Monday 24 December 2012

Frosted Ice

Well it won't be long before Santa will be flying through the sky delivering presents to all the good boys and girls ( I hope you've been good LOL!) and with that in mind I have two final Christmas cards to show you, featuring the big man doing just that!

 I used a fabulous download from it's called Night Sky - Frosted Ice and I love it!

Night Sky - Frosted Ice kit
Silver Mirri card
Die'sire Lace border 6 - Crafters Companion
Woven circle die - Memory Box
Metallic edged satin ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Night Sky - Frosted Ice kit
Silver Mirri card
Silver glittery strips - Wrapping ribbon - local Wilkinson's store
Metallic edged satin ribbon and satin flower - Meiflower

There is quite a bit of glamour dust on both of these cards unfortunately it doesn't show up very well in the photos.

I also thought I would pop this final Christmas card on so that they are all blogged by Christmas

Almost everything on this card is from a fabulous kit called Snow Buddies from Just so Scrappy
the only extras are the sentiment (not sure where that came from) and glamour dust.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my blog visitors and followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy  New Year, I hope Santa brings you everything you wished for and you and your families thoroughly enjoy the holidays.

See you in the New Year,
Colette xx

Sunday 23 December 2012

Merrily Jingle!

I am trying my best to get all the  Christmas cards I've made blogged before Christmas, so today I have another two to show you.

Digital Alphabet - Be Jolly - Shauna Clingerman at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Digital Paper - Merry little Christmas - lliella Designs as above
Polar white flower soft
ribbon and bells - Meiflower

Digital Alphabet - Jolly chipboard alpha - Krystal Hartley at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Can't remember where the paper comes from, but I did add glamour dust to all the swirls.
ribbon and bells  - Meiflower


Colette xx

Saturday 22 December 2012

Hanging Star Snowman

Today I have a couple of cards to show you using another Sassy Cheryl illustration from the Paper Creator Store. I loved this Hanging Star Snowman image and made not one but two cards with it.

Image - Hanging Star Snowman - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Papers, frame and Sentiment - Santa Baby - Just So Scrappy
Ribbon - Meiflower

After making this card I thought that the Hanging Star Snowman might look good actually hanging, and so I made my second card.

Image - Hanging Star Snowman - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Papers - Brrrrr - Just So Scrappy
Sentiment frame - Santa Baby 2 - Just So Scrappy
Border Punch - EK success
Ribbons, red pearls and red metallic cord - Meiflower

Back tomorrow with another card, oh, and it's not a Christmas card!!!

Colette xx

Friday 21 December 2012

You can never have too much of a good Bling!!!

Not sure if I went a bit over the top with the bling on these two cards, but then again, I am a firm believer in the saying "You can never have too much bling or chocolate" LOL!

The first card was inspired by a wedding anniversary card I received from my friend Karen and the second one was a free digital stamp in one of my Complete Cardmaking Magazines - the wreath image was covered with different sized circles which were just begging (honestly, I could hear them, please bling us up they were saying hehe!) to have bling added to them!

White and Holographic card stock
Cuttlebug embossing folder D'vine Swirls
X-cut Nesting dies - Ornate Frame
Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss Bauble die
Peel off Christmas Greeting
Ribbon and all pearls and gems from Meiflower

Cuttlebug Holly with Berries embossing folder
Wreath digital image - Complete Cardmaking Magazine
Lifestyle scalloped circle Die - Maddy Lisa Crafts
Happy and Christmas wording dies - Pink Frog Crafts
Ribbon and all pearls and gems - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,


Colette xx

Thursday 20 December 2012

Special Delivery

I recently saw a card on somebodies blog (can't remember where though) with a link to a tutorial, I loved the shape and style of card, so I followed the link, and then followed the tutorial, and made myself one.
I used the fabulous Special Stork Delivery Girl illustration by Sassy Cheryl, which I picked up at Paper Creator a while ago and some gorgeous digital baby papers from lliella designs at Sweet Shoppe, I also used some digital flowers from Fred she Said to decorate the card.

Image - Special Stork Delivery - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Card Tutorial - From my Craft room blog
Papers - Baby Girl by lliella designs at Sweet Shoppe
Flowers - Pink and Mellow Freebie - Fred she Said
Sentiment - computer generated
Ribbon, gems and pink dummy - Meiflower

I really like the way this turned out, can see me doing more of this style in the future.

Colette xx

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Paper Creator challenge #2

The next Paper Creator challenge starts today (a couple of days late, due to unforeseen circumstances) and this time around the theme chosen by Christina is 

Black, White and One other Colour

I decided to use the Sassy Cheryl illustration Christmas Star Angel for my card and teamed it up with some red and black digi papers. I printed the image out twice and attached the stars head and dress with foam pads for a bit of dimension.

Image - Christmas Star Angel by Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Christmas Banner - Computer Generated
Glamour dust on stars and Angel's dress
Ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Pop over to the Paper Creator challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the other girls, and don't forgot to enter our challenge, you do not have to use Paper Creator products, but will get an extra entry if you do, and you could win a £10 voucher to spend in store. The challenge will run for two weeks so plenty of time to get your entries in.

Colette xx

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Last Teddy Bo of 2012

I thought I would share this card with you today, the Teddy Bo DT are officially on Christmas Break, but I couldn't resist using this little beauty to make one last card. This is one of my favourite Teddy Bea Christmas images so it seemed only fitting that I should use it on my last Teddy Bo card of the year.

Image - TEDDYBEA_120 - coloured in Photoshop
Papers - from my box of scraps
Teddy Bea background paper - lliella and K Miller - snow friends.
Whimsical flourish - Memory Box die
Poinsettia - Marianne Craftables LR0142
Ribbon  - Meiflower

Colette xx

Friday 14 December 2012

Snow Time

Today I have another Paper Creator card to show you, once again using a Sassy Cheryl image. The card kit contains everything needed to decorate a 6 x 6 card blank, backing panels, topper,  pyramage layers, matching envelope, box, inserts and various sentiments. 

I inked around the edges of the card blank and layers, adding a punched border down one side, ribbon, charm and some card candi, I also fussy cut around the sentiment, rather than using as it came, and made up the matching envelope.

Kit - Snowtime 6x6 card kit - Paper Creator
Fiskars Snow border punch
Card candi - stash
Ribbon and snowflake charm - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

As there are going to be no new Teddy Bo releases until the New Year the DT are showcasing some of their favourite cards from the past, I was planning on colouring and using some of the images that I haven't had a chance to play with yet, but unfortunately I've had one of those weeks and haven't been able to do any colouring or even much in the way of card making, so I am going to showcase one of my favourite cards from last Christmas.

Image TEDDYBOBEA_091 coloured in Photoshop
Kraft and white cardstock
CartUs - snowflakes embossing folder
Cuttlebug - Swiss dots embossing folder
Ribbon - MeiFlower
Lace - Stash

We are starting a new Anything Goes challenge over at Teddy Bo which will be our final challenge of the year and will run until 8th January, so plenty of time to get some entries in if you manage to get some crafting done over the holiday period.

Don't forget the Teddy Bo sale is running until 24th December.

Thanks for popping by,
Colette xx

Monday 10 December 2012

Where the snow falls

Here's another Paper Creator card kit, I'm loving this type of pyramage, it adds dimension to the card, but there is not as much intricate cutting as there would be with decoupage (still my favourite way of adding dimension though LOL!).

The card kit uses the Flat Bottom Snowy illustration from Sassy Cheryl (image also available at Paper Creator), and this time around I have chosen to make the matching box.

Card Kit - Where the Snow Falls - Paper Creator
Snowflake die - Die-namics Jumbo Snowflake (sprayed with adhesive and sprinkled with Glamour Dust)
I also picked out the snowflakes on the image topper with my quickie glue pen
and sprinkled with Glamour Dust.

Thanks for stopping by,
see you tomorrow,
Colette xx

Thursday 6 December 2012

Sassy Sally On the Edge

Just for a change from all the Christmas cards (still more to come) here is a card I made using Sassy Cheryl's Sassy Sally Butterfly Illustration available from Paper Creator.

I love making these "on the edge" cards and have made a few over the past few months, and I thought this was the perfect image to make another one.

Image - Sassy Sally's Butterfly Illustration - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Papers - Rotten to the Core - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Martha Stewart border punch
Charm and ribbon - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Not too long until Christmas now, only 20 more sleeps until Santa, my seven year old grandson is very excited, and is trying his best to be good so that Santa doesn't take any presents out of his sack (it's the perfect time of year for blackmail and threats LOL!)

We are half way through our current Anything Goes challenge over at Teddy Bo, so still time to get your entry in if you would like to play along. There won't be any new releases now until the new year, so for now the DT are showcasing their favourite Teddy Bo or Fairydoodler cards, or in my case making a card using one of the many images I haven't had a chance to play with yet.

Papers - Brrrrr- Just So Scrappy
Ribbons and gems - Meiflower

There is a big 35% off Christmas sale going on over at Teddy Bo and Co across all three stores, and you can get the above digi stamp in a pack of 6 Percy images for only £1.63, check it out and grab yourself a bargain.

Don't forget to pop over to the TB challenge blog and play along with our Anything Goes challenge, and while there check out the fabby inspiration from Team B.

See you soon,
Colette xx

Thursday 29 November 2012

Redonkulous Fairy

I bought this gorgeous Redonkulous digi stamp last week and have been desperate to use her, so as soon as I got the opportunity she was in Photoshop and being coloured. I ended up doing two versions of her so have put together two cards to show her off.

Image - Redonkulous Designs Shy Fairy - coloured in Photoshop
Papers - That's My Girl Kit - Zoe Pearn at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Sentiment - TLC Creations
Scalloped Border Die - Die-namics - Simply Scallops small 
Roses - Memory Box - Scalloped Posie 
Foliage - Marianne Creatables - LR0229
Butterfly - Crafty Individuals - Lacewing Butterfly
Ribbon and gems - Meiflower
Fairy Charm from Stash.

Image - Redonkulous Designs Shy Fairy - coloured in Photoshop
Papers - It's Snow Fun - Just so Scrappy
Sentiment - Heartfelt Christmas Sentiments - Pink petticoat
Snowflake Die - Go-Kreate - Snowflake #3
Button and Ribbon - Meiflower

I added some glamour dust to parts of her hair, part way down the bodice and around the bottom of her dress, and all over the snowflake.

What do you think, isn't she gorgeous?!

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Noah's All Ears

Here I am again with another brilliant card kit from Paper Creator, once again using another fabulous Sassy Cheryl image.

6 x 6 card kit - Noah's all Ears - Paper Creator
(I laid it out a little differently from the picture that comes with the kit)
Buttons and black metallic cord - Meiflower

The kit comes with a matching envelope and box, as well as a choice of red or blue stars, matching insert and various Wording panels, and all for only £1, what a bargain.

See you soon,
Colette xx

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

We have another challenge starting over at Teddy Bo  this week and once again the theme is

 Anything Goes

This will be our last challenge for the year and also our last set of new releases for the year. We will be back in the new year though with our regular challenges and releases and maybe even something new?!?!?!.

This week I have used the gorgeous Teddy Bea to make a Christmas card, but this image is so versatile you could use it for practically any occasion, just by adding a different message to the envelope.
Image _ TEDDYBEA_249 - Coloured in Photoshop
Image - TEDDYBO_ 219 (did you spot him, take a look at the stamp LOL!)
Papers - A Majestic Christmas - J. Billingsley at Sweet Shoppe
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Die-namics Photo Corners Dies
Marianne Creatables LR0142 Poinsettias Die
Ribbon, Jingle bells, pearl hearts and gems - Meiflower

Check out this week's new releases HERE

Pop over to the challenge blog, to get all the challenge details and while there take a look at the fabulous inspiration from my amazing teamies.

Colette xx

Monday 26 November 2012

Paper Creator Challenge Reminder

I had a lovely break in Wales last week, the apartment we stayed in was perfect, the view fabulous, and even the weather was on our side, no rain during the day, and not too cold, we even managed a walk along the beach one day.
I would love to say that I am feeling relaxed and rested, but unfortunately hubby managed to come down with a cold and chesty cough, and has been keeping us both awake during the night, with his coughing and wheezing.

There are just a few more days left to get your entries in to the first Paper Creator challenge, the theme is
All about Christmas
and you can use any products at all. The winner will be randomly selected and win a £10 voucher to spend in the store.

Here's a little gift set of four cards and a box to keep them in, that I made using the same Sassy Cheryl's Winkies Snowday Wishes image as I used on my first DT challenge card last week.

Image - Winkies Snow Days Wishes - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Kraft card - Anna Marie Designs
Papermania - Snowflakes embossing folder - rubbed over with antique white ink pad.
All printed papers - Peppermint Patty - Crazy 4 monograms
Snowflakes - X cut punch
Ribbons, buttons, pearls, gems, snowflake and snowman charms - Meiflower
Stick Pin, and string - Stash

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Saturday 24 November 2012

Girly cards

Two more cards today, both girlie cards I had been asked to make.

This was made for my daughters boss's parents to give to their Grandaughter on her 18th birthday, they had scoured the shops but couldn't find a card that had both Grandaughter and 18 on it, so they approached me. They asked for anything to do with shoes, bags and girly. I hate making cards for people I don't know as you are never sure that they are going to like what you do, but luckily they loved the card and said it couldn't have been more appropriate, so that was lucky LOL!

The shoe, bag and all the papers are from a fabulous Crazy 4 monograms kit called Le Diva, although you can't tell from the photo, I printed out the shoe and bag a couple of times and used the extras to add some decoupage.
The flowers were punched out with an X cut flower punch
The ribbon, gems, and bag charm are from Meiflower
Shoe, key and 18 charm are from stash

Another request, this time a smaller, easier version of the card you may have seen on my blog a couple of weeks ago (you'll find it HERE)
Image - Pin-ups_026 - Wonderland Stamps
Papers - Tutu cute - Crazy 4 Monograms
Word art - Naughty 2 Bethany Hart
Border Punch - MS Deep edge blossom eyelet
Swirl - Memory box - Whimsical Flourish
Ribbon flowers and pink pearls - Meiflower

Phew! we've gotten through a lot of cards this week, probably won't be as many next week LOL!

Colette xx 

Friday 23 November 2012

Wedding Invitation and Card

Today I have a couple of wedding cards to show you, once again using the gorgeous Satin Ribbon flowers from Meiflower.

Paper made using a Damask overlay from My Grafico
Border die - Joy Crafts - Daisy Border
Heart - Nellie Snellen MFD022 Hearts
Foliage - Memory Box - Chloe stem
Ribbon, Burgundy pearls, Diamant√© wedding rings, ribbon flowers - Meiflower

Pearl card blank and lilac pearl paper - Stash
Tim Holtz three windows, movers and shapers die
Wedding invitation wording - silver peel-off
EK success swirl edge border punch
Ribbon, gems and flowers - Meiflower

Thanks for popping in,
See you soon,
Colette xx

Thursday 22 November 2012

D'Arcy's Diaries New releases

There are some fab new releases over at D'Arcy's Diaries today,
and I have a card to show you using one of them.

Image - DD_071 - as usual I've coloured her using Photoshop
Kraft Card - Anna Marie Designs
Brown parcel paper (flower) - Poundland
Papers - Lily - Sassy Designs
Whimsy stamps - double scallop border die
Celebrate - Whimsy Stamps Birthday sentimentables
Leaves - CREAlies - CL CS 11
Flower made with X Cut - Nesting Dies Bloom
Ribbon and pearls - Meiflower

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

Colette xx

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Boy or Girl?

Just for a change no Christmas cards today, instead I have both a boy and girl baby cards to show you.

Meiflower have just got some gorgeous new satin ribbon flowers in stock and Mei asked me to do her some samples for the shows, and these are two of the cards I made, there will be a couple of wedding cards later in the week.

Image, patterned papers and spotty flowers - Baby Mine Girl - Crazy 4 Monograms
Foliage dies - Marianne Craftables
Ribbon, buttons and ribbon flowers - Meiflower

The flowers come in a wide variety of colours, but I don't think they've been loaded up onto the store yet as they are busy travelling around the country to all the craft shows at the moment. If you would like some just phone your order through and tell them what you are after.

(There is a boy version of the above kit too and they both come with lots of fab images that you could use on your baby cards along with over 30 papers in each kit.)

Image, papers and tag - Nitwits Bundle of Joy kit
Scalloped lacy circle - Marianne Craftables CR1201
Ribbon, Gems and Ribbon Flower - Meiflower

The Kraft card comes from Anna Marie Designs.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

There are some fabulous new  releases over at the Teddy Bo store today, perfect for your Christmas cards, and I have a card to show you using one of them.

Image  - TB_246
Papers - Snow buddies - Crazy4Monograms
Winters Jewel 1 Snowflake - Whimsy die
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Ribbon and gem - Meiflower

We are half way through our current Anything Goes challenge, so still plenty of time to get your entries in, and don't forget to check out the fantastic inspiration, from my fabulous team-mates.

Thanks for popping by,
Colette xx

Monday 19 November 2012

Reindeer Pull

Hubby and I are going away for a few days today, my daughter Meg (22) is in respite for the week, so it gives us a chance to get away and relax. As much as I love my daughter I sooo look forward to her respite stays, as it means no getting up in the night to toilet or turn her, and a week of undisturbed sleep is just heavenly, when you are normally up a few times every night to see to her needs. 

I have scheduled some posts for the week and this is the first.
I love this Sassy Cheryl image of the girl being pulled along on her ski's by the reindeer, it reminds me of  a Labrador dog we had when I was a child, who would do something similar whenever you took him for a walk (well actually he took you for a walk LOL!)

Reindeer Pull Card Kit - Paper Creator
Concertina Snowflake - Tim Holtz mini snowflake rosette die
Snowflake - Marianne Creatables die
Silver cord, Jingle bells and cat's eye shaped Dazzlers - Meiflower
(they are not actually called Dazzlers, don't think Mei has given them a name but that's what my friends and I call them)

Have you checked out the Paper Creator challenge yet, if not pop over to the blog and have a look, the theme is Christmas and you can use any products at all, doesn't have to be Paper Creator, and you could win a £10 voucher to the store.

See you soon,
Colette xx

Saturday 17 November 2012

Paper Creator Challenge

Woohoo!!! today we are hosting our first Paper Creator challenge and the theme is going to be


Pop over to the Paper Creator blog and link up your entries to be in with the chance of winning a £10 voucher to spend in the store.

Here is a quick run down of the challenge rules.

The challenge will be monthly and start on a Saturday, 
You can use whatever you like for the challenge as long as it fits the current theme
You can join in as many other challenges as you want.
You can only enter a maximum of  3 times per challenge
Paper Creator products are not essential, but use one and it gets you an extra entry.
Please no back-linking, entries must be new
The winner will be picked at random and will win a £10 coupon to spend in the store.

I have made an Oval easel card using a fabulous Sassy Cheryl image available which is available in the store.

Image - Winkies Snow day wish - Sassy Cheryl @ Paper Creator
All papers - Falala - Dani Mogstad - Designs by Dani
Large snowflakes - Marianne Creatables dies
Small Snowflakes X-cut punch
Gingham ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Pop over to the Paper Creator blog to see some fabulous DT inspiration.

Colette xx

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Noah the Helpful Elf

Today we have another Paper Creator card, the kit is made up around the Sassy Cheryl image Noah the helpful elf. I love the bright colours of this card.
Once again the kit comes with both a matching envelope and box, I made up the envelope.

Kit used  - Noah the helpful Elf - Paper Creator
Polar white flower soft - on hat trim
Red, Yellow and Green cords (plaited), jingle bells and buttons - Meiflower

Paper Creator will be holding their first ever challenge, starting this Saturday, you can use anything you wish and are not restricted to just Paper Creator products, however, you will gain a free entry should you use a product from Paper Creator. 
The winner will be selected randomly and will win a £10 voucher to spend in the store.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Teddy Bo Snowy Tuesday

It's time for a new Teddy Bo challenge and this time around my team are hosting the
Anything Goes challenge.

As well as a new Teddy Bo release, we also have a new release of the Snowies, and I've used one of them for my card this week.
I made a tent card with an acetate front, then added the image and some die cut Christmas trees.The Warm Wishes wording is a Whimsy die and I've attached it to the back of the card so that it shows through the acetate.

Snow - The Great White North, and backing paper - Nitwits Polar Pals
Memory Box - snowflake tree die
Warm Wishes - Whimsy die - Holiday Sentimentables
Concertina snowflake - Tim Holtz - Mini snowflake rosettes die
Lots of Glamour dust

Pop over to the Teddy Bo challenge blog and check out the fabulous creations from my teamies, showing off both the Teddy Bo and Snowy new releases.

and you can find both sets of  images HERE

Colette xx

Monday 12 November 2012

Winter Girl

I had a lovely time on Saturday at the Hobbycraft show at the NEC in Birmingham, I went along with a couple of friends and met up with Claire, one of my Teddy Bo design team buddies, (we met there last year for the first time), we had a good chat and did a little shopping. I didn't spend anywhere near as much as usual, because I was trying to be good and not buy any dies (my main weakness) and managed not to buy a single one, waahaaay. 

I was worn out yesterday, talking and spending money really tires you out LOL! but it was lovely to catch up with Claire and have a look around at all the fabulous crafting goodies. I watched a couple of demonstrations of the new Ebosser, my hubby bought me one a couple of weeks ago and at the moment it is still in the box, so I am feeling inspired now to get it out and have a play.

I have another Paper Creator card to show you today, once again using pyramage, but this time the layers are cut in circles and I also made up the matching box.

Kit used - Winter Girl - Paper Creator
Organza and grosgrain ribbon - Meiflower

The snowman is cut and embossed and then whilst still in the die, I rubbed over the top with various coloured ink pads to accentuate the embossing.

Thanks for popping in,
Colette xx

Thursday 8 November 2012

Leah Angel

I thought I would share a couple of cards with you that I made last month as samples for Meiflower.

For the first one I coloured up a Whimsie Doodles image called Leah Angel, and then did the unthinkable and cut off her wings, I did give her a super shiny new set of wings though, so hopefully Santa hasn't put me on the naughty list LOL!

Digital stamp – Leah angel – coloured digitally.
Digital Papers – Holly Jolly – Lliella- 
Sentiment – Computer generated 
Martha Stewart border punch 
Ribbons, brown gems and angel charm - Meiflower

On my second card I used three sets of Angel Wings as the main embellishment.

Digital Papers – Happy Holidays – 
Wording computer generated 
Ribbon, Angel charm and Angel wings – Meiflower

Both cards contain pretty little enamelled angel charms, with diamante wings, which Meiflower sell in various colours including red, white and blue as well as the pink.

Thanks for popping by today,
Colette xx

Wednesday 7 November 2012


I love to add layers to my card image, and generally do it either by layering up another copy of the image usually with a small white border, or using my favourite method, which is decoupage. Not everyone, likes the intricate cutting that can be involved in this, (the ladies who come to my card class aren't too keen on decoupage), so pyramage is a much easier way of adding some depth to your card without all the fussy cutting, and that's exactly how the depth has been achieved on this particular card.

Kit used - Primitive Christmas Tree - Paper Creator
Kraft card blank and matching envelope
Spare Kraft card
Border - Nellie Snellen MFD023 Border 2
Ribbon and Charm - Meiflower

I printed out the matching envelope front, cut off the top flap and attached it to the Kraft envelope with double sided tape.

Will be back tomorrow with a couple more cards,
See you then
Colette xx