Sunday, 5 February 2017

Love Petals, Thetford news and a new chapter!

I'm not sure where this week has gone! I had good intentions of writing a post mid-week after my exploits of the previous weekend, but here I am at another Sunday already!  

Anyways, as you know it was the Sincerely Yours papercraft show at Thetford last weekend.  About a week before the show, my lovely, uber talented friend Squirrel said that she was going and I was desperate to meet her in person.  My similarly adorable and talented friend Sue said she, and possibly Kat, were also going and I could go with them. But Sue thought that Thetford from Gloucester was about 2.5 hours and I'm another 2.5 hours further West than Gloucester.  The 5 hour journey was putting a bit of a dampener on the whole thing and after a bit (OK, quite a lot) of umming and ahhing with Squirrel and hubby, I decided to be realistic and listen to my head instead of my heart. 

Then I slept on the idea and changed my mind.

The amazing Sue offered to let me stop overnight at her house which meant that it didn't take me long to ignore my head and follow my heart again!  

The reality of seeing so many of my lovely crafting buddies (Sue, Kat, Faye, Debs and of course, the chance to finally meet Squirrel) was amazing and there was a lot of hugging and a fair amount of squealing.  I am so grateful to Sue for making the weekend possible for me.

And as if that wasn't enough news, I also met the lovely Tracy from Dies to Die For and I am absolutely overwhelmed to report that she's asked me if I would like to join her wonderful team of designers.  So a new chapter starts and my first DT card will be next week!  Eeeek!  Please wish me luck! :0)

Anyway, among all that excitement I need to tell you a little bit about today's card.  I've been efficient and combined one card for both my Guest spot at The Ribbon Girl and also the newly released cuties at Lili of the Valley.  The image I've used is called Love Petals.

So without further ado, here's my card.  

Card Recipe:

From Lili of the Valley:

From The Ribbon Girl:
From Dies To Die For:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • Sizzix Stitched Oval Tim Holtz Thinlet dies
  • Mini silver brad
  • Kort and Godt white chrysanthemum
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Squirrel x said...

And those hugs were long overdue and happily received! I'm so glad your heart won the day (grin). A day to remember. Loving your sweet bunny card, your inkwork on this is stunning sweetie! And huge congrats on your new DT position - people will start to think we come as a BOFOF soon (grins). Super big hugs xx

Sue said...

Lovely Annette, What a fabbie weekend we had - I loved everything about it - we are all so lucky to have met up and to be able to work on one DT!

I love this card - your painting is sheer gorgeousness and you have put everything together so perfectly on your card design! Can't wait to see your DTDF card!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday my lovely

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous card! The coloring is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Sarah said...

So pleased that it all worked out for you Annette, some things are meant to be!! Your card is wonderful...another stamp to add to my wish list!! xx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww I'm so glad you managed to go too!! And that's lovely that you had an ickle sleep over at Sue's!! I think everyone on here that didn't go wishes they could have!
Gorgeous card too! Love all the pretties and beautiful floral paper!
Lucy x

Carol S. said...

I wish I knew you were going as I was there too!!!! Gorgeous card and suach a sweet image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Plony said...

Such a supersweet card....I love the image and the colors...wowwwww....beautiful.
Thanx for joining us at Noor Design UK.
xxx Plony

Christine L said...

More gorgeousness here Annette.. love your card - the fabulous embellies and paper look so good with that beautifully coloured image!

So glad you got to be able to go at the weekend.... I was green with envy that lots of the lovely Pink Ladies were in one place and I couldn't be there! Congrats also on your DT position..... the Pink Ladies are definitely there en masse!!

Christine x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Annette! There's so much gorgeousness in this post I'm not quite sure where to start!! First, so so SO envious of all your crafty pals hanging out together and having such a wonderful day. I'm so glad for you that you followed your heart and went. What a special day for you all!! Secondly, I utterly LOVE this gorgeous creation. That image is enchanting and I love everything about your beautiful card design. The cross stitch edge die, the hessian ribbon, the beautiful paper, beautiful blooms and lush ribbon, it's all utterly perfect! Your colouring of course is the real centrepiece. Swoon! Thirdly, CONGRATULATIONS!! Whoop whoop, doing a little happy dance for you! How fab to be asked by Tracy to design for Dies to Die For. Love that store, so I'll be keeping an eye out for yours (and the other girlies) DT posts. Squidgy congratulations hugs, Wends xoxo

Anne said...

Adorable card Annette. I saw the picture on facebook of you lovely crafty girls, how fab to all meet up - I'm a bit jealous :o(

Anne x

Sharon said...

This is stunning. A beautiful design with gorgeous embellishments.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Noor Design Uk.
Hugs Sharon. x

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