Friday, March 17, 2017


Hello & Welcome 
today I'm sharing 3 cards I created with SPRING PASTELS from MEG'S GARDEN
a very pretty greyish blue with gold lace flower. silver butterfly
muslin, small bottle of silver glitter, 
this reminds me of an Easter Bonnet, 
very elegant lady wearing her fresh roses on her wide brimmed chapeau,
Pretty butterflies preparing to land on the blue posy of flowers 

Thank you for calling by,
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette

Monday, February 20, 2017


Hello & Welcome
Just prior to Christmas at my LSS the lovely Glenda 
shared with us how to make these lidded boxes from cardstock
well what a frenzy of creativity that released 
you really have never seen so many different coloured boxes made
Glenda certainly sparked us all into activity.
they hold cakes of 'Twilleys Soaps' which are also decorated
today I am sharing my take 
using the SPRING PASTELS range from MEG"S GARDEN 

 Trimmed with lace, flowers. organza ribbons, & bling
this box of pretty soaps would delight when given as a gift.


This double box has a lift up lid, is trimmed with lace around the sides.
pieces of Ephemera from the range complete the box top ..  


these two boxes were inspired by a large matchbox 
adding a metal handle to pull the drawer out 
the soaps are nestled onto tulle or muslin

hope you liked my gift boxes ..they were fun to make
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette

Saturday, January 28, 2017


O Goodness I am so far behind in blogging ... 
through this Christmas holiday season  
I have running around chasing my tail
and am only now finally catching up with projects.
Not sure if any one else can get into a tangle like I do .... 
my difficulty then is unravelling myself which I am in the process of doing 
enough blahdy blah blah blah ...... 
I completed these Layouts in Meg's Garden Spring Pastels
I truly loved the delicacy of the colours it was so hard to cut into them
however cut I did ..
it was a great pleasure to meet Meg in person ..
this photo was on a blustery winter's day 
(how ironic it's on Spring Pastel papers)I met Meg along with members of the Garden team the previous day for lunch & forgot to take photos with her.
 Jules, Stephen & I  were visiting Stirling & enjoying a cup of coffee at the Red Cacao 
when Meg popped in off the off chance because the subject had come up at lunch
so we rectified the lack of a happy snap.
  lunch in Mitcham with Heather, Adriana & Margaret
always a delight to catch up with these beautiful women & share some IRL time with them
my darling daughter, 
this is a very natural photo of her.. 
she really dislikes having her picture taken so occasionally I sneak a candid shot ... 
The little frame on this LO was made by the lovely Margaret Mifsud, fellow Garden girl.

Thank you for calling by 
Happy Scrapping
Annette xx

Friday, January 6, 2017


hello to my visitors
Thank You for popping by..
For a while I have been pondering on what to create a piece of art representing Iceland
inspired by Tina Walker
the Northern Lights were an immediate thought however with what??
Researching further I found Iceland's national flower  the Mountain Aven 
a glorious white with centres of yellow...
 Here is my piece an 8 x 10 painting in acrylics, gel pen & gel medium 
highlighted with seed beads & gems.

close ups
take some time to pop around and see other takes on this challenge 
you are sure to be amazed & inspired 

Relax & play in Art
Hugz Annette

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Hello to all 
 wishing  you a very Happy New Year 
May 2017 see all your dreams & desires fulfilled.
In  late 2011 I saw a facebook posting revealing a new challenge site
titled CSI starting in 2012
It sounded so terrific I waited in anticipation 
Color Stories Inspiration began
a fantastic concept with an intrepid leader
the beautiful Debbi Terhani
Through CSI I have met some wonderful artists & formed valued friendships 
both online & in real life 
my first
Case File #1
I played along for sometime hardly ever missing a challenge, 
then had the honour of becoming a DETECTIVE which I continued 
until my retirement through ill health after Case File # 131
I take this opportunity to congratulate Debbi on her continued success 
 &  a very happy 5th Birthday to CSI.
 Debbi invited retired detectives to dust off our kits & sleuth again
so here I am... 
Case File # 221
used to solve the case:
Sketch: My interpretation 
Colors: ivory,turquoise, watermelon pink, yellow-green & chocolate brown
 Evidence: tiny dots. triangles. banner, string,circles & leaves
Testimony:in the form of a recipe 
To check out the current challenge & seeing how the detectives solved the case 
you can find all the details HERE 
Grab yourselves a sleuthing kit & solve the case you will have a great time 
Thank You for calling by
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette xx  


Saturday, November 19, 2016


Hello my friends,
Wishing you a very warm welcome
Today I'm sharing with you a work in progress
An album using the "Vintage Journal" papers 
it will be a memory book of my maternal grandparents
Herbert (Bert) Moncrief & Lillian Mary Gedye.

The base of my book is made with a cardboard box, 
which works out perfectly as the spine is already creased. 
I trimmed it down to 13.5 x19.5cm

to cover I crumpled brown paper & glued down with Gel Medium 
on both sides.

 I then wiped stazon over emphasizing the edges & spine 
using distress ink I smeared the pad over & lightly spritzed with water

when totally dry I painted over with gel medium 
the cover now has a look of aged worn leather
I haven't as yet decided upon a finish for my cover, 
it will be held together with a piece of leather with a clasp or buckle .
making the hinges
 which are adhered together the adhered centrally to the inside spine
single pages are then adhered to the flaps
all patterned papers are distressed & inked
 inside cover
 face page
page 1 .. my grandpa

 page 2 .. my grandma ..

pages 4& 5 with a kraft envelope insert

.reverse side of the envelope

photos stored in the envelope  .. the family photo was circa 1952
my mum is on the R front & aunty on the left celebrates her 90 birthday this month.

 pages 6& 7 .. my mum (Margaret Frances ( Peggy)) is the little one seated on the floor

pages 8 & 9
all pages now are covered & ready for pics as I find them

 page 8 flip out

pages 10 & 11
with another envelope
envelope insert

pages 12 & 13

pages 14 & 15
 page 15 flip out
 back page & inside cover
I am looking forward to finishing this so my family 
has a knowledge of their heritage  
these papers are just perfect for this kind of project

Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette x

Friday, October 28, 2016


Hello All ...Annette here ..
Today I'd like to share with you a Wedding LO 
created with
by Queenie Leung
Base is Kraft Cardstock distressed & inked in brown
Trim 'Patterned in Gold' (stripe side) 11.5x11.5 inches
distress, ink & adhere with stripes horizontal
Trim 'Florals in Chocolate' to 7 x 11.5 inches
Distress & ink shorter sides adhere centrally to stripe
with reverse side up.
Cut muslin 2 x 14x2 inches fray edges,
using wet glue adhere on either side of centre piece slightly gathering
cut 2 matching strips from 'Lace Borders'
adhere cream lace to one side of both & using 3D tape adhere on either side of centre
 from 'Butterflies & Lace' reverse side cut a piece of brown centre 5x7  inches
Mount a 4x6 photo onto cream then kraft each with 1/4 inch border which is distressed & inked
then using 3D tape adhere to brown matt.
 Cut from ' Ooh La La Frame' the oval frame
& cut in half longways, adhere to brown matt
Cut metal embellishment in half also, adhere to kraft matt.
adhere to mounted photo towards top of the page 

Cut the scalloped edge from the reverse of 'Butterflies & Lace' 
adhere curved under the mounted photo using 3D tape

punch or cut a circle with a butterfly featured to fit a metal frame 
fussy cut butterflies, a large & small heart 
position chosen flowers, leaves, hearts & butterflies where desired & glue in place 
Decorate bunting & butterflies with sequins & pearls.
Tie 4 strands of crochet cotton or embroidery thread into a bow with long tails 
Glue in place. 
I do hope you enjoy creating with this gorgeous range.... 

#Ultimate Crafts OOH LA LA ..... ULT 157610
#Die Cut Ephemera Pack 2..... ULT 157629
#Mixed Sequins .... ULT 157640
# Pearls.... ULT 157655
# Ribbons & Lace Pack.... 157639

Happy Scrapping
Cheers Annette