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.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Birthday Blooms

Soft and Beautiful

I enjoyed making this card, it was so simple and came together quickly. Considering when I came into the craft room I had no idea what I was going to do.

I'm still trying to use up some of my retired goodies and thought the doily could be quite easily replaced with the current doilies in this years catalogue.  There a loads of happy birthday stamps but I just love this one so keep going back to it.

The flourish thinlits are fantastic,I just love the open leaf effect.  And the triple banner punch is great if you are not good at fishtailing (which I'm not).  

Hope you like this card and it's a good one for beginners to start with as there is plenty to do but none of it is hard.


The materials used are:

Card stock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
DSP: In color stack
Stamp sets: Bloomin’ Love, Birthday Blooms, Create A Cupcake (retired)
Punches: Triple Banner
Framelits: Bunch Of Banners
Thinlits: Bloomin’ Heart, Flourish
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies (retired), Rhinestones, 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.

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.