Wednesday, 22 May 2019

One I don't Usually Use

Today I'm sharing some inspiration with one of Wendy's new release images for May :)

I'v used a colour combination I don't usually use for this card.  I'm loving how if came out though, I definitely need to use it again.  I've used Copics to colour the image.  Using a little of a very pastel shade of each to give it a soft glow behind the image.

I've not used any embellishments for this one just design papers from Hobbycraft and Lemoncraft.  The Lemoncraft paper was cut with a die which I got from Dies to Die for at one of my Copic colouring  classes with Faye :)

Hope you like my inspiration for today.  You can see more from the Dressy Girls today on the challenge blog and in the Facebook Group

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Morgan's ArtWorld - May Challenge
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafting with An Attitude - Anything Goes 
Crafter's Castle - Challenge 17
613 Avenue Create -Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Use Ink
World Wide Open Deign Team - Challenge 5
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge no 19
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

All about the hearts

So I've done something very different for me this time.  The sketch at Outlawz and the papers Bonnie (from WeAre3) has let us use for our DT inspiration got me thinking about a sentiment only card.  I nearly always do images.  I thought the hearts went so well with the wood chip sentiment :) 

Here's our sketch for this challenge

The paper I've used are from We Are Three's Really Simple digital paper, I've also used a piece of left over wood effect paper, with some red and black card.  This one as you can see involved lots of layering.

I've used a double strip of ric rac in red and black to match the theme, the wood chip sentiment from Scrapiniec has been coloured with Copics.  My only other addition is a single red rose.

Hope you like my inspiration for today, we hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Your Scrapbook Place - May
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes

Monday, 6 May 2019


I'm here today introducing Elsa properly.  She featured in a recent card I made using Honey n Money.  She was an added extra to the Owl and Pussy cat tale by request from one of my friends :)

I've used Copics to colour her with, then added a little black & white polychromos and while gel pen.

I've kept the design simple to showcase the image adding some yellow neon enamel dots, a couple of silver dragonfly charms and a birthday sentiment from Scrapiniec coloured with black Copic.

The design paper is from Studio Light and I've also added a little doodling for interest.

She's been created for a special birthday coming up soon :)

Thanks for popping by
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Clean and Simple
A Perfect Time to Craft - May
Crafting by Designs - May Anything Goes
Love to Craft - May Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Rabisco - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Mini Vintage Style Canvas

I've made this canvas in mind of our current challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge blog where the theme is FLOWER POWER!

The image has been coloured with Copics then fussy cut to add to the canvas, which took AGES!
The canvas measures 18 x 13cm just to give you an indication of size.

I've used a stencil from Tim Holtz and some modelling paste to create the background.  Once the background was dry I painted it with white gesso and acrylics.

Again I waited for this to dry, then highlighted the stencil with Metallic Gilding Polish in Pearl Lustre to add some shine.

At the lefthand side I've added a strip of white lace.  I then added the fussy cut rose image.  At this point I used a DecoArt Shimmer Mister to add the shimmering spots you can see across the canvas.

On top of this at the left some Dusty Attic honeycomb chipboard.  Next I added on the resin butterflies and finally the sentiment created with Idea-Ology Big Chat stickers.

I loved creating this I just wish I had much more me time to be able to do things like this for gifts!

Thanks for popping by for a look today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this canvas into the following challenges
A Inky Mess - Challenge 30
More Mixed Media - April
Not Just Cards - April
Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Paper
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 4
Try It On Tuesdays - Things with Wings
Pearly Sparkles - Traci's Recipe - Pink / Pearl / Sparkles
The Crafter's Cafe - Make Your Own Background
Digi Doodle Studios - Sparkle / Shimmer

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Pink Florals

Second post of today :)

1st of the month mean we have a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group.  This month we'd love you to share your All Dressed Up creations in your favourite colour (s).

We seem to have a few pink fan amongst the Dressy Girls so I apologise if you see lots of pink creations in there this time!  You will of course find some other colours.

I've used Flower Market for my inspiration, created for my Mother in Laws Birthday coming up in May.  I've coloured the image in Copics in various pink shades.

I'd printed the image large to showcase it.  Around the image I've scattered two different colours of embossing enamel.

I've sketched a few birds into the background with a pen.

And finally mounted it all onto so very loud pink design paper from Lemoncraft.

Hope we see you at the challenge.

Don't forget we also have a blog challenge which you can find here.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Stamping Sensations - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Sweet Stampers - Birthday / Celebrate
Dream Valley - Pink Birthday
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 4
My time to Craft - Spring Flowers
Creative Sketch Girls - Flowers

Sketch Time

Yes it's come round so fast the first Wednesday of the month, which also happens to be the 1st so it's a busy day!

Soooo.... I'm actually doing something unusual for me for this inspiration.  I'm just using the design papers and a sentiment.

The design paper I've used is from the Little Garden collection of papers, I've chosen this one because I just love the pops of red in the flowers.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks.

Moved the flowers over to the bottom left corner instead of the right on this sketch so I could showcase Bonnie's beautiful papers.  Here's a close up of my red flower section.

The papers were distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.  Apart from We Are 3 papers I've also used some red card and a section that was left from some Lily of the Valley paper.

I've used some lace, tiny silver dragonfly charms and a Scrapiniec Birthday sentiment.

Thanks for popping by for a look at what I've created for the Outlawz Sketch challenge this time, hope we see you there

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Pile It On - Lots of Layers
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Floral
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Monday, 22 April 2019

Doing a Double

We're sharing our new release inspiration at All Dressed Up today.  This is the second instalment of the month :)

We're a it short on DT ladies a at the moment so I've done a double.

The first image is Pretty Lashes you can find her in Wendy's shop here.  I've coloured her with Copics and than fussy cut her.

The design paper is from 13 Arts, I've also used some Kraft and some left over scraps that I cut into banners with a Fantasy die.

I've used a stencil to add a little extra interest to the design paper.  A few sequins, rhine stones and a Birthday sentiment from Make It Crafty coloured with Copic.

The second image is a cute easter bunny, the image is called Happy Easter and you can find it here in Wendy's shop.

I've coloured with image with Copics, sprinkles some embossing enamel around the edges, distressed the edges and added a few enamel dots to add some interest.

My design papers are from First Edition (also distressed) and I've also used some black card.  Finishing off I've used a few black gems.

You can find more inspiration by the Dressy girls today on the challenge blog and in the Facebook group.

Thanks for poppy by today. I hope you've all had a fantastic Easter <3
Andrea x


I'd like to enter Pretty Lashes into the following challenges
The Paper Shelter - Birthday Card 
Sweet Stampers - Birthday / Celebrate
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes 


I'd like to enter Happy Easter into the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Flowers
Pearly Sparkles - Flowers or Showers
Craft Animals - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 25
Creative Inspirations - Easter Wishes and / or Animals
Crafty Gals Corner - Easter is on It's Way
Dream Factory - Easter