Friday 24 April 2015

Especially for our ANZACS!

100 years of ANZAC! 

Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. 

It is with honor and pride that I share this card today for it is to say THANK YOU to those that have fought for us and lost their lives for us and for those who continue to do so today to keep us safe.

I have the utmost respect for all the armed services.

My middle daughter is awaiting news to see if she has been accepted into the Australian Defense Force for a gap year position, we are so very proud of her choice to do this so fingers crossed it works out for her.

I have donated this card and two others using this image to our local RSL for them to use as they see fit.

Zoe from Make it Crafty has very generous offered this image 'Poppies' and sentiment as a Freebie for this weekend only through the Make it Crafty Newsletter so if you receive the newsletter use this poppy on a project to show your respect.

I coloured the poppies with my Copic's,

Petals - R35, 37, 39 Y28
Stems - YG03, 63, 67
Shadows - W6

Lest we forget

Andrea xx

Now Featuring DoveArt's 3rd Release!

We have 8 new image stamps and a sentiment set from DoveArt and you are invited to our wonderful blog hop. These images are beautiful and make for some very elegant cards. Many of the images will be perfect for Mother's or Father's Day cards, which is right around the corner.
We have a elegant, beautiful hop for you to enjoy today. The stamps are available for purchase now, you will want them all by the end of the hop. You can purchase the stamps here.

I love these stamps so much, they are so realistic and are not difficult to colour with great guide line for creating shadows and depth. I chose to play with 'Gone Fishing' for my first card.

And for my second card I chose 'Old West Locomotive'. I had few goes at this one trying to create the right background and that smokey steam but I think the end result works.

Come hop along with us and visit the blogs of our awesome Design Team. The next person on our hop is Dorinda
If you get lost along the way here is our hopping list

Make sure you follow the whole hop and comment on the blogs along the way, one random blog has our prize, we will have 1 winner that receives 2 new rubber stamps.
Make sure to stop by our Facebook group, we have more giveaways in the group. 

Monday 13 April 2015

Pulling Up My Big Girl Pants!

Hello today!

I have made a card today for a very dear friend who recently turned 40! 'Spring Chicken'. One saying I hear her say way too often is I'm Pulling Up My Big Girl Pants so when I found this image at Mo's Digital Pencil I just knew it was perfect for my friend :)

She is just gorgeous! I will be catching up with my friend tomorrow so I hope she likes it :)

I have coloured her with Copic's and Polychromos Pencils.

Skin - E50, E21, E11, YR00, 01.
Hair - W3, 5, 7, 9, Warm Grey V, Warm Grey VI
Pants - R24, 27, 39, 89 Opaque White marker. 
Singlet - C00, 1, 3. 
Ground - YG03, W3.
Shading - Warm Grey V, Warm Grey VI.

Thanks for stopping by 

Andrea xx

Sunday 12 April 2015

Hair Hair Hair!

Hello, you may know that the Challenge this month at Make it Colourful is 'Focusing on Hair' so I thought I'd better get some practice in colouring hair. I went straight for Zoe's e-book tutorial 'Colouring Long Hair' it has easy step by step instructions so I took on the beautiful image that comes with the tutorial 'Zoe' illustrated by Krista Smith (Saturated Canary)  :)

I colored her with Copic's and Polychromos Pencils. 
Skin - E50, 21, 11, 04
Hair - W3, 5, 7, Warm Grey V, Warm Grey VI
Eyes - B01, 02, 04, C2
Dress - Y02, 06, 08, 17, 38, YR27
Heart - R24, 27, 39. 

I used a Honeycomb Stencil and Colour Box Sunflower ink from Kaszazz to make the background on the card and some hexagons using a Creative Memories punch. 

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx   

Thursday 9 April 2015

Make it Crafty - April Challenge - HAIR

Hello friends,

New month = New challenge at Make it Colourful and this month it all about HAIR, yep hair.

Now doesn't that sound like a fun challenge?

I decided to colour the beautiful 'April' for the April challenge because her hair is gorgeous and I those curls are challenging :)

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I have coloured her with Copic's
Hair - W1, W3, W5, W7
Skin - E000, YR00, E21, E04, R20
Eyes - B000, B00, B01, C3, White Gel Pen
Top - B000, B00, B01, B02
Bangles - YR07, R27, Y08, YG07, B02
I have added shadows with Polychromos pencils Warm Grey IV and Warm Grey V.

For the sentiment I used Doodle Giving Word Chipboard  and Alpha Mini Caps Chipboard and I coloured them with a Black 100 Copic.

I hope you are excited to join in on the Hair Challenge this month :)

Andrea xx

OMG Cake!

Hi all. I'm back with an Inspiration post for C.C. Designs :)

I've been playing with with 'OMG Cake' from this months new release. She is such a fun classic stamp, she reminds me of a few of my girlfriends. I just love Robert's Rascals stamps, don't you?

Omg cake

I have coloured 'Omg Cake' with Copic Markers 
Skin - E50, 21, 11, 04, 93, 00
Hair - W3, 5, 7, V20, 22
Top - BG10, 13, 15, 18
Pants - N4, 6, 8
Cake - E71, 74, 77, 79, B41, 45
Chair/Hat - B41, 45, C2, 3, 5.

Thanks for stopping by
Andrea xx


Thursday 2 April 2015

C.C. Designs April Release

Hi, it's that time again New Releases at C.C. Designs!! 
Where does the time go? It's already April, wow.

There is so many new cutie stamps, dies, sentiments and stencils this month.
Check them all out here - C.C. Designs

Meet 'Birthday Eli'

This cards recipe is..
Stamp - Birthday Eli
Dies - Birthday Eli Outline die including HB2U die by C,C,Cutters, 3 x Stitched Strips By Dyzyne Dies, and 1 x Big Stitched and Pierced Rectangle Die also By Dyzyne.
Stencil - C,C, Designs Dots. White Gel Pen.
I have coloured Eli with Copic's
Skin - E50,21, 11, 04
Hair - W1, 3, 5, 7.
Top - R02,24, 27, 39
Jeans - B41, 45, 97
Shoes - C1, 3, 5
Cake - E71, 74, 77, 79 - Icing - B00, 01, 02
Candle light - Y02, 18 YR 07

Don't forget to pop over to C.C. Designs to check them all out :)

Thanks for stopping by x

Andrea xx

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Show Your Digi Love - Guest DT

Hi all, hope you are all well :)

Today I am honored to say I am this months guest design team member for Show Your Digi Love Blog, it's such a great blog showcasing many different companies digital images and sharing the love.

This month Show Your Digi Love  is featuring these 3 companies

I chose to do a Saturated Canary image, but unfortunately I don't know it's name, I purchased it with 4 other digi's in a bundle deal,which by the way is an awesome deal.

I have coloured this image with Copic's.
Girl on the left
Skin - E50, 21, 11, 04
Hair - W1, 3, 5, 7
Dress - V20, 22, 25 W3
Socks - Y2, 6, 8 W3
Shoes - E40, 42, 43

Girl on the right
Skin - E000, 00, 01, 04
Hair - E41, 42, 43
Dress - YG01, 03, W3
Leggins - V20, 22, W3
Shoes - V20, 22, 25, W3

Now don't forget to pop on over to Show Your Digi Love and check out the DT's inspiration and join in on the fun of the contest. 

Andrea xx