Monday, 31 October 2016

Happy Halloween

Considering I don't like spiders, bats, zombies, supernatural or other spooky scary stuff (and get a teeny bit freaked out by some of the various ghosties and ghouls who come begging Trick or Treating after dusk) I do actually make an effort with the Halloween preparations!

Plus it's the one day of the year I can pretend the cobwebs on the ceiling are part of the decorations!

I've blu-tac'd a trail of spiders on the front door leading to the doorbell (although they're a right b*gger to pull off the next day as the blu-tac seems to weld itself to the plastic door overnight!), I've strung up the dinky lanterns that I made last year in green, orange and purple felt and taped some pumpkin fairy lights to the windows.  And of course not forgetting my trick or treat pouches (see my pouch post here).

I have also sent a couple of Halloween cards.

And when I say 'couple', I actually do mean 'couple'.

Literally.

I blogged the first one, featuring Willow the Witch, a few weeks ago, and I'm sharing the other one today.

But I liked this little kitty so much that I made one for myself too! :0)

So here's Midnight the kitty with his cute little hat and pumpkin.

Isn't he adorable!






If you're interested, here's a quick pic of my front door with its spider trail and pumpkin lights!




Here's the inside of the porch, which to be fair, only me and hubby can see because I keep the light off so that the pumpkin lights show up through the glass (and then I have to fumble for the door handle and box of treat pouches in the dark when the doorbell rings!!!)




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Annette
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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Polka Doodling

As it's getting colder now, we all need to layer up to keep warm, and this week at In The Pink we're looking for layers in our creations too!

I've used a sweet little girlie image from Polkadoodles and created layers with lace, velvet ribbon, patterned papers and my image panel, as well as some more lace and die cuts on that too. :0)



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Annette
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Run along

I've been quite taken by some of the little House Mouse images I've seen in blogland but have never really tried them much myself, so I decided to rectify that with a little cutie House Mouse Carrying Mints. He looks like he's in a bit of a hurry!

I've used my new favourite word die again, Happy Wishes by Wplus9 which I'm really fond of at the moment. I hope you like it.  :0)



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Annette
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Monday, 24 October 2016

Critter Trio

There are some new digi & rubber stamps being released at Lili of the Valley later this week, including some sweet little boys and cute animals.  I've been lucky enough to have a play with them before the release date (and of course I started with the critters!)

So firstly we have the bunnies .....



... then the squirrels .....

... and finally the hedgies ...



.... plus, I'm still smiling because my images even made it onto the advert!!!  *yay*!



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Annette
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Trick or Treat

I've finally finished my "Trick or Treat" boxes for this year. There are 22 because we had just over 20 ghouls visiting us last year.  (the curtains will be drawn and the lights will be going off after 22 this year!)

My 2016 Halloween boxes are a little less adventurous than in previous years, but I wanted to use some of my under-used box dies.   I've made a selection of 3 different box styles from black card; all embossed with one of two different designs, and each decorated with thin orange satin ribbon and an orange 'trick or treat' die cut.

I've filled each one with three miniature bite-sized chocolate bars.  Funnily enough, there were a couple left over which just happened to be my favourites!  Coincidence, huh?

Nice and simples!




If you're interested, links to previous years' boxes are below:
     2015 - Monsters
     2014 - Black Magic
     2013 - Candy Boxes here and here
     2012 - Wizard pouches here and here
     2011 - Candy Pouches

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Annette
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Saturday, 22 October 2016

PenguiDEER

I've had this little chappie coloured up for a while but have not given him a home until today when I made up this frosty blue card with pink accents to match his scarf.  I couldn't decide what colour to make the 'Christmas' sentiment, so cut it out in pink and blue before deciding on white.  They're all layered up so the sentiment ended up being fairly thick which made it stand out a bit better against the white background though.  I'm also using a new snowflake die that I've bought this week after admiring it on Lorraine's beautiful cards (this one in particular prompted me to buy it).


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Annette
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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Winter Wishes

We all like new stash (often there's stuff we just 'have' to have), but there's also the satisfaction when we rediscover a lost gem that we have had a while and forgotten about.  I've had this bunny image and the pretty winter backing papers for years and love them both. But I've also recently discovered the Wishes text die from WPlus9 and I'm really loving it.  I love that the new die has given fresh ideas and inspiration to use my older items.  I'm therefore opting for a mix of old and new in the new As You Like It Challenge which starts today asking if you prefer using old or new stash. :0)



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Annette
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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Around the World

It's a Just for Fun make from me today using a Tilda which I've not used for a while.  I wanted to use this image to create a travel journal and kept the emblies to a minimum to minimise bulk.  I covered some thick cardboard with designer papers, folding and sticking them onto the reverse before lining the inside with plain paper to match the papers of the journal.  I used a border die to create some additional interest along the bound edge before using my binding machine to hold it all together.



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Annette
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Boing Boing Bunny

It's all about ribbons and bows today at In The Pink and I've used both on my bunny Christmas card. The ribbon is a gorgeous spotty sating and matched my papers perfectly.  I also added some little stitched snowflakes made from a die which I think I'll be using a lot of this year.




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Annette
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Party Kittens

I've fallen in love with these little kitties and their cheeky expressions!  I've also fallen completely in love with this new text die called Happy Wishes from Wplus9. The font is lovely and I like creating the mix of stamped and die-cut sentiment.

Because the image was quite large (this is my usual 6"x6" sized card-base) I kept the layout very clean and simple with some papers to bring out the hot pink accent in the image.



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Annette
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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Blue James

In contrast to yesterday's pink James duo, today's set of James the bear cards are aqua blue! Again they're JFF because I love using this bear. :0)




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Annette
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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Pink James

Another "just for fun" post from me today, with a couple of cards featuring James the bear from Lili of the Valley.  I was definitely in a pink mood when I pulled these ones together!  I hope you like them.  Don't forget there is still a bit of time to enter the LOTV Facebook challenge which is Christmas this time, so these cuties would fit right in! :0)




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Annette
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Friday, 7 October 2016

A Wee Christmas Card

I've got a simple 'Just for Fun' card to share today.  I must have spent at least 2 hours each on the 'no-lines' coloured images I've been posting recently but I do love how they turn out.  I wasn't overly pleased with the uber CAS layout that I gave this one; I think my mojo was on holiday when I pulled the card together and it feels a bit unfinished to me.



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Annette
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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Flower Power

Today's challenge at As You Like It Challenge is to share whether you like bought or handmade flowers, and although I do like die cut flowers, these mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Craft have to be my all-time favourites.  I have them pretty much in every colour combo and love using the various sizes in little floral arrays around my images.  I've framed my Wee bug with two sets of pretty pink flowers to match my pink colour theme.



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Annette
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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Bunny Sock

I'm back to the gorgeous bunnies from LOTV on today's card, and yes, it's another Christmas themed creation!  I've kept the layout very simple, with the colours of the papers deciding what colours I'd use in my image, and I've pulled out a Memory Box die that I have had for a few years, but don't think I've used much this year (although I am somewhat behind with my Christmas makes than I've been in previous years).


Here's a close up of the sweet bunny image:


Don't forget there's also a Christmas challenge on the LOTV Facebook page this month too. :0)


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Annette
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Monday, 3 October 2016

Teepee Card

I've not made a teepee fold card for a while and for some reason this image seemed to be 'calling out' for one, so I've had a go. I've used a Lili of the Valley image and Nitwits papers on a strong gold mirror cardbase.

Here's the card from the front .....



And a couple of pictures from both sides showing the circle sentiments I added ....




The image was a really sweet one called Carol Singing...




Here's how I made my simple Teepee cardbase:

First I cut a rectangle 12" x 6" of gold mirri card and scored it in half and each half on the diagonal as shown below:



Then I cut another 6" x 6" square of gold mirri card, scored it on the diagonal and adhered it to the rectangle base as shown below (again this is the back of the cardbase):


Before sticking the pieces together (above) I covered each of the triangle shapes with patterned papers so that when I turned it over, it looked like this:


I then used a small circle of stick-on velcro to create the ability to hold the fancy fold in place but also allowing it to open and fold flat for posting. :0)


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Annette
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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Bunny Post

It's another Lili of the Valley card from Papercraft Essentials today, this time featuring Christmas Bunnies Post.  I must admit that I really love Lili's bunny images and this one is no exception.

Don't forget there's also a Christmas themed challenge on the LOTV Facebook page running until 15th October so if you get your skates on you can join in.







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Annette
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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Tilda's got the Blues

I can't believe it's the first of September October already (eeeeek), but to celebrate that date, there's a new challenge at Squirrel's (not so) Random Challenge and the theme this time is one colour (plus hair / fur / skin). I've chosen blue on a Christmas card featuring Winter Tilda in a cute little hat.



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Annette
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