'd help to spend your money :)

    Have a nice day! Hugs, Di xx

  24. Fabulous idea of scanning the fabric would never have thought of it. Love the shiny shoes too and th flowers are a perfect addition. Hugs, Amanda x

  25. Oooh its lovely - if you get white paper from Stampin Up or cardstock from Lily of the Valley your promarkers wont bleed - its a bit more expensive but worth it when using promarkers. Hope your friend is feeling better soon.

  26. A beautiful card, I love the image. Your colouring is perfect, and a great idea for backing papers - note to self must remember this.

    Thank you for your comments on my blog.

  27. Hi Mrs A

    Sorry to read your friend is so poorly .. .. but I am sure your card will have cheered her up no end!

    What a brilliant idea for the backing paper. It looks great!

    Fabby shoes too!

    Great use of those snippets.

    Have a good Sunday.

    Love Jules xx

  28. Fabulous solution to your problem Mrs A.

    Great card. Hope your friend feels better soon.

    Sarn xxx

  29. Has Wimpey emerged yet?

    I reckon your parcel will arrive on Monday, mine came right away, it's that darned Saturday post thing I bet :(

    Hugs, Di xx

  30. Hallo Mrs A, this is fantastic, I too have a friend who loves leopard print and shoes/bags etc. Love colours and layout. hugs heid x

  31. A fab card and great idea with the background paper. It looks great. Your coloring is superb. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

  32. How seriously brilliant are you, taking a picture of that fabric!! The shoes are also brilliant. Just amzaing!

  33. Very cool Love the shoes have a best friend who would love them!!
    Great colour way

    Thanks for joining us at Lexi Creations

    Tracey DT

  34. What an innovative way to get a patterned paper!! You are super creative!

  35. Great improvisation to create the background paper for your friends card. Hope her health issues improve. x

  36. This is a fabulous card and so thoughtful of you too x Thanks for joining us at The Stampman challenge x

  37. I'm sure your friend will love this! I have also made paper by photographing fabric - great minds... Hugs, Lesley

  38. Lovely colored card! I am sure your friend will be tickled to receive this! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment


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