Wednesday, 22 June 2016

A Lot More Fabulous!

Today is the start of the new challenge over at The Paper Shelter, and this time around our theme is... 


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 make a box card, which folds down flat for posting, but pops into shape once you take it out of the envelope. I used a die on the side panels to give them a lattice effect and only coloured up the girl part of the Retro Chic digi stamp, cutting the other parts off because I wanted her to "sit" on my card.



Retro Chic Digi Stamp - The Paper Shelter
OohLaLa digital papers and butterfly - Just So Scrappy
Tonic layering dies - Circles
Memory Box - Piestra Tile die
Die-namics - Upsy Daisy die
Black and pink gems - Meiflower

Pop over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog for the full challenge rules and to take a look at the fabulous creations from the rest of my teamies.


Thanks for popping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Over the edge and into a tunnel!

Today I have a card made from the Paper Creator Owl Triple Over the edge kit.

 I decided to print out the triple fold base card twice, cut the front section from one, add a couple of extra score lines to it, die cut a circle from the centre add a few extra bits and stick it inside the other base card matching the edges, which turned it into a "triple over the edge and into a tunnel card".




The extra owl and paper around the opening came from Nitwits Summers End kit.

Thanks for popping in,
hugs,
Colette xx



Wednesday, 8 June 2016

A good reason to eat cake!

As if I ever needed one LOL! 

We have a new challenge starting over at The Paper Shelter today and our theme is...

easy enough, just make sure your creation contains a sentiment.

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 have seen this saying knocking around and it always makes me giggle, so I decided to colour up the scrummy Curious Cake digi stamp from TPS to go with it.


A Curious Cake - The Paper Shelter
Digital Papers - Sister Sister - Crazy4Monograms
Tonic Geared Punch trellis Border
Polka dot ribbon - Meiflower

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


Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

All about flowers

It's the first day of June and that means it's the start of our new challenge over at Paper Creator, and this month the theme is...


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 Paper Creator products.

I decided to use the Flower Petal Wishes Open Book Easel Card kit, but made a couple of changes, I cut a couple of centimetres from the easel base to make it slightly narrower than the largest book page, and used a different paper to make my easel stopper. The paper for the stopper and butterflies, and also the extra flowers were all printed from a Nitwits kit.


Extra papers and flowers - One Birdie Lane collection - Nitwits
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Victorian Scallop Tonic Geared Border Punch
Cheery Lynn B158 - Wedding Garter die
Penny Black Creative Dies - Flutters
Ribbon, pearl and gems - Meiflower

Make sure you pop over to the Paper Creator Challenge blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of my teamies.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx



Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Make it Digital

We have a new challenge starting today at The Paper Shelter and the theme is...


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 enquired if Mr Google had any templates for stair cards, he directed me to Mrs Pinterest and she immediately obliged LOL!
I copied the template into Photoshop and added different digital scrapbook papers to the appropriate sections, which was a bit fiddly, (but less fiddly than having to measure and cut the papers to the various shapes). I printed straight onto Papermill linen card, then cut and scored as necessary before folding the card to shape.
After colouring, I fussy cut the dragon image leaving a narrow white border so that he would stand out against the yellow background, then added punched borders, ribbon, buttons, die-cut letters and a computer generated sentiment to finish off.


Digital Stamp - Dragon's Birthday - The Paper Shelter
Papers and tag - My birthday Boy digital scrapbook kit - Just So Scrappy
Tonic Geared punch - Dotty border
Sentiments - computer generated
Buttons and Bakers twine - Stash
Ribbon - Meiflower

Marianne Craftables mini alphabet and garland die CR1281
Aly's Inky Fingers - Molly Moo alphabet dies

Don't forget to head over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of my teamies


Thanks for calling,
hugs,
Colette xx

Friday, 20 May 2016

Hexagon Easel card

Today's card uses a kit from one of Paper Creator's Multi Card kits, each kit contains 3 different designs using the same image, I chose the Sprinkles multi card kit and made up the hexagon easel card and matching box.

Here's my card, sitting on top of it's box.

I added a punched border around the edge of the main image panel, (a bit fiddly but worth the effort) and used foam pads for the decoupage layers, then finished off with a cupcake and wish charm and some satin ribbon bows which matched the blue colour in the design. 
After putting the box together, I punched a hole in one of the extra sentiment panels, added a bow and fixed it to the box lid.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look,
hugs,
Colette xx

Monday, 16 May 2016

Flapper Emma card and more crocheting

It was my birthday yesterday, I didn't really feel like celebrating much, (still missing Meg way too much) and we were at a Christening anyway, but Eric booked today off work and we decided we would go out for the day.
We had been given an afternoon tea gift card by my friend Donna, as a thank you for a job my hubby had done for her, so I booked that for this afternoon and depending on the weather we will maybe go for a nice walk somewhere this morning - or maybe visit a wool shop (got a bit of a wool addiction going on at the moment LOL!).

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Today I thought I would share this easel card I made a couple of weeks ago.
I coloured up the Flapper Emma digital stamp from Pink Gem designs and used digital scrapbook papers and embellishments from a Just so scrappy kit called My Beloved. I mounted Emma onto ovals from the Tonic Layering dies mixed ovals set.
The rose pendant and sentiment tag are embellishments from the digital kit, I printed the pendant out a couple of times and then decoupaged it up using foam pads and added a computer generated sentiment to the tag. The birthday greeting is also computer generated. The lace, feathers and pearl string are from my stash, and I added Meiflower stick on gems and pearls to the image for her necklace and hat decoration, finally the birthday sentiment is mounted onto a Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3 die-cut.



Also I have a couple more baby blankets to show you, these were made from a Hayfields pattern.
The first I gave to my hairdresser as she is expecting a baby boy in the summer and the second was requested by my daughter Stacy as a gift for a work friend who is having a little girl later in the year, the pink and grey were chosen to match her nursery colours.




Thanks for popping in,
hugs,
Colette xx