Saturday, 29 October 2016

Dear Santa

Here's a couple more cards I made for the Papercraft Essentials August issue.

Dovecraft Dear Santa Decoupage pad
Dovecraft Dear Santa 12 x 12 paper pack
Dovecraft Dear Santa 6 x 6 paper pack
Wild Orchid Crafts mixed doilies pack
Hobbycraft Red mini wooden craft pegs
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Holiday Sentiments dies

 Dovecraft Dear Santa decoupage pack
Dovecraft 6 x 6 paper pack
Dovecraft Dear Santa 1m ribbon pack
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Twine
Marianne Craftables Mini Alphabet and garland CR1281
X-cut large snowflake punch
Red lace – stash
Meiflower diamante Ribbon Slider 

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Winter Princess

It's time for a team B challenge at Paper Shelter this week and our theme is 
Pearls and/or gems
simple enough, just make sure you have some pearls on your card.

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 have to admit that the challenge had changed from what I originally had down on my list, and I hadn't realised this, so I made my card for a completely different challenge, luckily for me though it just happened to have some pearls on it, not as many as it would have had if I had discovered that the challenge had changed sooner, but hopefully enough to qualify (there is 10).

Digital stamp - Winter Princess - The Paper Shelter
Digital Paper - Nitwits Snowfolk collection
JoyCrafts Winter wishes - Ice Crystal 1
JoyCrafts Winter Wishes - Ice Crystal border
X-cut medium snowflake punch
X-cut border bunch - Sparkler
Stick on gems and pearls - Meiflower
Hunkydory diamond sparkles glitter - Silver Sparkle

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

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Monday, 24 October 2016


I'm back! back to blogging that is, been sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo (yes - really - that much) busy since I got back from my hols that I haven't had a chance to get any blogging done, even had to miss some of my DT posts this month.
Had a fabulous holiday in Italy, met some lovely people who we are still in touch with and all hoping to go away together next year.
Came home to 3 magazine commissions, two had their deadline extended so that I could do them when I got home and then the third one came in after being home about a week, so they have kept me really busy, on top of that we have had some problems with my mother-in-law and the best news of all, my grandson Will managed to get himself a small part in a play at the Liverpool Playhouse theatre called The Rivals, he did really well at the audition and was thrilled when he got the part, but he needed a chaperone with him at each performance so we all had to muck in to make sure he was chaperoned and there was someone available to look after Charlie as well which again took up a lot of time, the play still has a week to run, so still a bit tied up with that.

Here he is all dressed up and ready to go on.

While we were away Will was also made head boy and was given the lead role in Macbeth at school, which they are performing at a small local theatre, Sooo proud of the him.

I do actually have a couple of cards to show you, part of a magazine commission for the August edition of Papercraft Essentials.

Dovecraft Dear Santa Decoupage pad
Dovecraft Dear Santa 6 x 6 paper pack
Sue Wilson Festive Collection Frosty mini background
Spellbinders Holiday sentiments S2-118
X-cut scalloped border punch
X-cut small corner rounder punch
X-cut large snowflake die and medium heart die
Meiflower mixed size pack of stick on gems

Dovecraft Dear Santa 6 x 6 paper pack
Dovecraft Dear Santa Decoupage pad
Dovecraft Dear Santa 1m Ribbon pack
Green 6 x 6 square scalloped card blank – The Range
Meiflower mixed size pack of green stick on pearls
Wooden stars, small and large – The Range

I made 7 cards altogether so will have more to show during the week.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx