Friday, 19 September 2014

Well the holiday is over!

Eric and I have enjoyed a lovely break in Anglesey over the last few days, we were really lucky with the weather with bright sunshine and warmth every day. The cottage we stayed in was about 20 feet, at most, from the waters edge when the tide was in, and every room had a window overlooking the sea. We came back feeling relaxed and refreshed yesterday, picked Meg up from respite this morning at 10 o'clock and by 11 0'clock there was music blaring all over the house, and toileting and personal care stuff to attend to, and it felt like we had never been away LOL!

When I got home yesterday, I found that the postman had delivered the latest issue of Complete Cardmaking, Magazine. The magazine comes with a free CD containing digi stamps, images and papers from various companies. This time around there are stamps from the Paper Nest Dolls, papers and toppers from Crafters Companion, a Sarah Paris Christmas kit (digi stamps and papers - which I was lucky enough to get to play with) and a couple of Daisy Trail kits for those of you who use Serif Craft Artist. 

Here's one of the cards I made for this issue.

Paper and digital stamps - Sarah Paris Digi-kit - Complete cardmaking issue 52 Free CD
Kraft Card - Anna Marie Designs
X-cut Large Palm punch - Holly Branch
Nellie Snellen Pine branch die
Spray Adhesive
Glamour Dust
Stick on pearls - Meiflower

I still have another eight cards made from this collection so I will be showing them over the coming weeks.

Thanks for visiting,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Ribbon, Floss or twine

It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter, and this time our theme is

If you take part using a Paper Shelter image you could win a $30 gift certificate to spend in store, if you win with any other image you get to choose 3 digital stamps from the store, so you're onto a good thing either way.

When you purchase digi stamps from the Paper Shelter you also get a pre-coloured version and for this challenge I have used the pre-coloured image Vanity. I added the sentiment before printing and printed the image out several times so that I could decoupage it.

Pre-coloured image - Vanity - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Pretty as a Peacock - A-manda Creation
Feather die - Joy Crafts - Billies garden - Feather
Ribbons and gems - Meiflower

Another view to show the decoupage layers.

Pop over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies, and don't forget to play along with our challenge for a chance to win one of the great prizes on offer.

Thanks for popping in,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Teddy Bo Tuesday!!!

Yes, that's right it does say Teddy Bo Tuesday, and that's because the bears are back today, and on my Silver wedding anniversary too, obviously to join in the celebrations LOL! As hubby and I are away celebrating, this is a scheduled post, written before all the graphics and store links are available, but I'm sure you can find all the info you need on the challenge blog.

We have a couple of new images to get you going and there is also a DT call over on the challenge blog, so pop over and check out all the details as well as the gorgeous inspiration from my teamies.

Here's my card using one of the new images, isn't she bee-utiful!

Papers – Bee-utiful – Crazy 4 Monograms
Oval open scallop doily – Die-namics - Amazon
Tonic layering die sets plain circles and scalloped circles - Craft Superstore
Marianne Design craftables dies – circle and flower stitch CR1248 - Cuddly buddly
Joanna sheen signature dies – medium patchwork shapes
Button-  stash

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,
don't forget to visit the challenge blog for fabulous inspiration and DT call details,

Colette xx

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Bundle of Dreams

I've been wanting to make this style of card for a while, so I finally sat down a couple of weeks ago, worked out the measurements for cutting and folding and set about it.

Image - Bundle of Dreams - Samistamps
Papers - Welcome Home Baby digital scrapbooking kit - Crazy 4 Monograms
Little B's Monogram die set
Tonic Layering die set Scalloped and Plain Squares and Mixed Ovals
Lifestyle Nesting Doily Circles (cut frame and then divided into four for the corners)
Marianne Creatables - Duck Rattle LR0307 and Baby Feet LR0305
Cottage Cutz Baby buggy mini 
X cut Palm punches - Petal medium and small
Ribbon and Gems - Meiflower

Thanks for visiting,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

If only....

...there were more hours in a day and more days in a week, especially this month! September is one of the busiest months for family birthdays and anniversaries, plus a couple of weddings too, that I am just about keeping on top of all the cards I need to make.
Yesterday was my brother-in-law Robert's birthday and about 3 o'clock in the afternoon I suddenly realised I hadn't made him a card, on top of that, it is his son (my nephew) Matthew's birthday on the 18th and Rob and Carole's wedding anniversary on the 20th. As hubby and I will be away that week, celebrating our Silver wedding in a gorgeous cottage right by the sea in Holyhead (check it out here), I decided it would be best to get all their cards made and dropped off last night while we there enjoying cake and wine for Rob's birthday.

A couple of hours later and here's what I came up with.

For Rob
Papers and toppers all came from A Play on Words CD rom by Ella's designs
Ribbon and charm - Meiflower

Matthew is an opthalmologist so I thought this would be perfect for him
Free eye chart maker - Homemade gifts made easy
Ribbon - Meiflower

Rob abd Carole's wedding anniversary

Paper - Forever and Always digital Scrapbooking kit - Just So Scrappy
Sentiment - computer generated
Ribbon, diamante ribbon slider and gems - Meiflower

All quite simple, but serve their purpose.

Don't forget there is a DT call going on at The Paper Shelter at the moment, you can find all the details here.

Thanks for visiting,
Colette xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Paper Shelter DT Call

It's time for another DT call over at The Paper Shelter, we have come to the end of another 6 month term and a few of the present team members will be stepping down, so if you adore the fabulous Paper Shelter images and would be interested in becoming a member of this fabby design team then head over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog and check out all the details.

Colette xx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Too cute!

It's the start of another challenge over at Paper Creator today and this time around our theme is...

The randomly drawn winner gets a £10 voucher to spend in store - you don't have to use Paper Creator products, but if you do you will get a second entry into the draw.

I found this book easel card kit in store and the sentiment just made me think of my youngest grandson Charlie, not that he is particularly naughty but he definitely has the cute factor, especially when he looks at you with his puppy dog eyes, it's practically impossible to be angry with him LOL!

I made up the kit adding gold glitter to the edges of each page and using all the decoupage layers for the reindeer (not really showing up in photo), then added some sparkly gold ribbon, red and green jingle bells and snowflakes punched from red glitter card.

Glitter card - stash
Snowflake punches - X cut palm punch - snow crystal small and medium
Gold ribbon, jingle bells and red metallic cord - 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 visiting,
have a lovely weekend,
Colette xx