Thursday, 17 August 2017

More bags and boxes

Here are the last bag and box from the Die Cutting Essentials commission.

Creative dies plus gift box collection Gift bag die set
Gems and ribbon - Meiflower
X-cut scallop border punch

Creative dies plus gift box collection square box die set
LeCrea multi dies Multi flower 009

The gold glitter card on the bag  is from the Crafters companion luxury card stock - gold collection. The diamond stick on gem border was from The Range, I applied double sided sticky tape around the centre of the box, very carefully placed the trellis border on and then covered the whole lot with gold glitter.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Sunday, 13 August 2017

An Intricut Christmas

Today I have some cards to show you from the latest issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft, the brief was to use some gorgeous Hobbycraft Intricut dies and Dovecraft - The Magic of Christmas 12"x12" and 6"x6" designer paper packs to make some traditional type Christmas cards.

Hobbycraft Intricut- Intricate Sentiment Merry Christmas
20cm square card blank
X-cut mini dies Lace Holly - exclusive to Hobbycraft

Square die as above
Hobbycraft Intricut Christmas Poinsettia mini dies
Hobbycraft Heritage Christmas Gold Poinsettias

Hobbycraft Intricut Christmas Tree dies

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care,
Colette xx

Friday, 11 August 2017

Die-cutting Essentials magazine - Bags and Boxes

Here are a selection of bags and boxes made for Die Cutting Essentials magazine issue 27 and using the Creative Dies plus Gift Box Collection, fancy bows and tags and box windows. The brief was Pink, Gold and Bling.

Creative dies plus gift box collection Gift bag die set
Creative dies plus gift box collection - Fancy bows die set
craft sensations mix & match 12x12 design pad - pink highlights - The Range
Gold glitter card - Crafters Companion

Creative dies plus gift box collection Rectangle box die set
Papers and gold card as above
Robert Addams All Occasions Word dies - For You
 Creative dies plus gift box collection - tags and windows
X-cut Daisy punch large and medium
stick on gems - Meiflower

Creative dies plus gift box collection square box die set
Creative dies plus gift box collection - tags and windows
Creative dies plus gift box collection - Fancy bows
Papers as above
Gems as above

Thanks for popping in
Colette xx

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Wedding invitations 4

A couple more of the wedding invitation samples I did for Meiflower. I did 8 in total so only 2 more to post after these.

I used 25mm satin ribbon under the lace which I bought locally, and the matching 10mm over, I also mounted the pearl flower embellishment over the lace diamante buckle to make a combined topper.

For this one I cut the filigree heart from the kraft card before layering over cream card, the die is from the Forever in my Heart signature collection at Crafters Companion. I think the burlap and lace ribbon was from Home Bargains, as usual the satin ribbon and diamante heart embellishment are from Meiflower.

Thanks for dropping by,
take care,
Colette xx

Friday, 21 July 2017

Dragonflies and a bee!

Here are the final two cards made using the free kit from the Apple Blossom Summer Special kit and magazine.

The dragonfly, bee and flower dies stamps and papers are all included in the free kit.

The die-cut bee is attached to acetate which is held to the card with a brad which is hidden underneath the flower garden and can be 'flown' across the card towards the hive.

Take care,
colette xx

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Apple Blossom Summer Special

A few days ago the Apple Blossom Summer special arrived in the shops, the magazine comes with a fab free kit containing dies, stamps, an embossing folder, a stencil and papers. I was given a commission to make 5 cards using the elements of the kit.

Here are a few of the cards I came up with.

The papers, flower and bee die and the sentiment are all part of the free kit, the doily frame is from First Edition nesting doily dies and the ribbon and gems are from meiflower. I die-cut the bee twice from black card, and stuck them together before adding some split rings to make the dangling bee charm.
The shaker boxes were made using Sizzix nesting hexagon dies, the sentiment and images in the shaker boxes are stamps from the free kit as is the die for the little bees.

This card uses papers and a sentiment topper, as well as the dragonfly stamp from the free kit.

thanks for dropping in,
take care,
Colette xx

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Simply cards and papercraft 165 and free papers

I have some cards to show you that were made for the latest issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft which is in the shops today.
I was given some digi stamps to play with from the Kate Hadfield Animal Antics collection and a colour scheme of deep pink, blue, yellow, green and purple.
After looking around for papers to suit the colour scheme I decided to design my own, and if you like the look of them you can download them for free from HERE, there are 18 papers all together, 12 patterned and 6 plain.You can also download the digi stamps for free too.

... and now changing the subject completely... a little tale about one of my senior moments...

I have owned a Kindle for quite a few years now, and it has become the normal way to read a book - read a page, click on the right hand side of the screen and the next page appears, simple! - but I have recently joined a sewing group in my local library and sitting there surrounded by books, occasionally something will catch my eye that looks interesting.
In the end I dug out my library card and borrowed a "proper" book, I sat down to read, but found it a struggle to hold the book as it was quite large and cumbersome, not small and light like my Kindle, but then I did the stupidest thing ever! after reading the first page, I automatically pressed the corner of the book to turn the page LOL!, when it didn't change I pressed again, totally perplexed as to why it wasn't changing, duh! once I  realised what I was doing, I had a little giggle to myself at my own stupidity and carried on reading, but every now and then without thinking I would press the edge of the page to turn over, what a doofus!.

I have read several "proper" books now and am once again used to the feel and weight of holding a book and the huge effort it takes (hehe)! to manually turn the pages.

Thanks for stopping by,
take care,
Colette xx