Saturday, November 19, 2016


Hello my friends,
Wishing you a very warm welcome
Today I'm sharing with you a work in progress
An album using the "Vintage Journal" papers 
it will be a memory book of my maternal grandparents
Herbert (Bert) Moncrief & Lillian Mary Gedye.

The base of my book is made with a cardboard box, 
which works out perfectly as the spine is already creased. 
I trimmed it down to 13.5 x19.5cm

to cover I crumpled brown paper & glued down with Gel Medium 
on both sides.

 I then wiped stazon over emphasizing the edges & spine 
using distress ink I smeared the pad over & lightly spritzed with water

when totally dry I painted over with gel medium 
the cover now has a look of aged worn leather
I haven't as yet decided upon a finish for my cover, 
it will be held together with a piece of leather with a clasp or buckle .
making the hinges
 which are adhered together the adhered centrally to the inside spine
single pages are then adhered to the flaps
all patterned papers are distressed & inked
 inside cover
 face page
page 1 .. my grandpa

 page 2 .. my grandma ..

pages 4& 5 with a kraft envelope insert

.reverse side of the envelope

photos stored in the envelope  .. the family photo was circa 1952
my mum is on the R front & aunty on the left celebrates her 90 birthday this month.

 pages 6& 7 .. my mum (Margaret Frances ( Peggy)) is the little one seated on the floor

pages 8 & 9
all pages now are covered & ready for pics as I find them

 page 8 flip out

pages 10 & 11
with another envelope
envelope insert

pages 12 & 13

pages 14 & 15
 page 15 flip out
 back page & inside cover
I am looking forward to finishing this so my family 
has a knowledge of their heritage  
these papers are just perfect for this kind of project

Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette x

Friday, October 28, 2016


Hello All ...Annette here ..
Today I'd like to share with you a Wedding LO 
created with
by Queenie Leung
Base is Kraft Cardstock distressed & inked in brown
Trim 'Patterned in Gold' (stripe side) 11.5x11.5 inches
distress, ink & adhere with stripes horizontal
Trim 'Florals in Chocolate' to 7 x 11.5 inches
Distress & ink shorter sides adhere centrally to stripe
with reverse side up.
Cut muslin 2 x 14x2 inches fray edges,
using wet glue adhere on either side of centre piece slightly gathering
cut 2 matching strips from 'Lace Borders'
adhere cream lace to one side of both & using 3D tape adhere on either side of centre
 from 'Butterflies & Lace' reverse side cut a piece of brown centre 5x7  inches
Mount a 4x6 photo onto cream then kraft each with 1/4 inch border which is distressed & inked
then using 3D tape adhere to brown matt.
 Cut from ' Ooh La La Frame' the oval frame
& cut in half longways, adhere to brown matt
Cut metal embellishment in half also, adhere to kraft matt.
adhere to mounted photo towards top of the page 

Cut the scalloped edge from the reverse of 'Butterflies & Lace' 
adhere curved under the mounted photo using 3D tape

punch or cut a circle with a butterfly featured to fit a metal frame 
fussy cut butterflies, a large & small heart 
position chosen flowers, leaves, hearts & butterflies where desired & glue in place 
Decorate bunting & butterflies with sequins & pearls.
Tie 4 strands of crochet cotton or embroidery thread into a bow with long tails 
Glue in place. 
I do hope you enjoy creating with this gorgeous range.... 

#Ultimate Crafts OOH LA LA ..... ULT 157610
#Die Cut Ephemera Pack 2..... ULT 157629
#Mixed Sequins .... ULT 157640
# Pearls.... ULT 157655
# Ribbons & Lace Pack.... 157639

Happy Scrapping
Cheers Annette

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Hello All,
I was delighted to be invited to be a Guest Designer for Couture Creations for the month of October.
I am also a member of the Creative Team for 
Today I am sharing with you a card with a difference using the fantastic OOH LA LA products 
designed by Queenie Yeung

Using " Bronze Boroque" trim paper to measure 12x12
Measure & Score down at 3inches  & 9 inches
turn paper 1/4 turn  & repeat
Fold along score lines & crease with bone scorer

Mark centre of patterned paper, pencil lines will be covered.
Fold corners into the centre, crease firmly

Fold corners back to the edge 
Now the tricky bit .. fold along score lines forming mountains & valleys
so it looks like this ..
cut patt paper 6x6 inches, adhere to the centre square
from same patt paper, cut a piece 4x8 inches fold in half 
cut piece of 'Almond Milk' cardstock 4.5 x 4.5 inches
adhere folded card to cardstock.
for inside the card 
choose a frame & the affirmation card  & adhere
Front of the card 
using 'Tessa Doily Set' die cut larger doily from almond milk cardstock,
adhere butterfly doily over using 3D tape
decorate with pearls & sequins.
please pardon the flash flair.. 
Cut 2 strips from ' Lace Borders' adhere together
Cut a frame & matching size in cardstock, adhere one end of strips to short side of frame 
the adhere 3 sides leaving a pocket on opposite short end,  snip corners so the band slides into the pocket easily
Decorate the frame with chosen flowers, sequins, pearls butterfly & title.
bare card
now prettily dressed

Hoping you enjoy creating this lovely card &
are as inspired as I was when I was shown it by a friend
# Ultimate Crafts OOH LA LA Paper Pack     ULT 157610
                 # Die Cut Ephemera Pack 2           ULT 157629                
 # Tessa Doily Set                    ULT 157555
                # Mixed Sequins            ULT 157640         
# Pearls             ULT 157655

Happy Scrapping
 Hugz Annette

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


It all began with a Facebook post from Tina Walker
throwing an idea into cyber space of an 
'Artist Collaboration'
I figured why not ??? why not indeed !!!
When the envelope arrived with the treasures inside I thought 
Oh Heck what have I done !!!
After cogitating for quite a while 
& procrastinated quite a while longer ..
Then!!! light bulb moment !!!
I envisioned 

Gathering all the goodies together I started work 
glued the larger piece of fabric onto a piece of board, sprayed a few more colours 
stencilled with gesso, sprayed a bit more .. 
rubbed 'inka gold' onto the cogs & veiwmaster disk
sprayed muslin skirt with green
rubbed 'inka gold' green onto resin pieces then tipped with gold 
cut out angel wings & started putting my angel together.
butterfly, wings & cogs
muslin, cotton fabric & twine
resistors, brooch face & metal crown 

from my stash I found the brooch with beautiful face in silver, 
rubbed with green & gold & a slight touch of pink on her cheeks,
adding cogs of bronze, gold & silver & gems of aqua, 
bending & twisting the resistors & 
tying knots into the twine over the skirt completed my playing.
When she was finished I felt she missing something
but what ??? 
Out in the garden shed found the answer 
a frame I had painted many years before.
I washed off the accumulated dust rubbed in more gold 
and framed her up 
she was now totally complete.
Thank You to Tina for inspiring us to think outside the box
To Susan for showing us how to do the techy stuff 
( which I sadly at first struggled with & then it clicked)
A HUGE thank you  to our sponsors

There are 60 0ther takers on this collaboration 
so many wonderful ideas with the same goodies
so take a look around .. 

 Happy Creating 
Hugz Annette