Friday, 28 November 2014

Doodle Dragon Blog Hop!

Oh yeah! We have some extra cuteness joining the C.C. Designs family of Illustrators. I was tickled pink when Dustin contacted me to design stamps for us. I have always loved his incredibly adorable images, and now they are mine, muwahahaha!
The new DT is joining us in a Doodle Dragon Blog Hop. Wait until you see what they have done with  the images, your mind will be blown.
To introduce Doodle Dragon we are having a blog hop. 3 of the blogs on the hop are giving away 2 stamps each. But we are not going to tell you who! Leave some love to all the players and on Monday December 1st we will announce the winners. 

Check out this little cutie! 'Giraffe Party' such a fun image :)

The next person on our hop is Asa
If you get lost, our hop order is . . .  
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The new stamps are available now and included in the Black Friday special.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Runaway Heart - Karleigh Sue Digi's

November New Release!

Hello Crafters,

Today I have coloured up one of the November New Release Digi's from Karleigh Sue Digi's her name is Runaway Heart and she is the first entry in my new colouring journal yay! I have been thinking about creating a colouring journal for awhile and I chose today to start. Being the practical person I am I like to have a use for every image I colour but at times some of these colouring's just get put in piles waiting to go on a card for someone special, so I thought instead of putting all these beautiful images in piles I would create this journal with the image and corresponding information until the time comes for them to go onto a card or other project. I hope you like this idea. 

What do you think??

To check out the rest of the new releases click Here

Who remembers threatening to runaway from home at some stage? My 3 girls have tried to runaway from home at least once, all the way to the front fence lol. I think this image will one day adorn a few scrapbooking pages in my house :) 
Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Mrs Claus - Karleigh Sue

Hello friends,
I'm here today with a Christmas post, yes I am really getting into the Christmas Card spirit!
This image of Mrs Claus is probably the prettiest one I've seen and I've seen a lot :)

I have used a center step card for this pretty lady.

Before she went on the card.

Inside the card.

I used Copic's to colour her.
Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair - N3, N5, N7
Eyes - YG21, YG23, YG17
Dress - R24,R27, R46, N5
Shoes/Belt/Ribbon - Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28
Mistletoe - YG61, YG63, YG67

Thanks for popping in :)

Andrea xx

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Happy 40th Birthday Betty!!

Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!!
YES the BIG 40
so we thought we would make it as special as we possibly can! ...
the Awesome Rachel Sharp
drew us up an image to use for Betty's Birthday!!
A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies
have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see, they have all been mailed out to Betty
so she should get some AMAZING mail...
but we thought you would all like to see these FANTASTIC projects..

Here's mine! Happy Birthday Betty xx

Love Andrea xx

Here is the Hop list and it's looooooooooong but so worth visiting every single one to see all the amazing projects that have been made with love for this very special lady! 

Corinne also has wonderful cards by Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena 
  Melissa D 
  Sian H 
                     Andrea - this is me :)
  Chris S 
  Lisa N. 
  Julie R. 
  Jo Walker 
  Sharon B 

Monday, 3 November 2014


Hi all, just a quick post from me today :)
I had a thumping headache for a few days and was up to date with my DT work so to help me relax I coloured up this Tiddly Inks digi called Sisters as I have three beautiful daughters how could I resist and it did help me relax and took the edge off my headache. 

I hope crafting helps you to relax :)

Andrea xx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Speed Colouring - 15 minutes!

Make it Colourful Challenge #15, 

Speed Colouring!

Hello :)
Today I bring you a step by step tutorial of my 15 minute colouring. Those who know me know I am so slow at colouring so to be asked to colour an image in 15 minutes was quite challenging, so I chose a simple image 'Little Christmas Tree'. I coloured the image in 14.5 minutes!! So I thought I would see how long it then took to put this image on a card, 4 minutes choosing the paper and 4 minutes putting it together. So all up 22.5 minutes to make a basic yet pretty Christmas card that is so much nicer then those ones you can buy at the cheap shops, and your recipients will appreciate the fact that's it is hand made with love <3 So here's how I did it.
Printed the image, chose the markers and set started the timer


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So what I have done is lay down the base colour YG03, that took 1:11 minutes.

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I then used YG63 to 'flick' in some dimension, 49 seconds.

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next I 'flicked' some YG67 to add more depth, 30 seconds.

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Quickly back over with YG03 to blend colours, 10 seconds.

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Using Y23 I coloured the baubles and the star leaving the highlights white, 1:02 minutes.

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Then I have used Y26 to start getting the shadow on the baubles, star & tinsel, 1:30 minutes.

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Next I used Y28 to give depth and the gold look to the Baubles, Star & tinsel, 1:16 minutes.

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Now for the 'pot' I have coloured the base with E25, 40 seconds.

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Then I used E27 to create a shadow, 42 seconds.

E29 was next to add dimension, 1:00 minute.

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Using a gold spica pen I made the tree 'sparkle' unfortunately the photo's failed to show the sparkle :( I also used a white gel pen to intensify the white highlights on the baubles.Then I used W1 to put a shadow under the tree to ground it. I then 'Fluffed' around here and there to finish the tree off, I also spent some time with the colourless blender to erase some of the little bits of ink that jumped outside of the lines, 6 minutes.But it didn't end there........ wait there is more :)I had so much fun quickly colouring the Little Christmas Tree I decided to do three more!


And then I put them on cards!! 1.5 hours later I had 4 Christmas Cards done YAY!


I hope you enjoyed my very long step by step tutorial and you made it all the way down to here :)
Andrea xx