Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Spooky Birthday

Halloween Birthday Girl

I made this themed card for my Daughter-Inlaw this year as her birthday is 31st October. Unfortunately quite a lot of it is made with retired stock but I wanted to use the old DSP from the 13-15 catalogue because I liked the pattern.  I bought the spider webs to use as doily type backgrounds but didn't get round to using them when they were in the Catalogue so thought I try one on this card.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Coastal Cabana (retired), Whisper White
DSP: In Colors 13-15 (retired)
Ink: Coastal Cabana (retired), VersaMark
Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs (retired)
Embossing Powder: Clear
Embossing Folders: Sparkle
Framelits: Layering Circles, Lots of Labels
Accessories:Spider Webs (retired)

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 10 October 2016

Wedding Wonder

Old And New Together

Today it's a wedding card created for my Niece and her now new husband. I CASed it from a video Wendy Krause has on Utube using different colours and ribbon.  Then did the inside slightly different and made a little pouch for the present.  They are now in Orlando for their honeymoon as they are both crazy about Disney.  Hope they have a fantastic time there.

Sorry about the fact a lot of it is retired stock now but I'm sure you could substitute the old for new and make it slightly different.

Unfortunately I missed the inside of the front part of the card and that is where to the left of the sentiment I have placed to small hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set.

The materials used are:
Inks: Card Stock: Pool Party, Whisper White
DSP: In Colors 11-13 (retired)
Ink: Pool Party, VersaMark
Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases
Embossing Powder: Clear
Punches: Itty Bitty Accents (retired), Modern Label (retired)
Framelits: Sweet & Sassy
Thinlits: Flourish
Ribbon: Sycamore Street (retired)
Accessories: Bakers Twine (retired), Basic Rhinestones

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 3 October 2016

Sunshine Wishes meets a little Flourish

Sunshine Wishes with a Flourish

I enjoyed making this card, tried some block watercoloring and thought it went quite well, teamed this up with the Sunshine Wishes thinlits and a bit of playful backgrounds, then finished with the Happy Birthday.  Felt it needed a little more so gave it a bit of a background using the Flourish thinlits and DSP. Just hope my Aunt liked it.

I'm keeping out of the way at the moment as there are workmen in and I no longer have a kitchen, yippee no cooking for at least 2 weeks, heaven!!!

Hoping to make a good start on my Christmas cards, just waiting for Mr Ups to arrive on Thursday, will do a couple of birthday cards in the mean time, when I'm not out to lunch that is.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Peekaboo Peach, Watercolor Paper
Card Base: NSU
DSP: 2016 In Colors
Markers: Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Sets: Playful Backgrounds, Sunshine Sayings
Embossing Powder:
Embossing Folders:
Punches: Tree Builder, Triple Banner
Thinlits: Flourish, Sunshine Wishes
Ribbon: Burlap

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Clear Block D, sequins (from Watercolor Wonder kit)

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 19 September 2016

Swirly Scribbles Quick And Easy

Birthday Boy Swirly Scribbles

Well it's been a while again, soooo busy don't know where the time's going but it is!!

I've missed placed the last card for August at the moment, so here's the first for September.  It was made weeks ago for my son who's birthday was on the 3rd. We went to see him for the weekend as he's in the navy and lives in Plymouth. Oops!! I've just realised I should have shown my grand daughters first as hers was the 2nd.  Will do that one next.

Found this card very easy to do and it was really quick as well. Apart from the Happy Birthday it was all done on the bight.  I used my score board for the lines down the left-hand side, but I don't think they show up very well in this photo (sorry).

Getting back to the weekend of his Stuart's birthday, it was a bit of a washout on the Saturday so we went to the Aquarium for a couple of hours in the afternoon and then went to the Lockyer pub for a birthday meal in the evening with his wife's family, followed with a couple of hours playing snooker at their local club.

Just had a lightbulb moment and realised I can use the Stampin Up' colours for the text by going to the HTML view and changing the codes.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
Card Base: NSU
DSP: Black Glimmer Paper (retired)
Ink: Emerald Envy
Stamp Sets: Starburst Sayings
Framelits: Layering Circles
Thinlits: Swirly Scribbles, Relationship (NSU)
Accessories: Scoreboard

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Thirty Years, Old & New

Celebrating 30 years of happiness

Been busy lately and now getting behind with my blogging again. I'm now at the end of August instead of up to date with September. Have one more to go for August, so will try and get that one up some time this week.

I'm showing a card I did for friends of ours who have recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. I just fell in love with this stamp set and the Detailed Floral thinlits and new straightaway what I would do with them.

As you can see it's made with all new products from the 16-18 catalogue except for the crochet trim which I must admit I bought years ago and think I've only used once or twice and yes that is the old.I felt when I sent it it was lovely but now I look again I'm not so sure about the trim and feel I should have used something else, but not sure what.

The materials used are:
Card Stock: Emerald Envy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Emerald Envy
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Wild About Flowers
Punches: Classic Label
Thinlits: Detailed Floral
Ribbon: Crochet Trim Victoria (retired)
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

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