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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Great Horned Owl - DoveArt Studios

Hi there :)

Do you struggle making cards for men? I did until I started using DoveArt Studios rubber stamps as a lot of them lend themselves to male cards just like the Great Horned Owl, so keeping it simple as I like to do I put together this card that I think is ideal for a male's birthday card. What do you think?


Great Horned Owl coloured with Copic Markers - 

Owl - E51, 53, 55, 57, BV20, 23, W7, Y15, 17. Tree - E44, 47, 49, G46.

For the background I used Distress Oxide Inks with a sponge and a small 'grass' stamp from Eclectic Images. 

Until next time, have a wonderful day 

Andrea xx 



Sunday, 15 October 2017

Tall Cactus - DoveArt Studios

Hello friends,

How are you today? I'm here to share my latest DoveArt Studios creation :)

It's a clean and simple card featuring 'Tall Cactus' rubber stamp. I've made this card with my step Dad in mind as he is a keen gardener.




Tall Cactus was coloured with Copic Markers -

Blues - B91, 93, 97. Greens - YG61,63, 67, 91, 93, 95, 97, BG90, 93, 96. Shadows - W7. 

Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing day

Andrea xx


Friday, 13 October 2017

Pretty Pumpkin - Make it Crafty



Hello there :)

I'm loving the 'Pretty Pumpkin' digital image in the Make it Crafty Store so thought I'd colour her up and share with you guys. I've also loved seeing the creations others have made using her that they have shared in the Make it Crafty Facebook Group, so inspiring.




I chose to print her using the washout setting in the 'colour' section of the Microsoft Word program, Zoe has created a video showing how to do this, here's the link - VIDEO

I coloured her using Copic Markers - Skin - E000, 00, 02, 11. Lips - R81, 83. Eyes - BG01,05. Hair - Y21, E53, 55, 57. Clothing - BG01, 02, 05, R81, 83, Y13, 17. Shoe - N3, 5, 7, 9, Y23, 26, 28. Pumpkin - YR01, 04, 07, YG93, 95, 97.

I also coloured the chipboard elements with Copic Markers - R81 for the pink and BG02 for the blue then coated them with glossy accents to achieve the 'shine'. 

I created the background with distress oxide inks - broken china and worn lipstick, water and a coffee stain rubber stamp.

Have a wonderful day

 Andrea xx

Monday, 2 October 2017

Carefree Women - Make it Crafty


Hi all :)

Popping in today with a card I made for my boss (School Principal), who unfortunately left our lovely little school to be the principal of a much bigger school. We will miss her immensely.

Using the girls from the Carefree Women Collection to depict the female staff (because we are all HOT lol) and Oliver to depict our only male staff member I merged them all together to create this farewell card that she loved and was even able to pick which staff member was which character. Can you pick me?




I kept it CAS style because that's me and I was terribly ill with gastro and Flu whilst making it, I was very pleased to achieve what I did considering my illness.

Sorry but I didn't keep track of which markers I used.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Sending sunshine your way - Make it Crafty



Hello lovely people,

I'm here today to share my latest card, inspired because I'm sick of being cold lol.

I have coloured the beautiful 'Cora from behind' on the 'Lonely Island' for this CAS card and finished it with the 'Sending Adapt-a-Word' chipboard words.



I coloured the digital images with Copic Markers and Polchromos Pencils. I left the chipboard words natural.

Lonely Island
Water - BG53, 45, 49
Sand - E30, 31, 34, 37
Shells - YR01, 02, YG93
Rocks - W1, 3, 5
Grass - G24, 43, 46
Palm Trees - E43, 44, 47, YG01, 23, 25, 17
Big Leaves - G14, 07, 09
Bush - YG93, 95, 97
Sky - B000, 00, 01
Cora from behind
Skin - E000, 00, 01, 02, 11, Cinnamon 189, Ivory 103
Hair - Y21, E53, 55, Dark Sepia 175, Brown Ochre 182, Blister 179, Dark Naples Ochre 184
Bikini - RV52, 63, 55.

Sending Sunshine Your Way

Andrea xx      

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Pumpkin Jack Jolly - 'Case'd Card - Make it Crafty



Hi All,

Have you heard about us Make it Crafty DT Gals 'CASE'ing each others card?
What's 'CASE'ing you might ask, I know I did lol. 'CASE'ing is when you 'Copy And Steal Everything'.
We started with Deborah's card - Here   then Marika 'Case'd it Here and now it's my turn.

Here is what I came up with, using Pumpkin Jack Jolly from the 'Halloween Pumpkin Digi Set' and 'Boo' chipboard word.




To achieve the 'Glow' from within the pumpkin I watched Zoe's tutorial which you can find HERE

Coloured with Copic Markers.

Oranges - YR4, 7, 9, 27, R08, E07, 08.
Greens - G94, 99
Yellows - Y04, 06, 38
Black - 110 Special Black.

I used a black pigment ink around the edges of the card to darken it a bit more.

It's been fun learning about and creating a 'CASE'd card.

Andrea xx    

Monday, 11 September 2017

Fathers Day Card - Make it Crafty



Hello :)

I'm just popping in to share the Fathers Day card I made for my daughter to give to her Dad which I completely forgot to share before Fathers Day.



A very simple CAS card. I coloured the image with Copic Markers.

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04
Eyes - YG25, 17
Hair - Y21, E53, 55, 57
Dad's PJ's - C1, 3
Kayla's PJ's - YG23, 25, 17 & white get pen for the dots
Slippers - B91, 93, 95, Y26.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx