Friday, 27 February 2015

Wedding Invitations 2015 part 2

Today I have a few more wedding invitation samples to show you, two quite simple ones and a pocket card, which involves a little bit more work, but if you didn't have too many to make wouldn't be too bad.

Papers - Brocade  - White/Cool Aqua - Pink Petticoat
Ribbons, gems, diamante ribbon slider and sparkly heart - Meiflower

Lace - Stash
25mm Satin ribbon, pearl flower and diamante topper and pearls - Meiflower

Centura pearl teal card - Craft Creations
Edge die - Marianne Creatables LR0300 - Anja's Border
Tonic Layering dies - Scalloped Squares
X cut heart punch
Ribbon, gems and square diamanté topper - Meiflower

Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Make it digi!

It's time for a new challenge over 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.

I paired a Paper Shelter digi stamp with papers from a digital scrap booking kit, colouring my image to match the papers, and then put it all together to make my card.

Digital stamp - Pop Star - The Paper Shelter
Papers and musical notes - Rocker Chics digital scrap kit - Crazy 4 Monograms
X-cut palm punch - Stars - small, medium and large
Glitter card - stash
Ribbon and charms - Meiflower

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


Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Friday, 20 February 2015

wedding invitations 2015 part 1

Yes it's that time of the year again!  As you know around this time every year I make a selection of wedding invitation samples for Meiflower, which go on display on her stall at all the craft shows they attend. I try to keep the designs quite simple as I know how time consuming it can be making wedding stationery, I have done it myself a few times.

Today I have three for you to take a look at.


Polka dot ribbon and diamanté embellishment - Meiflower

Crispy lace - Live and Love crafts
Silver satin ribbon and diamanté heart topper - Meiflower

Pink Pearl card - Centura Pearl Cardstock - Craft Creations
Tonic Layering dies - Scalloped Square
Heart die - Sizzix framelits heart #2
Organza ribbon, rosebud trio and pearls - Meiflower

If you are off to the Sincerely yours craft show at Leigh this weekend, then you can see them in the 2flesh", I'm going on Saturday morning for a couple of hours, so I might see you there.

Thanks for popping in and taking a look,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Mermaid Izzy

I found this image in my stash, partly coloured, so I decided it was time to finish colouring her and add her to a card. I matched the colours up to the papers in a Kay Miller digital scrapbook kit called The Blue Lagoon, I also printed the wave border from the kit, cut it out, glittered some of the "waves" and used it as an embellishment across the middle of my card.

Digital stamp - Mermaid Izzy - Di's digi downloads
Papers and waves - Blue Lagoon page kit - Kay Miller
Frame - Lea'bilities Curved Frame
Memory box Marietta buckle die
Shells - Marianne creatables LR0230
X-cut palm punch - Daisy - Large and Medium
Metallic cord and Pearl - Meiflower

I am entering my card into the following challenges

Cuttin and Stampin Challenge - #8 Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  #71 Anything Goes with a twist: use a Die
Papertake Weekly - Bingo - Middle line across - Die cuts-free-glitter
Crafting for all seasons - #96 Dies and/or punches
Scrappers Delight - #41 Anything goes
ABC challenge - D is for Die-cuts
Crafting Musketeers - #22 Cute


Thanks for popping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Circle easel card

I'm a bit fed up with square cards at the moment, I seem to have made loads recently, probably not helped by the fact that all the wedding invitation samples I did for Meiflower had to be square to fit on her display boards correctly, so today I have a circle instead..

I have used one of the new Ultimate Kits from Paper Creator, called A little something pink, everything I've used comes from the kit with the exception of the flowers, leaves and lace.


Lace - Stash
Nellie Snellen floral pair punches - Flower #2 and Rose leaf
Tonic layering dies - Circles and Scalloped circles
Gems - Meiflower

Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Another love card

It's either feast or famine with me at the moment, I haven't managed to get much blogging done at all for the last couple of weeks and then this week, three cards in three days!

I have yet another love themed card to show you today, using a cute hedgehog digi-stamp I found over at Pink Gem. I couldn't wait to colour him up, he's just soooo cute.


Digi-stamp - Hedgy - Pink Gem Designs
Papers and tag - My Beloved - Just So Scrappy
Kraft Card - Anna Marie Designs
Lifestyle nesting doily circle die
Polka dot ribbon - Meiflower
X-cut heart punches
Wink of Stella brush pen - Clear Glitter (On the punched hearts).

I am entering this card into the following challenges

A Gem of a Challenge - #137 - Lots of Layers
Crafting for all Seasons  - #95 Have a Heart
Creative Moments - #61 Anything goes/ love
Inky Impressions - #196 Valentine's/Love
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - #266 - Peace and Love

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

When is a chocolate bar wrapper not a chocolate bar wrapper?...

...When it's a backing paper of course LOL!

It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter today and this time around the theme is

Recycle - use something recycled on your creation

bet that blog title is starting to make sense now!

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.

So just in case the blog post title didn't give it away, I have recycled the wrapper from a bar of Galaxy bubbles chocolate, mmmmm, yummy! a delicious present from my good friend Karen. The paper is a lovely metallic brown colour with yellow gold rings all over it and as I was licking the chocolate off the wrapper  brushing chocolate crumbs from the wrapper :-) I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. The red glitter hearts were die-cut and punched from a Christmas card.

I made an easel card with a little tag tucked in behind the main image.


Digital stamp - Birds Couple - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Love you - Just So Scrappy
Ovals - Spellbinders nestabilities - Oval Bliss
Magnolia Doo hickey - Leaf and Swirl die
EK Success slim edger punch - Arch Scallop
EK success Swirl punch
Sizzix Framelits Hearts #2 die
X-cut palm punch - Traditional hearts - medium and small
Whiff of Joy - Sweet tags die set
Satin Polka dot ribbon - Meiflower
Sentiment computer generated - reads -
In life's adventures
may happiness be your
destination


Here's a quick look at the card with the tag removed.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly - Hearts & Flowers (hoping flowers on the image are OK)
Tuesday Throwdown -  #231 - Love is in the Air
Crafting from the Heart  - #46 - Always Anything Goes
Eureka stamps - #127 - All is love


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



Thanks for stopping in and taking a look,
hugs,
Colette xx