Sunday, 25 July 2021

Gone Fishin'

Yup, I'm still in Christmas mode - I hope you're not bored yet!  I've started a tally of how many cards I still need to make and it is nice to see the remainder reducing each time I add another. Mind you, it's not a hardship making Christmas cards as they're my favourite theme. 

Today's card has been made with postage in mind, so it's (almost) a single layer card which should easily fit into a flat envelope.  I had to stop myself adding some die cuts to the top right, but really need to make at least some mail-friendly cards!





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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Fish: Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive, Cracked Pistachio
  • Stick: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Blues: Prize Ribbon, Blueprint Sketch
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 24 July 2021

Don't get your Tinsel in a Tangle

I'm continuing on my mission to get ahead on my Christmas Cards and have used my favourite bear, James, to create this Deck the Halls card.







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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Yellows: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Polar Cupcake

I'm still on a mission to stock up my Christmas cards early this year and have used another Stamping 
Bella image on a lovely shaped cardbase.





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

  • Polar: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Bricks: Tumbled Glass
  • Blue: Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground/Mouse: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

OtherI've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Monday, 19 July 2021

Red, red robin goes bob, bob bobbin' along

I've been playing with one of my older Lili of the Valley stamps today and have framed these cute Snowy Robins with one of my favourite colours for Christmas cards, pink!  I've added a sentiment from the Christmas Greetings stamp set.  The papers are from an discontinued LOTV paper pad.




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

  • Robins: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Tree: Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Ground: Speckled Egg
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 15 July 2021

Baby Gro Card is Bang on the Mark

At As You Like It Challenge today we're asking to see your favourite non-standard shaped cardbase. Recently I've tried to use my Silhouette more and have tried making some cardbase shapes to match my image themes. I've used this babygro shape before and it's one of my favourites because it works so well for any baby themed image.  I think shaped cards really make it look like you've made more of an effort for a special occasion and hopefully make a memorable keep-sake for the recipient.





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

  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Green: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Polar, Walrus and Penguin

I've used one of my alltime favourite Christmas images from Stamping Bella to create this fun hexagon shaped Christmas card.  




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

  • Polar Bear: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose
  • Walrus: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Weathered Wood
  • Bricks: Tumbled Glass
  • Ground: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

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



Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Kitty Boo

For my Polkadoodles Digi Choosday today I'm sharing my Father's Day card featuring Boo the kitty (which I've mirrored, so he's facing to the right) and some softly spotty papers from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles 2 collection. My image is watercoloured using Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.

To keep the design quite simple, and as masculine as possible, I've matted each layer onto kraft coloured card, including the sentiment.  The lettering itself is die cut using a CC Designs alphabet on some scraps of the same papers.





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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 11 July 2021

Pandas Galore

I saw that Lee Holland had released some new Panda images and three of them fell into my basket when I went to visit them.  I've made a trio of matching notelet cards using them. I wanted to keep the design really clean, with a simple sentiment and only a stitched die for detail. They're all matted onto grey card and I made some matching pale grey envelopes to complete the set.  The sentiment is from Polkadoodles Winnie Sunshine Delights, and the Stencil is Taylored Expressions Brick by Brick.

This card features Panda with Baby Crane:


This one's Panda Sleeping:

And finally, Panda Sitting with Butterfly



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

  • Pandas: Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Bamboo: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Something smells fishy

Another cracker shaped pingu card!





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

  • Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Hat: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Fish: Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 3 July 2021

Hello Cupcake

I've been playing with a couple of the new cupcake images from Lili of the Valley.  They're available as both clear stamps and digis, and they're super sweet (pun intended!).  I've made a cupcake shaped tent-fold cardbase using my Silhouette with some pretty papers and doodled stitching.  The decorations are very simple with just a little sparkly gel pen accents on the sugary sprinkles.





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

  • Monkey: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Puppy: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Cupcakes: Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Ground: Speckled Egg, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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