Friday 29 April 2011

Phindy's #52 Glitter, Glamour & Glitz

Yep, it's Friday again & that means a Phindy! Today's card uses 'Sudsy Suzi', and whilst my Followers might well have caught this digi on my blog only very recently, I knew she would be the perfect image for the theme this week at Phindy's - Glitter, Glamour & Glitz.

Now, most of you will also be aware of a certain Royal Wedding taking place today in London, but my card is for every girl who needs treating like a Princess, at least now & again. Isn't Suzi just right in the role, look at her out-stretched arm....don't you think she is demanding the cat to 'peel her a grape'. LOL. Not that he looks the kind to assist even if he could - he looks far too refined to dirty his claws in menial tasks. LOL.

The papers I have used (both for the background & the paper pieced bath) are from Bearly Mine and had the right kind of theme to them - pink & girly whilst essentially regal, with their strong, black heraldic imagery, and of course I added to the glitter & glamour element to the theme by adding Spray & Sparkle from Crafter's Companion to the bath.

Da bling!

I coloured Susi with Promarkers making sure she had matching pink slippers & rosé wine for stylish accessories & matted her onto silver mirri for yet more glitz.  I then drew myself a matching Fleur de Lis based crown with a fineliner, coloured it with Promarkers gave it a row of 'diamonds' before attaching to the mat. 'Pink diamonds' went onto the mat itself & onto the cat's collar & before it was all mounted onto the base card with foam pads I added fluffy pink feathers. True, they now almost hide the backing paper which is a shame, but I do think they do the trick of conveying pink, girly decadence. Now I would like to point out that no pink birds were harmed in making this card.....but a feather boa is looking a bit bare! LOL.

For the inside I repeated the simplistic layout (you can at least see the background paper better here), and used a sentiment from Scrapalicious.

Insert keeps same basic layout

Do join us a Phindy's Place this week & if you have one of Phindy's images why not use it on your card to double your chances of winning as you can pop your card on twice. Hope to see you there!

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
A Spoonful of Sugar - a right royal knees up
Creative Belli - royal
Pixie Cottage - either sketch or royalty/weddings
Craft Your Passion - layers
DDH - paper piecing
Creative Craft - recycled (feathers from boa)
Tip Top - square
Paper Crafting Journey - bling
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes.


  1. Great card. love the little crown at the top.

  2. Its a wonderful card, Tine! I love the feathers and I'm glad you gave us a close up of the bathtub so we could see all the glittery yumminess. This card definately speaks/yells glamor and glitz! Well done!

  3. WOW Christine, I love this card, that image is just gorgeous, she looks so relaxed in that bath hehe :) xx

  4. What a very regal bathtime, this is brilliant Tine! Love those feathers, very decadent

  5. Loving the crown and those fab feathers. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week. Good Luck.

  6. This is total glamour here! Those feathers are perfect around the edge, the glimmering bath is gorgeous. What a fantastic card!

  7. A great card, thanks for joining in at creative crfat good luck xx

  8. Fabulous! I love this card-perfect for the day, too!

  9. She sure is a Princess, luxuriating in that bath! I love the Royal inside too, perfect for the Belli Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

  10. Great card! Thanks for joining us the week at DDH!

  11. That's pretty!!
    Thanks for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

  12. Beautiful card, TIne!! I haven't made my challenge card yet!! I had better get to it!! Thanks for visiting my blog again!!

  13. Oh this card is so pretty! I love it....
    xxx Anne-Marije

  14. This is a wonderful card. I just love the cat. Thank you for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Belinda - PCJDT

  15. A beautiful card Christine! I love the featers ;) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs, Anne

  16. This is gorgeous Tine! Love the feathers! Love the girlyness of this card! Great inside too! We used to have an old cast iron tub like this and my mom painted it and put some decals on it. This pic reminds me of it!

  17. Lovly card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

  18. glitter, glamor and glitz for sure-thanks for sharing it with us at the creative belli "royal" challenge