Saturday, July 22, 2017


Hello everyone,welcome, thank you for calling by, 
 It's Annette  here sharing two masculine cards made from 
'THE RITZ COLLECTION' titled 'GATSBY' designed by Sue Smyth.
These were projects for my Guest Designer Spot for 
 Sometimes it is so difficult to create masculine cards, 
however this range had fantastic images to use. 
I immediately fell for the vintage cars, so luxurious looking, so elegant in design... 


built on a black base I added abstract tulip design paper,
corrugated card, black & gold striped strip under knotted string 
metal cogs & a clock face add interest. Cutting around the car, I then fussy cut the men & mounted them on foam tape so they appear to be gazing longingly over a high wall. the full picture was then double mounted on kraft & black  The title was stamped on kraft card, mounted on black card

Using the same paper & corrugated cardboard as previous card, 
I again added cogs  & knotted string.
Double mounting the masculine image in kraft & black, fussy cut the car &  stamped the title to complete the card. 

Deciding  to leave the ladies out  I created a step card featuring a very fashionable lady dressed for a day out 

The card is cut in black, two sides are first covered in gold mirror board, then featured the diamond design paper & added amber gems, 
Best wishes was cut from the embellishment sheet in the 12 x 12 pack 

Ultimate crafts 12 x 12  paper pad  ULT 157826

 I hope you have been a tiny bit inspired to play with this very versatile paper pad 
 Happy Scrapping


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