Saturday, 16 June 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

I'm upside down at the moment as I have just had my first order from the new catalogue arrive and just sit staring at it wondering what to use first. Can't wait to play with the Stamparatus but need to get everything put away first. (have my next order ready and waiting to go on the 1st of next month) and can't wait for that one to arrive either) Do you know the feeling "Great" isn't it.

This is a card I created for my Aunt's birthday and I must say she is gorgeous and only a few months older than me so we are more like friends than Aunt and Niece.

I used a lot of retired items but there are very good alternatives in the new Catalogue.

It was quite easy to put together and you only have two things to stamp and that is the Happy Birthday and the Marble background. The rest is either matting or die cutting.

I just loved the colours for this card and hope my Aunt likes it.


The materials used are:
® = retired, (sab) = Sale-A-Bration (nsu) = not stampin’ up

Card stock: Berry Burst, Blushing Bride, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Ink: Berry Burst
DSP: Perfectly Artistic ® (Marbled stamp would be a good substitute)
Stamp sets: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Embossing folders: Fancy Fan ® (Quilt Top would be a good substitute)
Embossing powders: Clear
Thinlits: Flourish 
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Organza Ribbon ®

The size of the card is: Imperial 5" x 7", Metric 17.6 x 12.6

Well, now to get to grips with sorting out the craft room, moving whats no longer in and arranging all my lovely new goodies!!! Oh what fun but sad to see a lot go as well. Maybe start selling off some of my old stash, not sure yet.

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Two for the price of one!!

Not one but two cards today, same style but look quite different. 

I am very far behind in showing some of my cards at the moment consequently most of the contents of these two cards are no longer available to buy, but if you would like some stamped images in a colour of your choosing sent to you, contact me and I can arrange for them to be sent to you.

To create each card was quite simple!

One piece of DSP and one piece of cardstock embossed with the Simple Stripes embossing folder, each the same size and then cut about a third of the way down and joined together by the ribbon.

The truly tailored stamped image was punched out and then trimmed down slightly with a second tailored tag punched in Night of Navy and layered up with stampin' dimensionals.  

A few candy dots and hey presto! two cards for the price of one.



The materials used are:
® = retired, (sab) = Sale-A-Bration (nsu) = not stampin’ up
Card stock: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: might of Navy
DSP: True Gentlemen
Stamp sets: Number of Years, Truly Tailored
Embossing folders: Simple Stripes
Thinlits: Hello You ® 
Punches: Tailored Tag
Accessories: Candy dots ®, Satin ribbon ®
Will be back again soon with more cards


Love Annette x

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Beautiful Bouquet Birthday

It's Here

The longed for 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalogue

And there's so much to choose from, so if you don't have yours yet go make yourself a cuppa, come back, relax and click on the link opposite.

Then Enjoy!!!


I picked a card made with products mostly from the old catalogue which have carried over into the new one (yeah!!). The only thing no longer available is the Epoxy Shapes, but there are plenty of alternatives. The relationship sentiment isn't a Stampin' Up! product.

I like clean and simple cards as a rule so when I saw a variation of this on Pinterest I took a mental note and this is what I came up with.


The materials used are:
® = retired, (sab) = Sale-A-Bration (nsu) = not stampin’ up

Card stock: Tranquil Tide, Whisper White 
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Stamp sets: Beautiful Bouquet
Embossing folders: Softly Falling
Framelits: Bouquet Bunch, Stitched Shapes
Accessories: Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

Inspired by: Papercraft Skies

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Tailored Guy Greetings

Well I still find guy cards a struggle, but with the True gentleman suite and Guy Greetings stamp set this one came together quite easily.

I wasn't sure about getting any of this suite especially the punch but was glad I did. The card just came together with no headaches. Simple but effective.

I got my new catalogue from Stampin' Up! yesterday and it arrived while my lovely friend Peg was visiting, so it was great fun flicking through a few of the pages together.

I've now got to go through it more closely and decide what I'd like to get this year.  What a choice there is, too much for my small purse but I will keep looking and changing my mind for a few days before the much looked forward to 1st of June. When I can place my first order of the new year!!!


The materials used are:

Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy
DSP: True Gentleman
Stamp sets: Guy Greetings, Truly Tailored
Framelits: Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes
Punches: Tailored Tag
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon ®

® = retired, (sab) = Sale-A-Bration (nsu) = not stampin’ up
Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Easy Flourish

I found a beautiful card the other day while looking for inspiration on Pinterest.  as I didn't have all the products I put my own spin on it and was quite pleased with the results. What's more it was very easy to do as there was only the "Happy Birthday" to stamp. 

A lot of it's done from retired products from SU but could easily be recreated using up to date products.


The original card is from Tania Johnson's blog, Taniasstamphaven.blogspot.com where there are lots of lovely cards to browse through.

The materials used are:

Card stock: Berry Burst, Blushing Bride, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Ink: Berry Burst
DSP: Perfectly Artistic ® (Marbled stamp would be a good substitute)
Stamp sets: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Embossing folders: Fancy Fan ®
Embossing powders: Clear
Thinlits: Flourish 
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Organza Ribbon ®

® = retired, (sab) = Sale-A-Bration (nsu) = not stampin’ up
Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Early Baby

Had a big surprise ten days ago!!!

Our daughter in law, who was due to have a baby at the end of July delivered our Grandson thirteen weeks early. Both are doing well.

I hadn't even thought about making them a card yet as we didn't know if it was a boy or a girl and I still had 3 months to decide what to do ha ha. So I rushed into my craftroom the next morning and hey presto this is what I came up with. 

After making sure my Dad was ok and had everything he needed for a couple of days we headed off down south.

He's so tiny yet quite long. And of course I feel he looks just like his dad.

He'll be in hospital for quite some time yet so there will be lots of travelling up and down the M5 in the next couple of months.


The materials used are:
® = retired, (sab) = Sale-A-Bration (nsu) = not stampin’ up

Card stock: Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Soft Suede
Stamp sets: Sweet Little Something
Embossing folders: Quilt Top
Framelits: Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Organza ribbon, White Teal Lace Doilies ® 

Sentiment computer generated

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Friday, 20 April 2018

Celebrate You

Well today was a complete card where you can get everything except the celebrate you thinlits (but don't worry there're coming back in the new Catalogue which starts in June). But when that happens the Emerald Envy will be gone, so if you want it get it now!!

There are lots of things happening and I'm busy getting ready for all the colour changes coming up and there are quite a few. 

Looking forward to the new In Colors for 18-20 there are some nice bright ones amongst them. 

I enjoyed making  this card as it was quick and simple to do: 

1. emboss the top backing layer
2. stamp the sentiment, this is the hardest part

  • Apply VersaMark to the top line of the sentiment and colour with your bermuda bay               marker 
  • Colour the rest of the sentiment with the pool party marker (huff & huff) to regenerate the ink
  • Stamp the sentiment, add the clear embossing powder and heat emboss the top row.

3. complete all the die cutting
4. sponge round the sentiment and white flower
5. attach all the elements 
6. add the bakers twine
7. admire your handy work, job done!




The materials used are:
® = retired, (sab) = Sale-A-Bration (nsu) = not stampin’ up

Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Emerald, Envy, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark
Markers: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Stamp sets: Amazing You (sab), Dragonfly Dreams
Embossing folders: Scattered Sequins
Embossing powders: Clear
Framelits:Stitched Shapes
Thinlits: Celebrate You, Flourish
Accessories: Bakers Twine, Basic Rhinestones,Tea lace doilies

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x