Monday, 31 December 2012

happy birthday card

Hi all
 Here is a card i have made using meiflower organza ribbon and pearls

image ...digi my world
flourishes and flowers ....memory box dies
papers.............. first edition blank canvas
butterflies ...sizzix dies
have a very happy and healthy 2013
tracey x

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Well, Santa will be on his way soon, and with that in mind here are a final couple of Christmas cards featuring the big man himself!

Night Sky - Frosted Ice kit
Silver Mirri card
Die'sire Lace border 6 - Crafters Companion
Woven circle die - Memory Box
Metallic edged satin ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Night Sky - Frosted Ice kit
Silver Mirri card
Silver glittery strips - Wrapping ribbon - local Wilkinson's store
Metallic edged satin ribbon and satin flower - Meiflower

Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas
see you in the New Year
Colette xx

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Jingle and Merry

Another two cards to show you using ribbons and the fabulous jingle bells from Meiflower.

Colette xx

Friday, 21 December 2012

Bling bling!

Here's a couple of extra blingy cards I made recently.

I think I've used practically every size of gem and pearl that you can buy at Meiflower

Colette xx

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Special Delivery

Today I have a baby card to show you. The card shape came from a tutorial here.

Image - Special Stork Delivery - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator 
Papers - Baby Girl by lliella designs at Sweet Shoppe
Flowers - Pink and Mellow Freebie - Fred she Said
Sentiment - computer generated
Ribbon, gems and pink dummy - Meiflower

Thanks for looking,
Colette xx

Art deco xmas

Here is a card i made for an Art deco fan,the image was free from Debbie Moore's site ,the card blank is by hunkydory and the ribbons and gems are from meiflower crafts
I wish each and every one a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year
tracey x

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Gold and white tree card

I have made this card using a stamp by indigo blu,I embossed it with wow powders ,added  an embossed background and used gold Mirri card.The flower is a marianne d die and the swirls are by memory box.
The lovely ribbon and pearls are from Meiflower crafts
Tracey x

Friday, 14 December 2012

Snow Time

Here's a card made  using a Paper Creator kit, narrow organza ribbon and a snowflake charm from Meiflower. I think the snowflake charms are perfect for Christmas cards.

Kit - Snowtime 6x6 card kit - Paper Creator
Fiskars Snow border punch
Card candi - stash
Ribbon and snowflake charm - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Here is my DT card i have made for the LOTV challenge todayusing their cho image stamp.the papers are first edition and the gorgeous pearls and ribbon is of course from meiflower crafts


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Percy the Penguin

I thought I would show you my latest card, I wanted to bring the blue/brown colour scheme through to the ribbon, so I laid 3mm brown satin ribbon, down the centre of blue grosgrain and made a looped bow.

Image - FAIRYD_PERCY_001
Papers - Brrrrr- Just So Scrappy
Ribbons and gems - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Mr and mrs

Here is a card I have made using Stampin UP  punches and flower stamps ,wow powders and various embossing folders.the stunning tiny pearls are from Meiflower crafts
Tracey x

A Blue Christmas .....

...card. My card today uses mostly the colour blue, I even made blue poinsettias.

Image _ TEDDYBEA_249 - Coloured in Photoshop
Image - TEDDYBO_ 219 (did you spot him, take a closer look at the stamp LOL!)
Papers - A Majestic Christmas - J. Billingsley at Sweet Shoppe
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Die-namics Photo Corners Dies
Marianne Creatables LR0142 Poinsettias Die
Ribbon, Jingle bells, pearl hearts and gems - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Monday, 26 November 2012

Satin Ribbon Flowers and Gift box with cards

I have had a few people asking me about the satin ribbon flowers I have been using on some of my recent cards. Unfortunately, due to this being a busy time of year for Craft shows etc., Mei hasn't had time to get them loaded up to the online store. If you would like to purchase some, then all you need to do is contact the store either by email -
or telephone - 0161 790 3292
just explain what you are after and they will sort it out for you.

Here's a little gift box I made, it contains four Christmas cards and envelopes.

Image - Winkies Snow Days Wishes - Sassy Cheryl at Paper Creator
Kraft card - Anna Marie Designs
Papermania - Snowflakes embossing folder - rubbed over with antique white ink pad.
All printed papers - Peppermint Patty - Crazy 4 monograms
Snowflakes - X cut punch
Ribbons, buttons, pearls, gems and snowman charm - Meiflower
Stick Pin, and string - Stash

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Friday, 23 November 2012

Wedding invitation and card

Today we have a couple more samples I made for Mei using the lush Satin ribbon flowers.

Paper made using a Damask overlay from My Grafico
Border die - Joy Crafts - Daisy Border
Heart - Nellie Snellen MFD022 Hearts
Foliage - Memory Box - Chloe stem
Ribbon, Burgundy pearls, Diamant√© wedding rings, ribbon flowers - Meiflower

Pearl card blank and lilac pearl paper - Stash
Tim Holtz three windows, movers and shapers die
Wedding invitation wording - silver peel-off
EK success swirl edge border punch
Ribbon, gems and flowers - Meiflower

Colette xx

Thursday, 22 November 2012


Thought I would pop by and show you another card.
I've used a D'Arcy's Diaries image, coloured in Photoshop and quite a few dies for the borders, flower, leaves and Celebrate word. the beautiful pale watery blue polka dot ribbon, large pearl in flower centre and small pearls dotted along the borders are all from Meiflower

Colette xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Gorgeous Ribbon Flowers

Meiflower have recently stocked some gorgeous new satin ribbon flowers and Mei asked me to do her some samples for the shows. These are two of the cards I made, there will be a couple of wedding cards later in the week.

The image, papers and spotty flowers all came from a kit called Baby Mine Girl which comes from Crazy 4 Monograms, the foliage is from a couple of Marianne dies and the buttons, ribbon and gorgeous ribbon flowers are from Meiflower.

This was a really quick card to make, using an image and papers from Nitwits Bundle of joy kit, once again the ribbon, gems and ribbon flower is from Meiflower

The flowers come in a wide variety of colours, but I don't think they've been loaded up onto the store yet as they are busy travelling around the country to all the craft shows at the moment. If you would like some just phone your order through and tell them what you are after.

Colette xx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A Christmas Snow bear

Today I have another Christmas card to show you.

I have used a Teddy Bo digital image, which I coloured in Photoshop, and added some of Meiflower's gorgeous metallic edged ribbon, and a single lilac gem in the middle of the big snowflake.

Colette xx

Monday, 19 November 2012

Reindeer Pull

I love the image on this card, it reminds me of a Labrador dog we had when I was younger who used to drag you around, whenever you tried to take him for a walk LOL!

The card was made from a Paper Creator kit, called Reindeer Pull, I added some jingle bells to the sentiment panel, tied together with silver metallic cord, and placed some Cats eyes Dazzlers along the pink paper strip. The Dazzlers, cord and bells are all from Meiflower

(The Dazzlers aren't actually called Dazzlers, I don't think Mei has given them a name, but that's what my friends and I call them. They are not on the website yet so if you wanted some you would have to email or telephone your order through and ask for them, they come in Square, Rectangle, heart and circle shapes too.)

Thanks for Stopping by,
Colette xx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Winkies Snowday Wish

I love the gorgeous wide gingham ribbon from Meiflower, it comes in both red and green and at this time of year is perfect for your Christmas cards.
Here's an easel card I made using the green gingham ribbon and some gems from Meiflower.

Image - Winkies Snow day wish - Sassy Cheryl @ Paper Creator
All papers - Falala - Dani Mogstad - Designs by Dani
Large snowflakes - Marianne Creatables dies
Small Snowflakes X-cut punch
Gingham ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Colette xx

Monday, 12 November 2012

bugaboo card

Hi all
 Here is a card i have made .it is part of a gift set [full details on my blog dated  12/11/12 ]
leaf and heart dies...memory box
papers..tim holtz
flower ....spellbinders die
pearls ,ribbon ,gems,pearl buckle.........meiflower crafts
tracey x

Friday, 9 November 2012

deco set 2

hi all
Here is a gift set using the papermania deco papers and decoupage ...i have used the fab new pleated ribbon flowers and gems and ribbons  from meiflower crafts

tracey x

deco set 1

Hi all
here is a gift set i ghave made using the papermania deco decoupage pack...The ribbons,pleated flowers and gems are all from meiflower crafts
tracey x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Hark the Herald Angels

Today I have a couple of cards to show you using the gorgeously sparkly angel wings from Meiflower.

Digital stamp – Leah angel – coloured digitally.
Digital Papers – Holly Jolly – Lliella- 
Sentiment – Computer generated 
Martha Stewart border punch 
Ribbons, brown gems and angel charm - Meiflower

Digital Papers – Happy Holidays – 
Wording computer generated 
Ribbon, Angel charm and Angel wings – Meiflower

Colette xx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Primitive Christmas Tree

Here's a quick card I made using a Ready to Print kit from Paper Creator, the kit comes with the backing papers, sized to fit a 6 x 6 inch card blank, topper with optional pyramage, a variety of sentiments and a matching box and envelope, so all you need to provide is a card blank and embellishments.

Kit used - Primitive Christmas Tree - Paper Creator
Kraft card blank and matching envelope
Spare Kraft card
Border - Nellie Snellen MFD023 Border 2
Ribbon and Charm - Meiflower

I printed out the matching envelope front, cut off the top flap and attached it to the Kraft envelope with double sided tape.

Back tomorrow,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Teddy and Mickey

I have two cards to show you today, my latest Teddy Bo DT card and a birthday card I made for my gorgeous grandson Charlie who is celebrating his first birthday today.

Image - TEDDYBEA_242 - which I coloured using Photoshop
Papers - Daydream - Scrapflower/MSA Collab
Ribbon, gems and create, wish and inspire charms - Meiflower

Here's the card I made for Charlie, I haven't been too well, with a chest infection for the last couple of days, and haven't done any crafting at all, so I had to put this together quickly yesterday afternoon.
Mickey Image - Google Images
Papers - Freebie found HERE 
Font - Waltograph -
Ribbon and cute baby Mickey charm - Meiflower

Thanks for popping by,
Colette xx

Saturday, 3 November 2012

One Martini, two martini.......

three martini..........Floor! I love this sentiment, and it was perfect for my friends birthday card.

Image and Martini sentiment - Martini Chicks - Designed to Delight 
as usual I've coloured it in Photoshop
Papers - Doofles - Kristen-Cronin Barrow
Grosgrain Ribbon and Laugh charm - Meiflower

I made the bow by looping the grosgrain ribbon backwards and forward and making each loop a little bigger than the last and holding it together with double sided tape, a little piece wrapped over the top finished it off.
The little swizzle stick tucked behind the sentiment was made using a jewellery making eye pin, and some small beads, with the charm dangling from the 'eye'

Colette xx

Monday, 29 October 2012

Glittery Wonderland

Today I have a card to show you made up quickly from a ready to print kit, which I think are perfect when you want to make a card but don't have a lot of time, or don't really feel like colouring an image, choosing papers and designing a layout, but just want to get on with the cutting, sticking and embellishing LOL!

Kit - Glittery Wonderland - Paper Creator
Whimsy snowflake die
Organza, metallic edged ribbon and gems - Meiflower
Quickie glue pen and Glamour dust

I laid the metallic edged ribbon over the organza ribbon, then added a piece of ribbon through the knot of my bow before I tightened it.

Colette xx

new home card

Hi all
Here is a new home  card i have made using the fabulous key charm from meiflower crafts ..the image is from ladies that craft
tracey x

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Hot Stuff!

Meiflower is now stocking some absolutely gorgeous flowers, they are made from satin ribbon, with a diamant√© in the centre and come in a whole range of colours, black, white, cream, pink, blue, lilac, purple, burgundy and red. I have used a few on my card today, although the photo doesn't do them justice. They won't be on the website yet, but if you would like some just email or telephone your order.

Image - wonderlandstamps_026_lace - coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Tutu cute - Crazy-4-monograms
Word art - Naughty 2 - Bethany Harty
Punch - Martha Stewart Deep Edge Blossom Eyelet
Swirl - Memory Box - Whimsical Flourish (folded back on itself)
Nesting Lace Circle die - Lifestyle
Ribbon flowers and gems - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

christmas card

Hi all
Here is a christmas cardi have made using molly bloom stamps and papers.look how cute those little pegs from meiflowr crafts look holding up the stockings....
tracey x

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Two more from me!

It's either all or nothing with me, no in between LOL! Today I have two more cards to show you.

I thought this image was perfect for all those stroppy, it's all about me! teens we know and love LOL!

Image - Darcy's Diaries_066 - coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Kajolica - Sassy Designs Inc.
Wordart - Attitude 12 - Bethany Hart
Ribbons - Meiflower

Image - TEDDYBEA_234 - coloured in Photoshop
Papers, Frame, Fancy mat - If the Crown Fits - Crazy-4-Monograms
Punched border - EK success Arch scallop border punch
Ribbon, Gems and charm  - Meiflower

I used glamour dust and my quickie glue pen to add glitter to the swirly lines on the frame and stuck little AB gems over the dots. 
The frame is raised with a layer of foam pads, then Bea's feet are glued flat with a little tacky glue, there is a single foam pad under her legs then a double layer under her body and head, and then a small single pad under each of the balloons, where they rest on the frame, so Bea really does look like she is leaning out of the frame.

Colette xx

anniversary card

Here is an anniversary card using meiflower grosgrain ribbon and gems....the heart is a die by memory box .
tracey x

Monday, 22 October 2012

Angel wings

Today I have a couple of cards to show you using Meiflower's fabulous new Angel Wings, and as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month my first card is in honour of the many women who have fought this particular battle.

I made the letters up in Photoshop, printed them out, cut around them and attached 
them to the card with foam pads.
Papers - Just a Minute - fay-ette designs
Digital stitching - freebies no longer available
Ribbon, gems, angel wings and ribbon of hope charm - Meiflower

My second is a friendship card, I love the sentiment and I thought the angel wings were the perfect embellishment to go with it.

Papers - Pink Florale paper pack - Mindy Terasawa
Tonic Doily Circle die
Ribbon, angel wings and gem - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by
Colette xx

Friday, 19 October 2012


Here is a card I put together after buying the sentiment earlier in the year (because it made me smile) and then coming across the Zombie digital stamp a week or two ago. I thought the axe charm from Meiflower was the perfect finishing touch, and I love the new Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon and just had to use it too.

Image - Bubzombie - Just Inklined  - coloured in Photoshop
Word art - Graphicat
Papers - Thrills and Chills - Crazy 4 Monograms
Grosgrain polka dot ribbon and axe charm - Meiflower

Thanks for looking,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


Here's a card using a charm, gems and glitzy bits(don't know the proper name) from Meiflower. The charm has the word wish engraved on it, and Meiflower also have some others with inspire, create, laugh and love on. They are perfect for a finishing touch to all kinds of cards.
On this card I added a split ring to the wish charm and dangled it from the bottom of the butterfly's wing. I added the gorgeously sparkly glitzy bits either side of the flowers (photo doesn't do them jusice) and used black metallic cord to make the butterfly's antennae, a couple of black gems to the butterflies bodies and a tiny gem in the centres of the flowers were the perfect finishing touches.

Image - TEDDYBOBEA_143_Light - coloured in Photoshop
Kraft card - Anna Marie Designs - picked up at Craft show
Papers - A Spring Thing - Manda Bean and Christy Lyle
Butterfly die - CC Designs Butterflies
Flowers - X-cut punches
Wish charm , black metallic cord, gems and glitzy bits - Meiflower