Thursday, 2 July 2020

Pastel Angel Tag


I've decided to join my ladies for the SheepSki challenge blog inspiration.  I usually make a few Christmas tags for my presents so I though this was the perfect opportunity :)



I was in a bit of a rush, my day just is just eating all my time up, so I chose to do very subtle neutral pastel colours.  the image was coloured with Copic and then fussy cut.

I found some glitter paper pad in Hobby Craft before lockdown and I had a lovely chocolate coloured one.

My design paper is an off cut scrap left from some scrapbook papers.


The tag was cut with a die and the design paper trimmed to fit just inside.  There's a winter themed wood chip circle, i think it may be Scrapiniec, I found it in my stash with the labels cut off.  Probably from another project I started and changed my mind :)

Finally after adding the fussy cut angel and dove I added a glittery wooden Happy Christmas sentiment.  Oh and a bit of left over ribbon from when I was on the Ribbon Girl DT.


Andrea x

I'd like to enter this tag into the following challenges
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Layer It Up
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 6
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - All Occasions
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 25
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - June

Little pink smoochy bear

Our theme for July at All Dressed Up in the Facebook Group is FOR THE KIDZ.

I've never made a baby tag before and I had some card to recycle, so here it is :)



The images was coloured with Copics.  Once I'd coloured it I then scattered some embossing enamel for a bit of interest.


Cut out with a die the images is frames with appropriately pink glitter paper.  My finishing touches are a few different pink and cream ribbons and a tiny silver star charm.

Thanks for popping by today.
There's more inspiration in the Facebook Group and we also have a challenge blog

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this tag into the following challenges
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge 7
Creations In Pink - Challenge 23
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Allsorts - So Cute
PIP - CAS

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Watering mushrooms

A new month and we're lucky to have The Paper Shelter sponsoring us at Outlawz Sketch for June.



The image has been coloured with Copics, I've then framed it with some black card.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks


I've used some more black card for the back ground and used design paper from StudioLight.



Instead of a ribbon and embellies like the sketch I decided to use my mushroom die strip to go with the image :)

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Pearly Sparkles - For the Boys / Men
Love to Scrap - For the Boys
Unicorn Challenge - Masculine
Creative Inspirations - Lets Hear It For The Boys
Time Out - Proust Quote
Sweet Stampin - Masculine / Father's Day
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Studio - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Arty Divas - Anything Goes

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Reading a good book.....

Today is our new release inspiration day at All Dressed Up.

I'm using Time to Read for my inspiration.


I've coloured it with Copics making a scene for a simple one later CAS card.


All I've added is a sentiment made up from Tim Holtz sticker saying "A little me time".

We have more inspiration in the Facebook Group and the challenge blog by the Dressy Girls today.  Hope you'll pop by for a look
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything Goes
Sognando Scrap - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 22
Worldwise Open Design Team - Challenge 5
Crafty Gals Corner - For the Ladies
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Favourite Technique (colouring)

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Not your normal gnomes

So for some reason I seem to be having a pick or purple mushroom thing.  I think it's because every time I want to colour them red but think do something different.  So today we have a pale purple one :)

This image is called Giant Mushroom, it's either that or these are not normal gnomes and they're miniature ones haha....  You can find the image here in the shop where you can get 10% off all images by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout.

However, if you're lucky enough to be reading this shortly after my post and check out this Kit & Clowder post link you might just find yourselves a bigger discount code!


I've coloured the image with Copics, keeping the card CAS style today to showcase the image, I've added a "me n you" sentiment with Tim Holtz stickers and a bit of sparkle with a few sequins and sparkly enamel dots.


My design paper is from First Edition and I've used a bit of skinny purple ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for popping by for a look today :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - May
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - May
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Monday, 1 June 2020

Butterfly Bunny

I'm using the adorable Butterfly Bunny from All Dressed Up for our challenge inspiration in the Facebook Group.



I've coloured the image with Copics then cut it out with a stitched die I got from Dies to Die for.

There's also a tiny pink banner cut with a Fantasy Die at the top right of the image.

My layers of design papers are from Maya Design and Lemoncraft.


A few scattered paper leaves and flowers, some pearl gems and a kindness sticker from Tim Holtz complete the card, these were all from Hobby Craft.  

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

You can see more inspiration from the Dressy Girls in the Facebook Group.  Hope to see you there.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
World Wide Open Designs Team - Challenge 5
Sweet Stampin - Cute
Aud Sentiments - Flowers
The Paper Shelter - Flower Power
Try It On Tuesday - Cut It Out
Crafty Friends - Add Embellishments
Sweet Stampers - Animals / Birds
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes


Sunday, 31 May 2020

Hooray it's your birthday.....

Finding a little extra crafty time at the moment is a little tricky, but I've managed to at least colour up Wine Time.  You can find this image here in the shop where you can get 10% off all the images by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout.


The image has been coloured with Copics.  Left simple to showcase the image, I've used some design paper from Wild Rose Studio that I've had in my stash for years, called Man About Town


Also in my stash were some burgundy sparkly enamel dots, perfect colour for the colouring :)

I've also added a Hooray sentiment, coloured with Copics, inside I'm going to write "It's your Birthday!"

Thanks for popping by for a look today

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 5
Crafty Creations- Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Make It Masculine
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 21
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Be Beautiful

This is my second inspiration at Outlawz sketch for the month using our sponsor Leigh SB Designs images.  This one is called Cleo, you can find here here.


I've coloured the image with Copics then distressed the edges using Tim Holtx Vintage Photo ink.  I've also scattered two colours of embossing enamel around the edges.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks

My designs papers (some which have been distressed) are from 13 Arts and Prima Marketing.  I've also used some black card for framing,


Instead of flowers on the sketch I've used two small vintage metallic corners.  The only other thing added is a sentiment "be beautiful" made up 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
Sognando Scrap - Anything Goes
Rabisco Challenge - May
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Animals / Birds
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open DT - Challenge 5
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 19
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Cool Cat



I've coloured the image with Copics.  Once I'd done this I decided to create a grungy Steampunk background using a DecorArt stencil and some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  Added to this some embossing enamel.


Added extras, some Tim Hotlz stickers (very appropriate working for the person I've created this card for).  A few Tim Hotlz metallic cogs to do with the Steampunk theme.  Two wooden 55 numbers that I got in Hobby Craft ages ago and a Celebrate wooden banner that I was sent as a crafty gift.

Hope you like my inspiration for today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - For the Men / Boys
A Place to Start - Create a Background
Creative Craft Cottage - Make It Masculine
Sweet Stampers - Animals / Birds
PINSpirational - Challenge 263
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafters Castle - Anything Goes
LeAnns World - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Fantasy House


For my first lot of inspiration I'm using Mushroom Cottage


The image has been colours with Copics using a fantasy colour theme ;)
Once coloured I've added some embossing enamel, cut the image out with a die and used a Tonic Solutions tool to distress it.

Behind the image you can see a while frame cut of of design paper to frame it, both are Spellbinders dies.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks



My design paper is from First Edition and I've added some gosgrain lilac ribbon from my stash.


Instead of flowers I've added some fun sparkly smiley buttons, some purple wooden flower buttons, a dark pink glass bead, some tiny purple buttons and a lilac start button.  Very unusual for me :)

Hope you like my inspiration and 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 - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Add Ribbon and / or a Bow
Your Scrapbook Place - May
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 17
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Use Dies

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Pink Daisies

My friend picked a design she liked, said her aunt likes pink and it was her 80th birthday.  So this was what I came up with.



The image was coloured with Copics and hand cut out in an oval shape.  The edges distressed with vintage photo ink from Tim Holtz and a Tonic Solutions tool.  I've then scattered some embossing enamel over the top.

Doing onto the background, the distressed design papers are from Lemoncraft.  The Scroll I discovered I could print from my laptop onto some design paper, which I then added a little extra colour to with Copics.



Finishing off we have some vintage seam binding with a hand tied bow, some pink pearls and some pink daisies.  Looking forward to hearing the reaction :)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 4
Creations In Pink - Anything Goes Mainly Pink
Crafty Friends - Flowers
Allsorts - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Birthday
Little Red Wagon - Flowers
Moving Along with the Times - Flowers
Digi Doodle Studio - Flower Power
Dragonfly Dreams - Ribbon, Lace and / or Pearls
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Thursday, 7 May 2020

A Little Note



I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this image at first.  I've seen many of our Dressy Girls colour in in some lovely colours, so I thought I'd do something a little different.  I was browsing some vintage style birthday cards when I though oooo I could colour it sepia and do a vintage style card.

I've coloured the image monochrome using Copics to give it that vintage look.  I've then used some Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz and a Tonic Solutions tool to distress the image.


To the left of the image I've added a floral arrangement, the image above shows a close up of this,  I've picked flowers to match the theme of the image and card.  To the right of the card I've added some cream lace and a hand tied bow using some seam binding and a couple more flowers,

My design paper is from Maja Design, this was also distressed.  The two little banners were cut using a Fantasy Die and some scraps of First Edition paper.


I've added a few more things to finish the card, some pearls, a brass corner piece and a tiny wooden heart.

Hope you like my inspiration for today.  you can see more from the dressy girls today in the Facebook Group and on the challenge blog
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 4
Creative Sketchy Girls - Flowers
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Add a Ribbon and / or Bow
Moving Along with the Times - Flowers
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Say It With Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


Friday, 1 May 2020

Blue Floral Tag

1st of the month which means it's time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up in the Facebook Group.




The image has been coloured with Copics.  I've then trimmed it down to fit the inside of a large tag die cut.  She's had two different colours of embossing enamel sprinkled around her.


Toward the left of the image you can see my floral area.  I've used a wood chip embellishment.  Over the top of this I've used a selection of blue and pink flowers.  I've also added some tiny silver dragonfly charms.


Behind the image is some blue glitter paper, the birthday sentiment is a wood chip one coloured with Copics.

Finally I've added some ribbons in colours matching the flowers.
Thanks for popping by for a look today.  You can find more inspiration in the Facebook Group.


Andrea x

I'd like to enter this tag into the following challenges
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 4
Crafty Friends - Lace / Ribbon
The Paper Shelter - Shaped Card
Cute Card Thursday - Feminine
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday or Fun Fold
Crafty Card Makers - Anything but a Card
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
PINSpirational - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


Pearl Wedding


I was asked to create a very special gift, a pearl wedding anniversary album and card for a neighbour.
So this is the result, I hope you like it she does :)


First of all the design paper is from Lemoncraft, they have some large scrapbook sheets which were perfect for this project,

The letters you can see hre were cut out of while card with Sizzix letters.  I then painted them with some acrylic paint.  When they were dry I added them to the album doing a dry fit to make sure everything worked together.


There is a border around the album which is a Dusty Attic one.  I painted the flowers on it with acrylic paint and added some pearl gems to the centres.


At the top left of the album you can see a close up of my floral section.  Added to this is some ribbon donated by my neighbour, some more pearls, sequins, tiny silver dragonfly charms and sparkly dots.


The only thing you could see on the previous pictures were the resin hearts I added.  Here's the full album finished.

So the next thing I did was to work on a card to match the album.


I've used a Dusty Attic frame which is out of the same pack, just smaller and perfect for the card.  The ribbon here is smaller (shhh it's actual recycled from some clothing, you know those annoying ribbon this that are supposed to hold your clothes on a hanger)

An extra element on the card are some tiny wooden hearts.



The sentiment was printed directly onto the design paper.

Thanks for popping by and thank you for Arty Divas for having me as a guest designer this time
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this album into the following challenges
A Place to Start - Use Ribbons and / or Bows
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers - Anything but a Card
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes






Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Bee Happy

Today is the last inspiration for the month using Jan's Digi Stamps at Outlawz Sketch


For my inspiration this time I'm using Honey Bees, the image has been colours with Copic.  I hand cut the oval shape to go inside the Spellinders die cut cut from black card.


Here's our sketch for the next two weeks.


My design papers are from First Edition and I've also used some more black card for framing.  The Bee Happy sentiment was made up from Tim Holtz stickers and I've also used a black enamel heart to finish.

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
Creative Inspirations - April Showers and Flowers
LeAnns World - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Bunnies, Bears and Other B's
Cut It Up - Our Beautiful Earth
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Flowers
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Flower Bonnet

This is my second lot of inspiration for Outlawz Sketch using images from our sponsor this month, Jan's Digi StampsI'm using Bonnet Bouquet which has been coloured with Copics.


I've fussy cut the image, then hand cut a diamond shape to mount the image onto adding shading to the bottom of it.


This is our sketch for the next two weeks.

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



There a section of Gosgrain ribbon behind the image and I've also used a wood chip sentiment from Scrapniec to finish the card.

Thanks for taking a look today and we hope to see you at the challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge 4
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 14
Scraping4Fun - Easter / Spring
Crafty Gals Corner - Easter / Spring
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Use Ribbon & / or Bows

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Huge Daisies

A few of my DT ladies have been colouring my gnomes up as a younger version, so I thought I'd take their inspiration and give it a go :)

This image is Giant Daisies, you can find it here where you can get 10% discount off all images by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout.


I tired to pick rustic earthy colours for my gnomes which I've coloured with Copics.  I've left the background plain for I could add a few things to it.


I've used some leftover strips of papers in reds to make a mini handmade banner, one has tiny hearts which I though appropriate for the image.  A couple of silver dragonfly charms and an XOXO wood chip sentiment complete the card.

Hope you're all safe and well
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations - April Showers and Flowers
Double D - Banners
CCC Digi Creations - Add Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Add Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
PINspirational - Anything Goes
Time Out - Challenge 159
Alphabet Challenge - Anything Goes