Sunday, 3 July 2022

Puppy Christmas

I shared my Teddy Santa last week, and today it's the turn of Puppy Santa!!!

I've watercoloured the cute image from Lee Holland and framed him with a pop of red snowflake on a shaped white cardbase with a small sprinkling of glitter (it's allowed on Christmas cards!)




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • 'Whites': Hickory Smoke
Card Recipe:
Papermill Direct:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 2 July 2022

Birthday Baggie

No card today, but a cute little gift bag that I've made using my Silhouette.  I've cut the main bag in a lovely thick navy blue card which has given it a lot of strength (especially the thin handle), and then decorated it with some pretty papers from Amanda Jayne Designs.




Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 30 June 2022

Have a Moo-velous Birthday

I've really enjoyed these cute farmyard images that Lili of the Valley released a few months ago and today I'm sharing another using the cute cow. It's a more fussy card compared to others I've made recently, and I've decorated him with flowers and organza ribbon in shades of blue and gold.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Birthday Bee

I've created this bee themed birthday card using lots and lots of hexagons and a sprinkling of shimmer!

The sparkly gold card has a lovely shimmer and the dark brown overlaid hexagons are the perfect contrast.

I've cut the cardbase with the fold on the top left edge which I've found makes the card stand up much better than a top edge tent fold.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Yellows: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed
  • Black: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Papermill Direct:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 26 June 2022

Teddy Christmas

I'm trying to make one Christmas card every week to avoid the usual frenzy in November.

Today's card features an adorable Santa Bear which I've watercoloured and framed with an ornate holly die and a Christmas sentiment. 

Simples.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 25 June 2022

Honey Bee Box

I've been playing with some of the new papers over at Amanda Jayne Designs.  

As soon as I saw this adorable honey bee design I knew that I wanted to make a honey themed box!  

I've cut the Hexagon box shape using my Silhouette in a beautifully rich Woodstock Gaillo card from Papermill Direct.  I've added some die cut some hexagons in the same card to create some texture.

Amanda Jayne's bee themed papers matched perfectly and I inked the edges before adding the panels to the lid.

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Reindeer Cookin'

It's pretty obvious from most of my creations that I prefer making feminie rather than masculine cards. I love all the flowers and pretty embellisments that make cards a bit more feminine, and I'd say that pinks and purples are my go-to colours.  Although today's card isn't too frilly, it is still feminine with the pretty pink floral papers.  I hope you pop over to As You Like It Challenge to show us which style you prefer.



Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Busy Bee

I've created a flower shaped card using my Silhouette machine and layered embossed yellow, cream and orange card for a textured effect.  I've framed the image with some flowers and a pretty organza double bow.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Hair: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Background: Tumbled Glass
  • Yellows: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed
  • Oranges: Dried Marigold, Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Blacks: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Papermill Direct:
Other:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 19 June 2022

Penguin Couple Christmas

It's never too early to start on your Christmas crafting!!!




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Penguins: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Blues: Chipped Sapphire, Prize Ribbon
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 18 June 2022

Jelly and Cake

I'm sharing another one of the soon-to-be-released images from Lili of the Valley. This one's called Jelly and Cake and I've layered it with the same Paper Boutique Daisy Frame in alternating Fuchsia Pink Pearlescent and Baby Pink Plain Card from Papermill Direct.







Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Hair: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Kitty: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
  • Outfit: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Prize Ribbon
  • Background: Tumbled Glass
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Card Recipe:
Papermill Direct:
    I've been inspired by:
    Happy crafting
    Annette
    xx