Sunday 16 June 2024

Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day!





Water-coloured on Ecoline Watercolour Card with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Giraffe: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx




Saturday 15 June 2024

Happy Hippo

A happy hippo for a sweet birthday card.




Designed for:
Lee Holland
Papermill Direct

Water-coloured on Ecoline Watercolour Card with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hippo: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Browns: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Sky/Water: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers
Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday 13 June 2024

Flower Bear

I'm often guilty of leaving out a sentiment on my cards, but I actually do prefer it when I remember to include one, even if it's a simple 'happy birthday'.  





Designed for:
As You Like It Challenge

Water-coloured on Ecoline Watercolour Card with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Yellows: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting

Annette
xx



Tuesday 4 June 2024

Anniversary Hearts

I made this concertina folding card for my husband on our anniversary. It was very delicate to fold all the narrow pieces, but I was pleased how it turned out.  The hearts are embossed for some additional texture, and it seems to make them less flimsy, which helps to keep the structure.

Monday 3 June 2024

Kitten Post

I've watercoloured this adorable kitten image by Lee Holland for a simple birthday card. The sentiment is layered several times for depth and texture, but I've used the same colour card for matting it to keep it simple.


Designed for:
Lee Holland
Papermill Direct

Water-coloured on Ecoline Watercolour Card with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Hat: Prize Ribbon, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday 2 June 2024

Polar Bear Card

I've made this fun Polar Bear card using some smooth white card for the base and some colour for his cosy scarf.  His eyes are so dinky that I struggled not to lose them before sticking them on with the smallest dab of glue.




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Thursday 30 May 2024

Embossed Mouse

I love the texture and subtlety of an embossing folder. It's amazing to see a beautifully intricate design appear once you peel away the folder and allow the light to reveal the pattern in its shadows.  I've raised the image and layered sentiment on 3D foam pads too for added dimension.



Designed for:
As You Like It Challenge


Water-coloured on Ecoline Watercolour Card with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Mouse: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:
Papermill Direct:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday 16 May 2024

Teddy Handstand

We're asking what's your favourite sketch this week at As You Like It Challenge and I knew straight away what I was going to pick.  I love the pretty design of this card, with its two complementary designer papers and a strip of ribbon covering the join.  As usual it's decorated with a double bow and a cluster of papers flowers on the diagonals.  If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you will recognise it as being a layout that I return to time and time again.



Designed for:
As You Like It Challenge
Lee Holland
Papermill Direct

Water-coloured on Ecoline Watercolour Card with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Flowers: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday 15 May 2024

Panda

I've embossed some pearlescent silver to make this slimline card. I prefer pearl to mirror card as it's a bit more subtle, and very pretty paired with some accents of dark violet. I've framed the watercoloured panda image and the embossed silver layer with purple card, and then die cut a sentiment in alternating purple and silver.  The strip covering the join where the embossing ends is a satin ribbon in the same rich purple.






Designed for:
Lee Holland
Papermill Direct

Water-coloured on Ecoline Watercolour Card with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Panda: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood
  • Yellows: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed

Card Recipe:

Papermill Direct:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday 5 May 2024

Koala

I've watercoloured a cute Koala image from Lee Holland's digi shop and paired him with some Springtime papers in the hope of charming the sun to shine this weekend!





Designed for:
Lee Holland

Water-coloured on Ecoline Watercolour Card with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Branch: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx