Wednesday, 29 September 2010

ABC Challenge

 I am entering this card for the ABC Toys and Crafts Challenge Inspiration  This is the picture that is to be used as inspiration,  I have picked up on the use of pink and red, a colour combo I love, and the gingham.  I have used silk to cover the Maya Road Envelope.


Bye for now,

Colette x.

Monday, 27 September 2010

I came 2nd!

Hi all,

Just a quick post to thank the Nicky and her team at for placing my card second in their design challenge:

All for now,

Colette x.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Plain and Simple


I am posting this card I made for this weeks challenge over on Allsorts, the brief being plain and simple.

I love fabric and have a huge stash of scraps from the days when I sewed a lot, I can never throw even the titchiest piece of a beautiful fabric away.  I have decided to use fabric more in my cards so here's a start.  This is one of my more recent fabric purchases and it comes from a designer called Jeanean Morrison, its called Picnic Parade.  I just love the colour combo, its so vibrant.

Hope you like it,

Colette x.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

More Halloween crafting.

I love Halloween and Autumn in general.  Its the colours mainly that appeal so when I saw this challenge I couldn't resist having a go.

It started out as a card and morphed into a little wall hanging.  I mounted the card onto a piece of grungeboard that was part of a bracket book.  I have also used some grungeboard Halloween shapes (the cats and the lantern) which I painted with black metallic paint and the pumpkins come from a Polka Doodles digi kit.  I used some Rock candy crackle paint which ended up curling the paper which I hadn't expected but it adds to the whole shabby look.  I tied on some black and white fibre to create a little hanger.

Thanks for looking,

Colette x.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Challenge Entry for Oldie But a Goodie

Morning Everyone,

I spied this challenge on Fleur's blog and decided to enter it with this card.  I made it for my daughters Birthday and it features 'Rose' from the Flower Fairies.  It just sums up my little Charlotte, very tiny and delicate and with the sweetest little nature possible! 

Colette x.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Craft desk is a mess but...

....2 posts in one day! I am on a roll so don't want to stop in case the creative juices stop flowing.  The card has been created for challenge.

The brief was to use green and or the theme of Nature.  I have combined both, I used elements from the 'Sing your Song' stamp set from Elusive Images, Cosmo Cricket papers, 2 M.S. punches (what did we do before they came along!) and a Basic Grey rub-on.

All for now,

Colette x.

Halloween card

I have created this card for the Polka Doodles challenge which is a sketch.  It was originally going to be a Christmas card, the origins of which are still on my desk.  Somehow it managed to become a Halloween card.  The cat is a grungeboard shape and is just the best halloween cat shape ever.  I painted with metallic black paint and then some stickles over the top, which kind of negated the point of using metallic paint but no matter.  I have also used an M.S. punch to create the 'ribbon' which the brief specified was not to be fabric.  The sentiment comes from a download from the website.  Three brads completed the brief, which aren't straight but hopefully they won't hold that against!

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette x.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Holding on to Summer

Although I am more of an Autumn/Winter person I am finding it hard to make the transition to more seasonal cards just yet!  I have been eyeing my Christmas stamp sets but have yet to make a start.

I like to keep a few cards on standby for Birthdays and such so I came up with this.  I love the bright cheerful papers and of course the M.S punch that never seems out of place on a card, I love the sentiment too which comes from a seemingly never ending Cosmo Cricket kit!

Bye for now,

Colette x.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Don't you just love Ikea?

I have been absent from blogging and crafting for a while now.   I have been focusing my attention on something in my life that whilst I don't want to discuss here has been a major hurdle for me.  I feel I am finally coming out the other side and can get back to having fun.  Suffice to say I have overcome a massive and I mean massive fear in my life and I feel truly excited about the future now.  If anyone following this blog has a challenge in their life that they feel is insurmountable I am here to testify that anything is possible if you believe in yourself.  I used to think that was such a corny thing to say but it really works.

Anyway back to the title of my post, I went to my beloved Ikea yesterday and bought amongst other things a set of 3 cork pot stands or whatever they're called.  I decided they would make cute little noticeboards.

I have used a range of Cosmo Cricket, Anna Griffin and BoBunny products plus some handmade grosgrain ribbon flowers and Prima pebbles.

I'll be back with a few other projects later in the week,

Thanks for still following,

Colette x.