Saturday, 24 June 2017

Fathers Day Rainbow

Just For Dad

I was going for something quite simple this year for dad's card and this is what I came up with.

First I created the background with what I call the colour swipe technique (not too sure what's it's really called). Then I stamped the tree and thought it was a bit to low so added the birds from the retired up up and away stamp set. After that I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with the banner from the cup cake cutouts die set. All complete within about half an hour.

I've made my dad a few cards over the years but this year was the first time he looked at it and said it was very nice.



The materials used are:
Card stock: Very vanilla
Ink: Early espresso, Crushed curry, rose red, soft sky, so saffron, wild wasabi
Markers: Garden green
Stamp sets: Guy greetings, lovely as a tree, up up and away (retired) 
Framelits: Cup cake cutouts

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, 19 June 2017

Just a note

Eastern Beauty Note Card

Well I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this set along with all the goodies that came with it. So ordered early and then wasn't able to play with it for a while. Once I did I just love it and hope it stays for next year too.

This is the first thing I did with them.  Used the small note cards and placed a strip of DSP down the lefthand side, then scored at one eighth intervals down the righthand side to give  it some dimension, Die cut 2 of the medallions and placed a gold sticker on the smaller one (next time I think I might place the sticker before die cutting as it took me ages to line it up. Add a tassel (think these are great), stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock and die cut using the stitched shapes ovals then layered that over a scalloped oval. Used some of the sale-abrations ribbon to anchor the medallion.



The materials used are:
Card stock: Fresh fig, very vanilla
Card base: Note cards (white)
Ink: Fresh fig, VersaMark
DSP: Eastern Palace
Stamp sets: Eastern beauty, flourishing phrases
Embossing powders: Clear
Framelits:Layering ovals, stitched shapes
Thinlits: Eastern medallions

Accessories: Eastern gold vinyl stickers, metallic ribbon (sab), scoreboard

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, 30 May 2017

Birthday Greetings

Clean and Simple

I've been away on holiday for a couple of weeks and only remembered when I got back that I needed a couple of cards the next day so today I've made a card that uses old and about to be old products, the only thing still in the catalogue except for the card stock and ink is the banner triple punch. I'm sad to see the Hello you thinlits leave the catalogue. I use them a lot and will miss them.  

The card is easy and simple to do and was put together in just a few minutes. Which was good as I needed to make two of them. Men really stump me unless they have an interest which can be used such as photography or fishing.


The materials used are:
Card stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
DSP: Carried Away
Stamp sets: Party Wishes (retired)
Thinlits: Hello You
Punches: Banner Triple
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon (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.

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.