Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Joy!

As you are reading this Eric and I will be heading to the beautiful Lake Como in Italy for a much needed break, I will be thinking of you all as I am sipping a nice glass of vino and enjoying the view across the lake.

I thought I would give you a quick reminder for the Paper Creator Christmas challenge as you have right up until the end of the month to get your entries in.

I used a Sassy Cheryl pre-coloured image (there is a large selection available to choose from in the Paper Creator store) and a paper from the Snow much Joy Ultimate kit. The font for the sentiment is called glitter font 
I die cut a corner from the paper and added a die cut snowflake border, cut from glitter card, behind it before fixing to my card blank and then finished off by adding glitter to the swirly pattern in the paper and fixing some stick on gems to the sentiment.


Image - Fa-la-la-la-la Snowman - Sassy Cheryl @ Paper Creator
Paper - Snow much Joy Ultimate kit - Paper Creator
Glitter Font - dafont
glitter - stash
Stick on gems - Meiflower

Thanks for dropping in,
Caio for now,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Tulips

It's time for a new team B 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 used the gorgeous Tulips Paper Shelter digital stamp and my number is actually part of my sentiment - "Happy Birthday 2 U" I added some glitter to the 2 and the U although it doesn't show up very well in the photograph.


Digital Stamp - Tulips - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Nitwits Just Ducky Collection
Lace and button - Stash
Tonic Geared punch - scalloped diamond border
Sentiment - Freebie - Birds cards (it's a cutting file but I took the .pdf file into Photoshop and made a printable version)
Ribbon - Meiflower

Remember to pop over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies.

thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Christmas Countdown

There are now only 114 days until Christmas and with this in mind the theme for this month's challenge over at Paper Creator 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 them. The challenge runs for the whole of the month and the winner is announced at the start of the next month's challenge.

I decided to make a card from the Christmas Countdown Stepper Card Bundle, which at only £3 for 10 card kits is an absolute bargain! and each kit comes with matching envelopes and boxes.


I printed a few extra layers of decoupage, then decorated the card with lots of glitter, snowflakes punched from glitter card, a couple of buttons and Meiflower stick on gems, I also made up the matching box.

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

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx





Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Charming!

It's time for a new team B 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.

Now, I don't know if you know this, but when you buy a Paper Shelter digital stamp you not only get the black and white outline, but you also get a pre-coloured version of the digi, a background and a composition (character on  background, ready to use), so for our make it digital challenge I thought that for a change I would use the composition and turn it into a card topper. I resized it in Photoshop and then layered it onto card adding a glitter border before using foam pads to fix it onto my decorated card blank.


Digital topper - Snake Charmer - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Shabtastic digital scrapbooking kit - Just So Scrappy
Copper blaze shimmer card - Limetree crafts (picked up at Sincerely yours show)
Tonic geared punch - scalloped diamond border
Gold ochre glitter on double sided tape
Sentiment - computer generated

Pop over to the Challenge blog and check out the fabulous digital inspiration from my teamies.

Thanks for calling in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Oh I wish I was punk rocker with flowers in my hair!

Do you remember that song by Sandi Thom, well after I've shown you a couple of cards using some pretty organza flowers from Meiflower, I will show you a very old photograph of me looking as far from a punk rocker as you can get, but definitely with flowers in my hair!



and taking inspiration from this post HERE I made a Christmas wreath, which as well as the organza flowers also uses some gorgeous Meiflower satin ribbon roses.


I think the flowers are only available at the Craft shows as I can't find them in the online store. As well as the flowers I also used stick on gems and pearls, organza and satin ribbons, pearl hearts and diamante ribbon buckles on these creations

Okay, now onto that photo I promised you,
this was taken at my cousin Lynn's wedding, on 23rd August 1969, we wore lilac satin dresses and had purple velvet flowers with a diamante centre pinned randomly all over our beehives.

the chief bridesmaid and girl peeping out from behind the cake are relatives of the groom, I am the one on the left and next to me is my little sister Denise.
The organza flowers from Meiflower reminded me a little of these flowers and would be perfect for adding to hairpins or hairbands.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx




Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Paper Shelter Challenge

Our summer holiday break is over and it's time for a new team B 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.

Digital Stamp - Shopping Girl - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Hello Sunshine Collection - Nitwits
Tonic geared punch - Dotty Border
X-cut border punch - Scallops
Turquoise glitter on double sided tape
Stick on gems - Meiflower

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

Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Monday, 15 August 2016

Paper Creator Mid challenge reminder

We are just about half way through August so time for a quick reminder about the Paper Creator Keep It Simple challenge, there is still plenty of time to enter and be in with a chance of winning £10 to spend in store, pop over to the challenge blog and check it out.

My card for today is another Paper Creator Kit, although it doesn't fit the theme of the challenge, this time around I have used the Warm Wishes shelf card kit. This card is really easy to make as you get step by step photographic instructions in the kit, I also made up the matching envelope.






I added a couple of extra layers of decoupage,, X-cut punched holly and Meiflower ribbon and stick on gems to the star, a glittery pompom on the hat, as well as adding glitter to the hat brim and a couple more stick on gems to the sentiment.

The card folds flat for posting and fits into the envelope provided, which you can hopefully see from the picture has a bit of depth to it to fit all the layers.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx