Sunday, 29 May 2022

Charlie and Chloe

I watercoloured this loved up bovine pair earlier in the month and I've now popped them onto a card to share with you today.  I've printed the digi in grey so that it gives a softer image and showered them in flowers in dusky pastel shades of pink.





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

  • Charlie: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Chloe: Tattered Rose, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Flowers: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 26 May 2022

Money Money Money

This week at As You Like It Challenge we want to see how you like to decorate money or a gift token when it's given for a birthday. I've made a little pop out wallet which folds flat. The money slides into a slot and stands upright when the flap is opened, but it was a bit prone to opening by itself so I had to make a belly-band to keep it closed. I love making 3D projects so this little pop up wallet in pretty papers was as enjoyable to make as it is to gift.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Milled Lavender
  • Present: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Villainous Potion, Prize Ribbon

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 21 May 2022

Squirrel Birthday

I watercoloured this sweet Squirrel by Lee Holland a couple of weeks ago, but have only just managed to get him onto a card.  I've used some muted creamy yellow card from Papermill Direct which I've ran through a floral embossing folder before die cutting a scalloped curve to frame my card.  I've matted a Whimsy Birthday sentiment uisng layers of pink to pull out the pink from the image.






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, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Get Well Soon

I made this 'get well card' for a friend's mum who's just had a hip replacement. Apparently she had it with just an epidural and sedation. Lord, I'd need to be knocked out for 24 hours if they were going to take part of my hip away. I can't even imagine being semi-conscious.  Thankfully it's done now and she's on the mend.  It was lovely to see her and have a chat over a coffee and scone. 

Because this card was hand-delivered I could make it extra dimentional, so I used some of my largest flowers to decorate it.  



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

  • Hair/Cuddled cat: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Sitting Cat: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Dress: Prize Ribbon, Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • 'Whites': Weathered Wood
  • Bag: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting

Annette
xx



Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Mouse Tag

I've used one of my new Sweet Dixie dies to create this cute tag featuring this sweet little mouse which I've watercoloured and mounted onto some purple card. The sentiment is die cut but I've added a shadow using my silhouette machine to ensure it shows up on the lilac card.









Designed for Amanda Jayne Designs & Papermill Direct

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

  • Mouse: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion
Card Recipe:
From Papermill Direct:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 16 May 2022

Knickerbocker Glory

Living by the sea, there is nothing better than walking along the promenade in the sunshine with a Gelato Icecream, so for my Polkadoodles Digi Choosday project today I've opted for a Knickerbocker Glory to decorate my August calendar page with a sentiment from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles bundle.   As usual my image is watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers.  The background is inked using the Heavenly Circles stencil.





I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Saturday, 14 May 2022

Calendar Pages

I've used some cute pre-coloured images from Amanda Jayne Designs Etsy store to decorate this DIY calendar from Papermill Direct.  It was easy to tweaze open the rings just enough to remove the pages so that I could run them through my printer.  I matched the images to each month and printed them on high quality for a mouse-tastic calendar.








I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 13 May 2022

Farmyard Fun

This adorable little farmyard cow is a new image from Lili of the Valley.  I've watercoloured and framed her with some blue card in alternating light and dark shades to make her pop.

When writing up the blogpost I've realised that the frame is actually a holly Christmas one, but I didn't notice, so I'm hoping it looks ok for non-xmas card!  Note to self: read the label next time!




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with 
Derwent Inktense Pencils

Card Recipe:

Papermill Direct:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 12 May 2022

Birthday Cupcake

This week at As You Like It Challenge we want to know what you're favourite food is.  I've got a real sweet-tooth and am a total chocoholic!  I've created this cute cupcake themed card using my Silhouette cutting machine and featuring a Cute Kitten from Lee Holland.







Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Kitten: Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Tattered Rose
  • Hat: Weathered Wood
  • Cake: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Background Bricks: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Thank You Owl

A simple thank you card. The image was watercoloured and I layered the Thanks script die on two outlines that I cut with my Silhouette.




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

  • Owl: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Envelope: Old Paper

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Other:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 9 May 2022

Wedding Couple

There's a new release due out this week at Lili of the Valley, and I've been playing with one of the images. Here is Wedding Couple, watercoloured in shades of blue.


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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Prize Ribbon
  • Greys: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Speckled Egg
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
  • Simon's Wednesday Challenge - Feminine
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 8 May 2022

Cute Badger

I love this Cute Badger with Butterflies by Lee Holland Digis so I've teamed it with some more flowers and butterfles in the form of stencils, papers and dies!







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

  • Fur: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Flowers: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 7 May 2022

Love Bunnies

There's a new Love themed release out at Lili of the Valley this month, and I've used the sweetest Wedding Bunny couple for an anniversary card.






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, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
  • Simon's Wednesday Challenge - Feminine
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Snuggle Bunnies

I've created a frame for these cute snuggle bunnes in orange card using a butterfly corner die in each corner.




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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Other:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Scoot Away

For my Polkadoodles Digi Choosday today I've used the Scooting Around image with some pretty Winnie Sugar Sprinkles 3 Papers for this boys theme gift tag.





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

  • Mouse/Dog: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Cat: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Prize Ribbon
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Speckled Egg, Black Soot
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Lazy Days Millie Mouse

I've used another pre-coloured topper from Amanda Jayne Designs' Lazy Days Collection for this simple circular card. The frame is die cut using a Tattered Lace Foundation Doily die and it's layered several times onto alternating dark and light blue card. Simples!





Card Recipe:
Papermill Direct:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 1 May 2022

The Mane Attraction

I'm sharing another simple layout today, using pretty papers and corner dies to frame a clean and simple image layout.






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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 29 April 2022

Triple Hexagons

Here we are at Friday again, and even better, it's that start of another long weekend!  Let's hope the sunshine lasts into the Bank Holiday.  Hubby has plans to paint the outside of the house, but if that's dependant on the weather, then maybe the odd spot of rain would be ok if that means I can be excused from holding onto the ladder or weilding a paint roller, and sneak back into my craft room instead.  The one thing I always seem to get lumbered with is cleaning the brushes afterwards - that's the worst part!

So in readiness for the weekend, I'm here with some bright Springtime cards in the shape of a trio of hexagons.  They're all featuring a cute critter from Amanda Jayne Designs on Etsy, and I've used some lovely aqua blue and navy card from Papermill Direct which I've die cut and embossed for added interest.









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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Yellows: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry

Card Recipe:


Images from Amanda Jayne Designs:
Card from Papermill Direct:
Other:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 28 April 2022

Raccoon

At As You Like It Challenge this fortnight we're asking what your favourite sketch is.  I flit between favouring fussy cards to clean and simple layouts, so it's difficult to narrow down a single favourite 'sketch' layout.  

Today I'm in clean and simple mood, and this layout is one of my favourites: a curving top banner of pretty papers, with a thin strip of the same papers below the image panel to balance it out.

I've dressed it up a little more than normal with a double layer of papers (just using the offcut from the first cut) and added a trio of flat backed pearls for a some texture.





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

  • Raccoon: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Special Delivery

This image is so versatile for a birthday, or even for a 'just because' card.  I've made quite a fussy card for this one, but am also working on him again for a clean and simple layout because I liked him so much.




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

  • Owl: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Envelope: Old Paper
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Other:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting

Annette
xx



Sunday, 24 April 2022

Bunny Tag

A little late for Easter, but you can never have too many bunnies!






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, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet
  • Ribbon: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 23 April 2022

Birthday Bunny

Today's card is a cute little bunny from Lee Holland that I've used for a birthday card for a crafting friend.





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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Tree: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Spring Flowers

There's Spring in the air with this flower shaped cardbase featuring Gnome Spring Flowers and Winnie Fruit Punch Papers from Polkadoodles.  I've watercolour the image with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers and added some flower dies and a Happy Birthday sentiment die.




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

  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
  • Outfit: Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness, Forest Moss
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Flowers: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Pot: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
  • Beard: Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 17 April 2022

Baby Sloth

I bought one of the critte bundles from Lee Holland's Etsy Store and this little Sloth with Hibiscus Flower was one of the cuties in the bundle.  As usual, I've watercoloured him, and created a simple card with some pretty pink papers to match the hibiscus flowers. The die cut sentiment is from Gummiapan and the die cut flowers are layered using the same papers as petals.





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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Tree: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Flowers: Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 16 April 2022

Bear with Flower

I've watercoloured Bertie the Bear with my Distress Inks, and layered him onto pale turquoise card whcih I've embossed with scattered dots embosing folder. 

I've layered the turquoise with white and navy card and die cut the card base using a Tattered Lace Doily Edge circle die.  The flowers are die cut, and I've stencilled some more turquoise card to give the flowers some different shades.







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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Yellows: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:

Papermill Direct:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 14 April 2022

Bear Hugs

We're looking for cute or floral this week at As You Like It Challenge, and although I love to use floral papers and embellishments, the image has to be cute! I love anything cuddly and fluffy so I've chosen this adorable teddy who's holding his paws out for a cuddle.



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

  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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