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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Possum Love


Hey all :)

I'm here today to share my latest MiC card using the super cute Possum and Joey digital stamp, I'm loving discovering how to colour fur. Looking at so many photo references until I found one that I thought showed me enough detail. Plus using the Possum and Joey digital stamp made it a little easier for me as my husband and I often see real life possums on our daily walks.

Anyway here's the card, I hope it inspires you to grab your favourite  MiC animal image and join in on this months challenge.



Possum and Joey were coloured with Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils.

I used the Copic's on the base of the image - W00, 1, 2, 3, 4, Y21 & V000.

The Polychromos are used to give the fur texture - Warm Grey IV 273, Warm Grey VI 275 & Black 199.

For the Background I used my airbrush with YG23, 25, 17 to create a Bokeh effect then blended Distress Oxide Forest Moss around the edges.

I chose to keep the Chippies natural.

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

 Andrea xx

Friday, 22 June 2018

It's Fab Friday Time - Tiddly Inks


Hi all :) How are you?
I'm excited to say I've started my Christmas Cards!! And It's Fab Friday

I have featured 'Molly's Pudding' on this Fab Friday make. I love everything about Molly, even her hair! I must say I did struggle with her dress this time, first I couldn't decide on what colour to do it then I messed it up and thought I'd save it with 'sparkles' but they didn't work as I thought so some cleverly placed chipboard words came to the rescue. 



Molly's Pudding was coloured with Copic's Markers, Kaszazz Alcohol Markers and Polychromos Pencils. 

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 93

Hair - W6, 8, 10, Cold Grey VI - 255

Holly - G02, 05, 09, Cadmium -217, Hookers Green - 159

Dress - R24, 27, 59, Spica - Clear 00, Lipstick 21, Garnet 22, White Gelly Roll. 

Shoes - N3, 5, 7, 9, White Gelly Roll, Derwent Drawing Pencil Chinese White 7200, Lemon AYLW, Butter A1205, Mustard A7406. 

Pudding - E25, 27, 29, E40, 41, 43, Burnt Umber - 280

Plate - C0, Silver - 251

Shadows BV20.

Hope on over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to check the rest of the Fab Friday Inspiration.

Andrea xx








Tuesday, 5 June 2018

June Challenge @Tiddly Inks - Colour Inspiration


Woohoo it's challenge time again!!

This month we are using a colour swatch from Design Seeds .


This really had me putting on my thinking cap, and this is what I came up with.





Coloured with Copic and Polychromos Pencils


Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04

Hair - W6, 8, 10, Warm Grey VI - 275

Dress - B0000, 000, 00, C1

Headdress & Neck Adornment - Y21, 26, 28, B000, 00, Light Chrome Yellow - 106, White Gel Pen

Sky - B0000, 000, 00, C1


E30, 31, 33, YG91, 93.

I hope this has inspired you to join us in the Challenge!

Take care

Andrea xx



Saturday, 2 June 2018

Animal Challenge - Make it Crafty June Challenge



G'Day :)

Hope you are having a lovely day!

Today I'm sharing my challenge card for June's Animal Challenge, my focus for this challenge was 'FUR' and I must admit I was shaking in my boots when I found this out because I sucked at colouring fur! So instead of complaining about it too much I decided on the image I would colour and started researching. I looked at so many photo's of Koalas until I felt confident enough to start and believe me I coloured heaps of these until I was happy with this one. My point is if something is scary just keep practicing and like me you might be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Koala and Joey Pic Collage



I decided to make this gorgeous image into a baby card for my new great nephew :)



Copic's Used - N0, 1, 3, 4, W0, 2, 5, G20, 21, 24, B97.

Derwent Drawing Pencil - Chinese White 7200

Prismacolor Premier Pencil - White 938

Polychromos Pencils - Cold Grey V 234, Cold Grey VI 235, Cold Grey IV 233, Cold Grey II 231, Light Flesh 132, Bistre 179, Van-Dyck Brown 176.

Copic Multi Liner - Black 0.3

Gelly Roll 10 White.

Looking forward to seeing your challenge entries :)

 Andrea xx  

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Maiden Emoni - Make it Crafty



Hello :) 
 Wow who doesn't love the new medieval ladies at Make it Crafty? You can find them HERE if you want to take a look. I love them and all their delicious pleats and folds. Yep you read it right, no fear of creases or folds! Since Zoe created her Creases and Folds Tutorial E-Books which just made sense I have loved colouring them, she makes it easier somehow. 

 I couldn't wait to colour Maiden Emoni and I thought she looked fab on stage!



I really enjoyed colouring this beautiful maiden with my Copic Markers, Kaszazz Markers and Polychroms Pencils.

Hair - E71, 74, 77, Brown Ochre - 182, Burnt Siena -283, Burnt Umber - 280

Eyes - B000, 63

Skin - E000, 51, 53, 04, Dark Sepia - 175

Dress - Green - BG72, 75, 78, Earth Green - 172, Chrome Oxide Green - 278, Jupiter Green - 165, Gold - Y11, A1205, A7406.

Stage - Black 100, Y11, A1205, A7406, T5, R24, 27, 29, E43, 44, 47, 49.

Thanks so much for stopping by 

  Andrea xx

Friday, 18 May 2018

Must be Monday - Tiddly Inks


Hello and welcome to another Fab Friday @ Tiddly Inks.

My make this month features a fun image with a little 'whoops' 
I actually made this card for my daughters 23rd birthday, it was appropriate firstly because she loves ice cream  and secondly because I hadn't seen her on her birthday and it was a late card 'whoops'.



Coloured with Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, BV20, freckles - Bistre 179.

Hair - E71, 74, 77, 79, Bistre - 179, Van-Dyke Brown 176, Nougat 178, Light Yellow Ochre 183

Top & Leggins - B91, 95, 97

Skirt & Shoes - C1, 3.

Ice Creams - E41, 42, 43, YG11, 13, R81, 83, E71, 74, Derwent Drawing Chinese White 7200

Shadows - BV20, 23. 

I kept it pretty CAS as usual lol, Blue patterned paper, Brown scrap rectangle, Popped up the image with some mounting tape and three little blue sticky dots. 

My daughter loved it

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the other Tiddly Inkers creations on the Blog

Andrea xx



Sunday, 13 May 2018

Mother's Day @School



Hello :)

Those who know me know that I'm an integration aide at a local Primary School with just 27 students in the whole school, I love my job and all the students, they make me smile everyday.

I've been charged with card making at school for all the usual events, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Christmas.

Last Thursday I spent most of my working day helping the students make these Mother's Day cards ready for them to give to their Mum's today, they had so much fun!

All the Staff and Students asked me to please thank Zoe from Make it Crafty so very much for generously donating the gorgeous chipboard sentiments for the cards, they are very grateful.

I made this card for them to use as a guide to create their own.



And here are the fabulous cards handmade by the students aged from 5 to 11.





They did a wonderful job!! 

 Happy Mother's Day to all the Aussie Mum's! 

  Andrea xx