Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Design challenge and a new bedroom!

What better way to be creative than to combine a challenge and revive what has become a sad bedroom.  We are planning to sell our house soon, so the obligatory 'lick of paint' started in earnest a few weeks ago.  Our bedroom was the most in need and is still a work in progress but so much better than before.  I went shopping last weekend to my favourite house nik-nak shop.  It occured to me that I could probably make some of the things I was lusting after, so off  I went to buy some blank canvasses.  This is my first one.  It started out as napkin art and developed into something totally different but I have to say I am glad.  It reminded me that I have artistic ability, something I seem to overlook these days with all that life throws at us.  I used some delicious Julia Andrus acrylic paints, some mica sprays, bubblewrap to print with and a gorgeous crafters workshop stencil.  A collage I suppose, it was great fun because I freed myself from being too restrained and just let it happen.  I am entering it into the stampman design challenge 'Anything Goes' and 'Canvas' with a prize sponsored by

Thanks for looking

Colette x.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Mojo missing!

I have been really struggling for days now to be creative, I suppose just doing is being creative but I haven't been happy with much of what I have done.  It just wasn't 'me'.  Tonight was the first card or in fact anything that I have made in days that I am happy to share.  I love the colours and feel happy with the end result.  Mind you with the combo of Elusive Images stamps and backing paper and Zva Creative pearls a girl can't go wrong,

Thanks for stopping by,

Colette x.

Saturday, 10 July 2010


I made this card for this week challenge at polkadoodles, the theme is Summer.  I love nautical colours in everything and have been wanting a reason to use these paper straws that I bought for my sons birthday.  They are so retro and I had loads left over.  I squashed and rolled them to make the lollypops/flowers and tied two together for the side of the card.  The stamp is from the Daisy Doodles stamp plate from Polka Doodles.  Thanks for looking,

Colette x.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Better late than never!

I can't believe the first week of the school holidays has gone.  I love having the kids at home, mornings are much more relaxed!  I am really going to make the most of this Summer because my son James goes to nursery this September and I really see him growing up.  I would like to keep them babies forever, I think!  Anyway back to crafting.  My start of point for this card came from a design challenge on the .  I ran out of time to submit my design but I liked the sketch.  I really wish I could get better at taking photographs!

Thanks for looking,


Thursday, 8 July 2010


I love the idea of making tags for gift bags that can double as a card, here are 2 that I made.  The first using mesh ribbon which I twisted to make a flower, the second uses gold leaf on and an image from a cd  on acetate and a little glimmer chip and a white rub-on.

Thanks for looking,

Colette x.


Friday, 2 July 2010

A little framed mirror

Hello there,

I made this possibly to put in my daughters room, its not a very practical mirror but then she is only 4, its more for decorative purposes.  I just love the colours of the Amy butler papers which I tore and patched together onto a cardboard base with Modge Podge and then sealed with another coat.  The little bit of bling is of course courtesy of  Zva Creative and some faux stitching from an Elusive Images stamp.  The butterfly is a Glimmer chip as is the little bird which I glittered on the sticky side with Martha Stewart glitter in Limeade (just love the names of all the colours).  The velvet ric-rac completes it.  I am submitting this to the design challenge, this weeks challenge is 'Decorative Item' and 'Things with Wings'.

Thanks for looking,

Colette x.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Miss Evie

I am loving Miss Evie, I can think of so many different looks she could have, I just think she looks really funky.  I decided to break out the glitter for this card.  I just wish I had cut her like a die cut with a white border as her little arms and the flower were a bit tricky but once you've started you have to keep going!

Thanks for looking, enjoy your day,

Colette x.