Saturday, 31 August 2013

Can U hear me now

Phew, what a busy week I've had, been making Christmas card samples for Meiflower, mainly using her Crystal blossom sequins, diamante ribbon sliders and buttons, will be showing them over the next week or two. I still have a few wedding invitations to show and some Christmas samples for Crafty Devils using Papermania At Christmas and Tilly daydreams collections and some Hobby house toppers, just don't seem to be able to find the time to get them all blogged.

Today I have a card made using a Sassy Cheryl illustration, available from Paper Creator.

Image - Can U hear me now - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Papers and brackets - Chaos Digital scrap kit - Crazy 4 Monograms
Ribbon, buttons and cord - Meiflower

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

Monday, 26 August 2013

Anything but a Card

The new challenge over on the My Besties blog today is
So if you would like to be in with a chance of winning $30 to spend on My Besties digi images, then just pop over to the challenge blog and link up your fabulous creations using a My Bestie image.

My anything but a card make was inspired by this post HERE, I loved the idea of turning a pillow box into a little handbag.
I made my pillow box almost A5 size, so it would be the perfect packaging for a scarf and gloves, or some make-up or jewellery.

Image - My Besties img837 - Coloured in Photoshop
Papers - It's Snow Fun - Just So Scrappy
Die for "handle" - local craft shop own make
Spellbinders Oval die
Nellie Snellen MFD007 Ovals
X-cut Border punch - Scallop
X-cut snowflake punch
Couture Creations embossing folder - Intrinsic
Ribbon, gems and diamante ribbon slider - Meiflower

Also a quick reminder that you can now buy the My Besties figurine, with a portion of the money raised from the sale going to Breast Cancer research and awareness

More details HERE

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

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Anything Goes Challenge

My craft room is finally getting back to some sort of order, I managed to get about half of the stuff back in last weekend, although we had the new boiler fitted in the week and I think I am going to have to empty everything out again to give the whole room a clean, there is a fine layer of brick dust over everything, but I will hopefully manage to get it all back in over this weekend, especially as it's a bank holiday here in the UK so we get an extra day, woohoo!

Today is the start of our easy-peasy Anything Goes challenge over on the Paper Creator blog. You don't have to use Paper Creator products to enter but if you do you get two entries in the draw, and the randomly picked winner, gets £10 to spend in store, so if you have a card made why not enter, after all you've got to be in it, to win it!

Image - That's what friends are for Sassy Cheryl illustration - Paper Creator
Papers - The Coastal Collection - Nitwits
Red cord and buttons - Meiflower

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies.
Have a lovely weekend,
Colette xx

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Wedding Invitation #10

We are more than half way through the invitations now, only another six to go and we are done. 
Today we have a pocket style invitation, I used the end of a die to cut the fancy opening and die cut a heart shaped window for the names to show through.

Lavender pearl card - The Range
Ribbon and Diamante Ribbon Slider - Meiflower

Also if you love the Besties then you might like to know that you can now buy them as figurine statues, from the Hamilton collection

 "The Hamilton Collection"
 Sherri Baldy~ Besties Of Hope!  
"Hope Grows With Love Figurine"

Isn't she cute!

Thanks for taking a look,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Festive Home

Here's a sample card I made for Crafty Devils using some of the Papermania At Christmas collection.

The Christmas door is made using die cut decoupage, the papers are from the matching paper pack, the gorgeous velvet ribbon is from the same collection and I added a few die cut poinsettias and some jingle bells to finish it off.

At Christmas - Festive Home Die Cut decoupage
At Christmas Velvet Ribbon
Marianne Creatables LR0142 Poinsettia

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Hoot hoot, give it a kick!

Now I know that title probably has you totally confused, but it's just a little play on the names of the Paper Creator card kits I used for today's cards. I am late posting them, because I've had a very busy day clearing out my craft room - what a job! and how on earth did I accumulate so much stuff? 
My lovely hubby also took me to Ikea this evening to buy some more storage, so hopefully when I've had a big sort out and put everything back it will all have a place to call home and I will be more organised (some hope LOL!!!)
I've had to clear it out because we are having a new boiler fitted and of course it's tucked into a corner of my room, so it has forced me - ahem!- given me the perfect opportunity to clear it out, sort it out, move it around and tidy it up, and it's amazing the amount of things (usually dies in my case, hehe!) you find that you had forgotten you even had.

Anyway enough of all that and on to today's cards

This one is from the Curved Front Aperture card Mega bundle, which contains 10 card kits and is on offer for only £5 at the moment. I just happened to have the Nitwits What a hoot collection that the kit was designed with, so printed out a flower from the kit to add to the top of the card.

This Kick It 6x6 card kit is very easy to put together and ideal for boys of all ages.
I just added some polka dot buttons and ribbon in one of the local team colours and a fab football shirt charm from Meiflower.  

Have a lovely weekend,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Wedding Invitation #9

The paper on today's invitation was made by rubbing a pink ink pad over the inside front of an embossing folder, before placing a sheet of pearl paper in and running it through the machine. The colour transfers to the flat parts of the paper but the embossing stays white. I love the effect!

White Pearl card and paper - Anna Marie Designs
Silver Pearl Card - The Range
Pink Pearl Brilliance Ink Pad
Die-sire Embossalicious Folder - Perfect Paisley
Ribbon and Diamante Enbellishment - Meiflower
Font - Jellyka Love and Passion - dafont

Colette xx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Wedding Invitation #8

Here's another simple design, I didn't have lace wide enough so used 2 layers, which made it a little bit more fiddly, but with wide lace it would be quick and easy. I threaded the ribbon through two diamante ribbon sliders to make it a bit more blingy.

Ribbon and diamante ribbons sliders - Meiflower

Thanks for taking a look,
Colette xx

Monday, 12 August 2013

A new Bestie challenge

It's Team A's turn to host the challenge over at My Besties this week and our theme is 
so to win $30 to spend in store just pop over to the challenge blog and link up your creation using a My Besties image and an animal.

I used a gorgeous image called Fifi and bubbles

Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Drink Me
Squeaky Clean digital papers - Just So Scrappy
Sentiment - computer generated
Pearls - Meiflower
Flowers - Stash

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

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

All at Sea!

That title explains exactly how I feel at the moment  LOL! as well as having a reference to today's cards.
I still don't know if I'm coming or going, although I am beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel, and if that is not already enough cliche's for you then I'll give you one more - I think the end is in sight haha!

Just finished twenty one card samples for Crafty Devils (14 of which are Christmas cards) using some of the new Papermania goodies and Hobby house toppers, so lots more blogging to be done, and we are still only about halfway through the wedding invitations!

Today I have a couple of nautical themed cards for you (see the title does make sense) both suitable for young boys, and both made with kits from Paper Creator.

The first one is Noah's Flipper Pyramage kit which is part of a Mega bundle containing 10 Flipper kits for £7 the only other thing on the card is some gingham ribbon from Meiflower.

The second uses the Sail Away 6 x 6 card kit to which I've added a little wooden boat embellishment I found in my stash, and some ribbon and pearls from Meiflower.

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

Friday, 9 August 2013

Wedding invitation #7

Probably the simplest one of them all. just some lace, a bow and a diamante heart.The lace is really pretty and has a sparkly thread running through it, which unfortunately isn't showing up in the photo's.

White pearl card - Anna Marie Designs
Lace - Local Hobbycraft store
Silver ribbon and diamante heart topper - Meiflower

Hope you are not getting too bored with the invitations, I still have another 9 to show you!

thanks for popping in,
Colette xx

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Wedding invitation #6

Once again a nice and easy invitation, a couple of squares of card, a bit of embossing and all layered up with ribbon between layers. I added the feather because the top looked a bit bare, but you could print the names above the ribbon and the date below and leave the feather off.

Silver Pearl card – The Range
White Pearl Card - Anna Marie Designs
Couture Creations Instrinsic embossing folder
Silver and white ribbons and Diamante Heart Ribbon slider – Meiflower
Feather from stash

See you tomorrow,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Wedding invitation #5

Another pretty easy one today, with just a little embossing and punching.

White Pearl Card – Anna Marie Designs
Silver Pearl card – The Range
Embossing folder – Couture Creations Intrinsic
X-cut palm punch scalloped squares 
Ribbon, Pearl hearts and diamante heart charm – Meiflower

thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Wedding invitation #4

Here we are back to the wedding invitations and today I have one that is a little more complicated, looks good, but if you had 50 or 60 to make you wouldn't want all the fiddling around this one entails, wouldn't be too bad for a small wedding though.

Fresh cream pearl card - The Range
Corners - Marianne Creatables LR0200 Anja's corner
Spellbinders scalloped circles and circle
Lavender pearl paper - Craft Creations
Pearl/diamante flower topper and pearl embellishments - Meiflower

Thanks for dropping by to take a look
Colette xx

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Ladybug, ladybug

This should have been yesterday's post but I have been soooooo busy, I completely forgot about it, but better late than never as they say.

I have two cards to show you today both using Sassy Cheryl Illustrations from Paper Creator, as both images featured ladybirds and I used the same digital scrap kit for the papers on both too it just seems right to post them together.

Pre-coloured image - Maddy and her Ladybug - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Papers - Little Lady Bug-a-Boo kit - Just so Scrappy
Pearls and ribbon - Meiflower

Pre-coloured image - Patience Secret - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Lifestyle nesting circles (to make black frame which is attached with foam pads)
Martha Stewart Deep Edger punch - Flower Bed
X cut border punch  - scallops
Ribbon, gems and enamelled ladybird charm - Meiflower

Thanks for dropping by,
will be back with more wedding invitations on Tuesday
Colette xx

Friday, 2 August 2013

Wedding Invitation #3

Firstly I would like to wish my beautiful daughter a happy 30th birthday, have a great day Stacy.  OMG! I can't believe I am a mother to a 30 year old, makes me feel ancient LOL!

Today's wedding invitation is another simple design, made more luxurious by the use of beautiful cream lace and a diamante ribbon slider and diamante heart embellishment stuck together to make a super blingy topper.

Fresh cream double sided Centura Pearl card - The Range
Ribbons, diamante slider and diamante heart - Meiflower

Thanks for dropping in,
see you tomorrow,
Colette xx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Wedding Day card

Still on the wedding theme but an actual Wedding Day card today instead of an invitation today. I had seen these heart bride and grooms around blog land and decided that I would have a go at making a card using them., although it mainly came about because I made a Civil Partnership card for a friend to give to her son and his partner on their wedding day, and the groom was a practice piece before making the larger and different coloured ones for the actual card.
The groom heart seemed a bit lonely lying around in my craft room so I decided to make him a mate and put them on a card, so that they can be together forever  awww! LOL!

The "bride" was made using a piece of pink scrap card I had lying around, but next time I think I would use a more fleshy colour.
Silver Pearl card - The Range
White Pearl Card - Anna Marie Designs
Paper - White pearl paper- Anna Marie -  printed with a digital paper from
Forever and always digital Scrap Kit - Just So Scrappy
Peel off corners - Stash
Sentiment die - Lifestyle Nesting doily - Oval 
Marianne Craftables CR1225 Hearts
Embossing folder - Papermania Christmas tree - free with a magazine a while ago.
Black and white pearls, gems, diamante ribbon slider and ribbons - Meiflower
Diamond stickles and glamour dust - stash

Thanks for popping in,
see you tomorrow when we are back to the wedding invitations.
Colette xx