Thursday, 24 September 2020

Pastel Christmas

We want to know if you like brights or pastels at As You Like It Challenge this week.  I knew as soon as I saw the challenge theme that I would be choosing pastels but having now seen my card I'm worried that I've gone a little in the middle.  I much prefer the muted tones of pastels, especially pink and purple so both have featured on my card. I'm also trying hard to increase my Christmas card stockpile but it's going a bit slowly as I've been lacking in mojo.

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

  • Bears: Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Black Soot
  • Bunnies: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Purples: Dusty Concord
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Speckled Egg
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Hello Honey Bear

I'm on a bit of a roll with my CAS masculine-ish cards with this cute honey bear from Whimsy

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

  • Fur/Beehive: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Tree: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Bella Bear-ing Gifts

It's Digi Choosday time again and I've made an Advent Christmas card using Bella Bear Gift and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Papers.  I created a basic side stepper card and added a little open-fronted box to hold die cut dates to countdown the days to Christmas.  I've used a festive colour combo and added some poinsettia dies to decorate.  

I tried to make sure that the plaid within the various panels of patterned papers on the card base matched so the diagonal lines all flowed. It was kinda tricky, especially on the smallest piece that I added on the front of the date box!  I gave up on the matching when I got to the poinsettias!




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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Green: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Yellows: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Floor: Speckled EggHickory Smoke, Black Soot
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Wonderful Surprises

Today's card was for my Dad's birthday using MFT Pawty Time.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  It's masculine-ish (for me anyway!).


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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 10 September 2020

Squirrel Journal

The challenge today at As You Like It Challenge is to use your favourite stencil. I don't actually have many stencils, but when I use them I do really like the effect of them for backgrounds. I have a cloud one, but I recently bought this brick backgrounds one from Dies to Die For that I really like because it's so adaptable for any image.  I've tried to give a bit of shading behind my image and then used the brick stencil to give some texture to the backdrop.  I used 2 different ink pads when I was blending the bricks.

I've made the journal from scratch, printing a diary for 2021 as well as some stickers (reminders for birthdays, hair/vet/doctor appointments and other notable events). I also added some pages for fun things like books to read, movies to watch, things to do when bored, craft-stash shipping tracker (probably should have dedicated several pages to that in hindsight!).  

I used my Zutter machine to bind it together and added an elastic wrap to hold it closed.  Now that I've done the hard work and figured out how to make it (all the planning and design of the pages took hours), I might make another one!  Decorating the outside was the fun part, and it's probably going to be more of a desk diary because I've littered it with flowers, so it may not be practical to carry around in a handbag!





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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Acorns: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Pawty Kitten

I'm sharing the third of my trio of tags using my rounded rectangle and stitched oval Stax die sets. It's decorated with Party Plaid papers, Eyelet border dies and a little top tab using one of the smaller rounded rectangle dies.



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

  • Kitten: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Winnie the Witch

This is my first project as a noobie designer at Digi Choosday for Polkadoodles. I've made a start on my Halloween projects using Winnie Wednesday Witch & Cat on a large tag to match my trick-or-treat bag.  I really loved colouring Winnie's hair in green, and the purple / green / orange combo is perfect for Halloween.

I overlaid the purple digi papers that accompany the free Lou the Teacher Digi bundle before printing them so that I could place the lid of my box die over the digital 'join'.  






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Oranges: Scattered Straw. Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Kitty: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Pawty Tag

I've created another tag using my rounded rectangle die which I've elongated and curved the top using a stitched oval die. It's decorated with Party Plaid papers, Eyelet border dies and a little top tab using one of the smaller rounded rectangle dies.




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

  • Puppy: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Cart: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Cake: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Carved Pumpkin
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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