Thursday, 14 December 2017

Advent Boxes

I have a bit of an obsession with boxes. If hubby buys a pair of shoes, I'm sure that I get just as excited about the box as he does about its contents!  I've made an advent calendar with boxes instead of just 'doors' and I think I may have over-faced myself with this project.  I created it from scratch, firstly by cutting and assembling the 24 boxes and then making the folder to hold them.  I then decorated the outside and the fronts of the boxes with a number and a snowflake, Poinsettia or gems.  I think I'll be sticking to cards for a little while to recuperate from this project!  However, I loved making it and it fulfilled my obsession with boxes for a little while! :0)

We're wanting to know whether you prefer boxes or bags at As You Like It Challenge, so I hope my project inspires you to participate in our last challenge before Xmas. 








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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Tag a Penguin

It's my mid-week post for Dies to Die For and I'm in festive mode with this trio of Pingu Toasty Greetings gift tags.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Feathers: Tattered Rose, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Blues: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers
  • Purples: Wilted Violet
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
  • Rocks: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Oranges: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
Other
  • Satin ribbon
  • First Edition Gilded Winter Paper Pad
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 7 December 2017

Have a Pink Christmas

It's with a sad heart that today is the last challenge at In The Pink Challenge as Christine has decided to close the Pink Palace. I've been on the team for just over 2 years and have loved using one of my favourite colours every challenge, so I'll definitely continue. Christine has managed the challenge for over 5 years which is a fantastic achievement, so well done Christine. Mwah!  We hope we will gets lots of you join us for our final challenge, which is a super easy 'Pink Christmas' theme.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Scarf: Picked Raspberry
  • Greens: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Robin: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Festive Berries

Card Recipe:


Created for:





I've been inspired by:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Polar Pals

Well, it's my midweek post for Dies to Die For and today I'm sharing a CAS creation featuring Polar Pals from MFT.  It's actually a birthday set, so I've combined with a sentiment from MFT's Jingle All The Way stamp set to transform it into a more Christmassy card instead.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy 
  • Red scarf: Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Black Soot
  • Blue scarf: Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
  • Ground: Weathered Wood
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

Card Recipe:


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



Thursday, 30 November 2017

Little Donkey

I've always loved donkeys. I was a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh as a youngster and Eeyore was my favourite. We also live fairly close a lovely donkey sanctuary and I love going there. They're such lovely animals, and despite many being treated fairly poorly they still love human contact and come running over to see you if you go to visit them.  I'd love to have enough land to re-home a couple of donks!  Maybe one day (and a lottery win!).  Join us at the As You Like It Challenge and share your favourite animals.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Grass: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Fence: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Straw: Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

May all your dreams come true

It's my mid-week post and I'm using Teddy Birthday Presents from Whimsy Stamps combined with a sentiment from Stamping Bella's Dorothy the Dreamer. Although my teddy bear is cute, I'm hoping this might be sufficiently masculine for hubby's birthday card. 






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Greens: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Fired Brick
  • Blues: Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • Oranges: Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Broken Hinge

Card Recipe:


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



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



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