Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Halloween Altered Art Project

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well and enjoying Autumn as much as I am.  I found these microslide holders on the 'Imagination Crafts'   website and used some Halloween downloads from  'Made by Janet'.  I also used Inkadinadoo Halloween stamps and some MME 'Blackbird' paper.  All papers used were off course distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink by Tim Holtz. Apologies for the poor lighting. I am entering this into the Grungy Monday Challenge

Colette x.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Craft Fair Prep!

Hello Everyone,

My friend and I have decided to try to make a bit of crafting money this year by taking part in a local Christmas Craft Fair.

Here are a few samples of  fabric baubles and cones and a few of the cards we are in the process of making.  I also make little paper heart gift bags.  The patterns from the baubles, cones and giftbags are from Tilda's Christmas Ideas by Tone Finnanger.  It is a gorgeous book and I want to make everything!
 The paper for the little gift bags is from http://www.pinkpetticoat.co.uk/index.php and the pompom trims, lace and jingle bells are http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/, fabric is from Pelenna Patchworks.co.uk
The Christmas trees are decopatched ( The Decopatch Place ) and glittered.

Colette x.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Anything but a card

Hi Everyone,

I have made these flower brooch/hairclips for a fair I am going to on Saturday.  I thought I would also enter them into this weeks Allsorts challenge 'Anything but a Card' http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/.

They have been made from scraps and super sticky contact tape (the red liner sheets) and the roses are from wired ribbon

Bye for now,

Colette x.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Commenting on other peoples blogs, aaargh!!!

Hi Everyone,

I don't know if anyone else is having problems signing into their google accounts when they are commenting on other peoples blogs?  I have been so frustrated for the last week or 2 as I can't leave comments on everyones blog that I would like to.  I want to say a particular apology to Lisa-Jane, I hope you are reading this!  You leave so many lovely comments for me and I can't do the same for you. 

I am not very techno savvy but it seems I can leave comments where there is a Name/Url option if I am asked to sign in to my google account I just keep encountering problems.

Anyone know anything about this let me know please,


Colette x.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

I've started early for a change!

Hi Everyone,

This is a card I have made to get me kick started with my Christmas Cards.  I have used Dreamweaver stencil and Bronze embossing paste for the main topper on the card and sprinkled it with Martha Stewart 'orange sorbet' glitter while it was still wet.  I distressed the edges of the topper with a combination of Vintage Photo and Spun Sugar Distress Inks and then mounted this on to Garnet cardstock.

 The Reindeer is a grungeboard element which I inked, sanded, stamped, embossed and distressed.  The stamp is a snowflake stamp but I am not sure which collection it's from.  The gingham paper is from craftwork cards and the ribbon is a scrunched paper ribbon which I got on ebay forever ago, I knew I would use it someday! 
I am entering it into the Make it Monday Challenge http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/. ,Wags and Whiskers 'Sparkle' challenge http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/2011/08/challenge-60-sparkly.html and Totally Papercrafts 'Holidays' http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/.
Hope you are all having a nice week,

Colette x.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Vintage Crazy!

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to share a card a created tonight, I just love this little girl, she looks so sweet.  It comes from a printable download called 'retro squares' I bought on Etsy from 'madebyjanet'.  I swear I want one of everything she sells, lol!  The paper is Cosmo Cricket 'Something New', the laser cut paper is from pinflair, the 'Congratulations' stamp and green crystals were from a Hero Arts stamp set and the rose I made with cheap lining cut into circles and synged with a heat gun.  I used a paper rose from Wild Orchid in the centre and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Old Lace.  The ditsy floral fabric was a scrap I had lying around!

I would like to enter this into this weeks Polka Doodles Challenge 'English Country Garden' http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2011/07/week-30-challenge-in-english-country.html

It's a slight cheat in that I have used 2 patterned papers and a fabric as opposed to 3 different patterned papers but I would also like to enter the 'Shabby Tea Room'  'Mix and Match' challenge as well http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/

I am also entering the Allsorts 'Free and Easy' Challenge  http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have also taken part in 'Make it Monday' http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/

I am entering this card into Crafts and Me Challenge 'Anything Goes' http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by,

Colette x.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Pretty in Pink

  A card for my Auntie from my Mum, I hope she likes it!  I have used gold embossed vellum (have it too long to remember where it's from), my beloved grosgrain, pearl stick pin and flower from Wild Orchid.  The sentiment is Craftwork Cards,

I would like to enter this card into the http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/
'Buttons and Bows' challenge.

And the http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ Ribbon challenge.

Thanks for looking,

Colette x.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Wedding Card


Just a quick post to share a card with you.  I have made it for a friend of a friend on her Wedding Day.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid, I just love her range of paper flowers, they are stunning. I have used a cream pearlescent card stock and some gold mirri (something I rarely use but can come in very handy for these occasions).

Have a good day,

Colette x.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Another Birthday!

Hi Everyone,

Just coming down after a manic day of hosting my little Charlotte's 6th Birthday party.  The only time my kids get to drink fizzy stuff!  It was a great day and as always on my daughters birthday the sun shone.  Everyone seemed to have fun.  The card is from her brother.  I have also included a frame I did a while ago with scraps of silk.  This is us when my son was born.  I hate photographs of me but I just love the closeness of this little shot.  I think the Happy Birthday paper is Bo Bunny, I also used Cart-Us glittered alphabet stickers and some grosgrain ribbon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Colette x.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Frame revamp

Hi Everyone,

I revamped this plain old photo frame with some Vintage Decor papers from Calico Crafts and some gardenia's from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I distressed the paper with some rock candy stickles and inked the flowers to coordinate with the papers.  I also sealed the paper with Mod Podge.


 Thanks for looking,


Friday, 20 May 2011

Monocrome and Polka Doodles Challenge

It is such a long time since I have posted properly so I am back with a card that I am entering into 2 challenges, hope you like it.

For the Polka Doodles challenge http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2011/05/week-19-challenge-menu-choice.html  I chose turquoise, ribbon and fairies and gemstones.  The second challenge is for The Shabby Tea Room 'Monocrome' challenge. http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/

The products used are all Elusive Images but since they are now relaunched as Chocolate Baroque I am not sure if any of the products are still available.

I have also used irridescent glitter on the wings and toadstool,  I am not a big glitter girl but sometimes it is just essential!

Colette x.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A fab site you might like!

Hello Everyone,

It's the lazy blogger here, the one who never 'gets round to posting' these days.  I plan to rectify that but in the meantime I wanted to share a link to Ikea Hackers http://www.ikeahackers.net/search/label/craft.  If you have already discovered it I am sure you love it as much as I do.  If you haven't and you love to 'alter' stuff I urge you to check it out,

Colette x.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

AndySkinner.org: Its Time!

Check out this link for a fantastic competition with amazing prizes!!! AndySkinner.org: Its Time!: "The stamps are in the shops, so to celebrate it’s …Competition Time!Details of where you can purchase my stamps can be found HereThe wo..."