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'

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 ,Wags and Whiskers 'Sparkle' challenge and Totally Papercrafts 'Holidays'
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'

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

I am also entering the Allsorts 'Free and Easy' Challenge

I have also taken part in 'Make it Monday'

I am entering this card into Crafts and Me Challenge 'Anything Goes'

Thanks for stopping by,

Colette x.