Sunday, 23 November 2014

Warm and cozy

Paper Creator has some new Sassy Cheryl images in and included in the new release are some accessory sets, which contain bits and pieces you can use to dress up other images. 
I decided to make a couple of cards using the accessories on their own and here is the first.

The image is from the Warm and Cozy accessory set, and the papers are from my scrap box. Although you can't tell from the photo, I printed the mug out several times and layered it up using foam pads, I also cut a small piece from the waste of the circle frame and used it in the top corner.

Warm and Cosy accessory set - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Tonic Layering dies -Scalloped Squares
Sentiment - computer generated
Papers from my scrap box
X-cut palm punch - Snow Crystal large
Ribbon - Ribbon Girl
Gems - Meiflower

Thanks for popping in,
have a good day,
Colette xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Festive Fashions

Here's a card I made recently using the Festive Fashions CD, which came as the third disc in Katy Sue's Fabulous Giftware CD set. I wanted to make a Christmas card for a friend who loves clothes and fashion and this CD was just perfect.

I printed out a decoupage sheet for the main panel and added all the layers which unfortunately don't show up in this photo, but look fab in real life.
I did take a close up photo which will hopefully give you some idea of how it looks.

The only other things I used on the card was metallic edged ribbon and stick on gems from Meiflower, which I used in the centres of the flowers, as holly berries on the dress top and buttons on the boot, and lots of glitter.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


It's time for another challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this time around 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 could win three digis of your choice.

I made an acetate front tent card, die cut an aperture, ran glossy accents around the edge and covered with glitter to make it look icy. I then decorated the acetate with lots of die-cut and punched snowflakes, cut from glitter card.

Digital stamp - Winter Princess - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Snow Friends - lliella and KMiller - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Spellbinders Labels 11
JoyCrafts - Ice crystal 2 and Ice crystal 3
Various snowflake punches
Sentiment - Snowy day sentiments - Pink Petticoat
Sakura quickie glue pen, glamour dust, glossy accents, acetate and Glitter card - Stash

I am entering my card into the following challenges

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Make It Sparkle
Party Time Tuesdays -  #189 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
Card Mania -  Dies 
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Completely Christmas Anything Goes with twist - Use Some Blue
Moving along with the Times: Sparkle and/or Shine
Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 legs

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

thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Saturday, 8 November 2014


It's time for a new challenge over at Paper Creator today and some nincompoop (me) had forgotten all about it, luckily I realised before the day was over, so am just about getting in by the skin of my teeth.

This time around the theme is super-easy

You do not need to use Paper Creator products to enter, but if you do, you get a second entry into the draw for the fabulous prize of a £10 certificate to spend in store.

Here's my card

14.4cm square deckled edge card blank - Craft Creations
 Decked out for the Holiday illustration - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Background paper - Winter Whimsy - Crazy Scrap Chicks
Memory Box- PreciousSnowflakes
Stampin Up - Adorning Accents edgelits
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Stitched Scallop borders
Ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Pop over to the Paper Creator challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies, and don't forget our Anything goes challenge, you've got to be in it to win it!

Thanks for stopping by,
have a lovely weekend,
Colette xx

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Curious George

It's Charlie's birthday today, happy birthday Charlie Chops!!! 
In my last Teddy Bo post I showed you the card I had made for him with the red mini, (the only thing he wants for his birthday), well he is also a big fan of Curious George, so I thought I would make him a card with George on it from Meg. I found a printable colouring page on Google, coloured it up and turned it into a card, I only had to add the sentiment to finish it off when Stacy saw it and claimed it for herself, so I had to reprint the sentiment with Son instead of Nephew.

Image - Colouring page - Google
Tonic Layering dies - Circles
Papers - Jungle Fun - Nitwit collection
Lawn Fawn - Finley's 123's dies
Ribbon - Meiflower 

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

A couple of Christmas cards...

... made with a sheet of toppers I printed out twice by mistake.

On my Paper Creator post last weekend, where I made the Christmas pop-up box, I mentioned that somehow or other I had managed to print out the topper sheet twice, well it seemed such a shame not to use it, so I made a couple of Christmas cards with it.
The circles came from the toppers for the box flaps, I used a die to cut them out and was originally planning to make 3 small cards with a topper on each, but then changed my mind and added them all to the same card. For the second card I made a theatre card?!?!?! and used all the bits that would normally pop out of the box to build up the scene.

Spellbinders Grand Labels 4
Tonic Layering dies - Plain Circles and Scalloped Circles
Crafters Companion Embossalicious Let it Snow 6 x 6 folder
Stocking bunting die - Joanna Sheen
Ribbon, bow, bells, Pearl - Meiflower
Sleigh charm and papers - Stash

Thanks for dropping in,
have a lovely weekend,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Is it too early for Christmas?!?!

That's the theme of our challenge over at The Paper Shelter this week, personally, I think it is never too early for Christmas LOL!

You don't have to use a Paper Shelter image to join in with our challenge, but if you do and are the randomly chosen winner then you get a fabulous $30 gift certificate to spend in store, if you use any other image you will win 3 digi images of your choice.

For my card I have used the very cute Are You Ready My Friend? digi stamp

Image - Are You Ready My Friend? - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Tis the Season - Just So Scrappy
Reindeer charm - Stash
Snowflake - Joy Crafts Ice Crystal 6002/2018 and 6002/2019
Grosgrain ribbon - Meiflower

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the merry and bright inspiration from my teamies, and don't forget to play along with our challenge to be in with a chance of winning a fab prize.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,
Colette xx