Saturday, 11 November 2017

Fidget Spinner

Hello and welcome, I wasn't sure about making this card but so glad I did as my nephew Jack was so impressed with it it was the first thing he showed people when they came with cards and presents. "Mum" wasn't amused as she'd spent a fortune on an Xbox game for him. He even took it to school to show class mates.

I came across a video on how to make the spinner (which does spin) on Youtube and decided to make one for him, but then I hit problems. I couldn't get my hands on one, my grandchildren all had them some time ago, so asked my daughter if I could borrow one to make a template but she said they'd all got broken (my little lovelies, are not very toy friendly) so then the hunt for a fidget spinner began.  It took me over a month to find one, but it was well worth it when my sister told me how much he liked it. 

As you can see I'm not good at fussy cutting but he didn't look to closely at the edges it seems, and the rest was quite easy to do.

If you go to Youtube and type in bettysstampingcrazy fidget spinner it's the first video that comes up.


The materials used are:
(r) = retired, (nsu) = non stampin’ up

Card stock: Basic Gray, Real Red, Silver Foil, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Stamp sets: Happiest Birthday Wishes (r),Tie Dyed (r)
Punches: !/2, 3/4, 1, 11/4 circles 
Accessories:Candy dots (r)

Betty’s stamping crazy video

Will be back again soon with more cards
Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby so much and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I will be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Daisy Delight

This is an easy card to make and didn't take long to do. Most of what I've used is in the current annual catalogue.

I just loved the vellum daisy with the leaf behind it from the flourish thinlit set. I also thought cutting across background at an angle made a nice change and finishing it off with some linen thread.




The materials used are:
Card stock: Powder Pink, Whisper White, Vellum,Wild Wasabi
Ink: Berry Burst, Powder Pink
DSP: In Color 17/9
Stamp sets: Avant Garden (r), Daisy Delight
Embossing folders: Petal Burst
Framelits: Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes
Thinlits: Flourish
Punches: Daisy
Ribbon: Taffeta Pink Pirouette (r)
Accessories: Linen Thread

Will be back again soon with more cards
Love Annette x


I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Milestone Birthday

Missing A Big One

My Aunt came to visit me the other day and I was so glad she did, as she started  talking about her sister in laws big birthday coming up!! I'd made her a lovely card but it wasn't a big one, so oh heck!! here I go, what can I do for her. After Sheilah had gone I went into my craft room and started to rummage around and couldn't think of anything so I went to bed.

Next day I needed to get it done as her birthday was close. I looked at the large number and dies and then the milestone moments came to mind and that was it my idea came alive pretty quickly.

When I die cut the two numbers I wasn't happy with them as the stamping was a bit patchy then I had a light bulb moment and grabbed my old faithful embossing folder and all was saved. Sorry for the use of retired products, but I'm sure you could adjust the colour scheme to suit your own preferences.


The materials used are:
Card stock: Coastal cabana (r), whisper white
Ink: Coastal cabana (r)
DSP: 2013/5 In colors (r)
Stamp sets: Milestone moments, number of years
Embossing folders: Perfect polka dots (r),  Seaside
Framelits: Large numbers
Thinlits: Happy Birthday
Ribbon: Glitter (r)
Accessories: Lace doilies (r), white perfect accents

Happy crafting

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x
I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Magical Mermaid

Mermaids Are So Magical

The card I have chosen for today is one I made some time ago.  It was a stamp set I wasn't going to get until my granddaughter started going on about mermaids all the the time. So I thought hey ho it will be worth getting if she likes her card and she did.

It was quite easy to make the hardest part being the colouring in of the mermaid which I did in a combination of colours for the tail with blushing bride for the bottom of the tail and for her back I used the retired blendabilities (yes mine still work) for her back and arm.

The dazzling diamonds hasn't really shown up in this picture but I just put a few spots of glue across the bottom where the shells and so forth are and then added the dazzling diamonds.


The materials used are:
Card stock: shimmery white,versamark, whisper white
Ink: Old olive, pool party, sahara sand
Markers: Berry burst, blushing bride, crushed curry, fresh fig, so saffron
Stamp sets: label me pretty, magical mermaid
Embossing folders: ruffed 
Embossing powders: clear, copper
Punches: pretty label

Accessories: dazzling diamonds, tombow glue

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Sweet & Simple

Clean and Bright

This card was made some time ago, as you can see it uses one of the Sale-a-bration stamps from 2017. I'm showing it as you could easily swap out what I used for newer products.

Well a couple of things went wrong with this card, first the embossing was a little off  so I had to add some ribbon to hide the gap, but then the only ribbon I had was not the right colour so I used my Melon Mambo blendabilities pens to darken it up before adding the silver ribbon.

I tried the stamping and then layering technique and found it looked very pretty and I just love the combination of the stitched shapes and layering framelits which gives your projects just that little bit more dimension.


The materials used are:
Card stock: whisper white, Melon Mambo
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
DSP: Sunshine & Sprinkles (retired)
Stamp sets: Avant Garden (SAB)
Embossing folders: Petal Burst
Ribbon: Glitter Blushing Bride (retired), silver (SAB), Taffeta (retired)
Framelits: Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes
Accessories: Wink of Stella

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Graduation Congratulations

Congrats Ash On your Masters

A couple of weeks ago it was my friends Son's graduation and he did very well. She used to make her own cards but since starting work has found it difficult, so she asked me to do one for her. I didn't have a clue what to do but I know he got a 1st so this is what I came up with.

She was thrilled with it and I just hope he liked it too. 

To do the hat I first punched out a best badge and cut it down with a slight angle, next I punched out a tree, turned it round and pushed again taking the trunk off and giving me a diamond shape, for the tassle I used DMC thread.

Sorry there's a lot of retired items used but it was how it came together. I'm sure it could be done with more up to date items but I was under pressure to get it done ASAP as she needed it a couple of days later. 


The materials used are:
(r) = retired, (nsu) = not stampin’ up

Card stock: Crushed curry, elegant eggplant, whisper white
Ink: black tuxedo (memento), elegant eggplant versaMark
DSP: It’s my party (r)
Stamp sets: Blue ribbon (r), number of years, sky is the limit (r), Teeny tiny sentiments
Embossing folders: sparkle
Embossing powders: Black (r)
Framelits: Layering circles, large numbers, stitched shapes
Punches: Best badge, tree (r), classic label, modern label (r)
Accessories: bakers twine (r), DMC thread (nsu)

The "Gaining A Masters Degree" was computer generated

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Fathers Day Rainbow

Just For Dad

I was going for something quite simple this year for dad's card and this is what I came up with.

First I created the background with what I call the colour swipe technique (not too sure what's it's really called). Then I stamped the tree and thought it was a bit to low so added the birds from the retired up up and away stamp set. After that I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with the banner from the cup cake cutouts die set. All complete within about half an hour.

I've made my dad a few cards over the years but this year was the first time he looked at it and said it was very nice.



The materials used are:
Card stock: Very vanilla
Ink: Early espresso, Crushed curry, rose red, soft sky, so saffron, wild wasabi
Markers: Garden green
Stamp sets: Guy greetings, lovely as a tree, up up and away (retired) 
Framelits: Cup cake cutouts

Will be back again soon with more cards

Love Annette x

I have never enjoyed a hobby more and would love to help you get started. If you'd like to have a go and live in the Walsall area of the West Midlands contact me and I would be happy to help you. Click the Contact Me above for how to get in touch.