Friday, 20 January 2017

Grateful Bunch meets Rose Wonder

For Someone Special
I am still trying to use DSP and ribbon as I have a cupboard full and don't usually tend to go for it, but one of my NEW YEAR resolutions was to try, so here goes.  It's handy to have old DSP as a lot of the main colours are not included in up to date DSP, they tend to be the new colours.
This card was made for someone I've known now for a few years and really enjoy being with so wanted a nice bright happy card, as she brightens my life up when I see her.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: pear pizzazz, pool party, whisper white
Card Base: NSU
DSP: frosty white (retired), sycamore street (retired)
Ink: pool party, rich razzleberry, tangerine tango, versa mark
Stamp Sets: grateful bunch, rose wonder
Embossing Powder: pool party (retired)
Punches: blossom bunch
Framelits: secret garden (retired)
Thinlits: rose garden
Ribbon: ruffled (retired)
Accessories: basic pearls

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Three Cheers!!

Hip Hip Hooray

Well our eldest Grandson has a birthday again and it makes me feel really old, so far as to say, this is his last year as a teenager. But I must admit he has grown up more this year than any other which makes me so proud to say Happy Birthday Kieran.

I had no idea what I was going to do for his card this year so I just put my hand into the dies box and out popped the party pop up die and this is what I came up with, hope you like it. You could change the dsp background for a more up to date one.

The materials used are:
Card stock: emerald envy, glimmer paper (retired) Whisper white thick, whisper white
DSP: it’s my party (retired)
Stamp set: starburst sayings
Thinlits: party pop up
Punch: classic label

Accessories: rhinestones NSU

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Flourish meets Birthday Blooms

Happy New Year to You All

Well it's been a while and I have no real excuse for it except that with being really busy this last few months I cased most of my christmas cards and so didn't put them up as they belonged to other people. (Lost my mojo for a while).
Here's the first showing for this year and I hope you like it.  It's so easy to do with next to no work involved as its nearly all die cutting.

The materials used are:
Card stock: sweet sugarplum,whisper white, wild wasabi 
Card base: NSU
Ink: sweet sugarplum
Embossing folder: elegant dots
Framelits: layering ovals
Thinlits: flourish
Stamp set: birthday blooms
Ribbon: ruched
Accessories: sequin trim

Will be back again soon with more cards
Love Annette x

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Spooky Birthday

Halloween Birthday Girl

I made this themed card for my Daughter-Inlaw this year as her birthday is 31st October. Unfortunately quite a lot of it is made with retired stock but I wanted to use the old DSP from the 13-15 catalogue because I liked the pattern.  I bought the spider webs to use as doily type backgrounds but didn't get round to using them when they were in the Catalogue so thought I try one on this card.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Coastal Cabana (retired), Whisper White
DSP: In Colors 13-15 (retired)
Ink: Coastal Cabana (retired), VersaMark
Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs (retired)
Embossing Powder: Clear
Embossing Folders: Sparkle
Framelits: Layering Circles, Lots of Labels
Accessories:Spider Webs (retired)

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 10 October 2016

Wedding Wonder

Old And New Together

Today it's a wedding card created for my Niece and her now new husband. I CASed it from a video Wendy Krause has on Utube using different colours and ribbon.  Then did the inside slightly different and made a little pouch for the present.  They are now in Orlando for their honeymoon as they are both crazy about Disney.  Hope they have a fantastic time there.

Sorry about the fact a lot of it is retired stock now but I'm sure you could substitute the old for new and make it slightly different.

Unfortunately I missed the inside of the front part of the card and that is where to the left of the sentiment I have placed to small hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set.

The materials used are:
Inks: Card Stock: Pool Party, Whisper White
DSP: In Colors 11-13 (retired)
Ink: Pool Party, VersaMark
Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases
Embossing Powder: Clear
Punches: Itty Bitty Accents (retired), Modern Label (retired)
Framelits: Sweet & Sassy
Thinlits: Flourish
Ribbon: Sycamore Street (retired)
Accessories: Bakers Twine (retired), Basic Rhinestones

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 3 October 2016

Sunshine Wishes meets a little Flourish

Sunshine Wishes with a Flourish

I enjoyed making this card, tried some block watercoloring and thought it went quite well, teamed this up with the Sunshine Wishes thinlits and a bit of playful backgrounds, then finished with the Happy Birthday.  Felt it needed a little more so gave it a bit of a background using the Flourish thinlits and DSP. Just hope my Aunt liked it.

I'm keeping out of the way at the moment as there are workmen in and I no longer have a kitchen, yippee no cooking for at least 2 weeks, heaven!!!

Hoping to make a good start on my Christmas cards, just waiting for Mr Ups to arrive on Thursday, will do a couple of birthday cards in the mean time, when I'm not out to lunch that is.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Peekaboo Peach, Watercolor Paper
Card Base: NSU
DSP: 2016 In Colors
Markers: Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Sets: Playful Backgrounds, Sunshine Sayings
Embossing Powder:
Embossing Folders:
Punches: Tree Builder, Triple Banner
Thinlits: Flourish, Sunshine Wishes
Ribbon: Burlap

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Clear Block D, sequins (from Watercolor Wonder kit)

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 19 September 2016

Swirly Scribbles Quick And Easy

Birthday Boy Swirly Scribbles

Well it's been a while again, soooo busy don't know where the time's going but it is!!

I've missed placed the last card for August at the moment, so here's the first for September.  It was made weeks ago for my son who's birthday was on the 3rd. We went to see him for the weekend as he's in the navy and lives in Plymouth. Oops!! I've just realised I should have shown my grand daughters first as hers was the 2nd.  Will do that one next.

Found this card very easy to do and it was really quick as well. Apart from the Happy Birthday it was all done on the bight.  I used my score board for the lines down the left-hand side, but I don't think they show up very well in this photo (sorry).

Getting back to the weekend of his Stuart's birthday, it was a bit of a washout on the Saturday so we went to the Aquarium for a couple of hours in the afternoon and then went to the Lockyer pub for a birthday meal in the evening with his wife's family, followed with a couple of hours playing snooker at their local club.

Just had a lightbulb moment and realised I can use the Stampin Up' colours for the text by going to the HTML view and changing the codes.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
Card Base: NSU
DSP: Black Glimmer Paper (retired)
Ink: Emerald Envy
Stamp Sets: Starburst Sayings
Framelits: Layering Circles
Thinlits: Swirly Scribbles, Relationship (NSU)
Accessories: Scoreboard

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x