Wednesday 27 November 2019

Final Make it Crafty Blog Hop - Faries

UPDATE Winners Announced  - HERE

Hi everyone,
Welcome to the final Make it Crafty Blog Hop we hope you enjoy the last hurrah.
Although this could be a sad occasion for many, myself included I think it's time to celebrate everything that Make it Crafty has been to us all and especially to celebrate the loveliest 'boss lady' owner and operator Zoe. 
Make it Crafty products have been a huge part of my crafting life with the amazing digital images, quality rubber stamps, those oh so adorable chippies and possibly the most influential products in the store the colouring tutorials, I learnt soooooo much from them. All of which would not be in my life without our Zoe, the kindest most helpful person I know, she's not only my (soon to be not) 'boss lady' but I'm so very proud to call her my friend as I'm sure many of you would feel the same. 
I will miss Make it Crafty but Zoe will always be my friend. 
So with no further ado here's my make for the hop.

Princess Fairy

I chose to colour Princess Fairy up in Christmas colours but I'm quite sure she will be adorable in any colours.

Now because this is a 'HOP' we have to have 'PRIZES' right? 
This hop is a little different in that Zoe has allowed each of the MiC Gals to choose one person from the comments on our blog to be one of the winners of a surprise parcel from Zoe!! I've received surprise parcels from Zoe in the past and believe me it'll be an awesome one.

The lucky winner that I choose needs to tell me how they first heard of Make it Crafty and what was it that drew them to become a follower/customer of Make it Crafty.

Just follow the hop list for your chance to win

Andrea - that's me

We will be choosing our winners on Sunday 1st December.

As an extra special BONUS every customer who purchases any Make it Crafty product before the store closes will automatically receive the 3 brand new fairies that we are showcasing in this hop!!!

Thank you all for your support of Make it Crafty and of my almost 6 years as a Make it Crafty Design Team Gal, it's been an amazing journey and now is the time for a new chapter. 

Andrea xx

So darn proud to have this banner and to have been part of such an amazing design team.

Saturday 26 October 2019

Zoe's 40th Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

It's been awhile since I've made a post as I lost my mojo and have only made a few cards this year, but I wanted to share this card I made for our very own leader, Zoe for her 40th Birthday last month.

Firstly I created and downloaded the 'fist' using WordArt from then placed Kimberly Weights digital stamp in the palm of the fist to show her strength just like our wonderful leader Zoe.

I coloured Kimberly Weights digital stamp with Copic Markers.

Skin - E00, 01, 51, 53, Lips - E04

Hair - E41, 42, 43

Top - RV63, 66, 52

Pants - C1, 2, 3, 4

Weights N3, 5, 7, 9

I believe Zoe had a wonderful birthday and she loved the card :)

Thanks for taking the time to read my post, hopefully I'll get that mojo back and enjoy making cards again soon.

Andrea xx

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Tiddly Inks April Challenge - Showcase

Hello :)

Have you checked out the Little Valentine Mermaid digital images/stickers yet? If you haven't now is the time because for this months challenge they are FREE!!!! Yep FREE so follow this link HERE and start creating for the challenge, no excuses!

For the background I used Distress Oxides
1. Peacock Feathers
2. Mermaid Lagoon
3. Tea Dye

I used Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils for the images.

Skin - E00, 01, 11

Hair - Y21, E55, 57, Raw Umber 180, Dark Naples Ochre 184

Body - Boy -BG45, 34, Girl BG45, 34, RV52

Fish - Y21, YR30, 31

Octopus - BV20, 23, 25

Coral - All the above colours.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see your challenge entries over at Tiddly Ink Challenge Blog.

Andrea xx

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Hubby's Birthday Card

Hi all :)

Popping in with a quick card to share, I made this for my husbands birthday last month. His birthday came up so quickly I was madly making this late the night before lol.

I used

Happy Birthday to You Chipboard Quote Block

I used black pigment ink and black embossing powder on the Quote Block and after heat embossing it I added a small amount of Rusty Hinge and Weathered Wood Distress Oxide's to scruff it up a bit because my husband is a bit scruffy lol.

The die cut card bases are also distressed with Distress Oxide

  1. Black Soot
  2. Rusty Hinge
  3. Weathered Wood
  4. Hickory Smoke

I'm pleased to say he was very happy with his scruffy card ;)

Thank for stopping by

Andrea xx

Thursday 21 March 2019

Bleat Dreams - Tiddly Inks

Hello :)

Just popping in with a project I made for my great nephew Carter for his 1st Christmas using Bleat Dreams from Tiddly Inks, it's just so sweet. Carter and his Dad and Mum have recently purchased some land and are planning to one day run sheep on it so I felt this would be fitting for him.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers, did some zentangles around the edges and popped it into a simple black frame.

Sheep - C0, 2.

Blanket - C3, Colourless Blender Soloution and toweling.

Bunny - C0, 2.

Black edge - 100 Black

Zentangle - Copic Fine Liners 0.1, 0.3 & 0.5.

Thanks for stopping by 

Andrea xx

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Just Married

Hello :)

I'm sharing a card I made a little while ago but haven't had a chance to blog it.

I was asking for some inspiration in the Make it Crafty Facebook Group because I had a bit of time on my hands and couldn't chose what to colour. One of the lovely group members Maryann had recently purchased the Geeky Love Wedding Rubber Stamp set and suggested I create something from that set so here it is

Just Married Car

I created the background with Distress Oxide

  1. Antique Linen
  2. Bundled Sage
  3. Tumbled Glass.

Stamped the word CONGRATULATIONS with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and a few Polychromos Pencils


Skin - E00, 01

Hair - E40, 42, 43

Dress - C00, 1

Flowers - Y15, 17, Light Chrome Yellow 106, Cadmium Orange 111


Skin - E00, 01

Hair - N6, 8, 10, Chinese White Pencil

Suit - T5, 7, 9


Body - Woo, 0, 1, 2, Warm Grey IV 275, Warm Grey II 271

Glass - BG0000

Lights - Y15, 17, R24, 29

Tires - N5, 6, 8, 10

Tin Cans

String and Cans - C1, 3, 4, Cold Grey IV 233, Silver 251.

I hope this CAS card inspires Maryann and you to create with the fun Geekly Love characters in the Make it Crafty Store.

Andrea xx

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Winterlight Wishes - Wryn. March Challenge.

Hello and welcome to this months Tiddly Inks challenge which is a colour inspiration challenge using a 'Seeds' palette called Succulent Hues I hope you like what I came up with.

'Seeds' colour palette 'Succulent Hues'

A closer look

I used a freebie digital paper from Tracy Wray  and placed Winterlight Wishes on it and chose to use light lines. I then coloured it with Copic Markers, pencils and a white Gelly Roll pen.

Copic Markers used - 

Wryn's Skin - E00, 01, 11.

Hair - W00, 1, 3.

Clothing - BG75, 72, 70, white Gelly Roll pen.

Shoe - W1, 3, 4, E01.

Fox - 

W1, 3, E01, Prisma Color pencils 1070 30% French Grey & 1074 70% French Grey, Polychromos pencil 188 Sanguine.

Polar Bear - 

W00, 3, 4, white Gelly Roll pen, Prisma Color pencils 1070 30% French Grey & 1074 70% French Grey.

Copic Fine Liner 0.3 for the Eyes and Noses.

Looking forward to checking out your blogs to see your creations for the challenge.

Andrea xx

Friday 22 February 2019

Snowy Birthday

Hi there :)

I'm still try to cool down with these snowy cards lol, I hate summer!

This card was pure colouring bliss, I thoroughly enjoyed colouring this image that became a CAS birthday card.

Before the background

With the background

Adding background colour sure does make an image POP!

I used a few different mediums for this card, firstly Copic Marker to colour Whimsical Snowman and the base of the background then Distress Oxide's and a white pigment ink and white embossing powder for the 'snow' and the sentiment.

Whimsical Snowman

Body - C00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.

Hat - N5, 6, 8, 10.

Buttons & Eyes - E25, 27, 29.

Nose/Carrot - YR02, 04, 09, E23.

Sky - B91, 93, 95, 97, 99, Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire.

Snow - C0, 2, 3, 4, Distress Oxide - Black Soot & Pumice Stone.

Birthday Wishes and Falling Snow 

White pigment Ink with heat embossed white embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx      

Thursday 14 February 2019

Heart Tied - Tiddly Inks

Hi all, 

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my Mum's 80th Birthday using the gorgeous Heart Tied gothic digital image from Tiddly Inks. My Mum's favourite colour is pink hence the pinkness of this card.
We enjoyed a lovely family lunch on her birthday and myself and my four sisters are taking Mum on a P&O Cruise in April to continue celebrating her birthday and spending time together.

I coloured Heart Tied with Copic Markers 

Skin - E00, 01, 11

Hair - C6, 8, 10, RV63, 55, Paynes Grey 181 pencil

Dress - RV000, 00, 52, 63, 55, C0, 2, 4

Boots - C0, 2, 4.

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Tuesday 5 February 2019

ATC - Artist Trading Card.

Hello it's time for the next Tiddly Ink Challenge - ATC Fun!

I have a confession to make, when I first read that the challenge was ATC fun I had to ask Lou what ATC was lol, so if you're in doubt don't worry so was I. 
Here's a link that I found useful to explain what an Artist Trading Card is - HERE

I used this scene from the Everyday Whimsy Coloring Book from Tiddly Inks and resized it so darn small to become the correct size for an ATC - 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Coloured with Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils


Hair - E41, 42, 43, 44

Skin - E00, 01, 11, 13, Cinnamon -189, Medium Flesh - 131, Warm Grey - 275

Clothing - BV000, 01, 02, 04, C0, 2.

Sky - B32.

Butterflies - N5, 8, B06

Frame - N5

Ladybug - N8, R24, 27

Flowers - YG21, 23, 25, Y13, 15, 17, C0, 1, BV000, 01, 02.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, looking forward to seeing your entries

Andrea xx

Friday 25 January 2019

Bridget in Love - Make it Crafty

Hello lovely people,

Boy oh boy it's sooooooo hot here, I'm melting. 42 degrees Celsius/107.6 degrees Fahrenheit and climbing!!

Anyway I'm here to share my latest card which is a Valentines Card for my Hubby.

20% OFF Valentine products currently in store!!!

Bridget in Love and Be My Valentine cursive sentiment.

I cropped Bridget in Love using the crop facility in Microsoft Word for this very CAS card. I coloured her with Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils.

Bridget in Love

Skin - E00, 01, 11, 13

Lips - E04, R20 and Medium Flesh 131

Eyes - BG53, 45, B60, 63, Cold Grey VI 235

Hair - YR21, 23, 24, 27, Terracotta 186

Clothing - BG53, 45, 57, 09, C2, 3, Colorless Blender, Cold Grey VI 235

I used the Colorless Blender with a small toweling cloth to create the texture on her clothing.

I used a white Sharpie pen and R27 on the Be My Valentine cursive sentiment.

Here's hoping for some cooler weather and a Happy Valentines Day

Andrea xx  

Friday 18 January 2019

Winter Happy Birthday - Make it Crafty

Hello :)

I'm sharing this winter themed birthday card today even though here in southern Australia we are experiencing quite a heatwave lol. Perhaps I'm trying to bring some cooler weather here.

Winter Stella digital image, Winter Hills Scene digital image and Happy Birthday outline Sentiment.

Digital images are coloured with Copic Markers and Poplchromos Pencils 

Snow - C00, 1, 2 

Trees - E55, 57, 79, G21, 24 

Fence - E43, 44, 47, 49.

Skin - E00, 01, 11, 13, Light Flesh 132, Venettan Red 190. 

Hair - E55, 57, 79, Nougat 178, Dark Naples Ochre 184, White. 

Eyes - B95, 97, BV20, 23, Payne's Grey 181 

Blue Woolies - B93, 95, 97, 99, Light Ultrmarine 140, Ultramarine 120 

Green Top - G21, 24, YG21. 

Leggins & Gloves - W0, 1, 2 

Boots - C0, 1, N6, 8, 10, YG21, 28. 

I used a white pigment ink and white embossing powder for the Happy Birthday outline sentiment. 

I photocopied the finished image to use as a base for the card then double cut the original with two stitched dies and popped the 'frame' up with one layer of mounting tape and then used two layers of mounting tape for the top piece to create the pop up look. 

 I hope your day is the perfect temperature wherever you are today. 

  Andrea xx

Sunday 6 January 2019

Mila's Heart Class! THE COLORING LAB

Hey there :)

I'm excited to share my card today firstly because I'm so happy with how it turned out and secondly because this is the latest class that Zoe has created over at THE COLORING LAB, if you haven't already checked it out I would 100% recommend that you do.

Doing this class has opened my eyes to quite a few new techniques so if you're a beginner or advanced colourer I believe you will find something to learn in all of Zoe's classes at THE COLORING LAB.

Here's the colours used

I used a white pigment ink and white embossing powder and heat embossed the base of the XOXO and coloured the top layer with R24 and R29 copics.

I hope you like my card and you head over to THE COLORING LAB for some more inspiration!

 Andrea xx    

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Tiddly Inks January Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello 2019

New Year and a New Challenge at Tiddly Inks!!

This months challenge is Anything Goes and I've created a very CAS card for my inspiration post.

I have only used 3 Copic Markers for this 

C0, C1 & C3

A few dots and shadows and it's done!! 

Gotta love Black & White and Clean & Simple!

Happy Baa Day to Ewe is such a fun image it really doesn't need any more.

Looking forward to the New Year and seeing your fantastic creations in the Challenge.

Andrea xx