Monday, 10 December 2018

Mistletoe Notebook

I made this little notebook for a special friend who likes cute furries using one of my favourite Purple Onion Design images. I've used my Zutter binder to make this little mistletoe winter bunny into a handbag sized notebook as a mini Christmas present.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Green: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Festive Berries, Fired Brick
  • Ground: Pumice Stone

Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 9 December 2018

Owl just for you

I love these Stacy Yakula images and this one's a bit of a break from the Christmas trend with a 'just for you' theme.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Owl: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Green: Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Festive Berries, Fired Brick
  • Ground: Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 7 December 2018

Tilda Season's Greetings

A clean and simple Christmas creation using a Tilda image that I've not used for a while.





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
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • 'Whites': Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 6 December 2018

Dear Santa .....

The new challenge at As You Like It Challenge this fortnight is to showcase your favourite Christmas animal.  I absolutely adore pingus (I definitely didn't get all soppy watching the BBC documentary a few weeks ago!!!) but I also love all things cute and furry, so I've also added a sweet reindeer too.  Both images are from our sponsor, Polkadoodles.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Reindeer: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Penguins: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Weathered Wood
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Beary Good Birthday

I really love these polar bears and have bravely attempted them with some no-lines stamping.  I really struggle with this technique but was actually really pleased with how this card turned out.  I will admit that it ended up being one of those 'warm glow' cards :0)





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Bear: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Snow: Weathered Wood
  • Fish: Crushed Olive, Cracked Pistachio
  • Scarf: Cracked Pistachio, Pine Needles, Bundles Sage
  • Bucket: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:


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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Puppy o'clock

I've not made one of these clocks for a little while so thought I'd have a play with the puppies again.  I just want to scoop them up and snuggle them!




Here's a close up of the cuties!




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Card Recipe:
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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 3 December 2018

Reindeer lights

It's back to Christmas today with a pingu/reindeer themed card.  Yeah, I know they're meant to be chicks, but they're in disguise!




Card Recipe:
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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 2 December 2018

Happy Mail

I've made a little birthday tag to match a custom made envelope for a birthday card.  I can't show you the birthday card just yet, so I'm just showing you its accompaniments!

The tag is layered using papers from the same set as the envelope.  I've trimmed some white card (using the tag die diagonally) to create a bit more interest.



Here's how I used the die to trim the white card, and then also the top coloured paper for my tag.  I then stamped the Birthday sentiment several times using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to match the colour scheme.  

(please ignore the state of my 'well used' cutting mat!)




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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 1 December 2018

Advent

I have been itching to make another advent calendar since last Christmas and was really pleased with how this version turned out.  I made 24 little boxes and a gate-fold box to contain them. The outer box opens up to expose the inner boxes.  I wrapped the whole thing with pretty papers, spotty organza ribbon and added a few pearls to decorate.  




Here's the inside showing all the little boxes with their wooden numbers which I painted pink and aqua to match the papers.





This little project is a gift for a special friend.  My initial plan was to fill it with little chocies, but in between me starting the project and finishing it, my pal went on a diet and lost a whole stone in weight, so I felt really bad sending her temptation behind each daily door.  So I sourced a few things that would fit inside (I can't disclose them here because she won't have opened them yet!).  

Unfortunately some of the gifts didn't fit inside the little boxes so I had to leave notes inside each box containing instructions for opening accompanying envelopes holding the items that wouldn't fit.  

I've already shared some of those envelopes in a post I wrote showcasing some of the tags I'd made to decorate and number them, but didn't want to show you the advent box until today (1 December), for obvious reasons!




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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 30 November 2018

Trio of James

There's not one, not two, but three James the bear cards today.  I've also used Lili of the Valley papers and sentiments to complete the trio.  I love this cute little bear and he's lovely to get inky with.





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, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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