Monday, 3 August 2015

Life would be boring without you

Today's project is to support the new challenge at Without Words Challenge where the theme is Harvest (fruit or veg).

I've used Cherry from Scrapberry's and also used a berry paper from my Coffee in the Arbour pad.

The sentiment was from a set by The Greetings Farm, and was bought with a special someone in mind.  This is the first time I've used it, but it's oh-so appropriate for her!  I just hope she knows it cos she regularly has me in stitches. :0)



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Annette
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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Patch & Bunny

I'm sharing another card featuring the cute Patches and Bunny from Lili of the Valley. It's currently on half price offer too, so it was a bargain!   Although you can't see much of it, I've used my stitched landscape die on the backing papers, and my stitched rectangle die on the image panel.  Otherwise, it's a very simple layout, although I did sneak in my customary trio of pearls!  :0)



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Annette
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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Mission Impossible

I was recently set a little challenge by the lovely Sue of Tanglemouse Cards to colour this little critter.  And boy, it was a challenge!  Considering I only really needed brown, this guy took me hours to paint. I tried to define the bristles of his coat, but think he ended up looking quite fluffy rather than prickly.  He looks like he's been fluffed up with a hair-drier!

But yes, he's cute, so I love him.  Thanks for the challenge sweetie!

And because I spent so long painting him, he became the centrepiece of my card with a very CAS layout using a stitched border die and a trio of brown pearls.

That's all folks!


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Annette
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Friday, 31 July 2015

When life hands you lemons ...

I am a teensy bit in love with the new Tildas that came out recently.  I'm not usually a great Tilda lover and they have to be quite specific for me to like them, but there are a few that I've bought recently and I'm really liking them.  This one's Lemon Tilda, and she was fun to paint.  I've matched her with my lemon meringue papers from Maja Design's Coffee in the Arbour pad and some lemon coloured embellishments.



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Annette
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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Say "Cheese"

I've got a CAS card to share today, using a cute bunny from Scrapberry's.  It's quite a masculine card which is a rarity from me! It supports the new Sugar Bowl Challenge and also the Fur or Feathers challenge at As You Like It Challenge which both start today.

For me the choice is definitely fur;  Although we did used to keep some chickens who had some fabulous characters, I'm generally not very keen on fluttery things.  There are a lot of seagulls and pigeons around where I live which are real pests.  I do quite like our resident robin red-breast, but generally prefer cute and furry, like bunny wabbits!





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Annette
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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Ice Cream

Today's card features a really summery image, with summery colours for a special reason.  I made a 'Winter Birthday' card last December for a lady whose birthday I believed to be late December (well with a name like "Mary" it seemed plausible!).  But she looked a bit befuddled when I handed her the card, because it turns out I got the date wrong, and her birthday is actually in August. Whether I pretended I was late for her last birthday, or early for the next one, either way my Wryn "Winter Birthday" card was somewhat inappropriate!

So today, I'm trying to redeem myself with a summery themed card.

I'm using a sweet new image that I bought from Sir Stampalot, and I must say that their customer service was amazing.  I ordered this image on Monday, and it was sitting on my doormat when I got home on Tuesday night!  So I excitedly inked her up that night, and made this card. And I must say, I kinda like her!

I made a custom sentiment to ensure the recipient realised that I'd got the date right this time, and finished her off with summery pink colours.



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Annette
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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Blue Fairy

I've got another sneaky peek of May Fairy today which is one of the new releases from Lili of the Valley due out next Friday.  This card's a but more fussy than my last one, and I've used a cherry blossom die that I thought matched the flowers on the image quite well.  The new release is 12 fairies, one for each month, and some gorgeous traditional Christmas images so keep your eyes peeled for some more sneaky peeks over the next week.


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Annette
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Friday, 24 July 2015

Wedding Day

I know traditionally wedding cards are elegant shades of cream, ivory, magnolia, or other forms of off-white, but if you follow my creations you'll know that I only do cute and pastels.  So today's wedding card is pink and blue!

I have attempted a hint at the theme by the inclusion of lace, pearls and flowers, and of course the loved-up image and sentiment.

The adorable image from Lili of the Valley has been watercolour painted in DI reinkers and the curved sentiment was typed.



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Annette
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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Fiona Loves Flowers

I've used my beloved Fiona Loves Flowers stamp again today. And, yup, I still love her!  I've followed a simple sketch which allows her to be the focus of the card, but have still managed to sneak in some twine and pearls as embellishments.  I really love colouring this image, even though at first, the thought of attempting those flowers gave me the heebie jeebies!  I think she's worth the effort, and I love her in purple. I hope you do too. :0)


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Annette
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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Patchwork Balloons

I couldn't resist buying this little cutie with my last purchase from LOTV and I've really loved colouring him up.  The balloons didn't seem to be the usual transparent type, so I was able to have a bit more fun with the shading on them.

I've also used my WRS corner die and have cut it twice, putting one in each top corner. They're just the right size to meet with a neat little join which is hardly noticeable (unless you know where to look, so don't zoom in too closely!)

I'm not sure I got the shading quite right on the bear, but I still like the finished card. I hope you do too. :0)



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Annette
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