Monday, July 27, 2015


 The beautiful Deb of BELLE PAPERIE 
asked me to design something with the 
Hearts Ease papers designed & inspired by Denise Boddey from Couture Creations
Delightedly I played & made a mini album 
My Cover 
Cover is made of Chipboard covered in calico, spine is muslin over the calico.
I sprayed calico with tattered angel mists in several colours  sorry forgot to keep which ones
as it was a hit & miss operation if one wasn't quite right I found another 
also sprayed muslin & Chantilly lace
The frame was embossed in several powders including bronze, a deep burgundy &deep green 
( my own mixture)  
Wooden wings inked in pinecone versamark 
all finished with the scrumptious velvet roses & leaves, metal flower, 
metal embellie with a clock attached & the bumble bee.
  The clasp is two brass embellishments folded to slide together
glued onto the front & back of book 
face page .. wooden frame, velvet ribbon, velvet primulas, pink tipped leaves, metal butterfly embossed, lace, muslin and wired glass beads
page 1... fussy cut flowers, lace, metal handle, seam binding 
  Page 1 lifts up for photo and/or journalling...  text stamp,butterfly sticker,
 Martha Stewart edge punch

Page 2 ... fussy cutting, wooden doily, muslin, lace, velvet flowers, metal clock with bumble bee
leaves & wired glass beads
Page 3 ... pocket with 2 tags for photo or journalling 
page 4 ... 
Page 5 .... opens 
for journalling
page 6 
back page & inside cover 
Back page lifts up for further journalling 
I hope you enjoyed seeing my little book as much as I enjoyed creating it 
Pop over & visit Deb in her beautiful store BELLA PAPERIE 
Happy Scrapping my Friends 
Hugz Annette 

Thursday, July 23, 2015


On a recent retreat we played with the BROTHER 'Scan'n'Cut' .. 
what an amazing machine 
can't wait to play again 
I must thank my friend Sandra for her patience  teaching me to make my exploding card 
Never have I had so much glue on my fingers !!! LOL !!! 
I used KAISERCRAFT 'All that Glitters"  6x6 pad

 Thank you for calling by 
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette


Hello visitors to 
  today I'm sharing with you four 8x8 layouts 
using the beautiful papers titled
Forgotten Garden … 
Lovely soft & delicate colours with a true vintage feel.
The first two layouts are of wonderful friends I have met through this craft.
Jules, Steph & I 
  fussy cut flowers, crochet doiley, muslin, roses,bakers twine, brass& bling..

Heather, Margaret & I 

 fussy cut roses, cherry blossoms, leaves, mini daisies, ribbon,hat pins,brass, lace & muslin....

Secondly are two layouts featuring my mother's siblings on their respective wedding days
 LOVE .... 
mum's brother   circa 1952
Sunshine on Petals paper
Paper has been covered in pink tulle as my aunt was a very modern Millie & shocked the establishment by wearing a wedding dress with NO sleeves & a layer of pink tulle under the top layer of white.. (it was tutted about for a number of years)
fussy cut daisies, cherry blossoms, lace, paper doiley ribbons, heart pins & brass .. 
HONOUR .... 
mum's sister circa 1950
Wisteria Shade..paper
Chantilly lace, roses, mini daisies, bakers twine, brass & fussy cut butterflies
  I hope you like my layouts & you’re inspired by the beautiful papers to create
Take a window shop through Megs Garden 
& check out the fantastic variety of goodies to add to your stash..
I invite you to scroll through & check out the beautiful creations 
from the other members of the team 
Thank you for visiting  
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette 

Friday, June 19, 2015

FLY ...

"Sometimes it would be wonderful to take to the air and 
play time on a canvas
stencils, stamps, inks,paints, chipboard, silks, rub-ons, gems & metals
girl inspired by Lisa Oxley..thanks Lisa
 Thoroughly enjoyed my time playing & can't wait to get messy again
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette


I was inspired to play on KRAFT PLUS  this month
as soon as I read the challenge details (Jungle & Circles)this song popped into my head
In the Jungle
Animal print paper & circles of string,doodles, buttons, brads
clock & photo frame I think covers the agenda required 
loved the stripey butterflies ..
Thank you for visiting 
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Hello All, a very warm welcome to Meg’s Garden Blog …
 Today I’d like to share my little album & box set created with 
The Butterfly Garden Collection 
A beautiful & delicate collection.
a gorgeous book kit available printed or ready to download
a mini pack totally ready for the lovers of mini papers
5 papers 12x12"+4x12" strip for the scrapbookers 
a Cut & Create Ephemera for all
The box was originally a MP3 player box with magnetic closure …
 I covered the box with striped paper
the top is trimmed with calico, tea died muslin &edged with cream lace& cream pearled lace.
 A bouquet of white rose buds ,vine, brass butterfly trimmed with pearls 
are all held in place with a brass trim bent into shape & a large pearl brad. 
The side has a brass knob trim …

I lined the lid with ‘Les Papillons” and the inside with cream calico & edged with lace.

The little book is held with a paper ring.. created with a die cut doiley, circle of paper machine stitched , fussy cut flowers, satin roses paper flowers, I embossed a silver butterfly gold added pearls to enhance, gold lace, hat pins & metallic Hope tag. All edges are inked & machine stitched.

 The front cover of the book has no adornment..

Pgs 1& 2 

Open pg 2 to reveal centre page.. with frame, fussy cutting doiley, muslin & butterfly
& pg 3 with key hole, clock & butterfly

Pg 1 flips up revealing pearled heart & silver key trimmed with flowers & skeleton leaves, lace & paper doiley.
Lower page is more fussy cutting ,a photo corner & vine

Pg 3 flips down to show photo corner, vine, brass trim.
Lower page has lined paper for journaling with butterfly &inked doiley 

Composite photo showing all pages opened out
 the Butterfly book kit 
The collection of papers is designed for all butterfly lovers.
Flowers & butterflies drift into colour, illuminating spring.
The pages have been prepared so that you can mix & match the papers as you like by using contrasting or similar styles. Each individual page is 5.5x8.5".
The cover & cover liners are 11x8.5"
 Mini Rosebuds - white gt-wh
 Cherry Blossoms cherry
Emporer pins 
Thanks for visiting 
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

INSPIRE .. my journal for MEG'S GARDEN

Hi All
Today I'm sharing the little journal I made with
the beautiful French Garden collection of papers available on Meg's Garden 
These can be bought in 12x12,a mini pack or as a book kit  or can be downloaded & printed

I've had this beautiful piece of lace forever so left the cover plain to show it off
the rose just tucks into the tied ribbon 
which is glued down with a beautiful metal embellishment on the spine
inside cover & face page with title 
fussy cut flowers &  frame for title enhanced by cherry blossoms & metal butterfly 
pink ribbon with flat bow completes the page 
 all pages are inked in khaki versamark
pgs 1 & 2 
in peaceful surroundings'
page2 has a pocket holding tags & mounted card for photo or journaling 
pgs 3 & 4 
'BUTTERFLIES are self propelled flowers fluttering by to bring you JOY'
the pocket on pg 3 holds this little concertina album
the back is plain cardstock for pics if desired
pg 5 & 6 
'BEAUTY is all around us ... Believe'
pg 5 : neutral chantilly lace, cotton lace, ribbon, large flower, hand, gold butterfly & jewelled hat pin 
pg 6: fussy cut flowers, metal flower, gold bee form this page 
which also has an opening flap revealing tags & a journaling spot
pgs 7 & 8
' NOTHING is impossible' 
cherry blossoms, bows, chantilly lace & music flair, 
pgs 9 & 10
' Never let go of your DREAM... Cherish' 
more cherry blossoms, seam binding, chantilly lace, pearl brad & music flair
pg 11 & inside back cover
'this is not the END it is the beginning' 
lace, ribbon, fabric flower & cherry blossoms to complete
I hope you agree these papers are ideal for this feminine inspirational journal 


All other products used are from my stash 
for inspirational creations from the design team ladies 
for these fantastic products and many more

Thanks for calling by 
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette