Friday, 7 December 2018

Plaid Look

Well todays card has a plaid look to it, as yesterday was my dad's birthday and he's scottish I thought plaid might be suitable.  I decided to look at my old stash of DSP and liked the colour combo in this pattern and played around with it until I was happy with the outcome. The only drawback to it was most of the colours are now retired, but you can always swap them out for up to date colours and paper and use layering squares instead of the retired punches.


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

Card: Tangerine Tango ®, Whisper White DSP: Howlstooth ® Ink: Tangerine Tango ® Stamps: Very Vintage ((H) Embossing Folders: Subtle Thinlits: Little Letters ® Punches: Square 1¼ ® , scallop square 1½ ® 

1 start with a card base of whisper white measuring 13.5 x 13.5.
2 stamp the sentiment towards the bottom of the base card on the right hand side.
3 emboss the right hand side of the base card from the middle with the subtle folder.
4 cut a piece of the dsp 13.5 x 6.75 and adhere this to the left hand side of the base card.
5 then punch out 3 squares from another piece of the dsp.
6 with some scrap pieces of tangerine tango punch 3 scallop squares and die cut the letters from the little letters dies.
7 layer the squares and letters up and place them down the centre of the card.
Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Heartfelt Blooms meets Petal Pair

This is a card I made a while ago and just hadn't got round to posting it before. Some of the products have now been retired off but there are plenty of alternatives in the current catalogues.  I got this stamp and put it on my shelf and clean forgot about it (how tragic is that) it's beautiful when stamped.

1 I started with a base card of 10.5 x 14.5 (i find this easier than 14.8).
2 The first layer is 10 x 14 and adhered straight onto the card base.
3 The second layer is 9.5 x 13.5 and embossed with the petal pairs folder towards the left hand side and then swiped down gently with the calypso coral ink pad and some white organza ribbon is tied around it before sticking it to the first layer using dimensionals.
4 Stamp the heartfelt image onto a piece of whisper white card stock and then die cut it using the stitched square framelits along with a scallop square from the layering squares set for the border.
5 Adhere these together using dimensionals and then again using dimensionals place over the top of the ribbon.
6 Stamp the happy birthday from the create a cupcake or similar stamp set and punch it out using the window punch. 
7 Punch a border for the sentiment using the modern label punch and adhere the sentiment. Pop this up on dimensionals and then add some pearls to finish off the card.


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

Colours: Calypso Coral, Whisper White  Stamps: Create a Cupcake ®, Heartfelt Blooms (sab) Embossing Folders: Petal Pair  Framelits:  Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes Punches: Modern Label ®, Word Window ®  Accessories: Organza ribbon, Basic Pearls

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Plain and Simple

That's it my Christmas cards for 2018 are completed and I can start on January's birthday cards from Monday.

Have had a really busy week again this week, Dad at hospital, car service (yearly trip to Birmingham for the day, yippee !!!) I just love yearly car service day.  Dad shopping and Daughter at hospital. 

The card I'm featuring today is a plain and simple one, with some of it being retired product which can be swapped out for current product.

The card base is 10.5 x 14.5 cm and the Whisper White matting is 10 x 14 cm with the bottom 9 cm embossed with the pinewood planks an gently rubbed across with the memento ink. Next the dsp is cut to 2" x 10 cm (sorry for the mixture of metric and imperial) and attached above the planks. The retired satin ribbon is attached and the black cord placed over it to finish off the matting. Both the heart and happy birthday are die cut and attached (I used tombo glue with a sponge to attach the happy birthday and dimensions for the heart to which I added a red rhinestone.  The last thing I did was create a computer generated sentiment and die cut this using the tailored tag punch once cut I trimmed it down slightly and die cut a second tag in black and layered them together, then placed it as seen in the photo.


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

Colours: Basic Black, Black Foil, Poppy Parade, Whisper White DSP: It’s My Party ® Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Embossing Folder: Pinewood Planks Ribbon: Black Cord, Stitched Satin ® Thinlits: Happy Birthday Framelits: Stitched Labels Punches: Tailored Tag Accessories: Basic Red Rhinestones

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Very Vintage

Well can you believe it, I nearly forgot to do my sister in law a birthday card this year. I went to my box of completed cards to pick it out to give to her and there wasn't one there!!! So what do I do in half an hour.

Get a base card of whisper white 10.5 x 14.5, Then a layer of Highland Heather 14 x 10 (i die cut the larger oval from this piece)  followed by a layer of Sahara Sand 13 x 9 embossed with the basket weave folder. Next i randomly stamped round the edge of the larger oval with the round stamp from the very vintage set in highland heather.  Die cut the white oval and stamped it with the large flower from the very vintage set, then embossed this with the subtle folder. Next I stamped the happy birthday on a scrap of whisper white, punched it out using the classic label punch and ran it through the big shot again using the subtle folder. Added a bow using the narrow organza ribbon. Done!!!


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

Stamps: Very Vintage Colours: Highland Heather, Sahara Sand Embossing Folders: Basket Weave, Subtle Punches: Classic Label Framelits: Ovals Collection ® Accessories: ¼” Organza Ribbon ® 

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Happy 18th

Today's card is one I did some time ago for my Granddaughter's 18th. The base card is (nsu) the first layer and starburst circle are both done with the scoreboard. The sunburst is die cut using the vellum. The happy is die cut using dazzling diamonds glimmer and coloured with highland heather blends as is the grand daughter and 18th (nsu). The card was finished off with an organza bow and enamel shapes.

Sorry this card is mostly made with retired products, but I liked it and was pleased with the finish, hope you like it too!!! 


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

Card stock: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Vellum, Whisper White, Stampin’ Blends: Wisteria Wonder ®, Thinlits: Hello You ®,Sunburst ®, Punches: Starburst, Ribbon: White Organza, Accessories: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Scoreboard

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Perennial Waterfront

This was a simple card to make using the waterfront stamp set as the main feature. 

There are 4 layers to the card, first a white base, then blueberry bushel followed by shaded spruce and finally a white layer that I just stamped from the top down using the waterfront set and then stamped the happy birthday from the perennial birthday set at the very bottom. After stamping, I embossed this layer using the subtle folder, then added the grosgrain ribbon and the die cut Son (nsu).


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

Stamps: Perennial Birthday, Waterfront Colours: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White Embossing Folders: Subtle Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon ® 

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Envelope Surprise

Today's card is what I call an Envelope card, open it and get a surprise. I made this one for my nephew. We don't see him very often as he goes to his dad's most weekends.

It wasn't too hard once i worked out the distance between the stamping (there is another blue happy birthday under the top flap). The brick wall was layered with the dapper denim and adhered to the whisper white base card. The sentiment was then die cut with the stitched shapes ovals adhered to the top of the card and a velcro dot used to keep the card closed.

For the inside I used the eastern palace dsp and layered again with the dapper denim. then made a pocket for his gift voucher and used a paper clip to keep it in place. The  shoes and second sentiment were die cut with the stitched shape dies and layered up, the shoes with a larger stitched square and the sentiment with the artisan punch shape.




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

Colours: Basic Gray, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist. Whisper White DSP: Eastern Palace Stamps: Epic Celebrations (sab), Perennial Birthday, Sunburst Sayings Embossing Folders: Brick Wall Framelits: Layering Ovals & Squares, Stitched Shapes Punches: Artisan Label ® 

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x