Sunday, 30 April 2017

Bunnies RULE!! with a discount code ;)

LET THE CHALLENGES BEGIN

If you use one of my images though and you're picked as a winner you'll grab yourself and extra image for the prize ;)

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These are the image available in my shop - you can use the hare image too :)

Humphrey                                        Sebastian


Here's the inspiration I've created using my reduced price image Rocket & Rosie.  You can find them in my shop - but if you're not quick they will have gone back up to full price!!

I've coloured these little cuties with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I mainly wanted them to be white so have just given the lines an accent of colour.

I then spent ages fussy cutting them out.

To make up the background scene for them I've used some Kraft card and design paper from 13art onto which I've used a Creative Expressions Birch Tree Mask and Tim Holtz walnut stain ink for the trees.
Under the bunnies are two black and white hearts cut from card using a die from Fantasy Magic.  The mushrooms were cut using a die from Joy Crafts and have been edged with walnut stain ink from Tim Holtz.

Finally I've made some wooden butterflies by using some tiny wooden hearts that I got off eBay.

Hope you love my inspiration and I'll see you over at Markers Papers Digis and the challenges
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Simply  Create Too - Anniversary
Sweet Stampers - Animals
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 21
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Reduced price Digis don't miss out!

The SPRING FLING EVENTS start 30 April 2017



You need to check this out ladies.  There will be reduced price digis available for short periods of time from lots of designers and then challenges to enter from the end of April to the end of May.  Make sure you're a member of the Markers Papers Digis Facebook Group so you don't miss out on these reduced price images.  Click here to join the group. 

Friday, 28 April 2017

Vintage Memories

I'm sharing my creation today as hostess at Fussy and Fancy Fridays where the theme for the next two weeks is ANYTHING GOES.  I've only just joined the DT team recently but am loving being able to create these types of cards.  I tend to create a lot of CAS cards to showcase my images so this makes a lovely change. 

It also allows my creativity to run free :D


I've used a vintage image from Pion Design, in fact all my design papers are form Pion Design as well and have been distressed.

Behind the image are some lacy die cut circles cut with Spellbinders and Little Darlings dies.

Behind this you can just see some vintage lace peaking out.

Here's a close up of one of the flower arrangements, made up of rose buds, apple blossoms, leaves, gypsophila and I've finished it off with some tiny silver dragonfly charms.

The card also has various wood chip elements from Scrapienic, a butterfly, a memories sentiment, some leaves, and XOX sentiment, a frame under the image.

And to finish off a few pearl gems.

Hope you love my inspiration and we see you over at the challenge.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Noor Design - Flowers
Scrap and Craft - Show Us Some Chip Board
Love to Scrap - Girlz Rule
Get Creative - Use Flowers and Lace
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 21
Crafting When We Can - One for the Girls
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image
Creative Inspirations - One for the Girls
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmarkers - Pearls and / or Gems

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Live Long......

...... and prosper - Trekkies will under stand this :D

We're being sponsored at Outlawz Sketch this month by Bloobel Stamps.

The image I've chosen for my inspiration this week is Live Long and Prosper 2

The image has been coloured with ProMarkers, the edges then distressed with black soot ink from Tim Holtz.  Its then been frames with some back card.

Here's our sketch for today


I've used design papers with stars for my backgrounds and some more black card.  Instead of pearl string I've used some ric rac.  I've also twisted the sketch.  Instead of a die cut sentiment I've made a Star Trek badge by cutting two edges off a star.  I've coloured the chip board I made it from with gold ProMarkers then edged it with black pen.

My final touch are three tiny silver star charms :D

Hope you love my inspirations for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Passion For ProMarkers - Add a Charm
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - April
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes


Monday, 24 April 2017

Drawing Mine Craft

Today is the second time of the month when I'm honoured to be a Guest Designer at the Crazy Challenge - their theme for the next two weeks is LEAFY GREEN.

We had to use green leaves in our projects.  Now I could have gone down the normal route of doing something girly and flowery BUT my brother's birthday is coming up (tomorrow in fact).

I decided I'd draw something appropriate for him.  He's a BIG gamer and one of the most poplar games is Mine Craft.  If you've never seen the game (a lot of you will) you build environments / people / animals etc. using what look like lego blocks.

I took me forever to draw the tree using a grid to help me create the blocks.  Once drawn I coloured it in a combination of ProMarkers, Copics and black polychromos pencil.
The two sentiments are wood chip elements from Scrapiniec that I've coloured with black marker.  I've doodled a border around the edge of the image then mounted it onto some Kraft and black card for a frame.

Can't wait to see what he thinks of it :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Add a Sentiment
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Birthday
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - In the Garden
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes



Sunday, 23 April 2017

Think of a Film or a Song

Yeah well I wasn't actually aware I was thinking of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when I started drawing this image Bryan's Baby which you can now find in my shop - click here :)

I started out drawing our friends Morgan, then I started to change the shape slightly as I went along.  It's ended up Steampunk style with wings LOL!

You can get this image and any of my others with 10% off by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout on Etsy
I've used Copics and polychromos pencils to colour the image.  I've done it red on the recommendation of my hubby.  I wasn't sure it would work but I LOVE how its come out.
I had to do a CAS card to showcase the image for you.  I've framed it with black card and doodled a border.

The sentiment was created at the time of printing.

Hope you love my inspiration with my new image.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafts & Me - Things with Wings
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Add A Sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Vintage
Sweet Stampin - I wish I could Fly
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes




Saturday, 22 April 2017

Bunny Surprise

Today is the second time in the month the All Dressed Up ladies are showing off their inspiration using Wendy's new images.

I got to play with Butterfly Bunny, which I've coloured a pale white and added pops of pink with the flowers and butterflies :)  I've used ProMarkers and polychormos pencils to do this with.  The edges of the cut image have been distressed and spin sugar ink from Tim Holtz added.

I've decided to do my first ever concertina card.  It took me a while to cut all shapes and distress the papers but I love the result.

Here's a view of the finished card.  The design papers you can see here are from Joy Crafts, to close the card I've decided to use three lots of ribbon. Two different shades of 5mm organza, from Crafty Ribbons which I've buried under the papers layers.  It's finished off with some velvet and gold ribbon from Lemoncraft.

Here's what the card looks like opened out

I found it quite difficult to get a photo of the whole card to show it to you but hopefully you can see ok.  I've used design papers from Maja Design on the inside to co-ordinate with the colours in the image.

Hope you like my inspiration using Wendy's new image.  Don't forget to check out the blog challenge today.  The Dressy Girls are also showcasing their images there.

We also have a challenge running in the Facebook group which is themed "Feature a Creature"  We'd love to see you with you animal creations.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge 4
Creative Sketchy Girls - Butterflies and / or Flowers
Deep Ocean - Spring
Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card
The Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image
Classic Design Team - Challenge 13
Fairytale Challenge - More than Just One Fold
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Bunnies and Chicks
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes