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 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Life's Simple Pleasures....

Hello All
Today I wish to share with you the mini album I made with the deeeevine
' Watercolour in Blue' papers from MEG'S GARDEN
I love working in blue & these beautiful papers are a joy 
available in various sizes to suit all forms of scrapping 
visit HERE
I titled my album 'Life's Simple Pleasures' as we can all
Cherish, Imagine,Laugh, Create,Dream, Inspire, Live & Smile


Front cover

I covered the album with fabric which is slightly padded on the front 
adding the blue heart which has extra padding, the buttons are stitched on
a pretty spray of flowers & butterfly to finish.
for the spine I used 6 eyelets & threaded torn matching fabric through ..
Inside front Cover

page 1 
page 2

page 3

page 4

page 5

page 7

page 8

inside back cover

transparency page between pages 2 & 3

transparency page between pages 6 & 7
Hope you enjoyed looking at my mini as much as I enjoyed making it; 
If you would like to visit
the lovely Meg Foreman created this for me ...
Thank you Meg so much 

Cheers for now
 Happy Scrapping 
hugz Annette x

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Wow I cannot believe how far behind I am in posting .. 
Holidays & cloudy weather have kind of put a halt to a few things 
Firstly I flew to Adelaide & 
then after a relaxing day & a good nights sleep
we drove round to Port Lincoln for the E2C retreat..
what an amazing time!!!!
Jules & I had a super time on the drive, 
I enjoyed the trip immensely being the tourist seeing a bit more of the Australian country side .. 
Driving with Jules is an experience, 
good driver, safe driver and outspoken driver, 
idiots on the road BEWARE .. LOL !!! 
We sure laughed, chatted & planned or maybe I should say schemed.. 
more about that much later.. 
E2C was/is the most amazing experience.. 
this was my second year of attending & i so loved catching up with friends & meeting with many online friends 
the whole room is filled with positive vibes 
it's an on going party with lots of scrapbooking 
Our teachers this year were 
awesome awesome awesome!!!!
 many new techniques and lots of fun
sadly though it comes to an end.
So lots of hugz, sweet goodbyes and catch you online
we all made our ways in various directions.
that kind of catches you up with some of my news 
stay tuned there's more to come
Happy Scrapping
hugz Annette x

Monday, June 6, 2016


Hello friends, 
Thankyou for popping into my blog, 
Today I would like to share with you 3 pretty floral cards
made with the lovely Rose Quartz Collection from
created on a white base & layered with 3D tape 
each paper is distressed & inked. 
The centre strip is mounted on coffee cardstock.
Fussy cut rose has pearl centre & 
I have used dimensional magic to enhance the petal edges.
Fussy cut postage stamp, design label,
 lace with pearls & bling, double tied ribbon bow 
with a metal heart to complete.
White card base with layered patterned papers.
punched some edges, inked & distressed.
metal embellishment cut in half under the label, 
pink lace, velvet ribbon & another metal embellishment.
 Pretty pink cherry blossoms, rose buds & leaves tipped in green to complete.
White cardstock base, patterned paper & shredded muslin 
form a background for the heat embossed frame.
the frame is white triple embossed with a sprinkle of rose on the last heating.
 the spray of flowers  picture is enhanced 
with sprays of toning flowers on either side.
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Hello there 
So great you called by 

Today I'm sharing the wall hanging created with one tiny piece of 
CHANTILLY CREAM remaining of this beautiful range of papers 
available from MEGS GARDEN 


I gessoed a piece of board, 
adhered muslin using gel medium
and then sprayed in several colours,
(walnut, gold & mission bells brown)
The woven mesh was a placemat bought at a jumble sale
(I just knew would come in handy one day) LOL !!!
was adhered over the muslin Brick work stencilled onto Kraft with my faithful pinecone versamark,
 I adhered lace under on left & over on the right side
The white card inked and I then glued hessian & narrow lace.

I bronze embossed my frame & butterfly were then adhered frame 
&  the 'live TODAY' ,was glued to the centre of the frame with 3D tape

To finish off the  base  I used  part of a crochet doily,
 a dangly earring, 
hessian flowers, bronze key and leaves with a twist of dodo vine. 

Top right corner has bronzed butterfly, hessian butterfly 
velvet flowers, leaves & a cameo
To hang I crocheted a loop in string & tied a knot to finish 

other products available at MEGS GARDEN are:

Chantilly Cream
dodo vine
pink velvet flowers & velvet leaves

Please take some time and scroll through the MEGS GARDEN  blog to view
 all the fantastic work from the GARDEN TEAM 

Happy Scrapping 
hugz Annette x

Monday, May 30, 2016


Today I'm sharing two layouts I created using the new range from MEG's GARDEN
 available as a download you can print yourself 
12 x12papers 
card makers packs 
or paper crafter packs 
It's such a soft delicate & very romantic pink 
I have used photos from my niece's wedding last October 
Pale pink card base with white card trimmed & distressed
all papers are inked in pale pink versamark
I fussy cut the spring blossoms to surround the paper doily.
die cut leaves using Cottage Cutz ' leafy foliage' 
cut tags, butterfly & advertising from ephemera sheet
velvet flowers #  20265 Carabella Rose Posy - fairy pink
tassles # ft68 Dusty Pink & ivory tassel 
spots of walnut ink & pale pink gems complete the picture 
 After I had finished all my projects I had these beautiful ephemera pieces left
I mounted them all on Kraft cardstock, distressed & inked the edges 
The photo is mounted on Kraft, pink stripe & I used 3D tape to raise it.
then arranged all my small framed pictures around the photo
papers # 20192 Rose Quartz Papercrafter Pack
velvet flowers # 20265 Carabella Rose Posy - fairy pink
cream cherry blossoms
leaves & pale green twine
finish the Layout 
thankyou for calling by 
Happy Scrapping
 hugz Annette