Wednesday, 11 December 2019

All cuddled up for Christmas

Wow can you believe it's nearly half way through December already!   I just need to make a few final quick Christmas cards if I can find time :)

Today is our new Sketch Challenge day at Outlawz, our sponsor for this month is Knitty Kitty Digis.


I'm using CatNap for my inspiration today and have managed to go all Christmas with the image hee hee....

I coloured it with Copics going for a monochrome look, I just did one tiny pop of pink on the cats nose.

The images was cut out with a Spellbinder die and distressed with Vintage Photo ink fro Time Hotlz.  I've then cut some design paper from Lili of the Valley using another scalloped Spellbinders die.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks.


My tree design papers is from Lili of the Valley.  I've added a wooden tree embellishment and some Scrapberry gems in chocolate brown.



The banner I printed and then cut out diagonally to go across the card.  Once taped on I drew on the paw prints :)

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty friends - Christmas
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Christmas Without Red or Green
Arty Diva's - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Moon light

Little love birds sitting int he moonlight on a snowy hill, of course you don't have to colour this image with a night sky background - that's just me I'm a little obsessed with them at the moment.

You can find this image Cool Couple in the shop here, where you can get 10% off by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout.


I'm showcasing the image today so I printed it large, then coloured with with Copics.  The magical starry background was created using a sponge and I've also added some embossing enamel.


Behind the image is a piece of silver glitter paper.  I've used a tiny silver start charm and a wooden sentiment from Hobby Craft.

Thanks for popping by for a look today
Andrea x

PS don't forget to look out for the Kit & Clowder Advent freebie events, we're sponsoring day 6, you can get 30% off shop images until the end of December

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Try It on Tuesday's - Christmas is Coming
Classic Design Team - Challenge 12
Crafty Card Makers - Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 48
Lets Craft & Create - Anything Goes optional Let it Snow
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge 12
Dream Valley - Christmas

Monday, 9 December 2019

Catch

So struggling to keep up with everything and make cards, I knew I should have been more organised earlier in the year - ooops!

I've finally had change to colour up Catch which you can find here in the shop.  If you're luck enough to find the voucher code in Kit & Clowder you can get 30% off all my images until the end of December.  If you haven't found it yet you can still get 10% off by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout :)


So I've done a very simple frosty colouring of the image using Copics and kept it a simple style to showcase the image.

I've doodles a few birds flying in the background to add a little something extra.


I've mounted the image onto red card, added some snowtex to the giant snowball the penguins are playing catch with. I've also added some DecoArt glitter to that and the mini ice bergs the penguins are sitting on.

My final thing was to add the sparkly red glitter sentiment from HobbyCraft.

Hope you're all doing better at making Christmas cards than I am :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
My Time to Craft - Christmas Scene
Di's Digi Design - Animals Acting Like Humans
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 12
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes optional doodling
Time Out - Merry & Cheerful
Sweet Stampin - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Cold and Frosty
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Christmas Cuties
Crafty Card Makers - Christmas

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Sledging Puppy

Today is out new release inspiration day at All Dressed Up.  I'm using Sledging Pup you can find it here in Wendy's Shop.  Have you ever seen anything so adorable!


I've coloured the image with Copics, the background has some embossing enamel scattered for snow and added a few snowflake stickers I had in my stash.


I've used a shaped card so had to hand cut the design paper from Lili of the Valley and the white card to frame the image by hand.

I've finished it off with a sentiment from Scrapiniec coloured with Copics.

You can see more inspiration on the challenge blog and in the Facebook Group today.

Thanks for taking a look today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - S for Snow
Cardz 4 Galz - Cute Christmas
Through the Purple Haze - Let It Snow
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Christmas Scene

Friday, 6 December 2019

My Spy ;)

It's out turn at SheepSki Designs for the Kit & Clowder Advent Calendar Event.  We have a freebie, discount code and game going on so make sure you check it out so you don't miss out!

I decided to create a simple silly image, the pooch in the middle having false antlers trying to spy on those reindeers :)



The image has been coloured with Copics, then added to some design paper from First Edition.  I've also used some Kraft.


Some old burlap string, glitter enamel dots and a Christmas sentiment from Make It Crafty complete the look.

Thanks for popping by, hope you enjoy using the image
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Scrapping4Fun - Christmas
Cardz4Guyz - Christmas Critters
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun
Dream Valley - Christmas
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes



Sunday, 1 December 2019

Aurora Borealis Effect


One of mine is colouring and I love learning some new techniques to add to my images.  The latest one from Kit & Clowder is colouring an Aurora Borealis effect.  If you don't know me already I love doing night sky scenes so this was right up my street!




Here's my finished card, I've done a CAS style to show off the colouring just adding in some white card cut with a die which is part of a set I got from Dies to Die For.

The Winter Wishes wooden sentiment I've had in my stash for a while.


Here's a close up on the image coloured with Copics.  The snow in the background is a combination of white gel pen and white embossing enamel.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations - Winter Blues
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 11
Cardz 4 Guyz - Icy Cold
Scrapping4Fun - Winter
Crafty Cardmakers - No Patterned Paper
Little Red Wagon - Snow Much Fun
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes


A few of my favourite things

Today the December Facebook Challenge goes live at All Dressed Up, our theme for this month is YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS.  This means it's pretty much anything you want! (as long as you're using an All Dressed Up image)

We're also first up on the Kit & Clowder Advent Calendar events and this is the freebie image.  that's part of the reason I've chosen to use it.

This image is called Christmas Baubles.


I have so many favourite it was hard to pick what to do.  This was what I went with in the end,  colouring with Copics in monochrome with a pop of pink,  using a fairy image.  At the moment I'm also loving using embossing enamel and sparkles!


I've used some silver glitter paper from Hobby Craft, a silver glittery start which you can find in their wedding section and a sparkle sentiment from Make It Crafty coloured with black and grey Copics and then coated with DecoArt glitter to add more sparkles, unfortunately it was hard to photograph that bit!

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

Hope you manage to grab the freebie and join in the Christmas fun!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Cardz 4 Galz - Get Ready for Christmas
Crafty Carmakers - No Patterned Paper
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Christmas
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
PINSpirational Challenge 252

Thursday, 28 November 2019

CRAFT Challenge 537

Today is my final GDT card for CRAFT Challenge, thank you for having me as your Guest Designer this month <3  Our theme this month is Inspired by a Book

The challenge is sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls and Sweet & Sassy.

I had this image, Birthday Cake Cocoa and though it would be perfect.  The book I'm using today for my inspiration is Little Mouse's Birthday Cake.


The image has been coloured with Copic and a white gel pen.  I've sprinkled some embossing enamel around the image and cut it out with a Spellbinders die then distressed it with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Hotlz.  The stitching was drawn on with a pen.  Behind the image is a piece of black card cut with a Spellbinders die to frame the image.


It's the first time I've made a round card, the design paper was hand cut to shape and is from First Edition.  To finish I've added a few silver star charms and a birthday sentiment from Make It Crafty.

Thanks for dropping by
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 46
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Challenge 126
Arty Divas - Challenge 9
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Dream Factory - No Reservations
Cutie Pie - Add an Animal
A Place to Start - Caffeinated Tones
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Just because.....

We're sponsored by Createful Heart this month at Outlawz Sketch.  The image I'm using for my inspiration today is Hettie's Daisy, you can find it here.


I've coloured the image with Copics then frames it with black card.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks


My design papers are from First Edition, I picked some lovely bright ones to go with the colouring of the image.  I've used a Fantasy die with some scrap paper to make the tiny yellow banners.


The card has been finished with some tiny silver dragonfly charms, a wooden flower button and a sentiment made from Tim Holtz stickers :)
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
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
Ikes World - K for Kindness
Creative Craft Cottage - Add Buttons and / or Bows
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Add an Animal
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Challenge 1947


Thursday, 21 November 2019

CRAFT Challenge 536

I'm honoured to be a Guest Designer at CRAFT this week.  The challenge theme is Make Your Own Embellishment!  The sponsors for this week are QKR Stampede and Colour of Love.


I had a few QKR images in my stash so decided to use Bringing a Tree which you can find here.  The image has been coloured with Copics and the edges distressed with Vintage Photo ink.  Behind the image are deep red and Kraft card to frame it.


I must admit to being terrified by the challenge, I've never made my own embellishments before.  I thought I'd try my hand a my own banner.  Digging around in my Christmas design paper stash I fished out a few with similar tones.  I cut triangles and folder them over gluing them to some string - YAY!! It worked :D

I just finished the card off with a Christmas sentiment from Make It Crafty coloured with Copic.

Thanks for popping by for a look, I'll look forward to commenting on your cards!

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
PINspirational - Challenge 252
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Challenge 1946
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Colour Craft Crafty - Challenge 45
Christmas@Sweet Stampin - Trees
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas Colours

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The tale behind the image



The image has been coloured with Copics


So why did I draw them?  I loved my Snowmen Selfie image and was think about doing another grouped image.  I went to a garden centre recently and the place was full of gnomes for Christmas!  I even bought a mini one to put on our tree :) So I got thinking about gnomes and selfies and all the funny faces people do when having their picture taken.  This was the result.


So going back to the card, I printed the image large, distressed the edges with a Tonic Solutions tool.  I finished off with my favourite at the moment, white embossing enamel to make the snow and a wood chip sentiment from Scrapiniec.

Thanks for popping by for a look
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Double D - What is your Christmas Style (non-traditional colours & images)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Deign Team - Challenge 11
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Rudolf's Little Helper

Oh dear I seem to be getting into gnomes a bit.  I've drawn this one, Rudolf's Little Helper which you can find in the shop here, and Garden Party you can find here.  You can blame Tong Garden Centre.  I went Christmas shopping there a few weeks ago and the place is filled with gnomes LOL!!


I've coloured the image with Copics, the snow is a combination of Snowtex, DecoArt Glitter and Stampendous embossing enamel.  I just wanted a really snowy scene for this one.


At the top you can see white card cut with an icicle die, I've then added DecoArt glitter to it.  The card is frames with Kraft card and I've finished off with a sentiment from Hobby Craft.

Getting into the spirit my hubby is a bit Bah Humbug coz I keep singing Christmas songs to myself, snigger!!

Thanks for popping by for a look :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Stockings or other winter clothing
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - November Challenge
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 11
Crafty Friends - Christmas
My Time to Craft - Christmas Animals
Fab N Funky - Add Some Sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Forest Animals
Cute Card Thursday - Festive

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Wishing it was summer

I have the happy honour today of joining Rabisco challenge as a Guest Designer.

We have two sponsors All Dressed Up and Lia StampsI'm actually using just one of the girls from Wendy's Summer Hols image which you can find here.  It's pretty chilly and miserable here in the UK so I thought it a lovely image to use making me think of warmer summer days :)


The image have been coloured with Copics.  I've used a die cut on some black card and design paper from 13 Arts.


I've kept the card in a clean and simple design just adding a few gems and a sentiment from Scrapiniec coloured with black Copic.

Hope you like my inspiration for today, thanks for popping by
Andrea x
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 11
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Cute and Girly
LeAnn's World - Anything Goes
Lets Craft & Create - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Challenge 44
Alphabet Challenge - Q for Quick & Easy
Morgan's Artworld - Challenge 11

Thursday, 14 November 2019

CRAFT Challenge 535 - Christmas

CRAFT Challenge for this week is Christmas.  I'm honoured to be invited to take part as a guest designer.  Even better, using one of my favourite artists Lizzy from Oddball Art.  I really miss designing regularly with her images.


As well as Oddball Art, we have another popular sponsor this week - Morgan's Artworld!


The image, which I printed really large, has been coloured with Copics.  Creating a single layer card I've let the colouring have full impact.


A scattering of white embossing enamel for snow and a Happy Christmas sentiment from Scrapiniec complete it.

Hope you like my inspiration for today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Stockings or Other Winter Clothing
Digi Doodle Studios - Christmas / Winter 
CCC Digi Creations - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas / Winter
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas / Winter
Cardz 4 Guys - All Wrapped Up
Try it on Tuesdays - Cold Cold Cold
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes




Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Snowy Truck

A new month and a new sponsor at Outlawz Sketch.  I love this image Worn Out Truck from Createful Heart.

I'm trying to get into Christmas card mode so I've decided to make a wintery scene for this one.

The image is coloured with Copics, I've scattered some white embossing enamel for snow as well as using a white polychromos pencil.  For the snow on the truck and ground I've used Snowtex.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks.


My design paper has been in my stash for ages, it's from Bo Bunny and I've used some black card.


The sentiment is a Scrapiniec on and I've used some black pearls to finish.

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
Creative Sketchy Girls - Make a Christmas Card
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Winter Blues
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Christmas
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes


Thursday, 7 November 2019

Autumn Owl

I'm a little late sharing my new release image inspiration for All Dressed Up tonight.  The weather has been really miserable all day and floods have held me up.



I've coloured with image with Copics and a white gel pen.  The clouds were done by colouring the background pale blue and then sketching in the clouds with a darker marker.  I then blended out.  I love the way they've come up all fluffy!



I've doodle a few birds into the background, sprinkled some embossing enamel with blue glitter around, distressed the edges of the image with a Tonic solutions tool, finally added a sentiment from Make It Crafty chippies.

Pop over to the challenge blog and Facebook Group to see more inspiration today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampers - Autumn or Halloween
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 10
Sparkles - Forever Autumn
Try It On Tuesday's - Colours of Autumn
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - November challenge
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Fall / Holiday
Incy Wincy - Animals
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Friday, 1 November 2019

Just so happy

This has got to be one of my favourite images from Wendy :)  You can find It's Snowing here in her Etsy shop



The image has been coloured with Copics, I've scattered white embossing enamel around the image for the snow, it's perfect for this :)

To follow colour scheme of the image I've used black card and design paper from Joy Craft.


My finishing touches are a stripped ribbon from my stash and a sentiment from Make It Crafty coloured with black Copic.


Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 10
PINspirational - Challenge 250
CRAFT - Winter
Cute Card Thursday's - Christmas / Holidays
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas
The Paper Shelter - Make It Square
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Vintage White

This is the last image for the month from Aurora Wings our sponsor of the month over at Outlawz Sketch.

I've used Clara today, you can find her here.


The image has been coloured with Copics.  I wanted her to have a white vintage styles dress and I've achieved this using warm greys.  The pop of colour has been given to the nutcracker toy she's holding.

Around the images I've scattered some white embossing enamel.

The edges of the image and all my papers have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.  The image has also been distressed with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz to take away some white.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks.


My design paper is from Maya Design and I've also used some dark red card.


Behind the image your can see some cream satin ribbon edged in gold.  I've finished it off with a wooden sentiment from Hobby Craft and a tiny wooden holly embellishment that I found at the bottom of one of my boxes ;)

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Sketchy Girls - Make a Christmas Card
Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Challenge 1943
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes