Sunday, 31 July 2016

Balancing act

Lizzy has done some amazing mermaids for us for her new release this time.  Check out the main blog for all the DT's fantastic inspiration.


I've used new release image 319 for my inspiration.  Which is of a gorgeous mermaid balancing a star fish on her finger!
I've made a CAS style card to showcase the image.  Just distressing some black card and the image.

The rest has been done with ProMarkers.

I've tried to get an underwater effect with sunlight shining through the surface layers with the darker ocean underneath. So the whole card goes from light to dark.

Hope you love my inspiration for this image
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ombre
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Lots of Blue
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes


Friday, 29 July 2016

3000 members at All Dressed Up!

Yay we've finally reached 3000 members at All Dressed Up.  To celebrate Wendy has created this gorgeous girly image for you.

This image reminder me so much of my friend Diane and me out drinking cocktails on a Friday night :D


The image is called Time To Celebrate and I've chosen to colour mine in red and black with Copics.  the edges of the image have been distressed with vintage photo ink from Tim Holtz.

Wendy should have it in the shop soon if you've not been able to pick it up as the freebie - here the link to her shop on Etsy

The design papers I used are from Docrafts and First Edition.  I've also used some red and black card stock.

My only embellishments for this one are some black gems and a tiny wooden xoxo sentiment.

If you haven't already seen our challenge in the Facebook Group is girly and this image is just perfect for you to enter with

Our blog challenge will start up on 15 August - so not long to wait now :D

Happy Crafting!!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - July Any Image Challenge
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
SLS Lines - 3 or More Layers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Robots are for girls too...

....everyone always think robots are a guy thing bit I love them too :D

Today is Oddball Art challenge reminder day for the blog.  Our theme for this month is Little Child if you want to join in


The image I've used here for my inspiration today is number 296.  I've coloured it with Copics and chosen to stick with a pink and grey colour pallet.

Papers are from Docrafts and Maja Design.  All have been distressed and the image has also been distressed.

Using a robot image I had to use some cogs.  I've had these in my stash for ages and have lost the packaging - sorry ladies I can't remember who they're from - ANYWAY - I also coloured them with Copics :D

Hope you love my inspiration for today.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
SLS Lines - 3 or More Layers
Craft Rocket - Spots and / or Stripes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes



Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Flowers, bubbles and fairies

Sponsored by Sami Stamps this time at Outlawz Sketch team this is my last inspiration card using their images this month

My colouring for these images were done with ProMarkers and I've used some black polychromos pencil in the bubbles.

This first image is called Butterfly Flower

This next one is called Flower Bath

And this last one is called Ladybug Poppies


This is out sketch for this week


For my card I created an 8" by 8", mainly because when I tried to piece it together I realised that the images were just that little bit too big for my standard 6" x 6"

There was no design paper used for this card,  I've just used white and black card stock and some biro to do some doodling to add borders to my images.

Scattered across the images are some sequins and rhine stones to add a bit of bling and to fit with the bubble theme :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Nature / Animals
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any image challenge
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Beach Boy

I've finally had a little time to get this image coloured up and a CAS card made to show it off.  The image is called Kris and is available at SheepSki Designs - click here to check it out.
I've used ProMarkers and a little black polychromos pencil for a bit of added depth.

Plain and simple - this is a one layer card with a sentiment that was created at the time of printing.

A little added extra in the background are some seagulls with a biro.


Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations - Extended Summer Challenge
Sasayaki Glitter - CAS Cards
The Crafters Cafe - CAS Cards
The Crazy Challenge - Summer Fun
Sweet Stampin - Outdoors
Come and Get It - Kids Cards
Robyn's Fetish - At the Beach
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer Sunshine
Crafty Cardmakers - Summer



Friday, 22 July 2016

Freebie - All Dressed Up with Kit and Clowder

Here's she is all coloured up.  If you'd like to find out how she can be yours for free pop along to Kit and Clowder and follow Alyce's instructions.



This image has been created by Wendy especially for this event - so we (the design team) were very lucky to get to play with her first.  You can find more of Wendy's gorgeous images on Etsy.

I've coloured mine with ProMarkers in lovely bright summery colours.

She's been cut out and mounted onto some design paper from Joy Crafts.  Around the edge of the image I've done a little doodling with a biro.  The sentiment I've added is one from Lili of the Valley also coloured with ProMarkers.

The flowers I've finished my inspiration off with are fabric ones from Petaloo (first time I've used these) and a few scattered papers ones which I got in Hobby Craft.

Hope you love my inspiration and we hope to see you join in the Facebook challenge - themed girly, or the new challenge on the blog when it starts 15 August

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Ants in My Pantry - Anything Goes
Your Scrap Book Place - Mid Summer Challenge
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Checks and / or Stripes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes


Proud to sponsor C.R.A.F.T.


This week I'm proud to sponsor C.R.A.F.T. challenge - pop along and pay them a visit.

Their theme for this week is Christmas where you can see the team using some of my Rudolf digis :D

Andrea

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lucky black cat

For out new sketch challenge this week at Outlawz I've used Flower Whiskers from Sami Stamps, our sponsor for the month.

I've coloured the image with Copics, and used Spellbinders dies to cut out the yellow design paper and black card stock to frame the image.

Here's our sketch for this week.


I've decided to make mine into a gift bag :D
The design papers are from Lili of the Valley and BeBunni with some more black card stock.


I've finished the bag off with a sentiment from Lili of the Valley coloured with ProMarkers and a scattering of while and yellow flowers.

Hope you love my inspiration and see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this bag into the following challenges
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - July
Creative Ladybirds Creation - Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussies Cat Challenge - Floral Kitties
Morgan's Artworld - Animals
The Corrosive Challenge - Nature  / Animals
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Animals
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes


Monday, 18 July 2016

Sun sea and cocktails

I'm honoured today to be doing a Guest Design Spot for Naz over at Sasayaki Glitter.  This image is called Party Shy

He's such a cutie and such a joy to colour :D
I've used ProMarkers and Copics to colour the image.  For the first time ever I decided to use blue highlights for hair and I'm pretty happy with how they came out.  I've stuck with a red, white and blue theme for this card.  Most of it is blue with the fish and cherry in the cocktail providing the pop of red.
To create the water I've used horizontal strokes with a light blue then added in some shading with deeper colour and polychromos pencils.  I tried to keep most of the shading to one side so it looks like gently lapping waves.
The sky was done by sketching some clouds in with a light blue ProMarker the adding more depth of colour towards the top of the image

The sentiment was added at the time of printing.  I've added a little doodling in biro to frame the image and also added in a couple of seagulls.

The design paper I've mounted the image onto is from Maja Design finishing off this CAS card which is the current them of the Sasayaki Glitter challenge.

Hope you love what I've done and will go pay them a visit.  There is also a Facebook Group Sasayai Glitter where Naz often has freebies :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paper Creator - Just for Men
PINspirational - Travel / Vacation 
Creative Inspirations - Seaside, Sunshine, Sumer Holidays
Simply Create Too - Red White or Blue
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes



Friday, 15 July 2016

Pistachio ice cream with rasberry sause

It's new release day at Oddball Art - Lizzy has a mixture this time of cute and creepy cute images.  Check out the main blog to see what the design team have made for your inspiration.


Soooo.... onto the image.  I got to play with image number 314 this time.  The sentiment that goes with it is one I kinda remember chanting about ice-cream when I was a kid - LOL!!
Seen as he's a zombie ice cream I had to do him pistachio with raspberry sauce for blood LOL!!  (I've done this using ProMarkers.
The edges of the image were distressed with Tim Holtz peeled paint ink to match the theme.  I've then added a little doodling with a biro to frame the image.

 
Before mounting the image onto the design paper from Santoro I cut out a section and sketched in some rolled back paper.  Into this I've added some eyes which give it the whole spooky Halloween feel! My final touch a scattering of green enamel dots.

Love to see what you do with him

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following images
Dream in Darkness - Summer Moves
Left of Centre - Animals or LOC (I've gone LOC)
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Midsummer Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes


Bunny swing

Today is our new challenge at Oddball Art and our theme for this month is Little Child.

I've decided to use this little cutie - image no 200.  Did you know you can get Lizzy's images on Etsy with 10% discount by quoting my code DTANDREA10 at checkout - don't miss out :D

As this card is aimed at a small child I wanted to use bright colours, I've used a mixture of Copics and polychromos pencils.  I've also sketched some clouds into the background.
Once I'd finished the image I added a little doodling with a biro to add a border to the image.

The design paper is a lovely bright one from Joy Crafts and the sentiment was made up from some letter stickers bought from Paperchase.

Looking forward to seeing what you all make for the challenge.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter - CAS Cards
Scraping4Fun - Birthdays
Fab n Funky - Add a Sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


LAYERS!!

Lots and lots of layers.  If you love layering up on your cards then this is the challenge for you.  This is the theme of our new challenge at ABC Challenge.  We're sponsored by Lemon Shortbread this time :D

I'm using 60s Rock and Roll Girl for my inspiration.  I've coloured this groovy chic with ProMarkers.   All design papers from LemonCraft and Wild Rose Studio have been distressed.

The butterflies are hand cut form LemonCraft paper and the only embellishment I've used is a wood flourish border from Scrapienic.

Oh and I've used pink for this card lots and lots of PINK (my favourite colour) :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Classic Design Team - Challenge 4
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
In the Pink - All or Nothing (all the layers I could manage to get on one card LOL!
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Fancy and Use Pink
Digi Choosday - For the Girls

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Up and away on your special day

Clean and Simple - that's the theme for this card using Boy in the Sky from Sasayaki Glitter.

I've kept the colour of the image neutral using only a little pale blue around the clouds them a massive pop of orange for the balloon!  I've done this using ProMarkers.
I've cut the image so it covers two thirds of the card face.  The other third I've used some eft over design paper from Docrafts.

No embellishments on this card,  the only thing I've added is a sentiment which is cut from black card stocking using a Spellbinders die.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Dies / Punches
The Ribbon Girl - July Card Challenge
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Sasayaki Gitter - CAS Cards
Scarpping4Fun - Birthdays
QKR Stampende - Transportation
Allsorts - One for the Boys




Wednesday, 13 July 2016

One for the boys

When we make baby cards it's usually for the girls.  But this beautiful image is from Sami Stamps our sponsor at Outlawz Sketch challenge this month.  It's called New Daddy and is perfect for the guys!

This image was coloured with ProMarkers and I've also coloured the new baby sentiment from Lili of the Valley with ProMarkers.

Here's our sketch for today


For my inspiration card I've framed the image with cream lace and used distressed design papers from Lili of the Valley and First Edition for my background.

The only embellishment I've used are some tiny brass baby shoe charms :D
Hope to see you at the challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Classic Design Team - Challenge 4
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Babies
The Crazy Challenge - Lace
Allsorts - One for the Boys
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Paper Creator - Just for Men

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Comic book style

This is the latest image from SheepSki Designs - it's called Emmy's Hat and you can find her on Etsy click here to visit.


I decided to try something very different with this image.  She's printed at an angle with a hand drawn sentiment on one layer of card.

I've then coloured her in comic book style colours using Copics and added a splash of red on her lips and nails.  Highlights to those were added with a white gel pen.

Mounted onto black card, the only embellishment are a few rhine stones to add some bling.

Perhaps you can let me know what you think of the comic book colouring style?

Did you know I now have a Facebook page, you can find some inspirations there as well as challenges and sneak peeks.  Click here to visit SheepSki Designs on Facebook
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Digi Choosday - CAS
Crafty Creations - Clean and Simple
Aud Sentiments - For a Girl
Moving Along with the Times - No Design Papers
Crafty Cardmakers - Bling it Up
Digi Choosday - For the Girls
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Come over and join.....

the lovely ladies at Crafting from the Heart this week.


SheepSki Designs is sponsoring them :D
Andrea x

Friday, 8 July 2016

Purple bouquet

The lovely ladies at Scrapping4Fun have me as a guest designer today.  Their theme is Birthday.

I've used this little Whimsey stamp called Dolly, I've had her for absolutely ages but not had chance to use her.  So this I thought the perfect opportunity.
The image had been coloured with ProMarkers and I've used a black polychromos pencil to add extra shading.

Once cut out the image was distressed with Tim Holtz antique linen ink.  Added to this were some sprikles of Stampendous embossing enamel.

All the papers have been distressed using a Tonic Solutiolns tool.  Design papers are from Lili of the Valley and Our Daily Bread.  The image was frames with some black card stock.

Here's a close up of the flower bouquet arrangement I've added.  These were all from Live and Love Crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts.  I found the gorgeous lavender flower patterned ribbon at Crafty Ribbons.

The happy birthday sentiment was cut from some black card stock using a Spellbinders die.  The final touch some purple gems from Scrap Berry.

Hope you like my card for today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - Shabby Chic
Deep Ocean - Colours of Summer
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything Goes (embossing enamel)
Digistamps4joy - Anything Goes (twist dies / punches)
Polkadoodles - Ribbon or Twine
Live and Love Crafts - Sprinkles of Summer
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with stamp & ribbons
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's Challenge


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Peace

Honoured to be a guest designer at Julia Spiri today for their new blog challenge - In the beach or sea.

The image I've chosen to showcase in a CAS style is Mermaid and Lotus
She's coloured with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  Sketched into the background with ProMarkers are some clouds.

The single design paper cut with a curved Spellbinders die is from Lili of the Valley.

The only embellishment I've used are a couple of silver dragonfly charms.  Also a few pearl gems in her hair :D

Hope you love my inspiration and will join Julia and her team at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Creations - Clean and Simple
The Ribbon Girl - July Card Challenge
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - CAS
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

DT Call!!!


Have you seen - Lizzy is having a Design Team Call for Oddball Art!!

She's looking for Colourists as well as Designers - check out the Oddball Art blog for more details

Andrea x

I have some one in mind....

to give this to :D  My mum loves oranges so I think this little gift bag may very well be going to her :D

We're being sponsored this month by Sam Stamps at Outlawz Sketch.  I chose this as my first image to play with.  It's called Sunny Spot
Coloured with ProMarkers, I've cut it out and framed it with black card stock.

Here's our sketch for today


I've made a bag with mine using design papers from Joy Crafts, some black card stock, a few black gems and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley coloured with ProMarkers.


Hope you love my creation and hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this creation into the following challenges
SLS Lines - Anything but a Card
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your passion - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Crazy cat & Xmas trees

Anyone had a cat you're bound to have had this experience with a cat and your tree.  They find the baubles almost as irresistible as catnip!

This image is Mindy you can find her in my shop on Etsy click here to see.  She's just like my old cat stalking the baubles and getting grumpy when she got told off.  Tis the season of Crazy Catz and Christmas Trees :D
This has been coloured with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils all to add depth and texture.

I had to keep the card CAS to showcase the image for you.  I've used black card stock and orange design paper from Joy Crafts.  I don't think this one needs anything else adding so I'm stopping here - LOL!!

If you've not found me yet my shop is SheepSki Designs on Etsy - click here

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card int the following challenges 
Christmas Card Challenges - Challenge 31
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Ike's World - Christmas in July
Simply Create Too - Christmas on July
Inky Chicks - Christmas on Summer
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - July
Christmas Cards All Year Round - July
QKR Stampede - Christmas in July
Come and Get It - Christmas in July
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas in July

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Favourite Flowers & sponsoring.....

I'm sharing my favourite flowers with you today.  This is Freesia Vase which you can get in my Etsy shop.  I created this digi when Diane Louise asked me to sponsor Crafty Friends for their new challenge starting today.

Their theme is Pink, White and Green and I'm honoured to also be their guest designer today too :D

The image has been coloured with ProMarkers and I've added some polychromos pencils for extra shading.  So far I've created two cards with this image and both have been CAS style.  It just seems to be perfect for it, but I'm sure you could use it for more fussy and fancy style cards too :D

This is a simple one layer card with some doodling round the edges.  The For You sentiment was created and printed as the same time as the digi.

My only embellishments are a scattering of rhine stones and a couple of sliver dragonfly charms.

Thank you for having me today Diane Louise and team - I'm looking forward to seeing your creations with my images

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Julia Spiri - Anything Goes (twist of garden)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Bling, Gems or Glitter
Creative Knockouts - All About Flowers