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Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Crown and a Swirl






Hi, am posting this rather late in the evening, I have been watching the TV as a couple of my favourite programmes were on tonight.



The card has been background stamped and distress inked. The crown and flourish are stencils by Tim Holtz. A few blue stickles added and of course that beautiful face stamp by ISC. It was very difficult not to add more to this card as my hand kept itching to use other bits and pieces. The concept of ' less is more ' doesn't come easily to me.


I would like to enter this into 2 challenges: Gingersnaps Crown Challenge and The Stampman Challenge - Curls and Swirls. Both brilliant blog challenge sites.


I also would like to show you one of my altered notepads which makes a great gift and costs so little. I replaced the original cover with double-sided cardstock and the rest you can see, hope you like my latest pieces.


Take care, have fun and a great week. Will catch up with you all later. Hugs Annette x

64 comments:

Fuchsia said...

Its Lovely Netty x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Annette, I like the colour, but that note pad, its my birthday 29th march :o) and i really need one of those my friend
Kevin xx

donna said...

Wonderful projects Annette. Your notebook rocks! I have been playing with those masks today but nothing really materialized. Cheers..Donna

Patti J said...

Netty, you are amazing! Love your projects, dear friend!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Both are fabulous Netty! That notebook cover is so stunning.

JeanFB said...

Love both of these pieces, Netty! Great work.

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Netty, seeing your artist creations is such a joy. Love both of these.
Good Luck in your challenges. xxoo

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab pieces Netty! Love the added crown on that wonderful ISC image!

Nancy Y said...

Gorgeous Creations! I love that flower - it's Beautiful!
Nancy :D

Yvonne said...

Fabulous cards, Annette!

Lynn Stevens said...

I do I do, They both are delighful, I would have a hard time with less is more myself, But you really pulled it off! and that notepad, Oh my gosh its gorgeous with the flower.
I've got some catching up to do here, off to see the rest of your art.
hugs Lynn

kay said...

beautiful,x

Helen said...

Love the flourish!

Daniele said...

I just love the notebook....gorgeous
hugs

Paula said...

like how youve used the crown stencil with that ISC stamp - fab work.

Kristel said...

Wowww Nettie this is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!
Hugs Kristel

craftattack said...

Great work again, Annette!

Zoechaos said...

Bot lovely work, well done. XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

They are both smashing Netty. The note book would be my favourite.xx

wearestampers said...

Your masking on the crown card is most excellent! Love the face stamp! And the notepad cover is just beautiful!!
Pam

Brenda Brown said...

That turquoise colour is fabulous and the image with the crown and swirl, just amazing, it really grabs your attention. I love altered notebooks and this would be great for anyone to use.
Glad you have entered into the challenge at the Stamp Man again, thanks for that.
Have a great week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Andrea C said...

WOW WOW and double WOW. The first is so beautiful and the second is so brilliant what a clever idea. Might try that myself x

Jolanda said...

love your card netty and the notebook is fabulous (too good to write in!)
Have a good week :)

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful card my talented friend.. Both your creations here look amazing..

Hugs, Linda

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love both pieces ,the less is more is simply beautiful with gorgeous colours. The note pad is amazing so vibrant just love it . Your work always cheers me up !Marie x

Jingle said...

These are gorgeous!

Joan said...

Love how you added the crown to ISC girl Netty and your notebook is fab ( its my birthday soon too !)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

You're back in form, both are smashing :-)

coops said...

these are both stunning netty.the image is fantastic and i love your gorgeous flower :D

xx coops xx

Dawn said...

Oh netty I love the card Less is so much more in this case. I would have to have tied my hands behind my back to lol it really works. The note book, i love making them to such great gifts and the flower you have made is scrummy

Love Dawn xx

Carol Q said...

both lovely Netty. that ISC stamp never fails. Your flower on the notepad is fab.

Martina2801 said...

Both pieces are gorgeous, dear Netty! Wonderful artwork as always!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, these are really gorgeous, loving your colours, biggest of hugs Pops x x

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

lovely work, love that flower. Hope you are doing well :)

Melissa said...

Both of your projects are very unique and beautiful!
Smiles-
Melissa

Dragon said...

Wonderful creations as always Netty... Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog...
Frankie
xx

peggy gatto said...

Gorgeous tags!!!

Terry said...

Both are just goregeous, Netty! Isn't hard to leave well enough alone! I just did my CCC piece and wanted to add more and said, enough! Have a great evening!

Cindy Adkins said...

Dear Netty,
Wow--so gorgeous!! And all last night I was making stuff with crowns and swirls and I hadn't even heard of the challenge...how funny, huh?
XO

Lori said...

Both are gorgeous, Netty, love that face image, works with so many things.. and the flower on the other piece is just scrummy!

Faye said...

The crown and a swirl piece s just gorgeous, Netty. And I love the note pad cover. How fabulous.

kay said...

hi nettie,thanks for the message,have added pic to my post,think my head was screwed on backwards last night.x

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Oh so very wonderful! Love the 3 D effect!

Maggie said...

Fabulous both of them!

Hope you are feeling lots better

Maggie x

Rosietoes said...

Great projects as always Annette. Love the face card. Very clever and the notebook, well it rocks!

Edna x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful project, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!
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Jan said...

Nettie,
This is just stunning :)

Candy C said...

Netty...your work is always just gorgeous! The notebook is lovely. Love the flourish and the flower is absolutely beautiful! The crown entry for Gingersnaps Challenge is beautiful as well! The turquoise against the white and black is stunning! Such exquisite work!! LOVE your style.

johanna said...

that flower is a hoot! wonderful pieces, netty!

Linda Cain said...

Outstanding!!! As always!

Linda

Susan Allan said...

If you are trying to do 'less is more', you have cracked it. Perfect!!
Sue xx

MarleneMAZ said...

Both of these are gorgeous. I love that beautiful face stamp you used. Looks like there is so much more of a selection of stamps in the UK versus the USA.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Both beautiful, luv the crown and the flower on the notebook sets it off so well!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous work Nettie, what a brilliant idea to use the masks and your altered note book is stunning ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your card and your tag are fantastic.

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Netty!! I know what you mean about less is more, sometimes I just can't leave well alone! But I think you have got it just right. Two beautiful pieces.

Caroline Hallett said...

netter these are stunning - as always - and congratulations for being featured "across the pond" - love the notebook most of all x

Shar said...

Beautiful cards! Very striking!

Linda64 said...

Two beautiful projects Netty.

Clarky J said...

Brilliant projects Netty! Thanks for joining in the Stamp Man Challenge

Michele said...

clean, simple, gorgeous! congrats ginger gem! xo

AJ said...

Divine… ohhhhooooo i love this, congrats on wining the Gingersnap Creations

ThinkInk Creative said...

That girl card is "wall art" for me, i.e. I would gladly display that on my wall. Lucky is the one who receives this. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative