Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Penguin's Big Catch

There's still time to squeeze in a few more Christmas cards!






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

  • Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Festive Berries, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot,
Shading enhanced using Derwent Inktense Pencils

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Papermill Direct:
Other:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 19 November 2021

Dragon Star

I've enjoyed watercolouring this startstruck dragon from Lee Holland Digis for a Christmas tag.






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

  • Dragon: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Yellows: Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Ground: Weathered Wood, Speckled Egg, Black Soot

Project Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 18 November 2021

Give us a Hug

We want to know if you prefer dies or stencils over at As You Like It Challenge this fornight. Although I've recently bought a few more stencils this year, I still use them only a fraction as much as my dies. I must have hundreds of dies (and still collecting!) but only half a dozen stencils.  I love the intricacy of the dies, especially the ones I've used today.





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

  • Hair: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • 'Whites': Weathered Wood
  • Ground: Speckled Egg

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 17 November 2021

A cup of tea and a slice of cake ...

I've been playing with some of my uninked images this week and have this little sweetie to share with you today.  I am ashamed to look at the pile of new stamps and dies that I've bought recently but am already looking at the new releases!  

I've watercoloured the image but in a change from the norm, I've attempted to accent the shading with my Inktense Pencils.  I've used the Mama Elephant script die and layered it twice by creating matting layers with my Silhouette cutting machine.




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
  • Cup: Milled Lavender, Villainous Potion
  • Flower: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Dress: Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers
  • Ground: Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke
Shadows enhanced with Derwent Inktense pencils

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Holly Hedgehog Tag

I'm stocking up on my Christmas Tags with a little help from Holly Hedgehog and the Let's Hang Out paper pack.  My image is, as always, watercoloured using my Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.




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

  • Hedgehog: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Scarf: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Background: Weathered Wood
  • Reds: Festive Berries, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:


I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 10 November 2021

You're havin' a Giraffe (or three)

I've ventured away from my usual watercolouring with a trio of die cut gift tags.  I've cut out a double layer large stitched gift-tag, and inked the background using a double-layered stencil and some Peeled Paint Distress ink.  I've die-cut the giraffe in mocha, buff and cream before mix 'n' matching them together to create 3 different complete colour combos. 

The tags have been personalised by cutting names using my Silhouette cutter (using font Wendy Medium) and layered the lettering three times to make it stand out.  Finally I've added a trio of pearls and some seam binding so that it can be tied onto a gift.


Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Papermill Direct:
Other:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Woolly Hugs

I've had a lot of fun colouring this Woolly Dragon from Lee Holland.  He's right up my street as I love crocheting so it's a perfect image for someone who likes yarncraft.






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

  • Dragon: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Yarns:   brown: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, 
                 orange: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
                 purple: Milled Lavender, Villainous Potion

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Woolly Dragon Stocking

As well as papercrafting, one of my other addictions is crochet, and as soon as I saw this little woolly dragon I knew I'd love to colour him up.  Popped onto a supersized gifttag he's the perfect companion for one of my recent crochet projects: a Christmas Stocking.  The photo's a bit dark, but the stocking is a deep purple with cream accents, and I've popped some purple yarn into the dragon's stash too!

Here's a close up of the gift-tag, which is about 8 inches tall:



The stocking crochet pattern is an easy tutorial from Alexis Middleton at Persialou (YouTube Tutorial or Written Pattern) and has a lovely shell stitch texture. The size is great, mine is about 20 inches in length, so it's great for actually presenting gifts inside.




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

  • Dragon: Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Yarns: brown: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
               purple: Milled Lavender, Villainous Potion
               orange: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Box: WTea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Project Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 4 November 2021

Christmas Carols

This week at As You Like It Challenge we want to know your favourite circle embelishments.  My large stash of flat backed pearls gives the game away for me; I've got them in dozens of colours. I'm not a huge fan of sequins or buttons on cards but love the sheen of a trio of pearls.  I've added two corners of them on today's card, which is made using my new MFT Christmas Carol stamp set and some MFT Pop up Holiday Greetings dies.  The papers are from Lawn Fawn.


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

  • Owl: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Cow: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Foal: Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone
  • Piggie: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Lamp: Scattered Straw, Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Speckled Egg

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Bella Bear Gift Box

As well as papercrafts I enjoy making jewellery and have made some bracelets for Christmas gifts this year.  I've decorated this gift box with Bella Bear Gift, and inked a background using my Distressed Trellis stencil. The image, as usual, is watercoloured using Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.





I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx




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