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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Some Bits and Bobs

Hi, am not a great card maker but every now and again I need to make a card for family and friends, this is my latest one.



The photo has sort of bleached out the colour on the lower mid  left side, now why does that happen?

Been busy trying to get ahead for Christmas and thought you might like to see the following really quick and easy makes.




The felted envelopes came from Wilkinsons, unfortunately they only had one colour, and cost £1 each.  All I did was stamp on wooden tags and popped a piece of card inside so the little grandkiddies could write their lists and attach it to the Christmas tree.  Will glitter the tags up a bit later. Easy Peasy, me likey..........lol

Also have made a load of gift cards to go onto the presents, again nice and simple this is just a sample.


Am going to the NEC in Birmingham for the first time on Thursday, bought my train ticket and ready to go.  To be honest am mainly going to meet an old crafty friend of mine, we have known each other for 4 years but have never met except on Skype.  She lives in Wales so couldn't miss this opportunity.

Thank you for popping in, take care of yourselves, hugs Annette x

I would like to purchase a paper pad which is full of muted soft colours without any strong design, so far haven't found any.  If you know of any I would appreciate it if you would let me know in the comments then I can buy it, thanks very much.

61 comments:

Doreen said...

Fabulous projects Annette,love the card..fabulous felt envelope.xxx

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Netty, such a lovely image and beautiful embellishing and shape.
Love the envelope idea and the gift cards too.
On the paper side if you have a branch of The Range nearby, they stock quite a few paper packs and I did get a soft colour one there a while back but don't know the make. Worth a look though.
Hugs, Fliss xx

PetraB said...

wonderful cards, love the little cuties for Christmas! Will go to Birmingham on Friday to the craft and cake show ... looking forward to it!

Rita said...

What wonderful creations Annette. I bought some of the felt envies last week. Hugs Rita xx

Pam said...

Your card is gorgeous!! And sweet envelopes and tags!! Can't help you with the paper! Have fun at NEC and meeting your friend!

Evil Edna said...

beautiful.EE

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

That is a stunning card and love the Christmas cards as well.

Anesha said...

Beautiful card. Sorry can't help with the paper.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been really creative, wonderful pieces.

Kathy Eddy said...

Not a great card-maker??? Your card is stunning! I also think your felt envies are just adorable!

Joan said...

Lovely card Netty and those felt envelopes are such fun for the kids.Enjoy yourself at the NEC, too far for me to go. I have had several pads of a paper called One Moment In Time by Agnieskza Anna,the company is called ScrapCake,I bought all the stock in our local shop! I have seen in on line but can't remember where,if I find it I'll let you know. Joan

Viv's Visuals said...

Terrific projects Annette - the card is a STUNNER!!! (And I have just made a job lot of CAS Xmas cards using that twiggy tree!). Enjoy the NEC. xx

Joan said...

here's a link to the papers

http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/section.php/2793/1/one-moment-in-time

Joan

Wendy said...

wow... Netty! your card is stunning...like the kid's ideas also. Have a fun and safe trip!

Palma said...

Beautiful card Annette
xxx

Annette said...

Now Annette !!!!!! If you want to see some not the best cards look at mine, this is fantastic and I am glad you signed my name to it. : ) Love it. The little envelopes are to cute and what a great idea. xxo

Laurie said...

beautiful so rich and elegant!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all gorgeous Annette, but I love that spring card.
Kevin xx

crafty-stamper said...

This card is stunning love the shape and the die-cut embellishments great paper too
carol x

Lottie said...

Absolutely, originally, awesome.

Lucky you off to the NEC - have a fabulous time - don't forget to take a shopping trolley - you are bound to fill it up!

Paper Profusion said...

Your card is totally stunning Netty. Love the shape and the colours are fabulous. The little felt envelopes are super too! Re brightness on left photo - is there a window or lamp on left? Nicola x

Netty said...

Thank you for the link Joan will pop over to the Craft Barn and check it out.
Yes there is a window on the left Nicola, but very little daylight as its misty and cloudy.

Hugs Annette x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful makes, love the spring card.
Hope you have a good time at the NEC.
Yvonne

Netty said...

Craft Barn have sold out......sob sob

Astrid Maclean said...

Great bits and bobs Netty, specially love the card and by the way, from my experience of your cards, - you are an excellent card maker!!!

Diana Evans said...

oh these are such amazing projects Annette!!! you never cease to amaze me with your work!!!! Wishing you a wonderful day!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Your card is fabulous Annette, your grandchildren are gonna love their envelopes and tags as well, fabulous.
Have a great time at the NEC.
hugs {brenda} xox

Ella said...

I didn't notice the bleached out part...it looks great!
oooh, love the sweet envelopes are they red felt?! wow, so clever :D

Linda said...

Fabulous cards!

Is this the type of paper you want? http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/product.php?product=2959 I just discovered this company and LOVE their stamps and dies. I bought a bunch of their stuff at a trade show last Friday, but haven't played yet.

Have fun on Thursday. . .maybe you will find something there.

Sandy said...

Oh Nettie so gorgeous projects.
Wonderful and cute envies.
Love them all.
xoxo

Carol Q said...

lovely work Nettie. I bet the grandchildren loved their santa letters. have a wonderful time at the NEC. take time to look at the stitching side - I always find it fascinating.

Paula Whittaker said...

nice selection of work....loving the first card displayed.

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

WOW Annette you say that you are not a great card maker, but this one is so awesome and so beautiful. very great work.
Lovely greet
marja

Joanna said...

Beautiful card Netty :)
And lovely, cute, little Christmas cards :)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous creations!! And I would say you are a card maker - that is a stunning card!!!!

Karin said...

wonderful cards!

Gio said...

I wonder what you would come up with if you were good at making card ! ;-)
Oh the first one is a masterpiece, Annette!

Candy C said...

Netty, this card is fabulous! Oh my gosh...I totally love it! The vintage image is so lovely and the colors...oh the colors! <3 Candy

Candy C said...

Netty, this card is fabulous! Oh my gosh...I totally love it! The vintage image is so lovely and the colors...oh the colors! <3 Candy

Terry said...

That is one gorgeous card, Netty! The gift cards are so sweet! Happy Wednesday!

1CardCreator said...

Stunning card!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

These are all fabulous projects! Love the envelopes. have a great day at the NEC - very envious!!

gayle said...

Wow Netty, the card is sooo beautiful! Loving the little Christmas list envelopes too :)
Gayle xx

Anita Houston said...

That's not a card...lol...that's a ART Piece, fit for a frame!!! WOW!!! Uber gorgeous!

Linda R said...

Just look at that gorgeous card. I LOVE it. Such wonderful rich tones. And the framed image is beautiful.

Hugs~

baileyrosy.com said...

Annette for some one who doesn't make many cards this is truly amazing !!! I was totally blown away and as someone who only makes cards ........dead jealous ! As for the lovely little tags and envelopes they are so sweet.

Marie

Gloria said...

These are so wonderful, Netty. You really have "flare"! Thank you for your comment on my journal page. You vintage card is certainly collectible, just gorgeous!

Roban Studio said...

You make beautiful cards...how can you say otherwise? Love the envelopes and all your other goodies ...especially the dog with the lights. Have a fabulous trip! XO Rhonda

Sandy said...

So much fun to see what you have done - hey! I am a poet and didn't know it!!!! Your card is gorgeous.
Sandy

Evelyn Howard said...

Those lil cards are so cute. Love them Netty.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

gorgeous work Nettie! I love it!

CuddlyBunny said...

Fantastic cards Netty! Gorgeous vintage-looking piece, and your holiday cards are simply wonderful!

I am stealing your felt envelope idea!

Junibears said...

Netty all your work is ALWAYS beautiful but that card you've made takes my breath away! I wish I had someone send me cards like that. GORGEOUS!! xxx

Junibears said...

PS I even wish I could make a card like that!! xx

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Amazing cards Netty, I love them all

2amscrapper said...

stunning card, Netty. And such cute ideas!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW really a magnificent art work and so much lovely decoration!Also the envelopes and gift cards are beautiful.

Marjie Kemper said...

Not a great card maker? Not a great card maker!?!? This is absolutely GORGEOUS.

Viola said...

What gorgeous x'mas card!! wow! =)

I've made some x'mas cards too, but I need to print them out somehow..

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your card is exquisite - your work blows me away,

Lucy x

lessandragr said...

You really make super nice cards. They are expressive, simple but elegant!