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

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Thirty Years, Old & New

Celebrating 30 years of happiness

Been busy lately and now getting behind with my blogging again. I'm now at the end of August instead of up to date with September. Have one more to go for August, so will try and get that one up some time this week.

I'm showing a card I did for friends of ours who have recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. I just fell in love with this stamp set and the Detailed Floral thinlits and new straightaway what I would do with them.

As you can see it's made with all new products from the 16-18 catalogue except for the crochet trim which I must admit I bought years ago and think I've only used once or twice and yes that is the old.I felt when I sent it it was lovely but now I look again I'm not so sure about the trim and feel I should have used something else, but not sure what.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Emerald Envy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Emerald Envy
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Wild About Flowers
Punches: Classic Label
Thinlits: Detailed Floral
Ribbon: Crochet Trim Victoria (retired)
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Circle of Spring meets Butterfly Basics

Friends Mean So Much

Friends are the people we go to every time we want to share something, be it happy or sad.  Some friends are not seen so often as others but we know they are still there for us.

This is a card I made a few weeks ago for one of my friends, I felt summery when I did it so used light and bright colours.  Die cutting the wreath was so easy using the Wonderful Wreath die. I also did the initial stamping of the wreath with VersaMark and gold embossing powder instead of the the usual black, I think it makes it look softer.

Don't forget the Autumn-Winter catalogue comes out in 5 days, and it's got lots of amazing new products.  I'm at the stage of still wanting everything all at once and don't know what to  order first. I think I've got it down and then a light bulb moment and I want to go and change it all again, just too many choices!!!

The materials used are:
Ink: VersaMark
Markers: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Card stock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Circle Of Spring
Embossing powder: Gold
Framelits: Wonderful Wreath
Ribbon: Taffeta So Saffron (retired)
Accessories: Non SU Gems

Will be back again soon with more cards
Love Annette x

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Our Little Princess

Just Love the Princess Years

Well it's nearly time for Lily-Mae to put away the princess years but hopefully we'll get a couple more out of her as she has a sister just a year younger than her, even though she's not to much the princess type, she prefers to dig holes, a bit of boxing and generally get up to mischief. Is it just me or do children grow up a lot faster these days 

The card was surprisingly easy to make with the Sliding Star framelits along with the new foam adhesive strips. The only mistake I made was to do it in normal whisper white card stock instead of the thick card.

I took my time getting the Heard from the Heart stamp set and then it retired without me using it that much at the time, but it just seemed the right sentiment for this card so I pulled it out of mothballs along with the Little Princess set and I must admit Lily-Mae loved her card.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White 
Card Base: NSU
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, VersaMark
Markers: Marina Mist, Pool Party, Rose Red, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Soft Sky, 
Stamp Sets: Little Princess (retired), Heard From The Heart (retired), Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Shooting Star
Embossing Powder: Clear
Embossing Folders: Lucky Stars
Punches: Washi Label (retired)
Framelits: Sliding Star
Accessories: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella
Matting: card base 5 x 7, first mat 45/8 x 65/8, second mat 41/2 x 61/2

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Good old Days

Steam was the Dream

Oh for the good ole days, when things seemed cheaper and life was slower, or do we just think that now. I loved the old steam trains and tramcars. (I'm not that old Glasgow was one of the last places to get rid of the tramcars as far as I know) but I loved going on them as a child with my Granny. If she were still with us she would have been turning 102 next week.

I'm never quite sure what to do for men when it comes to cards, so this is what I came up with for a friend of ours who's birthday was yesterday. Just hope he likes trains (especially the steam variety). I love using the new layering framelits, there really great and I've now got them all I think.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Early expresso, Tangerine Tango
DSP: Naturals (retired)
Ink: Early Expresso, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Sets: Party With Cake, Traveller
Framelits: Large Numbers, Layering Ovals
Accessories: Candy Dots (retired), Wink of Stella

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Friday, 5 August 2016

Keeping it Simple

Banners & Stars

Just back from a great weekend with my younger son in Plymouth.  Love going there and catching up with him and his wife.  They've bought their own house and are now waiting for the exchange date and keys before moving in.  Life is so good for him now, but we miss him loads.

I felt like having a change for this card and decided to use my Bigshot for most of the card and this is what I came up with. I used the stars from the PBC set to create my own dsp and was quite pleased with the result. I teamed this up with basic card stock for the banner and the In Color DSP stack for the star. I also stamped the birthday before doing the embossing on the main part of the card.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Dapper Denim
DSP: In Colors 16-18
Ink: Dapper Denim
Stamp Sets: Endless Birthday Wishes, Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Embossing Folders: Lucky Stars
Framelits: Banners, Stars
Thinlits: Hello You
Accessories: Basic Rhinestone

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Rose Garden meet Timeless Love

Happy Anniversary 

Hi, we went away for the weekend and as we left I dropped a card of to friends of ours who were celebrating their anniversary on Saturday.  Hope they had a lovely day, whatever they did.

Below is the card I made for them, I'm still trying to use up a lot of old stash so sorry about all the retired products used, I know there is current product that can be just as effective. The card is quite an easy one to make and goes together well.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Card Base: NSU
DSP: Watercolour Wonder (retired)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, VersaMark
Stamp Sets: Timeless Love
Embossing Powder: Clear
Embossing Folders: Woodgrain
Thinlits: Rose Garden
Ribbon: Taffeta So Saffron (retired)
Accessories: Iced Rhinestones (retired)

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x