Wednesday, 21 February 2018

You Are Rawsome!

I've got a monster of a card to share today, with some help from Gerda Steiner!  This little fella is keen to scare you, but I've heard he's really just a big softie!  The sentiment is from a different Gerda Steiner monster set but it seemed to suit this guy so I've paired them up.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord 
  • Grass: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Ground: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:


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



Thursday, 15 February 2018

Warm and Fuzzy

We're talking sentiments at As You Like It Challenge, more specifically how you like to add them. You might choose die cut, stamped, typed, label maker, tag, etc.  The list is endless!  

Quite often I get so engrossed in the image that I completely forget to include a sentiment, but I've been really trying hard to remember the pesky things!  In the past I stamped or printed my sentiments and added them like a tag or label to my finished card.  I'd certainly never dream of stamping them directly onto the face of my image panel through fear of messing up the stamped image and under no circumstances would I attempt that after I'd coloured the image (which is usually when I think of adding a sentiment).  

However, all that changed when I bought my Stamping Platform. It was a real game changer for me and given me a new found confidence in stamping sentiments after I've coloured the image.  As often happens with ink stamping, my sentiment didn't stamp perfectly the first time so I just inked it up and pressed it down again! The Stamping Platform has opened up a whole new world of sentiment stamping for me! I'd held off buying one for so long but now it's one of my most used tools, even on cards using a digi for the main image, like today's cute Gerda Steiner bunnies.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Bunnies: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, 
  • Paws: Worn Lipstick
  • Tulip: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Lawn, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Wood You Be Mine?

Happy Valentines Day!  

Today I'm sharing a little fella from CC Designs who I've used on a Valentine card.  

Whilst the image is a real cutie, I'm still counting him as a contribution to my tally of masculine cards!





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
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Trousers/Gillet: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Shirt: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Boots: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
  • Axe: Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
Other:
  • Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour paper pad
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 9 February 2018

Kokeshi Dolls

Lili of the Valley are bringing out a new range of stamps called 'Simply Sweet' so today I'm sharing an image from the new brand called Kokeshi Dolls.  I've kept the design very simple and masked the 3 dolls together to make a larger image.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair/Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Green: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Pop Up Monster Birthday

I coloured up these little monsters before pondering what to make with them but since there were a few of them I decided to make a pop up box card (at least I think that's what this fold is called!) where they could all feature together.  

I think they work well, plus it all folds up to fit in an envelope and mail flat!  Ideal :0)  

I used a sentiment from the same stamp set, but I masked off part of it because it wouldn't all fit in. 





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:

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



Thursday, 1 February 2018

No Peeking

I always like stitching on cards, both faux and real. I have accumulated a lot of stitched dies over the past couple of years since they first became popular, but I still really love making the effort to do the real thing because it seems to be the exception to the norm (a bit like me!).  After getting a bit wobbly with my stitches though, I am thinking I should've opted for the stitched dies instead!

I've used an adorable new image called Reindeer with a Present by Kinda Cute by Patricia and watercoloured him using the no-lines technique. 

Unfortunately the papers were loose in my stash, and although I'm pretty sure they're Maya Design, I'm willing to be told otherwise if you know.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Antlers/hooves: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Fired Brick
  • Ground: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Fiona Loves Flowers

It's my mid-week post for Dies to Die For and I've used one of my favourite images from Stamping Bella. She's called Fiona loves Flowers and it's safe to say that I love Fiona!  I've not tried her in blond before and blonds do scare me a bit in terms of colouring, but I took a leaf out of the lovely Squirrel's book and used some Scattered Straw ink which gave it a beautiful golden shine.  The 40 sentiment was cut out 3 times in purple card and once in the patterned papers so it's quite well padded!






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair: Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Tea Dye
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Flowers: Dusty Concord, Picked Rasberry, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door
  • Ground: Pumice Stone
  • Bird: Brushed Corduroy

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
Other:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Go Wild

I can't believe that it's mid-week already but I have a "Wild" card to share with you.  The image is from a Gerda Steiner stamp set called Go Wild and I've used two images and a sentiment from the set.  I drew the grasses in with a pencil before shading them in (just in case I didn't like them!).  Methinks my little guy is peeking in the wrong direction though if he wants to see some wildlife!  :0) 





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Browns: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Tea Dye
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Blues: Stormy Sky
  • Elephant: Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Ground: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo

Card Recipe:


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



Monday, 22 January 2018

Grandson Bunny

It's another personalised baby card from me today featuring an adorable bunny from Lili of the Valley.  This one's a 'grandson' theme for the same lucky laddie. It's watercoloured as usual but with the no-lines technique - I really must need my head examined when I use this technique because it's so much harder.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Ears: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Blues: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral
  • Ground: Old Paper, Peeled Paint

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 19 January 2018

Baby Girl

Following yesterday's baby boy card, I've made a girl version!  I won't go into details because it's much the same, using the same image and sentiment from Lili of the Valley, but just in pink this time.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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