Saturday, 26 November 2016

Christmas shopping

Here's a card I made for the latest challenge over at the Paper Shelter, I love the satin polka dot ribbon from Meiflower and the silver grey coordinated perfectly with the papers and embellishments from a Nitwits kit. I also added some stick on gems and pearls as I love a bit of bling on my cards.


Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Bring on the cake!

The cards below were all made for a Papercraft Essentials magazine commission, the magazine came out last week so I thought I would share my makes with you this week. I was given a couple of collections of images from Kate Hadfield collections, One set of pre-coloured images and also the digital stamp version of the images. I made my own papers to go with the images and if you like the look of the papers you can download them for free from HERE.

All the ribbons, gems and pearls on the cards are from Meiflower








Thanks for popping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It's that time of year again, and I always think you can't go wrong with a bit of gingham or tartan ribbon, Meiflower sell both kinds and in varying widths as well as some fab metallic gold and silver ribbons and some metallic edged satin ribbons, all perfect for your Christmas cards.

My card for today is quite a simple layout, the main focus being on the image and sentiment and the red gingham ribbon finishes it all off perfectly, Santa also has a few tiny red stick on gems on his hat.


Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Glitter, pearls, gems and sticky stuff

Here is a card I made for the new challenge over at The Paper Shelter.
I added a panel down one side of my card which I covered in double sided tape - overlapping the strips a little as I placed them on - I then randomly dotted the panel with Meiflower pearls, gems and dazzlers (they come in crystal, but you can colour them with your Copics or Promarkers to get different colours), sprinkled glitter all over pressing it well in, tipped it off, and then rubbed the glitter into the tape with my finger, very sparkly!


Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Sunshine

I will be travelling back from Italy today after a well deserved break for hubby and I, but I wanted to show you a card that I made for the latest Paper Shelter challenge. 
I used a Crafters Companion die for the edges of my double fold back card, painted the flowers with distress ink and then added some gorgeous Meiflower AB and blue gems in mixed sizes to the flower centres, they sparkle beautifully when the light catches them.



Thanks for stopping by,
ciao for now,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Christmas countdown Joy!

Haha! I'm not actually joyfully counting down to Christmas, as I am in Italy at the moment enjoying my summer holiday LOL!, but I have two cards to show you today, one is a Christmas countdown stepper and the other is a Christmas Joy card.


Both cards are finished off with Meiflower stick on gems as I always think a little bit of bling is the perfect finishing touch.

Thanks for dropping by,
Ciao for now,
hugs,
Colette xx

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