Saturday, 13 January 2018

Celebrate Love - Make it Crafty

Hello everyone :)

Today's post is all about love <3 with Valentines Day only a month away and my niece hinting of a possible engagement I was inspired to create this card.

I merged two of the new teen images Classy Olivia and Executive Jake to make this cute couple and kept the card very clean and simple then used the Celebrate single layered Word and the Love from the Sending Adapt-a-Word on the inside of the card with a few little Mini Heart Tinklings.

Images coloured with Copic Markers and Kaszazz Alcohol Markers

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 02, 13, 21, 04.

Hair - W3, 5, 7, 9. Eyes - E23, 25.

Purples - V25, 17, 99.

Gold/Yellow - Y11, Butter, Mustard, Dandelion. Blacks - N3, 5, 7, 9.

I coloured the Chippies with V25, Y11, Butter and Mustard.

I hope you can feel the love I'm sending

  Andrea xx   

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Leah Goes Swimming - Make it Crafty Challenge - SKIN

Hello :)

I'm here today to share some inspiration with you for the current Make it Crafty Challenge - Skin, I used Leah goes Swimming for two reasons, 1. lots of skin there, 2. I used Zoe's fabulous E-Book 'Basic Techniques when Shading Body Tone' and Leah goes Swimming is the image used in exercise 10 which was an awesome help in colouring skin.

I used both Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 02, 21, 13, Light Flesh 152, Cinnamon 189, Indian Red 192.

Hair - Y21, E53, 55, 57, Yellow Ochre 183, Brown Ochre 182, Bistre 179.

Eyes - B01, 02, 63, 66.

Sunglasses - RV63, 55, 66, C2, 7.

Bikini, Towel & Thongs (flip flops) - RV63, 55, 66.

I hope to see your entries into this months challenge.

 Andrea xx

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Fairy Berry Bandit - Make it Crafty

Hello friends, how are you? I hope you all enjoyed a pleasant Christmas.

I'm popping in today to share the card I made for the Secret Santa which was held in the Make it Crafty Facebook group, I made the card for a lovely lady in England and was so pleased recently to hear it arrived safely.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers, Spicas, Gel Pen and Kaszazz Alcohol Markers -

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04
Hair - Y21, E55, 57
Top, Shoes & Wings - Y11, A1205, A7406, A122, 16 Buttermilk Spica, 11 Gold Spica, white gel pen.
Cherry's, Bow & Pants - R14, 24, 27, 59
Leaves - G21, 24, 43, 46
Shadows - W5. I used Gold pigment ink and gold glitter embossing powder for the chipboard frame and Merry chipboard word.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx

Friday, 22 December 2017

Candy Cane & Lollypop - Make it Crafty

Hi, how are you? I hope you are having a wonderful day :)

Have you checked out the new 'Candy Land' digital images yet? There are so many fun images, you might need to sit down with a cuppa and enjoy perusing them.

I have made a Christmas Tag and a fun multi use card for a friend.

Coloured with Copic Markers -                                           Candy Cane

R14, 24, 27, 59, 89, Co, 2, 4, White Gel Pen and Glossy Accents.

The base of the Christmas word is coloured with R27 and the top is painted with white paint, the cheer word is also coloured with R27.

Coloured with Copic Markers -                                          Lollypop

Y06, 08, YR15, 16, R05, 08, YG23, 25, B04, 05, 16, C00, 1, 3, 4.

Adapt a Word 'sweet' coloured with B16, Single Layered 'Friend' word coloured with B16 and White paint.

 Thanks for stopping by

 Merry Christmas to you all xx

 Andrea xx

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Poinsettia Bouquet - Make it Crafty

Hi all :)

I'm popping in to share my latest Christmas card featuring the NEW Poinsettia Bouquet digital image from Make it Crafty.

It's such an elegant image I decided to keep in Clean And Simple.

I have coloured the Poinsettia with Copic Markers

Petals - R24, 27, 89

Leaves & Ferns - G46, 28

I used a white gel pen for some highlights.

I used B02, an aqua pen with colorless blender and a piece of acetate to do the 'watercolour' effect around the image.

I coloured the chipboard words with R27 and G28 then lacquered them with glossy accents.

I'm planning on making all my Christmas Tags using this image so I'll pop back in to show you when I have them finished.

Thanks for stopping by

 Andrea xx

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