Thursday, 23 February 2017

Horace the Hedgehog

There's a new challenge at As You Like It Challenge where we want to see what you like making other than cards.  I have a bit of a fondness for boxes (making, buying and generally hoarding!) so I've made a little scalloped treat box using a Lawn Fawn die and decorated it using one of my new stamps from Gerda Steiner.







Here's a close up of Horace, as I've named him





Project Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • Brown seam binding
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Smarty Cat

It's my midweek post for Dies to Die For and today I'm sharing a CAS creation using Smarty Cat from Stamping Bella.

I've teamed it with an Avery Elle text die that I've had for some time which I think is perfect for this CAS design.






Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • Clouds - Dovecraft chalks and Freebie Cloud Template
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 19 February 2017

Squirrel with Flower

It's officially my first challenge post with The Ribbon Girl Challenge and the theme is 'Use Any Image'.  I've opted for one of the cute Squirrel Trios from Lili of the Valley and added lots of my favourite goodies from The Ribbon Girl store.





And I have a little extra today using the same image, but this time he's fussy cut.  It's a lot bigger than it looks in the photo too! The letter 'S' at the start is MDF and means that the whole thing stands up.  The papers are the same I've used above and I've cut the letters out with CCD Jumbo letter dies.




Project Recipe:

From The Ribbon Girl:

From Lili of the Valley:

From Dies To Die For:

Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • Flat Backed Pearls
  • MDF Letter
  • Tim Holtz Stitched Oval dies





I've been inspired by:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 16 February 2017

Moody Unicorns

It's another challenge at In The Pink today and I've used a sweet image from a set called Moody Unicorns by Gerda Steiner. I've got a couple of her sets now but this is the first one which has made it onto a card so far!  I loved his cute little expression!  There are a few sentiments in the stamp set, but as usual I've opted for no sentiment. I really should make more effort with the sentiment, but I like the focus on the image! :0)







Card Recipe:


From The Ribbon Girl:
From Dies To Die For:
Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • Marianne Design Circle & Flower Stitch die
Created for:



Sponsored by:


I've been inspired by:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Koala

Today's card is a Roberto's Rascals Koala bear from the CC Designs 'Celebrate' clear stamp set. I've had him a while but this is his first inking.  






Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
From The Ribbon Girl:
Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 12 February 2017

Baby Bunny

I've got another sneaky peek sample of one of the new trio images due out soon from Lili of the Valley, also featuring some beautiful satin ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.






Card Recipe:


From Lili of the Valley:

From The Ribbon Girl:
From Dies To Die For:
Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • 15mm Blue Open Roses
  • 10mm Blue Open Roses
  • Cosmos Daisy Flower
  • Mini Rose Buds
I've been inspired by:
  • Simon's Wednesday Challenge - Cute
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 11 February 2017

Sweet Pea

Today's card was made for a colleague whose birthday is today. I hope it's sufficiently masculine so I kept it quite simple.  It features Sweet Pea from Lili of the Valley and some matching garden themed papers.






Card Recipe:


From Lili of the Valley:

Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • Graphic 45 Secret Garden Paper pad

I've been inspired by:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 9 February 2017

Daffodil Bunny

There's a new release at Lili of the Valley featuring some of my favourite bunnies, so I've made a Spring-like card using one of the new images.  It's doubling up as my As You Like It Challenge sample too because the theme this week is ribbons or lace.  My choice is easily ribbon, and my most used ribbon is the 15mm satin ribbon which is what I've used on this card. I think I have this style of ribbon in every colour and shade possible (although always manage to find one more shade I need!). I also like making the double bows that I've added here too.



Card Recipe:

From Lili of the Valley:

From Dies To Die For:
Other:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Tiny Dancers (Twice)

Well, today is my first day designing for Dies to Die For and I've got not one, but two samples. This wasn't originally intentional, but I spent so long on the no-lines version of the Tiny Dancers image that when I'd finished it I decided to make a 'normal' lines version to compare how long it had taken.  And my empirical study concluded that it took at least 3 times longer to colour the no-lines version.  That's just to colour it, not to make up the whole card!  Hence I kept the second version CAS while there are lots of embellies on my first version!





I also 'outlined' the no-lines version with Tumbled Glass before I started to colour the main image.



And now here's the 'normal' version....




Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
Other:
Created for:



I've been inspired by:

  • Penny Black & More - Favourite Stamp (It grew on me so I've used it twice!)
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 6 February 2017

Wedding Couple

I'm sharing another image from the soon-to-be-released trio sets from Lili of the Valley and it's really CAS.  I printed the digi quite large, die cut it out and layered it on foam pads on a flock style backing paper embellished with a gorgeous piece of purple satin ribbon.  I layered the die cut image on a layer of purple card slightly offset so that it gave the image panel some definition. I hope you like it!




Here's a close up of my image panel.





Card Recipe:


From Lili of the Valley:

From The Ribbon Girl:
Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • DCWV Solid Flock Stack Paper Pad
  • Marianne Designs Craftables Circle and Flower Stitch

I've been inspired by:

  • Country View Challenges - 30 mins (watercoloured using reinkers from CVC)
  • Simon's Monday Challenge - Young at Heart
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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