Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Saving the Day!

I'm off to the theatre tonight to see Dirty Dancing, with my daughter, my friend and her daughter, really looking forward to a girl's night out.

Now a girls night out makes me think of wine (is that normal LOL!), I have quite a collection of jokey wine themed sentiments and I am always looking for images that will go with them, so I was thrilled when I came across this Bugaboo digi-stamp, and then to top it all off I found a little corkscrew charm in my stash for the perfect finishing touch.
The sentiment makes me giggle every time I read it (am I easily amused? - probably!) which is brilliant as I am having a few health problems at the moment which are getting me down a bit, nothing too serious, but causing me a few problems, including with my eyesight, which is a nightmare for me as I tend to do quite a bit of fussy cutting and when everything I look at has a little halo around it, it's hard to tell exactly where I should cut.
My health, is also the reason why my blog has been a bit neglected lately, and probably will be for a few more weeks, hopefully once I get my medication sorted and I start feeling less tired I can get back on track.

Anyway, enough of that, onwards and upwards as the saying goes,
here's my card...

Digital stamp - Glass of Wine - Bugaboo
Papers - Denim and Daisies - Just So Scrappy
Ribbon - Meiflower
Charm - stash

I am entering my card into the following challenges
Sister Act card Challenge #101- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #274 - 2 or more patterned papers
Simply Papercraft #2 - Anything goes/Steampunk ( I went with AG)
Craft your passion #257- Always anything goes

Hope it gave you a giggle.
Colette xx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Birthday Challenge

It's time for the B team to host a new challenge at The Paper Shelter, and this time the theme is

Birthday (with a sentiment)

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

I've used one of the older images for my card (although it's long been a favourite). I decided to go with an orange, blue, pink and yellow colour combo because I saw a dress in those very colours and it really stood out. I usually choose my papers first and then colour my image to match, but this time around I coloured first, because I had decided I would design my own papers, to match the colours in the image.

Digital Stamp - Zoe Spring - The Paper Shelter
Papers - my own design
Ribbon - Meiflower
Button and thread - stash

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies, and don't forget to play along with the challenge to be in with the chance of winning some scrummy Paper Shelter images.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Flowers Challenge

It's the first of the month, which means the start of a new challenge at Paper Creator and the theme is
now that couldn't be easier, could it? you don't even need to use Paper Creator products to enter, although if you do you get a second entry into the draw for the £10 voucher to spend in store.

I decided to use the gorgeous Wendy's bouquet ultimate kit, as I love the adorable image and everything is in my favourite colour combo.

Image and papers - Wendy's Bouquet Ultimate kit - Paper Creator
Embossalicious Spring Meadow 6 x 6 folder
Flowers - stash
Pearls - Meiflower

The kit only costs £2 and contains all this -

A selection of 12x12 Papers
- Coloured digi image
- Topper in PNG format (approx 8 inches)
- Sentiments in PNG format
- Build A Topper Sheet - compatible with Spellbinders Standard Cirles (approx 3 3/4 inch)
& Grand Scalloped Dies (approx 4 5/8 inch).
- Small toppers sheet
- Large toppers sheet
- Selection of paper bows

While you're in the store check out the 30 shaped cards ultimate bundle, on offer for only £10, that's 30 card kits, with matching inserts and envelopes for only a tenner, now that's a bargain!!! If you scroll down the page, you can see some of the cards from this bundle made up.

30x Shaped Cards Ultimate Bundle

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

thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Dandelion and butterfly

Today I have a sympathy card to show you, not always the easiest thing to put together, but I always like to have a couple made up, just in case, and already this year I've used all the ones I had, so it was time to replenish my stock. I used one of my favourite images a Hero Arts digi stamp of a dandelion, which I purchased from 2 peas in a bucket many years ago, and have never used until now.  I have tried to link it, but it doesn't seem to be available any longer
I combined the image with pretty papers from a Just So Scrappy kit, and spent a while going over the image with my Sakura quickie glue pen before sprinkling with Glamour Dust.

Digital Stamp - Dandelion - Hero Arts
Papers and butterfly - My Beloved - Just So Scrappy at Life Captured
Ribbon and pearls - Meiflower

I am just finishing off a 10 card commission for the May edition of Complete Cardmaking magazine and then hopefully I can get back to my regular card making and blog a bit more regularly.

Thanks for popping in,
Have a lovely day,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2015


It's time for a new challenge 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 use one of the newer images, she's called Peaceful Easter and I loved the image of the sleeping girl, snuggling up to her bunny, but I don't tend to make Easter cards, so I coloured the eggs the same colour as the vines and added punched flowers over them to fit in with our blooming theme.

Digital stamp - Peaceful Easter - The Paper Shelter
Papers - So Egg-cited - Crazy 4 Monograms
Flowers - Nellie Snellen Floral Punches in various sizes
Punched leaves - punch no longer available

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

Thanks for dropping in and taking a look,
Colette xx

Sunday, 22 March 2015

For You Bear

Today I have another shaped card from the Paper Creator 30 shaped cards ultimate bundle, there are so many cards in this bundle that you will be able to find something for every occasion. I used the cute For You Bear to make a birthday card, so easy to put together,  ideal if you need a card in a hurry, the kit also contains a matching envelope, which I have printed out, but not made up yet.

30 shaped cards ultimate bundle - For You Bear - Paper Creator
Printed onto White linen card - Papermill direct
Sentiment tag - created by me,
Bubblegum pink ribbon, satin rosebud trio and stick on gems - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Sliding Balls!

Today's card is one of the most requested themes I get asked for - football - I normally make both a Red and Blue version as I have supporters of both our local teams in the family, but as I am mad busy with magazine work at the moment, and, I stupidly decided to make it harder for myself by doing a slider card and designing my own papers, I only managed to get the red one put together.

I printed onto Papermill White Linen card, because I wanted to make sure that as the card has moving parts it would be pretty sturdy.

Image - Footballer Al - Time for Tea
Papers - Made by me,
White Linen card - Papermill direct

When you pull the tab the balls slide along revealing the wording Eat, Sleep, Live Football and there's a happy birthday message on the slider.

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx