Friday, 10 August 2018

Felt Softie Keyrings

Lili of the Valley have released some adorable new felt stuffie patterns including some Christmas themed ones. I've used just the heads elements of the Polar Bear and Penguin to make some cute little key-rings. 

I reduced the pattern down so the heads were only about 4cm wide and had to miss off some parts (like their eyebrows) which ended up being to small to work with. Instead I embroidered some eyelashes onto them to 'dress' their eyes. 

I also embroidered their nose/beak because the felt refused to be cut that small without disintegrating!  However, I'm really pleased with how they turned out and I think they're really sweet.  






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Let's go fly a kite!

I've been playing with my Lee Holland images again and have this card featuring Teddy flying a Kite.  It's a clean and simple card to focus on the cute image.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Bear: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Kite: Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:


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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 2 August 2018

Tiger

We're asking whether you prefer fur or feathers over at As You Like It Challenge today.  I'm not a huge fan of things that fly in real life (I don't like them fluttering around my face, even butterflies).  Furry things are also generally much cuter!  My favourite animal are cats, and in particular I've always had a love of tigers from a very early age. I'm not sure I'd want to pet one though!  I'll stick to the smaller, domesticated varieties for that!  A tiger is my choice for today's card, but he's a cute version, so perhaps he wouldn't mind a snuggle!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Beach Babe

It's another simple card from me today featuring Twila from CC Designs. I love her expression!  I've tried to make her look at the sentiment, but not sure whether it's worked!

I can't believe it's the start of August already.  This is definitely a summery card though. Perfect for a summer birthday.





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
  • Sky/Water: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
  • Duck: Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Sand: Tea Dye, Scattered Straw

Card Recipe:


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I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 25 July 2018

I Love Hanging with my Gnomies

I loved these gnomes when I saw them but have only just got my paws on them. I've used the sentiment from the stamp set and added some die cut clouds and sponged sky.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Blue outfits: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Green Hat: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Red Hat: Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Beards: Hickory Smoke

Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 19 July 2018

Back on your paws

Although I've been in clean and simple mode a lot lately, I do still love creating some girlie cards with all the trimmings.  I also love pretty ribbons (I have all the colours in all the sizes!) and particularly love tying them into double bows alongside a little array of flowers.  I've used an organza ribbon here which makes a very tight knot with not too much bulk to the bow. This card was for my mother-in-law who fell over recently and broke her hip. She's on the mend now thankfully and hopefully this little meecie helped cheer her up.  Head over to the As You Like It Challenge to join in with our ribbons or buttons challenge.  I'm not a huge fan of adding buttons to a card (unless they're novelty ones). I think that stems from my sewing days and it still feels odd to put buttons on a card!




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Pinks: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Rose: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Bunny Bubbles

I have a line up of bubble-blowing bunnies on my card to help celebrate the birthday of a sudsationally special friend.  

I decided (rather stupidly) to attempt no-lines colouring again, but the grey ink I used was a little dark so it's more like semi no-lines.  Oh well!  I added a little grass and some white gel pen accents.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Bunnies: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Blues: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch
  • Oranges: Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge
  • Bubbles: Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive

Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Rockabilly

I've been in uber clean and simple mode again with this card, no embellishments at all!  I think my sassy little girlie deserves to be the focus of attention with her cheeky little wink and pose!  This card was made for a friend who I used to work with whose birthday was last weekend. 





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
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Jeans: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Pinks: Picked Raspberry

Card Recipe:


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I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 7 July 2018

James with Present

James is back again today but this time he's balancing a present on his paw (maybe the football has gotten to his furry head!)  I hope there's nothing fragile in that box! 






And here is James on his TV outing last Monday with Hochanda:




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • 'Whites': Weathered Wood
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 6 July 2018

James Star

I love James the bear so was delighted to see that he's back in rubber at Lili of the Valley for their Hochanda launch. I've made him the star of my card with a clean and simple design using a couple of dies and some pearls.






And a little sneak peek of James on his Hochanda TV show last Monday for Lili of the Valley:




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Star: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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