Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Happy Dance

I'm doing a little Happy Dance today with this cutie from Stamping Bella.  She comes in a pack of 2 images (a large and a smaller version) and the sentiment.  I stamped the smaller image on the insert to match the outside.


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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 19 June 2017

James Cheers

This is the Father's Day card that I made for my FIL featuring James the Bear.  I know it's cute, but hopefully still counts as sufficiently masculine!  I used a retired rubber stamp for my card but the image is now available as a digi stamp instead, so you can still get your paws on him.  





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Happy crafting
Annette
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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Happy Father's Day

It's Father's day and I've got the first of the two cards I've made. Masculine cards are not my 'thing' but hopefully this is acceptable!  I've been playing with some of my Gerda Steiner rubber stamps this week, but this one is a digi.




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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 17 June 2017

You Did It

'Congratulations' are the order of the day with my final 'new release' sample card featuring 'You Did It' from Lili of the Valley.

It's also congratulations because I've added a couple of sequins for the first time ever on one of my cards (I think)!  I've had a huge pack of them for ages.  There must a thousand of them at least in the packet.  Although I've debated several times whether to use them or not, I've always previously chickened out.

6 used, 994 left to go.   :0)



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 16 June 2017

Brainy Books

I've got another of my samples from the new Lili of the Valley release.

This one is called 'Brainy Books' and I think it is quite gender neutral.

Apart from the cuteness, purple accents and little pearls.

Ok, I'm probably pushing it on the masculine front here, but at least I've kept the design quite simple!



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 15 June 2017

Berry Wryn

We're getting fruity at As You Like It Challenge this week and wanting to know what your favourite fruit is.  I've always loved strawberries; along with the yummy taste, they remind me of summer and picking them straight from the garden and eating them before they even make it back up to the house!






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 14 June 2017

You're Koalafied for a Hug

I've been playing with a stamp set that I've had for a while but not used.  It's a Gerda Steiner set featuring some cute koala bears and matching sentiments.







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Happy crafting
Annette
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Bedtime Stories

I'm so proud to be sharing my project with you today as a guest designer for Crealies.

I've been a fan of Crealies for a long time, especially the large nesting dies and box templates which make cute little gift boxes so easy to make.

But today, I'm sharing a card and matching bookmark tag made with a range of gorgeous products.

On my card I've used one of my favourite circle nesting dies which come in extremely generous sizes to suit all cards without squashing the space around the image.  I also love that it's got a pierced edge which gives it fantastic texture.


I've also used two 'on the edge' dies, one to shape the card base, and the other to create a banner for my ribbon strip.  Again both of these have stitched or pierced edges which give a fantastic finish to the die-cut edge.

I've used a beautiful layered flower die set which I've chalked to add more dimension and combined it with a large pearl in the centre.

The image is 'Bedtime Stories' from Lili of the Valley and I've also made a matching bookmark tag using my large Crealies tag die which also has pierced edge texture.  The tag is really large, and you can see it measured up against the card which, like most of my card bases, is 6x6.

Finally, I've used a fantastic background stamp from Crealies called 'stones' behind the teddy bear to make it look like he's propped up against a wall.  I masked the bear and stamped the bricks either side of him in a pale grey water-based ink. I then my paintbrush to give the stones some detail with some more ink afterwards.

I hope you like my project and thank you again to Annelies and Ingrid for the opportunity to showcase my card on the Crealies blog.






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 12 June 2017

Believe in Fairies

Today's image is called I Believe in Fairies from Lili of the Valley.  I've used a lovely Crealies flower die set and popped a pearl star in the middle to match the stars in the image.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 10 June 2017

Clever Clogs

Following on my recent 'girlie' cards, today's card features more of a masculine image called 'Clever Clogs' from Lili of the Valley



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 9 June 2017

Chanel the Chef

After yesterday's cake card, I've stayed on the theme with today's card.  I'm in CAS mode with my card but the image is quite big so it didn't leave much space for a lot of fuss.







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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 8 June 2017

Nancy Baker

In my opinion, however full I may feel, there is always room for cake and today we're looking to seek some yummy cake themed creations at In The Pink Challenge.  I've used my favourite CCD character, Nancy, in a cute little chef's outfit with a delicious looking chocolate cake with pink icing. The only thing that could be better is if I could grab a fork and dive right into that card!






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Huggy Squigies

Woohoooo, I can finally post this card today, because it's included in the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials (issue 147) which was out last week.  All of the Dies to Die For team are promoting the lovely Stamping Bella images and I was really pleased to use this image called Huggy Squidgie which is really sweet and great for a 'friend' card.  I hope you like it, and if you get the mag, check out the DTDF DT cards on pages 55 to 58. :0)





I didn't have backing card in the right colour, so I used white, and edged it with the same pink ink pad that I'd used to ink the edges of the image and cardbase:  Once the image is mounted onto it, you can't see the white!





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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 6 June 2017

I'm Here For You

Today's card features 'I'm Here For You' from the new release at Lili of the Valley.  I've been rediscovering my old Lili paper pads too and this was one of my favourites, called Promises.  It's available from Nitwits as a digi though.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 5 June 2017

Make a Wish

It's another Lili of the Valley day for me with 'Make a Wish' from the new release.  The layout is very simple to focus on the image but I've added a large Crealies die cut flower with a pearl star in the middle to match the stars in the image.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 4 June 2017

Milkshake

I've got another of my Lili of the Valley samples this time using Milkshake. The bear reminds me of Winnie the Pooh so I've given his fur a yellowish tinge!  I've used a Crealies 'on the edge' die to create a fancy stitched and shaped edge on the card base.



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Annette
xx



Saturday, 3 June 2017

Bridesmaids

I'm in wedding mode today using the new Bridesmaids image from Lili of the Valley.   It may not look like there was much colouring involved in this image, but it still seemed to take me ages!



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Annette
xx



Friday, 2 June 2017

Summer View

I'm showcasing some of the newly released images from Lili of the Valley over the next few weeks, and I'm starting with this one, which is an uber CAS card using Summer View.

This card has been sent as a 'just a note' card to a treasured friend, but it's actually a very versatile image suitable for many occasions.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Flurry

We're looking at our favourite card themes today at As You Like It Challenge, and my favourite reason to make cards is for Christmas because I love all the build up and it's a great excuse to use sparkle on your cards!  I've used one of my cute little Purple Onion Design stamps called Flurry for this CAS creation making him the focus of attention.






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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Magical Dragon Duo

We're still looking for mythical creatures at Squirrel's Random Challenge for another month and I've opted for a dragon today, and not one, but two of the cutest dragons around.  

I watercoloured them both in pink and purple, but swapped the colours around on each one. The sentiments come from the same MFT stamp set.








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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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!






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  • 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
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