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

Dancing

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,
hugs,
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,
hugs,
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,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

So Casual

It's time for a 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've coloured up the So Casual, So Beautiful digital stamp along with dotty and stripey papers, and also added a circular sentiment just for good measure.


Digital stamp - So Casual, So Beautiful - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Fiesta - Just So Scrappy
Arch Scallop border punch - EK success
Ribbon - Meiflower
Flowers and gems - Stash

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

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Time MARCHes on!

It really does, can you believe that we are at the beginning of March already, and that can only mean one thing here at Digiredoodah, a new Paper Creator monthly challenge. Our theme for March is...


pretty handy seeing as we have mother's day here in the UK towards the end of the month.

The challenge 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 have used the gorgeous Flutterby Wishes 6x6 card kit, layering the elements up onto a blue card blank. The kit contains both a printed and blank sentiment panel so that you can add your own message if you prefer, which is exactly what I did, I also added ribbon across the top corner of the butterfly panel, with a bow, and shaped and layered up 3 of the flowers in the kit, to make a 3D flower, I finished off with gems in flower centre, at sides of sentiment and in a couple of the corners.

ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Don't forget to 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, 22 February 2017

Hello Handsome!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter and this week our theme is...


Show us your masculine cards to be in with a chance of a fab prize.
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 ridiculously smarmy Prince Charming pre-coloured image from the Paper Shelter, made a sentiment for the background in Photoshop using various fonts, and then gave him pride of place right at the front. I also printed out a second version of the Prince, fussy cut him and used foam pads to fix him over the original image (not showing very well in photo). A couple of regal looking photo corners and gold studs (card candi) was all it needed to finish off.


Digital image - Prince Charming - The Paper Shelter
A5 Landscape Kraft card blank - Craft Creations
Argyle paper, photo corners- all from scrap box
Gold card candi - Stash

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

Thanks for calling,
hugs,
Colette xx