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




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.



Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx