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:

I've been inspired by:
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:

I've been inspired by:
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:

I've been inspired by:
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:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
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:
I've been inspired by:
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:
I've been inspired by:
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!)




Project Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
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!




Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
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



Thursday, 29 November 2018

Desk Calendar

I had an idea for a little desk calendar and Post-It note holder. It's based on an easel fold card but made out of mountboard. I used my Zutter Bind-it-all so that the pages can flip over each month. The months each have a Purple Onion Design image on them and a little coloured die-cut frame.  Here's a close-up of January and I've put some pictures of the other months and their critters below.  I was a little restricted by the size of the frame but managed to find images that represented each month, like May flower and sparklers in November. I also chose autumnal colours for October. I hope you like my little desk calendar.





Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Sweet Holiday Wishes

I fell in love with these pingu images when I saw them but it's taken me a while to ink them up after they dropped onto my doormat a few weeks ago.  I love pingus (I must've been peeling onions while I watched Sir David's Dynasties on the Emperor Penguin a fortnight ago), but even someone who's not such a pingu fan has to admit that these critters are simply adorable. I think this may be my new favourite pingu stamp set.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Penguins: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Victorian Velvet
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • GroundWeathered Wood

Card Recipe:


I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Nose to Nose

Despite being one of the first brands I ever bought, it's been a while since I've used Penny Black stamps.  I've rectified that today, but with an image from a recent release rather than one of my oldies.  As soon as I saw this cutie I fell in love with it and just 'had' to have it.  Aren't they adorable!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Blue scarf: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
  • Red scarfAbandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 26 November 2018

Best of Friends

It's been a polar bear kind of weekend for me!  This little cutie has been on my wish-list for a while and I have finally got my inky little fingers on it!  I love this bear but he's not the only character in the set so I will definitely have to get inky with it again soon!  I think he's a great image for a wintry birthday card.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Bear: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Snow: Weathered Wood
  • Butterfly: Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 25 November 2018

Happiness is a warm puppy

I'm sharing a small cutie today featuring a clean and simple design using CC Designs Puppy Power.  I've inked in a background and added some grass to the little snoozing puppy.  Isn't she adorable!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Puppy: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Scattered Straw, Milled Lavender
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 22 November 2018

Pink Pingu

I'm in pingu mode this week, but this time it's Lili of the Valley's Snow Cute pingu and a fussy card for a change. I love pink for Christmas cards so I've made a really pink and girlie card with my little pingu.   As You Like It Challenge are asking whether you prefer rubber or digi stamps this week, and I have to admit that as much as I can appreciate the benefits of digi stamps, I really do prefer the actual physical stamping with rubber. It feels more creative and I love flicking through my stamps to pick one.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Pink: Picked Raspberry
  • Sky: Milled Lavender
  • Penguin and ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Antique Linen
Please note there's also only a week to go to buy the new Making Cards magazine which features some of my cards for Lili of the Valley.  Here's a sneak preview:



Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 19 November 2018

Happy Freezin' Season

I've been playing with different colour sky combos with this little pingu and his snowy scene. I've added a little tree line from another stamp set, but this time inked the trees in brown rather than black for a softer look.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Penguin: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Rusty Hinge
  • Scarf: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
  • Snow: Weathered Wood
  • Sky: Scattered Straw, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 18 November 2018

Warm and feathered hugs

I've been playing with my new MFT Warm and Feathered Hugs set.  I've inked the sky using distress inks before adding some white gel pen snowflakes.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Owl: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo 
  • Scarf: Seedless Preserve, Dusty Concord
  • Snow: Weathered Wood
  • Sky: Scattered Straw, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 17 November 2018

Snowman Christmas

I'm in clean and simple mode today with this cute image from Purple Onion Designs. Since it's mid-November I think I need to get a wriggle on with my Christmas cards!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Bunny: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose
  • Green scarf: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Snowman's arms: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Snowman: Weathered Wood
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 14 November 2018

He's behind you...

I've combined a couple of Gerda Steiner stamp sets to create a scenic safari themed card.  I'm not sure that the little park ranger knows that he has some companions although they don't look like they're about to gobble him up!




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Ranger's outfit: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Rhino: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Lion: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Crocodile: Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint
  • Ostrich: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
  • Elephant: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, 
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass, Broken China

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 9 November 2018

Monkeying Around

I've created a background scene for these two cute little monkeys who are playing on the hill.  I masked the moon and inked the sky using a blending tool. Then I masked the sky and inked the grass, adding some tufty bits with my DI markers.  I watercoloured the moon and image and then just added a strip of matching papers with a simple die cut border.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Black Soot
  • Moon: Antique Linen
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:


Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...