Saturday, 30 June 2018

Holly Bears

As soon as I saw this image I was itching to ink it up and it's turned out to be one of my favourites from the new set from Lili of the Valley.  I love the bears and bunny, and even with so much green (not one of my favourite colours) I was really pleased how it turned out.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  






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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
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 29 June 2018

Bear-tastic

You may have seen the news that Lili of the Valley is on Hochanda on Monday with some new Christmas designs. I've been busy making samples which I'm sharing over the next week or so. There are some cute new characters and also some older ones returning. I'm so pleased to see some bears in the mix, and also some of my favourite Lili bunnies and mice.  I hope you love the new images as much as I do.  So here goes with today's sneek peek of one of the new images.






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Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain 
  • Holly: 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:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 24 June 2018

Ellie with Flowers

I've been a bit absent here lately but I've been working on some samples behind the scenes for a new release at Lili of the Valley.  Unfortunately I'm not allowed to share just yet, but trust me, I think they're worth the wait!  

Instead I'm sharing a cute little heffalump from Lee Holland which I've used on a birthday card. I've kept the card design flat so he's ideal for posting safely without the risk of him being damaged!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Ellie: Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Flowers: Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry
  • RibbonPicked Raspberry
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 21 June 2018

Cat Box

I've created a little kitty gift box with my Silhouette and embossed his white chest fur to give it some texture.  I have been neglecting both my Silhouette and my embossing folders lately so this has put a tick in both of those boxes!  I love embossing when I remember to use it; I think it is a great way to create some texture and can make a card look more professional.  It's perfect for our challenge at As You Like It Challenge where the theme is embossing. The 'wet' kind is far too messy for my liking! :0)





Project Recipe:
  • Cat Box Silhouette file
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Natural Twine
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Here's a Birthday Flyby

I've masked a few stamps together to make today's card from the Mama Elephant 'Me and my Dragon' stamp set.  The sentiment is from the MFT Magical Dragons set and suits it quite well. Dragons are meant to be scary, but this fella reminds me of Toothless from 'How to Train your Dragon'!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Girl's hair: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Dragon: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Mountains: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Butterfly Wishes

I've loved the Tiny Townies images from Stamping Bella since they were first released and the new butterfly set are no exception.  This one's called Blanche and I even love her dainty hands! The folds on the dress were challenging but she didn't turn out too badly for a first attempt!  I added some white gel pen speckles on her wings and also some speckles on the sky around her although it doesn't show up well in the photograph!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Wings/Ground: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Dress: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Black Soot

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Other:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 7 June 2018

Get in Shape

I've loved this Go Kreate nesting die since I got it years ago. I don't use it much for cutting the images or panels, but instead for creating the actual cardbase shape. I love the flourished edges and it's a great size for my favourite 6x6 sized cards so I can still get a decent sized image (and some fussy bits) on it.  So when I came to consider the new favourite shape or fold at As You Like It Challenge, it had to be this shape!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Unicorn: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:


Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Are you Viking what you see?

I really adore these little Viking Kids from CC Designs so I've made them the centre of attention for today's creation.  After my recent 'bright' colour schemes, especially Monday's puppy, I've returned to some pastel colour tones!

I hope you're Viking my card! :0)





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair: Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy, 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany
  • Browns: Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs
  • Grass: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Dino: Wilted Violet, Pumice Stone
  • Greys: Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Dandelion Clock

I've used an old LOTV image for today's card. The papers were also originally from LOTV but they are available now only as digis from Nitwit Creations. 

I've opted for a fussy card, with lots of embellishments including some gorgeous lilac satin ribbon, various flowers and some sparkly rhinestones.





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
  • Greens: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn
  • Dandelion: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, 
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet
  • Ground: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 4 June 2018

It's Your Day

I created this fun birthday card using an image by Lee Holland. I've got a few of his images recently and love his cute critters.  I hope you do too!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Grass/Balloon: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet
  • Reds: Festive Berries, Fired Brick
  • Grey: Pumice Stone

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 3 June 2018

... Simples!

I recently treated myself to a few (more) Clearly Besotted stamps and these meerkats happened to fall into my cart!  I think I may have got the colours wrong because according to Google (and hindsight) I think they're more grey than beige/brown but I think mine have been using 'Just for Men' hair dye to get rid of their greys!




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: Tumbled Glass
  • Rock: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 1 June 2018

Best Friends Forever

Another stamp set that fell into my cart during my spending frenzy at Clearly Besotted was this cute little 'hot stuff' set. I've used 3 of the baby dragons and one of the sentiments from the set to create today's clean and simple card.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Orange Dragon:  Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Purple Dragon: Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord
  • Red Dragon: Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany
  • Grass: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:


Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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