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



Thursday, 8 November 2018

Balloons

The new challenge at As You Like It Challenge this week is monochrome or rainbow colours.  When I first started to think about the theme, I was leaning towards the monochrome. I have a tendency to  get a bit 'OCD' about matching colour themes with any embellishments, but when it came down to it, I realised that I usually opt for 2 complementary colours, like strawberries and cream or purple and green. So when I tried to stick to just a single colour, I couldn't create something I was happy with. Therefore, by the elimination of monochrome, I've ended up with a colourful creation; perhaps a little more colourful than my usual makes, but something I was certainly more comfortable with!




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Green: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Blues: Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • Purples: Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
  • Simon's Monday Challenge - Backgrounds (DI with blending tool around masked image)
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Tags, tags and more tags

As threatened earlier in the week, I've been making lots of Christmas tags and I have a set of 6 to share with you today. They're all made using the Crealies Tag dies, Purple Onion Design stamps and First Edition papers.  The envelopes that the tags are attached to have been made from the First Edition papers using my new flashy We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (why didn't I get one of these babies before now!).  I've made the boxes from scratch, all bespoke to wrap a specific pressie for someone special.









Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Browns: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Grey fur: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Ears: Tattered Rose
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Purples: Wilted Violet
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Dear Santa ...

So today I'm sharing the last of my set of 4 Lili of the Valley Christmas Teds cards featuring my favourite image from the set.  





I am also delighted to say that the set of four is included in the latest issue of Making Cards & Papercraft which you can pick up in stores or order online at www.makingcardsmagazine.com. It comes with a great free gift too which you can see in the image below.




Card Recipe:
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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 5 November 2018

Have a Merry Christmas

I hope you're not bored of my bears yet, because I'm back in Christmas mode with the 3rd of my 4 cards showcasing some more cute teds from Lili of the Valley. These little guys are all lined up waiting for Christmas!  I'm not sure they should be playing with that holly though; it might prickle their paws!






Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 4 November 2018

Monster Tag

I'm having a mini break from my Christmas makes with this monster tag.  I've been making lots of tags recently so will have some more to share with you later in the week, but for now, this little guy is having his day.  Cute isn't he!

I treated myself to a couple of the Ranger Distress Oxides and have created a water speckled background using Broken China and some water sprinkled from an old toothbrush (I found it gave a really fine spray when dipped in water and 'flicked'). I masked the little guy and the ground so they didn't get hit with any water and then blotted it with a paper towel to create the textured looking background.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Monster: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Wilted Violet
  • Sky: Broken China (DI Oxide)
  • GroundWeathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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