Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Feeling Groggy!

Well I have been over the weekend, but much better now!

Here's a card I made using ribbons, buttons, cord and a charm all from Meiflower.

Image TB_042 - Coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Bad Sass - Sassy Designs
Silver Card Candy
Satin ribbon, Grosgrain ribbon, buttons, black cord and Fleur de lys charm - Meiflower

I use wide satin ribbon across the card front overlaid with black grosgrain, then I slid black cord under the grosgrain and through the buttonholes. pulled them tight and tied into a knot adding a charm to one before knotting.

Colette xx

Monday, 30 July 2012

A Quiet Moment and Vintage Hat IV

I am the Featured Designer over at the Jacksons Digital Expressions blog this week and was lucky enough to have been given some images to play with. Here are a couple of cards made with AQuiet Moment and Vintage Hat IV.

Image - A quiet moment - Fine Arts by Robert Jackson
Papers - Bailey - Sassy Designs
Wordart - Freebie - Create with TLC
Grosgrain ribbons, buttons and cord - Meiflower

Image - Vintage hat IV - Fine arts by Robert Jackson
Papers - Royalty - Sassy Designs
Wordart - Freebie - Create with TLC
Border - Memory Box - Meridian Border
Gems, Grosgrain Ribbon, Diamant√© oval buckle - Meiflower

Thanks for popping in,
Colette xx

christmas gift bag

Hi all
here is a bag i made for my DT project at make it monday.The plain white bag i altered was from papermania,
I used meiflower ribbons,snowflake charm,pearls and pearls buckles....The image is from scrapbook sisters
tracey x

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Here is a card I made for the latest D'Arcy's Diaries challenge, which is Monochromatic, I struggled a bit, but think it turned out OK in the end.

Image DD_02 - My Heart
Papers - Grayscale - Sassy Designs
Wordart - Moments in Time - My Memories
Swirl #4- Joy Crafts die
Flowers - Scalloped Posie - Memory Box
Silver pearls and ribbon - Meiflower 

Colette xx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

me to you

I have been trying to use up all that free stash we all get from mags and that sits in a drawer for ages,so here is a little cutie using me to you stuff.....i added ribbon and pearls from meiflower for a quick cute card

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Guitar man, or should that be bear!

It's my hubby's birthday today, and here is the card I made for him, he is having guitar lessons at the mo, so the image was perfect.

Image TB_042 
Papers - Musical - Sassy Designs
Sizzix circle die
String, Buttons and guitar charm - Meiflower

Colette xx


here are my latest cards ,i have been playing with tim holtz inks and i came up with these two cards ,I have used meiflowers fantastic organza ribbon for the perfect finishing touch
tracey x

Friday, 20 July 2012

Another Christmas Card

My second Christmas card of the year, I kept my layout quite simple and dillied it up with lots of Meiflower gems, adding them to the centres of the snowflakes on the background paper and decorating my die cut snowflake with them too.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

A few cards.....

....that I have had published in the latest issue of Creative Stamping magazine, all ribbons, gems and charms are from Meiflower.

Colette xx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

a few more cards

hi all
I have  created these two cards in the last few days all using meiflower crafts  pearls and  ribbons
tracey x

Thursday, 12 July 2012

my card in cardmaking and papercraft mag

Hi all
I was chuffed to see my card on the letters page of this weeks cardmaking and papercraft mag
it is the vintage brown one featuring desire flouire's dressmaking digi and meiflower crafts sizzors and measuring tape charms
tracey x


Thought I would show you my easel card using one of my favourite images, I love fantasy type images, fairies, unicorns, mermaids etc., and couldn't resist using this image again.

I think I may have gone a little over the top with the embellies and bling, but I'm still pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

I used lots of dies to make swirls, flowers, seashells, a punched border, glitter, gems and pearls and did something a bit fancy with my ribbon, then decided I should stop there LOL!

Image - DD_32 with bubbles
Papers - Always There - Eve Kipler
Large circle - Lifestyle nesting lace circles die
Flourish - Freemont Crest - Memory Box dies
Swirl - Die-namics Fancy Flourish
Rolled Roses - Marianne Designs Chinese Rose
Shells - Marianne designs Sea Shells
Border Punch - Martha Stewart Half daisy
Ribbons, Pearls, gems - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Quickie Christmas Cards

Here are a couple of cards I made for a Christmas in July Challenge, they are my first of the year and I decided I would make them quick and easy.

The image, wording and snowflake border were printed straight onto linen card from Paper Mill Direct, then made into a landscape A5 card. I added beautiful Crystal Cabochons to the centre of the snowflakes on the first one, and metallic silver ribbon and jingle bells to the second.
Image - TBB_137 - coloured in Photoshop
Wording - computer generated
Snowflake border - Santa and Friends - Kay Miller Designs
Cabachons, ribbon and jingle bells - Meiflower

Colette xx

A cot for Eleri

Here is a cot i have made for a litt;e one called Eleri...I used my own template ,it is a large preoject as the front panel of the box ix an A4 sheet of card !!!
I have embellieshed with ribbons,buttons and pearls from meiflower crafts.
Full details and more pics on my blog...
Tracey x

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


here is my latest card featuring tilda .The beautiful spotty satin ribbon is on offer at meiflower crafts at 25% off a 23m roll
all the pearls and ribbon is from meiflower crafts
I coloured tilda with promarkers and used dies for the leaves and flowers.the papers are from dovecraft back to basics range
tracey x

Monday, 9 July 2012

Cup of Tea?

Here are a few of my latest makes using two kits from Clipart Fairy,
Teacup Teddy and Cherish the moment.
The ribbons, gems, pearls charm, and butterflies (decorated with stick on gems) are from Meiflower.

 Teapot shaped gift box
Plate card
 14 x 17cm card
Rocker card.

More details on my blog here.

Thanks for looking,

Colette xx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

fun in the sun

Hi all
As we have had no summer ...yet I thought i would make a summery card ....
Here is a card i have made using meiflower pearls and ribbons.
The image is from the  greetings farm stamp set
The papers are by trimcraft first edition and are called up up and away.
The sentiment and edge punch are by SU.flowers are by wild orchid
tracey x

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Swirls and Pearls.........

without the swirls and only by chance having pearls LOL!

This card was made for a Swirls and Pearls mid challenge reminder over on the D'Arcy's Diaries challenge blog, but for some reason I completely forgot it was for the challenge and just did my own thing. It was only when I was adding it to the challenge post that I realised what I had done. It very nearly didn't even have pearls on it either as I was going to use gems but changed my mind at the last minute.

One of the background papers has dotty swirls all over it so they will have to count as my swirls LOL!

Image - DD_064 "Flower Girl" 
Papers - Eat Cake Digital Scrapbooking kit - Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Krystal Hartley 
Senitment - freebie - Create with TLC
Ribbon and Pearls - Meiflower

Now in real life that ribbon is a gorgeous peachy pink colour, but for some reason,whenever I use it and photograph it, it seems to look more orangey, it actually perfectly matches the colour of her dress, honest!

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Here Comes the Bride!

I made this wedding card a week or two back, but have only just had the chance to blog it, it uses some of the new wedding ribbons from Meiflower as well as a pearl heart buckle and gems.

Digi image - Here Comes the Bride - Karen's Doodles - Coloured in Photoshop
Digi Papers - Sugar Pie (retired) - K. Cronin-Barrow
Martha Stewart Punch
Sentiment - computer generated
Butterfly - Magnolia Doohickey - Swirly Butterfly
small butterflies - X cut punch
Ribbon, Pearl heart buckle and gems - Meiflower.

and if you get Papercrafting Inspirations magazine, you might just have noticed that my blog was featured on the Beautiful Blogs page, with my dotty card from a few weeks back. You may have spotted the Meiflower polka dot ribbon and cupcake charm too.

See you soon,
Colette xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


Here is a card I made for the Teddy Bo Let's Celebrate challenge, using waxed cord
and pearls from Meiflower.

Image - TB_204 - altered
Papers and Birthday Subway Art - 12 Months Birthday - Penny Springmann
Eyelets - stash
Cord and Pearls - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx

Monday, 2 July 2012

ballet card set

Hi all
 here is a card and gift bag i have nmade using meiflowers charms,pearls and ribbons.the image is from the digi doodle shop and the papers are by dovecraft tea party ranmge
tracey x

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Shabby Botanicals

Here are a couple of cards I made using the Clipart Fairy's new Shabby Botanicals Kit.

The large butterfly is a memory box die and the small one an X cut punch, I layered them up together and then decorated with tiny gems.

Shabby Botanicals - Clipart Fairy
Ribbons, pearls and gems- all Meiflower

Thanks for looking,

Colette xx