Thursday, 22 June 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