Saturday, 22 November 2014

It's Fairy Dust and she's "All Dressed Up"

Hi....I'm so glad you've stopped by, as today I'm sharing a card I made just cos I could lol.... To be honest it was an image I just had to have but I just hadn't had time to use it .... So I found time to indulge and had a ball, she was amazing fun to colour and I was really pleased with the final card !!!!
Which turns out to be a double win, as I noticed that one of my favourite digi company's "All Dressed Up" are doing a DT call and as the term starts in January, (and if I was lucky enough to be chosen), I now feel I have the time to commit to another team....

So why did I not use an ADU image I hear you cry!!! lol....Well I'm not entirely sure, but there a lots of beautiful entry's, most of them using an ADU image and so me being me I thought I'd just do what I do best and be a little different.....

So the image I've used is called "Fairy Dust" and is created by the amazingly talented Tamara at The Stamping Chef.

And here she is!!!!

And a closer look

Card Recipe

Skin Copics ~ E00 E11 E211 R20
 Promarkers ~ Vermilion, Shocking Pink, Fuchsia, 
Tan, Caramel, Burnt Sienna
Bright Green, Lime, Lime Zest
Wink of Stella ~ Clear and Gold

Spellbinders Nestabilities  ~ Ovals and Scalloped
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly Die ~ Memory Box
Papers ~ Love Letters
Gems from Stash

I've been inspired by:

All Dressed Up ~ DT Call
The Stamping Chef ~Anything Goes (Weekly)
Sister Act ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
In the Pink ~ KISS (Weekly)
 The Corrosive Challenge ~ Girly (Monthly)
Papertake Weekly ~ Girly (Weekly)

Good luck to all those who have applied, and especially good luck to those who have to choose, what a tough choice ahead of them..... 
As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you do so again soon....

Monday, 17 November 2014

Checking Out......for the last time!!!

Hi all and welcome to my little piece of craftiness......

So it's time to play again at "Through the Purple Haze" (TTPH) and this week the theme is Twine, Ribbon or Lace. The sponsor this week and sadly for the last time is the amazingly talented Tamara at "The Stamping Chef" who has decided to change slight direction and close her shop at the end of the year... These stamps are some of my personal favourites, I love things that are different and individual and these are, in such a talented and beautiful way..... If you have never been, please do pop over and grab a special stamp before it's too late....

Sooo,onto today's card... I have used the gorgeous "Checking Out" ....

and in this picture below, hopefully you can see all the gloss and sparkle... I used a clear wink of stella pen on the fluffy bits and the glass, a gold one above the eyes, ribbon, buckle, neck/wrist bands and shoe bows and a green one on the socks. I then used glossy accents on top of the glittered fluffy bits.......

Copics E00, E11, E15 R20
Crimson, Ruby, Berry Red 
Winter Spruce, Pine, Holly
Buttercup, Mustard, Raw Sienna, Cocoa
Wink of Stella Clear, Green, Gold
Stamp ~ Checking Out
Glossy Accents
Barn Door Distress Ink
Ribbon, Gems and Paper from stash  

I've been inspired to play along at:

Christmas Stampin All Year Long ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas ~ Go Green (Weekly) 
Crafty Calender ~ It's All about Christmas (Monthly)
We Do Doobadoo ~ Christmas (Weekly)
Fun with Shapes ~ Christmas is Soon (Weekly)
Creative Corner ~ Let it Sparkle (Weekly)
The Stamping Chef ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Colour Choice (Fortnightly)
Cute card Thursday ~ Red and Green (Weekly)

As always thanks for popping by,

Saturday, 8 November 2014

A Card For Matt

Hi lovely people.... Hope you are all well today...!!

Today I'd like to share a card I was asked to make by my friend Polly. It was for her eldest son Matt, who after seeing a card I made earlier in the year for his brother had made it quite clear to his Mum that he expected an "Andrea made" card too lol. So when I saw this image by Mo Manning called "Paul Texting" I knew it was perfect as it shares an uncanny resemblance to Matt....

I made the card out of Kraft Card and mated my new papers onto Chocolate Card and the image, I coloured with Promarkers and edged all with Peeled Paint Distress Ink,  .... Most importantly Paula (affectionately known as Polly) was really happy with it and so was Matt....

Card Recipe


Coral, Soft Peach, Almond
Umber, Khaki
Olive, Moss, Pear Green
Terracotta, Spice
Warm Grey 1 & 3, 
Pastel Beige, Chestnut, Caramel

I have been inspired to enter my card in the following challenges:

Sweet 7 ~ Colour Inspiration ( Fortnightly)
Crafting For The Craic ~ Birthday (Nov 30th)
Creative Knockout ~ Buttons (Weekly)
Southern Girls ~ Boy Themed Project (3 weekly)
A Crafty Mess ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)
Milk Coffee ~ Hand Coloured Image (Fortnightly)
Delightful Challenges ~ Patterns (Weekly)

Thanks as always for dropping by


Monday, 3 November 2014

Snow flakes

Good morning lovely people, I hope I find you well today!!!??
 It's been a very busy week and of course half term but to be honest it's flew by and now we're into November, scary or what....!!!???
 For those who took in part in  the Halloween celebrations, I hope fun was had with many treats and not too many tricks....

So today it's time for another challenge at TTPH and the theme this week is Christmas and is sponsored by "Tattered Lace"....  I was delighted to be given some gorgeous snowflake dies to use.. As I prefer to use an image on my cards I needed something that would complement these stunning snowflakes and my choice was of course a LOTV Christmas stamp called "Lots of Letters"....

I matted all he papers onto kraft card... The snowflakes were die-cut in off white card and embossed with clear embossing powder and then added a little stickles and liquid pearls... The sentiment was free from the lovely Netty's Cards (you will need to follow her blog first please respect her terms of use if you download them).

Card Recipe

Burgundy, Red Sweater, Berry
Pastel Beige, Khaki
Terracotta, Cocoa,Caramel 
Satin, Vanilla
Warm Grey 1,3,5

Snowflakes Dies ~ Tattered Lace
Stamp LOTV "Lots of Letters"
Sentiment~ Winter Wishes
Papers ~ Christmas Village
Liquid Pearls ~ White Opal
Stickles ~ Crystal
Gems and Ribbon from Stash

I'm playing along at:

Barley Mine ~ Christmas (Monthly)
The Artistic Stamper ~ Christmas is Coming (Monthly)
Crafts Galore ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
LOTV ~ Merry Christmas
Stamping Sensations ~ Christmas

Thanks for dropping by as always,