Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Spring has sprung over on The Paper Shelter challenge blog, so team B have decided to have a 
theme for our next challenge and we would love to see your Spring cards. If you play along using a Paper Shelter image then you could win a $30 voucher for the store, if you play along using any other image you get to choose 3 digital images.

I have used a recently released image called Spring Attitude for my card

Image - Spring Attitude - The Paper Shelter
Papers and butterflies - Tea for Two - Just So Scrappy
X-cut palm punch - small daisy
Ribbon, gems and diamante ribbon slider - Meiflower

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

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Creative Card Crew - #59 Spring 
{Pin}spirational Photo Inspiration* #103
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Designs  - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping in,
have a good day,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Wedding Invitation #5

Today's offering is another black and white card, quite simple to make, it's just a punched border across the middle to which I added some of Meiflower's Dazzles and gems to give a bit of sparkle.

Tonic Intrica Butterfly border deep edge punch - punched down one edge, turned and punched down the other edge.

Off to see Gary Barlow tonight at Liverpool Echo Arena with my daughter and grandson, soooo looking forward to it.

Thanks for dropping in and taking a look,
Colette xx

Monday, 14 April 2014

Wedding Invitation #4

It's actually a Save the Date card, but could also be used as an invitation.

Stardream silver card - Craft Creations
Calendar template freebie - Google search
Glitter card - The Range
Ribbon Heart Corner - La La Land die
Ribbons, diamante ribbon sliders and pearl heart - Meiflower.

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Pigtail Gabby!

Yesterday I decided to make a cascade card, at least that's what they were called when I first started  making cards  many years ago, I decided to Google the name before doing this blog post just to make sure I had it right, only to find that the cascade card has moved on a bit since my day, they mostly seem to be two cascade cards joined together to make a more intricate design, but dotted amongst them were a couple of my kind of cascade cards so I have decided to stick with the name, otherwise I would have to call it a diagonally cut, concertina, trifold card, which is a bit of a mouthful LOL!

Anyway, here it is!

Image - Pigtail Gabby illustration - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Papers  - Little Lady Digital Scrap Kit - Just so Scrappy
Go Kreate scalloped circles die
Lifestyle nesting circles die
Tonic geared border punch - Diamond border
Die-namics Upsey Daisies die
Ribbon - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Friday, 11 April 2014

Wedding invitation sample #3

We are going with a black, white and silver combo today, I don't know why but I ended up with a few black and white samples, I think it's probably because it's such a classic look.

Lifestyle nesting rectangle dies
Lifestyle nesting circle dies.
Silver peel-off wording - Craft Creations
Buttons, ribbons and black metallic cord - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Just Ducky!

We have a thing about ducks in my house, started by my hubby when the kids were young, they have to be yellow and fluffy and are usually called Billy (don't ask me why), it's carried on through to the grandchildren as well. You may have noticed that my watermark has a duck in it, I also have a Links bracelet and one of the charms is a little yellow duck, so when I saw the super cute Quacky images over at Digistamp Boutique I just had to have them and am already planning hubby's birthday card with the one holding the gift.

In the meantime I have coloured up this little cutie called For You Quacky and made quite a simple card, although I did go a bit wild with the ribbon as I am always trying to find different things to do with it and after playing around a bit came up with this idea. I think it looks OK, although if I do it again I think I would use a coloured piece of card rather than white, I'm thinking that a nice Spring green would have worked well with the yellow and orange combo.

Digital stamp - For You Quacky - Digistamp Boutique
Ribbons and gems - Meiflower

I am entering these challenges with this card.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Must Be Square #30 Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps  - # 164 Easter
Top Tip Tuesday  - #124 Cute
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Easter Animal
Craft Your Passion - No Designer Papers
Digi Makeover Challenge - must use digi - Anything Goes + DT Call
DigiStamp boutique - April customer competition

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Wedding Invite sample #2

Here's the second of this years Wedding Invitation samples and today's is a bit more traditional than yesterday's.

Centura Pearl Mink card - Craft Creations
Pearl and diamante heart topper, ribbon and pearls - Meiflower

Thanks for calling in,
Colette xx