Monday, 22 September 2014

Hanging Gifts

It's another festive Christmas day today with a card featuring Annabelle from Wild Rose Studio.  I've coloured the image to match the papers which are from the First Edition Nordic Christmas kit, and decorated it with a couple of die cuts in snow white card.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 21 September 2014

Giant Cake (and a smidgeon of pink)

Today's card is under direct instruction from Christine who requested I return to my roots with a pink and girlie card.  Well, as I said to Christine, I don't need asking twice in that department!

  • Pink - tick
  • Girlie papers - tick
  • Flowers - tick
  • Cute - tick
  • Pretty ribbon - tick
  • Bow - tick
  • Pearls - tick

So here's my pink and girlie card!  :0)


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Annette
xx



Saturday, 20 September 2014

Frostbitten toes?

There's just over one more week to get in your entries for Squirrel's Great Penguin Challenge, so I'm here with another reminder to get you in the pingu mood.

I water-coloured Wryn from Tiddly Inks with DI reinkers, and cut her out using my stitched circle stax die, but the die seemed to move as it went through the BigShot, and clipped off Wryn's toe.  As well as giving Wryn some frostbitten tootsies, the slippage also created a bit more white space on the left than I'd originally intended, so I've used the additional space to add a large die cut sentiment in gold mirri card to match the gold on the papers.

Hopefully no one will notice her clipped toenails!



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Annette
xx



Friday, 19 September 2014

It's a man's world

It's a really quick post today as this is a card I meant to blog yesterday, but ran out of time.

I needed to make a masculine birthday card and I'm hopeless unless it's pink, glittery, and cute.

Preferably including a bear of some sort!!

That means that mens' cards pose something of a problem for me.

So, I opted to follow a simple sketch, and no image.

Nothing cute whatsoever.

Here's the result :



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Snow Family

The theme this week at ABC Christmas Challenge is Something Festive (so that's effectively an 'anything goes' for a Xmas challenge!).  

I've made a 2 layer card which is totally flat (great for mailing!!!).  I stamped and coloured my image onto white card, and die cut the top with a Frostyville border before sticking it directly onto a festive red card base.  

The sentiment is a strip of text ribbon which is wrapped around the white layer and tucked under before it was stuck down.

Simples!


This is also my final challenge designing for the ABC Christmas Challenge.  I've been on this fabulous team since July 2012 but I'm in need of a change to rejuvenate my mojo.  I have had a wonderful time with a great bunch of designers.  Thanks for letting me play along for the last couple of years girls.  It's been a blast !

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx

   

Monday, 15 September 2014

Geekin' It

Today's card is one of my favourites for a long time.  My favourite colours, beautiful Maja Design papers, a simple layout and I was quite pleased with my colouring (I've been practising 'blond' again!)




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Annette
xx



Saturday, 13 September 2014

Blue Pingu

I'm just popping in today with a little reminder about The Great Penguin Challenge 2014 over on Squirrel's blog.  It's running until the end of this month and all you have to do is create a penguin themed project and link it up to the linky tool on her blog post.

I've used my favourite pingy stamp again, but this time in a frosty blue theme.  The papers are also from LOTV and I've finished it off with some snowflake dies and a strip of aqua and white ribbon.

Cute, huh?



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Annette
xx



Friday, 12 September 2014

Bluebell with Robin

I'm back in Christmas mode again with a lovely image of Bluebell and some Nitwit papers.  These papers are really great quality thick card so I tend to use them on square cards which are easier to cut to shape.

I've also used a summery die, but since it included birdies which seemed to match the robin, I hoped they were versatile enough for me to get away with it!  A snowflake die and a 'Merry Christmas' sentiment sealed the deal.



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Annette
xx



Thursday, 11 September 2014

Embossed Flower Bear

The challenge at As You Like It Challenge this fortnight is to use your favourite rubber stamp.  I did have to think long and hard about this one, as I have lots of current favourites (some old, some new) but the reason I've chosen Posy trio from Lili of the Valley is because it's really versatile.  I've used it on cards, gifts and tags.

The little bears are lovely and quick to paint and you easily can fit all three onto a card base, or focus on just one as I've done here ...


... and they are the perfect size for my Doohickey Scalloped Tag die.  I cut around the metal die using a craft knife to create the coloured matted layers, and added some matching seam binding.



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Annette
xx



Monday, 8 September 2014

Red & White Christmas

It's another Wild Rose Studio hat-trick day today with image, papers and dies from their new releases.  I've added some rich red satin ribbon which brings out the red in the image, although I've tried to colour the image quite softly with my DI reinkers.



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Annette
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