Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Gorgeous Grunge Man

My Mans' Birthday

My husband tells everyone that my cards cost him at least £1000 each, so I felt sore wrists or not I better make him one or he might divorce me and I can't have that as I love him too much.  He's also very good to me, and looks after all the family (there's a lot of us) without moaning too much.

I don't know about you but I have real problems with male cards and can never really think of good ideas, but this one just seemed to fall into place and he said next time I make him a card I shouldn't just chuck the ink on, but he loved it really.

Have made 2 other cards for men that I'm quite pleased with but can't show them until after the 9th December. 

Love being back in the craftroom, but still not a hundred percent yet. Physio is killing me.


The materials used are:
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Card stock: Whisper White, 
Card base: NSU
Stamps: Amazing Birthday, Gorgeous Grunge, Relationship (NSU)
Punches: Corner (NSU), Decorative Label
Framelits: Banners
Ribbon: Grosgrain Night of Navy (retired)
Accessories: Sequins & washers (NSU) 


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar meets Softly Falling

Thank you for stopping by today

My recovery is slow but steady and I start physiotherapy on my wrists this Monday (not looking forward to it) I've had to learn how to do things differently as I can't move my wrist properly anymore.

This is a card which was inspired by my good friend Peg, we made a similar one some time ago and I've just put a slightly different spin on it today by using stamps from the current catalogue and making it bigger in size so as to add the sentiment at the top. 


The materials used are:
Ink: VersaMark, So Saffron
Sponging: So Saffron
Card stock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Glimmer Paper: Dazzling Diamonds
Card base: NSU
Stamps: Bloom With Hope (retired), Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Embossing Powder: Heat & Stick, White
Embossing folders: Softly Falling
Punches: Washi Label
Framelits: Starburst (retired)
Thinlits: Daughter (NSU)
Ribbon: Taffeta So Saffron (ret), White Organza
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, soft clay & flower mould (retired), Tea Lace Doilies

All retired items could easily be replace with items in the current catalogue

Take care and have a great day.

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 26 October 2015

Boys Will Be Boys

Welcome and Hello


I'm happy to say this is a card I made a couple of days ago for my Great Nephew who's birthday was yesterday and he loved it.

I found it difficult and need to use my less dominant hand a lot more than before and so it's quite a simple one. But at least I'm getting there.

I got my cast off just over a week ago, still need to use my less dominant  hand for most things as my left hand can't take any pressure or weight yet but hopefully will improve soon as I have lot's of Christmas cards to make as well as a few more birthdays.


The materials used are:
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Markers: Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Boys Will Be Boys
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Embossing folders: Large Polka Dot
Punches: Corner NSU,Washi Label
Accessories: Candy Dots Neutrals & Regals

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Cute butterfly

Hello and welcome

Today is another card I made with my fabulous up line Peg, some time ago.  I have used a few of my older cards lately but should be back crafting soon.  I had the cast taken off yesterday and hopefully should have my hand working again soon. The wrist feels very stiff and sore at the moment but hopefully it will be a little better each day. I sent this card to my lovely cousin for her birthday last week.

The materials used are:
Ink: Soft Suede
Card stock: Soft Suede , Whisper White
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Punches: Elegant Butterfly
Framelits: On Film (retired)
Washi Tape: Retro Fresh (retired)
Accessories: Basic Pearls


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Emboss Resist

So glad you dropped by

Today is another card from the past, l made this one sometime earlier this year when having a lovely craft day with my fantastic upline Peg. So if you follow her blog you may have seen it before. Being out of action at the moment l picked this one to send to my Aunt, hope she liked it.

I'm feeling out of sorts at the moment, as l ordered a MISTI and Fuse tool a couple of weeks ago and there now both sitting there waiting to be used, while l sit with two useless hands for at least another two weeks. My advise don't come down stairs with your hands full, it could be very painful indeed. 


The materials used are:
Ink: Sahara Sand, VersaMark
Card stock: Sahara Sand, Vellum, Whisper White
Stamps: Perpetual Calendar, Petal Potpourri (retired), For The Birds (retired)
Embossing Powder: White
Punches: Flower Medallion, 1" Square (for banner tails) 
Embosslits: Beautiful Butterflies (retired)
Accessories: Sponges

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 28 September 2015

Way Back When

Nice to see you, with a blast from the past

Today is a sample from so far back in my Stampin Up life, I don't think I was even a demonstrator. But as you know I don't have the use of either of my hands at the moment (life is so sad without crafting) and I still have over another 3 weeks possibly 5 weeks before I have the one cast off and it's my predominant hand.  Trouble is people still have birthday's so all my old cards are coming into their own again.


The materials used are:
Inks: Real Red
Stamps: Elementary Elegance SAB (11-12)
Embossing Folders: Perfect Polka Dots
Embosslits: Beautiful Wings
Bigz: Top Note
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds
All now sadly retired except for the ink and accessories.  All other materials used were not SU.

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Friday, 18 September 2015

Go Girl Boxer

Welcome and hello, thanks for stopping by


Today is the card I supervised only for, my Granddaughter did all the cutting, punching, colouring  and die cutting, then my husband who hates card making put it together for me so it was a real time effort. A big thanks to both of them goes out from me.

It was Leah's birthday yesterday and she was so chuffed when she opened her card, as she had asked for a boxing theme and when I had my fall didn't think she'd get one. So, unlike Leah we all got a big kiss, even her sister.





The materials used are:
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Card stock: Whisper White (thick), Real Red, Red Glimmer
Embossing folders: Perfect Polka Dots (retired)
Punches: Circle 13/8, Itty Bitty Accents, Scallop Circle 13/4
Framelits: Circles (5th from centre)
Thinlits: numbers & greetings (NSU)
DSP: Brights Paper Stack (retired)
Accessories: Red Gem (NSU), Image from Colormegood.com


Will be back again soon with more cards
Love Annette x

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Magic Card

Hello, and thanks for looking in today

It's the last of my cards for at least 5 weeks that I will have made recently due to my fall a couple of weeks ago.  Hope you like it.

 My son is now back from sea and has opened all his cards and presents so I can now post this one!!!

Loved making this card, was shown the idea by my lovely up line Peg the last time we got together where we made a more girly card.  I've got another one for you later in the week where I've supervised my grand daughter and husband in the making of, and it's turned out quite good too!!!



The materials used are:

Ink:Memento Black Tuxedo
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: Happiest birthday wishes (retired), Watercolor wings
Punches: Circle 3/4, 
Framelits: Bitty Banners, Circles (2nd from centre, 5th from centre), Deco labels
DSP: Go Wild
Bakers Twine: White
Accessories: Brads

Will be back again soon with more cards
Love Annette x

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Hula Minion punch and dies art

Hello, nice of you to pop by

Not able to do any crafting at the moment, fell down the stairs last week and broke my right arm, left wrist in two places and chipped a bone in my right foot. Painful or what!!!

The card for today and next time were made already as the first one was in my hand when I fell and the next one was needed the next day, even though I can't show it yet as Stuart won't get it until at least this Monday as he's away at sea at the moment.



The materials used are:
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi
Markers: Wild Wasabi 
Card stock: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Silver Glimmer, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Card base: NSU
Stamps: Hip Notes (retired), Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Remembering Your Birthday
Embossing folders: Brick Wall
Punches: 3/4 & 1” circles, Corner (NSU), Cupcake Builder, Itty Bitty Shapes (retired), Itty Bitty Accents, Tree Builder
Framelits: Balloon, Ovals Collection
Thinlits: Little Numbers
DSP: Watercolor Wonder (retired)
Bakers Twine: Thick Crushed Curry (retired)
Accessories: Large Brads (NSU), Crystal Effects, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Stamping Sponges


Will be back again soon with more cards hopefully, with help from my Grand Daughter
Love Annette x

Monday, 31 August 2015

You've Got This

Today's card is a male type card, we were invited to a house party a few weeks ago to celebrate the 80th birthday of my friend's Dad, and I took a belated card and small gift for her son as he had also just had a birthday. The sun was shining and everybody had a great time.


The materials used are:
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Tip Top Taupe
Markers: Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White
Card base: (NSU)
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired), Sincere Salutations (retired), You’ve Got This
DSP: Go Wild
Buttons: Basic Metal Silver
Accessories: Linen Thread

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Friday, 21 August 2015

Flying high

It's the turn of yet another old stamp set today, as I wanted to do something with a plane in it.  Unfortunately the clouds on the embossing folder haven't shown up very well in this photo and I didn't realise this until after I had sent the card out. Although it's a simple card to make I was quite pleased with the results.


The materials used are
Ink: Stazon Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Real red
Card stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Card base: (NSU)
Stamps: Need for Speed (retired), Something to Say
Embossing folders: Cloudy Day (retired)
Punches: Word Window
Framelits: Ovals Collection


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Friday, 14 August 2015

Old and New

Today I'm posting a card I made for my friend's Dad, he's a very spritely 80 year old now. And I wanted to give him a card to celebrate. I had seen this stamp set on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for him, even though it's no longer in the Catalogue. I teamed it up with some framelits and thinlits. I'm pleased to say my friend said he was thrilled with it.

I stamped the image with VeraMark and then sponged it in Crumb Cake.  Re stamped the image in Soft Suede and cut it down to just the one word.


The materials used are:

Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Card stock: Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
Card base: (NSU)
Stamps: From My Heart (retired)
Embossing Powder: Clear
Framelits: Ovals Collection
Thinlits: Hello you, Little Numbers
DSP: Neutrals
Accessories: Candy dots neutrals


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

True Love, Punch Art

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been about, as we've just spent 5 days in Ireland and it was wonderful.  We did the Titanic experience and also the Giant's Causeway, which was amazing.  We then travelled to Dublin and spent an afternoon trying to find Molly Malone ( I think they've moved her from where she was before) she's now in one of the not so well known streets.

For today's card it's one I made before I went away for a good friend who's wedding anniversary was while we were away. 


The materials used are:
Inks:Real Red
Markers: Sahara Sand
Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White
Card base: (NSU)
Stamps: Memorable Moments (retired)
Embossing folders: Perfect Polka Dots (retired)
Punches: Bird Builder, Owl Builder
Framelits: Hearts Collection (retired)
DSP: Stacked With Love (retired)
Accessories: Jewel Basics Rhinestones


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Butterfly basics

Hello there, so glad you dropped by

Today's card I made some time ago for my Aunt, she just loves butterflies. I think a saw a similar one on Pinterest but don't know who did it.

Again I'm using lots of old stock (I don't like to just leave it on the shelf, what about you?) but there are plenty of new colours etc that would be perfect for it.

I made some really up to date, beautiful butterfly cards the other day with my friend Peg, so will show you them, some time soon. Until then take care and happy crafting.


The materials used are:

Inks: Wild wasabi, Wisteria wonder
Card stock: Whisper white
DSP: Irresistibly yours (retired) 
Stamps: Butterfly basics, Papillon potpourri, Sassy salutations
Punches: Corner (NSU)
Thinlits: Butterflies
Embossing folder: Decorative dots
Ribbon:3/8Taffeta Perfect plum (retired)
Bakers twine: Wisteria wonder (retired)
Blendabilities: Wisteria wonder (retired)
Accessories: Basic pearls (NSU)


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 20 July 2015

Minion's punch art

Hello there, so glad you dropped by

Today's  a card I made a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunatley I can't remember who's tutorial I used (so sorry, if you see my post let me know and I will happily add your name and link to this post). My youngest grand son is crazy about Minions so I thought I'd have a go, mine isn't quite the same as the tutorial but I think he'll like it. 

I did two white circle on the back side of the card, one right behind the eye with a computer generated happy birthday, you're 2 today and another to the left side near the bottom with a computer generated greeting on it.


Don't you think he looks cute! (love him to bits)

The materials used are:

Card stock: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Punches: Blossom (retired), Circles 1/2, 3/4, 13/8, 13/4, Word Window
Thinlits:Circle Card
Accessories: Candy Dots, Gel pen, Glimmer Paper, Window sheets


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Big Graduation

Hello there, so glad you dropped by

Today I showing you my cousins graduation card, when I started it (in rush) didn't have a clue what I was going to do and this is what I came up with. I also hadn't got a clue what colour to do it so went for red. (seen her graduation photo's on Facebook yesterday and believe it or not her colours were red and blue so not bad don't you think? I also wanted to do something a bit different so didn't go for the usual sentiment of graduation until i was doing the insert.  Just hope she liked it.


The materials used are:
Ink: VersaMark
Card stock: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Stamps: Feel Goods
Embossing Powder: Cherry Cobbler
Embossing folders: Lucky Stars
Punches: Circle 11/4, Itty Bitty Accents
Framelits: Lots of Labels
Thinlits:
DSP:
Ribbon:
Bakers Twine: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Glimmer Paper - Red, Brad - black (NSU)


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Monday, 29 June 2015

Hearts Galore

Hello there, so glad you dropped by

Today's card is one I made for my eldest son and daughter in law for their (you guessed it) ninth wedding anniversary.  Just hope they realised there were nine hearts on it, did you?

I'm getting better at not using old stash lately but sometimes you just have to, don't you agree.  I know they liked the card because they put it up on their Facebook page. 

Still have a few cards to catch up on, I don't ever seem to catch up now but never mind, better late than never.  Hope you like this one and it's quite easy to do.


The materials used are:
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Card stock: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Stamps: Bohemian Borders, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Embossing folders: Boho Chic, Happy Heart
Punches: Itty Bitty Accents
Framelits: Hearts Collection (retired) 
Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag (can used instead of the hearts collection)
Ribbon: Dotted Lace (Watermelon Wonder)
Accessories: Scoreboard

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Works Over

Hello there, so glad you dropped by

Today I've got a retirement card I made for my Aunt.  She decided it was time to go a few months ago but waited until the Summer months when the weather would be better and she'd be able to get out and about and spend lots of time in her garden (She's already up in Scotland with family for a few days as my cousin has her graduation this week) more on that soon.

For those of you who know me and my age (?) she's not some doddering old lady, she's only 18 months older than me, and I wish her a long and happy retirement.


The materials used are:

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, VeraMark
Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi
Card stock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Embossing Powder: White
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Washi Label
Ribbon: Taffeta Crushed Curry (retired)
Accessories: Basic Pearls

The Serene silhouettes was off stamped a second time and embossed in white but you can't really see it in this picture unless you look carefully to the left of the first.

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Big Day

Hello there, so glad you dropped by

Today is a mixture of old and SU, my youngest son got married a couple of weeks ago and so I needed to make a special card. (You're right Peg, I didn't do the cutting out for the Decoupage my good friend Jean did) remember readers, I don't do cutting (love all the punches and framelits etc). 

The day was warm with a cool breeze and it took place at a beautiful church on Dartmoor called St Michael's and All Angels. The reception was then held at the Moorland Garden Hotel and it was superb and everybody had a great time. The bride was beautiful and I thought my son looked great (but he wasn't in his uniform) he had a big grin on his face all day, he was so happy.


The materials used are:
Card stock: Pool party, Silver  glimmer
Card base: (NSU)
DSP: Bride (retired)
Punches: corner (NSU)
Ribbon: (NSU)
Framelits: Labels collection (retired)
Decoupage: (NSU)
Sentiment: (NSU)

Told you he looked great, and I don't scrub up too bad either



Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Amazing Dad

Hello there, so glad you dropped by

Today I've jumped forward a few weeks because I really liked the card I did for my Dad this year and for once he actually said it was great. Normally I just get a thanks.

I'm still behind with my posts and need to get caught up so hopefully over the next couple of weeks I will.


The materials used are:
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, VersaMark
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Card base: NSU
Stamps: Amazing Birthday, Fabulous Four, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Embossing Powder: White
Punches:Banner Triple, Word Window
DSP: Polka Dot Parade (retired)
Accessories: Candy Dots Real Red


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Son's new home

Hello there, so glad you dropped by

Today I'm showing you the card I made for my youngest son and his at the time girlfriend. He is the last of my children to set up a new home of his own although he left home about 6 years ago.  He moved into it towards the end of May and we saw it for the first time last weekend when we were down there (he's a submariner and lives in Plymouth) will tell you all about that soon. 

I'm sorry about the loss of the Homemade holiday stamp set and co-ordinating framelits, and will carry on using them as they make great new home cards without too much cutting and as my upline Peg will tell you I hate cutting anything.


The materials used are:

Inks: Chocolate chip, Hello honey, Old olive, Soft sky, Soft suede, Wild wasabi, VersaMark
Card stock: Sahara sand, Whisper white
Card base: (NSU)
Markers: Daffodil delight, Real red, Soft suede
Stamps: Hardwood, Holiday home (retired), White christmas
Framelits: Bitty banners, Circles collection, Homemade holiday (retired)
Punches: Owl builder
Accessories: White embossing powder, Aqua painters (for the roof and windows)

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Quick and easy

Hello there, so glad you dropped by

Have spent some time with some of Grand children this week and they are so noisy I have a headache when I leave but I love then dearly and feel blessed to have so many.  Hope you all had a great half term week. 

Today it's a quick and easy card as nearly forgot my cousins birthday so had to whip one up quickly and this is what I came up with, did some scoring on this card which is something I don't do very often but felt it gave the card a bit more character,  and there 's only one thing that isn't in the  new catalogue (very good for me).

I'm doing a bit more now but still have a way to go before I catch up with my posts.  I'm doing some things with the new goodies and can't wait to show you all.



The materials used are:

Inks: Memento tuxedo black 
Card stock: Whisper white
Card base: Note card
Stamps: Guy greetings
Punches: Decorative label
Framelits: Deco labels
DSP: Modern medley (retired)
Accessories: Candy dots, Scoreboard


Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x