Wednesday, 30 March 2016

My first post for quite a while

Well here I am, I've finally managed to get back to blogging, it's been a tough seven months, and it's taken me a while to get any sort of interest back, I am still struggling to colour, (although I have done a few images recently) but I feel like the time is right to get back on the horse, so to speak.

A big thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments on my last post, they all made me cry but it was really lovely of people to take the time.

I have been doing a little bit of card making since the beginning of the year, some wedding invitation samples for Meiflower and also some blingy cards too, but no colouring as I just couldn't get motivated for it, although I have finally done a couple over the last month.
I also have quite a few cards that I did for magazine commissions, last year, before Meg passed away, that I haven't got round to blogging yet, as well as a couple with images I had coloured, so plenty to keep my going while I get myself sorted.

I found comfort in my crocheting, when I struggled to colour and make cards, and have managed to make half a dozen baby blankets, even more scarves and a couple of shawls. The scarves have all gone to good homes, and a couple of the baby blankets have found their way to friends of my daughter who are expecting, the rest are folded up and being stored safely at the moment as I don't actually know enough pregnant people to give them to, and I am still crocheting more LOL!

Anyway, I thought I would blog a couple of the cards I did for Meiflower, to get me back into the swing of things, and I have the April Paper Creator challenge coming up on the first of April.

Sizzix Framelits Hearts #2
Glitter card
Organza and metallic ribbons (once laid inside the other) and diamanté ribbon slider - Meiflower 

X-cut flower punches - small and medium
Sizzix heart die 657561
Pearls - Meiflower

Apologies for rubbish photo, taken on a really dull and miserable day.

For this card I used letters from various fonts and put them together to make up the sentiment which I printed straight onto white card in a very pale grey colour, I then painstakingly added each gem, using the outline as a template (very therapeutic). I matted this onto silver mirri card, added Meiflower ribbon and diamante ribbon slider and then fixed the whole thing onto a cerise 6x6 card.

Thanks for stopping by,
see you again soon,
Colette xx



Nannieflash said...

Welcome back Colette, its lovely to have you back again, I sincerely hope that you are now coping a little better, I know it can be a painful time, but we love to see you craft. Take care hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Pamela said...

So pleased to see you back again Colette, I have thought of you often.

Pam xxx

Sarah said...

It's lovely to see you Colette and with such lovely samples too xx

Christine L said...

Oh it's so lovely to see you back in craft-land Colette... you really have been missed! I can't imagine how difficult the time has been for you, but now I'm sure a bit of blogging will do you some good.. you have a lot of friends here.

Now I LOVE your cards - both of the invitations are fabulous - the first one so elegant, and the second really pretty! And then.... that the Fabulous at 40 - WOW!! I love it and am going to have to give that one a go!

And you can crochet? I need help - as I can't, but I'm determined to give Amigurumi (sp?) a go - I have the yarn and the hook..... but not the knowledge!

Big hugs
Christine x

Lau W said...

Hello dear Colette, happy to see you back ♥
Your cards are beautiful, and can't wait to see more creations ;-)
Big hugs my friend !

Debbie said...

Hi dearie, lovely to see you back. Just take each day as it comes. Life can be so cruel. Thinking of you and sending you some hugs. Beautiful cards. Hugs xxxx

Debbie said...

So good to see you back in the blogging land Colette, you certainly have been missed by many. I know the last few months have been painful for you but so pleased you managed to find something to help you through these difficult months. Big hugs, Debbie x

cotnob said...

It's lovely to see you back Colette, I have missed visiting your blog and looking at your fabulous cards.
These Meiflower samples are beautiful, such a wonderful variety of designs.

Anne said...

How funny is this I was just thinking about you this afternoon and was going to send you a message. Even though I dont know you personally I have followed your blog and was so sorry to hear about Meg, I know what its like to lose someone so dear to you and think that you cant carry on. Just take each day as it comes and take comfort in the fact that you bring so much into peoples lives with your beautiful creations. Thinking of you and your family Annex

DONNA said...

Love the top heart wedding card defo need them in pink, when we renew our vows 😍💕