Wednesday, 27 February 2013

A penny for your thoughts!

I have used one of the gorgeous Sassy Cheryl images available at Paper Creator for my card today called - A penny for your thoughts. I loved this image the moment I saw it, so just had to have a play with it. Around the same time that I got the image I paid a visit to Nitwits and found the Hello Sunshine collection, which just happened to jump into my shopping basket when I wasn't looking, - it was obviously desperate to come and live on my computer, so I had to buy it, didn't I?! I'm pleased to say it has settled in very nicely and has already made itself useful LOL!


Image - A penny for your thoughts - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Papers and embellishment - all Hello Sunshine - Nitwit Collections

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Hi there, welcome to another Teddy Bo Tuesday.
This week I decided I would use a couple of older images. I've been with Teddy Bo right from the very start, and have every stamp that has ever been released, quite a lot of which I have never used. Now that the challenges have gone monthly, it gives me a chance to play with some of those images, and today you get 2 for the price of 1.
As it's Mother's Day here in the UK on the 10th March, I thought I would make a couple of cards with Mums in mind.


Image - TEDDYBOBEA_TABS_001 - coloured using Photoshop
Papers  - from my box of scraps
Flower - Die-namics - Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose
Leaves - Cheery Lynn - Leaf Flourish Strip
Tonic Geared Punch - Daisy border
Ribbons, Gems, Pearl heart, Rectangle Dazzlers and Diamant√© ribbon slider - Meiflower.


Image - TEDDYBOBEA_TABS_006 - coloured using Photoshop
Papers - from my box of scraps
Flowers - Local craft shop
Leaves Die - Elizabeth Craft Designs - Triple leaf set
Ribbon and pearl heart - Meiflower

There is still some time to enter our Anything Goes challenge over on the Teddy Bo blog and don't forget to pop over there and check out the fabulous inspiration from my teamies.

Thanks for dropping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Monday, 25 February 2013

Chronology and Vintage Notes

I have a couple more Crafty Devils samples for you today using the DoCrafts Chronology and
Vintage notes collections.

All products used are available from the Crafty Devils Papercraft Store.


Vintage Notes 6x6 decoupage card kit
Vintage Notes decoupage medley
Vintage notes paper pack
Vintage Notes lace borders
Vintage Notes Clear decorative pins
X-Cut corner rounder - large
Pearls and ivory satin ribbon.



Chronology Die Cut toppers
Chronology Paper Pack
Chronology Gears
Chronology Brads
Mink Pearlescent card.

thanks for dropping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Paper Creator Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at Paper Creator, and this time around the theme is
Flowery Delights
so come along and astound us with your flowery creations.

You can use any products but if you use a Paper Creator product you get two entries into the draw.
The prize as usual is a £10 voucher to spend in store.


I used the Enchanted pyramage kit, and some papers from my scrap box to add a background, a border and some flowers.
Border punch - Tonic Geared punched - Doily Border
Flowers die - CREAlies CL CF 05
Metallic Edged ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Pop over to the Paper Creator blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from my teamies.

Hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

More Crafty Devils

I have been up since 5.30 this morning as my daughter isn't too well, she has a bit of a cold but I think it's affecting her stomach as well, poor thing - every time she coughs or sneezes ........well let's just say it's not very pleasant! Meg is disabled and unable to walk so can't get herself to the toilet, I have spent most of the morning so far elbow deep in disinfectant, anti-bacterial spray and hand sanitizer. She says she is feeling a little better now so hopefully the worst is over.
I was up around 2am with her too as she needed toileting and turning, so I am feeling quite tired this morning. I don't have the grandsons today so was planning a day of crafting, I think it will be a day of sleeping instead now LOL!

I meant to schedule this post last night, but completely forgot so being up early has given me the opportunity to get it done. I have a couple more samples of cards made using Papermania's Chronology and Vintage Notes collections.
All products used are available from Crafty Devils Papercraft.

Chronology 6x6 Paper pad (watch cut from one of the papers)
Chronology Die Cut Toppers
Chronology Brads
Chronology Gears
X Cut Nesting Dies - Doorplate - Cut in half
Stick on Pearls

Vintage Notes Decoupage Card Kit
Vintage Notes Lace Borders
Vintage Notes Clear Decorative pins
Organza ribbon
Stick on Pearls.

Off to try and catch up on some sleep now,
thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Well it's Tuesday again, so that can only mean one thing, it's time for another Teddy Bo card and I've used another one of this month's new releases.

Image - TEDDYBEA_257 - coloured using Photoshop
Digital Papers - Always There - Eva Kipler 
Frame - Delicious Scraps - Label shapes
Butterfly - CC Designs Cutters
Small Butterflies - Tonic mini boot punch
Flowers - Nellie Snellen Floral Punch FLP 02
Leaves - Cheery Lynn - Flourish Leaf Strip
Ribbon, pearls and gems - Meiflower

There is still time to enter our Anything Goes challenge and don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from my teamies.

Hugs,
Colette xx

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Surprise!!!

I just had to have this image when I came across it in the Redonkulous store, for one thing it made me giggle, and for another I thought it was perfect for male cards.

I decided to keep the layout quite simple on this card and let the image do the talking.


Image - Birthday_Cake_Surprise_Girl - Redonkulous Designs (as usual, coloured in Photoshop)
Digital Papers - It's a Boy Thing - Crazy 4 Monograms
Glossy Accents (on the cherries)
Ribbons, buttons and cords - Meiflower 

You may remember the wedding cards I made recently using the Redonkulous wedding couple, the ones with the black background papers, well I've since made another, same design, but with pink backing paper, so thought I would pop it on to this post too.


Image - The Wedding Couple - Redonkulous Designs - Coloured in Photoshop
Digital Papers - Always and Forever and Tippytoes - Nitwits Collections
Die-Namics Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose die
Cheery Lynn - Flourish leaf strip die
Clear gems, Pearl hearts, ribbon - Meiflower

Hugs,
Colette xx


Saturday, 16 February 2013

Spread your wings and fly

I have another one of the fab Paper Creator cards to show you today. I think it looks very elegant in black and white.
I used my quickie glue pen to draw over all the lines of the criss cross patterned paper and sprinkled them with glamour dust, added black pearls to the black dots of the paper design and tiny AB gems in-between. A black organza bow and some little punched butterflies finished it off and I also made up the matching envelope.

Kit - Butterfly 6x6 Card Kit - Paper Creator
Tonic mini boot punch - Butterfly
Pearls, gems and ribbon - Meiflower




Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Two Hearts

As today is Valentine's day I thought that maybe we should have a little bit of love on the blog, so my card is made from another kit from Paper Creator called Two Hearts, the kit is supposed to make a 6x6 card, but I decided to make an A5 landscape card instead.
I used the parts from the kit, but spread them out a bit. The heart image is printed twice, I cut the larger heart away from the smaller heart and ribbon on the second layer  so that the smaller heart stood out a bit more, I also added a button and some cord over the button and cord printed on the image, and diamant√© swirls to some of the corners.

Kit - Two hearts 6x6 card kit - Paper Creator
Colorbox fluid chalk ink pad - Chestnut Roan
Ribbons, brown pearls and pink gems - Meiflower


Happy Valentine's Day
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Chronology and Vintage Notes

I have a couple of cards to show you using some of the latest Papermania collections, Chronology and Vintage Notes. I recently used both these collections to make some samples for Crafty Devils, so today we'll start with the first two.
All products used are available from Crafty Devils Papercraft

The first card actually uses a mix of both collections
Chronology Paper Pack
Chronology Gears
Chronology Die Cut Toppers (postcard)
Chronology Die cut Decoupage ( hot air balloon)
Chronology brads (flower centre)
Vintage notes Lace Borders
Vintage notes Clear Decorative Pin
Vintage Notes 6x6 Decoupage Card Kit (heart - sheet 4)
Washi Tape - Italic Script
Tim Holtz Bigz - Tattered florals
Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink pad - Cream brown
3mm ribbon


Vintage Notes 6x6 Paper Pack (strips of different papers, good way of using up scraps)
Vintage Notes Lace Borders
Vintage Notes - Clear decorative Pins
Vintage Notes 6x6 decoupage card kit
Vintage Notes Decoupage Medley
Vintage Notes Canvas Stickers
Washi Tape - Dot Lilac and Clear
Washi Tape - Italic Script
Spellbinders - Rose Creations Die
Colorbox Fluid Chalks Bisque and Aquamarine
A4 Mink Pearlescent card.
Tonic Geared Punch - Dotty Border
Pearls

Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Our current challenge theme over on the Teddy Bo challenge blog is
Anything Goes
and as we will be celebrating Valentines Day on Thursday I thought I would go with a love themed card this time around, using one of this month's new releases and non-traditional Valentine colours.
Although the photo doesn't show it, the heart is shaped and has a triple layer of foam pads down the centre so it stands out quite a bit from the card.

Image - TEDDYBEA_256 - coloured using Photoshop
Digital Papers - Tweet, Tweet - Just so Scrappy
Letters - A Bee-utiful Day - Crazy 4 Monograms
Ribbon, charm and gems - Meiflower



Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from my teamies.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx




Sunday, 10 February 2013

Di's Digi's Baby scales and freebie baby date stamp

I loooooovvvvvve this baby digi stamp from Di's Digi downloads, it's soooo cute and I couldn't wait to colour it,  although I had to, as I have had my hands full looking after the grandchildren. I finally managed to get it done and made up into a couple of cards at the end of last week.
My oldest daughters half brother and sister are both expecting baby girls, her brother any day now and her sister next month, we already know the name of her brothers baby, so I made up a date stamp and added the month, year and baby's name before printing, just need to circle the date once baby arrives.
The square card was a sample for Meiflower, using some of her wooden embellishments.



Image - Baby Bear Scales - Di's Digi Downloads - Coloured using Photoshop
Papers - Welcome Home Baby - Crazy-4-monograms (colour tweaked in Photoshop)
Lifestyle Nesting Dies - Doily Square
LeCrea Multi die - Flower 002
Cheery Lyn - Leaf Flourish strip
Tonic small boot punch - Daisy
Satin ribbon and Pearls - Meiflower


Details as above plus
Martha Stewart Punch - Layered arches
Wooden embellishments, Pearl heart buckle, metallic edged ribbon and pink gems - Meiflower

If you would like the date stamp you can snag it from here, it's a .png file (transparent) so you can print it onto coloured paper and the colour will show through.
Just left click to enlarge, right click image and then save as...
As it's a .png file it may not show up too well when you enlarge it but will download correctly.

here's the boy version too.


Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs,
Colette xx




Saturday, 9 February 2013

Cake fixes everything!

Either that or Chocolate LOL! or even better chocolate cake, best of both worlds there haha!

Today's card was made using one of the fabby jumble pyramage kits from Paper Creator. I also made up the matching envelope.

Cake Fixes Everything kit - Paper Creator
Gems, ribbon and cupcake charm - Meiflower

Enjoy your weekend,
hugs,
Colette xx

Friday, 8 February 2013

Cosmetics easel card

I made this card for a friend who loves her perfumes and make up. I wanted these things to be the main focus of the card, so came up with this shaped easel card. The whole design is done in layers, including the little eye shadow compact which was fiddly but worth it, as it looks really effective in real life.


All papers and images - Oh So Pretty Kit - Just So Scrappy
Tonic and EK success flower punches
Ribbon, yellow and crystal gems, pink sequin blossoms (flower centre's)
and heart shaped dazzlers (sentiment panel) - Meiflower 

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 7 February 2013

A couple more Crafty Devils samples

Today I have the last of the cards made for my first set of samples for Crafty Devils, next week I'll start showing you some of my second set of samples, and I'll also be busy in the craft room working on my next lot too.

Both these cards were made using Anita's Foiled Die Cut Sentiments.

All products used are available from Crafty Devils Papercraft


Anita's Foiled Die Cut Sentiments - Female
Sizzix embossing folder - Ornate Swirls
Couture Creations embossing folder - Fireflies
Tonic regular and mini boot punches - Butterfly
Sizzix Bigz die - Flowers 3D
Anita's Organza ribbon 10mm
Purple 3mm gems

Square Kraft card blank
Anita's Foiled die cut sentiments - Male (grandad panel, you're the best and three circles)
Papers and Image - Boofle design software
Anita's organza ribbon - Golden Shine

See you tomorrow,
hugs,
Colette xx


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Teddy Bo Tuesday

It's the start of a new month and that means new releases and a new challenge at Teddy Bo.
We are going to keep the theme of our challenges as 
Anything Goes
but as Valentines day is coming up we would love to see some of your love inspired cards too. 
You will have until Sunday 3rd March to get your entries in.

On Saturday evening I went to see Donny and Marie Osmond who are touring with their Las Vegas show, I went with my friend Julie and her daughter Alison and can I just say WOW!!! what a fabulous show, I wasn't a particularly big Donny fan in the 70's but Julie always rings me before she books anything to see if I want to go and I always say yes, a night out is a night out after all! It was definitely one of the best shows I have seen, Marie Osmond has a phenomenal voice and can sing any style of music, she did an amazing version of Pie Jesu, which had the whole arena on their feet for a very long ovation. Donny came out into the audience and was totally mobbed, the lady sitting next to me, managed to kiss him and get a kiss back, she told me all about it throughout the interval she was totally gobsmacked!
The Liverpool show was the last of the tour, but if they come back again, try and go see them, I know I'll be there again.

 Now back to Teddy Bo


Image - TEDDYBO_243 - coloured using Photoshop
Digital Papers - Sweet Morning Paper Pack - LorieM at Pickleberrypop
Keep Calm Poster - Pink Gem Designs
Buttons - Stash
Metallic cord - Meiflower



Pop over to the Challenge Blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from my teamies.

Also check out the new Teddy Bo enterprise Teddy Bo Threads with 25% off until the 8th February.

 New stuff is being added to the store every day, so why don't you pop over and visit them.  They can even print your favourite photographs or your child's artwork onto mugs, t-shirts and even umbrellas!!! 
The 25% off opening sale ends on Friday 8th Feb.

Thanks for dropping in,

hugs,
Colette xx

Sunday, 3 February 2013

The Wedding Couple

Today I have two cards to show you (using a fabulous Redonkulous image), which are exactly the same except for the flowers used on them. I had just finished one as a sample for Meiflower using her gorgeous satin ribbon flowers, when my daughter arrived and asked if I could do her one the same for a friend who is getting married next weekend. I had just taken delivery of my newest (and favouritist!!!) flower die and couldn't wait to use it and this gave me the perfect opportunity.


Image - The Wedding Couple - Redonkulous Designs - Coloured in Photoshop
Digital Papers - Always and Forever and With this Ring too - Nitwits Collections
Cheery Lynn - Flourish leaf strip die
Clear gems, Pearl hearts, ribbon and diamant√© heart charm - Meiflower


 As above, but in place of flower die - AB Gems and Meiflower Satin Ribbon Flowers

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Paper Creator Challenge 3 - Circular Easel

Time for a new challenge over at Paper Creator and this time around our theme is going to be.....
A Circular Easel Card
(There is a Twisted Circular Easel template available in store on Special Offer for only £1 at the moment)

So if you fancy being in with a chance to win £10 to spend in store then pop over to the challenge blog and link your circular easel card up. You don't have to use Paper Creator products to enter but if you do you'll get an extra entry in the random draw.

I used one of the toppers from the Bumper Topper Selection on my card. The image I wanted to use was the largest on the topper sheet (almost A5 size) which would have been too big for my project, so I printed the sheet out at A5 size and my topper was just right.

Image - Bumper Topper Selection - Paper Creator
Digital Papers, bunting, presents - My Birthday Boy - Just So Scrappy
Buttons, cord and Wish Charm - Meiflower

Bumper Topper Selection

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team inspiration on the Paper Creator blog.

See you soon,
hugs,
Colette xx