Friday, 24 November 2017

Merry Christ-mouse

It's a super simple Christmas card from me today since it turned out that the image filled the card base by itself.  I hope you like it.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Tree: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Ground: Old Paper, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Blues: Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • Purples: Wilted Violet
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick
  • Baubles: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio
  • Pink ribbon/bauble: Picked Raspberry
  • Mouse: Pumice Stone

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Polar and Mousie

I really love these stuffies from Stamping Bella, and today I've used one called Polar Bear and Mousie.  I've kept the design nice and simple so it focuses on the image which I've watercoloured as usual. The sentiment comes with the stamp.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Bear: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Mouse: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
Other:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 16 November 2017

Winter Wonderland

It's all about your favourite festive colour combo this week at As You Like It Challenge.  I love pink at any occasion, but I think it's especially lovely at Christmas and so I have lots of pink decorations on my Christmas tree!  I've made a pink & white themed girlie Christmas card using Snowman Friends from Polkadoodles.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair/Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow/Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Holly/Tights: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:


I've been inspired by:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Walrus, the Polar Bear and the Pingu

It's 'Hump Day' so I'm here with my mid-weekly dose of cuteness using this adorable image from Stamping Bella called The Walrus, the Polar Bear and the Penguin.

I love these Stuffie images and wanted to keep the image as the central focal point. I've added a narrow matting layer of dusky blue and embossed a layer of white card as a background, stitching both layers.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Walrus: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Polar Bear: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
  • Penguin: Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin
  • Snow: Weathered Wood
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 9 November 2017

You're Weird and I Love It

We're looking for spots or stripes at In The Pink Challenge this month and despite not really being a fan of either I've somehow managed to use both on my card because the pretty papers have white polka dots as well as a feint stripe on them.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Monster: Spun Sugar,  Worn Lipstick
  • Eyes: Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen
Card Recipe:
Created for:



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I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Owliver Loves to Celebrate

Cards don't come much more simple than today's, but I'm on a mission to ensure that I have enough Christmas cards for the guys in my life!  I'm horrendously bad at making cards for the gents, but I'm hoping this one is suitably non-fussy while still being adorable (which satisfies my need for cuteness!).  The stamp is Owliver Loves to Celebrate from Stamping Bella and I've used the sentiment which comes from the same set.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Owl: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Ground: Tea Dye

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 6 November 2017

Alpha-Bears

There's a new release due out at Lili of the Valley in about 2 weeks time, and they feature a new bear!  The Alpha-bears are a cute set of adorable bears, each carrying a letter of the alphabet and they are accompanied by some complementary words. I've used Alpha-bear 'B' and the word 'irthday' to make my Birthday bear.  The 'Happy' is made from some alphabet banners and I've used soft greys and blues for my colour palette.  Keep your eyes peeled for these bears as they're due to be released around the middle of this month.  They're gonna be available in both rubber and digi.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose
Card Recipe:

Created for:



I've been inspired by:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 4 November 2017

A little purrscription

I made this card for a special someone who's sadly been going through the mill lately with a very nasty and persistent bug.  She actually gave me the image for my birthday so I thought it was ideal to use for her 'get well soon' card.  I tried to colour it in similar colours to her own feline princess, but think I may have gone too grey rather than brown for my tabby.  Either way, she's taking with her a little purrscription, which is the phrase I used on the inside!



And the text inside says...





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Ears: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Heart: Abandoned Coral, Barn Door

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 2 November 2017

Baby, It's Cold Outside

I love making Christmas cards as I love all the embellishing with glitter and snow.  I also love non-traditional Christmas colours for my festive cards, like pink and purples.  We want to know whether you prefer making Christmas or non-Xmas projects at As You Like It Challenge so it's right up my street!






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Tea Dye
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Reds: Festive Berries
  • Snow: Weathered Wood
  • White/Grey: Hickory Smoke

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Elf-tastic

I've been getting inky again with my ink pads and daubers to create a background for some die cut images.  I 'cased' a card from Karin using the Santa's Elves stamp set.  I liked it so much that I made 3 using different elves from the same set.

To create the circle I cut a circle from paper and then use that as a template to ink some Tumbled Glass working my way inwards from the edge getting slightly lighter towards the centre.










Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair: Vintage Photo 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss
  • Blues: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Grey: Weathered Wood
  • Gold: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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