Saturday 16 April 2011

Creative Card Fronts

I have been having a play with the Clipart Fairy Creative Card Fronts CD, the CD contains lots of ready to print card fronts, some blank card fronts, that just have the frill on so that you can add your own graphics and wording, and also some interactive bits, papers, frills, wordart, ribbon sliders, and some graphics so that you can design your own. There is a whole range of subjects on the disc, birthday, sorry, thanks, baby boy, baby girl, mum, dad, girl, boy, wedding, get well, sympathy and Christmas.

I have made three girly cards,  the first one is a ready to print Harlequin frill card front, which I printed out several times so that I could layer up the bunting and the fairy, the only extras were some vintage seam binding from the Ribbon Girl and lots of glamour dust.

I used some of the matching papers from the disc to make the insert.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesday - Soft pastels
Freshly Brewed - Cute and Sweet
Simon says Stamp - card for a child
Little Miss Muffet - Glitter and shine

For my second card, I rotated one of the friends and flowers card fronts to a landscape position, used wordart from the disc, and the girl graphic and decoupage which came with this kit here. I used a nestie to cut around the girl and then mounted up the decoupage pieces. I also printed a second layer of the flowers then shaped and layered the larger ones. I glamour dusted the frill edges and the embossed part of the oval, which I also inked around the edge. Pearls and ribbon are from stash.

I used blank card fronts for the insert, added the flower graphic from the disc to one side and a computer generated verse to the other.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Craft us Crazy - Thinking of you

My third card is probably my favourite of the three for a few reasons, next month I will be 50 and hoping that someone still thinks I am still fabulous hehe! purple is one of my favourite colours, it's got lots of glitter and bling and I love easel cards, so, it looks like I have made myself my perfect birthday card LOL!

This time I used interactive papers, frills, and a ribbon slider from the Purple Plum Girls card fronts and designed my own card. I made up the front using a striped frill at the top and bottom, and a small strip of purple paper down each side, then added my own wording. I printed a second set of striped frills slightly longer than the card front so that I could curve them and make them stand out from the card, I folded back and stuck down a small strip at each end to hold them into place. The purple plum flapper can be found here, again I printed her out several times and layered up her dress, she is attached to the curved frills.I made the numbers using one of the papers from the disc. I added a feather and rhinestones to the flappers headband, made a necklace and earrings using flat back pearls, used a pearl brad in the centre of the flower, and white ribbon through the slider, all from stash. Lashings of purple glitter and glamour dust makes it very, very sparkly.

The Fairy has tutorials for some different ways of using this disc here if you would like to check them out.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday - female image on card
Paper Take Weekly - Dimension
Sweet Stamps - for the ladies
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle and Bling
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Do you stack up - Scallops


Karen said...

Oh my goodness Colette, you have outdone yourself with these cards - they are fantastic. Your ideas are amazing. I don't know how you find the time to do it all. I love them all, but the Fabulous Flapper is my favourite. Fab!

Denise said...

Wow - fantastic cards. All are such cute images. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Denise said...

Hi Colette - me again wearing my other DT hat!! Thanks for joining us at DDSB too. xx

ahlers5 said...

Adorable cards! You've been quite busy. Thanks for joining us at DDSB.


Audrey said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

Monique said...

Beautifull Colette !! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :)).

Hugs Monique

Peggysue said...

Your entry of the purple card is fabulous! Love the purples and that adorable image. Thank you for joining our Scallop challenge at DYSU. Good luck!

Donna said...

Wow fabulous cards, so cute. Thanks for joining us at the DDSB, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Debs M said...

fabulous cards, love the flapper and the colours!Thanks for joining the Stripes Challenge at DDSB x
Debbie DT

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Colette, these are all BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't possibly pick a favourite. Fabulous!! xx

Danni said...

Fun and cute creations!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Julie said...

What precious cards! Each one is just adorable. Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Very cute 50's card. I love the purple theme. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps. Good luck!!

Michelle said...


Wow, three fantastic cards!!!

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

dj1952 said...

Awwwww, these are too cute! Of course I loved the first two, but then nearly fell over when I saw the little flapper girl. She is gorgeous! I also love the bright purple you used. Hope to see you again at DDSB. Hugs, dj

Gill McCall said...

Great card and love the image & colours. Thanks for joining as as DDSB.

WencheP said...

Such a cool card, love the image! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


lalkygirl said...

stunning cards ,i love all of them,beautifully made and so pretty
tracey x

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! All of them are amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!


Tamara Morton said...

Wonderful collection of cards. Thank you for joining in at Sweet Stamps

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous cute cards. Thank you for joining us at Digi Dodle Shop's Best this week.


jonim52 said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

WeirdCat said...

Great card,thank you for joining us at DDSB this week
Ruth x

Sandy Fredrick said...

Very cute card. Thank you for joining our challenge at

Lori said...

Very sweet cards - so glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Anonymous said...

Such lovely cards.Just love the purple flapper - she looks very glam in her gems,pearls and glitter.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

ChickieChirps said...

Three gorgeous cards! I love the glitter on the first and third! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Glitter and Shine challenge!


Mandy said...

Oh wow Colette these are all absolutely gorgeous, such sweet images and all so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our "card for a child challenge"
hugs Mandy xx

Robin said...

Super sweet cards!!! Thanks so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's Layer it Up challenge! Robin

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, all of your cards are totally adorable!! Cute and sweet, that's for sure! Thanks for joining us at FBD.


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Very fun and cute cards! I love the layering.

Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Cute and Sweet challenge

Hugs! Heather

Michelle VP said...

What cute cards! Love the 3-D wings on the first one especially. Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday! :)

Lauren said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week.


Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

These are great cards and the first two are my favorites - love the color pallet! Th dimensions on the first one is fabulous! Thanks for playing along in the Little Miss Muffet challenges this round! :D

~Vittory~ said...

Gorgeous works!!!
Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Stamps!
With best wishes,