Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Pretty Flowers

Meiflower have a supply of really pretty organza flowers with beaded centres, they would be beautiful on hairbands or as embellishments on clothing and of course cards.

I have a couple of cards and a Christmas wreath to show you, that I made using with them.


For this card I cut a thin strip of green card for a stem and punched out a couple of leaves I added the flower to the top before fixing to a die cut frame. I embossed white card, layered it onto black card and then stuck them onto a white card blank. With another die I cut a fishtail banner from some scrap dotty paper, threaded some organza ribbon through a diamante ribbon buckle and fixed it over the banner, and then used foam pads to fix the flower frame to the card, I finished off with a die cut sentiment and a couple of stick on gems.


I used various dies to make the top of this card, edging the die cut doily with stick on pearls, I then  arranged the flowers and pearl hearts across the bottom.

Finally for the Christmas decoration, I die cut a couple of circles from card, sticking them together for extra strength, I wrapped the circle in organza ribbon then decorated with organza flowers and ribbon roses. I added a large organza hanging loop and bow to the top, threading a diamante buckle onto the centre of the bow as I made it, then used narrow satin ribbon to hang the die cut greeting, before finishing off with a trio of stick on gems at each end of the flowers.

I was thinking that these flowers would also look pretty on hair clips or hairbands, which then reminded me of a photo I have of me as a bridesmaid when I was 8 years old at my cousins wedding on 23rd August 1969, where we had something similar randomly pinned into our beehives.
( I am on the far left, my little sister is next to me)



Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx




Friday, 19 August 2016

Shopping girl

Today's card was part of my DT work for the Paper Shelter, I used an A5 landscape card as I wanted to make a bit of a fancy border down one edge of my card.
I layered up papers with a punched border, used a strip of Meiflower double sided tape, which I sprinkled with glitter, I tipped off the excess and then rubbed it well into the tape with a finger. I also added a row of stick on gems, using blue 4mm and then two 2mm gems in a pattern and some barbie pink gems in the scallops of a punched border.


Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Warm Wishes shelf card.

I have a shelf card to show you today, made with a kit from Paper Creator, really easy to put together with step by step photographic instructions included, the card doesn't need a lot of decoration as it already has quite a bit going on with all the layers, but I wanted to show you the little holly and ribbon embellishment I added.


I  punched out a couple of pieces of holly using an X.cut punch and layered them up with a bow made from Meiflower 10mm purple satin ribbon, I added a large purple stick on gem from a mixed size pack to the centre of the bow, before fixing it onto the card, I added another couple of gems from the same pack onto the sentiment panel.

I added a sparkly pom pom to the hat as well, but apart from that I thought the bow embellishment was all it needed.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Masculine

I have two masculine themed cards to show you today, I have used Meiflower's grosgrain ribbon and buttons on both. The card were made at different times, and I have just realised that I have done exactly the same thing on both cards - ribbon across the front, a knot and 3 buttons  - it's obviously my default decoration for men's cards LOL!



Thanks for popping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 14 July 2016

A flower or two

Today I have 2 cards to show you both containing flowers as part of the design, I have used Meiflower pearls on both cards, on the first I have used a large pearl from a mixed size pack as a flower centre, tiny pearls dotted around the centre and also black gems for the butterfly body. For the second card I have added 3 biggish pearls, again from a mixed size pack, as embellishments towards the top right corner.



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hugs,
Colette xx


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Love is in the air!

Well, if you were a pair of Giraffes in love then it definitely would be in the air, cos their heads are so high up LOL!

The image is from a pack of Giraffe images over at the Paper Shelter, I love those looney giraffes and this seemed the perfect image for an engagement card.

I added one of Meiflower's gorgeous diamante ribbon buckle to some pretty organza ribbon, the heart shaped buckle was perfect for this love themed card, dotted stick on gems down the punched border and added a large gem from a mixed size pack to each of the sentiment panels, some tiny gems added to the embossed flowers on the die-cut frame were the final touch.


Thanks for taking a look,
hugs,
Colette xx



Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Flower book easel

This card was made for the Paper Creator All About Flowers challenge, after making up the kit, making a few changes along the way I used a large pearl from one of the multi sized packs for the centre of the largest flower and stick on gems for the other flower centres, the narrow satin ribbon down the centre of the "book" is also from Meiflower.


Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx