Friday 31 August 2012

Over the Hill!

Today I have another pop out box card to show you, this time for one of my DT friends. Kirsty-Anne celebrated her 40th birthday on Tuesday, and although my card was a little late getting there, (it wasn't posted until Tuesday, my holiday put me a bit behind) I hope she liked it.

I used an old Clipart Fairy kit called Over the Hill 2

I printed the car and numbers both regular and flipped and stuck them together, so that you could see the design from both the front and back.

Grosgrain Ribbon and Pink Gems - Meiflower

Colette xx

Wednesday 29 August 2012

It's a Pirate's life for me!

At the weekend we went to my friend's grandsons first birthday party, the party was pirate themed, with a pirate bouncy castle, pirate goody bags, pirate games and all the kids (and some adults) dressed as pirates. My grandsons had a lovely time, Will and the bigger kids had swords and there was a lot of swashbuckling going on, and Charlie was just happy crawling around the floor, sitting on the bouncy castle and playing with the toys.

I made Oscar a pop out box pirate card using Nitwits Land Ho kit, and made up a little verse for the back.

 and here's a pic of Will and Charlie in their pirate gear.

I will have another pop out box on Friday, this time using a Clipart Fairy kit.

Colette xx

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Well here I am back from my holidays, we enjoyed a lovely week in a little place called Sandhead, on the South West coast of Scotland. We were really lucky with the weather, because although it rained every day, it was usually early morning and evening, when we were out and about during the day we mostly had glorious  sunshine.
On Sunday I popped into the Leigh craft show for half an hour and then straight off to a Pirate party with my grandsons, then yesterday I had visitors and only just managed to get today's card made.

We are halfway through the Teddy Bo challenge, which this time around is
Black, White and one other colour
I decided to use aqua as my other colour.

Image - TeddyBea_215 - Coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Mesmerized and Mesmerized 2 - Sassy Designs
Ribbon, buttons and gems (middle of flowers) - Meiflower

I used one of last weeks new releases.
You can check them both out here.

Pop over to the Teddy Bo Challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration from my teamies, and remember you still have until Sunday 2nd September Midnight (GMT) to enter our challenge.

If you get a chance, check out the sale at Meiflower, there is a fabulous 20% off everything, until midnight tonight ( Tuesday 28th)

Bank Holiday Sale

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Sunday 26 August 2012

Wedding Invitation Samples day 7

Well it's finally arrived the final day of my Wedding Invitation samples. The two I will be showing you today are my daughters favourites, although she also really liked the two black and cream ones. One of today's was probably the easiest and quickest to make and the other was definitely the longest and hardest and wouldn't you know that's the one that is her absolute favourite.

As this is a scheduled post, hopefully I've had a lovely holiday and am home rested and raring to go LOL! Today I am off to the Sincerely Yours craft show at Leigh (where you can see all my wedding invitation samples in real life,they look so much better than the pics) and straight from there to my friend Donna's grandsons first birthday party, Aaarrrr me hearties! (pirate themed LOL!)

Hopefully I will be back on Tuesday with Teddy Bo.

Paper - The Love Bandit paper pack - Mindy Terawasa - Designer Digitals
Gems (in flower centres) Grosgrain ribbon and Diamante wedding rings - Meiflower

Papers - Jenna - Sassy designs
Grosgrain ribbon and small square diamante buckles - Meiflower

Well that's the lot for the wedding invitation samples, I hope you've enjoyed your daily dose and that I haven't bored you too much.

Thanks for looking.
Colette xx

Saturday 25 August 2012

Wedding Invitation Samples day 6

Well here we are on our penultimate day of Wedding Invitations (thank goodness for that I can hear you all saying LOL!), only two more today and the final two tomorrow Yaaaay!!!

We will be travelling home from our holiday in Scotland today, so will be back "live" with you all soon.

Purple, white and silver card stock
Wording computer generated
Wide satin ribbons and pearls - Meiflower

Cream and Black card stock
wording computer generated
Inverted corner rounder punch
Wide satin ribbons, gems and diamanté heart ribbon slider - Meiflower

Nearly there now, last two tomorrow
Colette xx

Friday 24 August 2012

Wedding Invitation Samples day 5

Two more to be going on with LOL!

Paper - Solitude - Sassy Designs
Die - Memory box - Fremont Crest
Ribbons and pearls - Meiflower

Background paper - Solitude - Sassy Designs
White pearl card
Sizzix Movers and Shapers Window panes three #2
Butterflies - EK success Med butterfly punch
Diamante ribbon slider, ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Come back for two more tomorrow.

Colette xx

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Wedding Invitation Samples day 4

The next two in the collection.

White pearl card stock
Organza and narrow satin ribbon, organza flowers and diamanté wedding rings - Meiflower

Papers - Mesmerized and mesmerized 2 - Sassy designs
Spellbinders Ironworks accents die
Black Ribbon and Pearls - Meiflower
EK success border punch

Well that's half way, are you fed up with them yet!?

Tough! there will be two more tomorrow LOL!

Colette xx

Wedding Invitation Samples day 3

The third day of wedding invitaion samples with two more cards.

Paper - Anna - Sassy designs
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - D'vine swirls
Ribbon and Diamanté Heart - Meiflower

This one isn't actually an opening card, everything is just matted onto a square of white pearl card.
Paper - Jackson - Sassy designs
Teal and Taupe satin ribbon and Taupe stick on gems - Meiflower

Two more coming up tomorrow.

Colette xx

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday and Wedding Invitation Samples day 2

As I am on my holidays in the beautiful South West of Scotland at the moment, my Teddy Bo card once again this week doesn't fit in with the latest challenge, which this week is
Black, White and one other Colour
but it is the first Teddy Bo card I have made for quite a few weeks, as my shoulder is definitely on the mend now, and I just loved the image when it came out last week and I've had the idea for the card swimming around in my head since I saw it so I just had to make it.

Some of you may remember my original pop out box which I designed in 2011,( if not you can check it out here), well I decided to make a  fancier version of it for the beautiful ballerina Bea.

Image - TEDDYBEA_213 - coloured in Photoshop
All papers, flowers, ballet shoes - Tippytoes - Nitwits Collection
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbons, Pearls, Gems and charm - Meiflower

Here's a view from the side showing the ballet shoes dangling from the arch.

I re-sized the arch and Bea and used the same kit as above to make a simpler square card too.
All details are the same as the pop out box.

and also here is day 2 of the wedding invitations.

Lovebirds Digital Stamp - Squiggle Stamps
Paper - Royalty - Sassy Designs
Silver card - stash
Spellbinders scalloped circle dies
Ribbon, silver pearls and silver ribbon slider - Meiflower

Wedding cake Digital stamp - Squiggle Stamps
Red, Cream and Gold card stock
Ribbons, gems and pearl ribbon slider - Meiflower

See you tomorrow for two more wedding invitations and if you like the pop up box, watch out for a boy one coming up next monday.
Colette xx

Monday 20 August 2012

Wedding Invitation Samples day 1

While I am on my holidays I will have a scheduled post each day for the next week showing you some wedding invitation samples I have made as part of my Meiflower DT work.

Here are the first two.

Papers - Uptown - Sassy Designs
Black and Cream Grosgrain Ribbon - Meiflower
Double circle diamanté ribbon slider - Meiflower

Paper - Blush - Sassy Designs
Flower - Manon's Wedding  Garland Die - Cheery Lynn
Flower centre made up of large stick on pearl surrounded by small stick on gems - Meiflower
Organza ribbon - Meiflower

two more tomorrow
Colette xx

Sunday 19 August 2012


Have you seen the latest Crafters Companion CD Morehead Papercrafting Collection, it is full of cute, cute Morehead images. I have always loved Morehead stuff, but have only been able to pick up odd decoupage sheets in the past, this double CD has loads of gorgeous images and designs to work with and as soon as I got it I just had to have a play with it.
As I have been having problems with my shoulders etc., and they finally feel like they are starting to get better I didn't want to do too much, so ended up printing off a few of the shaped cards, an extra image for layering, sentiments and background designs.

I had my hubby punching the edges of the background papers for me, (as I can't quite manage it myself at the moment), and then made the cards up adding ribbons, pearls and such like to finish off.

Images, papers and sentiments - Morehead Papercrafting Collection CD
 All ribbons, Pearls and Gems - Meiflower
Charm - Stash
Various Border punches. 

Aren't the images gorgeous?

Starting tomorrow we will have a week of Wedding Invitation samples

See you soon,
Colette xx

Saturday 18 August 2012


We're off on our holidays today, so as you are reading this we will be somewhere on the M6 heading to Scotland.
We stay in a fab little complex of 4 completely disabled accessible bungalows, right on the coast at Luce Bay. The scenery is beautiful, just fabulous sea views wherever you look and very quiet and untouristy?!!!!(not sure that's a real word LOL!) Pure heaven!.
It is quite a long journey, so we always stop off at Gretna Green for lunch, then Cream o' Gallway Ice Cream farm for a delicious ice cream sundae, mid afternoon, before finally arriving and getting settled in for the evening.

 Today I have an engagement card for a friends son and girlfriend, they always put six red kisses in their cards and letters to each other, and when he surprised her with the proposal, he actually presented her with a Haribo Jelly ring, until they could go out and buy the real thing, so of course I decided to make that an integral part of their card.
At the same time I also made a less personal version of the same card as a sample for Mei.

The Jelly ring is in an acetate envelope.

Digital stamp – Jack and Diane – Bugaboo - coloured in Photoshop
Papers – What about Love – M Bennett – Sweet Shoppe Designs
X-Cut Die-licious Border die – Delia
Flowers - Stash
Swirl - Sizzix die
Organza Ribbon, Grosgrain Ribbon, Charm, Taupe Gems, heart charm, Pearl hearts - all Meiflower

Tomorrow we have some quick cards made from the new Crafters Companion Morehead CD.

Colette xx

Friday 17 August 2012

Baby, baby!

Following on from yesterday, today I have both a baby boy and baby girl cards, once again using some of Meiflowers new embellishments, the bibs come in both pink and blue and there is also a boy version of the clothes on hanger.

Papers and wording – Bundle Of Joy – Nitwit Collections
Lattice Die – Cheery Lynn – small window frame
Bib, baby Ribbon, Pearls, Pearl hearts, Dummy - Meiflower 

Papers and frame – Bonnets andBowties – Nitwit Collections
Lattice – Cheery Lynn French lattice Frame
Baby word – Marianne Creatables LR0217
Dress, Baby Ribbon, Gems, Pearl hearts, Dummy – Meiflower

Come back tomorrow to see an engagement card containing a Haribo Jelly Ring?!

see you then,
Colette xx

Thursday 16 August 2012

Party 'til the cows come home!

Meiflower have some cute new embellishments in stock, and I got to play with them last month before they hit the store. Here are a couple of cards made using the little cow, there is also a pig for all those pig lovers out there.

Papers and Party hat - Birthday Boy - Zoe Pear - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Sizzix circle dies
Cord, Buttons, Grosgrain ribbons, Cow - Meiflower

Heart Paper - Bubblegum kinda love - Traci Reed - Sweet Shoppe Designs.
Wording - Computer Generated
X-Cut scalloped heart die
Nellie Snellen MFD022 Heart Die
Hobbycraft stores - Jewel template
Lilac and silver satin ribbon, heart charm and Cow - Meiflower

Tomorrow is baby cards, using some more new embellishments.

thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Sympathy cards

Always one of the hardest things to make, here I have a couple I made quite a while ago.

At the time I had bought the gorgeous Ornate Cross die and just had to have a play with it, I also bought the Bugaboo digi stamp as I thought it was a perfect image for a sympathy card, and here is what I made with them.

Image - Thoughts and Prayers Block - Bugaboo stamps - Coloured in Photoshop
Paper - Black Damask - Damask paper overlays - Dilek Designs - My Grafico
Embossing folder - Venus Crest - Couture Creations
Cross - Ornate Cross Die - Cottage Cuts
Ribbon and Gem - Meiflower

Cross- Ornate Cross Die - Cottage Cuts
Purple narrow satin ribbon and pearls - Meiflower
Flowers - Stash
Sentiment - Computer Generated

Back tomorrow with something a bit more fun!
Colette xx

Tuesday 14 August 2012

I'm soooo sorry....

...I haven't been around for a while, I am having some problems with my neck, shoulder and hands. I've been suffering for a couple of years, but the last few months it has gotten worse and over the last couple of weeks I was barely able to move one of my arms.The hospital say it is strain, from looking after Meg, my youngest daughter who is disabled. I have spent 22 years pulling, pushing and rolling her around to wash, dress, shower and toilet her and it is finally taking a toll. Apart from painkillers, rest and some physio there is not much they can do for me.

Anyway that's enough moaning from me, I haven't made any cards for a couple of weeks (resting my shoulder) and am on holiday next week so I am going to show some cards that I had already made but not yet blogged throughout this week and then next week, while I am on holiday, I will schedule some posts to show you some Wedding invitation samples that Mei asked me to make for her stall.

Today is Teddy Bo Tuesday and the current challenge is Distress It and is being hosted by team B, as I haven't been able to make any cards recently my card does not follow the challenge but is one I made a while ago for a friend's husband.

Image - TB_078 - coloured in Photoshop
Card stock - Kraft Card
Papers and numbers - Men in Mind - Clipart Fairy
Grosgain ribbon, buttons and cord - Meiflower
Golf club charm - Stash

We also have some fabulous new releases over at the Teddy Bo store this week

and don't forget to pop over to the Teddy Bo challenge blog for more details about the current challenge and to see the amazing creations from Team B.

Back soon,
Colette xx

Thursday 2 August 2012

Green Geisha

We are halfway through our Monochrome challenge over at D'Arcy's Diaries and this week I have gone with a green theme and used one of my favourite images - Geisha.

My daughter Stacy loved this card when she saw it and as it's her birthday today (Happy Birthday Stace) I thought it would be perfect for her.

Image DD_063
Papers - Green Tea - Mindy Terasawsa at Designer Digitals
Flower - Cheery Lynn - Manon's Wedding Garland
Ribbon, fan charm, pearl and gems (flower centre) - Meiflower

Pop over to the D'Arcy's Diaries challenge blog and take a look at what the rest of my teamies have been doing.

You still have until Tuesday 7th August to play along with our Monochrome challenge.

Colette xx