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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Thank you so much for hopping on by today.

Andrea xx

Sunday, 2 July 2017


Hello everyone :)

Hope you are all having a wonderful day/evening, it's freezing cold here with clear blue sky's so I can't complain.
I'm feeling a little whimsical today which is reflected in today's make, I hope this card puts a smile on your face :)

Coloured with Copic Markers

Baby Unicorn - Body - BV000, 00, 01 Mane - YG21, 25, 17 Hooves - RV52, 63, 55, 66

Tea Pot House - RV63, 55, 66, E71, 74, 77, 79, YG23, 17, Y15,

Greenery - YG21, 23, 17

Mushrooms/Toadstools - R14, 24, 27 W00, 1, 3, C0.

Path - T1, 3, 5.

Butterfly - YR02, 65

Sky - B01 & Blender Solution.
Thank you

Andrea xx