Thursday, 1 December 2016

Bit of Blue Sparkle

Today is a big day at All Dressed Up.  We've got the Advent Calendar Event with Kit & Clowder and it's our new Facebook Challenge!

Pop along to see how you can get the freebie and check out the design teams inspiration.

This month we'd like to see your cards with SPARKLE!!
I've used one one Wendy's new images for my inspiration.  It's called Party Time and you can find this image on Etsy.  I've created a CAS card adding a sentiment to the image when I printed it out.

I've used Copics for the clothes and ProMarkers for their hair.  I've also used come polychromos pencils for extra depth of shading.

The border was doodles with a biro.  Scattered randomly are some rhine stones and sequins.  Also used on this card, some black card stock and some blue glitter card that I've had in my stash for ages and never used :D

Hope you love my inspiration and you'll join our challenge.


Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 16
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Blue and White
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Got the Blues
Creative Moments  - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Snow kitten

We've reached U at The ABC Challenge which is for Unconventional.  We'd like to see your Christmas cards but NOT in traditional colours :D

We're sponsored by Conie Fong this time and I've used her image Sally and Snowball.  Last time I used them I did them in red and white so thought I'd see what they looked like in pastels.
I've used ProMarkers to colour them, then fussy cut the image out.
The design papers are from First Edition.

For the hilly snowy scene and trees I've used some white card stock cutting it with Spellbinders dies and Marianne Creatables.

The edges of these have been distressed with Milled Lavender ink from Tim Holtz and lashings of DecoArt glitter.

The silver glitter sentiment is a wooden embellishment from Hobby Craft.  I've doodles a biro border and added three tiny silver gems

Love to see you at the challenge with you non traditional Christmas cards
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Addicted to Stamps - Die Cuts & Punches
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image November
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Christmas
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes Christmas Paper
In the Pink - Cute & Cuddly
Craft Rocket - Winter Time
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Goes with Christmas
Come and Get It - Baby Its Cold Outside


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Too heavy to carry

Final week of the November Outlawz Sketch challenges sponsored by Anne Fenton.

I decided to do this little cutie in traditional Christmas colours using Copics.


She's been cut out with a Spellbinders die and mounted onto some black card cut out with a Spellbinders die to frame it.

Here's our sketch for this week


My design paper are from Lemoncraft and I've used some cream ribbon which you can find at the Ribbon Girl.

I've also used some snowtex to add texture, some silver snowflake charms and a felt holly leaf embellishment I got in Hobby Craft a couple of years ago.

Hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Two Patterns
Come and Get It - Baby Its Cold Outside
Robyn's Fetish - Stripes or Spots
Allsorts - Anything Christmas
Scrapping4Fun - Christmas
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Goes with Christmas
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Mushroom Home

Its blog challenge reminder day at Oddball Art, our theme this month is fantasy.

I've been meaning to make some new home cards for a while now and I thought this image no 309 from Oddball Art would be both different and perfect.  If you click on the link it will take you to Lizzy's shop where you can use my code DTANDREA10 to get yourself 10% off.
 
I've coloured this image using a combination of Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.

 
A single layered card, I've doodled a border with biro, added three silver dragonfly charms and used a sentiment from Lili of the Valley coloured with ProMarkers.

Hope you love my inspiration for today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes



Monday, 28 November 2016

Eeeerie Christmas

Not only has Lizzy from Oddball Art created some cutie this month, but she's also created some creepy cuties my fave!!!   Shhhh... you didn't hear me say that LOL!

As mentioned in my previous post you can get all of Lizzy's image with 10% discount by quoting my code DTANDREA10 on Etsy this one is image 354.

I wanted to create an eeeeeerie scene for this one - I printed big to make a CAS card and used mostly grey Copics.  I've then used a combination of ProMarkers and Copics for the pops of pink.

Mounted onto some black card stock to frame the image I've just added a few rhine stones for sparkle and a black and white star sticker that I got in Paperchase

Don't forget to check out the Oddball Art blog and Facebook page for more inspiration

Andrea x

I'd like to enter tis card into the following challenges
Creative Lady Bird Challenges - Anything Goes
Dream In Darkness - Anything Dark
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Left of Centre - I've Gone LOC
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes


Beary Cute Christmas

This adorable bear image from Oddball Art is one of Lizzy's new release images this month :D

You can find image 352 on Etsy and get 10% discount by quoting my code DTANDREA10
He's been coloured with Copics and cut out with a Spellbinders die.  He's been mounted onto some red card stock also cut out with a Spellbinders die.

Apart from more red card stock I've used design papers from Maja Design.

Added embellishment are a dress it up button is the shape of a crayon, a tiny wooden hear, a red enamel heart and some red gems.

Check out the main Oddball Art blog and Facebook Group for more inspiration

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings
Double D Challenges - Traditional Christmas Colours
Allsorts - Anything Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Die Cuts & Punches
Creative Knockouts - Tis the Season


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Picture this

A snow family on a vintage Christmas card.  That's what my hubby saw when I showed him my card using this image from Anne Fenton.  Anne is sponsoring us this month at Outlawz Sketch.

I've coloured the snowmen with ProMarkers, cut the image out with a Spellbinders die.  It's been edged with blue ProMarkers and DecoArt glitter.  I've also added some snowtex for some texture. 

Here's our sketch for today


I've used design papers from Craft & You which give it a lovely vintage feel and stayed with the sketch this week,


The glass star button were bought in Hobby Craft and I've had them in my stash for ages :D

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - November
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter - Winter
Lets Craft and Create - Winter
Morgan's ArtWorld - Use an Item from Your Stash
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes