Wednesday 4 January 2012


A friend of mine asked me to make a card for her mum's 80th birthday. I was told no brown or beige, and she loves handbags, so I decided to make her a handbag card.

Papers, flower and tag - Nitwit Collections - Promises
small amount of silver card for buckles from stash
Pearls - MeiFlower
The bag closes with stick it Magnetic tape, which is hidden under the top pieces.
The wording inside was written by my friend.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Pile It On - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Shape It Up

There was not enough bling on that bag for me, so I decided to make an evening type bag, with lots of crystals and charms and this is how it turned out.

 Papers - Nitwit Collections - Super Meewee
Polka dot ribbon, charms, and all gems - MeiFlower

I used chain from a cheap broken necklace to dangle the charms from and once again the bag closes with Stick It Magnetic tape.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges
Top Tip Tuesday - #67 Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

There is a fantastic sale over at MeiFlower, 25% off the whole store, so now is the perfect time to stock up on your gems, charms and ribbons.

MeiFlower 25% Off Sale

Off to buy bling, see you soon.
Colette xx


Mynn xx said...

Oh my gosh, these are AMAZING!!! LOVE them--especially that blinged up evening bag! Absolutely amazing! HOW?! I must know! :) Found you via Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Leanne said...

WOWZERS - what amazing handbag cards! I would love to know how to make one of these!!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

Leanne xx

Chrissy said...

WOWSER!!!I'm in love with these bags and I want one...fantastic Colette, absolutely gorgeous...


Becky said...

These are fabulous! I love them both.

Maritha said...

HOLY MOLY!!!!! That is just sooooo gorgeous!! LOVE them! =)


Peggy said...

So glad I came to visit you through MIM!! Love your beautiful purse cards!! Could you share a tutorial or a link to a pattern? I would love to make some of these!!

Unknown said...

Love these handbags, how original, saw them on MIM and wanted to see them full size! HUgs, Frea

Roma said...

Wow ! these are gorgeous ,i love the evening one ,love the colours x

DONNA said...

i love love love it.

Anonymous said...

Well both these Bags are Awesome, I have to agree with you I LOVE all the bling on the second one and well I am not a Pink fan BUT this Black and Pink is AWEEEEESOME!

Its really Funny to as you joined Pile it On with One bag and Top Tip Tuesday with the other!

Thanks for playing both challenges great to see you!

hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year

Rene said...

How cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck!
Rene :D

Anonymous said...

These are so lovely! I will have to make one of these! I saw your card on Make it Monday.
Love Pearl x

Elizabeth Hart said...

LOVE it - I want it as a real purse - just divine. Thanks for joining us this week at Pile it On, Elizabeth (DT, PIO)

Marjo said...

Yummy purses, love the bling! Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

xoxo Marjo

Rae said...

Hi I found your blog on MIM. Your purses look FANTASTIC! Love the colors and the designs.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I saw this on the MIM blog and just had to tell you how creative and beautiful they are!! Your purse looks great!!

Bettina L. said...

Wow this looks absolutely fabolous. So creative and love the design of these handbags too. Saw it on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. So glad I did. TFS. Bettina xx

Margaret said...

Both are beautiful, but WOW! the bling on the black and pink is just stunning!
What a fun way to send birthday greetings! Gorgeous creations!!
BTW-saw this on TTT

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Pile It On” for the Anything Goes Challenge.

Jenn Zeeb

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Fantastic creation!! Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW I have seen purse cards before and even made some but this is the most glamorous purse card ever-- fit for a princess!!
Saw your link on MIM
Cheers from India

Alyna said...

this is amazing. really really different and pretty. totally love both the bags.

angelic crafter said...

WOW!!! this is beautiful...I will have to try my hand at one myself ... hope you dont mind & I will def link it back to your blog! Thankyou so much for the inspiration XOX Tania (angeliccrafter)

Jeanette58 said...

These bags are beautiful. Xx