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