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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

CofC 20 - Industrial Grunge




Thank you so much for all your congratulations on my birthday and the many cards and brilliant presents. I was overwhelmed by your generosity. Since then we have some sad news within the family and everything has been very topsy turvey and my phone has not stopped ringing so am afraid I just haven't been able to keep up with all your wonderful craftings, so sorry, but will try to catch up as the week goes on.


Didn't feel much like crafting either, but Terry, bless her gave me some great advice so here I am with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge - Industrial Grunge (page 54). I tell you this was a real tough one and had to improvise with the vital steps with a cork with pins stuck in........ and think I overdid it a bit.........


Products used were Tim Holtz dies and embossing folder. Silver paint dabber, Silver metallic cream, Fired Brick Distress Ink, Frosted Lace Stickles and Snow Tex.

Well at least I have a Christmas card made now.........

To see all the wonderful creations using this technique go over to the lovely Linda at StudioL3 and see a feast of art.
Am also entering this into the Everybody Art Challenge - Non Traditional Christmas
and The Stampman Challenge 9 - Christmas (see link on sidebar)
I have just received an award from Andrea of Smudgetastic 'I GOT THE ATTITUDE' Blog Award will have to enter all the requirements later as it really needs thinking about.... but how cool is this. Its going to give me great Kudos with the children and grandchildren, so am going to learn to talk the talk and walk the walk......lol how brilliant, thank you Andrea.
Thank you for popping by and for all your great support. Take care, Annette x

96 comments:

Terry said...

Hi Netty! Your Christmas card is gorgeous! Absolutely love that you used that bird in this stunning creation! Thinking of you! Big Hugs!

Helen said...

I love this and think it looks just fine.
Sorry you have had some bad news, take care!

Paula said...

dont think youve overdone it at all...looks amazing.
And a big cyber hug to you xx

Yelowflower said...

You did NOT overdo it at all, it looks FAB!!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This looks really wintery...I like it...take care,,,,

MarleneMAZ said...

It looks great! I just used the craft pick to do mine and it kind of looks the same. So sorry you have had bad news, hope things get better soon :)

Mandy said...

Stunning card Nettie, so beautiful, love the textured look.
I'm so sorry you've had some sad news hun, don't be worrying about visiting anyone, we will all still be here when you want to come visiting but don't ever feel you must return visits hun people come to your blog because they want to and you should do the same.
I know you don't feel much like it but crafting does help to take your mind off things, and I hope you are taking note of my nagging lol
big hugs Mandy xx

ona_i_ja said...

Nettie, this is awesome!!!! I love your details!!!

Doreen said...

And a stunning Christmas card it is Annette.I love the bird.I am sorry you have had bad news,and really do not worry about commenting on my blog. I know you love me.xxx

Plume said...

Annete your card is astonishing. I love the effect of the embossed background with the paint. I wonder how you didi that. It looks so frosty! My favorite in the series! Congratu lations. Your card is not "overdone" it is "over the top"!

donna said...

This is amazing. What a wonderful Christmas card. Sorry about your bad news. Hugs..Donna

Kristel said...

This is really gorgeous Nettie! Love the little bird!
Hugs Kristel

Jan said...

Brilliant effects Netty... well done! So sorry that you have had sad news within the family. I am thinking of you.... take care of yourself xxx

Chrissie said...

What a brilliant use of that texture fade...it's perfect!

Kendra said...

Great card! Definitely not overdone! Hope things are getting better soon.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Netty, sorry to hear you have had some sad news. Great Christmas card and I love the bird, works beautifully with the background. Tracy Evans x

Donna said...

Oh..gorgeous card Netty, love the embossing and the industrial grunge. Sorry to hear you have had some sad news, thinking of you hun!
Hugs, Donna x

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Your card is absolutely delightful. Very sorry to hear you've had bad news. Take care of yourself. Hugs.

Shirl said...

Hi Netty finally able to become a follower ... not sure why but lots of problems. Anyway, this lovely Christmas card greeted me when I arrived it is stunning off now to take a look at how you made it.
Hugs Shirley x x

kayc said...

What a stunning little bird. Sorry to hear that you have had some bad news. Take care. Kathleen x

Netty said...

Thank you so much for caring. I am so very lucky to have such great blogging friends. Annette xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning creation!! i love everything about it, sorry to hear you have had sad news, sending hugs
Kevin xx

Jolanda said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous - the background looks so wintery.
I'm sorry you have had some bad news :(

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Annette another amazing piece of art fom you, love it.
Sorry things aren't so good at the moment - thinking of you and sending you strength and my best wishes. B xxxx

PetraB said...

You might think you've overdone it but it just looks right and totally amazing.
So sorry to hear that you've had some sad news. Please don't worry about not being able to visit our blogs. We will still be here later, we are not going to run away! Take care and big hugs, Petra.xx

Daniele said...

This looks gorgeous, I love the snow effect, sorry to hear you've had some bad news, sending big hugs
Daniele

Kim said...

Netty! This card is Amazing!! The pins in cork was a great idea!! beats my x-acto knife carvings. And how did you emboss behind your bird?? It is absolutely beautiful. I hope things start looking up for you and your family.

agypsyangel said...

Just beautiful, Love the bird, hope all is well.

Martina2801 said...

Bravo once again, Annette!!! You are so inspiring!

Joan said...

Hi Netty, love your industrial grunge! great creation. Take care ...

Limar said...

Your card is beautiful! :) Sorry about your bad news, hope everything will be ok.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Anette, so sorry that you've had sad news.
Love your card:0) xx

Sandy said...

Wow Netty this is brilliant. Love the embossing and structure. Amazing work.

Yvonne said...

Magnificent card, Netty!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Annette, I love the texture. I'm so sorry to hear of your bad news - hope you all start to feel brighter soon x

Andrea C said...

I am so sorry to hear you had bad news Netty (hope you are okay x). Your work as always is wonderful, I have passed on a blog award for your wonderful work x

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic Christams card. Take care, sending you a big hug. xx

Spyder said...

Wow Netty your Christmas card is amazing, love it! Fabulous
((Lyn))

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Nettie,
I am so sorry to hear of your news...and I sure hope that things are back to normal...I will be thinking positive thoughts for you, my friend.
XO
Cindy

Olga said...

Beautiful card, thanks sor commenting on my card today. Appreciate it!

coops said...

wow this is fantastic netty.i love the amazing texture you have created,makes me want to have a touch and the bird is fab :D

xx coops xx

Nicks said...

sorry you have had bad news, but as always your art is stunning xxxxx

take care

Zoechaos said...

Kicking myself for forgetting your Birthday, made a mental note but then it must have grown wings so sorry hun by the sounds of it everyone else remembered and gave you a day to remember.

You have not over done the industrial grunge her at all you have made a sensational Christmas card.

hope things become OK sooner rather than later, sending positive thoughts ((hugs))) xx Zoe

Kathy Eddy said...

Improvising at it's best! This is a wonderful piece Netty!

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Netty, what a wonderful textural effect you've created. love it.

Cheryl said...

oh hun sorry to hear you have had some bad news,this is just awesome hun really love what you have done,here hugs cheryl xxxx

Chris said...

Hi Annette and WOW what a wonderful card. Love what you've done with the technique and glad you managed to improvise to create it, it looks gorgeous. My best wishes for your Birthday and sorry to read that you had some sad news. Hope everything is OK. Big hugs, Chris xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Sorry life is tough, Netty. Hope things improve soon, or maybe time is the only healer? Love your card, though, as I love all your work. Sorry I missed your birthday. Normal life's stopped since I began this course and sometimes I really mourn that, but it has to be. Miss seeing your work and reading what you say, though. Cath xx

Kay Griffin said...

Your card is gorgeous, love all the texture. So sorry to hear you had bad news. x

Linda Cain said...

Gorgeous!
Linda

Jennifer said...

This is so gorgeous Netty...the bird is stunning! Hope you had a wonderful Birthday and that things are ok?..xx Jenny xx

CuddlyBunny said...

Congratulations on your blog award, and I hope everything is soon happier for you and your family.

As for dropping in everyone's blogs ... Netty, you are one of a couple of people I know who ALWAYS keep up and ALWAYS leave nice, encouraging comments ... so if you can't get to everyone for a day or week or month ... I'm sure we'll all understand!

Finally, your card is OUTSTANDING! I honestly think your creation might be the very best use of the crackled embossing folder EVER!

2amscrapper said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the texture and the bird. You've inspired me to try something similar. I'm sorry to read that you had some bad news. I also apologize that I missed wishing you a very happy birthday on such a special year.

Faye said...

The Christmas card is perfect. I love the texture. I see that getting the book won't be enough. I don't have all the ingredients you talked about.

Prayers for you, Netty. Hope you have a group of supporting friends nearby.

Lori said...

Really grand piece, Netty, you've really gotten creative on this one, and it looks awesome! Sorry to hear of your bad news, hopefully things will look better tomorrow!

sue-bubbles said...

What a stunning creation, I adore it...and as luck would have it, I have just the materials to make one for myself...I think I may have to pinch your idea, its so beautiful!
So sorry that you have had sadness to deal with, sending you hugs and sparkles and hope they help you along!
Hugs, Sue x

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Jen said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love it, and I don't think you overdid the industrial grunge at all!! So sorry to hear about your bad news...prayers and hugs headed your way!!

johanna said...

this is BRILLIANT!! i can feel the snow...
i hope all is calming down around you... take care...

Pops x said...

Stunning sweetie hugs pops x

wearestampers said...

Another stunning piece Netty! I hope your spirits get up, I've been really down myself lately. We all need a big hug!

Linda Robinson said...

WOW...... Love it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Stunning Netty, just look at all that texture!
so sorry to hear things arent well. Your in my prayers!

Esther said...

This is lovely...have yet to ry this technique and ahve missed the last couple too as not ahd the right materials! Not sure how to tackle it...

Sorry to hear you've had sad news..and don't be worrying about visiting -we all have times we can't get round as much!

Look After yourself...Esther xx

1CardCreator said...

Sorry about your sad news. This card is gorgeous, I love all the texture! ~Diane

Barbara Mason said...

This is a great textural piece Netty love the bird & background. You did a wonderful job despite your bad news...hope things get better for you soon.

Rosietoes said...

Super card Netty. So sorry I missed your birthday. Many happy belated returns to you. I hope you had a good one.
I hope things are settling down now and never worry about blog hopping when more important things are going on in your life. :)

Edna x

craftattack said...

Lovely work, I love that folder, too, just used it for making a mini book cover.

Chris said...

Netty I am sorry I missed your birthday! We must be close together. Hope it was a day to remember!
I love your Industrial Grunge card! Fabulous.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Netty!!
Just came over to see how you're doing and hope things are going better there now...Thinking of you and hoping all is well!
XO
Cindy

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wonderful card, doesn't look overdone to me. Sorry about your sad news, keep your chin up, we love you.

Sue West said...

What a lovely card Netty, it's fabulous.
I'm so sorry you have had bad news. Take care.
Sue x

Von said...

Just lovel the background you have made for your bird Annette :) hope things are getting better for you
Hugs Von x

Maggie said...

OH MY this is so gorgeous love it everything is great about it.
Sorry you have had some bad news thinking of you - crafting helps I find takes you to another place.
belated birthday wishes too.
Hugs
Maggie

SannaS said...

Oh WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous piece of art!! Love it!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Debs said...

Awesome!
good luck with your entry.
I just luurrrve all of your work xxx

Electra said...

Simply gorgeous, Annette. Sorry to hear about your tough time-and congratulations on your award! Hang in there!

Andrea C said...

hehe Netty she's not really the card type she is a horror fanatic, and she has had about 8 heart attacks broken nearly every bone in her body and she still takes no pain killers she is also 96 and still rockin x

Anneke said...

this is very beautiful and classy with a great texture.
lovely blog and beautiful work

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Netty,
I just came over to wish you a Beautiful Weekend!!!
XO

Cindy Adkins said...

You won't believe it, Netty--Pollyanna is my favorite movie of all time!!! How did you know?? Kindred spirits.
XO

penny4thoughts said...

Your piece looks great, Annette! I really love the background for your bird. Sorry about your sad news - sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, I'm so sorry about your sad news, and I hope with all my heart that things are better and happier as quickly as possible. If the world were a fair place, you'd never feel anything but joy, because that's what you bring to so many people, every single day. You are very, very loved!

Your CCC piece is stunning, honey, and I don't think you overdid the technique at all! I love how it turned out. The background is gorgeous, too, and this is such a pretty winter scene.

If I can do anything for you, please let me know. Love you!

Annika said...

Netty, I am sorry to hear that you've had rough time. It's amazing that you were still able to create something gorgeous like that card though - love it!!
Hugs
Annika

Shelann said...

I really like the bird against the cracked background, and the colors pop.

JeanFB said...

Ooooh, Netty, I love this too! I never would have thought to use that embossing plate as a frosty crackly snow scene, but it is absolutely perfect. Fabulous what you've done with the industrial grunge -the whole piece is beautiful. Might have to CASE this one for my own Christmas cards, tee hee! ;)

Linda64 said...

Hi Netty. Beautiful x-mas card and happy belated birthday.... Sorry about your bad news, hopefully crafting will mend things a littlebit... big hugs..

minnie_mac said...

Your card is stunning. A real gem. I'm so sorry that you are having difficult times. Thinking of you.

Marilyn
x

Ron said...

Great looking background and colouring on the grunge.

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful christmas card !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
eac-team

peggy gatto said...

This is a gorgeous card!!!!
take care!!!

maxine said...

Hi Annette wow this is stunning I love it. Sorry I have not been to your blog for a while, I've been having computer problems, but pleased to say they are all sorted now lol.
hugs maxine x

Hells said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love Hells xx

Griselda said...

What an imagination!!!

Vixykins said...

Beautiful design Netty and love the texture. sorry to hear your bad news x

Thank You for playing at The Stampman challenges x