Saturday, 22 February 2014

Call Marika Collins 

Hi, here's a quick Inspiration post I whip up tonight. 
I've coloured this gorgeous image from Marika Collins you can find her at Whimsy Stamps

I used Copic Markers.
I used E50, E51, E21, E11 & E23 for her skin

C1, C2, C4, C7, C8, BV000, BV00, BV01 & BV02 for her hair
For her dress and shoes I used C1, C2 & C4.

Hope she inspires you to colour and create.

Andrea xx

Stamps by Aurora Wings

Hello, wow it feels like forever since I've been here but it was only 4 days ago, I've started back at School this weeks as extra support for a year 3 & 4 class which is keeping me busy as well being absorbed with this stunning image from Stamps by Aurora Wings - Beloved she is beautiful hope you love her as much as I do.

I have several step by step photo's for you to look at 

The Copic Markers I used

Feel free to leave a comment.
Thanks for looking

Andrea xx

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Make it Crafty @ Little Miss Muffet Stamps Blog Hop

Did you hear the NEWS?!
Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps are coming together again, and this time on a long term basis. What does this mean ? You've seen us combine for Releases and Blog Hops. and now we're getting together in the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Store, so you'll have more choices, more variety and more colouring projects to shop for.
To celebrate, the Design Teams from Little Miss Muffets Stamps and Make it Crafty have put together a Blog Hop to share some inspiration on the latest Make it Crafty Release, featuring the adorable little Tress and Spring Garden Elements... you will be able to create the most adorable scenes. The girls have done an outstanding job and you're going to love it!
Hopefully you have arrived from Faye if not, hop over to Little Miss Muffet Stamps Blog so you don't miss a thing.


Blog Hops and prizes go hand in hand and this one is no exception...
You can win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Store! 
Make sure you leave comments on ALL the stops along the way and TWO random winners will be announced on the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Blog on Saturday 22nd February. 


Between now and Sunday 23rd February, you'll automatically receive 15% off Make it Crafty Rubber Stamps, PLUS, you'll receive a free surprise gift in your mail parcel!

Here is my Inspiration for today's Blog Hop, it's something a bit different because I wanted to show the versatility of the Spring Garden Elements by creating a Sympathy Card with a Sepia tone. 

You need to head over to Carla next, but before you go, don't forget, comments mean a chance to win PRIZES!
If you're a little lost, here's a list of the complete Blog Hop...

Thanks so much for joining the Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Make it Crafty Blog Hop.

Andrea xx

Friday, 14 February 2014

Hi, here's a bit of Whimsy Inspiration for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge 'Love is in the Air' 
I have used two images today one from Crissy's Digi's called Cupid on a Cloud and the other from Ashlan Valor Tangles called Heart to Heart 

These are the markers I used

I hope this inspires you to get out your craft supplies and join in on the Challenge at 

Andrea x

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Hi today's post is a bit different to my usual post in that it's not a card it's a coloured image that I might frame. I have thoroughly enjoyed colouring this image although it was challenging. What do you think?
This digi  image is from Ashlan Valor Tangles which you can find at the Whimsy Stamps Store

Here is some step by step photo's

I hope you like it, I do :)

Andrea x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Make it Crafty - Facebook Group $1 Digi

Today's card has been made with the Make it Crafty Facebook Group $1 Digi which this month is Whoopsie Cupid to access the code for this $1 digi check out or join the Make it Crafty Facebook Group

Whoopsie He Loves Me

I have also used the Heart to Heart Wreath form Whimsy Stamps 

Happy Valentines xx

Andrea x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Hi I'm back playing with Sepia now for two reasons, one for the Make it Colourful Challene 6 Brown, Brown & Brown and two to make a special card for Design Team member Delphine Birthday using 
I hope you like it and that it might Inspire you to join in the challenge at Make it Colourful

The Copic Markers I used were 
E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47 & E49.


Andrea xx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Hello again, I'm here today to show you my inspiration card for the Make it Colourful Challenge 6 Brown, Brown & Brown. The Easy challenge is Colouring with Browns and the Hard challenge is Monochrome Browns trying to re-create the Sepia look. That's what I tried to do with this image but didn't quite get it right as I used skin tones which disqualifies it as Sepia BUT it's still Browns so my Inspiration is for the Easy Challenge this time and I will be back with some Sepia Inspiration soon. 

These gorgeous images are from Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps 
The background is  Cafe de Paris MiC Digi
The gentleman is Alexander MiC Digi
And the beautiful Lady is The Girl with a Fan LMMS Rubber
On this occasion I used the digital version of The Girl with a fan with permission from the artist

These are the markers I used

So if I have Inspired you to give this a try pop on over to the Make It Colourful site and join in on the fun. 

Andrea x

Welcome to our Special Vintage Girls Release Blog Hop!

We have 4 Brand New images to share with you today created by the Lovely Lia Stampz. 

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality. You can re-size, flip, or rotate them to fit your own project. 
To find all of Today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store 

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 4 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!
These winners will each win a Vintage Girl digital image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop which is Lia
the winner will receive all 4 of the brand New Vintage Girls digital stamps.

The Hop will run for 1 week and end on Friday 14th February 2014 at 12 noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced over on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog 

Here is my Inspiration for this special Blog Hop featuring 'Birthday Girl' by Lia Stamps Vintage Girls

I made this card for my step fathers 80th Birthday next month, he likes the 'ladies' so I hope he likes this card.  

The markers I used to colour her

Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way.

Hope you have fun hopping!!

Andrea x

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Hello, I'm here today with some Whimsy Inspiration! I have made a Valentines Card with a New Release Image from Marika Collins Collections called Birthday Girl I have made this card as a Valentines Card to show the versatility of this gorgeous image. I hope you like her :)

Here is a few more images for you

And these are the markers I used

You can purchase 'Birthday Girl' at the Whimsy Stamps Store

Andrea xx

Love is in the Air at Make it Crafty.

Love is in the air at Make it Crafty and not just because we have new images but because we have a new illustrator too! Victoria has such a cute style and her images are perfect for colouring enthusiasts of all levels. The style is simple enough for beginners to practice blending yet offer flexibility for the more adventurous colourer to add detail to clothing and hair. We hope you love this New Collection as much as we do and to help celebrate we thought we we have a fun Blog Hop to showcase the new release. 

If you're already floating on the MiC Love Balloon, you should have arrived from Jennifer, though if you're just joining us and want to join in the fun, pop on over to Zoe's Blog  
It wouldn't be a Make it Crafty Blog Hop without prizes so we've got hidden prizes along the way randomly drawn from the comments section :)
Random winners will be announced on the MiC Store Blog on Monday 10th Feb.
Plus between now and Sunday 9th Feb 2014, you can order the collection at a HUGE discount of 30%, normally discounted at 15%. 
You don't need any codes! It's automatically reduced in store Make it Crafty Store

Here is my inspiration for today I hope you 'love' him as much as I do.
His name is Phillip and you can find him here Phillip in Love

 These are the markers I used.

To continue floating on the MiC Love Balloon, head on over to Dorinda.
But before you go, don't forget to leave a comment as I may have one of the lucky hidden prizes!

In case you get lost, here's where the Love Balloon flies to

Andrea that's me

Thank you so much for joining the fun at MiC and we all hope that you love this new collection of images as much as we do.

Andrea xx

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Hello Lovely's, today I am posting some Inspiration for those of you who might like to enter this months Sketch Challenge 6 at  Make it Crafty Facebook Group being February 'The Love Month' I thought I would add some love to this card, hope you like it. 

I tried something different this time and made the card before I coloured the image and I found it so much easy to match the colours to the paper instead of visa verso. 
Here are some step by step photos. 

I used on of the new pre-made scenes from Make it Crafty called Country Love Walk and some old favorites Geeky Love also from Make it Crafty
I used way too many Copic Markers to list for this one sorry.

Andrea xx