Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Penguin Party!

This is my final blog post of the year as I am having a little break over Christmas, and today I have a card and a couple of Christmas cushions to show you. 
I love penguins and have a big collection of penguin digi-stamps, but I don't colour them up very often as I always struggle with black/grey, it's either too dark or not dark enough, but I soooo wanted to use this adorable image that I decided to bite the bullet and go for it.

Please excuse the pics, as it is very dark and dismal and I've had to use my daylight lamp.

Image - Penguin Party - Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits
Papers - Warm Hearts - Just So Scrappy
Sentiment - Christmas Scriptalicious sentiments - Pink Petticoat
Tonic geared border punch - Gothic border
Lawn Cuts - Stitched snowflakes
Ribbon, gems and diamanté buckle - Meiflower

I am entering my card into the following challenges
The Sugar Bowl Challenge - anything goes with a Sugar Nellie image
Card Mania -  Christmas

Here are a couple of cushions I made, once again using patterns and instructions from the
As I've said previously, it's been a long time since I used a sewing machine, the angel and snowman are stitched on by hand and the cushion covers are simple envelope backs, so I only had to use the machine to stitch around the edges.

I am entering the cushions in this challenge
All Crafts Challenge - Anything goes, but NO Cards

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who has left a comment throughout the year, they really make my day and encourage me to keep on doing what I do, so thank you very much.

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to you all,
Colette xx

Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Christmas Tree

Not long to go now to the big day, are you ready for it? I still have a few pressies to wrap, my meat hamper will be ready to pick up from the butcher tomorrow and on Christmas Eve hubby and I head off to the local farm shop for our Christmas veg, and then that's it, I'm done, unless something unexpected crops up, which is usually what happens LOL!

Here's a quick card I made using a Bugaboo Christmas tree digi-stamp.

Digi-stamp - Merry Christmas Tree - Bugaboo
Papers - Santa's Helper - Just So Scrappy
String of lights, and holly bauble- Little B's cutting dies Holiday 
Gingham Ribbon and metallic cord - Meiflower

I am entering my card into these challenges
Bugaboo Christmas Bingo - (Bugaboo image, Glitter - on bauble, Players choice(ribbon))
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything goes
Penny's Challenges - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Shaped Christmas Cards

Have you managed to get all your Christmas cards ready in time? if you still need a few more and don't have a lot of time, then look no further than the new Christmas shaped cards Mega Bundle in the Paper Creator store.
The bundle contains 10 shaped cards, with decoupage layers, matching inserts and envelopes and is on offer at the moment for only £5.
I managed to put together the three below in less than an hour (without envelopes). You can dress them up as much as you like or leave them as they come.

Lace - Stash
Ready made bow and red pearls - Meiflower

Lawn Fawn - Stitched Snowflakes
Flower soft on ear muffs
Charm and dazzler - Stash

Sentiment added to label before printing
Large Jingle Bells and Gold lurex ribbon - Meiflower

Thanks for popping in,
Colette xx

Friday, 19 December 2014

A gift for Nan

I'm off to see Aladdin at the Liverpool Empire tomorrow with Meg and Will, we go to the panto every year, (it's a bit of a Christmas tradition), and they are always fabulous. One of the things I love about the Empire panto is that they always have local celebrities playing the main parts so I'm looking forward to seeing Ray Quinn as Aladdin and Claire Sweeney as the genie.

Once again today I have something that is not a card to show you - a couple of weeks ago my daughter Stacy asked me if I could do "one of those pictures with all the words mixed up"(her words exactly), as she wanted me to make one for my mum (her Nan) for Christmas, containing all the names of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with a few other words, including Sunday dinner, as Stacy and the boys, go to my mum's every Sunday for lunch.
I made the Word Cloud in a heart shape and then printed it out, added an outline of glitter around the word Nanny and put it into a box frame from Ikea, (Eric had re-sized the mount board first), then I finished it off with some lace, die-cut rolled roses, leaf flourishes and a pretty heart embellishment I found in my stash.

Frame - Ribba - Ikea
Rolled Roses - Marianne creatables
Petite Vinery die - Sue Wilson
Lace and wire hearts embellishment - Stash

Stacy was really pleased with it so she's asked me to make a couple more, in pink, for her neices.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Snowflakes and poinsettia cards

Just a quick note to let you know that Bad Kitty was my randomly selected commenter from the Paper Shelter blog hop, and you can find all the details you need to claim your digi image HERE

I have two cards to show you today which I made in early September as samples for Meiflower.

For the first card I die cut lots of snowflakes from glitter card and dotted them randomly over the bottom two thirds of the card front, trimming off the overlap. I added blue gingham ribbon, tying two bows and overlapping one over the other, then added a die-cut circle of glitter card and a diamanté snowflake embellishment. I also die-cut the sentiment from glitter card.

Snowflake die - Ice Crystal 3 - JoyCraft 6002/2020
Wording - Whimsy Shapeology Collection - Holiday sentimentables
Small scalloped circle - Tonic layering dies scalloped circles
Gingham ribbon and diamanté snowflake - Meiflower

This is a very simple card, just an embossed background, (the card is a beautiful colour in real life, photo doesn't do it justice), wrapped with organza ribbon and then a die cut white poinsettia, all finished off with lots of pearls

Silver Stardream card - Craft Creations
Tied Together A4 embossing folder - Couture Creations
Die-namics Poinsettia die
Organza ribbon and pearls - Meiflower

Thanks for popping in,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Anything Goes at The Paper Shelter

It's the final challenge of the year over at the Paper Shelter today, as we are going on our Christmas Break, and as it's the last challenge of the year both design teams are joining in, so double the inspiration over on the challenge blog.
The challenge will run for three weeks and we are leaving you with the easy peasy challenge theme of
There are great prizes up for grabs!
If you are our randomly selected winner and play with a TPS image then you have a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate, any other image and you could win three digis of your choice.

Here's my card

Image - The Most Adorable Snowmen - The Paper Shelter
Embossalicious Let It Snow A4 embossing folder - Crafters Companion
Striped Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Flower soft - Polar White
Snowflake cut on my silhouette
Charm and large dazzler from my friend Donna

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from both teams, (there is lots of lusciousness to look at) and don't forget you have three weeks to enter our anything goes challenge.

We'll be back in the New Year with lots more fab challenges.

Thanks for dropping by,
Colette xx

Monday, 15 December 2014

and now for something completely different!

A few months ago I bought the Cards and Crafts for Christmas magazine, and after flicking through the pages decided I would like to have a go at making a stag's head decoration and a couple of cushions. I decided to do the stag's head first.
It's been a long time since I did any sewing and I don't even own a machine any more, but luckily my daughters boyfriends mum had one she doesn't use, so let me borrow it, and even more luckily, most of the stag's head is hand stitched, I only needed the machine to do the antlers.

I was really pleased with the way it turned out, and after laughing her head off when I told her what I was making, my daughter now wants me to make one for her!

I am entering this into the following challenge

All Crafts Challenge --- Anything Goes, but no cards

Thanks for popping in and taking a look
Colette xx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Let It Snow!

For some reason on Tuesday a little box started to appear at the bottom of my pop-up comments window which said - please "prove you are not a robot" and asked you to type a number into a box - this was nothing to do with me! - I have always had comment moderation turned off, - I went in to my set-up and checked and it was definitely turned off. I went around visiting friends blogs and noticed that those that had a pop-up window for comments (like me) had the message and those who had their comment box as part of their page didn't, so I went into my set-up, changed my comments to embedded and voila! problem solved. I much prefer the pop-up window, so I hope blogger gets it sorted so that I can go back to using it.

Hubby is recovering nicely from his eye op, when he removed his eye patch 24 hours after surgery he could already see sooo much better, the big problem is that he can't drive or go to work for a week even though he feels and looks perfectly well, so I am stuck with him here, and by Monday lunch time he was already getting on my nerves. His outpatient appointment is Saturday and we both have everything crossed that he can return to work on Monday LOL!

My card for today uses a gorgeous image from Sassy Studio Designs called Let It Go Sassy.

I wanted to add lots of glitter and bling to the card, so I covered a 4 cm wide strip of card with strips of double sided tape all butted up against each other, added pearls, gems and dazzlers and then covered the whole thing with glitter, pressing the glitter into the sticky tape.
I also punched out some snowflakes from the white background circle before I layered it onto the blue, do that the background would show through, and then glittered the snowflakes and dotted them around the card, adding AB gems to the centres, and finally I added glitter to the cloak of the image.

Digital stamp - Let it Go Sassy - Sassy Studio Designs
Digital papers - Frozen Winter papers -  The Art Box Designs
Tonic Layering dies - Scalloped circles , Plain circles
X-cut border punch
X-cut palm punch - Snow Crystal, medium and large
Gems, pearls and small dazzles - Meiflower
Large dazzles from my friend Donna
Alphabet for sentiment - Tama Cube - dafont

I wish you could see how sparkly it is in real life.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Monday, 8 December 2014

Baubles, snowflakes and a gift bag

A couple more creations today from the Sarah Paris Complete Cardmaking commission, this time around I have a couple of cards and a gift bag to show you.

The baubles and snowflake digital stamps, sentiments and papers all came on the Free CD included with the magazine.
 I made an easel card, colouring the baubles to match the background paper and using one of the sentiments for the stopper.

For this card I printed the sentiment onto the paper arranging the snowflakes around it randomly and colouring the word Celebrate and parts of the snowflakes red, to finish off I added a crystal gem to the centre of each snowflake

I used a brown paper lunch bag and made a lid, which slides over the handles, from Kraft. I coloured up the sentiment and snowflakes, die cut the sentiment and cut around the snowflakes before adding them to the front of the bag which I had already decorated with papers from the collection.
Nellie Snellen Pine branch die used on easel card
All ribbons and gems- Meiflower

Digital stamps and papers are available to buy from the Sarah Paris online store.

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Winter Mittens!

My hubby is at the hospital this morning having a cataract removed, luckily for him, he only needs one eye done as his cataract isn't age related, which usually involves needing to have both eyes done, but, according to the hospital, due to an injury to the eye. The only problem is he doesn't remember injuring it! but never mind at, least he doesn't have to go through it all again in a few weeks.

Here's a quick card I made using an image from another one of the Sassy Cheryl accessory sets over at Paper Creator.

Mittens - Deck out the tree accessory set - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Paper - Snowfall for him freebie - Eve Recinella (no longer available)
 Cardstock - Buff - Papermill direct
Ribbon, button and metallic cord - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Paper Shelter 4th Birthday Blog Hop

Woohoo! The Paper Shelter is four years old on December 8th and to celebrate we are having a Blog Hop and Challenge, it will run for two weeks with both Design Teams taking part, and if that's not exciting enough, each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a TPS digi of their choice.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and the challenge theme is

If you have just arrived from Gail's blog, then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you won't want to miss out on this one!

Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website.

 Check out The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog for all the details of the hop, the challenge and the prizes

Digital Stamp - Faery Emma - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Little Lady - Just So Scrappy
EK Success border punch
Dragonfly charm - Stash
Ribbon and Gems - Meiflower

From here you will need to hop over to Eva's blog..

 Before you go, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Good luck and hope you're enjoying is so far

Colette xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

A couple of Christmas cards

Today I have a couple of Christmas cards to show you which were part of my commission for the September edition of Complete Cardmaking magazine.
I was given a Sarah Paris kit to play with which contained several papers and a good selection of bauble, snowflake and sentiment digi stamps.

For the first card I merged together the snowflake string and the bauble in Photoshop before colouring to match the background paper I was using. The right hand side of the card front is acetate, and the bauble is fixed to this so that when the card is open the bauble looks like it is dangling. I coloured the "Merry" of the sentiment to match the bauble.

digital stamps and paper - Sarah Paris - Free CD Complete Cardmaking Magazine issue 52
Gold ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Papers, snowflake and Joy digital image - Sarah Paris - Free CD Complete Cardmaking Magazine issue 52
Ribbon - Meiflower

Papers and digital stamps are also available to buy at the Sarah Paris online store

Thanks for stopping in,
Colette xx

Saturday, 29 November 2014

All about Christmas!

It's time for our last challenge before our Christmas break over at The Paper Creator challenge blog today so the theme is obviously...
you don't have to use Paper Creator products to play along, but if you do you get a second entry into the random draw for a £10 gift certificate to spend in store.

Here's my card using one of the new Sassy Cheryl digi sets.

The little snowman is supposed to look like he is holding onto the large snowflake and floating down into the arms of the big snowman.

Images- Flurry of fun set - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes Die set
X-cut palm punch Snow Crystal large and medium.
Sentiment - Snowy day sentiments - Pink Petticoat
Small dazzlers and gems - Meiflower

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

Thanks for calling,
have a lovely weekend,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Team B are hosting the challenge over at The Paper Shelter today and this time around the theme is
(use metal somewhere on your project and tell us what you've used)

There are great prizes up for grabs! If you are our randomly selected winner and play along with a TPS image then you have a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate, any other image and you could win three digis of your choice.

I have used a metal filigree corner and fan charm on my card. I used embroidery thread and a small bead to make the tassel for the fan.

Digital stamp - Cute Japanese Doll - The Paper Shelter
Papers - From Laughter to Memories - Nitwit Collections
Large Swirl punch  - EK Success
Tonic Layering dies - Circles
Lace border - IO Border duo 1
Metal filigree corner - Wild Orchid Crafts
Fan charm - Stash
Gems - Meiflower

I am entering the following challenges with this card.
Card Mania -  Use a Digi
Party Time Tuesdays - #191 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze  - Anything Goes

Pop over to the Challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from my teamies and make sure you join us next week for our fabulous fourth birthday blog hop.

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Spots and Stripes

It's time for a new challenge over at Teddy Bo and this time the theme is
the spots and stripes can be from background papers, ribbons, or even part of your image, as long as there are spots and stripes somewhere on your creation we'll be happy.

You must use a Teddy Bo and Co image (doesn't have to be the bears) to take part, and the winner, chosen by the DT, gets to choose 10 digital images of their choice from the Teddy Bo and Co store.

Here's my card

Image - TEDDYBO_259
Papers - Jolly Days adn Extra papers pack - Just So Scrappy
White creative linen A5 landscape card blank - Craft Creations
Gingham ribbon and dazzler - Meiflower

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Clear It Out  - Winter Wishes and Stash: Use a Snowflake
Cutie Pie Challenge -  must be "cute" -  Festive Furry Friends

Check out all the new releases here

and don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see what my fabulous teamies have done with them.

Thanks for calling,
enjoy your day,
Colette xx

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Warm and cozy

Paper Creator has some new Sassy Cheryl images in and included in the new release are some accessory sets, which contain bits and pieces you can use to dress up other images. 
I decided to make a couple of cards using the accessories on their own and here is the first.

The image is from the Warm and Cozy accessory set, and the papers are from my scrap box. Although you can't tell from the photo, I printed the mug out several times and layered it up using foam pads, I also cut a small piece from the waste of the circle frame and used it in the top corner.

Warm and Cosy accessory set - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Tonic Layering dies -Scalloped Squares
Sentiment - computer generated
Papers from my scrap box
X-cut palm punch - Snow Crystal large
Ribbon - Ribbon Girl
Gems - Meiflower

Thanks for popping in,
have a good day,
Colette xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Festive Fashions

Here's a card I made recently using the Festive Fashions CD, which came as the third disc in Katy Sue's Fabulous Giftware CD set. I wanted to make a Christmas card for a friend who loves clothes and fashion and this CD was just perfect.

I printed out a decoupage sheet for the main panel and added all the layers which unfortunately don't show up in this photo, but look fab in real life.
I did take a close up photo which will hopefully give you some idea of how it looks.

The only other things I used on the card was metallic edged ribbon and stick on gems from Meiflower, which I used in the centres of the flowers, as holly berries on the dress top and buttons on the boot, and lots of glitter.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


It's time for another challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this time around the theme is

There are great prizes up for grabs! If you are our randomly selected winner and play with a TPS image then you have a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate, any other image and you could win three digis of your choice.

I made an acetate front tent card, die cut an aperture, ran glossy accents around the edge and covered with glitter to make it look icy. I then decorated the acetate with lots of die-cut and punched snowflakes, cut from glitter card.

Digital stamp - Winter Princess - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Snow Friends - lliella and KMiller - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Spellbinders Labels 11
JoyCrafts - Ice crystal 2 and Ice crystal 3
Various snowflake punches
Sentiment - Snowy day sentiments - Pink Petticoat
Sakura quickie glue pen, glamour dust, glossy accents, acetate and Glitter card - Stash

I am entering my card into the following challenges

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Make It Sparkle
Party Time Tuesdays -  #189 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
Card Mania -  Dies 
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Completely Christmas Anything Goes with twist - Use Some Blue
Moving along with the Times: Sparkle and/or Shine
Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 legs

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

thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Saturday, 8 November 2014


It's time for a new challenge over at Paper Creator today and some nincompoop (me) had forgotten all about it, luckily I realised before the day was over, so am just about getting in by the skin of my teeth.

This time around the theme is super-easy

You do not need to use Paper Creator products to enter, but if you do, you get a second entry into the draw for the fabulous prize of a £10 certificate to spend in store.

Here's my card

14.4cm square deckled edge card blank - Craft Creations
 Decked out for the Holiday illustration - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Background paper - Winter Whimsy - Crazy Scrap Chicks
Memory Box- PreciousSnowflakes
Stampin Up - Adorning Accents edgelits
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Stitched Scallop borders
Ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Pop over to the Paper Creator challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies, and don't forget our Anything goes challenge, you've got to be in it to win it!

Thanks for stopping by,
have a lovely weekend,
Colette xx

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Curious George

It's Charlie's birthday today, happy birthday Charlie Chops!!! 
In my last Teddy Bo post I showed you the card I had made for him with the red mini, (the only thing he wants for his birthday), well he is also a big fan of Curious George, so I thought I would make him a card with George on it from Meg. I found a printable colouring page on Google, coloured it up and turned it into a card, I only had to add the sentiment to finish it off when Stacy saw it and claimed it for herself, so I had to reprint the sentiment with Son instead of Nephew.

Image - Colouring page - Google
Tonic Layering dies - Circles
Papers - Jungle Fun - Nitwit collection
Lawn Fawn - Finley's 123's dies
Ribbon - Meiflower 

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

A couple of Christmas cards...

... made with a sheet of toppers I printed out twice by mistake.

On my Paper Creator post last weekend, where I made the Christmas pop-up box, I mentioned that somehow or other I had managed to print out the topper sheet twice, well it seemed such a shame not to use it, so I made a couple of Christmas cards with it.
The circles came from the toppers for the box flaps, I used a die to cut them out and was originally planning to make 3 small cards with a topper on each, but then changed my mind and added them all to the same card. For the second card I made a theatre card?!?!?! and used all the bits that would normally pop out of the box to build up the scene.

Spellbinders Grand Labels 4
Tonic Layering dies - Plain Circles and Scalloped Circles
Crafters Companion Embossalicious Let it Snow 6 x 6 folder
Stocking bunting die - Joanna Sheen
Ribbon, bow, bells, Pearl - Meiflower
Sleigh charm and papers - Stash

Thanks for dropping in,
have a lovely weekend,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Is it too early for Christmas?!?!

That's the theme of our challenge over at The Paper Shelter this week, personally, I think it is never too early for Christmas LOL!

You don't have to use a Paper Shelter image to join in with our challenge, but if you do and are the randomly chosen winner then you get a fabulous $30 gift certificate to spend in store, if you use any other image you will win 3 digi images of your choice.

For my card I have used the very cute Are You Ready My Friend? digi stamp

Image - Are You Ready My Friend? - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Tis the Season - Just So Scrappy
Reindeer charm - Stash
Snowflake - Joy Crafts Ice Crystal 6002/2018 and 6002/2019
Grosgrain ribbon - Meiflower

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the merry and bright inspiration from my teamies, and don't forget to play along with our challenge to be in with a chance of winning a fab prize.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over at Teddy Bo today and this time around our theme is -
You need to use a Teddy Bo image to play along and could be in with the chance of winning a fabulous ten images of your choice from the Teddy Bo and Co store.

The image I've used was drawn specially for me, as it is my Grandson Charlie's 3rd birthday on 6th November and he loves Mini's - they have to be red, because that's his favourite colour.
I have used a bit of artistic license to colour in some of the details so that the image matches the
ride-in Mini Cooper he is getting for his birthday.

Image - TeddyBo_257
Papers - Boy Thing and Speed Racer - Crazy 4 Monograms
Sizzix nesting star dies
Ribbon and Pearls - Meiflower

A big thank you to Gayle for the fabulous image, it's just perfect.

Here's a pic of the young man himself, I was looking after him one day a couple of weeks ago, he was on his laptop and I was working on the computer, when I suddenly thought to myself, he's very quiet, what on earth is he up to now, I turned around and saw this - he was fast asleep, standing up!!!
He has a leopard print fleecy blankie, that goes everywhere with him and when it's in the wash he uses his mum's dressing gown, which is what he is snuggled up to here.

Take a look at all the new releases HERE

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

Thanks for popping in,

Colette xx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Tis the Season pop up box

Today I have one of the pop up boxes from The Paper Creator Mega Christmas pop up box bundle to show you, still half price at the moment, 10 pop up box kits for only £5!
I love making up these boxes, they are soooo easy and yet look so impressive, and the kit contains everything you need including a matching envelope. I added a couple of punched holly leaves, snowflakes, pearls, glitter and a small die-cut poinsettia and it was done.

Tis the Season Pop up box kit - Christmas pop up box Mega kit - The Paper Creator
X-cut snow crystal punches large and medium
X-cut holly sprig punch
Marianne Creatables small poinsettia die
Pearls - Meiflower

Somehow or other I managed to print the topper sheet twice, so I decided to make up a couple of cards, just using scrap card and paper I had in my scrap box, I think they show just how versatile these kits are. I will share them with you next weekend.

Hope you are having a great weekend,
take care,
Colette xx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Engagement Card

I've been missing in action for most of this week, lots of stuff going on, including yet another theatre visit, a trip to the cinema and out for a couple of meals, my social life such as it is, is either all or nothing LOL!

We went to see Gone Girl on Wednesday, I had read the book ages ago and really enjoyed it, although I had figured out the twist almost immediately, it was nice to see it all come to life on the big screen. I thought they had done a good job too, because it was very similar to the book, a couple of characters missed out, but no-one too important, and all done very well.
Thursday it was off to the Empire Theatre again, this time to see The Full Monty, not a musical for a change, but a proper play, it was really well done, full of humour and sadness, much like the film, a great cast and brilliant ending.
Once again I went with my daughter Stacy and my friend and her daughter Alison. Alison has recently got engaged and I wanted to make her a card, but with everything going on I just haven't had the time, so yesterday I quickly coloured up my favourite image for engagement cards and made a quick CAS card, with a Gift Card holder inside.

Image - Jack and Diane - Bugaboo
Centura pearl double sided card - Craft Creations
Joy Crafts Lattice heart
Diamante heart topper - Meiflower

Well that's all from me today, I'll be back over the weekend with a Paper Creator Christmas Pop-up box,

Thanks for visiting,
take care,
Colette xx