Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Penguin Duo

I'm making a start on my Xmas cards and I've got, not one, but two cards to share today featuring some cute pingus playing with a snowman in a snowglobe!  The designs are the same, but different colour combos.





On the second one I've chalked some background in to give the image some 'pop'!





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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 21 May 2017

Huggy Squidgies

Today I'm sharing a card featuring a lovely image called Huggy Squidgies from Stamping Bella.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I've kept the design really clean and simple as I thought the girlies deserved to be the focus!






Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • Flat backed pearls

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 20 May 2017

Lazy Daisy

It's 'new release day' at Lili of the Valley so I've got another card to tempt you with.  This one is such an adorable image, and one I think I will be using again soon.  I hope you like it. :0)






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 19 May 2017

A Hand to Hold

I've been in CAS mode today with a card showcasing one of the soon-to-be-released images from Lili of the Valley.  There are several new images coming out tomorrow so I'm sharing one today and tomorrow featuring a couple of my favourites to tempt you.  

Today's image is called 'A Hand to Hold' and I think it's adorable.  I've kept the design simple to keep the focus on the image.






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 18 May 2017

Hello Kitty

We're talking skin and hair colour combos at As You Like It Challenge and we want you to share the colouring combos you use, in whatever colouring medium you prefer.  So whether you're crazy about Copics, a perfectionist with your pencils or a Wiz with your Watercolours, we want to know what your favourite combinations of skin or fur colours are.

I've opted for fur, since I prefer critters, and I've used my two 'go-to' combinations for grey and brown critters.  Using my Distress Ink reinkers to watercolour the kitties, the grey tabby is a mix of Hickory Smoke and Black Soot and the ginger tabby is a base of Antique Linen with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo for the darker bits.  I also sometimes add some Gathered Twigs or Ground Espresso for extra contrast in the shadows, like under kitty's sign.

I've also 'grounded' my kitties with Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss, and given them a Weathered Wood shadow around the sky area.


Voila!


This card was sent to a special little princess called Rosie for her 8th birthday, but it's safe to post now as she's safely  received it.  I wouldn't have wanted her to see it on my blog before her birthday and spoil the surprise.  ;0)






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 15 May 2017

Have a Monster Birthday

We're a couple of weeks into the new 'fantasy' card at Squirrel's Random Challenge and it's a theme that really appeals to me so I'm back with another card for it.  I am not usually a fan of monsters, but these cuties are not too scary, even for me! :0)






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 11 May 2017

Razzle Dazzle

We're looking for razzle dazzle at In The Pink Challenge today and so I've used some Stardust pens as well as some rhinestones on my card today.  

Despite the shimmer, it's still a fairly CAS layout, but of course there's lots of pink!





Here's a little close-up of the image so that you can see the sparkle that the Stardust pens create a bit better. It's really hard to photograph!  I popped some on the flowers she's holding as well as the petals of her dress.





Card Recipe:


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  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • Coloured with Copic Alcohol Markers, 
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • Nitwit Collections Papers

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Hedgehog Love

I was quite pleased with the colouring of today's little critter, so I decided to give him full focus of attention with a 'Faye-inspired' doodle frame and nothing else.  

He's called Hedgehog Love from Whimsy Stamps.  I stamped him in a pale grey so that the lines didn't show when I'd coloured him.






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bobby Socks

Today is the second of my two girlie cards using images from a recent release from Lili of the Valley.

This one's called Bobby Socks and I've given her a really girlie layout to complement her pretty dress.







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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 8 May 2017

Swinging Sixties

I'm in an extreme CAS mode today with a 'mail friendly' girlie card featuring one of the recently released images from Lili of the Valley called Swinging Sixties.  The layout is really simple and flat with an oversized sentiment from a set which I have had for ages, but don't think I've used it before now.






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 7 May 2017

Floral Frenzy

I've got a 'Just For Fun' card to share today as I've been getting inky this weekend. I don't usually splatter my cards with more than just one or two key colours, but this one has got half the rainbow on it, although I have edged towards red and purple for the main accents.




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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 4 May 2017

Dragon Duo

Our challenge this week at As You Like It Challenge is to show us your favourite die.  I currently have 2, so I've used them both on a couple of simple cards.  I am really loving the stitched type of dies, and have a few.  My favourite nesting type of die is my stitched circles because they're a great size and seem to fit most images.  I also like my stitched border dies, especially for CAS style card layouts because they can create simple breaks in two papers without layering.








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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Bunny Flowers

Today's card uses a rubber stamp from Lee Holland's Whimsy collection and my Frantic Stamper stitched edger from Dies to Die For.  I've kept the design simple because the image is quite large, but I added a flower and brad for some texture and detail.







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Other:
  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper
  • Momento Stamp Pad Ink
  • Paper Flower
  • Brad
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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 1 May 2017

Dorothy the Dreamer

I'm in a real Clean and Simple mood today, possibly because I've spent so long on my colouring on some of my recent images, that I've decided to make them the centrepiece of my card!  

They don't come much more CAS than today's creation, which is in support of the new 'fantasy' theme at Squirrel's (not so) Random Challenge.  

This theme is right up my street as it could include fairies, dragons and unicorns but I've opted for a monster (albeit a cute one).  

I think I may have to join in again later into the challenge with another mythical critter though, and since the challenge runs for 2 months, there's plenty of time to join in.






Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
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  • Watercoloured with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers
  • The Langton Watercolour paper

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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