Friday, 23 June 2017

FnF Dies and Punches

Today's new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday's is to use your PUNCHES and DIES!

The last couple of cards I've made for this blog challenge team I haven't used an image for, so I though I'd use one for a change :)

Today I'm using Aisling you can find her in my Etsy shop, you can get any of my images with 10% off by quoting code SKIANDREA10 at checkout.

She's been coloured with ProMarkers and  a little black polychromos pencil.  I've then cut her out with two Spellbinders dies and edged it with Milled Lavender ink from Tim Holtz.

Aisling comes with a tiny butterfly as part of the image.  I've blocked this off in white when I printed it and chose to use the larger butterfly image Flutterby instead.  I printed this separately, coloured it in the same colours and then fussy cut it ready to go on the card. 

At the top left of the card you can see two butterflies which have been created using Spellbinders dies and then glued together.  Added to the centre of these are some pearl gems.

Underneath the image at the bottom left you can see a flower arrangement made up of some laser cut wood chip flourishes which I got from Scrap and Craft.  The flowers were all bought from Noor Design.

When I'd coloured the image I had it on a stack on purple and black papers ready to chose which ones  I wanted for the card.  I liked the way I happened to have them laid out so I decide to use them all on the card and do a creation going outside of the square.
The design papers are from Lili of the Valley, 13Arts, Prima Marketing, Maja Design, Craft & You (think I got them all!).  All the designs papers have been distressed.

To finish off I've added a few purple gems and a sentiment from Scrapiniec

Hope you love my inspiration today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Ching Chou Kuik - Butterflies
Scrap and Craft - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Dies and / or Punches
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers
Classic Design Team - Challenge 15
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Monochrome

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Mum There's a Shark in the Bath!

Kids once they're into something new they want to do it all the time.  This is what I image the boy from my new image Jaws is doing.  He's learning how to snorkel so he wants to practice in the bath.  AND then there's their imagination ;)

This new image come in two forms one with the bathroom background and one without so you can use his as a beach / summer scene as well.

I've made a single layer CAS card to showcase the image for you.  It's been coloured with ProMarkers and poychromos pencil because I wanted to get the much paler washed out shades I can achieve with ProMarkers.

All I've done is a little simple doodling and hand written JAWZ 4 in the bottom right - because there are four shark fins :D

Hope you love my new image and we see you at either my SheepSki Designs Facebook Group or on my new SheepSki Designs Challenge blog.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Men / Boys
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Boys Will Be Boys
Unicorn Challenge - For the Guys
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Creations for Children
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Crafty Cottage - No Patterned Paper

Dandelion Clocks

It's my turn today to share some inspiration using one of Wendy's new release images from all Dressed Up.  This one is called Summer Breeze

I've coloured the image using ProMarkers.  I've used two dies to cut out the circles on the front of the card out of design papers from Joy Crafts.  I very carefully cut round one of the dandelion clocks so it would overlap on the circles.

The rest of the tiny details from the image I fussy cut and have mounted them as if they're blowing in a gentle breeze up the left of the card.

The sentiment has been cur from the same blue design paper using a Spellbinders die.

My final embellishment are a few pearl gems.

You can see the rest of the DT inspiration in the Facebook group and on the challenge blog today

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnit's Patterned Paper - June
Lets Craft & Create - Girls Girls Girls
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers
Dream Valley - Square Cards Only
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 23
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Clocks n Cogs

Wow third week already of sponsoring the Sketch Team at Outlawz - the times flying by -which is kind of appropriate seen as I've made a Steampunk creation for my next challenge inspiration.

You can enter any creations with my images into my anything goes Facebook challenges and did you know I also have a blog challenge as well.  You don't have to use my images for those but you do have to follow the themes :D
So onto the good stuff.  I've coloured Victoria with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  I've then fussy cut her out to go o the card.  That wasn't my intention originally.  It was just when I was the fab Steampunk clock I knew I wanted to use that with the image.  It's a laser cut wood chip one that I got at Scrap and Craft.  The clock was a bit pale so I've grunged it up with some vintage and antique linen ink from Tim Holtz

Here's our sketch for this week

The designs papers I've used are from 13Arts and I've also used some red card.

The banner at the side was cut using a La La Land die (which I've misplaced in amongst my papers LOL!)  I cut the sections of it out and used some red card behind them so the heart shapes would show up and match the colour scheme.

Hope you love my inspiration
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting with An Attitude - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps4Joy - Anything Goes option twist add a butterfly (design paper)
Scrap and Craft - Anything Goes
Lets Craft & Create - Girls Girls Girls
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Open Minded - Just About Time
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Father's Day

What a rush!  I've just managed to get this card done in time.  I was on hols last week in the Lake District and took some images to colour.  This was one of them Fathers Day From Daughter from Robin Pushay.  The sentiment was a forethought and I created it at the time of printing the image.

I've coloured the image with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.

I knew I'd have to make it a CAS card so I could do it quickly when I got home.
I've cute the image with a Spellbinders die to get the stitched curve.  I couldn't get the curve in quite the right place so I had to hand cut then punch the dots at the very bottom.  I've added three sequins to add a bit of interest.  The design paper I've mounted it onto is from Lemoncraft

Now just to get ready and go see my dad!

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Glitter n Sparkle - Father's Day / Masculine
Come and Get It - Happy Father's Day
Penny's Challenge - Quick and Easy
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Men / Boys
Craft Rocket - For the Men / Boys
Love to Scrap - Boys Rule
Unicorn Challenge - For the Guys
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Cream Valley - Square Cards Only

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Best Friends

I have the honour of joining Crafty Friends for this next challenge as their guest designer.  I'm sponsoring them this time and their theme is Friendship.

I've used a new image Miki & Shyla for my inspiration.  One of the Helen's on my design team (I have three LOL!) asked me to draw an Eskimo boy and Husky and that's what I did :)

I printed the image with the Best Friends sentiment onto a large area of card so I could make a CAS style card.  The image I coloured with Copics and polychromos pencils.

The edges were distressed with vintage photo ink from Tim Holtz.  He's then been mounted onto some black then Kraft card.

The only other things I've done was to add some snowtex to look like they're walking in the snow and use a white gel pen to add lots of little white dots as if it's snowing.

Hope you like my inspiration for this challenge.

You can join me on my SkeepSki Designs Challenge blog and I also have a SheepSki Designs Facebook Group

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Add Snowflakes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 6
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - June
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Men / Boys
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 3
Craft Rocket - For the Men  / Boys
Love to Scrap - Boys Rule
Pearly Sparkles - Masculine
Crafty Calendar - Boys will be Boys

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Claire's House

For the second inspiration for Outlawz Sketch I've combined two of my images.  I'm sponsoring my lovely teamies this month over there :)

The first image you can see here is Claire Bear with her bear.  I've used ProMarkers and polychromos pencils to colour her.  Once colured I've fussy cut her ready to mount onto the background.

This is our sketch for this week.  I was looking through my images and thought the freebie in my SheepSki Designs Facebook Group Hallow Hall would be perfect.  If you don't like or use Facebook you can find the image here on Etsy.  

The image was printed and coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I've then split it into three sections.  The three sections were then mounted onto Kraft card to frame them.  At first I used some plain black card for the base but this didn't look right.  I've added on top of this some design paper from 13arts.

Once I got the sections on I added some DecoArt glitter to the moon which has give it some texture and sparkle (not that you can see the sparkle here).

After that I added Claire Bear and then added the Happy Halloween sentiment which was cut from black card using a Sizzix letter set.

Hope you like my inspiration for today - I though it might be a little different :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Dream In Darkness - Anything Goes
Ikes World - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes