Saturday, 22 April 2017

Bunny Surprise

Today is the second time in the month the All Dressed Up ladies are showing off their inspiration using Wendy's new images.

I got to play with Butterfly Bunny, which I've coloured a pale white and added pops of pink with the flowers and butterflies :)  I've used ProMarkers and polychormos pencils to do this with.  The edges of the cut image have been distressed and spin sugar ink from Tim Holtz added.

I've decided to do my first ever concertina card.  It took me a while to cut all shapes and distress the papers but I love the result.

Here's a view of the finished card.  The design papers you can see here are from Joy Crafts, to close the card I've decided to use three lots of ribbon. Two different shades of 5mm organza, from Crafty Ribbons which I've buried under the papers layers.  It's finished off with some velvet and gold ribbon from Lemoncraft.

Here's what the card looks like opened out

I found it quite difficult to get a photo of the whole card to show it to you but hopefully you can see ok.  I've used design papers from Maja Design on the inside to co-ordinate with the colours in the image.

Hope you like my inspiration using Wendy's new image.  Don't forget to check out the blog challenge today.  The Dressy Girls are also showcasing their images there.

We also have a challenge running in the Facebook group which is themed "Feature a Creature"  We'd love to see you with you animal creations.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge 4
Creative Sketchy Girls - Butterflies and / or Flowers
Deep Ocean - Spring
Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image
Classic Design Team - Challenge 13
Fairytale Challenge - More than Just One Fold
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Bunnies and Chicks
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Lil Skunk

I've had Lil Skunk coloured up for absolutely ages.  I've finally found time to make a card with him - yay!  I've used him for my inspiration for the new SheepSki Designs Facebook challenge which starts today - click here to see my group, you can find it under the pinned post.

He's been coloured with ProMarkers then cut out and mounted onto some green design paper then black card.


I wanted to make him into a card for a guy, I definitely don't do enough of them!  The papers I used are from Lili of the Valley and Santoro.

The only added extras for this card are a birthday sentiment (wood chip Scrapiniec coloured black) and a few black gems.

Hope you love my inspiration for today, see you in my group maybe

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Passion For ProMarkers - Going Dotty
Sweet Stampers - Animals
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Happy Reaper

I've used a Happy Reaper from Bloobel Stamps for my inspiration today.  Lisa is sponsoring Outlawz Sketch challenge this month.

I've coloured him with Copics and promarkers and distressed the edges of the image wit Black Soot ink from Tim Holtz.

He's been framed with some black card with an added black Happy Birthday sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Grim Reapers (or Happy Reapers in this case) are one of my hubby's favourite characters.  Something to do with Mort from Terry Pratchett books I think ;)    So he may be getting this card for his birthday!

Here's our sketch for today which I've twisted for this card.


My design papers are from a set I won called Urban Style.  Unfortunately there's noting on them apart from that to say who's made them.  I've also used a bit of left order red paper from Lili of the Valley


My only embellishment are a couple of tiny bells coloured white tied with string.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and its not too scary :D

See you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes 

Saturday, 15 April 2017

NEW BLOG CHALLENGE REMINDER DAY

Today is reminder day for the new SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge.  Challenge #1 went live on 1 April 2017 and closes on 30 April 2017.  So I though it appropriate to do a mid month reminder, I also had a lucky winner to announce :)

The theme for this month is ANYTHING GOES.  You can use any designers image, you don't have to use one of mine but if you do you'll bag yourself an extra image if you're picked as a winner or top three.


This is my inspiration I made for it.  I've used my FUCHSIAS image to create this.  I printed it big, huge in fact.  My original plan was to make it a whole background and put a smaller version on top.  I may to this later if I remember.  I tend to have idea overload and forget a lot of what I wanted to do unless I write it down!

You can buy my images with 10% off by quoting SKIANDREA10.
The image was coloured with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  In the leaves I've used a little yellow for the highlight of the light source.  On the fuchsias I've just used the white of the card stock and very softly coloured over the top with pencil to blend to the surrounding colours.

Once I'd coloured it and was hunting around for design papers for something else I spotted this paper from 13 Arts.  You can find it here at Scrap & Craft.  When I saw it I though it would make a perfect background for part of the large fuchsias I'd coloured.  Behind it is a piece of black card just to add a frame.

So off I went fussy cutting, the stamen were a bit tricky but I got there without cutting anything off LOL!

The added sentiment is a wood chip one from Scrapiniec and I've just coloured it with black COPIC.

Hope you love my inspiration and we see you over at the challenge - not many people know about it yet.
AND if you didn't already know I also have a Facebook Group where you can show off your creations with my images and enter them into my challenges there :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers Galore
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
AUD Sentiments - Birthday Sentiments
QKR Stampede - Flowers or anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 21
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Otter Halves

This image was especially created for my best friend, my hubby, he loves otters and as they can mate for life it's very appropriate for our anniversary.

Did you know some of them even sleep holding hands!

I wanted to make a CAS card to showcase the image.  So all I've used is some card stock to create a frame for the image.

I've coloured the image with just polychromos pencils.  I wanted to get the effect of some fur with very fine lines which polychromos are excellent at doing.

The edge of the card has been distressed with Black Soot ink from Tim Holtz.  the sentiment was produced at the time of printing.

To finish off the anniversary theme I just added two tiny wooden hearts.

Happy anniversary hubby, I have no idea where the last four years went!

Andrea xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Oddball Art - You're my Best Friend
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 1
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Animals
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Add a Sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anniversary
Crafty Friends - Animals or Birds
My Time to Craft - No Design Papers
Cardz for Guys - Animal Antics

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Running Dog

Lisa Bloobel is sponsoring us this month at Outlawz Sketch, woo hoo we get to use her quirky loveable images.

The one I've chosen for my inspiration today is Running Dog.  This image reminds my hubby of a dog he once owned - mad as a hatter!
I've coloured it with Copics and polychomos pencils.  the edges have been distressed with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz.

Two dies have been used to cut the image and the circle of design paper from Lili of the Valley.

Here's our sketch for today


My other design papers are from UHK Gallery, First Edition and Lili of the Valley.  I've also used some black card.


To finish the card off I've used a few black gems, drawn coloured and cut a bone out and added a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps for Joy - Anything Goes twist inspired by a song (Mad Dogs and Englishmen Go Out in the Midday Sun)
Die Cut Divas - Birthdays
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 1
The Crafters Cafe - Make us Laugh
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Our Four Legged Friends
Crafting when We Can - Animals

Monday, 10 April 2017

Annabell & Aggie

I'm honoured today to be a guest designer at The Crazy Challenge.  Their theme for the next two weeks is Spring is Coming.
I've chosen to use one of my new images Annabell and Aggie for my inspiration today.  I created this image with spring in mind, little lambs and flowers.

The image has been coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.

Keeping the image as the focus I've created a CAS card, only using one piece of flowers design paper to border the image.

Just around the edge of the image I've doodled a border in pen as well.  I've also added a love sentiment from Scrapienic which has been coloured with black ProMarker.

Thanks for taking a look today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Oddball Art - You're my Best Friend
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 1
Crafting When We Can - Animals
Dream Valley - Our Four Legged Friends
Crafty Friends - Animals or Birds
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Showers / or Spring
Your Scrapbook Place - April Time
Inky Chics - Use Purple 



Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Biongy Rabbit

Lisa Bloobel from Boobel Stamps is sponsoring us at Outlawz Sketch for April - we're in for a great month of FUN!

I've used Biongy Rabbit for my inspiration.  It's near Easter so I thought this image very appropriate.

The image has been coloured with ProMarkers and then I've scattered some embossing enamel around in the back ground.  In addition to that I've added a few sequins to give it some bling.
Here's our sketch for this week


Apart from using black card I've used some new design papers I found from First Edition.  It;s made a lovely fantasy background for the image.

Behind the image is some black ric rac, I've used a couple of black gems and my final touch, wihich was an unexpected addition it happened to fall on the card as I was deciding on which embellishments to use and I though it looked great!  Happy accident hee hee :D

Hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampers - Easter / Spring
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 20
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe - Make Us Laugh
Come and Get It - Easter
Gitter n Sparkle - Use Pastels
Crating from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes



Monday, 3 April 2017

*** WIN WIN WIN - TRIPLE YOUR CHANCES ***


Remember this image from SheepSki Designs? If you grabbed it as a freebie get it coloured up and enter your creations into the competition folder at Through The Craft Room Door Facebook Group by the end of this week!! Cara has a $10 voucher for someone to win images from my shop on Etsy, link's here - 

If you didn't manage to grab it as a freebie it's in my shop at a reduced price until the end of the week, links here - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu

You can also enter your creations into my current Facebook challenge and my new blog challenge, links here - https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-1-anything-goes.html and here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1730005463906336/?ref=group_cover

Good luck and have fun!! 😘

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Follow the White Rabbit

The title is a movie reference especially for my hubby ;)

We'e a new challenge at All Dressed Up in the Facebook Group.  We'd like you to FEATURE A CREATURE!  One of my favourites - I love animals!!

Seen as it's nearly Easter I've decided to use Wendy's Easter Bunny.  For this card it's all while apart from the image which I've coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  In the background you can see some white embossing enamel.

It's and the die cut card behind it have both been cut out with Spellbinders dies.  They've been edged with Black Soot ink from Tim Holtz.  I've also doodled a stitched border round the edge of the bunny image.

Behind these is a doily and the distressed design papers from First Edition.  In between the layered papers is some crafting gauze.

I've also added a couple of mini tags threaded with vintage seam binding.

Other embellies now mentioned a re a large wooden butterfly from Scrapienic, while flowers and lace.

Don't forget at All Dressed Up we have the blog challenge as well.  You can enter you creations with Wendy's mages in here too :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Moving Along with the Times - Into the Woods
Little Red Wagon - Hippity Hoppity
Crafting by Designs - Happy Easter
Fairy Take Challenge - Cards with Animals
My Time to Craft - Woodland Animals or Easter
Crafty Friends - B is For..... Bunny
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Show us Your Lace
Addicted to Stamps - Easter
Scrapping4Fun - Easter


New Blog Challenge and New Image


You can use any image for the challenge and the theme for this first challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  Just to get us going ;)

I've used this new image.  Its based on ME!  My hubby said a while ago he could do with a hiking image for his boss for his birthday so I drew one trouble is I don't know what to call it.

If you want a chance to win it pay a visit to the SheepSki Designs Challenge blog to see how!

Soooo.....  she's been coloured with a combination of ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  I used the colours of my clothed to colour her with - yet you can see me coming a mile off LOL!!

Of course I had to showcase her for you so I've created a CAS card, just adding a THIS WAY sentiment (from Scrapienic) and a doodles border.

Hope to see you at my challenge :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes


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