Saturday 16 September 2017

Today is fabulous!

Today is my wedding anniversary, 28 years, so a big shout out to my lovely hubby and yesterday my oldest grandson was 12, 12! oh my goodness where have those years gone?

Here are the last three cards for my Simply Cards and Papercraft commission using Nitwits Idyllic digital scrapbooking kit.
These cards have lots of decoupage layers, I love adding decoupage to my cards, but sometimes I don't know when to stop! I know it is not everyone's cup of tea, but the cards can easily be made by just doubling up the image with foam pads in between, rather than doing all the decoupage layers.

On this card the hat is made up of about 5 layers of decoupage and the flower about 7, see I told you I don't know when to stop LOL!.

For this card I used the three label tags from the Lil'Bits elements kit, and re-sized them so that each one was smaller than the one before I turned them on their sides and layered them up with foam pads. The stopper and butterfly are both made up of two layers and the bow which is also from the kit is made up of three layers.

Lots of cutting out on this one, after gluing the border papers to each end I cut around them to give shaped edges, then decoupaged up the window box, flowers and butterfly.

Thanks for dropping by to take a look,
take care,
Colette xx

Monday 11 September 2017

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Whoa! don't get overexcited, he's not coming just yet, you've still got plenty of time to do your Christmas shopping, but if you are making your own Christmas cards you should be well underway by now, and if you need a little help then look no further than the latest Tonic bookazine, which is in the shops now and comes complete with a free kit containing a carol singer die set, winter village embossing folder, various stamps and papers.

I had a little commission for the bookazine, which entailed using some of the kit, with purple, lilac, pink and silver papers from my stash along with glitter and bling.

Here's what I came up with.

All the carol singers were made using the included dies, and the sentiment is one of the stamps from the kit.

The images and sentiment are all stamps from the free kit.

and here is the embossing folder in all it's glory, it is embossed into silver mirror card, but no matter how much I tried I just couldn't get a decent photo, so just had to use the best of a bad bunch.

The cardstock and papers where either in my stash or my scrap box, I only used the dies and stamps that came in the kit and a few little embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,
Colette xx

Saturday 9 September 2017


I have some cards in the latest issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft, using the fabulous Nitwits Idyllic collection, I thoroughly enjoyed making the cards for this commission as digital is my first love! 
I am also a bit of a decoupage-aholic so about half of the six cards I made have lots of layers, the others just have some layers, today I will show you the ones with the least amount of cutting out.

The cards use papers and images from Nitwits fqb Idyllic digital scrapbooking kit and Lil' Bits Idyllic digital elements, the top one has the addition of ribbon, glitter and gems, the middle one, lace, glitter and gems and the bottom one punched flowers, ribbon, buttons and gems. I certainly had a gem fest LOL!
As usual all ribbons, gems and pearls are from Meiflower

The kits are fabulous, full of beautiful papers, great images and lots of pretty labels, tags and journal cards, you should definitely check them out.

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Intricut Christmas Snowflakes and globes

Here are the last two cards of my Die Cutting Essentials commission and don't forget if you want the free Christmas papers that I designed for the magazine, you can download them HERE.

This first card is my favourite as I took the layers from the snow globe die set and used them in a different way, I was really pleased with the way it turned out.
background paper from the free downloadable kit

and here is the Snow Globe made up in the way it wass meant to be.

Friday 1 September 2017

Intricut Christmas snow

I made some cards for Die-cutting essentials magazine issue 28 using some gorgeous Hobbycraft Intricut dies, and because when I was making the cards in early July and I couldn't find any Christmas papers in the commission colours I also made some papers which are available as a free download HERE

All papers are from the free download and you even get the sentiment too.

Hobbycraft Intricut Intricate Snow Globe die set, Intricate Snowflake die and X-cut exclusive to Hobbycraft mini reindeer die.

Hobbycraft Intricut Snowflake die and X-cut Eclusive to Hobbycraft mini NOEL die.
Ribbon and gems are all from Meiflower.

Check back in a couple of days for the last two commission cards, including my favourite.

Thanks for stopping by,
take care,
Colette xx