Wednesday 27 November 2019

Final Make it Crafty Blog Hop - Faries

UPDATE Winners Announced  - HERE

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the final Make it Crafty Blog Hop we hope you enjoy the last hurrah.
Although this could be a sad occasion for many, myself included I think it's time to celebrate everything that Make it Crafty has been to us all and especially to celebrate the loveliest 'boss lady' owner and operator Zoe. 
Make it Crafty products have been a huge part of my crafting life with the amazing digital images, quality rubber stamps, those oh so adorable chippies and possibly the most influential products in the store the colouring tutorials, I learnt soooooo much from them. All of which would not be in my life without our Zoe, the kindest most helpful person I know, she's not only my (soon to be not) 'boss lady' but I'm so very proud to call her my friend as I'm sure many of you would feel the same. 
I will miss Make it Crafty but Zoe will always be my friend. 
So with no further ado here's my make for the hop.

Princess Fairy

I chose to colour Princess Fairy up in Christmas colours but I'm quite sure she will be adorable in any colours.

Now because this is a 'HOP' we have to have 'PRIZES' right? 
This hop is a little different in that Zoe has allowed each of the MiC Gals to choose one person from the comments on our blog to be one of the winners of a surprise parcel from Zoe!! I've received surprise parcels from Zoe in the past and believe me it'll be an awesome one.

The lucky winner that I choose needs to tell me how they first heard of Make it Crafty and what was it that drew them to become a follower/customer of Make it Crafty.

Just follow the hop list for your chance to win

Andrea - that's me

We will be choosing our winners on Sunday 1st December.

As an extra special BONUS every customer who purchases any Make it Crafty product before the store closes will automatically receive the 3 brand new fairies that we are showcasing in this hop!!!

Thank you all for your support of Make it Crafty and of my almost 6 years as a Make it Crafty Design Team Gal, it's been an amazing journey and now is the time for a new chapter. 

Andrea xx

So darn proud to have this banner and to have been part of such an amazing design team.

Saturday 26 October 2019

Zoe's 40th Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

It's been awhile since I've made a post as I lost my mojo and have only made a few cards this year, but I wanted to share this card I made for our very own leader, Zoe for her 40th Birthday last month.

Firstly I created and downloaded the 'fist' using WordArt from then placed Kimberly Weights digital stamp in the palm of the fist to show her strength just like our wonderful leader Zoe.

I coloured Kimberly Weights digital stamp with Copic Markers.

Skin - E00, 01, 51, 53, Lips - E04

Hair - E41, 42, 43

Top - RV63, 66, 52

Pants - C1, 2, 3, 4

Weights N3, 5, 7, 9

I believe Zoe had a wonderful birthday and she loved the card :)

Thanks for taking the time to read my post, hopefully I'll get that mojo back and enjoy making cards again soon.

Andrea xx

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Tiddly Inks April Challenge - Showcase

Hello :)

Have you checked out the Little Valentine Mermaid digital images/stickers yet? If you haven't now is the time because for this months challenge they are FREE!!!! Yep FREE so follow this link HERE and start creating for the challenge, no excuses!

For the background I used Distress Oxides
1. Peacock Feathers
2. Mermaid Lagoon
3. Tea Dye

I used Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils for the images.

Skin - E00, 01, 11

Hair - Y21, E55, 57, Raw Umber 180, Dark Naples Ochre 184

Body - Boy -BG45, 34, Girl BG45, 34, RV52

Fish - Y21, YR30, 31

Octopus - BV20, 23, 25

Coral - All the above colours.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see your challenge entries over at Tiddly Ink Challenge Blog.

Andrea xx

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Hubby's Birthday Card

Hi all :)

Popping in with a quick card to share, I made this for my husbands birthday last month. His birthday came up so quickly I was madly making this late the night before lol.

I used

Happy Birthday to You Chipboard Quote Block

I used black pigment ink and black embossing powder on the Quote Block and after heat embossing it I added a small amount of Rusty Hinge and Weathered Wood Distress Oxide's to scruff it up a bit because my husband is a bit scruffy lol.

The die cut card bases are also distressed with Distress Oxide

  1. Black Soot
  2. Rusty Hinge
  3. Weathered Wood
  4. Hickory Smoke

I'm pleased to say he was very happy with his scruffy card ;)

Thank for stopping by

Andrea xx

Thursday 21 March 2019

Bleat Dreams - Tiddly Inks

Hello :)

Just popping in with a project I made for my great nephew Carter for his 1st Christmas using Bleat Dreams from Tiddly Inks, it's just so sweet. Carter and his Dad and Mum have recently purchased some land and are planning to one day run sheep on it so I felt this would be fitting for him.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers, did some zentangles around the edges and popped it into a simple black frame.

Sheep - C0, 2.

Blanket - C3, Colourless Blender Soloution and toweling.

Bunny - C0, 2.

Black edge - 100 Black

Zentangle - Copic Fine Liners 0.1, 0.3 & 0.5.

Thanks for stopping by 

Andrea xx

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Just Married

Hello :)

I'm sharing a card I made a little while ago but haven't had a chance to blog it.

I was asking for some inspiration in the Make it Crafty Facebook Group because I had a bit of time on my hands and couldn't chose what to colour. One of the lovely group members Maryann had recently purchased the Geeky Love Wedding Rubber Stamp set and suggested I create something from that set so here it is

Just Married Car

I created the background with Distress Oxide

  1. Antique Linen
  2. Bundled Sage
  3. Tumbled Glass.

Stamped the word CONGRATULATIONS with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and a few Polychromos Pencils


Skin - E00, 01

Hair - E40, 42, 43

Dress - C00, 1

Flowers - Y15, 17, Light Chrome Yellow 106, Cadmium Orange 111


Skin - E00, 01

Hair - N6, 8, 10, Chinese White Pencil

Suit - T5, 7, 9


Body - Woo, 0, 1, 2, Warm Grey IV 275, Warm Grey II 271

Glass - BG0000

Lights - Y15, 17, R24, 29

Tires - N5, 6, 8, 10

Tin Cans

String and Cans - C1, 3, 4, Cold Grey IV 233, Silver 251.

I hope this CAS card inspires Maryann and you to create with the fun Geekly Love characters in the Make it Crafty Store.

Andrea xx

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Winterlight Wishes - Wryn. March Challenge.

Hello and welcome to this months Tiddly Inks challenge which is a colour inspiration challenge using a 'Seeds' palette called Succulent Hues I hope you like what I came up with.

'Seeds' colour palette 'Succulent Hues'

A closer look

I used a freebie digital paper from Tracy Wray  and placed Winterlight Wishes on it and chose to use light lines. I then coloured it with Copic Markers, pencils and a white Gelly Roll pen.

Copic Markers used - 

Wryn's Skin - E00, 01, 11.

Hair - W00, 1, 3.

Clothing - BG75, 72, 70, white Gelly Roll pen.

Shoe - W1, 3, 4, E01.

Fox - 

W1, 3, E01, Prisma Color pencils 1070 30% French Grey & 1074 70% French Grey, Polychromos pencil 188 Sanguine.

Polar Bear - 

W00, 3, 4, white Gelly Roll pen, Prisma Color pencils 1070 30% French Grey & 1074 70% French Grey.

Copic Fine Liner 0.3 for the Eyes and Noses.

Looking forward to checking out your blogs to see your creations for the challenge.

Andrea xx