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