Sunday, 23 December 2018

Wedding turned Christmas

I've used an unusual stamp for a Christmas card here.  My hubby wanted a van card for a friend, I couldn't find one so I "converted" the digi stamp Just Married from All Dressed Up for him - LOL!!


The image has been coloured with Copics and I've doodled a stitched border round it.  I've borrowed a layout from Sue Hastead (Tanglemouse Cards) that I saw and really liked.  Nearly got it wrong on the diagonal cut about the birds though ooops!


My design papers are all from First Edition and I've added a few green enamel dots to finish (Sue used yellow ones)

Hope you like the card I created today and thank you Sue for the inspiration!
Andrea x


Friday, 21 December 2018

Break Time

I'm sharing my latest creation using Taking a Break today which I created for the new challenge in the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group.  The challenge runs from 20 December to 19 January and the optional twist this time is anything SheepSki (Anything Goes in other words!).



I've coloured the image with Copics, framed it with some black and red card and added a woodchip sentiment from Make It Crafty which I also coloured with Copics.

Have a fantastic Christmas everyone, hope its a happy and peaceful one
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
 Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter - Happy Holidays
Crafting by Designs - Holiday Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Tis the Season
Try It On Tuesday's - Guess Who's Coming - its Santa
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Last Minute Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Monday, 17 December 2018

Holly Angel Freebie At Kit & Clowder

This little cutie is my Holly Angel, created especially for the event.

I've coloured it with Copics and a black polychromos pencil.  I've also added some DecoArt glitter to the hair.

Keeping it simple to showcase the image for you, I've used some black card for framing and some green glitter paper.  Two tiny silver charms and a wooden Noel sentiment to finish.

Hope you enjoy colouring my little angel
Andrea x

I's like to enter this card into the following challenges
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 12
Crafty Friends - Add a Charm
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Add a Little Sparkle
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Cute Christmas

Friday, 14 December 2018

Christmas Post

Wow last challenge of the year with Fussy & Fancy Fridays - where does the time go.  Our whole team is joining in the inspiration for this challenge, the theme is Christmas/New Year.

Seen as I'm behind on Christmas card making I'm added another one to my collection.  I coloured the image ages ago while I was starting to learn to colour with my Copics.  The image then cut with a die.



I've used an image called Hedgehogs Christmas Post from Di's Digi Designs for my inspiration.  You can see I've added some glitter to the snowflakes, this was done with some DecoArt glitter.




Here I've taken a close up of the floral section using beautiful embellies from The Ribbon Girl.  If you want any of these you'd better pop over their shop real quick as they're closing down and have special offers on!!  I've used a white daisy, a red rose, red rose buds, tiny red berries, red berries, beaded stemen, holly leaves and white rose leaves.  The red faux silk ribbon bow was hand tied.


I've used some black card to separate and frame the layers.  My design papers are from Lemoncraft.  My final embellishment are some black gems.

Hope we seen you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Di's Digi Design - For a Child
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 21
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas Time
Christmas Cards all Year Round - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - December
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Scrapping4Fun - Christmas 
Creative Inspirations - Feeling Festive



Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Candle Glow

This is our last challenge at Outlawz Sketch for the year.  For this month we're all picking our favourite sketch for you to use.

This is the sketch I've chosen.  It's perfect for showcasing your coloured images and CAS cards.


My inspiration for you today is using Christmas Candle.  I have a discount code you can use in the shop to get 10% off, just quote SKIANDREA10 at checkout.  I've coloured the image with Copics and a black polychromos pencil.  I've done it as a night scene trying to get some glow from the candle.


The image has been been framed with black card leaving a white border.  The Season's Greetings was created at the time of printing.  Unfortunately its got a little lost with the colouring - ooops

Thanks for popping by we hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Christmas or New Year
Your Scrapbook Place - December
Card Mania - Christmas
The Sketchy Challenges - Christmas
Love to Scrap - Season's Greetings
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Christmas Flowers

Friday, 7 December 2018

A little bauble shine



I've done the image in monochrome using green, I don't usually use green on it's own but I'm so loving how this came out!

There's some embossing enamel scattered around to add some interest.  I've also used a few enamel dots in similar colours to the image.


Framed with black card and green glittery paper - that's me for today.  If you'd like to see some more inspiration with the new images for this month check out the blog and the Facebook group

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Christmas of New Year
Card Mania - Christmas
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

A Favourite Sketch

For December at Outlawz Sketch we're picking our favourite sketches.



So as I've said I've coloured this with Copics.  In the class Alyce takes you through creating a cloud stencil and how to apply this to your background.  I've also used a black polychromos pencil and a white gel pen.

I love being able to colour images like this and then showcase them.  The sketch I've chosen is perfect for this.


We're all picking our favourite sketches so you will have seven sketches to choose from this week.



I've used black card for framing.  My design paper is from Hobbycraft called Watercolour Dreams.  I've used some black card for the banners which were cut suing a Fantasy Die.  At the top of the banners are some purple gems.

I've skipped the middle section from the sketch and used black ric-rak ribbon down the sides of the image which I got from The Ribbon Girl.

The sentiment is from Make It Crafty and has been colour with Copics as well.

Hope you like my inspiration for today, thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you at the challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 11
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Mogan's ArtWorld - Challenge 12


Saturday, 1 December 2018

A Little Sparkle

My card I'm sharing with you tonight has dual purpose.  No 1 it's the freebie that's on offer as part of the Kit & Clowder Advent Event.  And second I've used it for my inspiration for the new Facebook Challenge at All Dressed Up which starts today.



I've coloured the image with Copics and a black polychromos pencil.


Creating a simple card I've scattered some embossing enamel around the image which also contains some blue glitter.  The blue glitter paper I got from Hobbycraft ages ago.  I've finished the card off with a simple Christmas sentiment which is a chippy from Make It Crafty.

Thanks for popping by today and taking a look
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas Is Coming
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Christmas



Polar Gift Bag

We've a new Anything Goes Challenge starting at The Ribbon Girl today, here are the lovely prizes you can win from them this time!

Prize: £10 voucher from Polkadoodles
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/ 

2nd prize is a selection of pink/lilac flowers/ribbons/lace from The Ribbon Girl


https://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/index.php


https://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/index.php
Here's my list of gorgeous Ribbon Girl Goodies I used for this bag.

I've used some other items which I'll add in below as well


In addition to the chevron ribbon and pearl string from The Ribbon Girl you can see a heart paper doily layered in with my design papers.  The Christmas sentiment is from Make It Crafty.  I've left it natural to blend in with the theme of the card.


This section shows a close up of the flower arrangement on the bag and some of the lace.  Lace is merged into the layers of design papers as well as being a feature on the top layer.  I've also used some pearl gems.


This beautiful little polar bear image is a topper from Marianne Design I won as part of a prize at Kerst / Christmas on Facebook the link is here.


This the final picture showing an angled shot of the gift bag, it's going to be part of a special gift for a very special person :)

Thanks for popping by for a look today.  Hope you check out The Ribbon Girl blog and Facebook group where we share more inspiration.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this bag into the following challenges
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Winter Layers
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 11
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything But a Card
Try It On Tuesday's - Winter Wonderland
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes




Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Giraffe Lights

We're sponsored this month by DigiStamps4Joy at Outlawz Sketch.  My inspiration this week is using a little cutie called Giraffe Christmas Lights.  I've coloured the image with Copics then hand cut and oval.


The edges of the image have been distressed, I've added a little white embossing enamel and frames it with some black card cut with a Spellbinders die.

This is our sketch for this week.


I've kinda flipped it over and on its side.  My design papers are from Maja Design and First Edition.



I've added a section of snowflake and heart ribbon I've had in my stash forever.  The winter wishes sentiment is a wooden one I got from Hobby Craft. 

The other embellies are from The Ribbon Girl and the links are here.  White Tiny Pom Pom Trim, Snowy Artificial Pine Cones, Coffee Small Blossoms, Holley Leaves White

Yay Christmas is coming!
Thanks for popping by and taking a look today, we hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes optional use Ribbon
Unicorn Challenge - Use a Sentiment
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas is Coming
ABC Christmas - W for Wishes  X for Xmas
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - November Challenge 
Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 11
Incy Wincy - Square Cards


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Mr Snowman

And now I have a song going through my head......

This image is from DigiStamps4Joy - it's called Mr Snowman.  DigiStamps4Joy are our sponsors at Outlawz Sketch this month.


The image has been coloured with Copics, cut out with a Spellbinders die and then I've used another one to cut the design paper that frames the image.

Here's our sketch for this week


My designs papers are a bit of a mix from Lili of the Valley, Maja Designs and Docrafts.


The final touch I added were the four wooden glittery snowflakes at the corners, you can find these in Hobbycraft.

Thanks for taking a look today, we hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Just Keep On Crating - Anything Goes
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Men's World
Mix It Up - Aperture
Lets Craft & Create - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Winter Layers
Crafty Cardmakers - Lots of Layers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Winter Skater


You won't find this image in my shop yet.  We're playing a game in my Facebook Group to name her.  The person who names her will win a prize and enough of you enter I'll also draw some random winners.  HOWEVER, if you want to see what images I have in my shop you can see them here and get 10%discount off them all by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout.


I've coloured the image with Copics and a black polychromos pencil.  The Season's Greetings sentiment was created at the time I printed the image.  I've scattered three types of embossing enamel around the image to add a sparkly winter look (not that you can see the blue glitter very well in these photos).


She's framed with some black card and red design paper from Lemoncraft.

Thanks for popping by today!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Classic Design Team - Challenge 11
CCC Digi Creations - Winter Time
Creative Inspirations - November Chill
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas Is Coming
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Allsorts - CAS Christmas
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Friday, 16 November 2018

A Mermaids Tail

For my inspiration this time at Fussy and Fancy Fridays I've used Magical Friendship from Tiddly Inks.  Our them for the next two weeks is ANYTHING GOES so it's given me the perfect opportunity to use this stamp that I've have for ages and done nothing with.


The image was coloured with Copics and a white gel pen, the background created by drawing in the clouds freehand.  In this photo you can also see the Hello sentiment from Make It Crafty which I coloured with Copics.

The embellishemts you can see a close up of in these two photos are from The Ribbon Girl

I've also used some white forget me nots.


At the top of the card you can see some 6mm FB Ivory Pearl Trim also from The Ribbon Girl.

The design papers from Lemoncraft and the image have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.  I've also used a few pearl gems.

Thanks for popping by today, looking forward to seeing what you make for the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Tiddly Inks - Devine Dimension
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes option use Ribbon
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Use a Sentiment
Classic Design Team - Challenge 11
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ribbons and Bows
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Dear Santa......

Today I'm sharing my inspiration using Santa's Letter from Digistamps4Joy our sponsors for Outlawz Sketch this month


The images has been coloured with Copics and then fussy cut.  Behind it is black card cut with a Spellbinders die.

This is our sketch for this week


My design paper is from Lemoncraft and I've used some more black card.


There's a strip of snowball ribbon (not sure what it's called) with another skinny ribbon over the top which I got from Crafty Ribbons.

The glittery wooden snowflake embellishments can be found at Hobby Craft in their Christmas selection.

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 Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 11
Your Scrapbook Place - November
Fabrika Fantasy - Christmas or Winter
Craft Rocket - Christmas Is Coming
Digi Doodle Studios - Christmas/Winter
Oddball Art - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Christmas
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes



Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Best Friends

Today I have the honour of joining Try It On Tuesday's as their guest designer.  Their theme for the challenge is Friends and Family.  I've had this image from House Mouse stamped up for ages and through it would be perfect for a winter and friends themed card. 


The image is called Warm Reception.  It's been coloured with Copics,  a white gel pen and a black polychromos pencil.  For the wintery snow I've used some embossing enamel.


Backed with some black card to frame it, I've used a single chevron piece of design paper.  The tiny red banners were cut using a Fantasy die and the Best Friends Sentiment is a wood chip one from Scrapiniec.

Thanks for popping by for a look today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Sketchy Girls - Winter Card
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 20
Creative Inspirations - November Chill
Moving Along with the Times - Winter Animals
Scrapping4Fun - Winter
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
House Mouse - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Mistletoe Kisses

It's new release inspiration day at All Dressed Up.  Wendy has done us some beautiful new images for Christmas :)



The image has been coloured with Copics, a white gel pen and a black polychromos pencil.

The background was created using a technique from a Kit & Clowder colouring class, you can find their website here.


The image had been framed with some black card and some silver design paper from First Edition.  I've added a small wood sentiment which I got from Hobbycraft (last year I think).

You can see more inspiration with the new images in the Facebook Group and on the blog today.

Happy crafting
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - October
Creative Sketchy Girls - Winter Card
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 20
CCC Digi Creations - Winter Time
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 11
Through the Craft Room door - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Another Christmas Snooze

Don't you just love this little guy having a snooze :) He's an image from DigiStamps4Joy our sponsor at Outlawz Sketch this month.  The image is called Festive Snooze.


The images has been coloured with Copics, a black polychromos pencil and a white gel pen.  He's then been cut out with a Spellbinders die.

Here's our sketch for this week.


My design papers are from Maja Design and First Edition.  The skinny ribbon was from Crafty Ribbon's I believe.


A final addition was the sparkly silver Happy Christmas sentiment.

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
Fabrika Fantasy - Christmas or Winter
Craft Rocket - Christmas is Coming
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas  - Challenge 410
Digi Doodle Studios - Christmas  / Winter
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Get Ready for Christmas
Incy Wincy - Christmas
Dream Valley - Use Dies and Punches