Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Tree

Christmas is nearly here and we got to play with some beautiful images from DigiStamps4Joy our sponsor at Outlawz Sketch this month.


I've coloured this image with Copics.  I don't get quite as much depth to colouring as I do using both Copics and polychromos pencils.  I'm working on this though.

The image was cut out with a Spellbinders die and mounted onto red card cut with another Spellbinders die.  I've added a few sparkly snowflake stickers that I had in my stash.

Here's our sketch for this week


I've used some more red card and design paper from Lili of the Valley.



My embellishments are from Hobby Craft.  some white painted wooden leaves and some poinsettia paper flowers.

Hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Moving Along with the Times - Twas the Challenge Before Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas Is Coming
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Monday, 11 December 2017

Getting Better?

I just love snowmen images.  This is a fairly new image from Wendy at All Dressed Up.  You can find Snowy Days in her Etsy Shop here.
I've used Copics to colour the imagein non-traditional colours, putting into practice lots of new things I've learned recently.  I think I may be getting better at colouring with them now.  I've also used a white polychromos pencil and a white gel pen to "create" the snow.

I've created a simple single layer card with a sentiment I created at the time of printing.

Hope you love my card
Not long to go now lovelies!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sparkles - White Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Winter
Addicted to Stamps - Season's Greetings
Allsorts - Snowflakes
Cardz for Galz - Show me a Snowman
Cardz for Guys - Snowman
PINspirational - Challenge 205

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas House


I've coloured the image with Copics and a white gel pen.


The image comes as just the door so I decided to sketch in some walls and add a little sparkle to them as well :)


Creating a CAS card all I've done is used a shaped card as the template.  I've used this shape to cut the image out and some black and red card, then layered them up.

There's some more inspiration in the Facebook Group and also on the challenge blog

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create and Makes - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - December
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Snow Globe

Wow where did this year go.  It's the last month of the year already.  We're sponsored by DigiStamps4Joy this month at Outlawz Sketch

This first image I've used is called Santa's Letter, when I saw it I had an idea which involved flipping the sketch upside down.  All my images for this card were coloured with Copics, a white polychromos pencil and a white gel pen.

I fussy cut the globe out and then realised that my plan wasn't going to work exactly and the circles wouldn't all fit on together - ooops

This next image is Mr Snoman


And this final image is Festive Snooze.


After cutting out the circles and realising they wouldn't fit, I improvised and cut off the edges so they would fit onto the card.

I've used design paper from 13 Arts and Lemoncraft.  I cut some white card using a Marianne Creatables Die, added it to my card and topped it off with lashings of DecoArt glitter.  Finally I've added a few silver snowflake charms.

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
Cardz4Guyz - Snowman
Try it On Tuesday - Twinkle Twinkle
PINspirational - Challenge 205
Dragonfly Dreams - Non Traditional Christmas
Love to Scrap - Winter Wonderland
Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 12
Crafthazelnuts Christmas - Challenge 362
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Advent Freebie



I've coloured the image with Copics.  I've created a textured background which I learned recently.  I've added some moon glow, sprinkled some white embossing enamel (which could either be stars or snow).  I've also added some snowtex where the penguins are sitting :)

The design papers from First edition, the black card and image were all distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.

Added extra some pearl gems, a couple of green wood leave and a white paper flower, some pom pom trim, a white clay heart and a laser cut wood chip sentiment.

I may give this card to my hubby for Christmas - but then again there's still time to create - hee hee!

Hope you all enjoy the freebie
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 28
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Christmas Animals
Crafty Cardmakers - Animal Magic
AUD Sentiments - Christmas
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Challenge 20
Noor Design - Anything Goes
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - End of the Year

Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Hair


This little cutie is called Christmas Hair Do, I've coloured her with Copics trying out a new hair colour for me.  For this one I've used warm greys and just love how its come out.

The distressed design papers are from First Edition and Lemoncraft.

I've added a few silver snowflake charms around the image.  The wooden snowflakes are doubled up (from Scrapiniec) and also have a silver snowflake charm in the centre,

Of course I had to add a Let it Snow sentiment - you can get this as part of a set in Hobby Craft at the moment.

Finally there's a small flower arrangement, flowers are from Noor Design, Wild Orchid Crafts and the pear beards are from the wedding section in Hobby Craft.

Hope you love my inspiration for our challenge.

Don't forget we've also got a blog challenge you can enter with Wendy's images too.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage - Colour Inspiration
Scrapping4Fun - Christmas
Glitter N Sparkle - Add Metal
Fab N Funky - Christmas
AUD Sentiments - Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas

It's been a while


It's been a while since I used a Make It Crafty image, I was addicted to Zoe's images when I first found digital images.  Then I ended up working of design teams and found I no longer had time to create with what I wanted when I wanted.  I'm so happy I've finally had time to colour up this little beauty - she's called Wishful Asha and you can find her here

The image was coloured with Copics - the hair came out slightly messier than I hoped but then I am still practicing :)

The edges for the image have had vintage photo ink applied, it's had a scattering of embossing enamel in two colours and then been distressed.

My design papers are from Studio Lite and First Edition, I'v also used some black card

The black lace I've had in my stash for ages.  The flowers were bought from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design.

Finally there's a For You sentiment coloured with black Copic which I also got from Noor Design.

Hope you like my inspiration for today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Give Thanks
Tuesday Throwdown - Ribbon and Lace
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Pink Star

We're sponsored by TLC at Outlawz Sketch Challenges this month.

For my inspiration for this week I've used a little cutie from All Dressed Up.  You can find Christmas Star here on Etsy.


I've decided to go all pretty much all out pink this week in my inspiration.  The image was coloured with Copics.  I cut it out with a Spellbinders die.  I've distressed the edges with vintage photo ink from Tim Holtz.  Originally I just sprinkles some white embossing enamel around the image but changed my mind and added lashings of DecoArt glitter.  I've then mounted her onto pink design paper cut with another Spellbinders die.

Here's our sketch for this week

My design papers are from Studio Lite, Lemoncraft and Craftwork Cards.


Instead of using a garland at the top of the card for my inspiration I've used some wood chip tree branches that I got at Scrap and Craft.

Hope to see you at the challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
12 Months of Christmas - Optional Star Struck
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Scrappy Land - Challenge 78
Scrapping4Fun - Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Joy to the World


This image was definitely inspired by my hubby snoozing after a hard days work LOL!!

I've coloured the image with Copics and I've tried one of Alyce's background techniques from Kit and Clowder.

Creating a CAS card I've mounted it onto some black card to create a border down one side.

All I've added is a Joy to the World sentiment I got from Scrap and Craft.  The sentiment was also coloured with black Copic.

Hope you like my inspiration for today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Large Sentiments
Crafty Friends - Add a Sentiment
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday's - Colourful
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Friday, 24 November 2017

Christmas Bunny





The images was coloured with Copics.  I've created the texture on the bunny using a technique demonstrated by Alyce at Kit & Clowder in her Markers 101 Class.

The image was cut out with a Spellbinders die then distressed.  It's then been mounted onto some black card cut with another die cut to frame it.

The shaped card has been covered with black card.  On top of this are design papers from First Edition.

I've finished this little cutie off with some Christmas paper flowers, some wooden leaves from Hobby Craft, a wood chip sentiment and elements which I got from Scrap and Craft.
Hope you like my inspiration today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - November
Fairy tale Challenge - Christmas Animals
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Add a Sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image November
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Christmas Deer

This is the second lot of inspiration for Wendy's new release images at All Dressed Up.  this time I've used Christmas Deer.
The image was coloured with Copics and I've kept the design simple to showcase the image.

The image and black card behind have both been distressed.  I've added a few sequins and a few rhine stones to finish the card.

You can see the rest of the Dressy Girls inspiration in the Facebook Group and on the challenge blog

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Create Too - Clean and Simple
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 28
Fairy Tale Challenge - Christmas Animals
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Sketch Time

Here's our latest sketch at Outlawz Sketch Challenges, where this month we're sponsored by TLC


For my inspiration this week I've used Vintage Autumn Leaves Burn, the image has been coloured with Copics.


I've cut it out and mounted it onto black card cutting that so it would go into the wood chip frame I bought at Scrap and Craft.

The design paper is in autumn colours from First Edition.  I've also used some more black card to frame the card.

Hope to see you at the challenge

Andrea x

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Wings

I decided to sketch in some clouds behind her and one so she looks like she's standing on one.  The image was coloured with Copics and polychromos pencils.  Only coz I didn't quite get the Copic colouring right and I needed a little more depth of shading in there  LOL!

She's been finished off with some distressing of the image edges creating a single layer card.  A few rhine stones adding a bit of interest and bling / magic to the card.

Hope you like my angel
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create & Makes - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Clean and Simple
Stamping Sensations - One Layer Christmas Card
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things with Wings
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Cozy Christmas

Have you seen this beautiful image from Createful Heart - it's called Christmas Eve Kitty.  If you want to practice some colouring it's just perfect!
I've coloured the image using Copics and framed it with some black card.

The design papers are from Docrafts, Santoro and Lili of the Valley.

To embellish the card I've added some black gems and some wooden number I got in Hobbycraft.

Hope you love creation
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Createful Heart - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge 11
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Cats Only Challenge - #24
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes


Nut Roast for Christmas

Perfect Christmas card for Veggie - LOL!!

I've turned an autumn image from our sponsor TLC at Outlawz Sketch into a Christmas card.  I have no idea where I get my ideas from sometimes :)

This image is called Sharing Dinner Squirrels.  I've coloured it with Copics.  It's been cut out with a Spellbinders die, distressed with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz and mounted onto a black frame.  this was cut out of black card using another Spellbinders die.

Here's our sketch for this week.  I've flipped the background but kept the image going in the same direction.


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

No embellishments for this one, just a sentiment from Scrap and Craft coloured with black Copic.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampers - Christmas
Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
Get Creative - Holidays
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - November
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create & Makes - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes

Monday, 13 November 2017

Always

Created especially for my mum and dad's anniversary.  I created this card using Ragged Romeo from Mo Manning.  My mum loved orange to I had to do the girl in that colour.  To compliment I've used a dark green for the boy.
The image was coloured with Copics.  In the back group I managed to splodge some ink so I drew a kit in the sky to hide it with pen then added a couple of bird as well.

The design papers were picked out to match the image colours and are from Lemoncraft, Studio Lite and Santoro.  I've also used some black card.  All these were distressed.

I've added an ALWAYS sentiment instead of anniversary, this is from Scrapienic.  There are a couple of tint wooden hearts bought off eBay.  The flowers are all autumn colours and are from The Ribbon Girls and Noor Design.

Hope you like the card I made for them
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Add A Sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - November Card Challenge
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 11
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Huddle

They've been coloured with Copics and cut out with a curved Spelbinders die.  The backing design paper is from Craft and You.

I've just finished the card off with a little DecoArt glitter, a couple of sequins and a few rhine stones.

Hope you love my inspiration for today.

Have fun!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations - Sparkle
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Christmas Time
Fabrika Fantasy - Winter Time
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Christmas
Craft Rocket - Christmas Is Coming
Get Creative - Holidays
Crafting by Designs - Winter Sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let the Sparkle Fly
Create & Inspire  Anything Goes


Friday, 10 November 2017

Winter Warmer

When I was young a friend of the family had a Jack Russell, he was so cute, he was called Jack.  We were also watching The Mask the other week which made me thing of drawing a Jack Russell :)


I've got a whole host of pics of this one as I've been colouring it, I might share if enough people are interested.  I was doing my OLD USUAL colouring with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I'm trying to stop doing this and trying to use one brand at the moment.

Added to the background of Jack I've scattered some embossing enamel and glitter.  He's framed with black card and design papers from Craftwork Cards.  I've also used a scrap left from creating another card.  This and some black card were cut with a Spellbinder die.

I've cut some trees in white card and design paper, using a Marianne Design die.  Added to this is some Snowtex.

I've finished off with a Christmas sentiment coloured in burgundy and some red gems to pick out the red in the scarf.

Hope you love this little guy.
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Christmas Time
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Christmas
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Scrapping4Fun - Winter Wonderland
Moving Along with the Times - Trees
CRAFT - Winter
Crafting by Designs - Winter Sparkle
Cardz4Guys - Oh Christmas Tree
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Shabby Chic Thank You

Our theme for the next two weeks at Fussy & Fancy Friday is Thanks.  At first I was going to create a card with an image but I changes my mind whilst making the card.

I've used design papers from Lemoncraft.  They're been distressed and on the top paper I've scattered some embossing glitter and enamel.

Layers of lace from The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts have been mixed with a wood chip border and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design.
The corner and sentiment are also wood chip elements that I got from Scrap and Craft.  A few rhine stones and a couple of sequins complete the shabby chic look.

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
The Ribbon Girl - November Card Challenge
Crafty Carmakers - Thankful
Classic Design Team - Challenge 19
Creative Inspirations - Sparkle!
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts - Challenge 5

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Tiny antelope


It was Hayley from my DT that asked to to draw this image.  Her son loves unusual wild animals.
I've coloured the image with Copics and framed it with some black card.

I've used a simple layout with design papers from UHK Gallery, Studio Lite and black card.

The only this I've added extra is a "wild" wood chip sentiment, perfect with the image.

Thanks for popping by
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - November
Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes