Wednesday, 31 December 2014

C.C. Designs January Preview Time

Hello and welcome to my first C.C. Design Preview! C.C. Designs  has some really lovely new rubber stamps for January and I've been lucky enough to have a sneaky peak and a chance to colour one up for this preview :) Her name is 'Rose' and she is adorable.

I coloured 'Rose' using Copic's and popped her on a Stitched Circle Die from By DIEzvne then stamped the sentiment form the new 'Elegant Valentine' sentiment stamp. I then used some patterned paper, ribbon and roses from my stash to put the card together. 
'Rose' will be in the 'Shop'  on the 3rd January!! 

Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11.
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29.
Dress - C00, C1, C3.
Top/Headband/Tights B91, B93, B97.
Shoes - E70, E71, E74, E77.
Roses - R20, RV11, W3.
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67. 

Andrea xx


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Hydrangea - Dove Art Studio

Hello lovely people, how was your Christmas? Ours was lovely and quiet just the way I like it :)

Today I have coloured one of Jennifer Dove's gorgeous rubber stamps Hydrangea  and placed it on a Stitched Circle Die from By Diezyne, then chose some white card stock and a couple more dies from C.C. CuttersButterfly Border and Mushroom Border you can get all of these products and much much more from C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps. I decided to keep it all white except the Hydrangea image as I wanted it to be the star of the card and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

I hope you like it :) I have a few photo's to show the process of colouring this image as it took me ages to do with a few hiccups that I was able to save along the way. I coloured this image with Copic's. 

I used YG61, YG63, YG67 & G28 for the leaves, then laid down B60 on all the petals.

At this stage I had also used B41, V01, B63, BV02. 

Then some BV04 to start creating depth.

This is where I started doubting that what I was doing would work, I added BV25 for shadows and found it just made the image look 'liney' so i had to blend out the lines.

I used BV23 to blend the lines out somewhat and then took on the rest of the image. 

With each image I was going back over each petal with every colour, I'm so glad it turned out ok because it took a long time to do it lol. 

Andrea xx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Not so lucky last Christmas Card.

Have you ever coloured an image that you are pretty happy with, but just thought it needed something else? Well that's what happened with this image Phoebe Christmas Wish and if I had left it alone it would have been fine, but no I had to fiddle lol. Anyway in the end it turned out ok, I have learnt a lesson and remembered one of the saying my Mum says often 'Leave well enough alone' haha.

This is the end result


but this is where it went wrong


What was I thinking Bright Yellow Dots!!!!! lol and when you think it couldn't get any worse..


It did!! And just as I was about to throw it out I thought I'd try one more thing and that was to cover the hideous yellow with black, add some snow using the new rubber stamp 'Falling Snow', cut it into an oval put it on a card and Done!! It's not perfect but I think its a pretty good save.

It's Christmas Eve here in Australia only 5 hours till the big man in red pops in and this little elf still has lots of gift wrapping to do, So I will wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year from Australia :)
Andrea xx

Monday, 22 December 2014

Teachers Thank you Card.

  Well I needed a teachers card for my daughters year 5/6 teacher as it is her last year in Primary School and the last year for our family at the School after 15 years, I wanted it to be special and humorous at the same time. This teacher has taught all of my girls, he started at our small rural school the same year as we did and we have shared many goods times with lots of laughs, so when I saw this image I decided it was perfect for him. Crazy 4U is from Doodle Dragon Designs found at C.C. Designs

Im quite sure my three girls drove him crazy from time to time lol.

I used Copic Alcohol Markers
Skin - E50, E51, E21, E 11, E04
Hair/teeth/Eyes - C1, C2, C4, C5
Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97
Straight Jacket - W00, W1, W2, W3
Shoes - N3, N5, N7, N9
Shadows - W2, W3, W4

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, Andrea xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Scruffy Christmas

Hello Peeps, 21st of December and I'm still making Christmas Cards! Why do I always leave it till the last minute? Grrr.

Today I coloured Scruffy  from Make it Crafty cut him out with a couple of stitched circle dies from ByDiezyne popped him on a white card with a strip of patterned paper and some washi tape.


I coloured Scruffy with Copic's & Kaszazz Alcohol Markers,
Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11, E04
Hair - B01, B02, B04, B05
Hat/Tap - R24, R27, R29
Scarf/Shoes - YG21, YG23, YG17
Pants - B91, B93, B95
Shadows - N4, N5, W1
Bells - Y11, A1205, A7406, A122

thanks for stopping by Andrea xx

Saturday, 20 December 2014


Hello, well it's time to announce the winner of the C.C. Designs, Doodle Dragon Studio rubber stamp Birthday Monster. Thank you to all that left a friendly comment on my post I appreciate you taking the time for me.
Drumroll please..........the winner is Cindi Revelle!!! Congratulations! Cindi can you please contact Christine at with your mailing details so she can post your brand new rubber stamp 😄

Thanks again to those who left me some love 😄 Andrea xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

December New Release - Pin up Girls

Hello and welcome to this months New Release form Karleigh Sue Digi's. It's time for some more 'PIN UP GIRLS' and boy o boy these ones don't disappoint, today I am featuring 'Gift Wrapped' and she is a smexy little thing, perfect for your husbands Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary card. There are six new pin up girls to choose from in the Karleigh Sue Etsy Shop so head on over and have a look or even better still check out the Karleigh Sue Blog to see the rest of these gals coloured up and looking gorgeous :)

I used Copic's to colour her.
Skin - E50, E51, E21
Eyes - B41, B45
Hair - N3, N5, N7
Bow/Shoes - R24, R27, R39.

Thanks for looking

Andrea xx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Karleigh Sue December Inspiration Post

Hey all, Andrea here today with one of my favourite Karleigh Sue images Gone Crafting! She's such a fun image to colour up, I was feeling very bright and cherry when I coloured her, that's how crafting makes me feel, how about you? I hope you like her :)

I used Copic's to colour her -
Skin - E50, E51, E21 Lips - E04 Eyes - E23, E25
Hair - RV04, RV06, RV17, B02, B04, B06
Dress - Y02, Y06, Y08
Shoes - YG21, YG23, YG17
Bag - N4, N6, N8, RV04, RV06, RV17.

Thanks Andrea x

The Secrets Out!

How exciting is this?? Who'd of thought that when I applied for a position on C.C. Designs design team that I would get it? Not me! Needless to say I'm am stoked :) and honored to have been accepted to this prestigious team of mega talented ladies.

As part of my introduction the lovely Christine has offered a FREE rubber stamp of my choice to go to one of my followers who leaves a nice comment on this post. How generous is that? I have chosen Birthday Monster from Doodle Dragon Studio as the prize because he is so much fun! 

So for your chance to win this cute guy/gal leave me some love in the comments and pop back on Saturday 20th December 2014 to see if you are the lucky winner, how easy is that? 

I have used Copic's to colour this stamp.
Fur - YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18
Belly Fur/Feet - YR00, YR01, YR02, YR65
Claws/Horns/Teeth/Nose - C0, C2, C4, C5, C6
Gift/Balloon/Hat - B01, B02, B04, B06, B18
Shadows - W0, W1, W2, W3, W5

Thanks for sharing in my excitement :)

Andrea xx


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Fiery Dragon - Make it Crafty.

Hello, today I'm sharing with you a clean and simple card using Fiery Dragon digital image from Make it Crafty. I have chosen him for a colouring class I will be teaching in January 2015 which I'm both excited and terrified about lol. I thought he would be a great beginners image to do.


Zoe being the most generous person that she is has given me permission to use this image in my class.
I have used Copic's to colour him.
B01, B02, B04, B06.
Y17, Y38, YR 18.

Thanks for popping in

Andrea x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

C.C. Designs - Doodle Dragon Hop Winners

The winners are-
Laura's Blog-
Awww, now this is totally adorable Laura!! What a sweet, fun image!!

Dorinda's Blog-
    Irene Grau

I LOVE that sentiment! So perfect. Love the kitty and your coloring. Oh shoot, I just love this whole card!

Holly's Blog-
    J Blanchett
HOLY COW!!! What a great effect with your coloring! It looks so gosh darned awesome!!! I am in awe!! I will be studying what you did there!
Congrats winners. Email me at christine @ ccdesignsrubberstamps . com (no spaces) with your mailing address so I can send you your Doodle Dragon winnings!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Let it Snow!

Hello friends :)
Today's post is all about 'Sparkling Snow and Ice' well my attempt at 'sparkling snow' anyway lol.
Sparkling Snow is this months challenge over at Make it Colourful and to be honest it's a hard one but as Zoe always says without challenges that really challenge us how will we grow? So after quite a few attempts I came up with this scene using Cold By LightJasmine Hot Chocolate and Happy Holidays Sentiment  Digital images plus Falling Snow background rubber stamp all from 

Not sure that it actually 'sparkles' but it is pretty ;)

Thanks for popping by


Copic Markers Used - 

Sky - B24, B26
Lamp Pole - W2, W4, W6
Light Glow -Y11, Y15, Y17 Reflective light Y00
Holly & Trees - G07, G09, G28
Bow, Hat, Scarf & Leg Warmers - R24, R27, R46, N7
Bench Seat - E21, E23, E25, E27
Jeans - B93, B95, B97, B99
Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11, E04
Hair & Boots - N3, N5, N7
Snow/Shadows - C0, C1,C2, C3, C5.