Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Little Lion

I love Lee Holland images and this little lion is my latest indulgence.  I've finished him off with the fabulous Whimsy Stamps Birthday Shaddow die which has become my new favourite sentiment die.


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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye
  • Grass: 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, 19 November 2020

March of the Penguins

I have a real soft spot for penguins (from Pingu to Happy Feet to March of the Penguin), so these are the critters who I've chosen to feature on today's card.  




We had a fantastic penguin coastal zoo located about a mile from where we live.  My husband and I had an annual membership and I loved going there to visit the little waddlers when we walked down to the harbourside, but unfortunately the zoo was a casualty of this summer's lockdown and sadly they have closed permanently.  I've read in the local rag today that 12 of them have been moved to Wales, but I don't know what's happened to the rest. I really hope they've been rehomed.

Here's a picture of what it was like before it closed.  The penguins had right-of-way over the visitors, who had to wait if the penguins decided they wanted to go to another area of their enclosure.  I was really sad when it was announced they were closing.  There were other birds and sealife there, including some adorable otters.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Penguins: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Bundles of Hugs

I've made another autumnal giant tag using my new Squirrel stamps.  The tag shape is made by combining some rounded rectangle and oval dies.







Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Acorns: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Flower: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Greens: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Ground: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Sending Wishes

I've made a sweet Thank You card using Maisie Mouse Sending Wishes and some papers from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 3 Bundle.  I thought it looked like sweet little Maisie was writing out a thank you card herself!






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

  • Mouse: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Old Paper
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Speckled Egg
  • Background: Tumbled Glass
I've been inspired by:
  • Simon's Wednesday Challenge - Thanks
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 15 November 2020

Notebook

I think this is my favourite image from the newly released James the Bear set from Lili of the Valley.  He looks like he' is holding his paws out for a hug!  I've used him to decorate the front of a planner that I've made.




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

  • Fur/Hair: Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Sky: Milled Lavender
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Speckled Egg

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 14 November 2020

April Balloons

I've been playing with the new James images and love this one which reminds me of the film Up!  I've masked the little bear and inked up the sky using a cloud stencil and Milled Lavender DI.  He's been used to decorate April in my planner.



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

  • Fur: Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Blues: Chipped Sapphire
  • Oranges: Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge
  • Sky: Milled Lavender
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves
  • Yellows: Mustard Seed
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany
  • Greys: Hickory Smoke

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Holiday Penguins

There is a cute penguin playing on today's card as I'm building up my Christmas card stash.

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

  • Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Browns: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 5 November 2020

Maisie Baking a Cake

At As You Like It Challenge we're asking if you prefer masculine or feminine themes, and it's safe to say that I much prefer making girlie cards.  Although I've not splattered today's card with flowers and gems, I think it's still pink and feminine. There's a sprinkling of ribbon and lace as well as an apron shaped card-base to complement Maisie the mouse who's doing a spot practice for an appearance on Bake Off.




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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Stool: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Oranges: Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
  • Ground: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Go Nuts

These cute little squirrels from Whimsy Stamps have me going nuts for their cute antics. I've watercoloured this scamp and used my new MFT papers for an autumnal tag.



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

  • Fur: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Acorns: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Ground: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Winnie Winterland

I've made a diamond easel shaped cardbase featuring Polar Friends from the Winnie Winterland collection and some freebie papers (Nikky) and sentiment (Season's Greetings).  I think the diamond shape works really well with the circle panel. I followed a tutorial to make the cardbase.





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

  • Hair: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Tree: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Snow: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Penguins: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
  • TBA
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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