Wednesday, 26 April 2017

More Masculine Monograms

Today I have the second part of my masculine monogram cards from Simply Cards and Papercraft 162 using the Simply Creative Around the world 12"x12" paper pad and First Edition alphabet dies.

 Tonic layering dies – Circles and Scalloped circles
Taylored Expressions - Golf ball and tee die set

 Tonic layering dies sets – circles and rectangles
Spellbinders Labels 40 – decorative accents

Tonic layering dies set – plain and scalloped ovals
Tonic layering dies set – circles

Phew! that's enough masculine makes for a while, give me girly, glittery and pretty any day!

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Summer vibes

The latest Joanna Sheen bookazine is out now and I was lucky enough to be given a commission to make a set of  bright summer birthday cards (summery vibe rather than specific summer motifs). I was given the free kit from the bookazine to use which included a gorgeous ribbon lace die, pretty stamps and embossing folder.

I made 5 cards in total, here are three of them.

As well as elements of the free kit I used
Papers - Bonnets n bowties - Nitwit collections
blue and white ink pads
Joanna sheen signature dies - Lace Edger 1
X-cut corner punch
Ribbon and stick onGems - Meiflower

 Memory Box Darla and Vivienne butterfly dies
Tonic scalloped circle and plain circle layering die sets
First Edition Pick'n'mix 8x8 paper pad
black and red ink pads
Ribbon and stick on Gems - Meiflower

Sue Wilson craft dies - Canadian Collection - Toronto
First Edition Pick 'n' mix 8x8 paper pad
blue ink pad
Ribbon, gems and diamante buckle - Meiflower

Check out the bookazine in the shops now it contains loads of brilliant ideas for using the included kit.

Thanks for dropping by,
Colette xx

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Masculine Monograms

Hi there, in February I did a commission for Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine, the brief was masculine and monograms, using the paper pad and dies I was supplied with. as the magazine goes on sale in the shops today I thought I would show you a couple of my cards.

Simply Creative Around the World 12”x12” paper pad
First Edition Alphabet Dies
Tonic layering dies set – Circles
X-cut small and large corner punches
Digistamp Boutique - Beer set
Buttons - stash
Ribbons - Meiflower

I will show off the other three cards in a couple of days,

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx

Monday, 27 March 2017

Still Dancing

Here are a couple more cards made for this month's Die Cutting Essentials Magazine, using the First Edition Dancing dies. The needle and cotton came out again to make a pretty organza ribbon skirt for the bottom card.

First Edition Dancing die set
Stardream Pearl silver card - Craft Creations
Pink glitter card - The Range
Gem - Meiflower

First Edition Dancing die set
First Edition nesting doily set
Paper - Craft Sensations Romantic Pink 14.8 x 21cm design pad
ribbons and gems - Meiflower

Friday, 24 March 2017


Here are a few cards I made for the latest edition of Die-cutting Essentials, which hit the shops yesterday, I got to play with some fab First Edition dies- a dancing set, and a set of nesting doilies, the dies cut beautifully and were a pleasure to work with.

First Edition Dancing die set
First Edition Nesting doily dies
Papers - Craft sensations Looks to Love - The Range
Silver glitter card - The Range
Signature Collection - English country garden -  Floral duo
Papermania glitter dot stickers - Flourishes
Ribbon and pearls - Meiflower

I even dug my needle and cotton out a did a little bit of sewing (and when I say little, I mean about 10 stitches), to make my dancer a floaty organza skirt.

First Edition and Tonic dies - as above
Craft Sensations Romantic pink 12.8 x 21cm design pad - The Range
X-cut medium daisy punch
Ribbon and gems - as above

First Edition Dancing die set
Tonic layering scallop square die set
Romance and Roses digital scrapbook collection - Nitwits
Lace - Abakhan
Ribbon, satin rose and stick on gems - As above

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

For the birthday girl

The theme of  the new challenge starting today at the Paper Shelter is...

a pretty easy, self explanatory theme I think.

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.

As I am mega busy at the moment I decided to use an image that I had coloured previously and pair it up with a fabulous word art that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I had cut the background image away from the digi stamp before printing and knew that she would be just perfect for perching on the top of one of the letters in the word art. I printed the rest of the sentiment straight onto the background paper, added the Fabulous word art and used foam pads behind the digi-stamp to give a bit of dimension. I then punched out, shaped and layered some daisies before finishing it all off with bling and a bow.

Digital stamp - Retro Chic (altered) - The Paper Shelter
Paper from my scrap box
Fabulous - Silhoutte digital cutting file
X-cut med and large daisy punch
Ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Don't forget to pop over to the Paper Shelter challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Peeking Bella

I'm off to see Olly Murs at the Livepool Echo Arena tomorrow evening and then early Friday I'm heading to Bournemouth for a weekend break, we are going with a group of people we became friendly with on our holiday to Lake Como last year and have kept in touch since, (we are actually going to Lake Garda with them in September this year too).
While I'm away I thought I would leave you with a mid-challenge reminder for the Paper Shelter and our All About Mum theme. I have once again made a Mother's day card, this time using one of the Sassy Cheryl pre-coloured images, called Polka Dot Bella.

I re-sized and printed Bella out 3 times and then fussy cut her so that I could arrange her in die-cut windows across the front of my card.

Polka Dot Bella - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Papers - Hello Sunshine collection - Nitwits
Ribbons and gems - Meiflower

You have until the end of the month to enter the challenge and be in with the chance of winning a £10 gift voucher to spend in store, so what are you waiting for?

Thanks for dropping in,
take care,
Colette xx