Monday, 24 July 2017

Mythology

Someone mentioned horse to me last week at work.  That was enough to set me off at a tangent and I've ended up drawing Peggy.  A horse of the mythical flying variety :D


So how did I colour it.  The background came first with Copics.  The then used ProMarkers and polychromos pencils for Peggy.  I used only a slight colouring on the horse so it would have a beautiful glow.

Once coloured I scattered white embossing enamel across the background for a starry night scene.

All I've done is framed the image with some black card to showcase it for you.

Don't forget I've two challenges running every month on the Blog Challenge and in my Facebook Group

Happy crafting lovely people

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 4
Die Traumfabrik - Dream Factory - Zoomania
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 16
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Up Up and Away
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes


Sunday, 23 July 2017

Cherry Blossom

A few months ago I was in my mother in laws back yard where she has lots of lovely flowering plants in pots.  one of them was a cherry blossom.  I thought it looked so pretty I used it to create an image with, which I've only just had time to colour up and make a card with  LOL!


This image was coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I also roughly sketched in a white painted wall into the background with Copics and this is what my mother in law has in her back yard and it makes a perfect backdrop

Once finished I scattered shabby white embossing enamel which also has glitter in it and gives a lovely shine (not that you can see it here) onto it and heated it.  Framed with black card all I've added is a wood chip Happy Birthday sentiment from Scrapienic.

Hope you love what I did with the cherry blossom 
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
DigiStamps4Joy - Anything Goes
Love To Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything with Flowers
Sasayaki Glitter - Your Favourite Colour (Pink)
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Floral
My Time to Craft - In the Garden
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic Tac Toe (Flower/Sparkle/Emboss)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes




Saturday, 22 July 2017

Love Life

Today is out second lot of inspiration for the July new release images.

I've used Holiday Girl, you can find here her in Wendy's Shop.  She come with mix and match clothes, sunglasses, hat, sandals and sentiments.

I've coloured her with ProMarkers and then fussy cut her.  I got to thinking while I was at it wouldn't it be cool it she actually wore the sunglasses and hat.  It was a bit of a challenge but I managed it :D

The design papers I've used are from Lemoncraft and Studio Light and have been distressed.

The large Love Life sentiment is from Scrapienic.  I've also added a tiny wooden heart, some flowers and a few pearl gems.

Don't forget to check out the Facebook Group and the blog challenge for the rest of the inspiration.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Girly
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image July
Crafty Card Makers - Lots of Layers

Friday, 21 July 2017

Summer Walk


It was the perfect excuse for me to turn my coloured image 50's Chic below into a card :)
The image was coloured with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  The white spots on the dress were done with a gel pen.

I've transformed the plain image by distressing the edges with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz, distressing the edges and then using white and aged silver embossing enamel.

I've turned it into a summer themed card by adding a Scripienic sentiment which I've coloured with black Copic

Here's a close up of the flowers arrangement on the left side.  There are some twigs from Scrapienic and the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.

The design paper I used were distressed and are from Lemoncraft and Studio Light.  I've added some pops of pink to match the flowers and coz it's my favourite colour of course ;)

There are two different types of lace between the layers and a doily.
Finally to finish off a few pearl gems

Hope you love my inspiration today and we see you at the challenge.  Don't forget to check out the other AMAZING makes by the rest of the Fussy & Fancy ladies!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Pearly Sparkles - Girlie
Stamping Sensations - Anything with Flowers
Sasayaki Glitter - Favourite Colour
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 24
Crafty Friends - Floral
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image - July
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 7


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Hello

Yep - it's about time I finished this image off by making it into a card :D
Sorry it's taken me so long DT stuff, work etc.


She was coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I think I still need more practice at showing image movement through water but felt I'd got good water depth with the shading at the bottom.

I've turned her into a single later card, adding a few sequins and gems for bling and extra interest.

I finished her off with the perfect sentiment for her name, a #hello sentiment from Scrapienic

Happy crafty lovely people
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Cool Water
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Flump Cake

It's bee a while since I did a flump and this one is a real cutie from Drawn by Krista our sponsor at Outlawz Sketch for July.

Elephant Holding Cup Cake had been coloured with Copics and polychromos pencils.
I've used two Spellbinders dies to cut the circles

Here's our sketch for today


The design papers I've used are from First Edition, Maja Design and Joy Craft

The middle spotty section is a piece of organza ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I've added a happy birthday sentiment and a few gems to complete the card.

Hope we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - July
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Paper Creator - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Emerald City - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 17 July 2017

Chillin' on MyPad


I've printed the image large to showcase it and make a CAS card.  I added a sentiment at the same time as printing.

It's been coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I decided to do the little frog in bright yellow so he'd show up against the lily pad.

Once I'd put it together I rounded the corners and distressed the edges making a single layer card.

Thanks for taking a look today
Andrea x


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Get Creative - CAS
Tuesday Throwdown - One Layer
Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes
Incy Wincy - 1 Paper Layer Only
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Biker Babe

This is the coloured image I did of Harley.  You can find her in my shop on Etsy and don't forget you can get 10% off by quoting SKIANDREA10 :D

I coloured her with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils
When I finished her I wasn't quite sure what to do with her.  I fussy cut her and found she was the perfect size to add to my die tag from Marianne Design BUT in the end I combined the tag with a card - yeah I REALLY was undecided what I wanted to do LOL!!

The design papers a re a mix from Lili of the Valley, Maja Design, 13Arts, and Joy Craft.
I've added a few wood chip elements which I got from Scrap and Craft, there's some lace, pink sparkly paper flowers for a bit of bling, vintage seam binding and pearls.

I think I included bit of everything.

Hope you love my inspiration for today.

Happy Crafting lovelies
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dream Valley - Bling, Lace and Ribbon
Noor Design - Use Die Cuts
The Ribbon Girl - July Card Challenge
Double D - Pastel Party
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Girlie
Try It on Tuesday - Tags
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes



New Pad

Here's little Drawn by Krista inspiration for you for this weeks new Outlawz Sketch challenge.  I've used Frog, Lilly Pad, Fly.
The Frog and Fly were printed together and cut out with a Spellbinders circle die.  I then mounted it onto some black card cut with a different Spellbinders die to frame it.  The Lilly I fussy cut to add but wasn't sure where I was going to put it straight away.

All the images have been coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.

Here's our sketch for today

I've flipped mine so the flower border is the mushroom one at the bottom of the card.  I've used a Marianne Design die for this and coloured it with polychrmos pencils.

The design paper is from Joy Craft and if fab for making it look like a background with clouds and sky.

Instead of a zigzag border or ric rac I've just added a new pad sentiment to make it a new home
card :D

Hope you love my inspiration for today
Andrea x
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Do-A(l) Kreatives - Kuhles Nass
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes



Sunday, 9 July 2017

Sloth Day

I've used Copics and polychromos pencils to colour him :)

I so love how he came out.

The sentiment was created at the time I printed him.  All I've done is mounted him onto some black card to frame him.  Nice and simple this time to showcase the image.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes optional Make It Funny
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes twist Monochrome
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
Sunny Day Crafting - A is for Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 4
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Get Creative - CAS
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Friday, 7 July 2017

Ice Maiden

I'm honoured today to have been invited to be a GDT at Creative Craft Cottage.  Their current challenge theme is Christmas in July.

I coloured Winter Fairy from Fabrika Fantasy in monochromatic colours whilst I was on holiday in the Lake District, but had to wait until I was back to be able to make a card :)
I've used a mixture of Copics, Promarkers and polychromos pencils to achieve this look.

The distressed design papers are from Lili of the Valley and First Edition.  Underneath the image is some crafting gauze, at the bottom of the card some organza rose trim.  I added some pearl gems to the centre of the roses.  The small wooden Christmas sentiment was bought from Hobby Craft last year.

The spray of flowers are a combination of fabric and paper flowers  from Noor Designs and the Ribbon Girl.  The silver and pearly bead sprays from the wedding section in Hobby Craft.

I don't know if you've noticed there a re also three tiny brass bells painted white at the bottom of the flower arrangements.  Umm I think i got these from The Ribbon Girl.

Hope you love my inspiration - thanks for taking a look 
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Inky Chics - Christmas
Deep Ocean - Lots of Layers
Stamping Sensations - Anything with Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - July Card Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas in July
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Light Up

A new month and a new sponsor over at Outlawz Sketch.  This month we're sponsored by Drawn by Krista

I've picked SittingXmasMoose for my first inspiration and also one of the first Christmas cards this year hee hee!
I've coloured the image with Copics, edges it with Vintage Photo and frames it with Kraft and red card.

Here's our sketch for this week


My design papers are from Maja Design, I've added two brass metal corners, a large Merry Christmas sentiment, a poinsettia, some tiny wooden hearts, some snow text and some rhine stones for bling :D 


Hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas in July
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
My Time to Craft - Christmas in July
Fabrika Fantasy - Christmas in July
CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - July
QKR Stampede - Christmas in July
Inky Chics - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Challenge 16
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
Merry Monday - Christmas in July

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Dreams


I had my blue ProMarkers out to do the Zebra so I decided to do this one in blue too :)

I also still had my Maja Design papers out so I've used some more of these (talk about being lazy LOL!!)

The silver stars I've added were found in the wedding section at Hobby Craft.  They're actually table confetti - hee hee.....
The double silver star with the rhine stones in the top left hand corner is actually a charm that I got from The Ribbon Girl.

I've added a few pearl gems and to finish a wood chip sentiment from Scrapiniec that I though went perfectly with the image.

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
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle or Shine
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Dots or Stripes
Aud Sentiments - For a Child
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - For the Girls

Little Blue

I've made two card for inspiration for the new Facebook Challenge over at All Dressed Up.

My first card I'm using the image Z is for Zebra.  He's a perfect cutie for making baby cards!
I've coloured the image with  ProMarkers.  He's then been cut out and distressed before I've doodled a border.

My design paper are all from Maja Design.

To keep with the Star theme I've added a couple of grunge board stars from Tim Holtz.
My final addition is a sentiment to complete the baby card.

I'll share the second creation in a moment.....
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Cutie Pie Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 23
Ikes World - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guys - Stars
Sweet Stampin - Stars & Stripes


Understanding

Based on Lolly Liz, I've created a new image showing a little understanding and love between a girl and a wild wolf.  You can find Understanding in my Etsy shop, where you can get 10% off my images by quoting code SKIANDREA10.

This is the image I've used for my inspiration post for the new SheepSki Designs Challenge on the bog.  The theme for July is Square Cardz!
   Just a heads up you don't have to use one of my images to enter, but if you do and you're a winner you an extra image.  The top three each get an image as well :)


Anyway onto how I created this.  I've coloured it mainly with Copics and a little polychromos.  I wanted a CAS card to showcase the image so I've just added some sequins and rhine stones for bling and interest.

My design papers are from Joy Craft and 13 Arts.  I've also used some plain black card.  The sentiment I've added was created using a Spellbinders die.

Hoe you love my inspiration and we see you either at the blog challenge.  If you've used one of my images you can enter your creations into my Facebook Challenges which are always themed Anything Goes.  If we have 15 entries for that the top three also get an image :D

Happy crafting lovelies
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Dots and / or Stripes
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 23
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - For the Girls

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Pink Hair

I've coloured Kamsin's hair pink and love it so much!!  Wonder if I should grow my hair and go PINK :D


I've coloured her with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  I'd printed her quite large so just decided to frame her with black card and add a few sequins for a bit of interest and bling.

The design papers you can see behind the image are from Joy Craft and I've also used a bit more black card.

Hope you love my inspiration for today and we see you at either my Facebook Group or my blog challenge :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle or Shine
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Three of a Kind (sequins)
Crafting When We Can - Use Any Image
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes



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