Monday, July 17, 2017


Hello everyone, Welcome & thanks for visiting,
 I am delighted to be Guest Designer  on 
I am working with the new RITZ COLLECTION  
'GATSBY' pad, stamps & dies,
the 1920's is a favourite era of mine so I was drawn to the Art Deco designs by Sue Smyth 
My first sample is titled:  

I found this image & decided to highlight the mask with a real peacock feather, 
enhancing the colour with flowers of a matching shade
I used the die which I then halved to add either side of the picture

Old gold flowers mixed with the peacock colour, cut a circle to fill a metal embellishment 
on which a hand made gold tassel hangs 
fussy cut the party time title, champagne bottle & glass 
there are many raised layers all mounted on black to emphasize the angular lines 

I really got into the mood of the era & continued to play, 
I wanted to show how wonderful wedding photos could look on range, 
it really is so versatile. 
The bride is mounted onto a frame of gold & raised on foam tape 

A dull green lace banner heads above the photos & using metals to highlight the garland , I added shades of grey green & gold with a deep citrus green roses which are nestled on a base of silver grey organza petals for softness, the metal oval has paper & gold pearls there are bright gold leaves tucked into each side.
 more roses & metals either side of the title .

I hope I have inspired you to create with this great range.
Happy Scrapping 
Ultimate crafts 12 x 12  paper pad  ULT 157826
Ultimate Crafts A4 Vellum Gold Foil paper ULT 157 832
Ultimate crafts Feathered Background die ULT 157867
Ultimate Crafts pearls ULT 157655

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Hello & Welcome,
today I'm sharing my second piece on the collaboration titled 
the idea is to pick a song from the album by PINK FLOYD
& do a mixed media piece on what that song conveyed to you. 
this month I chose 

Ooooh, babe
Don't leave me now
Don't say it's the end of the road
Remember the flowers I sent

I need you, babe
To put through the shredder
In front of my friends
Ooh babe

Don't leave me now
How could you go?
When you know how I need you
To beat to a pulp on a Saturday night
Ooh babe, don't leave me now

How can you treat me this way?
Running away
Ooh babe
Why are you running away?
Ooh babe

Pink was emotionally unstable, unable to love himself so in that mental torment 
was really not capable of tenderly loving his wife 
I feel the brick wall was starting to go up which is why I built part walls on either side of the road
His wife had been pushed & pulled enough, she was done & finished, nothing more to give
hence the road 
Pink in his mental state thought he had been a good husband, (he bought her flowers)
therefore he could not understand why 
"why are you running away ???"

I painted dark clouds for his despair , the vortex of air to depict the spiraling of emotions he was feeling ... 

 Products used:
acrylic paints, 
structure paste, 
crackle paste, 
I printed paper for his coat 
hand sketched the male figure from one found on line
then painted over to give extra texture
the bricks are scrapbooking paper cut & pasted 

Thanks for visiting 
cheers Annette x

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


thank you for popping into my blog
Today I'm sharing with you 
4 cards created with 'LAVANDE' papers from 
I really enjoyed working with this very pretty range 
the colours had a sweet elegance & everything just flowed together
inked die cut leaves, a wee bottle of beads tied with a satin ribbon & a tiny frame 
a metal flower halved & rubbed with inka gold to highlight the colour
turned over corner filled with flowers & a golden shoe hanging from satin ribbon
lilac hand dyed lace, gems, tiny frame with a perfume bottle & a fussy cut 
lady in an elegant gown all tied with a spotty organza ribbon.

All these cards could be given for any special occasion

Again thanks for popping by my blog 
 your comments  are heart-warming
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annettex

Friday, June 16, 2017


Hello & Welcome
 a few weeks ago my online friend Tina Walker put out a call for a collaboration
featuring the Pink Floyd album
This is a 3 month challenge where
we can choose any songs ( there are 26)
& illustrate what it portrayed to us.
My choice for this month was 'Goodbye Blue Sky' where he cries:

"Look mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky"

Did you see the frightened ones?
Did you hear the falling bombs?
Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the
promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue

Did you see the frightened ones?
Did you hear the falling bombs?
The flames are all gone, but the pain lingers on.

Goodbye, blue sky
Goodbye, blue sky.
"The 11:15 from Newcastle is now approaching"
"The 11:18 arrival...."
I cannot even try to imagine how frightening the bombing of London during the blitz was
( in reality the bombing anywhere)
as a young child to experience the devastation of homes being destroyed, the smell of fire, the enveloping smoke,the terrifying sound of aircraft & bombs falling, the sirens sounding, the anti aircraft guns firing would have been horrific
My picture depicts the mother trying to calm her son amid all this 
& he crying the blue sky has gone! 
his only touch of normality was disappearing
how heartbreaking...
art work was created with texture paste & gelatos
mother & child, aircraft, & air raid shelter sign were found online.

Thank you Tina for a great challenge
let's see what next month brings

cheers for now
Hugz Annette x

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Hello & Welcome to my blog .. 
Lately I have been playing in Mixed Media .. 
thoroughly enjoying the experimentation & 
am never sure whether it will turn out  
Whilst searching through facebook & web sites I happened upon 
a challenge on scrapki-wyzwaniowo 
I took up the challenge 

on  this page I have used water colours, gesso, crackle paint, 
 stamps & a variety of pens
thank you for the challenge 

Wonderful Memories

Hello & Welcome
It's been a while since I joined into challenges .. 
the sketch on Stuck?! Sketches caused the creative juices to flow 
I played with 49Market St papers  which I felt were perfect 
for the 2 princesses attending their Aunty at her recent wedding
here is the sketch designed by Laura Whitaker
a few closeups 
fussy cutting & chiffon roses
shiny charcoal beads & more fussy cutting
glass droplets & blanket stitched chipboard 
 Great Sketch .. Thankyou .. 
Thank You for calling by 
Happy Scrapping

Monday, April 24, 2017


thanks for popping by 
 today I'm sharing with you a journal I created using 
I really enjoy playing with neutral colours
& distressing,  grunging  & making mini albums
  so I LOVED this new range from Meg's Garden
'it was right up my alley' as they say 

My cover was made from scratch with chipboard
using gel medium I adhered my chosen papers to front, back & spine
decorating the join with mesh ribbon
then used photo corners & a metal flourish with a handle adhered on top .
there is a real feather under the quill 
clocks are from a previous paper from Meg's Garden
acetate from my stash is adhered as a pocket so photos can be added
lift the metal ring to flip out the page for journalling &/or photo
tags slide out
photo matt  
tags for more writing & a mat for small photo
tag with key opens the flip out 
The letter unties & opens out & the lions head page flips out as well

a post card for more journaling & a photo mount 

final page with space to write the end of your journal entries 

Ready for some Sherlock? 
The journal papers are ready for you!
Available printed or digital download
18 papers - 8.3x11"; pages for journal are 5x7.5"
Preview of papers:

visit Meg's Garden for these great papers & many many more

I trust you've enjoyed seeing my journal
 Happy Scrapping 
hugz Annette
my granddaughter is teaching me how to take videos ( she's 11)
this is our first attempt so please forgive it's errors
Cheers A xx