Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Party Tags

I've made some more large tags using the same technique as last Wednesday's.  This time I've used some cute party critters from MFT.





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

  • Fox/Bunny: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

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



Thursday, 18 June 2020

Nutcrackers

In an ideal world, I really do prefer rubber stamps to digis. For some reason using a digi does feel a bit like cheating.  There is something special about inking up a rubber stamp. However, I have been struggling to get some really crisp images with my stamping, even using a stamping platform which is a life-saver most of the time.  Even after about 6 re-inkings and re-pressing (to the point where I was pushing so hard it was about to go through the table top!) this one was still less than perfect in some areas.  However, I think it may be that my inkpad needs a bit more juice so I've bought a reinker for it.  Fingers crossed that resolves the issue for me.  This card is for the rubber v digi challenge this week at As You Like It Challenge and I have persevered with the rubber (well, clear silicone in this case) for my clean & simple Nutcracker card.



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

  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Blacks: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Yellows: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany
  • Rolling pin: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Piggie Tags

I really like making large tags.  They are a change from making cards and are lovely to add to a gift for someone special.  I've made my own base shape from a stitched square rectangle and a stitched oval nesting die to curve the top.



To make the tag shape I popped the oval on the top of the rectangle but only placed the top plate up to the point where I want it to cut. This only allows the pressure to cut the top curve and not the bottom half.  I do the same with the patterned paper, but use a smaller oval.




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

  • Piggies: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Umbrella: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Flower: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw
  • Clouds: Weathered Wood

Project Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Other:
I've been inspired by:


Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Gnome and the Letter

I don't usually make cards this big, but oh yeah, this one's a big 'un!  So big, in fact, that I had trouble making an envelope that would fit. 

I used The Gnome and The Letter for this 'hello' card which I've made for my DTDF card swap partner although I'm not sure if she's received it yet. 

The colours were inspired by the Lawn Fawn Spring Plaid papers which I thought were fun and jolly.

I think this is the first time that I've used this image. I admit that I struggle a bit with the beards on these gnomes, and don't think this one is particularly great, but I love the fun image. He's perfect for a 'just a note' or 'Hello' card. 

I hope you like him!




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

  • Gnome: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Pumice Stone
  • Outfit: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Hat: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Pencil: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
  • Paper: Old Paper, Forest Moss

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 4 June 2020

Bear with me

We want to know if you prefer images which create a scene or not this week at As You Like it Challenge.  I actually thought that I preferred larger, simple images rather than having to plan out a scene using multiple stamps from a set, but I've actually then added an inky background, trees and a star in the sky, so perhaps I like creating scenes after all!


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

  • Bear: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose
  • Mouse: Pumice Stone
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Sky: Scattered Straw, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves
  • Snow: Weathered Wood
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Snowy Bears

I'm on a mission to make Christmas cards throughout the year so I don't have a shortfall by the time I get to December.  This one's using a CC Designs bear that I couldn't resist. 





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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Iceberg: Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • Reds: Festive Berries, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • White: Pumice Stone

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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