Monday, 14 October 2019

To the Top

Here's the last in my set of four samples from the newly-released Vintage Boy images from Lili of the Valley.  This guy's called To The Top.
Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair: Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Outfit: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
  • Shoes/Rucksack/Sign: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Map: Old Paper
  • Ground: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 10 October 2019

Best Gifts

We're talking stitching at As You Like It Challenge this time, and although I really love real stitching on cards, it's so much simpler and neater to use stitched dies to apply a bit of texture and interest. I've opted for a curved and straight stitched die edging for my image panel although looking through my dies, a large proportion of them are stitched to some degree!  This card was made for my "bestest buddy", but she's received it now so it's safe to share.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Hair: Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Oranges: Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Sending some Warm Fuzzies

I love these cute images from Gerda Steiner and have made them the focus of some quick cards.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge 
  • Bear: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Watch the Birdie

Here's the third of my samples from the soon-to-be-released new Vintage Boy images from Lili of the Valley.  This guy's called Watch the Birdie.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Hair: Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Background: Twisted Citron
  • Camera: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
  • Outfit: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
  • Shoes/Hat: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso
  • Robin: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Bow tie: Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 7 October 2019

Barbecue

Here's the second in my set of masculine cards featuring the soon-to-be-released new Vintage Boy images from Lili of the Valley.  This fella's cryptically called Barbecue!

Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair: Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • BBQ: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sausages: Tea Dye
  • Outfit: Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 6 October 2019

Sunday Papers

I've had a lovely relaxing weekend including colouring up some soon-to-be-released new Vintage Boy images from Lili of the Valley.  I'll share a few with you over the next few days, starting with today's, which is called Sunday Papers.  I find masculine cards much harder to get excited about, but these cute little laddies make it much easier to get motivated to have an inky session!  I've created a little set which I'll share over the next few days to build up a stock of cards I can give to the men in my life!



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Hair: Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Newspaper: Pumice Stone
  • Outfit: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Hammock: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Birthday Donkey

I made this birthday card for my dad's birthday featuring a little donkey.  I have a soft spot for Eeyores!


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Donkey: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 29 September 2019

Moonlit Robins

I really liked the moonlit robin card that I made a few weeks ago and decided to make a smaller variation to add to the Christmas box.  



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Robins: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick
  • Tree: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
  • Moon: Scattered Straw
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 26 September 2019

Ugly Jumper

We're asking whether you prefer CAS (Clean & Simple) or FAF (fussy and fancy) at As You Like It today. I used to be a full on FAF crafter, but I am definitely a CAS convert!  After I've spent ages colouring an image I don't want to overload it with embellies.  Plus it's easier to mail!  :0)




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Jumper: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Hat: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Pumice Stone
  • Ground: Frayed Burlap

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 19 September 2019

Foxy Birthday

I've created a little scene using 3 stamp sets and some masking for my Father-in-Law's birthday.  He has done quite a lot of travelling in the past, so I designed the card to resemble a postcard by adding a few drawn lines and an intentionally wonky doodled postage stamp! (I'm usually soooo obsessive about lining things up straight, so I was actually quite proud that I wasn't twitching to straighten it!).  The 'price' and sentiment were typed (font: "Beneath Your Beautiful Chunk").  I realised afterwards that I should have used his age as the postage price, but I'd finished it by the time that light bulb switched on in my brain!  I'll remember that for next time (when I might just have to straighten up that postage stamp!!)

The card incorporates two stamp sets (fox and scenery) on the main image and a smaller fox from yet another set for the postage stamp.  I masked around the outside postage stamp square using post-it notes so that the fox only appears inside it. 


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Foxes: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Present: Stormy Sky, Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Squirrel!

I'm in love with these little furballs so I've kept them the focus of my card. The sunrays in the sky are created using a stencil which I've had for a while but this is its first outing (and I kinda like it).




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Squirrels: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Toadstools: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Tree stump: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Acorns: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 12 September 2019

Christmas Tree Friends

The current cold snap has prompted us to think about Christmas at As You Like It Challenge and we're asking if you prefer your festive cards to feature Santa or non-Santa themes. It's fairly safe to say that my preference is for cute furries so I've used this collection of critters from LOTV, because just one cute furry critter isn't enough at Christmas!


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Owl/Bunny: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo 
  • Fox: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
  • Reindeer:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
  • Robin: Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick
  • Mouse: Pumice Stone
  • Tree: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Baubles: Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Wild Honey
  • Snow: Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Sweater Weather Crew

It's gone a bit chilly the past few days so these guys in their woollies seems appropriate. I couldn't choose between the safari and wood set, so I've used both to create a whole crew of cuties gathered together for a coffee.


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Moose: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose
  • Fox/Giraffe/Tiger: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Polar Bear: Pumice Stone, Antique Linen
  • Tiger's Sweater: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Red Sweaters: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Green Sweaters: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 5 September 2019

Mouse Pouch

I've made a 7" x 7" bound wallet which contains a handmade pouch perfect to house some 6" x 6" papers. I've made it as a gift, and once the papers are used, it could be used to store some 6" x 6" cards.  The mouse on the front has a magnet on the back so it wraps around the book.







Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Mouse: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Outfit: Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet
  • Icecream: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Nutty Together

I've got a nutty card which was made for a nutty friend! These cute little squirrels scurried into my basket faster than they could bury their acorns!  I'm really liking this shape of cardbase too at the moment; it's so easy to make from an A4 sheet of card but can still be clean and simple despite its size.   

Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Acorns: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 2 September 2019

Snowy Robins

Here's the last card in my trio for the new release at Lili of the Valley.  It's a lovely clean and simple card which would be great for some quick makes.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Tree: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
  • Robins: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Worn Lipstick
  • Moon: Scattered Straw
  • Ground: Weathered Wood, Scattered Straw

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Christmas Cuddle

Here's the second in my set of cards for the new release at Lili of the Valley. Release day is 10 September so there's not long to wait for these cuties.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Elephant: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Trees: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Moon: Scattered Straw
  • Ground: Weathered Wood, Scattered Straw

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Saturday, 31 August 2019

Moonlit Snowy Chums

I have two weaknesses when it comes to Christmas images: cute and pingus!  Brace yourselves for some new images due to be released on 10 September from Lili of the Valley.  I've got 3 in a matching set to share, the first of which is an adorable seal and pingu snuggling in the moonlight.  I hope you like it, because I have a couple more to share over the coming days!  The moon landscape was surprisingly easy to create using a circle of post-it paper mask and some blending of Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire and a little Black Soot in the corners. The moon itself was coloured with some Scattered Straw and then finally the critters coloured as normal.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Seal: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
  • Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Mistletoe: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Moon: Scattered Straw
  • Ground: Weathered Wood, Scattered Straw

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 29 August 2019

Jasper Kitty

At the As You Like It Challenge challenge this week we want to see how you prefer to add text to your cards.  I'm not usually very good at adding sentiments, either stamped or die cut, but I guess my most common way is to use a typed sentiment which I can write myself.  I have quite a collection of different fonts but I really like this one which is called "KG Beneath Your Beautiful Chunk".  




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Presents: Wilted Violet, Milled Lavender, Wild Honey, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
  • Sky: Shaded Lilac
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Sweet Wishes, Sweet Friend

Bunnies are some of my favourite critters but I've not used this cute stamp set for a while.  I thought they deserved an outing so have made a little card for a sweet friend. The design is clean and simple to focus on the fur-balls.

Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Celebrating your special day

I've been playing with my new Sweet Celebration Wishes stamps from MFT this week. I've used the 'pale-lines' technique and used a sentiment from the same set.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Fox: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Bunny: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
  • Tortoise: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
  • Grass/Fox's Hat: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Cupcake: Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar
  • Bow/Bunny's Hat: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 15 August 2019

Special Friend

The new challenge at As You Like It Challenge is to decide whether you prefer the colour combination of pink and green or blue and orange.  Ideally I'd prefer pink and blue because I'm not a huge fan of orange, but neither do I like a lot of green.  I think my fondness for pink outweighs my dislike of green so I've opted for that combo (with a touch of blue).  The image and sentiment are from our sponsor this week, Lili of the Valley



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Flower: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
  • Envelope: Old Paper
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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