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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Am a Busy Bee

Hi, so much has happened since last Thursday, some good and some not so good, the good things are I won the Crafty Individual stamp below from the Craft Stamper Magazine for being 'Editors Choice'   woo hoo.

Stamped it twice so it could be layered up with pads, mounted on card and packaging, painted with a tester pot of Dulux - Blue Reflection and also used Pewter Liquid Leaf Metallic Paint, resulting in a nice Christmas hanging, yep I like it........

Second good thing, have won a pack of Graphic 45 paper from Ali-Craft which will receive end of November, totally excited about this as have never had the famous Graphic 45 papers before.

Third good thing is had a great play with my Gelli Plate, cannot say I have produced wonderful samples, but like everything in life we should improve with practice - fingers crossed......


These sheets were printed on Copy Paper.  I saw some prints on Facebook in Vellum and have to say they were pretty marvellous, so another time will have a go at that.

The not so good thing was my hubby went into hospital at 8am Monday morning to have some more stents put in and at 2pm he arrived home stentless as the surgeon was still in the USA and hadn't turned up, so we have to go through the same rigmarole later on in the month.    Still we have to be thankful for what we have don't we.......

Am busy at the moment making Christmas cards, yuck, but am keeping them Clean and Simple.

Thank you for taking the time to pop in and hope you have a great week and stay warm.
Hugs Annette x

48 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh Netty, thats such a shame, Garry just had stents put in, its not too bad a procedure but very annoying when cancelled, you get yourself prepared, what a let down, the good things that happened are beauitul happy things and create so beautifully! I will keep you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers, he will feel so much better when the stents get put in, so will you!!!

Paper Profusion said...

Focus on the three good things Netty, how fabulous to win. So sorry about cancellation - wouldn't you think some human would have notified you! Very best of luck with new appointment. Nicola x

Paula Whittaker said...

Well what lovely wins you've had and your gelli plate prints look fab - sorry to hear about your hubs but glad the job got done in the end.

Fliss said...

Lovely card Netty and loved your Craft Stamper creation - totally gorgeous.
Hope your poor hubby gets sorted soon too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Rita said...

Congratulations Annette. I saw you had won when I received my Craft Stamper. I still have not used my gelli plate yet. But love your great work. Hugs Rita xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

A lovely hanging - and well deserved!! Gelli plates look good too Netty... and Graphic 45 papers!! You lucky girl!!
Fingers crossed hubby gets sorted soon. xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous work Netty and what fabulous wins. Your gelli plate pieces look fabulous. Hope your husband gets sorted soon. Take care x

Carol Q said...

congrats on being in CS Netty - I loved your creation. good to see you having fun with the Gelli plate too. my FIL has 4 stents and a new lease of life - sorry your husband had his cancelled - hope it gets sorted soon.

Deborah said...

How frustrating for you and your husband, Netty. Why do they have to mess people about! Hope his new stents are fitted soon.

Congrats on all those lovely wins - and the gelli plate...yaaaay!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Congratulations on catching the CS editor's eye and on all the wins! Beautiful sample, you've made and great prints from the geli plate. I hope the new appointment for your DH arrives soon so he feels much better! xxx

Daniele said...

congratulations Annette a double win win this week, a whole page in the mag and a super win, not to mention the start of scrummy backgrounds
hugs

Lottie said...

Well done Netti - and stunning creations. Hope your hubby gets his stents done asap

Candy C said...

Nettie...way to go for being the Editor's Choice in Craft Stamper Magazine! That is quite a nice honor. And a huge congrats on winning a pack of paper from G45! What a windfall for you this past week! Way to go! I was sorry to read that your husband went to the hospital for nothing...frustrating! I hope that his doctor returns from the US by the next time he goes in for stents. :)
Have a wonderful week! <3 Candy

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A beautiful, beautiful Christmas hanging. I am sure he will ink this stamp up time and again, it really is gorgeous.
Such a pity about your husband, fingers crossed your husband has it re-scheduled sooner rather than later.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Netty, saw the magazine at the weekend. Love your gelli plate pieces.
Hope your OH get his appointment soon.
Take care, Yvonne x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Netty. What a wonderful prize...I haven't got the magazine yet as we are a little behind in this part of the world...but I am looking forward to seeing it! I love the card that you have made - gorgeous!!! Hope all goes well for you soon x
Dot x

Valerie-Jael said...

Hope your husband will soon get his treatment! Love the gelli prints, and congrats on your wins. Graphics 45 paper is wonderful, I am sure you will love it! Valerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So many good things Netty, but what a disappointed that the surgeon was not in the hospital...lots of strenth for your husband and you!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Annette I can see you are enjoying the Gelli pad, I hope your husband gets sorted soon.
Kevin xx

Pam said...

Congrats on your wins!! Gorgeous pieces here too!!!! Maybe your husbands Doctor didn't show up for a reason. Too bad though you had to prepare for it, and then not happen. The best of luck for next time.

Terry said...

Love what you have created and corrugated cardboard never looked so good! Enjoy your new toys and your gelli plate samples are fabulous! I think it is terrible that no one called or changed an appointment. It is so stressful to begin with and to have to go again, but all will be fine! Hugs!

Jean Hardy said...

Well done with your win Nettie, and your Christmas hanging is very beautiful. Hope your husband gets sorted out soon. Jean x

Crafting Queen said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby, hope the next one goes well. Congratulation on your win! Great backgrounds!

Von said...

It's lovely to have a play :)
Hope all goes well for hubby next time
Von ♥

massofhair said...

Nice to see you had three positive things happen so close together! Many congratulations of your Craft Stamper Editor pick, was really great to see you in there!

Hope your husband keeps well and is sorted out very soon:-)

PetraB said...

Oh I am so sorry about your husband! Congratulations to your wins, your projects look fab!

Maggie said...

Congratulations on your wins Netty love your project and the stamp from CI saw that you had won in the mag! Much Belated Birthday wishes sorry I missed it on the day.

MaggieH

Karin said...

I hope your husband gets sorted out soon! Congrats with your winnings! Groetjes Karin

Samantha Read said...

Well done being published Nettie. I love your decorative hanging it's beautiful. Hugs xxx

crafty-stamper said...

congratulations on your prize and being editors choice,love the image and cool colours and congrats on winning the graphix 45 papers they are gorgeous -hope your hubby gets sorted soon
Carol x

Sandy said...

Hey Annette! I am so sorry that your husband's surgery has to be delayed. I know this has to be stressful.
Congratulations on your win at the Craft Stamper Magazine. I do think that is the best magazine on the market period! Your card/decoration is gorgeous and the jewels on the right hand side look real!
Again congratulations on your win of some Graphic 45 papers. I am totally in love with this company.
Good gracious kid - your gelli prints are fabulous - beautifully done.
I hope you are taking good care of yourself especially during this stressful period. I don't know if I have missed a painting post - will go check it out. I stay so far behind - I just need to clear out the whole computer and start from scratch!!!
Sandy

Brenda Brown said...

So much going on for you Annette and most of them lovely things. Your hanging is divine and I can see why you are happy with it. Hope your hubby gets his op done next time he has to go in, communication in the NHS seems to be non existent I am afraid.
take care.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Astrid Maclean said...

First of all big congrats on all your good news! The hanging you made looks wonderful! I think your first Gelli makes look great too, very creative!
Sorry to hear about your hubby, but you know what, it just confirms for me the state of the NHS, I could tell you several similar tales I'm sad to say.... hope it will all work out next time.

Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful wins Annette, well done :D Sorry to hear that your hubby has to wait for his stents, very frustrating for you both, hugs Gay xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Netty, Congrats on being the 'Editors Choice' they were gorgeous makes.
Hope your DH doesn't have to wait too long for the next appointment.
Avril xx


Sharon said...

Congrats for winning the stamp set - lucky you!!! Love yoru gelli plate creations! Hope hubby is okay!

Heidi said...

Well done!
Beautiful work:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Anita Houston said...

Congrats! It's wonderful! Hope things get better all around for you.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Congrats on all your winnings! Love your beautiful art! Gelli prints are like our days, some good, some not so good. Sorry to hear about your hubby's challenges, hope things get better. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. hugs

Linda R said...

I am so sorry a out your husband. I hope it all works out.. But congrats on all the good news.

Hugs~

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats on all the wins - lucky you :) Hope your hubby will feel better soon.
You've really been very busy. Great backgrounds and a wonderful card.

paintingforjoy said...

Your work is delightful Annette. Looks like the gelli plate worked fine. Maybe some more play will get you where you want to be. Blessings to your dear husband that he will be fine. Hugs xoxo

Victoria said...

Oh wow..so beautiful..love your designs Annette..you are so talented and creative..love the magical feeling and vibe to it! and the gelli plate colors are awesome..so dreamy and lively..wonderful!! you are fabulous!
HUgs..hope your hubby is ok!!Thinking of you both!
Happy wkd dear friend!
Victoria

fatmonica said...

Love what you've done with the stamp to make the hanging.Sorry to hear about your husband-hope he gets his stents soon-that's surgeons for you!

Annette said...

Hi Annette, well your stamping muse and gelli plate muse are at work. You are doing wonderfully as always. Such a treat to see what you are creating. I am sorry about Hubby my dear, will keep you both still in my thoughts. Hugs and keep warm, I know it is getting cooler there also. xoxoxo

butterfly said...

Very happy for all the good things - congratulations on those lovely wins, and I love the Gelli prints (must, must, must get mine out and play again). Do hope all goes better with the stents the next time around, and that you're both having a restful Sunday!
Alison xx

craftimamma said...

Sorry I missed this post Annette but congratulations on your various wins. I had meant to leave you a message last week about your Craft Stamper win when my copy dropped through the letterbox. Well done you but I'm not surprised as it's a lovely projects and well deserved.

What a ridiculous situation for your poor hubby (and you) last week. Hope this week goes without hitch.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations on those happy wins.... I'm sorry to hear the frustration you and your hubby dealt with at hospital, though. Sending good thoughts. And loving that top piece on the corrugate!