Friday, 12 May 2017

Detailed Dragonfly meets Rose Garden

Sweet Sugarplum Treat

I did something I've never done before for this card. First I picked an embossing folder, then a stamp set followed by a set of dies and a pack of DSP. Laid them out on the table and low and behold this is what I created.  As I've never tried this method of card making before I was pleased with the outcome. Might try the same method for a male card next time so keep watching.

Just for a change everything is available now and in the up coming catalogue due out next month except for the DSP that will retire on 31st May.


The materials used are:
Card stock: Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Vellum
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, VersaMark
DSP: Falling in Love
Stamp sets: Dragonfly Dreams
Embossing folders: Seaside
Embossing Powders: Clear
Thinlits: Detailed Dragonfly, Rose Garden
Punches: Banner Triple
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds, Wink of Stella

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Birthday Girl

Growing Up Too Fast

Well my son's daughter has now left school and is at college having a ball.  I never know what to do for teenagers but when I saw this set I thought it would be good for both the boys and the girls. If you look back in my blog you'll see I've done one or two cards using these stamps and dies.


The materials used are:
Card Size: 41/8 x 83/8”, (10.5 x 21.3cm)
Card stock: Whisper White
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
DSP: Watercolor Wonder (retired)
Stamp sets: Custom Tee, Tie Dyed,
Embossing folders: Elegant Dots
Framelits: Layering Ovals, T-Shirt Builder
Punches: Classic Label
Ribbon: Metallic (SAB)
Accessories: Metallic Enamel Shapes

Will be back again soon with more cards
Love Annette x
I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Tangerine Tango Horizontal Lines

Birthday Boy

Well I'm getting cards made but not finding the time to get them on the blog lately.
My daughter has be very poorly in hospital so there has been visits to see her and helping out with her 3 younger children (they're a right handful all together) but lovely to have.

I went for a retro look for Stephens card and was quite pleased with the finished card. The only problem was apart from the colours everything has been retired for some time. But you have to use it up or it's not cost effective.



The materials used are:
Card stock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Markers: Tangerine Tango
Stamp sets: Sassy Salutations (retired)
Accessories: Candy Dots (retired), Scoreboard, Washi Tape (retired)

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Vertically Chalenged Oops

Weather's a bit overcast today and it's trying to rain but I hope it clears up soon as I'm going out to lunch today with my friend Judy. Well as you can see I made  this card for another dear friend of mine who had a birthday last week. 
I bought this stamp set a while ago and forgot all about it, so thought I would use it for her card.
After I'd finished it and put it in the post I looked at the photograph I'd taken and wished I'd stepped it up a little, maybe used a simple embossing folder for the main part and banners for the sentiment. 



The materials used are:
Card stock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Rose Red
Stamp sets: Bloomin’ Love, Vertical Greetings
Framelits: Bitty Banners (retired)
Accessories: Sequin Trim, Solid Bakers Twine

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Teenage star

Number of Years meets T Shirt

As you can see this is for a football fanatic, and his team are the VILLA well we can't have it all, can we. I never know what to do for boys (big & small) they're a nightmare but I do keep trying.

This one was quite easy once I got going. I've mixed old and new again, as I only wanted small numbers and I did the You're a star sentiment on the computer. 
Hope my nephew liked it.


The materials used are:
Card stock: Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Marina Mist
Stamp sets: Number of Years
Embossing folders: Seaside, Sparkle
Punches: Classic Label, Confetti Stars
Framelits: Little Numbers (retired), Sliding Star, T Shirt

Will be back again soon with more cards

Annette x


I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Floral Affection Meets Perfectly Artistic

Soft & Subtle

Well today I'm showing a card I made a few weeks ago for a good friend of mine who's birthday was a couple of days ago. I got the idea from Lizy's house of cards. I just love her  blog and the cards there are always gorgeous.

I changed it up a bit and put my own spin on it, while using up yet more of my retired stock.  



The materials used are:
Card stock: Blushing Bride, Shimmery White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Perfectly Artistic (retired)
Stamp sets: Curly Cute (retired), Season of Joy (retired)
Embossing folders: Floral Affection
Accessories: Metallic ribbon (sab)

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Sealed With Love & More

Not Quite A One

Well when I saw the Sealed with love bundle I wasn't going to get it but then I remembered that I'd want something special for next year as it will be our 25th. Or 30th if you count the years we've been together.

So I purchased it and then felt I needed to get my moneys worth out of it so used some of the lovely little sayings for this years card.

Roy's only comment was "there's a lot of black" so much for all my hard work.



The materials used are:
Card stock: whisper White, Glimmer paper
Base card: NSU
Ink: Real Red, VersaMark
DSP: Stacked with love (retired)
Stamp sets: Sealed with love, Special reason, Teeny tiny sentiments
Embossing Powders: Clear
Framelits: Love notes, Stylish stems

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.