Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Oh I wish I was punk rocker with flowers in my hair!

Do you remember that song by Sandi Thom, well after I've shown you a couple of cards using some pretty organza flowers from Meiflower, I will show you a very old photograph of me looking as far from a punk rocker as you can get, but definitely with flowers in my hair!



and taking inspiration from this post HERE I made a Christmas wreath, which as well as the organza flowers also uses some gorgeous Meiflower satin ribbon roses.


I think the flowers are only available at the Craft shows as I can't find them in the online store. As well as the flowers I also used stick on gems and pearls, organza and satin ribbons, pearl hearts and diamante ribbon buckles on these creations

Okay, now onto that photo I promised you,
this was taken at my cousin Lynn's wedding, on 23rd August 1969, we wore lilac satin dresses and had purple velvet flowers with a diamante centre pinned randomly all over our beehives.

the chief bridesmaid and girl peeping out from behind the cake are relatives of the groom, I am the one on the left and next to me is my little sister Denise.
The organza flowers from Meiflower reminded me a little of these flowers and would be perfect for adding to hairpins or hairbands.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx




Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Paper Shelter Challenge

Our summer holiday break is over and it's time for a new team B challenge 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.

Digital Stamp - Shopping Girl - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Hello Sunshine Collection - Nitwits
Tonic geared punch - Dotty Border
X-cut border punch - Scallops
Turquoise glitter on double sided tape
Stick on gems - Meiflower

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

Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Monday, 15 August 2016

Paper Creator Mid challenge reminder

We are just about half way through August so time for a quick reminder about the Paper Creator Keep It Simple challenge, there is still plenty of time to enter and be in with a chance of winning £10 to spend in store, pop over to the challenge blog and check it out.

My card for today is another Paper Creator Kit, although it doesn't fit the theme of the challenge, this time around I have used the Warm Wishes shelf card kit. This card is really easy to make as you get step by step photographic instructions in the kit, I also made up the matching envelope.






I added a couple of extra layers of decoupage,, X-cut punched holly and Meiflower ribbon and stick on gems to the star, a glittery pompom on the hat, as well as adding glitter to the hat brim and a couple more stick on gems to the sentiment.

The card folds flat for posting and fits into the envelope provided, which you can hopefully see from the picture has a bit of depth to it to fit all the layers.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

Paper Creator August Challenge

Another month, another Paper Creator challenge and this time around our theme is...


The 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.



I used the Loving the White Stuff Ultimate Kit and in my image editing software (Photoshop) I opened up an A4 page, re-sized one of the papers from the kit to fit onto a 6x6 square card, added the image and a sentiment to it, added a second image to one side for a layer of decoupage and printed the sheet.
I cut out the paper, fixed it to my card blank and used a Sakura quickie glue pen to draw over all the snowflakes before adding Nuvo diamond sheen glitter, I also glittered around the edge of the paper. I fussy cut the second image and fixed over the first with foam pads, used an X-cut snowflake punch to cut a snowflake from glitter card, fixed a Meiflower button to the centre and arranged on the card above the sentiment, Quick and simple.

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, 27 July 2016

Summer Break

This week we are having our usual summer break challenge at The Paper Shelter, it's a joint challenge, both design teams will be taking part, it will run for 2 weeks and there will be no commenting.
Our theme is the super easy...


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 made an engagement card using the giraffe valentine image from the Giraffes on Holidays pack. My card is what I am going to call a double fold back card, (not sure if that's the correct term, but it will do), First, I scored at 6cm and 10cm from the left hand edge, then flipped the card 180 degrees and did the same for the other side, next I valley folded at 6cm and a mountain folded at 10cm. I also used a border punch down each outside edge.


Digital image - Giraffes on Holidays - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Lovestruck - Nitwits
Tonic geared border punch - Victorian Scallop
X-cut heart punch - large
Ribbon, diamante slider and gems - Meiflower

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

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

You're a Classic!

It's time for another challenge over at Paper Shelter and this week 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.

My second masculine card this month, must have had a rush of blood to my head!

My husband Eric will be celebrating his 60th birthday in a few days time so I decided to use this challenge to make his card. I've used the Vintage Car image from TPS, the original image has flowers and a pocket watch type thing as well, but I erased them before printing.


Digital image- Vintage Car - The Paper Shelter
Digital Papers - For Him - Ooh la la scraps
Ribbon and buttons - Meiflower

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

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Bucket of Flowers

Today I have a Paper Creator card, made from a kit in a Mega Bundle, but not made as it was intended.


It came from the Mixed Card Mega Bundle and should be a gate fold card, but I used elements from the download to make a square card instead, I added the sentiment in Photoshop to the blank chalkboard and made up the included decoupage, taking the background paper from the topper sheet, the pink card came from my stash and the large pearls are from a multi sized pack which came from Meiflower.

The Mixed Card Mega bundle is a bargain at only £9 for 30 kits, there are 15 gate fold cards and 15 diamond fold cards, covering a variety of occasions, and as my card shows you can do more with them than just what it says on the box LOL!

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx