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Monday, 13 November 2017

Bauble Fairy Reflection - Make it Crafty



Hello :)

Today I was supposed to do housework :( but Bauble Fairy Reflection had other ideas :) she just kept calling me to colour her and pop her on a card soooooo I did :) and here she is.




It's so hard to capture the 'sparkle' in photo's so here's some pic's I took along the way that I've kinda captured but it's so much 'sparklier' in real life.



I coloured Bauble Fairy Reflection with Copic Markers, Kaszazz Alcohol Markers, White Gel pen and Spica Pens.

Bauble - Y11, A1205 Butter, A7406 Mustard, A122 Dandelion, 11 Gold Spica, 16 Buttermilk Spica and a White Gel Pen.

Fairy Reflection - E00, W3, G21, R02, Y12, A7406 Mustard and A1205 Butter all over the image.

Fairy - E00, 01, 04, W3, 5, 7, G21, 43, 24, 46, R14, 27, 59, Y11, A1205 Butter, A7406 Mustard, A122 Dandelion, 16 Buttermilk Spica, 11 Gold Spica and white Gel pen.

I coloured the Christmas Adapt-a-words and Wishes Single Layered word with G46 for the base word, Y11, A1205 Butter and A7406 Mustard for the Christmas and Wishes top word then covered them all with glossy accents.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Christmas is Coming - Make it Crafty



Hey there :)

Halloween is over for another year and now it's time to focus on Christmas and that means I need to get busy making cards! Here's the card I created for the 'Glow' Challenge that is happening in the Make it Crafty Blog, which happens to be a Christmas card :) one down lots to go.



I love making scenes with the digital images from Make it Crafty and this one was a challenge and time consuming project but I enjoyed it and found it very rewarding once completed. It's hard to go that dark but the effect is fabulous I recommend you give it a try.

Charlotte with Gift -
Skin - E00, 01, 11, 04, BV20.
Hair - Y21, E55, 57.
Clothing - R14, 59, C3, 6, Y21.
Boots - N3, 4, 7, 8.
Gift - R14, 59, YG23, 67.

 Fireplace - T1, 2, 5, 7. Y00, 11, 13, 15, 17, 38, YR18.

Wall - W3, 5, 7, 9. Distress Ink - Pumice Stone & Walnut Stain.

Floor - E71, 74, 77, 79, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.

 Little Christmas Tree - G43, 46, Y21, 28, N3, 4, 6, 8, Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

Fairy Celandine - E00, YG23, 67, R14.

I hope to see you join in on our challenge, thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx     

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Shadow Baby Box - Make it Crafty



Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing my first ever Chipboard Square Shadow Box , It was surprisingly easy to put together. I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed in my decorating skills, the picture in my head was much better lol, but for a first try it's not too bad.

I chose to go with a Baby theme using a photo of my now 20 year old daughter, some pattern paper, ink and some of Make it Crafty's fabulous chipboard single layered words , Adapt-a-Words and Elements Themed Sets .




I followed the directions (almost to the letter) that come with the chipboard shadow box, I did use too much glue which was what NOT to do and found the chipboard swelled a little SOOOO learn from my mistake and only use a little bit of glue and spread it with your finger.

I coloured the chipboard elements with my Copic Markers - B41, Y11, RV52 and G12.

Now to put another order in for more shadow boxes, I think they might become my new addiction.

 Andrea xx

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