Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Sittin' and thinkin'

We are halfway through our February challenge over at Paper Creator so I thought I would give you a quick reminder, the theme for the month is obviously Love is in the Air and you still have plenty of time to get your love related cards entered and in with a chance of winning a £10 voucher to spend in store.

I used one of the cute Sassy Cheryl illustrations to make today's card.

Bad Hair Day - Sassy Cheryl digital illustration - Paper Creator
Paper - Scrap box
Nesting circle doily - First Edition
Ribbons, cord and pearls - Meiflower

Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Oh no! who stole the lamp post?

There is a new challenge starting today over at The Paper Shelter and the theme is...

(Birthday, Easter, Anniversary, New baby etc.)

There are great prizes up for grabs! If you are our randomly selected winner and play with a TPS image then you have a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate, any other image and you will win three digis of your choice.

I decided to use the Magical Light image, which would normally be used for Christmas, but I wanted to use the girl to make a special birthday card. My plan was to have her leaning against a die-cut number rather than the lamp post, so I only coloured up the girl and then cut her out leaving the lamp post behind.


Digital stamp - Magical Light - The Paper Shelter
Papers from scrap box (think they are Nitwits)
Lace - Stash
Die-cut numbers - Tonic essentials chevron number one and stripes number two
Ribbon, gems and diamante key charm - Meiflower

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Love is in the Air!

It's February, the month of everything LOVE related, so I can't wait for the 28th cos I Luv pancakes - especially filled with Nutella, shortbread biscuit crumbs and strawberries - mmmm pancake heaven!

I suppose I should also mention the other little love related day that occurs this month too, so yaaaay Happy Valentines day and all that mushy stuff!

As it's the first of the month and time for a new challenge over at Paper Creator what better theme to choose than...

Pancakes  Love is in the Air

The winner will receive a £10 store credit to spend in the Paper Creator store.
Paper Creator products are not essential, but you will gain an extra entry into the random draw if using them. The challenge runs for the whole of the month and the winner is announced at the start of the next month's challenge

After searching the store and finding nothing pancake related (totally gutted), I finally decided to use the Oh so Huggable gatefold card kit to make a sweet, lovey card suitable for Valentine's day. I cut out and made up the card, adding the layers of decoupage to the front, I used ribbon down the left hand gate and three die-cut glitter hearts and some gems down the right hand gate to jazz it up.


Die-namics Rustic hearts die
Ribbon and Gems - Meiflower

Pop over to the Paper Creator challenge blog and check out the fabulous non-pancakey?!?! inspiration from the rest of my teamies.

Thanks for dropping in,
take care,
hugs,
Colette xx


Monday, 30 January 2017

More Sweets

Here are the rest of the cards I made for the latest edition of Die-cutting Essentials using the First Edition Sweets die set and papers designed by myself.



The square card is a shaker, the 'sweets' in the jar rattle around beautifully.
Don't forget if you like the papers you can download them for free from HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 26 January 2017

How Sweet!

The latest edition of Die-cutting essentials magazine hits the shelves today and this time around I have 6 cards using the fabulous First Edition Sweets die set, perfect for children's birthday cards and party invitations. I made all the papers I've used on the cards and if you would like them you can go HERE and grab them for free, there are 25 in total, 6 plain and 19 patterned.

Here are a few of the cards I made for the magazine.
First Edition Sweets die set
Papers - free download (link above)
Lollipop Princess pre-coloured image - The Paper Shelter.





Check out the magazine for more fabulous inspiration and as usual there is a fantastic free gift.

Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Pure Innocence

Team B's turn for the challenge over at the Paper Shelter this week and our theme is super easy!


There are great prizes up for grabs! If you are our randomly selected winner and play with a TPS image then you have a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate, any other image and you will win three digis of your choice.

I coloured up the beautiful Pure Innocence - who can resist a pretty fairy with butterflies, I certainly can't! I printed out papers (the blue came from my scrap box, but was also printed) and made my own sentiment in Photoshop, so definitely plenty of digi going on.

Digital stamp - Pure Innocence - The Paper Shelter
Papers - From Laughter to Memories - Nitwits
Doily Circle die
Tonic Layering circles die set
Ribbons, gems and diamante ribbon slider - Meiflower

Pop over to the Paper Shelter challenge blog and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of my teamies.

Thanks for popping by,
hugs,
Colette xx




Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Blue Moon!

Haha! bet you're singing that now, aren't you?

Bluuuuue Moooon,
you saw me standing alone,
without a dream in my heart,
without a love of my own,

You must definitely be singing it by now LOL!

and after all that my card for today has absolutely nothing to do with the song hehe!

I wanted to remind you that the Paper Creator challenge is about half way through, so still plenty of time to get your entry in, for my first card on the 1st I used the Little pink mouse on the moon ultimate kit, so for my reminder I thought why not go with the Little blue mouse on the moon kit, there's definitely blue and moon in there, so the blog post title did have a little relevance 😀



Square Kraft card blank - Craft creations
X-cut palm punch Daisy medium and large
Ribbon and Pearls - Meiflower

Thanks for dropping by,
hugs,
Colette xx