Monday, 16 May 2011

It's so hard to stop (and freebies)

This week at Stamp Fairy the challenge theme is to use 3 embellishments (3 different ones or 3 the same).  For me this was really hard to do as I'm so used to using a splatter gun approach with gems, flowers, ribbons, pearls etc that to use just 3 embellishments was a real challenge to hold myself back!  I settled on lace, a single flower and a silver bow from wired ribbon.

It is our wedding anniversary on Saturday, and I wanted to make an anniversary card for my hubby in a spring-fold heart shape.  I've used Lenny & Linda Wedding, for my first spring-fold card (far easier when I followed a tutorial).  I'd been meaning to make one of these for ages, and it was really just a bit of folding, but I wanted the card to be in the shape of a heart, so I cut out a heart and stuck it over the main diamond part of the spring card.  The fab papers are Dreamy from Robyn's Fetish and the sentiment is one of my own (see below).


Please pop on over to the Stamp Fairy challenge blog to see the other creations by the fab teamies, and to enter our "3 embellishments" challenge. 

Update:
OK, I have to admit that I was a bit concerned that my card was going to be a bit 'girlie' to give to my hubby after I'd added the lace, but I thought it needed something around the edge (plus I couldn't help myself).  Then I was casually chatting to my hubby about our Anniversary (ie reminding him that it is this week, cos he'd completely forgotten!!) and I asked him what kind of card he'd like to receive from me.  He replied 'not one of yours, cos they're not very masculine'.   Nice !!!   I can't think what he means [says she who is surrounded by pink, lacy, glittery crafting stuff].   I wonder if I can find a zombie anniversary image which would better suit his masculine taste, with a matching sentiment of "Wishing you a 'dead' good Anniversary"?  Otherwise he's going to get a post-it note with "Happy Anniversary" written on it with a biro.  Today's card has therefore been added to my supplies for someone else who will appreciate it more, while I go back to the drawing board!

Freebies:
Finally, I've been promising some more freebies for a while now, so I guess that I'd better live up to my promises.  So, here are some freebies which have been featured on my recent cards, including the one I've used above.  You're free to download them if you like them; click on each image for a larger version, then right click and 'save picture as' to save to your own computer. 

My conditions are as follows:
  1. Please become a follower, then you will see more freebies as they are posted,
  2. Please leave a comment on this post to let me know you've downloaded it, and
  3. Please don't share my freebies directly with other people.
I also adore seeing your creations using my digi sentiments, so I'd really love you to send me an email with links to your creations so I can pop over for a peek!






I've been inspired by the following:
Happy crafting.

77 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

Hey Netty,

Thanks so much for sharing the freebies.. I love using sentiments on my cards.. Since I don't too many stamps I mostly do it hand written that's why I like downloading sentiments.. I have downloaded all.. Thank you so much...

Christine said...

Awww Netty your card is lovely & I wouldnt say toooo girly..MEN who would have em?? us girls..LOL thank you so much for the free sentiments..& many thanks for your lovely comms. re the Paper Piecing tutorial..

smiles Christine xx

skated said...

Thanks for the great freebies

kate xxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the freebies Netty, love the cute bears on your card.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous card and love the sentiments TFS

Hugs Jane x

Mary said...

You ROCK! I was specifically looking for a thank you ticket this weekend but couldn't find one. I won a basket at a school fundraiser raffle and wanted to make a thank you to the class. Thanks so much!!

dandy_duffer said...

Hi Netty,

Thank you sooo much for the really useful sentiments. I really enjoy looking at all your lovely card designs. xxx

Linda Pekrul said...

I'm a follower who loves the beautiful cards you make. Thank you so much for the sentiments.

NGCARDS said...

This is an adorable card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of decorating the inside of your cards over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Thank You Netty, these is lovely! Hugs Kobie

Carissa said...

Men, what do they know about cards anyway. Your card is gorgeous and it would serve him right if he really did get a post it note from you. Good Luck on the zombie hunt:)
Hugs, Carissa

Christine L said...

HI Annette.... BEAUTIFUL heart card.. will now have to look to see how it's done! And I misread your update bit and thought you were going to get a card saying 'wish you were dead'!! Had to do a quick re-read!! LOL!
Thanks again for more lovely freebies..
Hugs
Christine x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is so cute and I think the lace is beautiful. I'm sure it won't take you long to find someone who will appreciate this card. (I would go with the 'post-it' note for your hubby :-)))
Thanks for joining our 'Anniversary' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so sweet - love the heart shape and the crochet edge
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our 2B's challenge
Lisa x

Marion E. said...

You made a great card! And I don't think it's to "girly" to give to your hubby... just go for it...
Thanks for joining our 'Anniversary' challenge at Totally Papercrafts. Hugs Marion

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Netty.
Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

Susie said...

Thank you so much for the freebies, the Fathers Day one is especially useful!!

Hugs
Susie xx

Chrissy said...

Great freebies..thankyou so much. I am follower and always mention you when I use the freebies on my blog.That fathers day one is going to be perfect...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Judy said...

Great circle sentiments!!! Thank you for your generosity in sharing them.

Stephenie said...

I love the tickets!! I have been using ticket sentiments a lot lately!! Thanks!!

Melissa M said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. Love the freebies. And what a great card. TFS!

Donna said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful sentiments. I collect sentiments. Love them all. Really appreciate your sharing them with us all!

Marilou said...

Thank you!

Cindy - John 3:16 said...

WoW lots of sentiments today - TY for being so generous - they are beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

these are great! thank you1

Anonymous said...

I love your card. And thank you for the freebies. Happy Anniversary to you and hubby. Pat K

Esther said...

Thank you for sharing the great sentiments. I really like the tickets!

Connie said...

Thank you!

LeeAnn said...

Thank you for the great sentiments!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

These are so great. Thank you.

hugs
bobbi

Sue from Oregon said...

Darling card! Thanks for the freebies as well. Esp love the Fathers Day ticket!

Barbara said...

jAdorable wedding card. Love the design and the sweet image. Thank you for sharing these lovely sentiments with us.

Josephine Cox said...

Thank you for the wonderful freebies. Also, your card is beautiful.

Marla said...

These images are fabulous images. Your card is beautiful. I probably would have given it to him yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the digi word stamps...especially the thank you and the good luck! Cheryl

Silverbutterfly said...

Thanks for your awesome sentiments, love them.....

Dixieglitzie said...

thanks for being so generous.

weva said...

Thank you!!!

scraplouise said...

Thanks for sharing!.

gr.Louise

Angèle said...

I love your digi's. Thank you!

BlackBird said...

Thanks!

Kelley said...

Men! What do they know about cards?

Thank you for the sentiments.

krearia said...

Thanks for the sentiments, they are beautiful

Brenda Brown said...

Aren't men just the strangest things??? Love your card Netty and great sentiments.
Thanks for joining in our 2B's challenge at MAWTT we are so pleased you have shared this with us.
If you pop over to my own blog you could stand a chance of winning more prizes
http://bumlebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com
Click the give-away picture in the sidebar.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Nannieflash said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous freebie. with hugs Shirleyxx

Judi said...

WOW! These are BRILLIANT! Thanks SO much.

Judi x

Avril said...

Many thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for the sentiments.
Donna

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely Card, thanks for joining in on MAWTT with our B's Challenge this week Hazelxoxo

Susanne said...

Lovely card!!! Thank´s for the freebies. Hugs!

cindy said...

Thank you. I was looking for a Fathers day one.

Lau W said...

So nice card ! Thank you for sentiments :-)
xxx

Heidi Brawley said...

Thanks sooo very much!!!!!!!!!!

CTgirl said...

Thanks very much...love it!!

Anonymous said...

very useful thank you

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the freebies

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tickets.

Alyna said...

thank you soooo much for the freebies..... they really make our work easier :)

VeronicaA said...

Thanks for the freebies. I love your card.
Veronica

Anonymous said...

Your card is very lovely. Thank you for the wonderful sentiments.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Thank you for another lot of wonderful sentiments Julie x

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU so much for sharing all these beautiful Digistamps. LOVE them!
Many Regards from Germany.
Petra

Elaine L. said...

Thanks for the great sentiments!

txexperiment said...

Great images. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Great sentiments - I have used the anniversary one already - thank you.

DebWestbury said...

Great images...It is people like you that hae started me on a craft that I said I would not do..Thank you for letting me know what I was missing out on...

My'scardcorner said...

Thank you for the sentiments will come in real handy.
Myrax

mulberry station said...

Thank you so much for the freebies!
Nancy

cindy said...

Thank You!!

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CYDA xx

Sara I. said...

Thank you for the awesome dad's day ticket - love the font!

tiggertastic said...

this is so special what a lovely keepsake

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Kathleen said...

another couple of gt freebies. TY
kathleen mc x

Made by Mandy said...

Hi Annette,

I just wanted to let you know that I have used one of these tickets in a card on my blog which you can find here Up Up & Away

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us, it really is appreciated.

Love Mandy xxx

rosieb said...

thanx for great images

Wendy L said...

Hi Great Blog and I am going to become a follower and put you on my sidebar after saving some of your freebies!!!! Thanks

Wendy L said...

Hi Great Blog and I am going to become a follower and put you on my sidebar after saving some of your freebies!!!! Thanks

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