Thursday, 21 October 2021

Pingu Tag

At As You Like It Challenge this fortnight we want to know if you prefer (crafting with) critters or people (no comment on whether you prefer mixing with the real thing!).  I've opted for critters as I love using cute critters on my projects.  I prefer colouring fur than hair and the cuteness of the images.  I've used an adorable Pingu which is one of my favourite winter themed critters too.




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

  • Pingu: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Satchel: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Gnomes Advent Calendar Box

This is my second gate-fold chocolate advent calendar, made using mount board which I've covered with 12" papers and decorated with a matching band to keep it closed.   

I've used a Stamping Bella image and some wide satin ribbon to decorate the band, and there are some large 3D pearls to hold it in place.




Project Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Halloween Hexagon Pop Up

For my Polkadoodles Digi Choosday project today I've created a hexagon pop-up Halloween decoration using Winnie Witch and Cat and some orange papers from the Winnie Celebrations 3 paper bundle

As usual I've watercoloured my image using Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.  

The hexagon shaped cardbase is a Silhouette design by Lori Whitlock.



I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Penguin Gift Tag

This adorable little pingu looks like he's playing 'Jack in the Box', popping up to say 'hi' on this Christmas gift tag.  As usual he's watercoloured with Distress Inks and topped off with a scrap of organza ribbon.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Sunflower Blanket

Brace yourself; there's not a paintbrush in sight today because this fornight at As You Like It Challenge we want to see your favourite non-card project, and it doesn't even need to be papercrafts.  

So for my project I'm sharing a sunflower granny square blanket that I made for my Mother-in-Law's birthday which is next week.  Sunflowers are her favourite flowers and I followed a Tutorial on YouTube by Bag-o-Day.  It was an easy pattern, and after the first dozen or so squares I think I could've made them in my sleep!  

I bought a yellow fleece blanket from Wilko to line the reverse, although I did spend an afternoon weaving all the loose ends in anyway.  I made enough granny squares to cover the fleece (which was 40 as it turned out).  I then joined and bordered them before attaching the lining.   

There are a lot of photos below, but I was so pleased with how it turned out considering I've not been crocheting very long and this is the biggest project I've attempted.  















Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Bella Advent Calendar

I've made a gate-fold chocolate advent calendar using mount board which I've covered with 12" papers and decorated with a matching band to keep it closed.   I've used a Stamping Bella image and some wide satin ribbon to decorate the band, and there are some little pearls to hold it in place.


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


  • Robin: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Project Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Haunted House

For my Polkadoodles / Digi Choosday card this week I've used Winnie Wednesday Witch & Cat to create a spooky house shaped Hallowe'en card using my Silhouette machine.  I've lined the windows with orange card.  As usual my image is water-coloured using Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.



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

  • Hair: Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Broom: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Pumpkins: Mustard SeedFossilised Amber, Rusty Hinge
  • Cat: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Snowman with a Chick (in disguise as a robin) on Top

Another shaped card from me, this time with a Snowman!  I really love these hexagons and they are surprisingly sturdy (compared to circular cards) especially with the fold on the corner instead of the top.


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

  • Robin: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Oranges: Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Snow: Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

OtherI've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Thursday, 23 September 2021

Sleepy Teds

At As You Like It Challenge this fortnight we want to know if you prefer Autumn or Winter.  

Although I am not a fan of a cold winter, I do love the festive season and the fact that the warmth and colour of Spring is just around the corner.  

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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Greens: Old Paper, Twisted Citron, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Blues: Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • Yellows: Squeezed Lemonade
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Bunny: Hickory Smoke

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Santa's Train

I've watercoloured 3 different images from Whimsy's Santa's Train stamp set to create a concertina card.


Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

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



Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Gnometastic Cupcake Birthday Surprise

My card for Polkadoodles Digi Choosday today features Gnometastic Birthday Surprise and some pretty papers from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2 set in orange.  I've made a cupcake shaped card using my Silhouette cutting machine and added faux stitching around the papers.  As usual, I've watercoloured my image using Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.





I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 17 September 2021

Inky Thanks

I've been using my Bundles of Blossoms background stamp again, but this time using blue and aqua coloured pads.  I blended some Distress Ink on white card and heat-embossed the blossom stamped image using white embossing powder.  I love this rich 'Cadbury Purple' coloured card to accent the aquas with a 'Thanks' die cut.  I rarely use sequins, but managed to convince myself to pop a couple on the corner for some sparkle.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 16 September 2021

Happy 40th

I was really pleased with how this card turned out for a friend's recent special birthday.  

I created the fabulous pop-up shape with my Silhouette and embellished it with a Birthday Gnome, balloons, bunting and die cut '40' numbers in contrasting colours.  I love making something a bit different for a special birthday.





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

  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Flame: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • 'Whites': Weathered Wood
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Birthday Tag Mouse

I am building up a little stash of birthday gift tags and today's features a little Birthday Mouse by Rachelle Anne Miller.  I've use my favourite stencil behind the image and some MFT papers as a topper for the tag shape.





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

  • Greys: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Bricks: Tumbled Glass
  • Blues: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

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



Thursday, 9 September 2021

Dragon with Bunting

At As You Like It Challenge this week we're asking if you like squares or circles, and looking back at my recent creations they've been mainly corners rather than curves, but if I really ask myself what I prefer, it's definitely circles. I like that they're softer than the harshness of a angle and I like the handmade quality of a shaped card. This Tattered Lace doily die is one of my favourites for circular cards because of all the lacy detail around the edge.





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

  • Dragon: Prize Ribbon, Chipped Sapphire, Speckled Egg, Dusty Concorde
  • Ground: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
  • Flags: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Bundle Girl with Reindeer

This is the last one in my Hexagon series. I've really loved making this shape of card. It's so easy, but I think it really stands out.





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

  • Reindeer: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Bricks: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • 'Whites': Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Other
  • Gems
  • Glossy Accents
  • Glamour Dust
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Jasper the Halloween Kitty

For my Polkadoodles Digi Choosday project this fortnight, I've been making some little treat baggies for the ghosts and ghouls who visit on Hallowe'en this year.  My little treat bag is decorated with a cropped Jasper Kitty, and a sentiment from the Halloween Trick or Treat bundle. As always, my image is watercoloured using Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.





I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 6 September 2021

Holly Christmouse

This little mouse is another from the new release at Lili of the Valley. He's Mouse with Holly and I think he's adorable. I love his little coat.




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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Browns: Frayed Burlap
  • Sky: Twisted Citron
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:
  • Mouse with Holly from LOTV
  • Nitwit Collections Papers
  • Tonic Studio Modern Merry Christmas
  • Crealies Double Stitch Square Nesting dies
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 4 September 2021

Rooftop Reindeer

I've inked up a rooftoop of fun today using this snowy image from the new release at Lili of the Valley.


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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Seat: Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Antlers: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Black Soot
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Speckled Egg

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 2 September 2021

Festive Gnome

I've been playing with another image from the soon-to-be released set due out soon from Lili of the Valley.  Today's sneak peek is Festive Gnome, on a simple design with a die cut sentiment and stenciled background.

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

  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Greens: Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Background: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood
  • Yellows: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Speckled Egg

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Heffalumps

I often go overboard with the embelishments when it comes to wedding themes.  In this case it's an engagement card for some friends of ours who live in The Netherlands featuring a pair of loved up heffalumps from Stamping Bella. 






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

  • Ellies: Pumice Stone, Hicory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

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



Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Teddy Pudding

I'm sharing a sneek peek from the new release due out soon from Lili of the Valley.  This one is Teddy Pudding and I've teamed him with an inky stencilled backdrop and one of the new sentiments also in the next LOTV release.  Simples!



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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Pudding: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
  • Sky: Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 26 August 2021

Sweater Safari

My favourite wild animals are big cats, and in particular tigers. I've always loved them, in all shapes and sizes, from the beautiful Siberian Tiger to the lovable Tigger from Winnie The Pooh!  For today's card I've combined this cutie from MFT with his sweater wearing safari buddies.



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

  • Giraffe/Tiger: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Elephant/Zebra/Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Bricks: Weathered Wood
  • Blues: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Other:
  • Sweet Dixie Large Christmas Snowflake die
  • Pearls
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting

Annette
xx



Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Santa's Tags

I'm sharing tags galore today with these fun little stamps from Whimsy's Santa's Train.

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Other:
  • Memory Box Twilight Snowflakes
  • Gummipian Large Tag die
  • 15mm Snowflake Ribbon
  • 3mm flat backed pearls
  • Glamour Dust
  • Glossy Accents
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Bella Bear Journal

For my Polkadoodles Digi Choosday project today I've made a little journal diary using my Zutter Ringbinder and some mountboard which I've covered with pretty floral papers from the Winnie Fruit Punch papers and a cute Bella Bear Daisy.  The stripe of green gingham on the spine is from Lily Bug Love Paper Heaven 2 Papers.  My image is watercoloured using Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.




I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Penguin Mug

My Christmas card box is filling up nicely, and here's another cutie to pop in there ready for December.





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

  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Bricks: Tumbled Glass
  • Outfit: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
  • Oranges: Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Greys: Hickory Smoke


Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Other
  • Gems
  • Glossy Accents
  • Glamour Dust
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 15 August 2021

Birthday Badger

When I saw this adorable badger in Lee Holland's Etsy shop 30% off Multibuy offer, I just had to have him!  

I thought he might be flexible enough for Christmas cards, but after colouring him with some Spring grass under his paws I decided to give him a birthday theme.




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

  • Fur: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot 
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 12 August 2021

Gnometastic Birthday Cake

At As You Like It Challenge this fortnight we're asking what's your favourite primary colour.  I'm not really keen on bright colours, in particular red and yellow, but I really love a beautiful soft blue, so it's an easy choice for me.  This shade is so pretty and tranquil and I use it a lot (as you can probably see from my blog!)

I'm pleased with how this Apron card turned out. The little tag fits inside the pocket created by the main image on the front of the apron and I've used some gingham papers for the 'fabric'!  

I've created the main shape by cutting some oval shaped armholes from a scalloped square card and added some ribbon for the apron ties.




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

  • Cake: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Shoes: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
  • Flame: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo
  • 'Whites': Weathered Wood
  • Beard: Hickory Smoke

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Deer Cracker

I'm still topping up my Christmas Card stash with another cracker shaped card, this one using one of the deer images from Stamping Bella.





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

  • Reindeer: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Antlers: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Green: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
  • Snow: Weathered Wood
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 10 August 2021

You're my Best-tea

Today's Digi Choosday card is another shaped card (I'm really enjoying making shaped cards this year!) and I've used a sweet little Bunnita Carrot Cake image and some papers from Eden Collection Paper Heaven 3 and Lily Bug Love Paper Heaven 2 collection.  I cut my cardbase using my Silhouette and added some doodled stitching around the edge, a little tag with my sentiment and some die cut flowers in contrasting kraft coloured cardstock.  My image is watercoloured using Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.





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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Dress: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Kitsch Flamingo
  • Ground: Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 9 August 2021

Romantic Rabbits

There is a new Christmas release due out at Lili of the Valley this week and I've been playing with a couple of the new images.  'Romantic Rabbits' is an adorable pair of winter bunnies snuggling in the moonlit snow. How cute is that!!!

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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire
  • Moon: Scattered Straw, Antique Linen
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 7 August 2021

Dragon with Christmas Candy Cane

I've been playing with my Candy Cane Dragon again today, but this time I've flipped the image so he's facing the opposite direction (well why not!) and coloured him in some purples.  It's a simple layout and I've doodled a border on the purple paper just to give it a bit of added interest.





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

  • Greens: Bundled Sage, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Purples: Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • 'Whites': Hickory Smoke

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Peekaboo Reindeer

I am loving these simple shaped cards at the moment.  They're really easy to make, but still have a little 'wow' factor to them.





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

  • Reindeer: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Chimney: Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Yellows: Squeezed Lemonade

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

OtherI've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Kitten with Christmas Pud

For today's card I've used an adorable little kitten with a clean and simple layout. This little Ginger Tom is from Lee Holland Digis, who has some discounts running for the month of August.  The papers are an old paper set from Lili of the Valley, now sadly only available as a Nitwit Collections digi download.





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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
  • Background: Speckled Egg
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Greysound: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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