Friday, 31 July 2015

Another Wedding Card - Mo's Digital Pencil

Hi I'm here again with the second wedding card for the week, as I said in my previous post I was asked to make a wedding card for a friend who is in a wedding party and wanted a special card so I made two so she could choose.

This is the card that she chose for the wedding :)

The digital image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called 'Wedding Couple'

I colured the image with Copic Markers, cut the layers out using By DIEzyne Big stitched & Pierced Rectangle Dies, used some red ribbon and bling buckle from my stash to finish it off.   

Best wishes to the Bride and Groom x

Andrea xx

Thursday, 30 July 2015

All Dressed Up Wedding

Hello one and all :)

I'm here today with a Wedding Card that a friend has asked me to make, she is in the wedding party and wanted a special handmade card for the bride and groom. The colours for the card were to be white with a little red and silver. Here is one that I made for her. 

The image is from 'All Dressed Up' that I picked up as a freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine so not only is it super cue it was free!!! Yay! I coloured the image using Copics and Wink of Stella for the sparkly bits. 
I hope she likes it although I have made another so she gets to choose. 

Thanks for stopping by 

Andrea xx 

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

I'm Sorry!

Hi everyone,

I'm here today with a little card I made to say sorry, not for anything in particular but you never know when you might need a 'sorry' card and every time I saw  Duck's eyes looking up at me I just knew he was perfect for an apology card.

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How sweet is he? I have kept the card very simple which I believe can speak volumes, the message is clear and without distraction. When I printed the little duck I was careful to ensure I would have plenty of 'white' space around him with room for the chipboard letters to form the word and enough distance above him so he appears to be looking up at the recipient. When colouring the 'duck' I used the 'flicking' technique that Zoe teachers in her 'Colouring Techniques with Markers' E-Book and some smooth blending on the duck's bill and feet. Here are the colours I used to colour him. Duck - E81, 84, 87 alternating the colours until I was happy with the result. Bill & Feet - Y21, YR21, YR24. I applied the lightest colour first then added the darker shades to create some depth. Eyes - E23, 27. I use a glue pen to adhere the Alpha Mini Caps Chipboard letters, I should've  draw a faint line where I wanted the letters to be because doing it freehand made it a little wobbly, never mind. I cut the cardstock out using ByDIEzyne Big Stitched and Pierced Rectangle Dies and adhered them all together with double sided tape and on the coloured layer I used mounting tape to adhere it and give it a little lift.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit :)

Andrea xx


Monday, 27 July 2015

Birthday Girl.

Hello all :)

Today I am sharing a card I made for my daughters 13th birthday, She loved it :)

I have used 'Jenny Cheers' digital image and 'There's Magic in the Air' digital sentiment for her card.

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Copic's used - Skin - E50, 51, 21. Eyes - E21, 23, 25, B60, B63. Hair - E41, 42, 43. Clothing - RV00, 11, 13, BG01, 02, 05, 49. Popper - Y13, 26, 28.

I caught the 'Shaker Card' bug this month with two other shaker cards made for my twin nieces 21st birthdays.

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Thanks for stopping by, till next time bye x

Andrea xx

Hula Hoop Love - Saturated Canary

Hello friends,

I have a card I made using a Saturated Canary image called 'Hula hoop love' she is so sweet.

I coloured her with Copic Markers. 
Skin - E50, 51, 21, 04
Hair - Y21, 23, E15, 18
Clothing - V20, 22, 25. YG01,03, 17. BV20, 23, 25.
Hoop - W3, 5, 7. R24, 27.

The patterned papers are from pads, 'Hello Spring' and 'Sugar & Spice' both from Doodlebug Designs. 

I must say I really enjoyed colouring this lovely up. I haven't been able to link the image sorry as I think she came with a bundle that is no longer available, if I find a link I will update this post. 

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Saturday, 25 July 2015

DoveArt Studios Fall Release!

Welcome to the DoveArt Studios Fall release.

 Passionate Paper Creations and Friends FB is hosting a fun weekend and CCDesignsRubber Stamps is giving away some great prizes!  If you haven’t joined PPC&F FB page you will want to do it now so you can see all the fun going on today.  As a matter a fact its always a party on this group and you don't want to miss out!  The whole DoveArt-istic DT has some amazing things to share with you and we are all excited with the NEW DoveArt Studios Fall release.

The DT will be sharing their creations all day in the Passionate Paper Creations Facebook group and you get to hop around and answer fun questions for 9 chances to win some of the new release,  a die and stencil donated by CCDesigns.   So head over and join the Passionate paper Creations and Friends and join in on the fun and inspiration.  Winners will be announced on Sunday July 26th on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends FB page.

Using a DoveArt Studios rubber stamp I have created the card.  The stamp I chose is called Hot Sip 

I have used Copic markers to colour 'Hot Sip' B21, 93, 95, 97. E70, 71, 74. ByDiezyne Stitched Flags Two Dies, C.C.Designs Birthday Eli Outline Die and Maja Designs Paper Pad - Vintage Frost Basics.


My fun question to you, for your chance to win one of the wonderful prizes of a NEW release stamp, a random stencil and die is:  WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON AND WHY? 

Just leave your answer in the comments below and head back to PPC&F for more fun through out the day.  You will want to check back to Passionate Paper Creations and Friends tomorrow to see if you are a winner.  

Here are quick links:

Places to Purchase DoveArt Studios stamps

Andrea xx

Friday, 24 July 2015

Dove and Angel

Hi, I'm back again :)

This time featuring 'Dove and Angel' from the Christmas in July release.

You can purchase 'Dove and Angel' HERE

I have used Copic and Kaszazz Markers for this one. Skin - E50, 51, 21, 04, 71. Hair - W3, 5, 7. Dress - G07, 46, 28. Wings - Y13, A1205, A122, A7406. Cape - R24, 27, 89. Dove and Clouds - N0, 2, 3. The Papers are from Sugar and Spice Studio 'Nostalgic Christmas'. The Die are from ByDIEzyne 'Stitched Circles' and 'Stitched Flags Two'

Andrea xx

Feels Like Christmas

Hi all, I'm not going to have any excuses this year if I keep making Christmas cards at this rate :)

Here's my take on 'Ornament Background' I hope you like it.

You can purchase 'Ornament Background' HERE.

I coloured it with Copic Markers. Pine Needles - G21, 46, 28. Baubles - R24, 27, 89. Background - E43, 44. Small Baubles - R24, 27, 89 and GL Red Wink of Stella.
The papers are from Maja Designs - A Gift For You
The Dies are ByDIEzyne Big Stitched & Pierced Rectangle Dies. 

Andrea xx

Friday, 17 July 2015

There is an Elven in the Forest!

Hi all :)

Today I bring you a card that I have had printed for ages and finally got around to colouring.

This is 'Elven Ardella' in the 'Birch Forest'

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I was trying for an autumn feel for this card and challenged myself with the sky, it's not what I had envisioned in my head but I'll keep practicing till it is :)

I coloured the image with Copic Markers.

Elven Ardella - Skin - YR0000, 000, 00, 01, 02. Hair - E51, 53, 55, 57, 59. Dress - YG93, 95, 97, 99. Wings - Y13, 21, 26, 28, YR12, 21.Trees - E41, 42, 43, 44. Sky - C2, 3, Y00, 23, YR20, B32. Grass - YG93, 95, 97, YR 21, 12. Shadows - W4, 5.

Andrea xx

Monday, 13 July 2015

A Castle for Our Princess.

Hi I'm here today with a card fit for a Princess :)

I think I have a new addiction within my colouring, 'Cast Shadows' I'm loving the extra depth I can achieve by adding these shadows.

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Unfortunately I didn't keep tract of the markers I use for this one sorry.

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Sunday, 12 July 2015

For a Baby Boy

Here's a simple little card I made today featuring 'Sleeping Baby' a HouseMouse Stamp that I have had for quite awhile. My husband asked if I could make a birth card for one of his work colleagues about 10 days ago, but because we have all been quite ill it took until today for me to sit long enough to play instead of lying around feeling sorry for myself.

I coloured him with Copic's.

V0000,000, B21, 32, C1, E70, 71, 42, 43, YG93. 

And used ByDIEzyne 'Pierced Tickets' dies to cut out the shapes them a simple piece of blue ribbon to finish the card. 

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

PS. I'm going two enter a challenges!! Don't fall off your chair! It's been ages since I have entered a challenge simply because I haven't had any spare time but today is a new day so here goes :)

Wish me luck!! 

A very special post!!

Hello friends,

Today I am posting a very special card, this card is special because the image has been drawn by my niece, you might say yep that's special but how is that very special?? Well it's very special because she is 11yrs old!!! Amazing!! I am so proud of her and I feel so honored to have coloured this the first of many original art works.

So CONGRATULATIONS Miss Piper on the beginning of your artistic journey!!  

Proud Aunty Andrea xx

Chipboard Words from 'Make it Crafty' 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Urban Rezzie - Cast Shadow.

Hello friends, today is my turn for an inspiration post for the Make it Colourful July challenge 'Cast Shadows'. Zoe challenged me to do a cast shadow that went up a wall using elements from the 'Urban Streets Collections', so this is what I have come up with.

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I took a photo of my daughter standing near the wall in full sun so I could see how the shadow 'climbed' up the wall. This helped me so much with the challenge, I would never have coloured the shadow so dark if I didn't take this photo.

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I used mostly Copic's to colour this image with the addition of a few Kaszazz Alcohol Markers.

Rezzie - Skin - Y000, 00, 01, 02. Hair - Y21. Beanie,Jacket & Tights - Rv21, 11, 13. 
Top & Shoes - B00, 01, 02.
Graffiti - Y13, A1205, A7406, A122. B63, 66. B00, 01, 02, 05 06.
Brick Wall & Pavement - C00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 5.  Shadows - N3, 5, 7.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm looking forward to seeing your 'cast shadows' over at 'Make it Colourful'.

Andrea xx

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

DoveArt Christmas in July New Release Hop!

Christmas in July Hop Winners

Christmas in July Hop is over. But now is the time to go purchase them so you can get your cards started. 
 You can check out the "purchase" tab on the right for the best places to buy them.

Thanks to all who hopped through the creations and left sweet comments.  We have two random winners from 
the hop.  Winners please contact me at with your mailing information.  In the 
header of the email put - July Hop Winner.  I will pass on your info to CCDesigns to get your goodies mailed
 out to you.

Congratulations:  Bunny and SandraVan Blaricum

Welcome to a super exciting hop.  We have some fun announcements to make and I hope you will join us on this special day.

Today we are announcing not only a NEW release, a NEW inspirational blog, a NEW Facebook page, but also a new DoveArt-istic Design Team.  We have tons of inspiration for you with some tantalizing, delicious creations and of course some prizes to give away too.

First I would love to share with you a couple of places you will want to look at.  Here is where you can meet all of the fantastic, talented, lovely ladies I am proud to have as the DoveArt-istic Design Team.  You can read all about them HERE.

If you love creative minds and DoveArt Studios designs you will want to subscribe to the DoveArt Studios blog HERE.  If you feel you love Facebook more you can follow the Facebook group DoveArt Studios HERE.

Now I would like to show you what I have created for the new DoveArt Studios July release.  Once you have gotten your fill of me...hop love to the next DoveArt-istic Design team member to meet them and see what they have created.

'Christmas Horns'

I have used both Copic Markers and Kaszazz Markers for this one.    Horns - Y13, A1205, A7406, A122. Bow & Berries R24, 27, 89. Holly - G05,09, 17. Background - N8 & R27.

Winter Chickadee'

I have used Copic Markers to colour this one. Chickadee - W2, 3, Y21, N7. Berries - R27 & white gel pen. Greenery - Yg13, 17, 93 G12. Sky - B000, 00. Snow - C00, 0, 1. Shadow - C2, 3.

'Winter Pines'

This one is also using Copic Markers. Sky - B45, 37, C00, 1, 3. Pines - G5, 9, 28. Bare Tree - E42, 43, 44, 47. Snow - C00, 1, 3. Shadow - W4. 

All of DoveArt Studios beautiful rubber stamps can now be purchased immediately.  You can see where to buy at the link on the blog HERE to find the quickest links or locations.  Some of the stores around you just might carry the stamps, or you can ask them to get them in too.

New rubber stamps include candles, pine cone bough, cardinals, a chickadee, Christmas horns, and angel, a beautiful ornament background, and winter pines.  All are perfect for Christmas and many other occasions too!

Now please join us in welcoming the DoveArt-istic DT.  Comment on all blogs for two chances to win a NEW RELEASE DoveArt Studios stamp.  Random names will be drawn on 3rd.  You can check back at DoveArt Studios blog for the name of the winners.

Drumroll please...

DoveArt Studios

Andrea xx