Friday, 15 December 2017

Winter Truck

Not long ago I won a Guest Design spot at Creatful Heart.  This is my creation for them using a Winter theme for their current challenge.


I didn't have many "Winter" images so I had to think outside the box for this one.  I didn't take the easy option and just used a Christmas image :)

You can find Worn Out Truck here

I wanted to do a mainly monochromatic card with a pop of colour.  I've created a winter sky and used a brighter blue for the truck so it stands out.  As the truck is supposed to be worn out I decided to try and add some patina so it looks rusty.  I've done all this was Copics and I just love how it came out.  The background of snow was created using a white polychromos pencil and white gel pen.


I've used some black card for framing the image and card.  The snowy design paper has been in my stash for ages - I think its a BeBunny one.

So create a real wintery feel I've added lashings of snowtex.  The Winter Wishes is wooden I got this in Hobby Craft and the December sentiment is a wood chip element I got from Scrap and Craft.

Hope you love my creation and enter the challenge :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Glitter n Sparkle - Winter
Your Scrapbook Place - December
Love to Scrap - Winter Wonderland
Paper Creator - Christmas and New Year
Dragonfly Dream - Non Traditional Christmas
Lets Craft and Create - Anything Christmas Goes
Creative Inspiration - Winter / Christmas
Moving Along with the Times - Twas the Challenge Before Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Cardmarkers - Christmas

Let It Snow


Playing with my Copics I had the idea to do a nearly all white or very pastel shaded image against a night backdrop with snow.  The snow in the background was created with a white polychromos pencil and a white gel pen.  I've had this image for a while it's one of Ching Chou Kuik's.  You can find her shop on Etsy.

Here's a close up of the winter white flower arrangement I added.  The flower can be found at Noor Design and Wild Orchid Crafts.  The wooden leaves are white painted ones I got in Hobby Craft.  I've added some DecoArt glitter to the leaves and scatters a bit onto the flowers.

Behind the flower and between the layers of design papers is a paper doily.


Mu design paper are from Lili of the Valley and Maja Design.  I've used a couple of die to cut out the icicles and trees.  To these I've added lots more DecoArt glitter.

There's also a wooden embellishement - Let It Snow.  I've also glittered this up :)

Finally at the bottom of the card is a piece of pom pom trim.  I've had it ages but think I got it from The Ribbon Girl.

Hope you love my inspiration for the challenge and we see you there.
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Glitter n Sparkle - Winter
Addicted to Stamps - Season's Greetings
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 20
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Scrap and Craft - Anything Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Winter Trees and Flowers
Dream Valley - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas Is Coming
Try It On Tuesday - Twinkle Twinkle



Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Tree

Christmas is nearly here and we got to play with some beautiful images from DigiStamps4Joy our sponsor at Outlawz Sketch this month.


I've coloured this image with Copics.  I don't get quite as much depth to colouring as I do using both Copics and polychromos pencils.  I'm working on this though.

The image was cut out with a Spellbinders die and mounted onto red card cut with another Spellbinders die.  I've added a few sparkly snowflake stickers that I had in my stash.

Here's our sketch for this week


I've used some more red card and design paper from Lili of the Valley.



My embellishments are from Hobby Craft.  some white painted wooden leaves and some poinsettia paper flowers.

Hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Moving Along with the Times - Twas the Challenge Before Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas Is Coming
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Monday, 11 December 2017

Getting Better?

I just love snowmen images.  This is a fairly new image from Wendy at All Dressed Up.  You can find Snowy Days in her Etsy Shop here.
I've used Copics to colour the imagein non-traditional colours, putting into practice lots of new things I've learned recently.  I think I may be getting better at colouring with them now.  I've also used a white polychromos pencil and a white gel pen to "create" the snow.

I've created a simple single layer card with a sentiment I created at the time of printing.

Hope you love my card
Not long to go now lovelies!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sparkles - White Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Winter
Addicted to Stamps - Season's Greetings
Allsorts - Snowflakes
Cardz for Galz - Show me a Snowman
Cardz for Guys - Snowman
PINspirational - Challenge 205

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas House


I've coloured the image with Copics and a white gel pen.


The image comes as just the door so I decided to sketch in some walls and add a little sparkle to them as well :)


Creating a CAS card all I've done is used a shaped card as the template.  I've used this shape to cut the image out and some black and red card, then layered them up.

There's some more inspiration in the Facebook Group and also on the challenge blog

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create and Makes - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - December
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Snow Globe

Wow where did this year go.  It's the last month of the year already.  We're sponsored by DigiStamps4Joy this month at Outlawz Sketch

This first image I've used is called Santa's Letter, when I saw it I had an idea which involved flipping the sketch upside down.  All my images for this card were coloured with Copics, a white polychromos pencil and a white gel pen.

I fussy cut the globe out and then realised that my plan wasn't going to work exactly and the circles wouldn't all fit on together - ooops

This next image is Mr Snoman


And this final image is Festive Snooze.


After cutting out the circles and realising they wouldn't fit, I improvised and cut off the edges so they would fit onto the card.

I've used design paper from 13 Arts and Lemoncraft.  I cut some white card using a Marianne Creatables Die, added it to my card and topped it off with lashings of DecoArt glitter.  Finally I've added a few silver snowflake charms.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Cardz4Guyz - Snowman
Try it On Tuesday - Twinkle Twinkle
PINspirational - Challenge 205
Dragonfly Dreams - Non Traditional Christmas
Love to Scrap - Winter Wonderland
Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 12
Crafthazelnuts Christmas - Challenge 362
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Advent Freebie



I've coloured the image with Copics.  I've created a textured background which I learned recently.  I've added some moon glow, sprinkled some white embossing enamel (which could either be stars or snow).  I've also added some snowtex where the penguins are sitting :)

The design papers from First edition, the black card and image were all distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.

Added extra some pearl gems, a couple of green wood leave and a white paper flower, some pom pom trim, a white clay heart and a laser cut wood chip sentiment.

I may give this card to my hubby for Christmas - but then again there's still time to create - hee hee!

Hope you all enjoy the freebie
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 28
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Christmas Animals
Crafty Cardmakers - Animal Magic
AUD Sentiments - Christmas
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Challenge 20
Noor Design - Anything Goes
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - End of the Year