Sunday, 31 October 2021

Jack O'Lantern Box

Happy Halloween folks!  I've made a few little treat pouches, including this fairly simple one using a standard gable box in some bright orange card.  I've cut out a Jack-o-Lantern face and popped some black card behind it on the inside.  It's large enough to hold a couple of fun-sized chocolate bars ready for the Trick or Treaters tonight.






Project Materials:


From Papermill Direct:

Other:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 28 October 2021

Critter Gift Pouches

I've been buying my plain A4 card from Papermill Direct and I'm so excited to have been invited to join their Design Team.   Last Saturday I received a box stuffed full of every colour of A4 card you can think of and I couldn't resist having a play with some of it over the weekend.  

It's also given me a great excuse (as if I needed one!) to try to get some more use out of my Silhouette cutting machine, and as my first project I've used a Fox Box and Squirrel Box cutting design to make a couple of cute gift pouches.

Below is the view of my Fox Box from the front so you can see his cute face!





And below is a photo from the side so you can see the pouch, and his tail peeking out on the back.  The card is really thick and because there are quite a few layers on his face, it's really sturdy.







Project Materials:

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Pingu Gift Tag

I'm sharing another super-sized gift tag made using my lovely MFT Penguin Party from Dies to Die For.  I've layered it twice onto thick burgundy card die cut using my Crealies nesting tag set.  I love adding these to gifts, and although this little pingu would be perfect for a Birthday, I've given this one a Christmas theme by adding some snowflake ribbon.




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

  • Penguin: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wild Honey
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • 'Whites': Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Other:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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



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