Wednesday, 31 December 2014

C.C. Designs January Preview Time

Hello and welcome to my first C.C. Design Preview! C.C. Designs  has some really lovely new rubber stamps for January and I've been lucky enough to have a sneaky peak and a chance to colour one up for this preview :) Her name is 'Rose' and she is adorable.

I coloured 'Rose' using Copic's and popped her on a Stitched Circle Die from By DIEzvne then stamped the sentiment form the new 'Elegant Valentine' sentiment stamp. I then used some patterned paper, ribbon and roses from my stash to put the card together. 
'Rose' will be in the 'Shop'  on the 3rd January!! 

Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11.
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29.
Dress - C00, C1, C3.
Top/Headband/Tights B91, B93, B97.
Shoes - E70, E71, E74, E77.
Roses - R20, RV11, W3.
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67. 

Andrea xx


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Hydrangea - Dove Art Studio

Hello lovely people, how was your Christmas? Ours was lovely and quiet just the way I like it :)

Today I have coloured one of Jennifer Dove's gorgeous rubber stamps Hydrangea  and placed it on a Stitched Circle Die from By Diezyne, then chose some white card stock and a couple more dies from C.C. CuttersButterfly Border and Mushroom Border you can get all of these products and much much more from C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps. I decided to keep it all white except the Hydrangea image as I wanted it to be the star of the card and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

I hope you like it :) I have a few photo's to show the process of colouring this image as it took me ages to do with a few hiccups that I was able to save along the way. I coloured this image with Copic's. 

I used YG61, YG63, YG67 & G28 for the leaves, then laid down B60 on all the petals.

At this stage I had also used B41, V01, B63, BV02. 

Then some BV04 to start creating depth.

This is where I started doubting that what I was doing would work, I added BV25 for shadows and found it just made the image look 'liney' so i had to blend out the lines.

I used BV23 to blend the lines out somewhat and then took on the rest of the image. 

With each image I was going back over each petal with every colour, I'm so glad it turned out ok because it took a long time to do it lol. 

Andrea xx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Not so lucky last Christmas Card.

Have you ever coloured an image that you are pretty happy with, but just thought it needed something else? Well that's what happened with this image Phoebe Christmas Wish and if I had left it alone it would have been fine, but no I had to fiddle lol. Anyway in the end it turned out ok, I have learnt a lesson and remembered one of the saying my Mum says often 'Leave well enough alone' haha.

This is the end result


but this is where it went wrong


What was I thinking Bright Yellow Dots!!!!! lol and when you think it couldn't get any worse..


It did!! And just as I was about to throw it out I thought I'd try one more thing and that was to cover the hideous yellow with black, add some snow using the new rubber stamp 'Falling Snow', cut it into an oval put it on a card and Done!! It's not perfect but I think its a pretty good save.

It's Christmas Eve here in Australia only 5 hours till the big man in red pops in and this little elf still has lots of gift wrapping to do, So I will wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year from Australia :)
Andrea xx

Monday, 22 December 2014

Teachers Thank you Card.

  Well I needed a teachers card for my daughters year 5/6 teacher as it is her last year in Primary School and the last year for our family at the School after 15 years, I wanted it to be special and humorous at the same time. This teacher has taught all of my girls, he started at our small rural school the same year as we did and we have shared many goods times with lots of laughs, so when I saw this image I decided it was perfect for him. Crazy 4U is from Doodle Dragon Designs found at C.C. Designs

Im quite sure my three girls drove him crazy from time to time lol.

I used Copic Alcohol Markers
Skin - E50, E51, E21, E 11, E04
Hair/teeth/Eyes - C1, C2, C4, C5
Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97
Straight Jacket - W00, W1, W2, W3
Shoes - N3, N5, N7, N9
Shadows - W2, W3, W4

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, Andrea xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Scruffy Christmas

Hello Peeps, 21st of December and I'm still making Christmas Cards! Why do I always leave it till the last minute? Grrr.

Today I coloured Scruffy  from Make it Crafty cut him out with a couple of stitched circle dies from ByDiezyne popped him on a white card with a strip of patterned paper and some washi tape.


I coloured Scruffy with Copic's & Kaszazz Alcohol Markers,
Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11, E04
Hair - B01, B02, B04, B05
Hat/Tap - R24, R27, R29
Scarf/Shoes - YG21, YG23, YG17
Pants - B91, B93, B95
Shadows - N4, N5, W1
Bells - Y11, A1205, A7406, A122

thanks for stopping by Andrea xx

Saturday, 20 December 2014


Hello, well it's time to announce the winner of the C.C. Designs, Doodle Dragon Studio rubber stamp Birthday Monster. Thank you to all that left a friendly comment on my post I appreciate you taking the time for me.
Drumroll please..........the winner is Cindi Revelle!!! Congratulations! Cindi can you please contact Christine at with your mailing details so she can post your brand new rubber stamp 😄

Thanks again to those who left me some love 😄 Andrea xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

December New Release - Pin up Girls

Hello and welcome to this months New Release form Karleigh Sue Digi's. It's time for some more 'PIN UP GIRLS' and boy o boy these ones don't disappoint, today I am featuring 'Gift Wrapped' and she is a smexy little thing, perfect for your husbands Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary card. There are six new pin up girls to choose from in the Karleigh Sue Etsy Shop so head on over and have a look or even better still check out the Karleigh Sue Blog to see the rest of these gals coloured up and looking gorgeous :)

I used Copic's to colour her.
Skin - E50, E51, E21
Eyes - B41, B45
Hair - N3, N5, N7
Bow/Shoes - R24, R27, R39.

Thanks for looking

Andrea xx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Karleigh Sue December Inspiration Post

Hey all, Andrea here today with one of my favourite Karleigh Sue images Gone Crafting! She's such a fun image to colour up, I was feeling very bright and cherry when I coloured her, that's how crafting makes me feel, how about you? I hope you like her :)

I used Copic's to colour her -
Skin - E50, E51, E21 Lips - E04 Eyes - E23, E25
Hair - RV04, RV06, RV17, B02, B04, B06
Dress - Y02, Y06, Y08
Shoes - YG21, YG23, YG17
Bag - N4, N6, N8, RV04, RV06, RV17.

Thanks Andrea x

The Secrets Out!

How exciting is this?? Who'd of thought that when I applied for a position on C.C. Designs design team that I would get it? Not me! Needless to say I'm am stoked :) and honored to have been accepted to this prestigious team of mega talented ladies.

As part of my introduction the lovely Christine has offered a FREE rubber stamp of my choice to go to one of my followers who leaves a nice comment on this post. How generous is that? I have chosen Birthday Monster from Doodle Dragon Studio as the prize because he is so much fun! 

So for your chance to win this cute guy/gal leave me some love in the comments and pop back on Saturday 20th December 2014 to see if you are the lucky winner, how easy is that? 

I have used Copic's to colour this stamp.
Fur - YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18
Belly Fur/Feet - YR00, YR01, YR02, YR65
Claws/Horns/Teeth/Nose - C0, C2, C4, C5, C6
Gift/Balloon/Hat - B01, B02, B04, B06, B18
Shadows - W0, W1, W2, W3, W5

Thanks for sharing in my excitement :)

Andrea xx


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Fiery Dragon - Make it Crafty.

Hello, today I'm sharing with you a clean and simple card using Fiery Dragon digital image from Make it Crafty. I have chosen him for a colouring class I will be teaching in January 2015 which I'm both excited and terrified about lol. I thought he would be a great beginners image to do.


Zoe being the most generous person that she is has given me permission to use this image in my class.
I have used Copic's to colour him.
B01, B02, B04, B06.
Y17, Y38, YR 18.

Thanks for popping in

Andrea x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

C.C. Designs - Doodle Dragon Hop Winners

The winners are-
Laura's Blog-
Awww, now this is totally adorable Laura!! What a sweet, fun image!!

Dorinda's Blog-
    Irene Grau

I LOVE that sentiment! So perfect. Love the kitty and your coloring. Oh shoot, I just love this whole card!

Holly's Blog-
    J Blanchett
HOLY COW!!! What a great effect with your coloring! It looks so gosh darned awesome!!! I am in awe!! I will be studying what you did there!
Congrats winners. Email me at christine @ ccdesignsrubberstamps . com (no spaces) with your mailing address so I can send you your Doodle Dragon winnings!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Let it Snow!

Hello friends :)
Today's post is all about 'Sparkling Snow and Ice' well my attempt at 'sparkling snow' anyway lol.
Sparkling Snow is this months challenge over at Make it Colourful and to be honest it's a hard one but as Zoe always says without challenges that really challenge us how will we grow? So after quite a few attempts I came up with this scene using Cold By LightJasmine Hot Chocolate and Happy Holidays Sentiment  Digital images plus Falling Snow background rubber stamp all from 

Not sure that it actually 'sparkles' but it is pretty ;)

Thanks for popping by


Copic Markers Used - 

Sky - B24, B26
Lamp Pole - W2, W4, W6
Light Glow -Y11, Y15, Y17 Reflective light Y00
Holly & Trees - G07, G09, G28
Bow, Hat, Scarf & Leg Warmers - R24, R27, R46, N7
Bench Seat - E21, E23, E25, E27
Jeans - B93, B95, B97, B99
Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11, E04
Hair & Boots - N3, N5, N7
Snow/Shadows - C0, C1,C2, C3, C5.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Doodle Dragon Blog Hop!

Oh yeah! We have some extra cuteness joining the C.C. Designs family of Illustrators. I was tickled pink when Dustin contacted me to design stamps for us. I have always loved his incredibly adorable images, and now they are mine, muwahahaha!
The new DT is joining us in a Doodle Dragon Blog Hop. Wait until you see what they have done with  the images, your mind will be blown.
To introduce Doodle Dragon we are having a blog hop. 3 of the blogs on the hop are giving away 2 stamps each. But we are not going to tell you who! Leave some love to all the players and on Monday December 1st we will announce the winners. 

Check out this little cutie! 'Giraffe Party' such a fun image :)

The next person on our hop is Asa
If you get lost, our hop order is . . .  
C.C. Designs Blog
The new stamps are available now and included in the Black Friday special.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Runaway Heart - Karleigh Sue Digi's

November New Release!

Hello Crafters,

Today I have coloured up one of the November New Release Digi's from Karleigh Sue Digi's her name is Runaway Heart and she is the first entry in my new colouring journal yay! I have been thinking about creating a colouring journal for awhile and I chose today to start. Being the practical person I am I like to have a use for every image I colour but at times some of these colouring's just get put in piles waiting to go on a card for someone special, so I thought instead of putting all these beautiful images in piles I would create this journal with the image and corresponding information until the time comes for them to go onto a card or other project. I hope you like this idea. 

What do you think??

To check out the rest of the new releases click Here

Who remembers threatening to runaway from home at some stage? My 3 girls have tried to runaway from home at least once, all the way to the front fence lol. I think this image will one day adorn a few scrapbooking pages in my house :) 
Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Mrs Claus - Karleigh Sue

Hello friends,
I'm here today with a Christmas post, yes I am really getting into the Christmas Card spirit!
This image of Mrs Claus is probably the prettiest one I've seen and I've seen a lot :)

I have used a center step card for this pretty lady.

Before she went on the card.

Inside the card.

I used Copic's to colour her.
Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair - N3, N5, N7
Eyes - YG21, YG23, YG17
Dress - R24,R27, R46, N5
Shoes/Belt/Ribbon - Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28
Mistletoe - YG61, YG63, YG67

Thanks for popping in :)

Andrea xx

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Happy 40th Birthday Betty!!

Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!!
YES the BIG 40
so we thought we would make it as special as we possibly can! ...
the Awesome Rachel Sharp
drew us up an image to use for Betty's Birthday!!
A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies
have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see, they have all been mailed out to Betty
so she should get some AMAZING mail...
but we thought you would all like to see these FANTASTIC projects..

Here's mine! Happy Birthday Betty xx

Love Andrea xx

Here is the Hop list and it's looooooooooong but so worth visiting every single one to see all the amazing projects that have been made with love for this very special lady! 

Corinne also has wonderful cards by Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena 
  Melissa D 
  Sian H 
                     Andrea - this is me :)
  Chris S 
  Lisa N. 
  Julie R. 
  Jo Walker 
  Sharon B 

Monday, 3 November 2014


Hi all, just a quick post from me today :)
I had a thumping headache for a few days and was up to date with my DT work so to help me relax I coloured up this Tiddly Inks digi called Sisters as I have three beautiful daughters how could I resist and it did help me relax and took the edge off my headache. 

I hope crafting helps you to relax :)

Andrea xx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Speed Colouring - 15 minutes!

Make it Colourful Challenge #15, 

Speed Colouring!

Hello :)
Today I bring you a step by step tutorial of my 15 minute colouring. Those who know me know I am so slow at colouring so to be asked to colour an image in 15 minutes was quite challenging, so I chose a simple image 'Little Christmas Tree'. I coloured the image in 14.5 minutes!! So I thought I would see how long it then took to put this image on a card, 4 minutes choosing the paper and 4 minutes putting it together. So all up 22.5 minutes to make a basic yet pretty Christmas card that is so much nicer then those ones you can buy at the cheap shops, and your recipients will appreciate the fact that's it is hand made with love <3 So here's how I did it.
Printed the image, chose the markers and set started the timer


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So what I have done is lay down the base colour YG03, that took 1:11 minutes.

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I then used YG63 to 'flick' in some dimension, 49 seconds.

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next I 'flicked' some YG67 to add more depth, 30 seconds.

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Quickly back over with YG03 to blend colours, 10 seconds.

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Using Y23 I coloured the baubles and the star leaving the highlights white, 1:02 minutes.

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Then I have used Y26 to start getting the shadow on the baubles, star & tinsel, 1:30 minutes.

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Next I used Y28 to give depth and the gold look to the Baubles, Star & tinsel, 1:16 minutes.

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Now for the 'pot' I have coloured the base with E25, 40 seconds.

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Then I used E27 to create a shadow, 42 seconds.

E29 was next to add dimension, 1:00 minute.

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Using a gold spica pen I made the tree 'sparkle' unfortunately the photo's failed to show the sparkle :( I also used a white gel pen to intensify the white highlights on the baubles.Then I used W1 to put a shadow under the tree to ground it. I then 'Fluffed' around here and there to finish the tree off, I also spent some time with the colourless blender to erase some of the little bits of ink that jumped outside of the lines, 6 minutes.But it didn't end there........ wait there is more :)I had so much fun quickly colouring the Little Christmas Tree I decided to do three more!


And then I put them on cards!! 1.5 hours later I had 4 Christmas Cards done YAY!


I hope you enjoyed my very long step by step tutorial and you made it all the way down to here :)
Andrea xx