Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Teal Roses

Our awesome sponsor for October at Outlawz Sketch is Aurora Wings!

I've chosen to use Weeping Rose for my inspiration today.


The images has been coloured with Copics.  I had to do it in a bit of a rush (I got a bit behind with my hols last week) so I've given it a colour wash and added lots of texture to the petals.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks


I found the perfect design papers to go with the image.  They're from Studio Light.


I've also used some black card.  I tried to add the embellies as per the sketch to my card but it just kept taking it away from the beautiful image and gorgeous design papers.  So I decided to go plain without them for this time :)

Thanks for popping by for a look today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges

Pammies Inky Pinkies - Challenge 1939
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge 10
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 9
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Love it when a plan comes together!!

Our Facebook Challenge at All Dressed Up this month is Autumn / Halloween.  I've been wanting to colour up this image Bon Voyage again for a while, but was having trouble working out how I could fit it into this challenge.


I was off last week and looking at my Kit & Clowder colouring classes.  I spotted an autumn one and then some leaves which were a bonus colouring class.  Then I got an idea.  Colouring leaves like a mad thing I did loads and fussy cut them out.  I've used them on my two autumn DT inspiration cards this month.

All the colouring was done with Copics.


My design paper is from Lili of the Valley and I've used some black card.  Only other thing I added were a couple of birds into my background with a pen.

Don't forget we also have a blog challenge at All Dressed Up, and you can see more inspiration the Facebook Group.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Craft Cottage - For the Men in Your Life
Crafty Gals Corner - Autumn Colours
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 9
Cardz 4 Guyz - Trees / Leaves
PINspirational - Autumn inspiration
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 10

Just a little autumn thing

It's been a while since little Finnian has had an airing.  I thought I'd use him in my inspiration for our latest challenge at SheepSki Designs Blog Challenges.  Our theme for this month is Autumn.



He's been coloured with Copics and I've scattered some embossing enamel down one side of the rough path I'd sketched in.

The leave which I've overloaded over the last few days (you'll also see them in my next card) are from a bonus Kit & Clowder Colouring Class.  I fussy cut them after I'd coloured them.


My design paper is from Lili of the Valley and Joy Crafts and I've also used some black card.  The Autumn sentiment was cut out using letter dies.

My final addition are four tiny wooden hearts made into butterflies.

Hope you like my inspiration for the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampers - Use a Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner - Fall Colours
PINspirational - Autumn
Crafty Cardmakers - Add a Critter
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun - Vintage Autumn
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 10
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Lil Christmas Pup

I'm honoured to be joining CRAFT Challenge as a GDT this week.  Their theme is Animals this time.  I'm using an image from Sweet n Sassy called Christmas Puppy.


The image has been coloured with Copics and then fussy cut.

My design papers are from First Edition and I've also used some black card.


I've tied some twine in matching colours, added . few golden snowflake charms and a large wooden glittery snow flake to finish :)

Thanks for popping by for a look.
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Studio - Birds and Beasts
ABC Christmas - Sparkle & Texture
Through the Purple Haze - Fur-tastic
Christmas At Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
LeAnn's World - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Sunday, 22 September 2019

A Little Hello

We're sharing some more inspiration today with Wendy's new release images from All Dressed Up.



After colouring the image I decided to do a vintage styled card.  The image was coloured with Copics, cut it a Spellbinders die, the edges distressed with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz and then two different types of embossing enamel scattered around the edges.

My papers are fro Lemoncraft, distressed and cut with a Fantasy Die.


Behind the image is a section of cream lace, my white paper flowers and leaves were also distressed with Vintage photo ink.  Finally i've added a sentiment from Make It Crafty coloured with Copics and some pearl gems.

You can see some more inspiration today from the Dressy Girls on the blog and in the Facebook Group.

Thanks for popping by today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Dies & Punches
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

A Favourite Returns

All Dressed Up are sponsoring Outlawz Sketch this month.  I've used one of my favourites that's back available in the shop called Party Frock


I've coloured the image with Copics then fussy cut her.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks.


I've used design paper from Lemoncraft, 13Arts and some black card.

The panel behind the image has been cut with a Spellbinders die.



To finish the card I've used some teal ribbon and a sentiment from Make It Crafty coloured with Copics.

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
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Add Ribbon and / or Bow
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 9
Sweet Stampers - Use a Sentiment
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes

Monday, 16 September 2019

After work shopping trip

That's what this image reminds me of :)

I'm honoured to be a guest designer with Rabisco Challenge this month.  Their sponsor is Cute as a Button.  The image is called Christmas Shopping.


I've coloured the image with Copics and framed it with some black card and doodling.


My design paper is from 13Arts, I've used some matching satin ribbon my neighbour was kind enough to give me, a couple of blue paper flowers and a sentiment from Scrapiniec coloured with Copic.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Pearly Sparkles - Add Ribbon and / or a bow
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - For a Lady / Girl
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Oddball Art - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Christmas at CRAFT




The image has been coloured with Copics the cut out with a die.  The frame around it was cut from black card using the same die.  I've used some white embossing enamel for the snow on the image.

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


Trimmed with some pom pom trim, golden snow flakes (wooden and metal) and a Make It Crafty sentiment coloured with Copics.

Hope to see you join the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
CCC Digi Creations - For a Child
Ike's World - I for Icy
ABC Christmas - Sparkles and Textures
Winter Wonderland - Use Your Favourite Embellies
Di's Digi Design - Hand Coloured Image
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Pile It On
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Love to skate.....

I've been busy this weekend creating, I coloured this image Winter Warm Up with Copics last night and have just finished the card this afternoon so I can share it with you.




This card is stock full on my favourite techniques and embellies :)
Around the image I've scattered some embossing enamel.  All my papers (from Lili of the Valley) and the image have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.

The sentiment I created at the time of printing, originally I can going to do a CAS style card but changed my mind as soon as I started colouring her.


I've used two different Fantasy Dies, some purple papers flowers and a strip of flowery lace that made me think of snowflakes when I turned it upside down.


Thanks for popping by for a look
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Winter Wonderland - Use your favourite embellies
Craft Rocket - Monochrome
ABC Christmas - Sparkle & Textures
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes


Saturday, 7 September 2019

Pollen Fairy

I have a love of bees, my outdoor pots at home have lots plants in them just for them!  That's what inspired me to create this image called Pollen Fairy.



The image was printed large and coloured with Copics to showcase it.

The edges of the image and the black card framing it were distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.


All I've added is DecoArt glitter to the fairies dress and shoes and a sentiment made up from Tim Holtz stickers.

Hope you're all having a great weekend 
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Moving Along with the Times - Things with Wings
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Flowers
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Things with Wings
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Love my shoes!



The image has been coloured with Copics.  I was a little slapdash around the window frame so I've gone over this with a white gel pen.  In the sky I've used some embossing enamel.



I coloured this image in a bit of a rush and didn't really think about design papers until after.  After shuffling through several paper I picked some from Joy Craft.  The image and black card framing it were both distressed with a Tonic solutions tool.

The final thing I added was a Birthday sentiment.
Thanks for popping by for a look today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Challenge 1935
Classic Design Team - Challenge 9
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Vintage style

We're being sponsored this month by All Dressed Up at the Outlawz Sketch challenge.



The image has been coloured with Copics.  I've cute the image out with a Spellbinders die, the edges were then distressed with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz.  I've then sprinkled two different colours of embossing enamel around the image.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks


My design papers are from First Edition and Lemoncraft (also distressed with the same ink).

Underneath the image is a section of lace (instead of paper).  I've also added a couple of sections of film strip from Tim Holtz.


My final embellishments are some brown rose organza trim, a couple of paper flowers and a tiny resin photo frame.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampers - Dies and / or Punches
Allsorts - Feminine
Creative Knockouts - Something to Say
Crafty Friends - Add Embellishments
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Angel Tag





The image has been coloured with Copics.  I've then scattered some embossing enamel on to add to the starry night sky effect.

I thought about it for a while then decided to make a Christmas tag.  I'm quite into recycling my old cardboard at the moment, so off I went for a rummage in the kitchen to see what cardboards I could find.  I've ended up using a tonic water box :)


Here you can see the die cut tag.  I've used some sparkly white paper to frame the image.  I've added some tiny silver star charms to the tag.  Finally I found a selection of ribbons to add :)

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

I'd like to enter this tag inot the following challenges
Sweet Stampers - Dies and / or Punches
Not Just Cards - August
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 8
Creative Moments - Anything Goes optional lovely ladies
Di's Digi Design - Ribbon and / or lace
Allsorts - Feminine
My Time to Craft - Fantasy
Moving Along with the Times - Things with Wings






Florals

Our challenge this month at All Dressed Up in the Facebook Group is to add a Flower.

So I've decided this time to use one of Wendy's beautiful flower images.  This one is called Jam Jars.  I've printed the image large and used just one of the three, colouring it with Copics and fussy cutting it to add to the card.


My design paper is from First Edition and I've also used some black card.

The background behind creating a sunburst was created using a Tim Holtz stencil, tangerine and black inks.  I've also added some embossing enamel.

All of the papers / card were distressed with a Tonic Solutions tools.


My final additions were some orange enamel dots and a happy birthday sentiment from Make It Crafty coloured with Copics.

Don't forget as well as our challenges in the group we also have blog challenges which you can find here.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Classic Designs Team - Challenge 9
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Try It On Tuesday's - In my Garden There Is - https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2019/08/in-my-garden-there-is.html
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Time Out - Challenge 143
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Orange POP!!

Wendy from All Dressed Up has re-released some images in her shop this month.  I'm sharing a little inspiration with Full of Grace today.  You can find more inspiration by the Dressy Girls on the blog and in the Facebook Group today.


I've made a monochrome card for my inspiration using Copics and given her a pop of colour with a stripe in her hair!

To add a little interest I've added a few sequins.


The design paper is from 13Arts and I've also used some black card.

Thanks for popping by for a look today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 8
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge 8
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 32
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Quick, messy n fun!

We were a little short on inspiration this month for our Facebook Challenge at SheepSki Designs.  So I decide to knock up a quick messy card using a new image called Flowering Cherry.



The image was coloured in pastel peaches and greens with Copics.  I've not gone for the full detail, but just added a little texture to the flowers.  Once I'd done this I fussy cut the image our.

Inspired by my friend Shylaa who used to be on my DT I decided to do a mixed media style card.

On a blank piece of card I used a Tim Holtzz stencil and modelling paste.  I heat dried this, splashed some DecoArt acrylic shimmer paint on.  Drying this again with a heat gun i sprinkled some embossing enamel on top and heated again.  All about the heating this card LOL!!


When it was all dry I distressed the edges, added the image and a Make It Crafty chippy sentiment coloured with Black Copic.  The sequins once I'd glued them on I also heated.  I was trying to dry the card so I could take a photo.  During the process the sequins melted slightly and the surface changed to matt - I really loved them and think I'll try this on purpose again!

Anyway - here a bit of messy quick inspiration in a mixed media style ;)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Gals Corner - Emboss It
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Through The Crafty Room Door - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday's - In my Garden There is....
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes



Mini sunflowers

Well I suppose they're daisies really :)  I've coloured them like mini sunflowers!  This is an image you  can find at Imagine That called Bouquet For... our current sponsor at Outlawz Sketch.

This is my inspiration for our current sketch challenge.


I've coloured the image with Copics, cut it out with a Speillbinders die and then distressed it.  The black card behind was cut with another Spellbinders die.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks


My design paper is from First Edition (also distressed) and I've also used some more black card.



Nice and simple today with just a butterfly embellishment.

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
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 8
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 8
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 31
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Design - Circles
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Hand Coloured Image

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Night time sparkle tag

I've found a little more time to play with the new All Dressed Up stamps from Crafteezee :)

This one is called Time to Sparkle, you can find it here in their shop.

She's also a little more inspiration for our current Facebook Challenge Fantasy / Wings


Once I'd coloured the image I though I'd better take a photo in case my next stage ruined it!

I coloured the image with Copics and used a die tag to cut it out and the sparkly paper behind the image.


A Little embossing enamel was sprinkled onto the texture sky to give a starry night sky effect.


Finally I added a tiny silver star charm and the ribbons for attaching the tag.

Hope you like my little extra inspiration for this challenge.
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this tag into the following challenges
Love to Scrap - Shape Shift
Stamping Sensations - Things with Wings
Sweet Stampers - Dies and / or Punches
Crafty Friends - Ribbon and or / Lace
The Paper Shelter - Dies / Punches
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-namic
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 8
Cardz for Galz - Wings
Creatalicious - Anything Goes optional add some sparkle
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes