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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Fill Each Day With Joy

Hi,  the title of the new Crafty Individuals Challenge is the Last Days of Summer, but here in the UK we appear to be getting our Summer in September, all sunshine is welcome whatever the month.


For this project I used the books Nature's Beauty, Miniatures and Book 1 Background Papers, all by Crafty Individuals. ( Sorry can't be more precise as the books are all in bits. ) Stamps used are
CI-209 and C1-154.  Gold Embossing powder, Multimatte medium, Distress Inks and the rest from stash.

Also would like to enter this piece for The Craft Barn where they are asking for an AJ page.

We came back on Saturday from Stratford on Avon after having a wonderful week.  We visited Bourton on the Water where I bought some beautiful china for Christmas presents plus visited the RSC and managed to see 3 Shakespeare plays.  Its been 7 years since we have been there and all three of their theatres are now set out like the Globe, wow it was wonderful.

We did loads of walking and I mean loads, my poor little feet are worn to the bone.  Started out at 5ft 3inches  and came home 5ft 2inches - and they say walking is good for you.............lol

Am gradually catching up with all your blogs and seeing your wonderful projects.  Have a terrific week and take care, hugs Annette x

63 comments:

Jean Hardy said...

This is sooo pretty Nettie - loving that blue dress - great idea! Thanks for joining us in the CI Challenge this month. Jean x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Very nice Netty,,,,I just had a whirl down your blog to catch up on all I missed while I was away...wonderfully productive projects. Happy September summer to you:)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Annette, I love the colours, glad to hear you had a great time.
Kevin xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous; you have achieved such an original look with the CI products. Hope you find your lost inch somewhere,

Lucy x

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous Annette,love your colours.xxx

Fliss said...

Wow Netty! An absolute stunner - the colours are so beautiful and just love the way you made the little girl's frock.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sharon said...

This is beautiful!!!

Sandy said...

Netty you've made a dream.
So so beautiful.
Love it.
xoxo

Pam said...

Just a gorgeous piece! Your trip sounds fantastic, you'll have to stretch yourself back out!! :)

Carol said...

Love this one!!! Beautiful colors and arrangement!

Deborah said...

Lovely mix of the CS stamps and papers,Nettie. Your break sounds lovely.

Yvonne said...

Just beautiful, Annette!

Gaby Bee said...

Fantastic collage composition and the images are great! Just fabulous Annette!

Have a great week!
Hugs,
Gaby

Healing Woman said...

Really nice composition and colors and I enjoyed hearing about your trip to Stratford on Avon. Would have loved to see those Shakespeare plays. It's good that you mix work (which can be pleasure) and play (which sometimes can be work!) LOL! I wish I could walk all over Europe like I used to. Bad knee right now. Enjoy the walking while you can!

lynne said...

Hi
This is incredibly pretty and beautiful use of the CI images.
Thank you for joining us at the CI Challenge.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. LOL at your story.

Patti J said...

You are so creative, my friend. I come here, and am just awed by your art. Thank you for sharing yet another beautiful masterpiece! Hugs...

The Craft Barn said...

Beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

craftattack said...

This is beautiful. Glad I'm not the only one with CI books all in pieces! Valerie

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning. I love the images and the colours are gorgeous

Sue

Ginger said...

Lovely piece for the Crafty Individuals Challenge. I predicted an Indian Summer. :)

Gery said...

Wow, Anette, what a gorgeous page you made.
Simply love it.
Great colours and great composition.
Groetjes Gery

Paula Whittaker said...

nice piece for the challenge.Sounds like youve had a fun packed time.....hope youre recovering from all that walking!

Martina2801 said...

What an amazing piece of art, dear Netty! So beautiful!

Von said...

Love the rich colours has a reall feel of the end of summer :)
Von x♥x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

so beautiful - I love all on it!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a beautiful combination of colors and design, love it very much.
Hugs Anja

Karin said...

its gorgeous, beautiful colors!

Viv's Visuals said...

Ahnother fab project Netty! x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a stunning page! Love all your rich colors. Sounds like a wonderful trip, too!

Diana Evans said...

love this new piece Annette! especially that little boy ....sweet!

Jingle said...

Beautiful!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Netty, so pretty x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project, love the images and colours. Sounds like you had a super holiday.
Yvonne x

herminesplace said...

Beautiful page

coops said...

so stunning netty,really colourful and pretty :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

this is beautiful Netty...love everything about it! glad you had a nice time away from home!

Annette said...

LOL I like that you lost an inch on walking, well even at that you are still taller than I am. Really like your art piece and the colors you used are perfect. Hummm already shopping for Christmas, miss those days. Grandkids are just happy with money now. Hugs and again love your writings and blog. xo

Brenda Brown said...

Love your CI piece Annette, such depth to it.
Glad you had a wonderful week away, I haven't been to Stratford for years either, sounds like I need to go visit.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} xox

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Annette this is breathtaking. What a fantastic combination of design and colors.LOVE IT.
Lovelt greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

Linda R said...

WOW. What a beautiful project. LOVE the wonderful texture.. Sounds like you had a fabulous time away.

Hugs~

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful creation.

Sue said...

That cute little boy looks so lost, but he has a very charming guiding light in that gorgeous girl.
Lovely work, Netty.
xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Soo pretty!! Love it, Netty!!

Terry said...

So glad you had a wonderful time away, even if you have lost an inch! This is one fabulous project and I love all the texture. Beautiful! Rest your feet!

RobanStudio said...

Another beautiful Netty creation! Sounds like you had a positively romantic week. ~Rhonda xo

LindaBrun said...

A beautiful AJ page. Love the images you have used.

Ephemera said...

Hi Netty, love this so cool and usual and gorgeous all at the same time. Hope your tootsies have recovered. X

Andrea C said...

Fantastic Netty so pretty x

Scrapmate said...

A beautiful composition - all the elements fit so well.

Terry said...

Thank you for still being my friend! Hugs!

fatmonica said...

It's gorgeous.I love the backing papers and stamps,especially the girl in the blue dress.

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous project I love the papers and the little girl in blue too glad you enjoyed your time away
Carol x

Ella said...

You are so cute! I love all that you shared...came home 5'2, lol

I love this piece of art there is a beautiful depth about it~ Wow, it is stunning!

Sounds like a fabulous time; I'm so jealous ;D

coco said...

It's really fab and beautiful, wow !!

kat said...

Hello Netty, I had to leave a comment on this one, gorgeous piece, love it, very magical, beautiful effects!

baileyrosy.com said...

So glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday and you saw three plays !!! Lucky you. Fabulous project so beautifully crafted and your signature gorgeous colours WOW !

Marie

butterfly said...

Gorgeous collage - amazing colours and images! Isn't it strange how often September is lovely here? I can remember all the way back to my school days how mean it seemed that the first week back at school was always wonderfully sunny after less-than-wonderful holiday weather!!
Alison x

The Craft Barn said...

Beautiful page, thank you for entering our challenge.
Izzy

Angela Coles said...

so pretty

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous piece Annette, love the colours.
So glad you joined us at CI challenge.
Hope your day has been a creative one.
hugs {brenda} xox

Daniele said...

a wonderful piece of collage Netty, perect for this months challenge at CI, so glad you joined in the fun
hugs

nefertiti said...

Wonderful creation!!I love it!!bizz

Maggie said...

OMG!!! Beautiful Netty