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

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Today is a very special day, not only is it Teddy Bo Tuesday with some fabulous new releases, but more importantly my gorgeous grandson Charlie is celebrating his first birthday today, where has that last year gone LOL! 

Here is today's Teddy Bo card using one of this weeks new releases and if like me you remember the children's TV progrramme Rainbow with Bungle, George and Zippy, then you will recognise the wording I've used, the problem is that every time I see the card I start singing the theme tune, and then I can't stop, so I think you should all sing along with me LOL!, all together now........

Up above the streets and houses, 
rainbow climbing high,
Everyone can see it climbing
through the sky
Paint the whole world with a Rainbow!

Image - TEDDYBEA_242 - which I coloured using Photoshop
Papers - Daydream - Scrapflower/MSA Collab
Ribbon,gems and create, wish and inspire charms - Meiflower

Pop over to the Teddy Bo challenge blog and  check out this weeks  fabulous creations from Team B. We are halfway through our present Anything goes challenge, so still plenty of time to get an entry in and be in with the chance of winning the Teddy Bo Fabulous five. 

I thought I would pop on the birthday card I made for Charlie, he is Mickey Mouse mad, so the theme was easy, I would have liked to do something better, but have been ill for the last few days with a chest infection  that is just starting to clear up, so I haven't done any card making at all since last Wednesday. I managed to get his card made yesterday afternoon, but it was a bit of a rush.

Mickey Image - Google Images
Papers - Freebie found HERE There is another set of nice papers in the freebie section called Sweet Child of Mine, snag them too while you are there.
Font - Waltograph -
Ribbon and cute baby Mickey charm - Meiflower

Happy 1st birthday Charlie!

Thanks for popping by
Colette xx

Saturday 3 November 2012

Just a Quickie

Here's a quick Paper Creator card, once again from the Christmas Mega Bundle, which I meant to pop on yesterday, but I didn't get around to.

Kit used - Walking in a Winter Wonderland - Paper Creator
Metallic edged ribbon - Meiflower
Teddy bear charm - stash

The kit contains the topper and pyramage plus a matching box and envelope, this time around I made up the envelope.

thanks for popping by,

Colette xx

Thursday 1 November 2012

Chick's Night Out!

I thought I would show you a card I made for my friend Julie's birthday, we have been friends for forty years next year ( the teacher sat me next to her when I moved to a new school and told her to look after me and we have been friends ever since). She does enjoy a tipple, so I thought this image and sentiment would be perfect for her birthday card (we always swap humorous cards on our birthdays, although the ones Julie sends to me are usually a little rude LOL!) I'm much more refined and better behaved than her and wouldn't dream of sending her something rude, yeh, as if ! LOL!

Image and Martini sentiment - Martini Chicks - Designed to Delight 
as usual I've coloured it in Photoshop
Papers - Doofles - Kristen-Cronin Barrow
Grosgrain Ribbon and Laugh charm - Meiflower

I made a little swizzle stick from some beads and an eye pin, and dangled a charm from it, then tucked it behind the martini sentiment.

See you tomorrow,
Colette xx