Friday, 31 March 2017

Embellish It!

So this is it my first creation as a DT member for Fussy and Fancy Fridays, this means I get to play with LOTS of lovely embellishments and create beautiful cards that I wouldn't normally make.
Thank you so much for having me ladies - I'm so looking forward to working with you all.

The theme for the next two weeks is EMBELLISH IT!  Dig out your gorgeous embellishments lovelies it's time to play :D

I had a bit of a practice making a bag (in pink) in a similar style before I actually made this.  This one is more vintage shabby chic and monochromatic in its looks than the bag I made, mainly due to the colours.  It's been made for my mother in law for her birthday.  I don't think she reads my blog so I think I'm ok posting this here!
The design papers are from Lemoncraft and have been distressed.
Around one of the layers I've used some tiny flat back pearl string for a border.
I've dug out some of my Dusty Attic wood chip to make the trellis for the flowers and then added two resin corners.

The flowers all white creams and yellows are from The Ribbon Girl and Noor Design.  I've used a magnolia, a large wild rose bud, small rose buds, a chrysanthemum, roses, lilies and gypsophila.

There are some small pieces of cream twine around the flowers.  To complete the flowering garden look I've added a few tiny silver dragonfly charms.

The Mum sentiment in made up from Sizzix letter and design paper scraps.  there have been mounted onto a wooden element from Scrapinic.  Added to the bottom of this are two tiny wooden hearts.

To finish off the vintage shabby look I've added a splash of gesso.

Here are a couple of close ups of the flowers at different angels so you can see them better.
I've used this layout for a couple of creations now and have found it perfect for creating cards like this.  If you'd like me to create a sketch layout let me know and I'll see what I can do to get one made up so you can use it too.

Hope you'll join us at Fussy and Fancy this fortnight

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges

Lets Craft & Create - Entwined
Not Just Cards - Monochrome
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 20
Creative Craft Cottage - For the Girls
Deep Ocean - Flowers Everywhere
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Try It on Tuesday - Botanical
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes












Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Teapot Flowers

Its the final week of our sponsorship by Bugaboo at Outlawz Sketch.  We've a lovely simple sketch for you today. BUT before I show you that I'll show you the image I've decided to use for this weeks inspiration.

It's called Flower TeaPot.  I've coloured the image with ProMarkers and added a little black polychroms pencil for extra depth in the shading.

The image was hand cut so the oval it inside the die cut design paper.  I've also edged it with a few pearls.  Oh and the actual die cut with distressed with Tim Holtz Vinage photo ink.

Here's the sketch for this week

My spring green design papers come from Studio Light and have been distressed.  I've used some lace that I've had in my stash for ages and finished that with a BIG daisy to keep with the them eof the image.

My other embellishments are some pearls and a wood chip butterfly.

Hope you like my inspiration fro today and see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - March 2017
Paradise of Stamps - Spring
Simply Create Too - Lots of Green
Sparkles - Lets Go Green
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes



Tuesday, 28 March 2017

MILs Shabby Bag

I've been sneaky and joined another DT LOL!!  Did you know? ;)

For this one I need LOTS of practice with embellishments, so I've got a bit of practice on making a gift bag for my mother in law.  This bag was plain white when I started out :D

The distressed design papers I've used are from Lemoncraft.  On the edges of these I've used some Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz to break up the layers.

Around the edge of the centre layer I've used some tiny flat back pearl string to create a border.

Inside this the the left are two resin corners.  By the way if anyone knows where you can get these from now in the UK please give me a shout I've been trying to find some more without success!

Ok onto the centre piece.  I've used some wood chip elements from Scrapienic.  These have also been treated with some vintage photo ink.  The mum has been cut out from some scraps of pink design paper with my Sizzix letter dies.  With this I've added a tiny wooden heart.

Onto the central panel I've added some flowers, twine and some tiny silver dragonfly charms.  To finish off I've tied some vintage seam binding in a double bow around the handle.

Hope my mother in law loves it!

Andrea x

Supplies of embellishments came from Noor Design, The Ribbon Girl, Scrap & Craft and Wild Orchid Crafts

I'd like to enter this bad into the following challenges
Paper Creator Crafts - All About Mum
Noor Design - Spring
Scrap and Craft - Celebrations
Lets Craft & Create - Entwined
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Inky Chics - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Flowers Everywhere


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Book of Little Monsters

Ok so that may seem backwards way round when you read it, but when you see my image it actually makes sense.

It's a Book of Little Monsters rather than a Little Book of Monsters.  My monsters are alive and coming out of the book, they cute and miniature :D

I've coloured up both versions of the image here so you can see what it looks like for some inspiration.  I'm only entering the first card into the challenges though :)

Coloured with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils I've tried to give the book an aged look. 


The design papers for this card are from Studio Light.  I've also used some black and red card to break up the papers.

The edges of the image have been distressed, with with a Tonic solutions tool and with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz.  Around the edges I've then doodles a border with pen.

To finish off I've added a sentiment from Scrapienic coloured with black Copic and then a few silver star charms for magic!

Here's the version with the boy.

Once I'd finished himI got out my Sizzix die letters to cut the work surprise into the card.  I've then mounted it onto some red card so the words pop and keeping in the the colour of the book.

The design paper is again from Studio Light.

I've again used the same inks to distress and doodled a border.  A few rhine stones and star charms finishing off the card for magic.

Hope you love my new image

Andrea x

I'd like to enter the first card into the following challenges
Crafty Friends - B is For.... (Book, border, bat)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Boys Birthday
CRAFT - Add a Charm
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Fantasy
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Kamsin & a New Blog Challenge

Finally had a little time (mainly due to internet problems ha ha) to get this little beauty coloured up.

I created Kamsin for the Crafting Circle Artists Challenge for March.  The idea was to create an image where people could practice their colouring skills on a portrait etc.  I created Kamsin with lots of movement in her hair.


The first time I coloured her I did her with Ombre and although I liked the look I decided to try my original colour choice which I was a bit nervous of doing.  No idea why if you do it wrong just print it again and have another go!

She's been coloured with Copics to a certain extent.  I've yet to learn how to get this full effect using them.  I've also used polychromos pencils to finish off with.  Her hair is of firey colours red and orange and her eyes a luminous green.  You could colour her in with ordinary glasses but I've chosen to do her with sunglasses as a chic with a bit of attitude :)

I showed Katrina my colouring at work today who says its me!  I want a card with that for my birthday :D

I used some Sizzix letters to cut the sentiment into the card.  Underneath this is some black card and then some orange design paper from Joy Craft.

Finally I did some doodling with a pen to add a bit more of a border.

Hope you love my creation
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 3
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Girls
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Clean and Simple
Julia Spiri - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Lady in Red (hoping red hair counts)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Creative Crafty Cottage - For the Girls
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes




Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Flowering Watering Can

Today it's my turn to share some inspiration for the new release images from All Dressed Up.

I've made it in the theme of the current Facebook challenge to give you some more inspiration.  The theme is 1-2-3 - Use 1 of something 2 of something and 3 of something.
I've used
1 image
2 colours 
3 embellishments

This beautiful image Flowers for Mum is perfect for Mother's Day.  In the UK we have this on Sunday.  I've made this in colours that I know my mother in law will love.

I've coloured the image with ProMarkers and a little black polychromos pencil for extra depth in the shading.

I've doodled a border with a pen to frame the image.


Using one of my favourite layouts (having said that I've not used it for a while) I've used design papers from Maja Design and Joy Crafts.  All of these have been distressed.  My only embellishment are some pearl gems

Hope you love my inspiration for today.  You can join us at the Facebook Group challenge themed 1-2-3 or the Blog Challenge themed Anything Goes (as long as you use one of Wendy's images)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Card Mania - Pastel Colours
Craft Calendar Challenges - Mum's Day / Special Friend
Morgan's ArtWorld - Include a Sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Woman
Inky Chics - Flowers
Wordwide Open Design Team - Challenge 20
Craft Rocket - Make It Feminine

Crazy Red

We're being sponsored by Bugaboo at Outlawz Sketch this month.

The image I've chosen to use for my inspiration this week is called Birthday Balloons.

I've coloured the image with Copics and a little black polychromos pencil for extra depth in the shading.

Here's our sketch for this week


I've used design papers from Maja Design and a left over scrap of flowered paper (I'm a terrible hoarder and try not to throw any scraps away!)

I've also used some red card stock

My only embellishments are a Smile sentiment which is from Scrapienic and some black gems

Andrea

Monday, 20 March 2017

Cherries


For my inspiration today I've used Cherry Duo.  It's a very new image and this is the first time I've had chance to make something with it myself.


I've coloured this image using ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  Hoping to give the image some depth I've also tried to add a little cherry shine as well.

I've cut the image out using a Spellbinders die then another one to cut the black card to mount the image onto to frame it.

The design papers are from Lili of the Valley.  The ones in a strip in the middle have all been torn.

I've added a doodled border with a pen, added a couple of tiny wooden hearts and my final touch is an XOX sentiment cut from black card using Sizzix Thinlets.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and we see you at the new challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Red Robots Rule!!

I just had to share Bob with you :)  I've coloured him red and he just looks so cool! 


I've used Copics and a little black polychromos pencil to add some extra depth to my shading.

Creating a CAS card I've just layered him onto some black and red card stock.

The sentiment was created at the time of printing.  I've also doodles a border in pen to frame the card.

The new Facebook challenge start tomorrow in my SheepSki Designs Facebook group.  You can enter cards with any of my images in there.  The winner can pick three images of choice from my shop and if there are 15 entries the top three each get an image :)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Gem of a Challenge - Boys Birthday
Creative Knockouts - Border Time
Crafting by Designs - For a Man
Fab n Funky - Children
Crafty Friends - For a Child
Not Just Cards - Monochrome
The Crazy Challenge - Masculine
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Clean and Simple

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Daisy

This little cutie MouseBigFlower from Bugaboo is the image I've chosen for my Outlawz Sketch inspiration this week.

Bugaboo are sponsoring us for all of March :)

I've coloured this image with ProMarkers and a little black polychromos pencil.

Here's our sketch for this week.


I've used design paper from Joy Craft and dies from Spellbinders to put together this green, orange and white combination.

The only embellishments I've used are two green gems and a wood chip sentiment from Scrapienic

Hope to see you at the challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Come and Get It - Things with Wings
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some Green
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Dies and Digis
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 12
Creative Ladybird Creations - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Lots of Layers
Artistic inspirations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Country Cottage

I was asked to make a retirement card for a colleague at work.  She's been with the company for years and will be missed terribly.

In her spare time she runs a B&B so we decided it would be nice to make her a leaving card which included that.

Her actual B&B is very modern so we thought it wouldn't make an appropriate Retirement card.  I went off hunting for inspiration and this is what I've come up with.  A spring time country cottage with blossoms on the tree.

You can find Country Cottage in my Etsy shop and get it with 10% off by quoting code SKIANDREA10.  It comes with and without the B&B on the sign - just in case you don't want that bit :)
I've used Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils to colour this image.  The Happy Retirement sentiment was created at the time of printing.

Creating a CAS style card I've layered it up with black card and green design paper from Lili of the Valley.  I've just added a few paper blossoms to give a little dimension.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do Al(l) Kreatives - Spring
Crafts & Me - Springtime
Paradise of Stamps - Spring
Your Scrapbook Place - March into Spring
A Gem of a Challenges - Use 3 B's (B&B, Borders, Blossoms)
Sweet Stampin - Anything but Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Woman
PINspirational - Challenge 186
Crafty Calendar - Mum's Day / Special Female

Monday, 13 March 2017

Mind of his own

My first creation with Posh Puppy.  I had a game in my SheepSki Designs Facebook group for a chance to win him which finished yesterday - there were 7 lucky winners :)

I've coloured the image with Copics and polychromos pencils.  I then fussy cut the image out ready to go on the card.

I found a layout I liked and then spent ages looking for some papers.  Eventually I decided on some papers from Joy Crafts and First Edition.  I've also used some black card stock for the border between the two papers.  I layered it all up and then added the image and final embellishments.

Someone said to me the other day the dog looked like he was looking like he was posing for a camera shot.  I just think he has a mind of his own and decided to stop and sit and refuse to move LOL!  Hence my lovely lady looking over her shoulder trying to encourage him to move.

Anyway the camera bit made me think of this sentiment from Scrapiniec.  I coloured it with black Copic.

The foliage to the right of the card is some Dusty Attic chip board.

Hope you love my new design.


Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Allsorts - Ladies & Girls
Sweet Stampin - Anything But Birthday
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating Women
Dream Valley - Lots of Layers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - March Card Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Girls
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes



Sunday, 12 March 2017

Kamsin




It was the hair thing, I love colouring hair so I decided to create an image with lots of it.

I could have just created a portrait but images of long hair blowing in the wind caught my attention when browsing for some inspiration.

I've also created Kamsin with glasses.  Of course if you want you can turn them into sunglasses!

Hopefully I'll get chance to colour her soon :)

Have fun & happy crafting!

Andrea x


Friday, 10 March 2017

Meet Max

Just popping by to say Hi!

This little cute puppy is my latest new release image at SheepSki Designs - you can find Max in my shop by clicking here :)  You can get him with 10% discount by quoting code SKIANDREA10
Maz has been coloured with Copics and polychromos pencils.  When I printed him I left plenty of room so I could add a sentiment next to him.

I decided to do this with some Sizzix thinlet letters.

Just making a CAS card to show him off to you, I've used some black card and one sheet of design paper from First Edition.

Hope you love my little puppy.  You can have a go at winning him by entering my SheepSki Designs Facebook challenge and soon my Challenge blog (first challenge starts 1 April)

Happy Weekend!

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Sketchy Girls - Use Die Cuts
The Crazy Challenge - We Love Animals
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Clean & Simple
Scrapping4Fun - Boys / Male / Masculine
Cardz 4 Guyz - Clean & Simple
Crafty Gals Corner - Polka Dots and / or Stripes 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

This Way ----->

I chose Puppy Girlz as my inspiration for Outlawz Sketch challenge this week.  This image is from Bugaboo our sponsor for March.
The image was coloured with Copics and polychromos pencils.  After cutting it and mounting it onto some black card I doodled a stitched border.  

This is our sketch for this week


I've flipped it on its side.  Apart from some more black card I've used papers from Santoro and a scrap of red flowered paper that was left lying around (can't remember who it is though - sorry!)

The sentiment is wood chip from Scrapiniec and coloured with Copic.

The ric rac ribbon was from Crafty Ribbons, I've used some black gems and two large chrysanthemums from Wild Orchid Crafts

Hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - For the Ladies
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
PINspirational - Challenge 185
Classic Design Team - Challenge 12
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Girls
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - March Card Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Lil Red n Wilf

Did you catch the game in my SheepSki Designs Facebook Group?  If you commented on my post you would have been in with a chance to win this new image Little Red n Wilf.  Its now available in my Etsy Shop - click here

If you missed out you can get this image and any of my other ones with 10% off by quoting code SKIANDREA10 at checkout.

The image has been coloured with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.

Keeping the style simple to showcase the image, I've just used some black card stock to create a frame.  Both this and the image have been distressed.

Hope you love my new creation
Andrea x


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Come and Get It - Cards for Kids
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Sweet Stampin - No Design Paper
Craft Rocket - No Patterned Papers
The Crazy Challenge - We Love Animals
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Blue & Gold Wedding

Honoured to have been invited to be a guest designer at Crafting by Designs this month, where the them is anything goes.

For my inspiration I've chosen to make a wedding card using Wedding Couple from Aurora Wings
The image has been coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  Making a CAS style card as this is going to be handed round work for signing I've just doodled a border with pen.

The image is mounted onto layers of black card stock and blue glitter paper.

The embellishments are a couple of sequins and some rhine stones to add some bling and a wood chip sentiment from Scapiniec coloured with blue ProMarker to match the image colour scheme.

Thank you for having me ladies :)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampers  - Add a Sentiment
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Sparkles - Love
Aurora Wings - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - All that Glitters
Glitter n sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

1-2-3


Use 1 of something, 2 of something and 3 of something.

For my card I've used 1 image, two design papers and three butterflies.

The image I've used is called Dreaming of Summer which has been coloured with ProMarkers.
I've double cut the image using two Spellbinders dies to create the lacy look.  The edges of the image have then been coloured to match the design papers,

The design paper I've used are from Lili of the Valley and all ave been distressed.

My only embellishments are some pearl gems and three butterflies which ave actually been cut off a long flower stick on strip which I got in Hobby Craft.


Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Tuesday Throwdown - Things with Wings
Scraping4Fun - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Creative Sketch Girls - Use Dies Cuts
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes