Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Having a play

I have been busy but waiting on a camera to arrive, up to now I have been using my camcorder which doesn't take the best photographs.  I am still getting used to the new camera so forgive the still not great photographs.

I have been getting back to stamping and embossing which is what drew me to papercrafts in the first place.  I have been 'experimenting' with Maya Road chipboard hearts that I have had lurking around for ages, they are a work in progress!  I have used the Butterfly Daisy Collage stamp set from Elusive Images and a Joanna Sheen 'Wild Rose' stamp on the card and the chipboard hearts.

I also am very proud of the cardboard 3d letter that I covered with Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas which I put through my printer.  The polka dot design comes from 'Colour Burst of Fanciful things' cd rom I used my beloved Zva Creative pearl swirls to finish it off.  It will go in my daughter Charlottes room, I now have to get to work on one for my son James which he informs me must be green!

That all for now, thanks for looking,

Colette x.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Customised tin.

Following on from the theme over on  My guilty secret (instant mashed potato tin!) customised with really bright scrapbook paper and a border made using a Martha Stewart punch!

Monday, 21 June 2010

'Get Shabby' design challenge

This is my entry for the 'Get Shabby' design challenge over on  The theme really appealed to me, I hope you like what I've come up with.  I've use a vintage style photograph which I aged with some Distress inks and clear crackle glaze,  I covered a little chipboard frame with Tattered Rose crackle paint and the paper is from Anna Griffin (not current), I gathered some lace into a rosette and inked and tore the edges of a 5'' x 5'' card. A little clear gem and a pearl trinket pin completed the card.  I really loved making it.

Thanks for looking

Colette x.

Thank-you/Teachers card

I have been feeling really under the weather lately so my ability to do really detailed cards just isn't there, so I have been keeping things really simple .  I made this for my daughters teacher, I love using acetate for cards, it really makes the detail stand out.  Bo Bunny Petal Pushers combo stickers and some Japanese masking tape were used

Thanks for stopping by,

Colette x.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Touch of Creation: Blogoversary Candy!!!!#links

Touch of Creation: Blogoversary Candy!!!!#links

Blog candy link

Check out this for the blog for the chance to win some truly covetable craft stash and

Colette x.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Paper flower card

I am quite into making these paper flowers at the moment.  If  i'm honest I like instant gratification when I am making things.  They are just 3 circles (use punches or just draw around 3 objects of different sizes) and scrunch up.  The more you scrunch the better as you get that really shabby chic look.  Then just pierce the centre and use a brad to decorate.

I used paper, stamp (don't remember which collection it's from) all from, I used other little bits like the velvet ric-rac and a crystal trinket pin (which didn't come through well in the photo) from my stash.  The flower was inked around the edges and sprayed with some Tattered Angels glimmer spray.

Very simple but effective little card to make,

Thanks for looking

Colette x.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Squiggle Stamp challenge and a new blog!

Welcome to my blog, this is a new thing for me so I am still finding my feet.  To start my blog I have included a card made for the ''Birthday Best'' design challenge over on the Squiggle Stamps blog.  I used the "Daisy with Balloon" digi stamp, some Bo Bunny backing paper and Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas with a polka dot print from a Polka Doodles download and of course some bazzill cardstock. 

I hope you like it and thanks for looking,

Colette x.