Thursday 28 December 2017

Fairy Berry Bandit - Make it Crafty

Hello friends, how are you? I hope you all enjoyed a pleasant Christmas.

I'm popping in today to share the card I made for the Secret Santa which was held in the Make it Crafty Facebook group, I made the card for a lovely lady in England and was so pleased recently to hear it arrived safely.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers, Spicas, Gel Pen and Kaszazz Alcohol Markers -

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04
Hair - Y21, E55, 57
Top, Shoes & Wings - Y11, A1205, A7406, A122, 16 Buttermilk Spica, 11 Gold Spica, white gel pen.
Cherry's, Bow & Pants - R14, 24, 27, 59
Leaves - G21, 24, 43, 46
Shadows - W5. I used Gold pigment ink and gold glitter embossing powder for the chipboard frame and Merry chipboard word.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx

Friday 22 December 2017

Candy Cane & Lollypop - Make it Crafty

Hi, how are you? I hope you are having a wonderful day :)

Have you checked out the new 'Candy Land' digital images yet? There are so many fun images, you might need to sit down with a cuppa and enjoy perusing them.

I have made a Christmas Tag and a fun multi use card for a friend.

Coloured with Copic Markers -                                           Candy Cane

R14, 24, 27, 59, 89, Co, 2, 4, White Gel Pen and Glossy Accents.

The base of the Christmas word is coloured with R27 and the top is painted with white paint, the cheer word is also coloured with R27.

Coloured with Copic Markers -                                          Lollypop

Y06, 08, YR15, 16, R05, 08, YG23, 25, B04, 05, 16, C00, 1, 3, 4.

Adapt a Word 'sweet' coloured with B16, Single Layered 'Friend' word coloured with B16 and White paint.

 Thanks for stopping by

 Merry Christmas to you all xx

 Andrea xx

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Poinsettia Bouquet - Make it Crafty

Hi all :)

I'm popping in to share my latest Christmas card featuring the NEW Poinsettia Bouquet digital image from Make it Crafty.

It's such an elegant image I decided to keep in Clean And Simple.

I have coloured the Poinsettia with Copic Markers

Petals - R24, 27, 89

Leaves & Ferns - G46, 28

I used a white gel pen for some highlights.

I used B02, an aqua pen with colorless blender and a piece of acetate to do the 'watercolour' effect around the image.

I coloured the chipboard words with R27 and G28 then lacquered them with glossy accents.

I'm planning on making all my Christmas Tags using this image so I'll pop back in to show you when I have them finished.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Christmassy Abigail - Make it Crafty

Hello everyone,

I'm here today with a Christmas card I made using the gorgeous 'Abigail' who isn't specifically a Christmas image but she's very versatile don't you think. I teamed her up with a 'Merry' single layered chipboard word and a 'Christmas' stamp from the Fairy Tag Tops unmounted rubber stamp set. I'm pretty happy with the end card, I hope you like it.

Coloured with Copic Markers -                                        Abigail

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04
Hair - Y21, E50, 51, 53, 55, 57
Dress - G21, 24, 43, 46, R02, 08, 24, 27, 89, White Gel Pen & White pencil on the Apron.
Boots - N9, 7, 5, Y21, 26, 28.

I painted the base of the 'Merry Chipboard word' with white paint then used R27 Copic Marker on the top layer and applied a coat of Glossy Accents on top. I stamped the 'Christmas' word with White pigment ink on red card stock then embossed it with white embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Saturday 2 December 2017

Sparkle Matilda - Make it Crafty Challenge.

Hello all, It's challenge time again :) this months challenge is 'Sparkle' and yes it is challenging but that's what its all about, I'm not entirely happy with my results but I gave it a good try and next time I'll be better at it. It's also very hard to 'capture' sparkle with a photograph, my card 'sparkles' much more in real life!
Although I made this card for the challenge I also made it for a very special young ladies 21st birthday, Matilda looks so much like her.

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04

Eyes - B41, 45, 60, 63

Hair - E51, 53, 35, 37, 07

Boa - N4, 6, 8, 10

Glass/Drink - C0, 2, B000, YG93, 97

Jewelry - Y11, A1205, Spica 16 - Buttermilk

Dress - R39, 59, 89, Spica 21 - Lipstick & 22 - Garnet, White Gel Pen.

I would recommend watching some Maxx Stephen Youtube clips for inspiration for the challenge, here's a link - 

Looking forward to seeing your entries


Andrea xx

Thursday 23 November 2017

Baby Girls and Unicorns - Make it Crafty

Hello friends,

My family has been blessed this year with my second great niece being born a couple of weeks ago and the announcement of another bub to come early next year, my baby girl who is now 15, is the youngest grandchild so it's been a long time between babies and the excitement levels are high.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this card for the newest baby, and lets face it Baby Girls and Unicorns are perfectly matched :)

I coloured Unicorn Stuffie/Unicorn Dreams with Copic Markers. 

Body - C0, 1, 2, 3, 4

Mane/Horn/Soles/Heart - R81, 83, 85, Y11, 13, 15, B41, 32, 45 and a little bit of sparkle with clear 'Wink of Stella'

I coloured the Chipboard Words Baby Adapt-a-word and Baby Single Layered Word with Copic Markers R81, 83, white paint and clear 'Wink of Stella'.

I used a scrap piece of pink card stock and a square scalloped die for the first layer and a some white card stock and a square stitched die for the next layer then mounted the fussy cut Unicorn, chipboard words and lastly added some sequins. Clean and Simple.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx      

Monday 13 November 2017

Bauble Fairy Reflection - Make it Crafty

Hello :)

Today I was supposed to do housework :( but Bauble Fairy Reflection had other ideas :) she just kept calling me to colour her and pop her on a card soooooo I did :) and here she is.

It's so hard to capture the 'sparkle' in photo's so here's some pic's I took along the way that I've kinda captured but it's so much 'sparklier' in real life.

I coloured Bauble Fairy Reflection with Copic Markers, Kaszazz Alcohol Markers, White Gel pen and Spica Pens.

Bauble - Y11, A1205 Butter, A7406 Mustard, A122 Dandelion, 11 Gold Spica, 16 Buttermilk Spica and a White Gel Pen.

Fairy Reflection - E00, W3, G21, R02, Y12, A7406 Mustard and A1205 Butter all over the image.

Fairy - E00, 01, 04, W3, 5, 7, G21, 43, 24, 46, R14, 27, 59, Y11, A1205 Butter, A7406 Mustard, A122 Dandelion, 16 Buttermilk Spica, 11 Gold Spica and white Gel pen.

I coloured the Christmas Adapt-a-words and Wishes Single Layered word with G46 for the base word, Y11, A1205 Butter and A7406 Mustard for the Christmas and Wishes top word then covered them all with glossy accents.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx

Thursday 2 November 2017

Christmas is Coming - Make it Crafty

Hey there :)

Halloween is over for another year and now it's time to focus on Christmas and that means I need to get busy making cards! Here's the card I created for the 'Glow' Challenge that is happening in the Make it Crafty Blog, which happens to be a Christmas card :) one down lots to go.

I love making scenes with the digital images from Make it Crafty and this one was a challenge and time consuming project but I enjoyed it and found it very rewarding once completed. It's hard to go that dark but the effect is fabulous I recommend you give it a try.

Charlotte with Gift -
Skin - E00, 01, 11, 04, BV20.
Hair - Y21, E55, 57.
Clothing - R14, 59, C3, 6, Y21.
Boots - N3, 4, 7, 8.
Gift - R14, 59, YG23, 67.

 Fireplace - T1, 2, 5, 7. Y00, 11, 13, 15, 17, 38, YR18.

Wall - W3, 5, 7, 9. Distress Ink - Pumice Stone & Walnut Stain.

Floor - E71, 74, 77, 79, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.

 Little Christmas Tree - G43, 46, Y21, 28, N3, 4, 6, 8, Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

Fairy Celandine - E00, YG23, 67, R14.

I hope to see you join in on our challenge, thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx     

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Shadow Baby Box - Make it Crafty

Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing my first ever Chipboard Square Shadow Box , It was surprisingly easy to put together. I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed in my decorating skills, the picture in my head was much better lol, but for a first try it's not too bad.

I chose to go with a Baby theme using a photo of my now 20 year old daughter, some pattern paper, ink and some of Make it Crafty's fabulous chipboard single layered words , Adapt-a-Words and Elements Themed Sets .

I followed the directions (almost to the letter) that come with the chipboard shadow box, I did use too much glue which was what NOT to do and found the chipboard swelled a little SOOOO learn from my mistake and only use a little bit of glue and spread it with your finger.

I coloured the chipboard elements with my Copic Markers - B41, Y11, RV52 and G12.

Now to put another order in for more shadow boxes, I think they might become my new addiction.

 Andrea xx

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Great Horned Owl - DoveArt Studios

Hi there :)

Do you struggle making cards for men? I did until I started using DoveArt Studios rubber stamps as a lot of them lend themselves to male cards just like the Great Horned Owl, so keeping it simple as I like to do I put together this card that I think is ideal for a male's birthday card. What do you think?

Great Horned Owl coloured with Copic Markers - 

Owl - E51, 53, 55, 57, BV20, 23, W7, Y15, 17. Tree - E44, 47, 49, G46.

For the background I used Distress Oxide Inks with a sponge and a small 'grass' stamp from Eclectic Images. 

Until next time, have a wonderful day 

Andrea xx 

Sunday 15 October 2017

Tall Cactus - DoveArt Studios

Hello friends,

How are you today? I'm here to share my latest DoveArt Studios creation :)

It's a clean and simple card featuring 'Tall Cactus' rubber stamp. I've made this card with my step Dad in mind as he is a keen gardener.

Tall Cactus was coloured with Copic Markers -

Blues - B91, 93, 97. Greens - YG61,63, 67, 91, 93, 95, 97, BG90, 93, 96. Shadows - W7. 

Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing day

Andrea xx

Friday 13 October 2017

Pretty Pumpkin - Make it Crafty

Hello there :)

I'm loving the 'Pretty Pumpkin' digital image in the Make it Crafty Store so thought I'd colour her up and share with you guys. I've also loved seeing the creations others have made using her that they have shared in the Make it Crafty Facebook Group, so inspiring.

I chose to print her using the washout setting in the 'colour' section of the Microsoft Word program, Zoe has created a video showing how to do this, here's the link - VIDEO

I coloured her using Copic Markers - Skin - E000, 00, 02, 11. Lips - R81, 83. Eyes - BG01,05. Hair - Y21, E53, 55, 57. Clothing - BG01, 02, 05, R81, 83, Y13, 17. Shoe - N3, 5, 7, 9, Y23, 26, 28. Pumpkin - YR01, 04, 07, YG93, 95, 97.

I also coloured the chipboard elements with Copic Markers - R81 for the pink and BG02 for the blue then coated them with glossy accents to achieve the 'shine'. 

I created the background with distress oxide inks - broken china and worn lipstick, water and a coffee stain rubber stamp.

Have a wonderful day

 Andrea xx

Monday 2 October 2017

Carefree Women - Make it Crafty

Hi all :)

Popping in today with a card I made for my boss (School Principal), who unfortunately left our lovely little school to be the principal of a much bigger school. We will miss her immensely.

Using the girls from the Carefree Women Collection to depict the female staff (because we are all HOT lol) and Oliver to depict our only male staff member I merged them all together to create this farewell card that she loved and was even able to pick which staff member was which character. Can you pick me?

I kept it CAS style because that's me and I was terribly ill with gastro and Flu whilst making it, I was very pleased to achieve what I did considering my illness.

Sorry but I didn't keep track of which markers I used.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx

Saturday 23 September 2017

Sending sunshine your way - Make it Crafty

Hello lovely people,

I'm here today to share my latest card, inspired because I'm sick of being cold lol.

I have coloured the beautiful 'Cora from behind' on the 'Lonely Island' for this CAS card and finished it with the 'Sending Adapt-a-Word' chipboard words.

I coloured the digital images with Copic Markers and Polchromos Pencils. I left the chipboard words natural.

Lonely Island
Water - BG53, 45, 49
Sand - E30, 31, 34, 37
Shells - YR01, 02, YG93
Rocks - W1, 3, 5
Grass - G24, 43, 46
Palm Trees - E43, 44, 47, YG01, 23, 25, 17
Big Leaves - G14, 07, 09
Bush - YG93, 95, 97
Sky - B000, 00, 01
Cora from behind
Skin - E000, 00, 01, 02, 11, Cinnamon 189, Ivory 103
Hair - Y21, E53, 55, Dark Sepia 175, Brown Ochre 182, Blister 179, Dark Naples Ochre 184
Bikini - RV52, 63, 55.

Sending Sunshine Your Way

Andrea xx      

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Pumpkin Jack Jolly - 'Case'd Card - Make it Crafty

Hi All,

Have you heard about us Make it Crafty DT Gals 'CASE'ing each others card?
What's 'CASE'ing you might ask, I know I did lol. 'CASE'ing is when you 'Copy And Steal Everything'.
We started with Deborah's card - Here   then Marika 'Case'd it Here and now it's my turn.

Here is what I came up with, using Pumpkin Jack Jolly from the 'Halloween Pumpkin Digi Set' and 'Boo' chipboard word.

To achieve the 'Glow' from within the pumpkin I watched Zoe's tutorial which you can find HERE

Coloured with Copic Markers.

Oranges - YR4, 7, 9, 27, R08, E07, 08.
Greens - G94, 99
Yellows - Y04, 06, 38
Black - 110 Special Black.

I used a black pigment ink around the edges of the card to darken it a bit more.

It's been fun learning about and creating a 'CASE'd card.

Andrea xx    

Monday 11 September 2017

Fathers Day Card - Make it Crafty

Hello :)

I'm just popping in to share the Fathers Day card I made for my daughter to give to her Dad which I completely forgot to share before Fathers Day.

A very simple CAS card. I coloured the image with Copic Markers.

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04
Eyes - YG25, 17
Hair - Y21, E53, 55, 57
Dad's PJ's - C1, 3
Kayla's PJ's - YG23, 25, 17 & white get pen for the dots
Slippers - B91, 93, 95, Y26.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx   

Saturday 2 September 2017

Fairy Wishes - Make it Crafty

Hi all, how are you?

I have a quick post to share today using the gorgeous new digital image 'Fairy Wishes' from Make it Crafty and Krista Smith.

Coloured with Copic Markers and Polychromos pencils

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11
Eyes - B000, 00, 02
Hair - RV52, 63, 55, Light Magenta 119, Crimson 135
Ribbon - B01, 02
Top - C0, 1, 3
Wings & Wrap - B0000, 000, 00, 01
Flowers & Headdress - Y02, 06, W4, B91, 95, G43, 24
Chippies - G43, RV63

Thanks for stopping by

  Andrea xx

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Create Magical Moments - Make it Crafty

Hello friends :)

How are you today? Well I hope.

I'm excited to share my card today using the new 'Magical Adapt-a-word' and 'Magical' chipboard word along with 'Mr Snowman' digital image, 'Falling Snow Background'  rubber stamp, 'Mini Stars' chipboard and 'Pretty Snowflake' chipboard. I love how it turned out, just as I had imagined which doesn't always happen lol.

For the background I used Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink, then stamped the 'Falling Snow Background' rubber stamp using a light mist of water to 'remove' the ink and leave the 'whiteish' dots.

I coloured 'Mr Snowman' with Copic Markers - C0, 1, 3, YG21, 23, 25, 17, B000, 01, YR02, 04, 09, E43, 44. Fussy cut him out and mounted him on top on the 'Snow mounds' with mounting tape.

I coloured the 'Chipboard' items with white gel pen, faded jeans distress oxide ink and sprinkled the stars and snowflake with glitter. Then added a few clear sequences to bling it up a bit.
Thanks so much for stopping by, see you next time

 Andrea xx   

Sunday 13 August 2017

Carlie with Flowers - Make it Crafty

Hello friends :)

I'm here today with a bright and cheery birthday card using 'Carlie with Flowers' and 'Birthday' chipboard word.
Isn't she gorgeous! I love her big eyes and cute 'pig tails' and who wouldn't want to receive that beautiful bouquet, I know I'd love it :)

Carlie with Flowers & Birthday chipboard word.

 I coloured the digital image with Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils.
 Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04.
 Hair - E53, 55, 57. Bister 179, Yellow Ochre 183.
 Eyes - B000, 02, 60, 63, 66.
 Dress - B000, 01, 02, B63, 66.
 Socks - B60, 63, 66, White Gel pen, Dark Indigo 157.
 Shoes - N3, 5, 7, 9, Y26, 28.
 Bouquet - G43, 24, 46, RV52, 55, 66, Y13, 15, 17, B63, 66, C0, 1, 3.
 Shadows - E71, Warm Grey 274.

I cut a 30cm x 30cm piece of white card stock in half and used that for the card base, I ran a scrap piece of white card stock through my big shot with an embossing folder then trimmed it to 145cm x 50cm. Fussy cut Carlie with Flowers and mounted her on the embossed piece of card, stamped the word 'wishes' and then coloured and glued the 'Birthday' chipboard word to the card, finishing with a few sequences.

I hope you are all well and having a great day :)

'Till next time

 Andrea xx   

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Distress Oxide Fun! - Make it Crafty

Hi everyone :)

I had so much fun creating this card I couldn't wait to show you, it's not perfect but I thoroughly enjoyed making it.
I purchased some of the new Tim Holtz distressed oxide and started to create some colourful backgrounds, when I finished this one I knew I had to make a card with some sort of silhouette image on it, so off to the Make it Crafty store to look for a stamp or two :) I found 'Tree of Love rubber stamp' and 'Petals & Palings rubber stamp' , after I stamped them I had to colour black with a black pencil to achieve the silhouette effect and here it is!

I thought making it a shaker card would be fun and add a bit of interest to it. I coloured a Hello Chippy  with fired brick distress oxide and Black 100 copic marker, stamped the 'sunshine' word on a piece of card left over from cropping the background to add to the card.
To make the background I used Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distressed Oxide and 3 sponges to blend the colours together then squirted some water on it to achieve the splattered look.
I hope you get inspired to create something new today :)

 Andrea xx

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Surprise Holiday Release from DoveArt Studios!

Hello there :)

Surprise Surprise!! There's another new release from DoveArt Studios available right now at C.C. Designs   A few of the Design Team girls have put some cards together to inspire and tantalize you.

I have made two projects today, one card and one Scrapbook page using two of the NEW Rubber Stamps - Golf Clubs & Tee Border and one from the last release Brick Wall Background.

Project 1. Golf Clubs and Brick Wall Background Card.

I made this card with my Step Dad in mind as I'm sure he spends more time in the Club House then on the golf course lol. Lots of fussy cutting for this one, but I think it's worth it. 
Coloured with Copic Markers - 

Bricks - E53, 55, 57, 
Mortar - E42, 43.
Blue/Red Golf Bag - B91, 93, 95, R24, 27, 
Black Golf Bag - Black 100, C3, 5, 7, 9,
Grey/Blue Golf Bag - C1, 3, 5, B21, 23,
Golf Clubs - C1, 3. 

Project 2. Golf Clubs and Tee Border Scrapbook Page. 

I thought a monochromatic look for this scrapbook page would fun, I just need to get some photo's of my Step Dad actually on the course to put on here lol. 

Coloured with Copic Markers - 

Golf Bag - Black 100, C3, 5, 7, 9,
Clubs - C1, 3
Tee Border - Balls - W1, 3,
Tees - C1, 3 white gel pen. 

You can check out the other DT girls makes on their blogs - 

Barbara -

Dorinda -

Sue -

DoveArt Studios -

Catch ya next time :)

Andrea xx

Sunday 23 July 2017

Life's all Rainbows & Unicorns!

Hi all :)

I'm sharing with you a bright and cheerful card that I had so much fun making! It makes me smile every time I look at it, I hope you feel the same way :)
I love merging these gorgeous 'Funky Girls' with the amazing background images you can find in the Make it Crafty store, Rainbow Meadow is the perfect backdrop for 'Unicorns and Rainbows' don't you think?

I decided to colour most of the background monochromatic grey so that the rainbow and the funky girl would 'pop' off the page somewhat, I also popped up the sentiment and placed some 'Mini Butterflies Chippies' on to add some fun and a little depth. I used some glitter gel pens and a white gel pen on the rainbow to give it a bit of 'sparkle'.

I coloured the scene with my Copic markers -

Monochromatic Grey - C1, 2, 3, 4

Rainbow - YR12, 15. Y06, 08, G43, 24, B41, 45, V22, 25, 17, Glitter Gel Pens and a White Gel pen

Funky Girl -

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04

Hair - RV52, 63, 55

Dress - Y04, 06, 08 15, YR12, 15, 16, 18

Unicorn - B41, 45, V22, 25, 17.

I coloured the butterflies with 'Smooch' - Sassy Pink, Grape Soda and Pool.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post :) I hope you have a lovely day

 Andrea xx      

Thursday 13 July 2017

Make it Crafty's Beautiful Sonia & Tunnel of Nature

Hello friends :)

I'm here today to share my latest Make it Crafty make featuring one of the new Krista Smith digital images 'Beautiful Sonia', the serene 'Tunnel of Nature' digital image and 'Hello' chipboard.

Coloured with Copic Markers

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04, 93

Hair - W3, 5, 7, 9

Eyes - B91, 93, 95, C2

Top - Y13, 15, 18, 19 & Clear Wink of Stella

Jeans - B91, 93, 95, 97

Flowers/Leaves - YG21, 25, BV00, 01, 04

Butterfly - V04, 05

Tree Trunk - E43, 44, 47, 49

Leaves - G24, 46, 28

Greenery - YG63, 67, G43, 46

Mushrooms - R24, 27, 39, W1, 2 & White Gel Pen.

Hello Chippy - E47 & Y18

I love that I can mix and match these great new images with any of the Make it Crafty background images and chipboard elements.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you are having a wonderful day :)

  Andrea xx

Thursday 6 July 2017

The Funky Girls Blog Hop!!

Winner Update: Congratulations to Siv Andreson for winning the $10 gift certificate. Potential Guest designers have been contacted too and will be announced in August. Big hugs! <3

We are incredibly excited to have a chance to share our love of Krista Smith’s gorgeous illustrations with you through Make it Crafty. Zoe has always been an admirer of her designs and it is a great honor to have an opportunity to work with her. Today, the design team and special guests have added their magic to these gorgeous images to offer you lots of ideas on how you can get creative with 

The Funky Girls collection.


  Chance to become a guest designer!! 

 As you soak up the inspiration, leave some love along the way as Zoe will be offering two random commenters a chance to guest on the Make it Crafty team for two months! We want you to come join the fun at Make it Crafty and be part of the team! 
The winners will receive a package of chippie goodness to play with and access to design and create with images from the digital stamps available in the store. Winners will be contacted on Monday 10th of July to confirm they would like to be our guest. 
  So let’s get on with the inspiration!   

Relax with Wine!  

Coloured with Copic's
Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11
Lips - RV63, 55, 66
Eyes - B91, 93, 95
Hair - W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Glass - B0000
Wine - R35, 37, 39
Top - RV63, 55, 66
Jeans - B91, 93, 95, 97
Bench - C0, 1.

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