Thursday, 22 September 2016

Warm hands

Here's a little inspiration for you for the All Dressed Up new release images.


I've used ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils to colour this image.

She's then been cut out with a Spellbinders die and I've used some antique linen and vintage photo ink to distress it.

Below is a close up of the flower arrangement, this is a combination of flowers from The Ribbon Girl, Wild Orchid Crafts, Live and Love Crafts.  the pin from The Ribbon Girl and the wood chip is a Christmas embellishment from Scrapeinic.


Other embellishments used are some tiny wooden hearts which I've had in my stash for ever (think I got them at the Glitter Pot), a metal corner (this one was a Santoro one) and some brown organza rose trim from Lemoncraft.

All the design paper are hand cut and are from Dovecraft, Santoro and First Edition.


We also have a Facebook challenge which is themed Pretty Pastels this month

Hope to see you there :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dream Valley - No Squares Allowed
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 14
Simply Create Too - Pink and Brown
Come and Get It - Lots of Layers
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image Challenge
Artistic inspirations - Anything Goes
Petal Loo - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

PAWS!!!

New sketch challenge at Outlawz today - here I've used Bella from DigiStamps4Joy, our sponsor for the month.

I've coloured Bella using Copics with a little black polychromos pencil for extra shading.  Hopefully I've achieved a shaggy dog look :D

The image and paper she's been mounted on were cut with Spellbinders dies.

Here's our sketch for today


I've altered mine slightly and just used two lines of ribbon instead - mainly coz I've been dying to use this PAWS ribbon which I got from Crafty Ribbons.

The design papers are from Joy Crafts and Maja Design

No embellishments at all, just nice and simple to showcase the image

Hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Ladybird Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - All Squared Up
In The Pink - Photo Inspiration
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Left of Centre - Four Legged Creatures


Monday, 19 September 2016

Rocket Man

Here's one I've made for my dad.  Guy cards are so hard to do but I think I did ok here.

I've used Rocket Man from Bloobel Stamps.


I've added a sentiment to him before printing him and then coloured it with Copics.  I've tried to give an impression of movement by the trails of grey to the left of the image.

The embellishments are metal charms I won from Though the Craft Room Door a long time ago.

To finish the card off I've just doodled a border :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Incy Wincy - Things That Fly
Stamping Sensations - One for the Boys
The Corrosive Challenge -Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
The East Wind - I Like to Move It
Scrapping4Fun - Boys, Men, Masculine
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes



Friday, 16 September 2016

Birthday dance

I don't think I've seen many people use this image yet.  It's number 237 from Oddball Art

Don't forget if you want any of Lizzy's images you can get 10% off on Etsy by quoting my code DTANDREA10


He's perfect for a guy card and I've used Copics to colour him with.


This one is a one layers card with some added edging doodled with biro and a chipboard birthday sentiment from Scrapienic coloured with Copics too!

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Stamping Sensations - One for the Boys
Aud Sentiments - Fall Colours
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Monochrome
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


Thursday, 15 September 2016

GAMESrUS

So did you miss us - we've had a BIG summer break at All Dressed Up on the blog and we've had a bit of a change round with the team.  We've also had a DT call so we'll be in touch with the new Dressy Girls soon.

My inspiration for you today is a CAS style card using Gaming Boy
I've coloured him with ProMarkers and cut him out with a Spellbinders die, mounting him onto some black card stock also cut with a Spellbinders die.

The design papers are from First Edition

All I've added to this card are some black glitter letter to make the sentiment and what look like some >>>> arrows/chevrons which are from Docrafts

Don't forget we also have a month challenge in the Facebook Group - it's themed pastels this time :D

Andrea x


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Stamping Sensations - One for the Boys
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Your Passion - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - September
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Pink fallen angel

Yep! I'm definitely having a pink thing going on - this time though I've used hot pink for my inspiration.


Sooo.... the image I've used here is one of my favourites its number 160 she like a little fallen angel.  Instead of doing her in muted shades I decided hot pink would look so cool!  I've used Copics to colour the image and added a little black polychromos pencil to enhance the shadows.

To make to pink pop I've coupled it with black.  This is definitely my new favourite colour combination :D

The design paper you can see here is from Lemoncraft and there's a tiny bit off cut from Lili of the Valley.

All the circles were cut using Spellbinders dies and the birthday sentiment was also one of theirs.

I've just finished the card off by adding a few black gems

Hope you love my inspiration for the new challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dream In Darkness - September Challenge
Scrapping4Fun - Add Stripes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Layer It Up
Inky Chicks - Fairies and / or Wings
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Spots and/or Stripes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Monochrome
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes


Enjoy the day

I've something a little pinky to share :D

Our sponsor at the ABC Challenge this month is Polkadoodles and out theme P is for Pearls.  I got to play with A Gift - Winnie Fruit Punch
This image has been coloured with ProMarkers, cut out and distressed with a tool and some Tim Hotlz antique linen ink.  I've also used some white embossing enamel on the background.  Papers used in this creation were from Joy Crafts and Lili of the Valley.  I've also used some white card stock.

The die cuts you can see are from La La Land and Little Darlings. As the theme is to add pearls I've used lots of them :D

The sentiment is a wooden chipboard one from Scrapienic

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Carmakers - Layer It Up
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - All Squared Up
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes