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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Compendium of Curiosities 32 'Whispers in the Wind'





Hi, sorry have not been around much since Sunday, but have a lot of things going on at the moment, boring things like visiting the hospital for various tests before my 'op' on Thursday. Its only a small 'op' so should be back in circulation by Saturday and hopefully feeling like a new woman............lol
'Whispers in the Wind' was made for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge using the technique shown on page 59 - Inking and Stamping Masks; hosted by the lovely Linda of Studio L3. Normally I make tags for these challenges but as I have to make some cards this month (sob sob) thought I had better incorporate the technique into this card.
My mask was made from the plasticky bit in a Chocolate Marshmallows Box. Stamps used are by Inkadinkado and Crafty Individuals. Distress Inks, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar and Broken China. Flowers cut out from a punch after being distress inked and gloss modge podged then stickles for the centres.
'Best Wishes', is for the Less is More Challenge, http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/ make a one layer card using flowers or trees. Stamp used by Inkadinkado; Distress inks, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Broken China.
Now this was going fine until I spilt some curry on it, how this happened......not a clue.........so had to chop the end off the front and dry emboss the inner back part (if you know what I mean) and ink that. Not sure if this is acceptable, but am sure the girls will tell me.........lol
Both these terrific blogs have some amazing entries and well worth a visit if you get the time. Thank you for all your support and good wishes. Am off to blog hop now and see as many of you as I can. Take care and have a great week. Annette x

77 comments:

Neil said...

Beautiful cards. Particularly like the embossed design on the second card! Lovely delicate colours too. Thanks for sharing.

donna said...

Annette these are both absolutely gorgeous! I am in awe. I will be thinking about you and wishing for the best possible!! Hugs..Donna

Lori said...

Both are simply gorgeous Netty, love the colors, too! Hoping for the best on your Dr. visit!

Mandi said...

Both cards are stunning Netty
The on for our challenge is great, thank you for entering

Hope you will take a few minutes to have a look at some of the other cards entered

See you again, thank you
mandi
"Less is More"

Cheryl said...

oh these are amazing hun,both are brilliant always love the coulrs,you use,hope it all goes well at the hospital hun,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Gorgeous cards Netty and sending good thoughts to you for your upcoming procedure.

kayc said...

Two beautiful cards. Lovely soft colours. Hope the op goes ok. Take care. Kathleen x

Chrissie said...

Wow, that curry was quite a lucky happenstance... that embossing makes a lovely feature on an altogether beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us... and we'll look forward to seeing you next week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Julie Forest said...

Two beautiful cards!! I love the colors of "Whispers in the Wind" and those dainty little flowers are too sweet! Love that Best Wishes stamp (might have to acquire it...hehe) - beautiful color choice!! Best of luck on your surgery; you'll be in my thoughts! :)

Joan said...

Two lovely cards Annette, best wishes for Thursday,hope all goes well.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Two absolutely fab cards - I love everything about all of them (including the curry stain embossing!). Hope all goes well for you on Thursday.

Faye said...

How very gorgeous, Annette, whether absolutely on target or not. Your journey in the CoC book has been enjoyed by me and I'm sure by lots of your other blog viewers.

Lynne K said...

Both gorgeous, Netty, especially the "Best Wishes" one. Love the embossed panel, and the soft colours. I had to smile at your curry story - it reminded me of my grandson's first unaided piece of artwork, done when he was aged just over a year old. His mum labelled it with the media he'd used, thus: biro, wax crayons and moussaka! Hope your op goes well. Lynne x

massofhair said...

Your Less Is More card is beautiful, lovely colours and a fantastic stamp:-)

Andrea C said...

Hope your okay after your little trip to the hospital if you can send a little post to let us all know you are well. Gorgeous work on the cards the first is my fave but both are brilliant. Luv Andrea x

mustavcoffee said...

Great cards, subtle colours for these, nice change:0)I wish you good luck for your small op and hope it all goes well and we have you back very soon:0) xxx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I still say you're a card maker also. Love that dress stamp, I've got it , but haven't inked it yet. Good Luck with the Op. Prayers are heading your way.

Bea said...

beautiful card and the embossed effect is very effective

Dawn B. said...

Annette these are so beautiful.. I love all your colors. The first one is so sweet. I hope your op goes well.. I will be thinking about you.

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning cards Annette, love them both. Hope everything goes well on Thursday, you will be in my thoughts. Looking forward to seeing you back in action soon.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous cards, Annette!

Hope all goes well for you on Thursday :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards Netty! love the colors on the first card, the embossing and use of the nestie on the second are wonderful. Wishing you the best with your "op".

Linda R. said...

Both of these are wonderful my sweet friend.. I do hope everything is OK with you. I will say a little pray for you!!

Hugs, Linda

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

These are both delightful - wonderful images and colors. Both so soft and feminine looking. Hope all goes well with your surgery on Thursday - will keep you in my prayers, Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog earlier today!
Blessings,
Linda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful cards, love the flowers on the dress.

craftattack said...

Lovely work again Netty!

Paula said...

beautiful cards...good luck for Thursday x

Jules said...

Hi Annette

Two more fantastic makes .. .. love them both.

The green one looks extra special!!

I hope that you get on OK tomorrow at the hospital. Will be thinking of you.

Love Jules xx

Fliss said...

These are both gorgeous Netty though I'm drawn to the colour of your one layer card as it's so spring like.
Hope all goes well with your op and wishing you a speedy recovery.
Take care, Fliss xx

Meggymay said...

Two gorgeous card Netty, love the beautiful dress.
Wishing you well for the next few days, hugs, xx

Limar said...

Both cards are super nice! :) Good luck with your op!

wearestampers said...

I don't know why you don't like making cards, these two are gorgeous!! Hope all goes well with you!!
Pam

Jolanda said...

both your cards are lovely, Annette! Your masking on the dress and the little flowers are gorgeous! x

Shar said...

Beautiful cards in beautiful shades! I love flowers at the edge of the dress...so pretty!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What gorgeous cards! Hope your op goes ok,

Lucy x

Candy C said...

My gosh...your work is spectacular! I love all the cards...just elegant work, Netty!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful, i like the dress, i love the embossing on the second card, fabulous.
Kevin xx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous cards, both of them. I will keep you in my prayers Annette.

MarleneMAZ said...

Gorgeous cards Netty! Wishing you all the best for your op!

Linda said...

You always make such lovely things Netty.
I really like that dandelion stamp and you used it to great effect with the other stamps.
Linda x

Pops x said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sweetie biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Doreen said...

Two stunning creations Annette, I am sorry to hear you are going into hospital,I hope all goes well.xxx

coops said...

gorgeous cards netty.beautiful images and fab soft colours :D
i hope all goes well with your op.

xx coops xx

Lynne said...

Beautiful card for LiM challenge. Very delicate and subtle.
Lynne xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, both are equally beautiful. The background on the first one is just amazing!

Von said...

Beautiful Annette love the stamps you choose to use :), with me it mayonnaise that gets me into trouble lol
Hugs for the opp and come back soon Von xxx

Daniele said...

beautiful cards Annette, I love the curry spilt on one....lol, will be thinking of you tomorrow, ake care and have a good rest
hugs

Linby said...

Two beautiful cards. I was admiring the short front - long back when I then read how it came about - too funny!
Good wishes for your op.
Linbyx

Electra said...

Love these both Annette! I have this dress stamp, maybe I should pull it out, it's so lovely!

Cazro said...

Whilst blog hopping spotted your lovely new cards. Love the dress and the blending of the colours is just Wow! best wishes for tomorrow and your little op. Hoping you have a quick recovery and a nice rest. Cheers Caz

My name is Toni said...

Hi Netty... these are so pretty... hope all goes well with your operation and that you will be up and getting your fingers inky real quick !!!

Sue said...

Hi Netty, I'd like to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Your cards are gorgeous. Hope things go well with your op.Sue.x

Rachelle said...

Beautiful, Netty! And aptly named. It really makes you feel those whispers in the wind. Good luck on the Op and we'll catch you next week.

Terry said...

Both a just lovely, Netty! You have such a beautiful way with color! Thinking of you and knowing you will be back in action real soon and feeling like a new person! Hugs my sweet friend!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, netty, what a gorgeous card! Your masking is PERFECTION, and you used one of my all-time favorite stamps in the world, which made me smile this morning. Gorgeous colors, and the little flock of birds is such a great accent. I adore this!

Your "Best Wishes" card is lovely, too. Such great colors!

Kristy C said...

Netty-these are just gorgeous!!!

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful cards Annette! I love your pretty spring colours, too! Sending good wishes your way :-)

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Lovely cards Annette!!! Soft and elegant wow :)))

I know all will go well for you op so sending hugs your way and wishing for a speedy recovery my friend :)

Left a little something for you on my blog, hope you will accept xox

Tammy

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful Netty, thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. xxoo

maxine said...

Hi Annette this is stunning, I hope you have a lovely weekend hugs maxine

Susan said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Annette said...

Hi Netty
Love the new bits of art, hope op goes ok and you are well. Hugs sandra x

Susan Allan said...

I hope all goes well, Netty!
I want a dress just like the one you have made here.
Sue xx

Julie said...

So very beautiful,I love the lilac one best! Wishing you well Have a great weekend, Julie.x

Mandy said...

Stunning cards Nettie, I love both of these.
Hope your op went well & you aren't sore :)
hugs Mandy xx

Barbara Mason said...

Hope your op went well & you are feeling okey dokey!
The cards are lovely - light & springfull...

JeanFB said...

Wow. Absolutely stunning! Both cards are so beautiful, but I am partial to the Whispers card (maybe because I have that stamp and want to CASE this, LOL!). Gorgeous work.

Bearcrazyman said...

Beautiful as is all your art!!
There's a blog award for you at my blog if you would like to pick it up http://bearcrazyman.blogspot.com/

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Beautiful work. I love the dress. Good luck with your op xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Your art is like a breath of fresh spring air.
So sorry to hear your having an operation. Healing wishes sent your way Netty.
can you send me your address?
Hugs Lynn

minnie_mac said...

Love both pieces. Hope you are feeling well after your op.

Marilyn

Gez said...

Gorgeous cards Netty.
Hope you are on the mend..xx

AngelaC said...

These are both gorgeous cards Annette, I love what you did on the 'whispers' one! Mmmmm, I've got that dress stamp and haven't used it recently.... I might have to dig it out!

maxine said...

Hi Annette these are beautiful, I love the dress image. I hope you had a lovely weekend hugs maxine x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are both gorgeous Netty! I especially love the dress - so sweet!

Wanda H said...

Both of these cards are wonderful!!!!!

stampdiva said...

So very gorgeous and oh so elegant. You can do anything and everything.
Wishes
Lynne