Saturday, 9 February 2013

Frieda the Fabulous Flapper - Valentine!

Good afternoon... hope you are all enjoying the weekend... I have some sparkle for you today!! As soon as I saw this Kenny K  image - Freida Flapper... I knew that I had to make a Ritzy Glitzy Valentines Card!! Wow! isn't she gorgeous!!  I loved going overboard with the bling here... 

I've used some Coredinations Red Glitter Card and run a Swirl die through the middle. Then re-positioned the two halves so that the shape in the black shows through. The pink glitter heart is my new Embosslits - Heart Lace die. 

Top Tip: I always have terrible trouble arranging and sticking my feathers to cards... so much so that I usually give up and take them off! and then I am left with a gluey mess!! but I have a HUGE bag of feathers that I've had in my stash for ages... so I was determined to use some on this card... so this time I tried glueing the end of the feathers to a small circle of card first and it really seemed to help... once they are glued flat on the little piece of card... you can then position and stick them where you want easily. To finish off.. just cover the circle of card with a flower or embellie..

the gorgeous red flower and gold wire embellie was a Christmas pressie from my daughter... and the little red heart embellies on the image are from JosyRose. Sentiment was made on computer.

 I've coloured Frieda with Promarkers and Flexmarkers:-
Skin: Putty, Sunkissed Pink
Reds: Burgundy, Crimson, Ruby
Pinks: Blossom, Rose Pink
Eyes: Cappuccino Flexmarker

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - 'Anything Goes' ends 10th February 2013
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 157 - 'Valentines/Hearts' ends 12th February 2013
Simon Says - 'Have a Heart' ends 12th February 2013
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 255 - 'Love Struck' ends 13th February 2013
Crafty Catz - Challenge 169 - 'Love is in the Air' ends 14th February 2013
Digi Haven - 'Love/Valentine' ends 14th February 2013
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 153 - 'Valentines or Love' ends 14th February 2013
A Gem of A Challenge - Challenge 66 - 'Hearts/Valentines' ends 15th February 2013
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 170 - 'Love' ends 15th February 2013
Allsorts Challenge 193 - 'Valentines' ends 15th February 2013
Dream Valley - Challenge 50 - 'Valentines' ends 16th February 2013
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 123 - 'Love Story' ends 17th February 2013 
Inky Chicks - Challenge 3 - 'Valentine or Anniversary' ends 18th February 2013
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 95 - 'Let me Call You Sweetheart' ends 18th February 2013
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Love' ends 20th February 2013
Natalie and Amy - 'Something Old Something New' ends 28th February 2013
(Something old is feathers which I've had for ages… and something new is the
embosslit heart)

Ooh I have entered quite a few challenges here...will take me a while to link up!! LOL but there are lots of fab Love, Hearts and Valentines Challenges at the moment... I did try to check all the rules... but big apologies if I have made a mistake anywhere!!

I really enjoyed making this card...hope you like it...

it seems to be going dark very early here in Manchester today!! the sky looks heavy as if it is going to snow!! Ooh hope it doesn't... I'm fed up of it now... but rather think it will because my Apple Mac Weather says SNOW in Manchester!! and it is never wrong!! I  think I will make a Summer themed card this weekend .....  lots of pretty flowers and butterflies... :-)))
Thank you for visiting my blog and a huge welcome to my new Followers!
Have a lovely Saturday and Sunday!
Love and hugs


chrissy xx said...

JUst STunning! What a FABulous image this is Sue...FABulous colours too.
I LOve these feathers they are GORgeous and thanks for the advice.
I'm sat here with a jammy doughnut lol...just returned from the craft show at the Trafford Centre...went by train/tram/bus....and I only spent £3.00 on double sided tape tooooo many people there to be able to shop!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend x

Mary J said...

Oh that is so sexy and cool!!

Alessandra said...

Aw this Lady looks fabaroony! what asmashing card!
ow, huge congrats to your daughter for her first full time job, hope she is doing well and that she loves it! I know how hard it is nowadays to get a nice job with decent salary!
Hugs, Alessandra

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, what a brilliant card, I love Frieda and the way you have coloured her is FAB!!!!! Hope you are having a great weekend, Love Hazel
P. S Thanks for the Top Tip, Im pants at Feathers too so tend not to use them, might have to try again now xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous .. i love her hair and the sparkle.. just fantastic
Lisa x

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is stunning sue. So glamorous
Hugs Kelly

Debs said...

Oh this is fabulous Sue - love the striking colours.
Great tip for the feathers and also how you used the 'negative' of the die cut :o)
Hope you don't get too much snow hun.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along with us at AGOAC and TPC this week - good luck xx

Claire said...

WOW Sue this is a fabulous glitz and glam card, love this image and works so well in the gorgeous red shades. Hugs, Claire x

Carole said...

I agree with you Sue, Fredia is fabulous and so is your card

Have a great week end
Carole xXx

Kim. said...

Oh Sue this is stunning, love your colouring of this image and her red hair is perfect. Good tip on the feathers.
Kim xXx

Claire Murphy said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, love the feathers!! Great image and colouring, Claire xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Sue,love the image and fab feathers. I have trouble with them

Janice said...

Oh my Sue, this is stunning! Love the feathers and her red rinse, just brilliant. Like you I hope there's no more snow, but sadly I think the snow shovel will be in action again soon! Jx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is wonderful Sue. Definitely a very glam image and I love the way you have coloured her, especially her hair! Your detailing looks amazing with those fabulous feathers and all the bling!
Thanks for the tip with using the feathers, I will give that a try!
Take care
Hugs Sue

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Sue, brilliant layout and that image is gorgeous. Good idea with the feathers, I will have to give that a try,
It has been snowing here all day but it hasn't settled on the road thank goodness.
I hope your back is better.

cotnob said...

Hi Sue, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Ooh La La Creations.

Nicole Hascoet said...

Stunning card Sue! Perfect colouring and yummy papers.
Sorry I haven't been much on the blogs, my laptop is not working properly, I even thought it was dead but Sarah fixed it until it goes again, well let's hope it last.
Hope you are well.
Warm hugs xx

Betka said...

Wow! What sexy image :)) Adorable card Sue! Have a nice weekend!
Hugs (:Betka:)

Pia S said...

She's one fabulous looking girl and I think your choice of glittery papers and feathers is just perfect for her!

coops said...

wow so stunning sue.i love the striking red colours and really fabulous image and details :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is fabulous Sue! Love the image, gorgeous colouring, and the sparkle and feathers look fab too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

EELS said...

Wow Sue this is super duper, the image is so right for the occasion and coloured beautifully as usual.
I love everything about this.
Great tip too about positioning feathers thanx.
Cheers Elaine
ps. never mentioned this before but my hubby is from Rochdale.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I like the sassy image the papers and the embellishments,
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

Absolutely fabulous card, love all the glitter and embellies.
I bought both the image you used at MAWTT and this one and I have made a 18th with the glass one and a 50th with this one and I did my version of this one in black and hot pink, my neighbour who ordered the cards was thrilled to bit with both but mine were not a patch on yours.

But I did really enjoy using both images.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Aunty Sue said...

Sue love this I very love her hair and lovely Christmas present. Thanks for sharing at crafty Catz this week

CheerDown said...

Superb card the roaring '20s perfectly captured. Your colouring is wonderful and I love the use of the negative die cut. Thanks for sharing at Ooh La La creations Alli x

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you've been well. Yup; here we are talking bling big time, but it looks awesome! What a fun image, really like how you did her hair. Thanks for the tip about the feathers...I'll try to keep that in mind as I often have had the same issue.

Take care,

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh wow Sue this is some Valentine! What a stunner I love everything about it from the feathers to the sentiment! Love how you did the swirl on the glitter card and her hair is fabulous!!!! Hope you don't get too much snow today its is raining here in Blackpool - nothing new there!! xx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our love challenge at Allsorts Tracy x

Shary said...

Great image and you've coloured it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at CCT.x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, I love her...I think I might have to get her, she makes a wonderful Valentine's card. You've coloured her brilliantly and the red dress is perfect. What a great tip for the feathers as I have had that prob too in the past...Hope it doesn't snow for you, but I think we might all be in for some...I am dreading it. I hope you are OK and have a good Sunday hun, Biggest of Hugs, Teresa xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fab Sue. Great colouring, I love that hair. Great tip on the feathers. The last card I made with feathers was awful but I had to use it for my DT as I had run out of time.

We are suppose to have snow tonight but I hope it misses us. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Lisa M said...

I think your feather idea is brilliant. I nearly glued and feathered myself silly the other day and this tip would have been extremely helpful. Your card is FABULOUS and I love amount of glitter and bling. Her hair is sensational too. Really follows the flow of the dress pattern so well.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh WOW!! This is just stunning hunnie, love her hair looks fab & all that sparkle, just perfect!
We've had loadsa rain, touch wood no snow yet in Stoke!
Have a fab Sunday

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Violets Corner said...

She's a real stunner Sue, love the way you coloured her hair. The glitter and the feather works so well with the image.

Warm congratulations on your win in the post below. I'm looking forward to see them in good use.

Lot's of love!

Vicky said...

A gorgeous card, thank you for sharing it with us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck in the draw!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, this is fabulous!!! What a stunning design! You've coloured her so beautifully and all the glitter and bling is just perfect.

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Sue!! I love that super fun image and her fabulous red hair!! Awesome sparkle and embellies! I hope you didn't get too much snow!
Hugs, Tammy

Deb said...

beautiful card Sue!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

meg said...

Fabulous card the overall effect is stunning Love your beautifully coloured image she shimmers the colours flow so well Hope you are keeping well hugs Meg

Evie said...

This is gorgeous! love the image and fabulous coloring.


Bridie Payne said...

Fabulous card! The glitter and the feather are brilliant!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful hun, I absolutely love this fun image and your brilliant colouring and that glittery background works so well with it, LOVE it
Lindsay xx

Jingle said...

Well, now this is just fun! I love her Sassiness! Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

purpleprincess2007 said...

Wow fab glitzy card and I love your colouring especially the fab red hair! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for our valentine challenge!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Rach83 said...

Woah, what a fabby card! Your colouring is superb and love all the bling.

Thanks for linking up with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you can join us again soon.

Rachel x

May said...

Hi Sue, WOW...Your colouring is amazing... Brilliant card Love the whole design...Fabulous image... Hugs May x x x

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card as always Sue, love the sassy image, beautiful design and I love the gorgeous details.

Donna x

Joy said...

Oh how fun is this image, love it, love your colouring.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Liz McGuire, said...

You are right, this image deserves loads of bling. Great card.

Liz x

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my Sue! Really love your flapper girl, she's adorable!! You've coloured her to perfection, her hair is exquisite!! And the bling is absolutely spot on, fantastic card!! Big hugs, Ira xox

SusanLotus said...

Happy Valentine´s Day to you Sue!
Now I must browse through your cards to see what new creations you have made while I was gone... ;)


tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card and love the red and black! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

Aunty Sue said...

Fab creation and thanks for sharig at crafty catz and hope to see you back next week

Karen said...

Love this sassy little flapper girl and that glittery red paper. Prefect for Valentines. I also lovin' on the feathers too! Thanks for sharing with us a Digi Haven for our Love or Valentine challenge.

Joan Ervin said...

Now, that's what I call a fun loving flapper!!! She looks like my Aunt in some of her old pictures...she was a flapper in the 1920's and had a few wild stories to tell...LOL!!! I love your coloring and thanks for the tip about the feathers...I'll have to give that a try!!!

DesignerDiva said...

How the bloody hell did I miss this!
I love love love the red hair and the sparkly glitter it's perfect Sue, the feather is the perfect embellie too and I love your tip, I will be doing that in future as I always struggle with adding feathers. I still can't believe how I missed it!
Hugs Laurie xx

Shannon White said...

Ooh La la ! ;-) What a fun image Sue!! Love it, Love it! 8-) Perfect for Valentines for sure! And I love all the sparkle! 8-)


Deneen said...

What a great card, and a super tip on assembling the feathers first on a small bit of cardstock. Thanks for joining the Let Me Call You Sweetheart Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Donna said...

Wow that's a load of bling Sue and it all looks fabulous, and your coloring of the image is fab too. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Natalie & Amy's this month.