Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CSI Case File 124

Hello again, would like to share with you all my take, as Special Investigator, on  Case File 124 at CSI. It is such a soft pretty palette and just perfect for this pic of one of my gorgeous neices, Shelby Jade.

I solved the case by using all the colours - 
  • Sunrise Shadows - grape color, taken from the background in the bottom left  - 142.54.92
  •  Petal Pink - pale pink, taken from the flower  - 250.226.224
  • Fairy Dust - white, taken from the petals -  255.255.255
  • Dawn Glow - light orange, taken from the background - 249.209.140
  • Morning Sun- pale yellow, taken from the highlights in her hair  - 249.240.197
From the Evidence -  I used butterflies, glitter (on the flowers and butterflies), flowers, rub-ons, stars and ruffle.

  • butterfly
  • glitter
  • flowers
  • rub-ons/stamps
  • ombre
  • wings
  • stars
  • check/plaid pattern
  • ruffle
  • watercolor
  • swirls
  • tiny brads
  • bokeh photo effect (you can do this free on PicMonkey)
For the Testimony I used the Inspiration word - Magic which is in my journalling on a card hidden behind the pic.

I hope that you will have a go at solving this Case File, it really can be used for just about anything.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Hugs and love till next time
Annette xo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CSI #122

Hi again would love to share with you all my latest page as Special Investigator at CSI. Loved the Case File for this one and as a bonus there is a sketch to help add to the creative process.

 The colour palette is so fresh and lovely definately not colours that I would normally chose to work with and I think that is so much of the appeal for this site.

  • Orange Sherbet - orange, taken from the flower in the middle  - 254.161.84
  • Guacamole - avocado green, taken from the sprig  - 152.161.106
  • Linen Napkin - white, taken from the highlights of the flower at the top -  255.255.255
  • Placecard - black, taken from the menu - 43.33.24
  • Herb Sprig - celadon green, taken from the sprig  - 210.219.16
I found the sketch challenging but once I found my pics the rest fell into place so easily.

And here is the end result of how I put it all together, the quote on the tag is one that I found online and tweaked a bit to make it suit the page.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look and I hope that you get the chance to have a play with this Case File.
Hugs and love till next time
Annette xo

Sunday, May 4, 2014

CSI - #121

Wow..... how exciting I have been asked by the lovely Debbi Tehrani to be a Special Investigator for the month of May at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. I cannot begin to say how delighted I am and deeply honoured, there is such amazing talent not only on their DT but also with all the other Special Investigators as well.

The colour pallette for this weeks challenge is just gorgeous and they  lend themselves to any type of pic whether it be about your home or whatever else you chose.
  • Merlot - deep burgundy red, taken from the pillow  - 102.26.26
  • Champagne - ivory, taken from the candle  - 244.235.226
  • Pillar Candle - white taken from the light in the window, - 255.255.255
  • Ice Bucket - light gray, taken from the carpet - 208.204.193
  • Bow Tie - black, taken from the tables - 22.17.11

 I knew immediately (well after a bit of a think and a walk around the house with the camera) how I wanted to solve this Case File.

A bit over 12 months ago I was informed that my rental home of the last 11 years was being put on the market, to say I was devastated would definately be an understatement. I have 2 dogs, 2 cats and 1 little ferrett so the chances of finding a house that would let me have all my animals was not looking real good, plus the whole real estate thing, house inspections etc.

Fortunately for me a very close and amazing friend was in a position to buy an investment property, so after what seemed like a short search we found my new home. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to him, no more agents, no fear of the house being sold, no more putting time and money into a house that isn't mine. This is my home and I just love it!!!!

So here is how I solved Case File #121

The lovely Home Sweet Home sign was a gift from my dear friend Kim Ewins and signifies how I feel about this place.

As there was so much journalling I wanted included I printed it out on white cardstock, cut it into strips and inked the edges so that it wouldn't blend too much into the background.

The washi, twine and red mesh ribbon are all from Craft Queen as is the great Kaisercraft Arty Stamp, one of my favs at the moment.

So once again I would like to thank Debbi for this fantastic opportunity and hope that you all check out this great site and have a play along as well.

Hugs and love till next time
Annette xo

Friday, April 25, 2014


Recently on Facebook a friend asked us all to share pics of our craft spaces, wow some of the women who shared have the most amazing rooms, full of so much product, while others had corners in offices, lounges etc. I am lucky that I live alone and have a whole room all for my craft, it looks out over the back yard and has lots of gorgeous light. While not a large room it has plenty of room for what I need. It has been a constant evolution since I moved into this house last September and I am sure there will be more changes to come.

 I got this great desk from my brother, and while it is not really meant to have a chair underneath, as my knees have found out a few times, I just love the surface and the three drawers that go the full length of the desk, great for storing a long armed stapler.

The storage unit on the left came from Office Works and the smaller cube unit with storage containers came from Bunnings.

Glass jars and vases in various shapes and sizes are just perfect for flowers, ribbons, buttons and doilies. It helps that I can see what i have, means they might get used more.


This was my old desk, but sharing it with everything that is on there didn't give me much room for working, so once I got the other desk I now use this has my working from surface, picking up bits and pieces from one to take to the other.

Who hasn't at one time or another had the rta cupboards and bookcases, very handy but on the list to be either replaced or painted, the filing cabinet has all my accounts, bill, paperwork etc and is a lovely tassie oak piece, top is great for display.

Tin buckets and a small drawer stand are perfect for washi and all those small bits and pieces that seem to float around without a place to call home.

All up this is a room that I love working in, on a sunny day with the windows open, a soft fragrant breeze and music playing, it is a space that makes me feel not only creative but also very relaxed.
I hope whatever hobby or interest that brings you pleasure has an area that makes you feel like mine.

Until next time
Hugs and love
Annette x

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lunar Eclipse

Hi all due to some cloud I missed seeing the amazing red in the moon last night, but I still managed to get some pretty good pics. Took these sitting on the back landing and resting my camera on the railing.

Thanks for looking
Hugs and love
Annette x

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Vintage with a twist

I would like to share with you all a very precious page, it has a pic of my parents in their early twenties, so would have been taken mid to late 1959. I adore this pic so much, how young and in love they look, unfortunately they have both passed (much before their time) and the marriage didn't last but I will always have this pic capturing a lovely moment.

Used lots of stamping (all Kasiercraft) as are the flowers, except for the small cream ones (they are from Craft Queen along with the pink pearl strands and ribbons), rhinestone flourish and small lemon and green pearls. Some gorgeous Scrapmatts chippies and wooden words.

This was my last DT page for Orange Paperie & Co, after nearly two years I have decided to have a bit of a break, I have so enjoyed my time there but am very lucky that Kim, Mary and I managed to get together reasonably regularily along with one of the new DT Bec, so in some ways it is like I haven't left.

Hugs and love till next time
Annette x