Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Fantasy Freebie

Well June has gone fast, this is the last week of me sponsoring Outlawz Sketch already!

For my last week of inspiration for you I've used one of the Fantasy Romance images (you can find them as a freebie in my Facebook Group).  I've coloured the image using ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  Once finished I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz.
Here's our sketch for this week


I've used some Kraft card and design papers from 13Arts and Joy Craft

My only embellishments for this card are two brass corners which i got from Noor Design and a wooden love sentiment which I found in the wedding section in Hobby Craft.

Hope we se you at the challenge
Andrea x


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Tutto Quanto...Diventa Scrap - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Friday, 23 June 2017

FnF Dies and Punches

Today's new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday's is to use your PUNCHES and DIES!

The last couple of cards I've made for this blog challenge team I haven't used an image for, so I though I'd use one for a change :)

Today I'm using Aisling you can find her in my Etsy shop, you can get any of my images with 10% off by quoting code SKIANDREA10 at checkout.

She's been coloured with ProMarkers and  a little black polychromos pencil.  I've then cut her out with two Spellbinders dies and edged it with Milled Lavender ink from Tim Holtz.

Aisling comes with a tiny butterfly as part of the image.  I've blocked this off in white when I printed it and chose to use the larger butterfly image Flutterby instead.  I printed this separately, coloured it in the same colours and then fussy cut it ready to go on the card. 

At the top left of the card you can see two butterflies which have been created using Spellbinders dies and then glued together.  Added to the centre of these are some pearl gems.

Underneath the image at the bottom left you can see a flower arrangement made up of some laser cut wood chip flourishes which I got from Scrap and Craft.  The flowers were all bought from Noor Design.

When I'd coloured the image I had it on a stack on purple and black papers ready to chose which ones  I wanted for the card.  I liked the way I happened to have them laid out so I decide to use them all on the card and do a creation going outside of the square.
The design papers are from Lili of the Valley, 13Arts, Prima Marketing, Maja Design, Craft & You (think I got them all!).  All the designs papers have been distressed.

To finish off I've added a few purple gems and a sentiment from Scrapiniec

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
Ching Chou Kuik - Butterflies
Scrap and Craft - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Dies and / or Punches
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers
Classic Design Team - Challenge 15
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Monochrome



Thursday, 22 June 2017

Mum There's a Shark in the Bath!

Kids once they're into something new they want to do it all the time.  This is what I image the boy from my new image Jaws is doing.  He's learning how to snorkel so he wants to practice in the bath.  AND then there's their imagination ;)

This new image come in two forms one with the bathroom background and one without so you can use his as a beach / summer scene as well.

I've made a single layer CAS card to showcase the image for you.  It's been coloured with ProMarkers and poychromos pencil because I wanted to get the much paler washed out shades I can achieve with ProMarkers.

All I've done is a little simple doodling and hand written JAWZ 4 in the bottom right - because there are four shark fins :D

Hope you love my new image and we see you at either my SheepSki Designs Facebook Group or on my new SheepSki Designs Challenge blog.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Men / Boys
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Boys Will Be Boys
Unicorn Challenge - For the Guys
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Creations for Children
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Crafty Cottage - No Patterned Paper

Dandelion Clocks

It's my turn today to share some inspiration using one of Wendy's new release images from all Dressed Up.  This one is called Summer Breeze

I've coloured the image using ProMarkers.  I've used two dies to cut out the circles on the front of the card out of design papers from Joy Crafts.  I very carefully cut round one of the dandelion clocks so it would overlap on the circles.

The rest of the tiny details from the image I fussy cut and have mounted them as if they're blowing in a gentle breeze up the left of the card.

The sentiment has been cur from the same blue design paper using a Spellbinders die.

My final embellishment are a few pearl gems.

You can see the rest of the DT inspiration in the Facebook group and on the challenge blog today

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnit's Patterned Paper - June
Lets Craft & Create - Girls Girls Girls
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers
Dream Valley - Square Cards Only
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 23
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Clocks n Cogs

Wow third week already of sponsoring the Sketch Team at Outlawz - the times flying by -which is kind of appropriate seen as I've made a Steampunk creation for my next challenge inspiration.


You can enter any creations with my images into my anything goes Facebook challenges and did you know I also have a blog challenge as well.  You don't have to use my images for those but you do have to follow the themes :D
So onto the good stuff.  I've coloured Victoria with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  I've then fussy cut her out to go o the card.  That wasn't my intention originally.  It was just when I was the fab Steampunk clock I knew I wanted to use that with the image.  It's a laser cut wood chip one that I got at Scrap and Craft.  The clock was a bit pale so I've grunged it up with some vintage and antique linen ink from Tim Holtz

Here's our sketch for this week


The designs papers I've used are from 13Arts and I've also used some red card.

The banner at the side was cut using a La La Land die (which I've misplaced in amongst my papers LOL!)  I cut the sections of it out and used some red card behind them so the heart shapes would show up and match the colour scheme.

Hope you love my inspiration
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting with An Attitude - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps4Joy - Anything Goes option twist add a butterfly (design paper)
Scrap and Craft - Anything Goes
Lets Craft & Create - Girls Girls Girls
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Open Minded - Just About Time
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Father's Day

What a rush!  I've just managed to get this card done in time.  I was on hols last week in the Lake District and took some images to colour.  This was one of them Fathers Day From Daughter from Robin Pushay.  The sentiment was a forethought and I created it at the time of printing the image.

I've coloured the image with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.

I knew I'd have to make it a CAS card so I could do it quickly when I got home.
I've cute the image with a Spellbinders die to get the stitched curve.  I couldn't get the curve in quite the right place so I had to hand cut then punch the dots at the very bottom.  I've added three sequins to add a bit of interest.  The design paper I've mounted it onto is from Lemoncraft

Now just to get ready and go see my dad!

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Glitter n Sparkle - Father's Day / Masculine
Come and Get It - Happy Father's Day
Penny's Challenge - Quick and Easy
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Men / Boys
Craft Rocket - For the Men / Boys
Love to Scrap - Boys Rule
Unicorn Challenge - For the Guys
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Cream Valley - Square Cards Only

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Best Friends

I have the honour of joining Crafty Friends for this next challenge as their guest designer.  I'm sponsoring them this time and their theme is Friendship.

I've used a new image Miki & Shyla for my inspiration.  One of the Helen's on my design team (I have three LOL!) asked me to draw an Eskimo boy and Husky and that's what I did :)


I printed the image with the Best Friends sentiment onto a large area of card so I could make a CAS style card.  The image I coloured with Copics and polychromos pencils.

The edges were distressed with vintage photo ink from Tim Holtz.  He's then been mounted onto some black then Kraft card.

The only other things I've done was to add some snowtex to look like they're walking in the snow and use a white gel pen to add lots of little white dots as if it's snowing.

Hope you like my inspiration for this challenge.

You can join me on my SkeepSki Designs Challenge blog and I also have a SheepSki Designs Facebook Group

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Add Snowflakes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 6
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - June
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Men / Boys
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 3
Craft Rocket - For the Men  / Boys
Love to Scrap - Boys Rule
Pearly Sparkles - Masculine
Crafty Calendar - Boys will be Boys

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Claire's House

For the second inspiration for Outlawz Sketch I've combined two of my images.  I'm sponsoring my lovely teamies this month over there :)

The first image you can see here is Claire Bear with her bear.  I've used ProMarkers and polychromos pencils to colour her.  Once colured I've fussy cut her ready to mount onto the background.

This is our sketch for this week.  I was looking through my images and thought the freebie in my SheepSki Designs Facebook Group Hallow Hall would be perfect.  If you don't like or use Facebook you can find the image here on Etsy.  


The image was printed and coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I've then split it into three sections.  The three sections were then mounted onto Kraft card to frame them.  At first I used some plain black card for the base but this didn't look right.  I've added on top of this some design paper from 13arts.

Once I got the sections on I added some DecoArt glitter to the moon which has give it some texture and sparkle (not that you can see the sparkle here).

After that I added Claire Bear and then added the Happy Halloween sentiment which was cut from black card using a Sizzix letter set.

Hope you like my inspiration for today - I though it might be a little different :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Dream In Darkness - Anything Goes
Ikes World - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes



Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hot Pink Tag

First Wednesday of the month means a new sponsor at Outlawz Sketch.  This time we're sponsored by SheepSki Designs ;)


I've coloured Kitty my favourite colour (PINK) with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils, then fussy cut her out.

For our sketch this week Sandra has made us up a tag one!  We hardly ever use these so it was a challenge this week.


For my designs papers, I used the same colours as the image.  They're from Joy Crafts and 13Arts and have been distressed.  I used a small section of bright pink left over paper in between the layers at the left hand side to add a bit of interest.

Instead of ribbon I've used some black lace I've had in my stash for ages.  Instead of having this at the top of the sketch I've moved it to the bottom.  On top of this are some sections of straws and crimson flowers.

The sentiment is from Scrapiniec and the daisy corner is from Misz Masz - both of these have been coloured with black Copic.

I've used a combination of fibres, ribbon and organa ribbon to make up the tag top.

Hope you love my creations for today and you'll come and visit us at the challenge

Andrea x
PS did you know I have a challenge blog and a Facebook Group now :D

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
PINspirational - Challenge 192
Lets Craft & Create - Girls Girls Girls
Crafty Friends  - Make It Pink
Artistic Inspirations - ATG/Add Flowers
Sweet Stampers - Dots &/or Stripes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Anything Goes 


Friday, 2 June 2017

Gentle Breeze

Here's a final piece of inspiration for the Passionate Paper Creations sponsorship week from me.

This was one of the first images I did, she's called Emmy's Breeze.  You can find her in my Etsy shop and if you've found the discount code in the Passionate Papers Creations banner on their Facebook group you'll be able to get yourselves 20% off my images :D

I've coloured her with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  After I'd coloured her I fussy cut her ready to go onto the card.

For this one I've decided to let the design papers from Studio Light do the work.  I've distressed the papers with a Tonic Solutions tool.  These have been mounted onto some black card.  Emmy was then mounted on top slightly below the design papers.  Her hair is also slightly outside the card to the left.  My aim was to give the feeling of a gentle summer breeze blowing when I drew her.

The sentiment is from Scrapiniec coloured with black Copis.  The butterflies are also from them and I've coloured them with to shades of purple ProMarker.

Hope you've enjoyed my inspirations and the games this week

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Butterfly Challenge - Butterflies + L Layers
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes


Thursday, 1 June 2017

Pink mushroom


As always you can use anyone's image, it doesn't have to be one of mine - BUT - if you do use one of mine and you're a winner or top three then you'll get an extra image.  Yes that's right the top three also win images ;)

If you haven't any of mine already and you want to use one check out my Facebook Group there are some freebies in there x
So this is Faye, you've seen her before, but she's here in my Etsy shop.  You can get her and any of my images with 10% off by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout.  This time I've coloured her in pastel shades.  To do this I used ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  The edges of the image have been distressed with milled lavender ink then distressed with a Tonic solutions tool.

The design papers are from Joy Craft and Lemoncraft.  I tried to pick similar ones to the image colours. 

I've still a few sentiments from a Lili of the Valley pad so I've used one of these coloured with ProMakers.  Apart from a few pearls I've scattered a few white paper flowers from Hobby Craft down the card.

So we hope to see you over at the GIRLS RULES! challenge BUT if you do use one of my images you can also enter your creations into my Facebook challenges which are always themed anything goes.
Happy crafting lovely people
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Double D - Flowers Galore
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image May
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Profusion
Fairy Tale Challenge - Things with Wings
Scrapping4Fun - Soft Colours 
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Optional Flowers

Vintage Love

1st of June and we've a new challenge at All Dressed Up in the Facebook group.  This time we've like to see your creations which are MONOCHROMATIC / USE ONE COLOUR (skin & hair can be excluded).  the challenge runs until the end of the month.

I've used two little love birds for my inspiration creating a sepia version.  This image is called Love Is and can be found on Etsy

I've used ProMarkers to colour this image.  The edges have bee distressed with antique linen and vintage photo in from Tim Holtz.  I've also used the same inks and a stencil to create the background.

Framed with some back card, I've added a couple of metal corners, a love sentiment from Scrapiniec coloured with brown ProMarker and two sets of tiny wooden hearts to make two butterflies.

Don't forget as well as the Facebook Challenges we also have challenges on the blog
Hope to see your at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Lets Craft & Create - Make Your Own Background
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Vintage Style
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Butterfly Magic

Today I'm sharing a very simply styled card to showcase this image Butterfly Magic.  I'd seen photos of huge moths and butterflies and thought it might be fun to try and recreate something like this in a digi image.

You can find Butterfly Magic in my Etsy shop - check out the bottom of my post for a 20% discount code off images in my shop

I've coloured the image here with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I wanted the butterfly to pop so I've used some bright oranges and reds.

Once I'd finished the image I cut it large and distressed the edges with ink from Tim Holtz (black soot) and a Tonic solutions tool.  The image has been mounted onto some distressed black card.

Added to this just to add a little more interest are a few rhine stones, two silver dragonfly beads and I've also stencilled the word beauty in black soot ink onto the card.

This has been created as part of the inspiration for the Passionate Paper Creations sponsorship event for this week :D
Check out their Facebook Group here where you will find a code for 20% discount
Check out their Blog here
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card onto the following challenges
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Sparkles - Four or More Legs
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Include and Animal
Fairy Tale Challenge - Things with Wings
Addicted to Stamps - Animals
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Dog Walker

Good morning :D
This is the last week with our sponsor All Dressed Up over at Outlawz Sketch this month

For my inspiration for you today I've used one of Wendy's newer images Spring Walks.
The image has been coloured with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  The edges of the image were distressed with antique linen and vintage photo from Tim Holtz.
For the oval framing I've drawn round the inside of a Spellbinders die and hand cut the image.  I've then used the die to cut some Kraft and mounted the image on top.

Here's our sketch for today

I've used design paper from 13arts and some left over scraps from cutting papers down to size.  I've also used some more Kraft to frame the whole thing.

I opted to leave out the ribbon from the image as I didn't want to cover it up.  Added to my strips of paper are some tiny white paper flowers which I bought in Hobby Craft.
The Life is Good sentiment is a Scrapiniec one which I've coloured in a similar shade to the design paper.

Hope you love 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 Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Sparkles - Four or More Legs
Creative Craft Cottage - Include and Animal
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image
Addicted to Stamps - Animals
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Monday, 29 May 2017

Movement

If you've not seen this image before it's called Flamanco.  I originally did a water colour painting with this image (years ago) so when I started drawing again I recreated it from the painting.

This is one of my images you can find in my Etsy shop that shows movement in the image.  I just love the flow of material in this dress!  Its also a good one to pratice folds, so far I've coloured it two different ways.  If you've joined me from the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook group you'll have a special discount code to get you 20% off my images - check their banner ;)

There will be lots of inspiration from my fab design team ladies and also Rhea's lovely ladies. Also make sure you check out their blog this week where there will be some more inspiration

So how did I create this..........
I've used ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils to colour the image with.  I cut a large square around the image then doodled a border.

Design papers I've used for this card are from Lili of the Valley and 13arts.  I've also used some black card.

The DANCE sentiment was cut out from the same purple design paper using a die cut set from Sizzi.

My final touch for this card was to use one sequin and several rhine stones.

Hope you like my first inspiration for this week

Andrea x

As well as providing inspiration I'm going to enter this into some challenges detailed below to hopefully advertise the sponsorship event this week :)
Simply Create Too - Must Use a Digi Stamp
Crafting When We Can - Black, White and a Splash of Colour
Brown Sugar - Use Sequins
The Crafty Addicts - Use Die Cuts
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes


Sunday, 28 May 2017

1920's Elegance

Here I am today sharing with you my new image Grace, she's kinda based on a 1920's flapper.

Grace has been coloured with ProMarkers and I've also used a black polychromos pencil to add depth to the shading to the very back of the dress.

I have some label dies and I used a large one of these to cut her out with.  I then chopped the sides off to give it a straight rather than curved look.  I found I didn't have any suitable inks to distress the edges so I used ProMarker around the edges instead.

I wanted to make an Art Deco style card so this was a bit fiddly with lots of strips of left over design papers.

The design papers are from Maja Design and Lemoncraft.  I chose ones that were similar colour to the image and the background design paper.  The left over strips were cut down to the same size to go at either side of the image.  To get the curve at the top and bottom I used the curve of the image to draw a line on the strips and then cut them with scissors.  Lined all up together gives them an Art Deco look :)

To finish off I added a BIRTHDAY sentiment in Art Deco style.  The original sentiment from Scrapienic says happy birthday I just cut it down and then coloured it with brown ProMarker.  I then added a few bits of bling with rhine stones.

Thanks for taking a look today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paradise of Stamps - For Someone Special
The Crafty Addicts - Use Die Cuts
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Birthday
I Love ProMarkers - Girls Birthday
The Crazy Challenge - Birthday
QKR Stampede - Birthday Cards
Allsorts - Vintage Style 


Friday, 26 May 2017

Just a small bouquet

Hello lovely people, today being Friday is the new challenge at Fussy & Fancy Fridays.  It's my teams turn this time with a theme of Flowers.

I suppose I could have used one of my images for this BUT it gave me a perfect excuse for playing with al my beautiful flower embellies :D

This is a close up of the bouquet, you can see a combination of paper and fabric flowers making up this floral display.  The flowers were bought from the Ribbon Girl, Noor Design and Wild Orchid Crafts.
The teal ribbon I've had in my stash for ages and is from Santoro.  I tied a very messy double bow (hee hee) you can't see how bad it was because its disguised by the flowers.  I really need to get something to help me with these or learn how to do them properly by hand!

You can also see by the picture above I've used some pearl gems an doodled a border.

This is a shot from the side so you can see the 3D effect of the flowers.
Behind the flowers you can see some laser cut woodchip frames.  I got these from Scrap and Craft, they have some beautiful ones in stock at the moment.

And finally my distressed design papers are from Lemoncraft.

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
World Wide Open Designs Team - Challenge 22
Double D - Flowers Galore
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Profusion
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes