Friday, April 29, 2016


I attended the April ‪#‎WorkshopWonders‬ organized by the incredible Alison Bevis ...
 we had 4 classes in the day .. 
amazing teachers Fiona Paltridge using water colours .. 
Kelly-ann Oosterbeek papers & diecut stickers from ‪#‎Kaisercraft‬ 
& Tracey & Crece using products from  
 thank you ladies it was a blast ... 
sharing my LOs & some extras I completed with leftover papers ...

playing with water colour  with the beautiful,crazy Fiona Paltridge..
such fun, lots of laughs 
 loved this  technique & will definitely be playing again ..

 Using the gorgeous papers  ' Magnolia Lane' from Couture Creations
designed by Susanne Smyth 
this class was also taught by the artiste extraordinaire herself 
photos are of my niece Lauren & Luke on their wedding day . ..

Such soft delicate colours lend beautifully to romantic pages
these papers are the leftovers from the class kit 

soft & delicate card suitable for 
Mothers Day, feminine birthday or wedding 

 Love how the die cut of flowers matched with the bouquets  
sometimes pure flukes work 
class by Kelly-ann Osterbook using Kaisercraft products.

made this card using the leftovers from Kelly-ann's kit 

last however by no means least is ..
LOVE you to the MOON & BACK
slightly rearranged the design of Tracey & Crece LO to suit my photo
fun techniques used & great products 
love the brooch bar with the framed title from My 2 Angels.

thank you so much for calling by 
Happy Scrapping
 hugz Annette 


Friday, April 1, 2016


Hello friends, 
thank you for calling by 
Whilst at the last paper craft show I visited Debra at BELLA PAPERIE
I spotted this fabulous grungy masculine paper 
from a collection by SCRAPBERRY'S titled 
'Edge of Town' 
I was delighted to be asked by Deb to create some LOs for display at the store
it's such a long time since I've played with grunge 
Thanks Deb it was fun 


mixed media 


all photos are of my grandson ..

I hope you agree this is a fantastic range of very masculine paper 
 and are inspired to create 
pop into the BELLA PAPERIE & say hello to Deb 
Check out the lovely goodies to look at & be tempted by .. 
  Happy Scrapping 
 Hugz Annette  

Sunday, February 28, 2016


Hello all, 
Thank You for visiting my blog 
Today I'm  sharing with you an altered book I created using
This paper is so elegant & lends itself to a variety of different styles

My book was made by tearing out some of pages from a reading book
(‘Good Wives’) 
& gluing pages together to get the thickness I desired.
When dry I sprayed pages & covers with white gesso.
I cut a hole to make a  frame into one set of glued pages (x 3 times)
Sorry forgot to take a photo... oops 

Gathering fabric, muslin, various laces, ribbons, inks, paper & other bits & pieces
the fun began... 

Front & back covers were painted with cream paint over white gesso 
& muslin was adhered 
Front cover has Chantilly lace glued onto muslin with 
another piece of torn muslin over

Chipboard arched gate & vines was sprayed with gesso, adding glue & sprinkling with glitter, cream ribbon to tie was adhered behind gateway,

Metal butterfly was covered with gold paint & rubbed to shine
and  velvet flowers added
 glue inside fly sheet to cover muslin overlap from the cover
I left these blank so I can write a greeting or sentiment on when I gift it on. 
  Inked edges in combination of gold& khaki ink
Tore calico to cover page, added all papers, trims, gold glitter, flower & gold twisted thread.

Covered frame in crumpled tissue, spread crackle paste when dry rubbed with gold metallic to highlight crackle. Ink edges.
On page behind added paper & muslin,
Glued pages together added photo into frame, trimmed with laces, ribbons, brads flowers & twisted gold thread.
Covered page in embroidered organza,
Add papers, ephemera, pearl trim,metal flower, dodo vine& velvet flower
Gold glitter on edge of printed page to finish
Cover around frame with calico, glue paper to page behind centering the frame
Glue these pages together,
 Covered page in Chantilly lace fussy cut butterfly & small roses, added metal flower, pearl brad, velvet flower & pearl trim 

Calico frame trimmed with fussy cut ephemera lace metal trim & velvet flower with seam binding ..
glue pages to back cover
Ta da .. all done
I loved playing with these pretties & using various laces I've had for many years
the Chantilly lace was from a wedding gown my mother made & I dyed the lace
$ 200.00 in the days nearly 40 years ago (a fortune) 
the embroidered organza was a trimming on a dress I bought from a charity shop 
and made my daughter a dress from also nearly 40 years ago
I know I'm a hoarder... LOL !!!   

Make yourselves a cuppa & visit 
Megs Garden blog to check out the amazing work created by the Garden Team
& also the website  to find gorgeous stuff for your stash 

Happy Scrapping my friends 
Hugz Annette xx

Friday, February 26, 2016

PLAY TIME on my DESK ...

I recently saw this kit displayed on facebook so decided to have
 a tiny bit of play time it's from 
Kit the Habit
so my packet arrived and I excitedly opened it 
( I'm a kid at heart & love pressies even if I do buy it for myself)
the kit probably aimed at Project Life scrappers however
 I added a few simple bits from my stash (buttons, lace,velvet ribbon, cardstock flowers & a little bird) 
and created 5 cards & a 12 x12 LO

Have a few tiny bits left which my granddaughter will snaffle 
to create heck only knows what with... 
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette x 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Hello, thanks for visiting, 
 last Sunday I had a wonderful morning creating with the 
delicious MAGNOLIA LANE papers designed by Sue Smyth
Sue was teaching us at my LSS BELLA PAPERIE to make the cutest mini album
where the Magnolia Lane papers, dies & goodies are available 
It was an excellent day in wonderful company. 

Sue had been kind enough to cut most of it into kit form 
we covered our pre-cut chip board covers in  the script paper , added the black lace 
& then shown all the different techniques to paint the frame, the die cut leaves, sugared flower and glistening magnolia centre piece& our tie dyed ribbon ..
I used black cardstock throughout to mount the sentiments & pictures, 
my butterflies are punched, & inked in pink olive & tipped with gold, 
the black lace is from the kit ties & pink flowers & pink tipped leaves from my stash
 PAGES #1 & 2
 PAGE # 3

 PAGE # 4
left plain to add small photo 

PAGE # 5
A little bird flying home 

PAGE # 6
ready for a photo 
 PAGE #7  

PAGE # 8
tied with a black bow ready for the photo

 PAGE # 9
a sparkly butterfly added some bling
PAGE # 10
I cut the image from the frame & added some sparkle & shine
centered & adhered to the black mount, 
3D mounted the frame over & trimmed with pearls

 PAGE # 11
tiny bit of glisten on the magnolia 
& tags cut from scraps .. 

 PAGE # 12 
Popped the centre from the die cut tassel ( isn't it divine) 
slightly inked in pink then glistened & sparkled.
Painted the outer in gold paint 
added some pearls to enhance. 
  I know have a confession to make .. 
because I can't help myself it turned out a bit lump bumpy with my embellies 
so I had to add a spine .. 
fortunately this wasn't a difficult task .. 

I so love this little album, the beautiful papers
& if you ever have a chance to go to one of Sue's classes go ...
she is a delight ..
her blogspot 

Hugz Annette xx

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Hello all,

Today I'm sharing an album I created to show photos of my mum's family 
I have a lovely collection of pics dating back to pre/post WW2
I used the range of papers from Megs Garden  
Bit late in sharing .. had knee replacement .. slowed me down a bit !!!!
mixed medium COVER using paper towel (thanks Suzanne) 
muslin, gesso, texture paste, spray & colour paste
page 1 
page 3 
cut down a pre-made envelope to store extras I may find
back of the envelope
page 7
my mum was a designer dressmaker this page is for her photo 
page 9 opened out.
page 10
page 11

I hope you have been inspired to use these fantastic paper packs available also in digi form 
 this is 'Cafe au Lait'  collection 
 Happy Scrapping all 
hugz Annette