Friday, 26 May 2017

With Sympathy

Hello friends,

I'm doing this blog post today in memory of my beautiful sister in law Christine, on the 17th of May 2017 Christine lost her battle with cancer at the age of 55, too young. She was the glue that kept our extended family together, the one that always organised the family get together's, our go to for almost anything, nothing was ever to hard for Christine. She had so much love for us all and she has passed on these traits to her 3 children, John 23, Aaron 19 and her mini me Sarah 17, bless her. She will be so sadly missed but remembered with pride. Love you Christine.

I started colouring this rose (Roses of Love) just for fun from Make it Crafty but when Christine passed away I knew I had to finish it for her.

I coloured the Rose's with my Copic Markers - 
Petals - R85, R56, R59
Leaves - G24, G46, G28
Shadows - W5.

Thank you for stopping by

RIP Christine xx

Andrea xx

Friday, 7 April 2017

Set of Four Cards Easter Cards

Happy Easter!!

Hello friends, here's my latest projects, four Easter Cards using the fabulous Egg Hunt Background from DoveArt Studios and some cute Baby Bunnies from C. C. Designs I had so much fun creating four different cards using this awesome Egg Hunt Background!

Copic's Used
Baby Bunny - Skin - E000, 00, 01, 93
Hair - Y21, E55
Bunny Suit - R81, 83, 85, C0, 1.
Butterfly - BV000, 01, 08.
Egg Hunt Background - BG10, 11, 13, 15, 18, Y000, 00, 01. W3, 5.
Silver Gel Pen.

Egg Hunt Background,  Sweet November Baby Bunnies, CC. Designs Sentiments.

Copic's Used
Baby Bunny - Skin E000, 00, 01, 11.
Hair - Y21, E55
Bunny Suit - G20, 40, 43, W1, 2, C1, 3.
Chick - Y02, 04, 08
Egg Hunt Background - YG13, 25, 17. Y21, 26, 28,
Gold Gel Pen.

Copic's Used
Baby Buuny - Skin - E000, 00, 01, 02, 93.
Hair - W3, 5, 7
Bunny Suit - Y00, 02, 06
Egg - E70, 71, BG10, 11, 13, YR01
Egg Hunt Background - G40, 43, 46, B0000, 000, 00, 01. BG10, 11, 13. RV000, 00, 01. V0000, 000, 01, 04. Y00, 02. YR000, 00, 01. W3, 5.

Copic's Used
Baby Bunny - Skin E000, 00, 01, 11.
Hair - Y21, E55
Bunny Suit - Blue - B0000, 000, 01, C1, 2. Green - BG10, 11, 13, 15, C1, 2.
Bunny - C1, 2, 3.
Egg - Y02, B000, 00.
Egg Hunt Background - RV52, 63, 55, C1, 3, 5.

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Friday, 17 March 2017

Netball themed Birthday Card

Hello friends :)

Just popping in to share the card I made for my eldest daughter's birthday last week, she turned 22 and is obsessed with playing and umpiring Netball, training or playing at least 4 time a week.
I found this gorgeous netball image at Polkadoodles called Netball/Basketball digital image
I cropped and flipped the image a couple of times, added the GA and GD to their bibs and added a bigger ball to achieve the look I was after.

It was a rushed card as I've been so busy lately, but the important thing is that she loved it and that's what matters :)

Thanks for stopping by 

Andrea xx

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

New Release - DoveArt Studios

Winners have been chosen - Diane and Donna you are the winners!  Thank you all for hopping and your extremely sweet, kind words.  

Diane March 8, 2017 at 3:46 AM

Every scene is beautiful, but the Back Porch is my favorite. The coloring on all the cards is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Truly a stunning collection Jennifer and your Back Porch is definitely one of my faves. Such a peaceful scene and your coloring and design is so amazing. I'm also partial to Water Mill because it reminds me of where I grew up but all of the stamps are truly inspired! Fabulous Hop! Thanks so much for a chance to win. xxD

Please contact Christine with C.C. Designs to claim your winners stamp at

It's time for our latest RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.

Featuring 6 fun NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

A selection from vintage, nautical and nature.  We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will love them too!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Each of our Design Team members (and Sue our special guest designer) will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:

Using Back Porch and Just Because from the Simply Sweet Sentiments 

Back Porch

I hope you enjoyed this hop and seeing all the inspiration along the way.  We appreciate your love for the DoveArt Studios line and hope you continue to enjoy them for all times.

You can find all these stamps at CCDesigns

Back Porch

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  Come back on Sunday morning to DoveArt Studios blog to see if you won a stamp or two from CCDesigns.

We hope you enjoy!!  Get ready to be inspired!!

Jennifer Dove
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

21st Birthday Card - Make it Crafty

Hello lovey people :)

Boy it's been awhile since my last post, I'm finding it difficult to have some crafting time since I started work last month :( but I had to find the time to create this card as it was for my daughters boyfriend who turned 21 last week. He enjoys going to the gym and lifting weights so this digital image from Make it Crafty was perfect!

Coloured with Copic Markers

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04
Hair - Y21, YR24, 27
T-Shirt & Socks - B24, 26, 37
Pants & Shoes - W1, 3, 5
Weights - C0, 3, T4, 6, 8
Background - Y15, 17, 19

Thanks for stopping by, hopefully I'll be back again soon :)

Andrea xx

Monday, 13 February 2017

Ahhhh relaxing by the lake - Gone Fishing

Hi all :)

Andrea here with a card I made for my nephews 23rd birthday, I think he will love the idea of relaxing by the river with a fishing rod in hand.

I was colouring this image at a girlfriends house and packed up to go home without listing the markers I used sorry.

I love this stamp, the men in my life seem to love their trucks (Utes) and fishing so I'm sure it will be used many many times :)

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Monday, 16 January 2017

Underwater with Seahorse.

Hello lovely people :)

It's been awhile since I've been here, I've been busy with Christmas and New Year and lazing around a lot before starting a new job on the 30th which I'm looking forward to. I have manage to colour up this 12" x 8" underwater scene from the Make it Crafty collection 'Under the Sea Scene' which I started on Christmas day and continued when the mood struck and finally finished yesterday :)

I didn't keep track of the colours I used for this peace sorry, there was so many and because I had stopped and started this project I simply lost track. 
I did however take lots of progressive photo's I can share (bore) with you. 





I plan on putting this piece into a frame once I find the right one :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you didn't get to bored. 

Andrea xx