Wednesday 25 May 2016

Make it Digital

We have a new challenge starting today at The Paper Shelter and 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 will win three digis of your choice.

I enquired if Mr Google had any templates for stair cards, he directed me to Mrs Pinterest and she immediately obliged LOL!
I copied the template into Photoshop and added different digital scrapbook papers to the appropriate sections, which was a bit fiddly, (but less fiddly than having to measure and cut the papers to the various shapes). I printed straight onto Papermill linen card, then cut and scored as necessary before folding the card to shape.
After colouring, I fussy cut the dragon image leaving a narrow white border so that he would stand out against the yellow background, then added punched borders, ribbon, buttons, die-cut letters and a computer generated sentiment to finish off.

Digital Stamp - Dragon's Birthday - The Paper Shelter
Papers and tag - My birthday Boy digital scrapbook kit - Just So Scrappy
Tonic Geared punch - Dotty border
Sentiments - computer generated
Buttons and Bakers twine - Stash
Ribbon - Meiflower

Marianne Craftables mini alphabet and garland die CR1281
Aly's Inky Fingers - Molly Moo alphabet dies

Don't forget to head over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of my teamies

Thanks for calling,
Colette xx

Friday 20 May 2016

Hexagon Easel card

Today's card uses a kit from one of Paper Creator's Multi Card kits, each kit contains 3 different designs using the same image, I chose the Sprinkles multi card kit and made up the hexagon easel card and matching box.

Here's my card, sitting on top of it's box.

I added a punched border around the edge of the main image panel, (a bit fiddly but worth the effort) and used foam pads for the decoupage layers, then finished off with a cupcake and wish charm and some satin ribbon bows which matched the blue colour in the design. 
After putting the box together, I punched a hole in one of the extra sentiment panels, added a bow and fixed it to the box lid.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look,
Colette xx

Monday 16 May 2016

Flapper Emma card and more crocheting

It was my birthday yesterday, I didn't really feel like celebrating much, (still missing Meg way too much) and we were at a Christening anyway, but Eric booked today off work and we decided we would go out for the day.
We had been given an afternoon tea gift card by my friend Donna, as a thank you for a job my hubby had done for her, so I booked that for this afternoon and depending on the weather we will maybe go for a nice walk somewhere this morning - or maybe visit a wool shop (got a bit of a wool addiction going on at the moment LOL!).


Today I thought I would share this easel card I made a couple of weeks ago.
I coloured up the Flapper Emma digital stamp from Pink Gem designs and used digital scrapbook papers and embellishments from a Just so scrappy kit called My Beloved. I mounted Emma onto ovals from the Tonic Layering dies mixed ovals set.
The rose pendant and sentiment tag are embellishments from the digital kit, I printed the pendant out a couple of times and then decoupaged it up using foam pads and added a computer generated sentiment to the tag. The birthday greeting is also computer generated. The lace, feathers and pearl string are from my stash, and I added Meiflower stick on gems and pearls to the image for her necklace and hat decoration, finally the birthday sentiment is mounted onto a Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3 die-cut.

Also I have a couple more baby blankets to show you, these were made from a Hayfields pattern.
The first I gave to my hairdresser as she is expecting a baby boy in the summer and the second was requested by my daughter Stacy as a gift for a work friend who is having a little girl later in the year, the pink and grey were chosen to match her nursery colours.

Thanks for popping in,
Colette xx

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Lace It Up

Time for a new challenge at the Paper Shelter and this time around our theme is

so we need to see some lace on your project.

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 will win three digis of your choice.

We have a few weddings coming up this year, and lace is such a pretty embellishment for wedding cards, so I decided this was the perfect opportunity to get a card made.

Digital Stamp - The Bride - The Paper Shelter
A5 Landscape Kraft card - Craft Creations (cut down slightly)
Dotted Circle Die - Sweet Dixie
Tonic Layering dies - Scalloped Circles
Sentiment - Computer generated
Lace - Stash
Ribbon, gems and organza flowers - Meiflower

Pop over to the Paper shelter blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of my teamies.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Thursday 5 May 2016

Shine bright like a diamond

A few posts ago I showcased some "blingy"sample cards that I had made for Meiflower, well today I thought I would share a couple more. As per the previous blingy cards, I must apologise for the rubbish photo for the second card, the weather was awful the day I took it and I didn't have time to faff around as I had to get the cards off to Meiflower for a craft show she was attending.

I put the sentiment together in Photoshop using various fonts - for the word "Diamond" I chose a very narrow font and printed it in a very pale grey colour using it as a template for placement of the stick on gems, the diamond image came courtesy of Mr. Google. I also printed "Shine" in a light grey colour then went over it with a glue pen before sprinkling with glitter, silver grey polka dot ribbon and a diamanté buckle finished it off.

This design was cased from a card I saw HERE,  mine is square, the sentiment was computer generated and I used stick on gems instead of die-cut sequins, all arranged on a Little B square die-cut background.

Thanks for popping in,
Colette xx

Sunday 1 May 2016

Anchors Away!

It's the first of the month so it's time for a new Paper Creator challenge and this time we have the really easy theme of 

Now how easy is that, there's no excuse not to play along, you don't even need to use Paper Creator products but of you do you get an extra entry into the draw.
The randomly selected winner will receive £10 to spend in the store.

I don't really make very many male cards, I love my bling and girly colours too much I think, I am going to try and make more of an effort in the male card department this year though... maybe LOL!

Anyway, for the anything goes challenge I decided to go down the masculine route, and used the Anchors Away shelf card from the All About Shelf Cards Mega Bundle.

There is so much going on with these cards that I didn't feel like it needed lots of extra embellishments, so I just made up the card as it came, adding the decoupage layers, then I cut the shells off some of the extra sentiment panels, and added them to the panel I used and another on each of the sides of the main card.

Make sure you pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of my Paper Creator teamies,

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx