Saturday, 18 March 2017

Great Tees

Tie Dyed Look

Well last week looked like Spring was well on the way, this weekend it's back to winter woollies. I hate the cold it give me that SAD syndrome.

My answer's get into the craft room and let the world go by.  I lose myself for hours once I get started.

Wasn't too pleased with the way this card turned out, it was a lot darker than I wanted it but, the more I looked at it the better it got and I don't like waste so here it is.

I love the Lucky Stars embossing folder even though I don't use it very often and thought it would be a good background for the tee shirt. Plus my sister is a Star. I stamped the word Sister (sorry not SU) on some whisper white card stock, then placed it in the embossing folder and ran it through the bigshot. Will need to practice with the stamp set as i'm not too good on the 2 and 3 step stamping (as they say practice makes perfect).

She had to have surgery the day before her birthday but feels much better now. She may need to have more surgery later we've got to wait and see.



The materials used are:

Card stock: Dapper Denim, Watercolor Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
Stamp sets: Custom Tee, Designer Tee (sab), Tie Dyed
Embossing folders: Lucky Stars
Framelits: T-Shirt Builder
Accessories: Bakers Twine, Rhinestones

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, 13 March 2017

Ballooning

Lift Me Up

Well there was so much to look at when I first got me Spring Summer catalogue that I just didn't know where to start when ordering. Hence my order was a little bigger than usual and I must admit so was my second.  Every time I have a quick look through it for ideas I find something else I MUST have.

The second order arrived last Thursday and I haven't had time to play with any of it as we were away for the weekend with friends.  We had a lovely time and was able to avoid the rain.

Today's card was made using the Lift me up bundle, and I am really pleased with the result. Fitting the balloon pieces together was so easy, and I edged the clouds with wink of stella. 



The materials used are:
Card stock: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Real Red, Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder
Stamp sets: Lift Me Up
Embossing folders: Seaside
Thinlits: Up And Away
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon (retired), 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.




Saturday, 4 March 2017

Spring is in the air

Sunshine and Flowers

Hi everyone, well today I've again mixed the old with the new and was quite pleased with the result.  I'm tending to do this as I have a lot of product and feel it should be used whether it's old or new, as long as it looks nice.  You could easily swap out the retired items for current product, 

For the sentiment you need to place an order for £45 before 31st March  and then you can choose the Avant Garden stamp set as your free gift.

As for the shop around stamp, I bought this when it was in the catalogue at the time and then believe it or not didn't use it until now.


The materials used are:
Card stock: Pear Pizzazz, Shimmery White, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
DSP: Subtles Paper Stack (retired)
Stamp sets: Avant Garden (SAB), Shop Around (retired)
Embossing folders: Festive
Framelits: Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes
Thinlits: Flourishes
Ribbon: Taffeta (retired) 

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones

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, 25 February 2017

Spring is in the air

One for Two (oops)

Well this card went to two people and the story is that for once this year I'm a little  ahead of myself in making the cards i need so my niece's card was made towards the end of January and put away safely for today. 

Then shock horror!!! at the very beginning of February I realised I had forgotten to make my lovely neighbour a card and it was already lunchtime. So I quickly did an insert for my niece' card (thank goodness I hadn't already put one in) and gave it to my neighbour, who loved it.  The problem was I really liked it for Ruth so straight away I made another one and put it away for her, hope she likes it too!

Happy Birthday Ruth


The materials used are:
Card stock: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark,Watermelon Wonder
DSP: Neutrals Stack
Stamp sets: Circle of spring
Embossing Powders: Clear, Silver
Framelits: Layering circles, Stitched shapes, Wonderful wreath
Ribbon: Dotted Lace Trim (retired)

Accessories: Basic rhinestones, Tea lace doilies (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.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Big Birthdays'

Celebrating Big Occasions

Today is bright at the moment but very windy and the trees are swaying as if there's no tomorrow. So for me it's batten down the hatches as my son would say and enjoy a day at home.
Again it's a man card, sorry I've used a retired embossing folder it was the one I liked best for this project.Looking at the picture of the card now I see I missed out the black ribbon used for the separation between the top and bottom it's the stitched satin ribbon and I believe it's also retired now.
It was quite easy to make, but has a bit of a pop to it I think. Hope you like it!!!



The materials used are:
Card stock: Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Shimmery White
Ink: Emerald Envy
DSP: In color stack 16 - 18
Stamp sets: Number of years
Embossing folders: Zig zag (retired)
Framelits: Large numbers, Layering ovals, Stitched shapes
Thinlits: Party pop up
Accessories: Rhinestones (NSU)

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 my details.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Wetlands meets Gorgeous Grunge

Cards For Men !!!

Well today is a cloudy day here in the West Mids, and I haven't got a recent card for you so I've found one I didn't post from January.  I've been really busy doing all the cards for March over the last few days as I like to be a month in advance. 

It's a very simple card and I'm sure there are many more just like it out there in the world.   But I find men are so hard to find inspiration for.  Once you've done one for their kind of interests that's it don't you think. Well my friend is a fisher man so I hope this was suitable for him and he liked it.  I send him a card both birthday and christmas but don't see him anymore so never very sure if either he or his son like the cards I send them.  I know I like the ones I get from him though.

I combined the wetlands and gorgeous grunge stamps at the bottom then used the birds from up up and away and the sentiment from Wetlands again.


The materials used are:
Card stock: shimmery white, soft suede
Ink: crumb cake, soft suede, versaMark
Embossing powder: early expresso (retired)
Stamp sets: gorgeous grunge, up up and away (retired), wetlands

Accessories: linen thread

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 will be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for my details.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Clean and Bright Butterflies

Spring will soon be here!!!

I loved doing this card, don't know why particularly but I did.
I had no idea what I was going to do when I started but loved the finish. Again there is a mixture of old and new. I did a bit of sponging under the butterfly and a bit of thumping on the little butterflies. It was for one of my granddaughters and she loved it.

The card size is 5x7 and I extended the polka dot embossing.
 

The materials used are:
Card stock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
DSP: Irresistibly yours (retired)
Stamp sets: Birthday Banners, Papillon Potpourri
Embossing folders: Perfect Polka Dots (retired)
Punches: Bitty Butterfly
Framelits: Bunch of Banners
Thinlits: Butterflies
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Wink of Stella


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 pleased to help you.

Will be back again soon with more cards
Love Annette x