Monday, 20 November 2017

Lavender, lace and a bit of bling.

I've had a busy couple of months making wedding stationery, going on holiday and doing lots of bits and bobs, which has meant the blog has been a little bit neglected, but I am finally getting a bit of time to get back to it.

Today I have a couple of cards to show you from a magazine commission I did for Papercraft Essentials issue 152 which came out on 19th October, yes, I am a just a little bit late in posting them LOL!.
I used the fabulous Nitwits Lavender collection and didn't really add much in the way of extra embellishments, just a little ribbon and bling.

 I added some 5mm satin ribbon and a gorgeous Meiflower ribbon buckle to this one.

 Black stick on gems in different sizes finished off the body of the butterfly beautifully.
and here I added gems to the digital gems that were already printed on the embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx





Monday, 18 September 2017

More Idyllic-ness!

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! 

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.

All the ribbons, gems and pearls are from Meiflower.

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

Monday, 11 September 2017

Simply cards and papercraft magazine

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.




I have used lots of Meiflower products on my card, including ribbons, buttons, stick on gems and stick on pearls.

Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Friday, 8 September 2017

Snow and sparkle

I was commissioned to make some cards for the latest issue of Die Cutting Essentials using some Hobbycraft Intricut dies, which consisted of a Snow Globe a Snowflake doily and Snowflakes, I used quite a few Meiflower stick on gems for the centres of the snowflakes and decoration, I also used a couple of ribbons and a diamante buckle.





I used mainly Aurora Borealis gems from the multi size pack, but there are also some pink and blue ones in there as well as pink pearls.

If designed the papers myself and the magazine are giving them away as a free download, if you like the look of them you can nab them HERE.

Thanks for dropping in,
take care,
hugs,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Intricut Christmas

Here are a few cards from my commission for Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 166 using the Hobbycraft Intricut dies and Dovecraft The Magic of Christmas paper packs.






Thanks for calling,
hugs,
Colette xx

Friday, 18 August 2017

A bag and a box.

Here is the last bag from the die cutting essentials commission, I added a strip of Meiflower double sided tape around the middle of the gold glitter section and covered it with pink glitter before adding a row of barbie pink stick on gems all around.
Gems and Polka dot ribbon - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Pink gold and bling

In the latest issue (27) of Die Cutting Essentials I have a selection of gift bags and boxes using Creative dies plus gift box collection, fancy bows die set and tags and windows die set.
The brief was Pink, Gold and Bling!




all stick on gems are from Meiflower



Thanks for popping in
hugs,
Colette xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Simply cards and papercraft 2

Here are the remaining two cards from my Simply cards commission, and don't forget if you like the background papers that I made you can download them for free from HERE.

For this card I used Meiflower gingham ribbon and waxed cord.

On this one I added Meiflowers cute little polka dot buttons.

Thanks for popping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Apple Blossom summer special

I made some cards for the Apple Blossom summer special using the kit that came free with the magazine which included stamps, dies and papers amongst other things.


These two were both finished off with different sized Meiflower stick on gems.

thanks for stopping by,
take care,
hugs,
Colette xx

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Simply cards and Papercrafts

Here are a couple of cards made for Simply cards and Papercraft which arrived in the shops on 13th July. I got to play with some Kate Hadfield digi stamps and I also made some matching papers which you can download for free from HERE.

I have used grosgrain ribbon and the bunting is hanging from Meiflower waxed cord.

The gorgeous purple satin ribbon and matching purple gems are also from Meiflower.

Thanks for stopping by
hugs,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Wedding Invitation samples 4

Here are the last two wedding invitation samples I did for Meiflower.

For this one I cut the filigree design on my Silhouette machine from white card, then added embossed Lilac Centura pearl panels top and bottom using the Cuttlebug D'vine swirls embossing folder. I added lilac stick on gems in various sizes to the flower centres, a pair of diamante wedding rings to the heart and a crystal diamante square to the bow.

The background on this one is a Nitwits paper from my scrap box, the tag was made with JoyCrafts labels and tags 6002/0144 using Centura pink pearl card for the background. the 25mm ribbon and double D diamante buckles are from Meiflower.

That's it for the wedding invitation samples for this year.
thanks for stopping by and taking a look,
take care,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Wedding invitation samples 3

A couple more of the wedding invitation samples I did for Meiflower. I did 8 in total so only 2 more to post after these.

I used 25mm satin ribbon under the lace which I bought locally, and the matching 10mm over, I also mounted the pearl flower embellishment over the lace diamante buckle to make a combined topper.


For this one I cut the filigree heart from the kraft card before layering over cream card, the die is from the Forever in my Heart signature collection at Crafters Companion. I think the burlap and lace ribbon was from Home Bargains, as usual the satin ribbon and diamante heart embellishment are from Meiflower.

Thanks for dropping by,
take care,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Wedding invitation samples 2

A couple more of the samples I did for Meiflower.

This is a very simple design with plenty of space above and below to add names, dates etc.
The paper is from Nitwits, but not sure which collection as it was in my scrap box.
25mm satin ribbon and square diamante topper are both from Meiflower

Hearts were cut with a Sizzix heart die, the cerise heart was then embossed, the 4mm satin ribbon, barbie pink gems and tiny circle buckle are all from Meiflower.

Take care,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Wedding samples 2017

Every year I make Meiflower some wedding invitation samples using her gems, pearls, ribbons and diamante embellishments, and I normally blog them much earlier in the year, but this year, even though the samples have been made for some months I am only just getting around to posting them.

Here I've used 25mm satin ribbon and a double heart diamante slider.
the silver glitter panel is actually wallpaper!

As well as a Sizzix heart die and LaLaLand crafts heart corner die I have once again used 25mm satin ribbondiamante heart buckles and stick on gems in varying sizes.

I will be back with more in a few days,

thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Die-cutting essentials Special edition 5

Today I have some cards I made for DCE special issue 5 (which came out last week) using the free dies that come with the magazine.


I used a large pearl from a mixed size pack for the large flower centre and smaller pearls for the other flowers, the butterfly has 2 black stick on gems for his body.


Once again the butterflies have gem bodies and I've used stick on gems for the flower centres


As well as gems on the butterfly I have dotted AB gems amongst the die-cut corners of the aperture.

Thanks for stopping by,
take care,
hugs,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tonic Bookazine

I recently did a magazine commission which involved making some cards for the Tonic Bookazine which came into the shops last month, here I have a couple of the cards using the included kit and Meiflower stick on gems.

I die-cut the filigree panels and added pink and yellow gems to the centres of the flower.

I stamped the bunting, balloons and sentiment, drew in two curved lines, using a plate as a template, arrange the bunting across the lines and topped each one off with a matching coloured gem.

Thanks for dropping in,
take care,
hugs,
Colette xx


Monday, 24 April 2017

Joanna Sheen Bookazine

I was asked to contribute 5 cards to the latest Joanne Sheen Bookazine, which is in the shops now. The bookazine comes with a free kit, which includes the ribbon lace die, stamps and embossing folder that I have used in the cards below.

I have 3 of the cards to show you today and the ribbons, gems and diamante ribbon slider all came from Meiflower.




Meiflower have a fabulous selection of ribbon and gems and in lots of different colours, if you can't find what you are looking for on the website, just give them a call or send an email, I'm sure they will be able to help you.

thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Fabulous

I've just popped in to show you a card I made for the latest Paper Shelter birthday girl challenge. 
I used a Silhouette file to cut out the word Fabulous and then sat my digital image onto one of the letters, I decided to schuzh up the word with some Meiflower stick on gems and a narrow satin ribbon bow, before adding a few more gems to my flower centres.


Thanks for stopping by,

hugs,

Colette xx



Thursday, 16 February 2017

Bad hair day!

Here's a card I made with a cute Sassy Cheryl image called bad hair day, I thought it would be nice to have more than just the usual strip of ribbon and a bow so I combined a few pieces of Meiflower satin ribbons with waxed cord instead. crossed them over in the middle and then tied them together with both a ribbon and cord bow. I added some mixed size stick on pearls to the top corner too as it looked a bit empty.


Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Special Birthday

I made a 21st birthday card for a friends daughter and traditionally here in the UK the key to the door is closely related to this special birthday, probably because of this song...

 21 today, 21 today, 
she's got the key to the door, 
never been 21 before.

Meiflower has some gorgeous diamante key charms which I thought would be perfect for the card, (they are not in the online store yet, but you can pick them up at the craft shows, or give Meiflower a ring.) I used 4mm satin ribbon to hold the key in place and 10mm satin ribbon across the card front with matching bow. I also added 3mm gems to the centres of the lace flowers.


Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,
Colette xx

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Little mouses on the moon

Today I have two new baby cards to show you, one pink and lemon and the other blue and lemon, I have added Meiflower baby yellow 10mm satin ribbon to both cards and used Meiflower stick on pearls, mixed size packs in blue and pink for flower centres.



The multisize packs are brilliant to use as flower centres and there is always something that will fit even if your flowers are all different sizes.
There are lots more colours available than shown on the website, you can always ring or email if you are looking for a specific colour.

Thanks for dropping in,
hugs,
Colette xx