Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Peekaboo Heffalumps

I've followed a tutorial on Noor & Zo for a peekaboo birthday card using the MFT Adorable Elephant stamp set.  It's easier to make than it might look at first glance, so it was quite a quick card to make. Hopefully my video has uploaded so you can see it doing its peekaboo action!




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

  • Elephants: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
  • Balloons: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 20 June 2019

Summer Clock

We want to know whether you prefer summer or winter colour combos this week at As You Like It Challenge and for my sample I've made a clock using a couple of cute Lee Holland digi images.

I don't normally opt for orange and yellow but I have been feeling really cold lately (despite it being June!) so I'm craving some warm colours.  These sunshine tones fit the bill perfectly.

The clock template is a freebie (help yourselves from my freebie page if you'd like a copy) and as usual I've water-coloured the images. I've decorated with Glossy Accents (on the numbers) and some Pixie Dust (on the bee wings) which gives them a lovely shimmer.

The bees were actually unplanned, but I like them now they're added.  I'd finished the colouring and was just putting it all together when I accidentally splashed two tiny drops of water onto the clock face. I immediately dabbed them with some kitchen paper, but they left two pale circles in the sky.  I hunted around in my stamps for a small butterfly and found the bees on my Joyful Heart Bears stamp set. They were the perfect size so I popped them on, gave them a bit of colour and shimmer, and voila! 

I've made the clock for a colleague who is due to start her maternity next week. She has a safari theme for her nursery but doesn't know the gender of her baby yet so I hope that, despite the flowers, it's acceptably gender neutral, although to be fair, I doubt her newborn will be using it to tell the time themselves for a while yet.... !





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

  • Giraffe: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
  • Heffalump: Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone, Black Soot
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Friendly Foxes

I've watercoloured some more foxies for a Father's day card using a sentiment from the same MFT stamp set.



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

  • Foxes: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge 
  • Tie: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Friendly Foxes

I've really fallen for these adorable foxes from MFT and ordered them the second I saw them.  I've water-coloured this guy for a Father's day card with an ultra-simple layout. The sentiment is from the same set and has been stamped onto two lines.



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

  • Fox: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge 
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 6 June 2019

Anniversary

At the As You Like It Challenge this week we're asking you to showcase your favourite stamp brand. One of my first stamping obsessions was Lili of the Valley and they're still one of my favourites.  Never did I imagine, all those years ago, as I gazed in awe at all the fabulous LOTV design team cards that I would be on that same team myself one day!  I have a huge collection of the grey rubber stamps on my shelves, and also now a growing collection of their digi stamps.  Today's card is one I made for my husband for our anniversary. The sentiment might look a little stark, but there is a little bit missing. I added our nicknames, but I had to take the photo before adding them because I was banned from showing them in public!



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

  • Hair: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Scattered Straw 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Boy's Outfit: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Girl's Outfit:: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry
  • Boy's Shoes: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Wood & Shoes: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 5 June 2019

This Little Piggy Loves You

I've been playing with my little piggy pebbles stamp set again today, using the other two stamps in this cute set. They're so sweet playing in the rain!



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

  • Piggies: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Umbrella: Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean
  • Water: Tumbled Glass
  • Cloud: Old Paper

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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