Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Bunny Stocking

This is the another card I made for a recent order and I must say that I really liked this one.  I loved the stepper fold and the papers are from my favourite set, Snow Princess.  The poinsettia die is new and I've used it a bit over the last couple of weeks. I think it goes beautifully on this layout. I hope you agree.





I was recently asked for the dimensions of my stepper cards so I'm attaching a template for the shape below too. Please feel free to take it if you want it.  :0)



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx




Monday, 5 December 2016

Penguin Tags

I'm sharing a simple project today, just a little trio of tags featuring the Chicks (again in disguise as penguins) from Stamping Bella.

I've used a small tag die to create the tag shapes and threaded some red organza ribbon through them for tying.

This is the first time I've coloured onto Kraft coloured card and it was a challenge, especially the white but I really like the effect of the white snow on the coloured background.




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Happy crafting
Annette
xx




Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas Wishes - Take 2

Following yesterday's post, I'm sharing the second set of my uber CAS cards today. They were quite quick to make and although they're still cute, I think they'll be ok to give to the guys!







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Happy crafting
Annette
xx




Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Wishes - Take 1

I'm posting a little set of cards that I made, they are a little smaller than my usual 6x6 squares as they're A5 sized, and they're uber clean and simple in layout, but still cute!  I thought they would be useful to have a little stock of unfussy cards for the guys!  I hope you like them.







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Happy crafting
Annette
xx




Friday, 2 December 2016

Silver Santa

Whoops, I should have posted this yesterday, but better late than never!  We're talking gold or silver over at As You Like It Challenge this fortnight and for me it's definitely silver.  I feel that silver is a bit more modern than gold when it comes to jewellery and that preference also translates into my cards too.

I've used a silver mirri card as the backdrop for my Santa image, embossed and embellished with a frosty border die.  The only trouble with mirri card is that it's so hard to photograph!  I've also used silver on the image itself, where I've used a silver gel pen to colour the ribbon on the present that Santa's hiding behind his back!

This is my usual picture of the card, standing up, but the silver looks black .....


... so I've taken another picture which shows that it's definitely silver, but you need sunglasses to avoid the reflection of my lamp now ....


... and finally a close up to show the silver on the image.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx




Thursday, 1 December 2016

Then and Now

I find it interesting to look back and see how my style (and hopefully skill) has changed since I started blogging my creations and so today I'm showcasing my sample for the 'Before and After' challenge which starts at Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge where we are revisiting one of our earliest images and creating something new with it for comparison.

I looked back at my earliest cards and an image from Penny Black called Snowball Fun was one of my first.  I've dusted it off for another outing for my sample and watercoloured it with reinkers.  I've kept the layout clean and simple with a typed / die cut combo sentiment and a pelmet of designer papers die cut with a stitched curve.

So here's my new version.....


.... and below, (said in a quiet voice) is its first inking, dated October 2010!  





Some things remain the same; I still like trios of pearls (although didn't add any on this card to keep it flat), I still like a splattering of glitter at Christmas, and yes, I still love purple.

But there are also some areas where I think my style has changed too, such as I don't believe I had invested in a die cutter back in 2010 so the corners were shaped with a punch.  Seeing the two cards in close proximity above also does make me believe that my colouring and shading has improved too, with more depth added to the colours.

I also think that my photography skills have improved, both in terms of lighting and staging, to showcase the projects better.

I hope you like this challenge and will join in to share your 'then and now' creations.


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Original card: blogged October 2010

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx




Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tilda with Lamb

It's another (sorry to bore you) stepper card from me today, but this time featuring Tilda with Lamb and my new Poinsettia dies!  I hope you like this one.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx




Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Red Squirrels

I've really been enjoying making some simple stepper cards lately and this is a real sweetie featuring a small family of red squirrels.  I've just added some die cuts, as well as some bronze coloured gems to match the neutral colour scheme.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx




Monday, 28 November 2016

Bunny Hop

It's another CAS card from me today featuring another bunny from the MFT set I used yesterday but this time the bunny is hopping along a blossom branch.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx





Sunday, 27 November 2016

Stargazing Friend

It's a CAS card from me today (although it's amazing how long these CAS cards can take to make, and (when I look at the recipe list) how many components there are on it still!)

It features a sweet little bunny gazing at the sparkly stars and an 'amazing' script die that I bought a long time ago but don't think I've used yet.


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Happy crafting
Annette
xx




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