Sunday, January 20, 2019


Hello & Welcome

Can you believe this???
Having so much fun updating my blog and learning how to video
I will admit I'm doing it the hard way hand holding my phone 
so have so not so pretty images of my aged hands as I turn pages etc. 
and editing is my next lesson on the agenda.
Today I'm sharing my terrific gift idea 


the box started as a mobile phone pack with a magnetic closure
I covered the outside with patterned paper, lined the inside with calico & lace
then decorated with lace, calico, frayed muslin, metals, pearls& roses,
added a metal filigreed knob over the magnet.
 inside is a cute little album with flip up & flip out pages 
which has a cuff as a closure, 
decorated with die cut doily, more lace, hat pins and fussy cut flowers 
pages were machine stitched to finish.
now my video ..

I really hope you have been a little inspired to create .. 

Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette x  

Saturday, January 19, 2019


Hello again …

One of my most favourite things to create are journals, 
I generally make them as a gift with uplifting quotes,
however I do make them also that photos can be added & stories told in their pages 
I am also teaching myself to video...
I know I know
"teaching old dogs new tricks is a major exercise in itself "
  BUT I'm about to share my first ever video 
& from here the only way is up 
so it's said … 


This was made in a 4 x 4 inch premade album 
using the Prima ' Wild & Free' papers 
adding pockets & flip pages to give enable small photos to be added.
lace, chipboard, ribbons & beads to enhance .
All tied with a crushed organza ribbon this is a lovely keepsake for any age group 

Hope you enjoy my video
happy scrapping 
hugz Annette x

Friday, January 18, 2019


Helloooo !!!!

Part of my past 2 years I designed & taught card classes 
I do enjoy making cards as it is so lovely to give 
& receive beautifully handcrafted cards 
so precious... 
 Sharing now some of my faves 

Its always good to have a card supply at home 
pack of six using a 6 x 6 paper pad, hessian, laces, doilies ribbons & flowers
A class well accepted & with a detailed instructions were suitable as a takeaway kit.


Using many different techniques, soft tied rayon ribbon & a tangle of pearls 
used to create these pretty feminine cards.


 very sweet blue & lemon cards
adding hessian, string & ribbons to complete these cards 
participants in the class used half a 6 x 6 paper pack  
and still had leftovers to use at home 
Stamped greetings fussy cut to finish them.

What fun we had stamping & painting these images,
lots of giggles as the ladies gave the images names 
My fave was the "Silly old Goat" LOL !!!

this is my absolute favourite era so really enjoyed creating these cards 
lots of lace feathers pearls & die cuts to decorate this set of cards .. 
 All my card classes come with detailed instructions with pics 

sadly many ladies state they can't make cards so I hope I have inspired you to 
GIVE it a GO 
 thank you for visiting
Happy scrapping 
hugz Annette x 

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Hello there 
 It's catch up time … throughout the past year I have been teaching 
and I also was guest teacher at a retreat.
Thinking on it I have decided to share my favourites 
which is difficult as I enjoy the process of each project  as I'm
always learning & have much to still learn
honestly the one's I don't like or am not happy with are hidden LOL !!!

 This is a canvas 16 x 20 inches
#Stamperia Rice papers crackle paste, acrylic paint, spray,
purpose sprayed flowers, gold skeleton leaves & stamens. 
with rubs of inka gold & beads.


A 12 x 16 inch canvas featuring Stamperia papers, Die cut flowers & cogs, rust painted chipboard, mesh netting, metal key & turquoise inka gold rub.
Loved how it's grungy yet has a feminine twist.

such a fun LO as a Design Team project
Had so much fun painting, stencilling & spraying with 13@rts products 
designed by Fiona Paltridge .. 

 This cute little poppet is my grand niece
 These 2 LOs created with Prima papers, plus flowers, chipboards sprayed with white paint, doilies, beads, ribbons  & chipboard were designed for a class.

 Double page LO  featuring my darling granddaughter 
products from Couture Creations plus Bella Paperie

 I thank all who attended my classes in 2018
May 2019 be a creative year for you all 
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette x 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sadly Neglected

O dear O dear
here it is January 2019

hello to all
welcome to the most neglected blog ever …
 having had a crazy crazy 2 years 
it's time to sort out my paperwork so to speak.

Having never stopped designing &  also having the
 time of my life teaching again in my Local Scrapbooking Shop
there is so much to do to bring it up to date 
All my works are on my facebook page I promise they will be here in the near future
plus I'll remember to Instagram as well

my logo

So stay tuned .. things are a happening ..
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette 

Friday, August 31, 2018


Hello and welcome to my blog
today I am sharing 3 more cards made with the 
'Shades of Green' papers & ephemera from Meg's Garden

fussy cut clock & red poppies positioned on a white paper doiley 
is the background for this featured image
adding the word wish & a knotted green satin ribbon
completed this pretty card 

green water washed background paper 
with fussy cut pink roses tied with soft pink bow
the main image is mounted on embossed card & has a bling frame
elegant soft pink lace & more bling in the corners to finish off.
there is no title as this card would suit many occasions.

pretty image surrounded by lavender & lace
tied with lilac tulle to soften 
small purple rosebuds & gems complete the card 
 I do hope you were inspired to create using these products 
available from MEG'S GARDEN 
thank you for popping in 
Happy scrapping 
Hugz Annette x

Monday, July 30, 2018


Hello & welcome to my BlogSpot 
Today I'm sharing with you a set of four cards created with 
MEG'S GARDEN  paper range titled 
'Shades of Green' 
it is a very pretty range available now in paper or digital form 

I love fussy cutting and the ephemera sheet has so many beautiful images

Fairy dancing on the ribbons to the sweet sound of the violin 
a pretty shaker card with iridescent sequins picking up the surrounding colours
always dream of delicate wings & other pretty things 

I was inspired by the papers & I am sure you will be also 
visit the store & and whilst your there
wander through the blog to see what the garden girls have created 
till next time 
happy scrapping 
hugz Annette