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

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Rose Wonder meets Swirly Bird

Summer Birthdays Are Here

It was a good friend's birthday yesterday which gave us an excuse to go out and have lunch which was lovely. We went to the local garden centre chatted and wandered round looking at everything before heading home. 

We were supposed to do it on Friday but I was waylaid by my husband and ended up spending Friday in Shrewsbury where we met up with friends of ours from Wales, it's a beautiful place, we went for a walk along the river and a dip into town for the shops (oops spent too much).  It was like being on holiday relaxed and carefree with the sun shining down on us all day.


The materials used are:
Ink: Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
Card stock: Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Stamps: Rose Wonder, Swirly Bird
Embossing folders: Brick Wall, Woodgrain
Thinlits: Rose Garden, Swirly Scribbles
DSP: 16-18 In Colors
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Silver Metallic Thread

If you are wondering where I used the woodgrain folder, I embossed the die cut swirls to give them a bit more dimension.


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 18 July 2016

Birthday Boy

Dino-rrific Greetings

It was our Grandson's birthday yesterday and he is besotted with dinosaurs at the moment so the "No bones about it" stamp set was just the ticket.

I put 3 dinosaurs on the card as he turned 3 this year (where the time's gone, I don't know) 

Doing the hills was something new for me, but in the end I was quite pleased with the results, especially after I gave them a bit of texture.
Hope you liked the card


The materials used are:
Ink: Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Soft Suede
Card stock: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Card base: Non SU
Stamps: No Bones About It
Thinlits: Little Letters (retired)

Hill texture created using an old non SU embossing plate.

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x