Sunday, 19 November 2017

Wings

I decided to sketch in some clouds behind her and one so she looks like she's standing on one.  The image was coloured with Copics and polychromos pencils.  Only coz I didn't quite get the Copic colouring right and I needed a little more depth of shading in there  LOL!

She's been finished off with some distressing of the image edges creating a single layer card.  A few rhine stones adding a bit of interest and bling / magic to the card.

Hope you like my angel
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create & Makes - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Clean and Simple
Stamping Sensations - One Layer Christmas Card
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things with Wings
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Cozy Christmas

Have you seen this beautiful image from Createful Heart - it's called Christmas Eve Kitty.  If you want to practice some colouring it's just perfect!
I've coloured the image using Copics and framed it with some black card.

The design papers are from Docrafts, Santoro and Lili of the Valley.

To embellish the card I've added some black gems and some wooden number I got in Hobbycraft.

Hope you love creation
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Createful Heart - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge 11
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Cats Only Challenge - #24
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes


Nut Roast for Christmas

Perfect Christmas card for Veggie - LOL!!

I've turned an autumn image from our sponsor TLC at Outlawz Sketch into a Christmas card.  I have no idea where I get my ideas from sometimes :)

This image is called Sharing Dinner Squirrels.  I've coloured it with Copics.  It's been cut out with a Spellbinders die, distressed with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz and mounted onto a black frame.  this was cut out of black card using another Spellbinders die.

Here's our sketch for this week.  I've flipped the background but kept the image going in the same direction.


My design papers are from Studio Lite and I've also used some more black card.

No embellishments for this one, just a sentiment from Scrap and Craft coloured with black Copic.

Hope you like my inspiration today and we see you at the challenge ;)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
Get Creative - Holidays
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - November
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create & Makes - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes

Monday, 13 November 2017

Always

Created especially for my mum and dad's anniversary.  I created this card using Ragged Romeo from Mo Manning.  My mum loved orange to I had to do the girl in that colour.  To compliment I've used a dark green for the boy.
The image was coloured with Copics.  In the back group I managed to splodge some ink so I drew a kit in the sky to hide it with pen then added a couple of bird as well.

The design papers were picked out to match the image colours and are from Lemoncraft, Studio Lite and Santoro.  I've also used some black card.  All these were distressed.

I've added an ALWAYS sentiment instead of anniversary, this is from Scrapienic.  There are a couple of tint wooden hearts bought off eBay.  The flowers are all autumn colours and are from The Ribbon Girls and Noor Design.

Hope you like the card I made for them
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Add A Sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - November Card Challenge
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 11
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Huddle

They've been coloured with Copics and cut out with a curved Spelbinders die.  The backing design paper is from Craft and You.

I've just finished the card off with a little DecoArt glitter, a couple of sequins and a few rhine stones.

Hope you love my inspiration for today.

Have fun!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations - Sparkle
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Christmas Time
Fabrika Fantasy - Winter Time
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Christmas
Craft Rocket - Christmas Is Coming
Get Creative - Holidays
Crafting by Designs - Winter Sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let the Sparkle Fly
Create & Inspire  Anything Goes


Friday, 10 November 2017

Winter Warmer

When I was young a friend of the family had a Jack Russell, he was so cute, he was called Jack.  We were also watching The Mask the other week which made me thing of drawing a Jack Russell :)


I've got a whole host of pics of this one as I've been colouring it, I might share if enough people are interested.  I was doing my OLD USUAL colouring with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I'm trying to stop doing this and trying to use one brand at the moment.

Added to the background of Jack I've scattered some embossing enamel and glitter.  He's framed with black card and design papers from Craftwork Cards.  I've also used a scrap left from creating another card.  This and some black card were cut with a Spellbinder die.

I've cut some trees in white card and design paper, using a Marianne Design die.  Added to this is some Snowtex.

I've finished off with a Christmas sentiment coloured in burgundy and some red gems to pick out the red in the scarf.

Hope you love this little guy.
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Christmas Time
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Christmas
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Scrapping4Fun - Winter Wonderland
Moving Along with the Times - Trees
CRAFT - Winter
Crafting by Designs - Winter Sparkle
Cardz4Guys - Oh Christmas Tree
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Shabby Chic Thank You

Our theme for the next two weeks at Fussy & Fancy Friday is Thanks.  At first I was going to create a card with an image but I changes my mind whilst making the card.

I've used design papers from Lemoncraft.  They're been distressed and on the top paper I've scattered some embossing glitter and enamel.

Layers of lace from The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts have been mixed with a wood chip border and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design.
The corner and sentiment are also wood chip elements that I got from Scrap and Craft.  A few rhine stones and a couple of sequins complete the shabby chic look.

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
The Ribbon Girl - November Card Challenge
Crafty Carmakers - Thankful
Classic Design Team - Challenge 19
Creative Inspirations - Sparkle!
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts - Challenge 5

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Tiny antelope


It was Hayley from my DT that asked to to draw this image.  Her son loves unusual wild animals.
I've coloured the image with Copics and framed it with some black card.

I've used a simple layout with design papers from UHK Gallery, Studio Lite and black card.

The only this I've added extra is a "wild" wood chip sentiment, perfect with the image.

Thanks for popping by
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - November
Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Vintage Crow

Here's some more inspiration using TLC images our sponsor at Outlawz Sketch this month.

I've used sepia and dusky ink tones to keep with the vintage look.  The image has been cut out with a Spellbinders die and mounted onto design paper from Maja Design cut with another Spellbinders die to frame it.  It get the distressed look at the edge of the image I used Copic and a blender pen.

Here's our sketch for today


I've used design papers from Prima Marketing, a scrap left from some First Edition paper I'd been using.

To keep with the sketch I've used some stars in a cascade up the left side of the card.  This is a wood chip element I got a Scrap and Craft.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paradise of Stamps - Vintage
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting with An Attitude - Challenge 33
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Createful Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - November

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Winter Night

I'm sharing a single layer card with you today using one of my images Ice and Cubes.  You can find this image here and get 10% off this and any of my images by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout
I've been practising some backgrounds since I managed to actually find time to do a colouring class with Kit and Clowder.  I've done a snow night sky for these bears using my Copics.

The white snow was done using a white gel pen.  I've not added any extras and been brave doing a single layer card, but then the coloured background fills in that scary white space LOL!! :)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Stamping Sensations - One Layer Christmas Cards
Dragonfly Dreams - Winter
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Craft Rocket - Christmas Is Coming
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Christmas
Fabrika Fantasy - Winter Time
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes



Magic Wand

Today is new release day at All Dressed Up.  This beautiful little image is called Magic Wand.

I've taken a photo under the lights so you can see the DecoArt glitter sparkle I've added to her hair and wings.  I've coloured her using ProMarkers.  I've sprinkled some white embossing enamel around the image to add some interest.
The image was cut out with a Spellbinders die and mounted onto design paper cut with another Spellbinders die.

The design papers I've used are from Santoro and First Edition.  The yellow papers and image have been distressed with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz.

I've added a few little extras, some silver star charms, a Merry Christmas sentiment that I got from Scrap and Craft and sprinkled a little embossing enamel and glitter onto the card.

Hope you love my inspiration for today.  We've more new image inspiration on the blog and on Facebook for you today.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Sweet Stampin - Fairies & Fantasy
Craft Rocket - Christmas Is Coming
The 12 Months of Christmas - Optional Star Struck
I Love ProMarkers - Show Us Some Sparkle
Do Al(l)Kreatives - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Sparkle!
Moving Along with the Times - Add a Charm or Tag
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 11
Classic Design Team - Challenge 19



Monday, 6 November 2017

Feelin Blue

I have the honour today of being a guest designer over at The Crazy Challenge.  their theme for the next two weeks is monochromatic - one of my favourites :)

I decided to do a guy card for my inspiration - I never do enough of them.  This image is from Scrapper Delight called Robot Chip 2.  I've coloured is with ProMarkers achieving a very pastel blue.
He's framed with some black card.  I've used design papers from Maja Design and Studio Lite.

I had some Dusty Attic cogs in my stash for ages,  I coloured these with blue ProMarker before putting them onto the card.

My only other embellishment are a few black gems.

Hope you like my inspiration for today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Di's Digis - Monochromatic
Sasayaki Glitter - Colour Blue
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge 189


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Prosecco time


I've chosen to do something non Christmassy and used Prosecco Time.  This is an All Dressed Up image as a rubber stamp by LDRS Creative

The image was coloured with Copics and I've kept it simple to create a classy card.

She's framed with black card, behind this gold glitter card and then finally another layer of black card.


My only sentiment is a wood chip Birthday from Scrapiniec coloured with black Copic.

Hope you love my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge Don't forget we also have a blog challenge :)

Andrea x


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dream Valley - Birthdays
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge - Not More Than 4 (black card, gold card, image, sentiment)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes

A little autumn vintage

We're sponsored by TLC at Outlawz Sketch this month - this was a shop I hadn't come across before.

I've used a combination of images to create this card, all autumn themed.
The leaf and acorn image at the centre has been coloured with Copics.  This is framed by a vintage border and I've also added an autumn sentiment.  The shape of the vintage frame reminded me of the sketch centre for this weeks challenge so I've used this instead of cutting it with a die.

Here's our sketch for this week


Once I'd coloured and cut the image out I distressed the edges with antique linen and vintage photo ink from Tim Holtz.  I've then scattered some embossing enamel around the edges.


I've used design papers from Lili of the Valley, some black ribbon and fours tiny wooden hearts.  I've taken a few liberties with the sketch this week ;)  but you can see the influence is there.
Hope you like my inspiration for this week and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Brown Sugar - Orange, Brown, Green
Sweet Stampers - Halloween or Autumn
Sparkles - Autumn Colours
Creative Sketchy Girls - Autumn
The Crazy Challenge - Colour Combination
Addicted to Stamps - Autumn
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge27
Creative Craft Cottage - Use A Sentiment


Sunday, 29 October 2017

A little gothic christmas

A while ago I won some images from Stars Stampz, this one is Goth Girl.  I had her printed for ages and deciding to have a practice and play with my Copics I coloured her up in grey and purple.

Don't ask me where this idea came from - my head is just filled and always buzzing.

The sentiment you can see next to the image is from Scrapieic and is coloured with black Copic.

I've used design paper from Maja Design and some black card.

Instead of using white for snow I've used some black card.  This was for the snowflakes (Spellbinder label leftovers) and a Memory Box die.

Hope you like my "a little different" Christmas creation :)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes / optional twist Easel
Crafty Friends - Cute
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Though The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Fab n Funky - Christmas


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Hi there

Sharing my latest Outlawz Sketch inspiration today using The "O" Look from our sponsor for the month DigiStamps4Joy.  I love this image it's just so fun!
I've coloured it using Copics.  I've then cut it out with a Spellbinders die and mounted it onto some black card cut with another Spellbinders die.

Here's our sketch for this week 

Even though its a Halloween Sketch I've kept away from that theme this time.

My design papers are from Maja Design.  I've added some wood chip elements and a sentiment from Scrapienic and finished off with a few black gems.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 7
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 27
Createful Heart - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

A little fairy mischief

This is a Christmas Fairy with a bit of a difference, she's not sitting on the top of a tree looking cute instead she's playing with the decorations and getting up to mischief.  Or I suppose you could look at her in another light and she's in awe of the sparkly Christmas bauble.


I've coloured the image with Copics, this is my third attempt LOL!  The first one the card i was using gave some bleed with the red so I had to reprint.  The second time I was doing the ornament and orangy colour but I couldn't get the blending quite right and it looked an awful mess, so I tried to cover it up using red - wish looked too dark!

So in my third attempt I played it same and went to a pale ornament, which I added lashings of DecoArt glitter to get some sparkle.  I've also added the same glitter to her wings.  For a change you can actually se the sparkle in the photos - how often does that happen?

I've given the edges of the image a grungy dark feel as I wanted a fairy magic glow to the card.
The image is back with red and black card to keep in theme with the image.

I've added a few rhine stones for extra bling and interest and finally a Merry Christmas sentiment coloured with black Copic from Crafty Moly.

Happy creating lovelies!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Crafty Cottage - Use A Sentiment
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Challenge 24
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Nuts about you

Today I'm sharing my inspiration for Wendy's new release images at All Dressed Up for October.  This cute little guy is Bushy Tail.  I was going to go way out there and colour it pink at first but I'm loving the seasonal inspiration at the moment.  All the trees are definitely autumnal near us now :)
I still need to get some lessons on how to do fur with Copics.  This was coloured with Copics and then I've aded some more texture with polychromos pencils to make him look furry.

I dug out some old Lili of the Valley papers for this one and a strip of off cut from Maya Design.  All my papers were distressed.  You can probably see I've also used some black and red card in the mix as well.

The sentiment Nuts about you was hand written on and I've also done a bit of doodling around the image frame.

My only embellishment a few wooden hearts

Hope you like my inspiration for today

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Stamping Sensations - Autumn Glory
Your Scrapbook Place - October Challenge
Paradise of Stamps - Autumn / Halloween
Sweet Stampers - Halloween or Autumn
Creative Inspirations - Autumn / Halloween
Scrapping4Fun - Autumn Colours
Creative Knockouts - Fall



Take a simple shoe

I started off by colouring Stappy Sandal in red with Copics.  (You can get 10% off all my images by quoting code SKIANDREA10 at checkout).  I was getting some awful bleed so I reprinted it off on Make It Crafty card stock instead.  I had another go and this time it was much better.  The straps however were so thin and I was worried I'm make a mess so I got the depth by using a black polychromos pencil.
Once coloured I cut it out with a Spellbinder die and used Tim Holtz vintage photo ink on the edges.

This card is for a commission (so you can see why I didn't want to make a mess).  The over all look was with autumn colours.  Below is a close up of some of the flowers I've used from The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts.  I've also added some twigs from Scrapienic.

Below is a close up of the other flower arrangement.  above this you can see the small wooden heart I used.  these can be found in the wedding section at Hobbycraft.

The design papers are from UHK Gallery and Maja Design (all were distressed).  I've also used some back card for the shaped card base.

To finish off I've added a Scrapienic birthday sentiment and some brass letters to make up MUM.  I found these in Hobbycrafty a while ago.

Hope you love my inspiration for today.



Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Noor Design - Fall Colours
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun - Autumn Colours
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes with Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image October
Sparkles - Autumn Colours
The Crafter's Cafe - Shaped Card
Little Red Wagon - Shape it Up