Saturday, October 18, 2014

Scrap 365 sketch challenge

Hello friends
Today I'm sharing part 2 of the sketch challenge for November
This month's fantastic prize pack is from 
using 7 gypsies papers & embellishments 
Waiting at dockside ready to board the 

Painted the paper  & lightly highlighted the waves
with gesso, added gauze, lace doily & embroideries thread

  painted corrugated cardboard
much distressing, inked with pinecone (versamark)
Thankyou for visiting 
pop over to SCRAP 365 & check out the creations 
from the Design Team
You are sure to be inspired 
take up the challenge & link to share with us 
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


October is Breast Cancer month & 
true to form our wonderful leader Eve
 has chosen pink as our colours for that reason..
Thank You Eve 
Most of you know I am part of a Breast Cancer charity
& this time last year I dyed my hair pink to raise funds  ($300.00)
Be Uplifted is a small team of volunteers who raise money to assist  
the women or men who are on the journey 
with some of their out of pocket expenses
our Website is 
Face Book page 
Pop in  like us & say hello 
We also have an exciting announcement on BW2 
the new design team 
& what a fantastic team it is 
 6 amazingly talented ladies,Lynne, Julie, Janet, Karrie, Tania & Anne  
and 1 super talented man Romain, 
the returning team is:
Di, Cindy, Karen, Jenni, Anne, Ada, Annette( me)
& our wonderful leader Eve

the mood board 
my layout 
together for my niece Lauren's HAPPY birthday
Come on over & say meet the new team , check out the challenge,create & upload to share 
we would love to see what you can do
Wear pink occasionally to honour all the breast cancer journeyers 

Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette

Saturday, September 20, 2014

SCRAP 365 Sketch Challenge

Time again for the reveal of the monthly sketch on
based on artwork by Terhi  Koskinen
We have a fantastic prize for the winner of this challenge from 
 7 Gypsies sent us a fabulous selection for our winner 
they also sent a set to our design team. 
I received the fabulous 
I loved creating with the papers & embellishments 

features my grandson fishing in Cairns 
A collage showing the fussy cut coral, cut piece of woven stiffened jute,
inking, distressing & card embellies, metal life bouy & round metal tags.
pop on over to SCRAP365 & check out the amazing work from my fellow DT members 
 be inspired to create a layout using the sketch. 
Put a link back to the Scrap365 blog on your post  
link it up via the linky on the side bar :)

looking forward to seeing your designs
 thank you for calling by 
Hugz Annette 

Friday, September 12, 2014


Hello all 
Today I'm sharing my mini album I made for a gift 
I have had this box with concertina pages in my stash
for absolute ages ... 
one of those 'one day' projects!!!!
 the papers had been around for a while also 
yes I admit it ....  I'm a hoarder !!!
So keeping that in mind I hunted out other older stuff
to create this mini ... 
& gypsies book binding tape, scraps of net & ribbons tied on the rings
rub-ons (Daisy D), door knob & butterfly (Megs Garden)
red ribbon tied with a flat bow to highlight.
Inside cover & page one 
roses washi tape, punched butterfly (Martha Stewart) gingham ribbon
quote reads"
In love & in dreams there are not impossibilities"
pages two and three
papers (7 gypsies, creative imaginations) embellishment (creative imaginations)
music washi tape
pages four and five
narrow black tags trimmed with white rub-ons for writing notes? set in a pocket 
paper doiley, ribbon & epoxy flower
  pages six and seven
punched butterflies ( Martha Stewart), stamped diamonds, rub-on (unknown) 
LOVE epoxy (creative imaginations) doiley (Martha Stewart)
pages eight and nine 
more mini tags, washi tapes, paper doiley
back cover

It's good to go through our stash once in a while and use our hoarded product
I found 'stuff' I had forgotten I owned .. 
Thanks for visiting today 
cheers for now 
Hugz Annette

Monday, September 1, 2014

BW2 for September

New challenge is up on Black with 2 
colour combo is very striking 
yellow & hot pink
on BLACK cardstock base 
' meet my grandies who are truly BOLD & beautiful' 
further journalling is on the back of the page
title is Believe (in miracles)
these two gorgeous babies were born at 28weeks 
weighing 1105 grams & 1025grams 
the pics are of them at about 7 months & then on their 19th birthday 
pop on over to BW2 & check out the inspirational work 
from my fellow team members 
Join in the challenge,share with us via the link 
thank you for calling by 
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BLACK with 2 for AUGUST

Loved the colours for the BW2 challenge this month
The beautiful photo featured on my LO was on facebook 
(all credit to unknown original photographer).. 
After the recent tragedies in the world .. 
I felt it epitomized a sense of FREEDOM & LOVE ..
it bought comfort to me ( & joy to my heart) 
as I prayed for global peace, understanding 
& uplifted devastated families at this time...
my collage shows closeups 
die cut leaves, blue seam binding, bunting with bakers twine & brads,
mixture of patterned papers, Authentique Megs Garden & bazzil Spot
 Come visit us on BW2 ..
See the inspirational work by my fellow DT members
take up the challenge & share with us 
via Mr Linky

Thanks for popping by
Happy Scrapping
Cheers Annette 


Hello Everyone
  delighted to be sharing my layout using
the new paper range designed for Megs Garden 
 by Kerry-Jean Watson 
I chose three sheets from these fantastic masculine papers
the Traveling Gentleman.. P6409
the Gentleman's Ephemera.. P6413

Letter from a Gentleman.. P6408
I chose the title 
( where to go & what to see)
for my handsome grandson 
as he is making many decisions at this time
so large .. some small ... 
the collage of close-ups below
show  handmade corrugated cardboard flowers, 
fussy cut ephemera, cogs, washi tape, chevron print (downloaded)
plus flowers,black gems & twine from my stash.
All paper was distressed & inked in denim blue.

Please check out all the wonderful products 
and see the design team members inspirational work at

 Thank You for calling by
Happy Scrapping
cheers Annette