Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Bear with me

A bit later than planned today, I'm sharing my card featuring an adorable bear. As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I 'needed' him!  He makes me smile!



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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Flower: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

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



Thursday, 22 April 2021

Summer Bunnies

At As You Like It Challenge we're asking whether you prefer Spring or Summer - Summer is my favourite season; the long light days, the warmth of the sun and the garden looking its best (well, the best it is ever going to look!).  I've made a summery themed oversized gift tag for today's creation, featuring some cute LOTV bunnies sitting on a toadstool, and added lots of flowers, both on the papers and the embellishments.  




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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 21 April 2021

A well used brush is a good thing

I love this little meecie holding his paintbrush. He's a lot dinkier than I thought he was going to be, and the sentiment text is miniscule, but he's perfect for a little note card.  I've doodled around the edge of my image panel and framed him with some plaid papers in matching colours.  For a bit of added interest, I've rounded the corners of my card.

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

  • Mouse: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Bella Bear Bee

I really love making these oversized gift tags. They're made using a layered die from Crealies and are fabulous for adding to a gift, or making into a tri-fold card too. I've used Bella Bear Bee Costume along with some papers from Lady Bug Love Paper Heaven 2 and Lady Bug Love Paper Heaven 3.  I've stenciled in some background using Distressed Trellis and Antique Linen ink.





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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Oranges: Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Background: Antique Linen
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 19 April 2021

LOTV on The Craft Store (Hochanda)

You may have seen on Facebook that LOTV are going to be on The Craft Store on Wednesday at 9am and 1pm (although you can watch it on catch-up via their website afterwards).  I've made a few samples that you may see on the telly, including today's card featuring Lick Of Paint.  I'm really hoping I get to see it on TV!

I've kept the design very simple, and have used this layout before, including the text, which is typed and printed in very pale grey, and then I ink over it with the same colour as I've used for my image, including the little dribbles.  

The font is a freebie called 'Take Warning' but you could use any font you like and add random dribbles in the same way by flicking lines down from the lettering.  I like how the wording looks with his messy painting style (I hope he's going to clear up after himself as I'm not sure he'll get much repeat business or customer recommendations if he leaves all that paint on the floor)





Update: Here is my little laddie on the TV!!!!!




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

  • SkinTattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Shirt: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Outfit: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Ladders: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain.
  • Paint: Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Greys: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 18 April 2021

Notecards

I made these little notecards a while ago as a present, but I don't think I've shared them yet.  I made them in different colours, and made matching envelopes, and a little pouch for them to sit in.







Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 8 April 2021

Easter Teddy

My final Easter card for this year isn't very traditional, but I'm hoping it is a little more masculine as it's for my brother-in-law, so I've left out the embelishments!  At As You Like It Challenge today we're asking if you prefer stencils or embossing.  Although I do love the effect created by embossing folders, I don't seem to use the few that I have very often, but I do like creating background scenes for my images, which is easy to do with a stencil.

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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Wheelbarrow: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Flower: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Cuddles

Today's Polkadoodles Digi Choosday card has a gate-fold flap on the front which opens to reveal a little hidden message. The flaps can be tucked under the flower petals on the front so they remain in place until they're opened.  I've used Friendly Cuddles for my main image, papers from the Eden Paper Heaven 1 set and a sentiment from the Winnie Sunshine Delights sentiment bundle.





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

  • Kitty: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Puppy: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Bench: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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