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Friday, 30 March 2012

"The Aleisha Show..."

So this is my entry for the Make It Crafty design team and it uses one of their latest digi images,

a very pretty young lady called Aleisha and she is part of a set which are very reasonably priced. I love this set because it is the first time I have ever done anything remotely Anime looking and I really enjoyed colouring it too. Make it Crafty make some of the best digi stamps on the market (along with my other favourite Kenny K!) and they are so versatile. They make background stamps which you can use for loads of different cards and the themes they have are really modern and incredibly well drawn. If you haven't checked them out before, I can't recommend them highly enough - go on, treat yourself to some amazing artwork at a great price too, because you're worth it!

This is the first time I have ever worked with Kraft and it presented a big problem for me as I kept thinking I had to do something very grungy or distressed with it and it wasn't until I had sat there staring at it for about an hour and half before I just thought "S#d It!" and decided to just treat it the same as any other card stock. It does have a great versatility to it, because it may just be plain brown looking but it has a waxy, smooth side and a rough, natural side and I have been told you can colour on it with pencils really well, so that's something to try and look forward to doing!

So there you have it, this week's third card on my blog! and I still have a few more in hand to go on the ProMarkers Challenge blog too! Hope you like it and I REALLY hope MIC love it,

take care,



Entered Into: Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #101 - Make A Square Card

ATC's and Cards With Attitiude Challenge #10 - Anything Goes

CardMadFairy's Digi Days Challenge #30 - Die Cuts and/or Punches

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #126 - Use A Digi Image

Ditzy Craftymess Challenge #5 - Baby Theme or Anything Goes

Inspire Me Friday's Challenge #52 - Anything Goes

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #40 - Anything Goes (Must Use A Digi)


  1. Your card is fabulous Andy! Lovely use of the kraft paper =) and your colouring is just fantastic!!!!

  2. Such a pretty image and those flowers sre to die for !! what a fantastic card I love this Hugs Elaine

  3. Gorgeous card. Love the Manga image.


  4. Hi Andy,
    Such a gorgeus card you have made! Lovely image and fantastic colouring!
    I'm looking forward to work with you:)
    Hugs Berit

  5. She is gorgeous and I love your card especially how you have done something inside and out :) THank you for joining in with us at Ditzy-Craftymess x

  6. THis is freaking GORGEOUS. I love this card, seriously WOW!! x

  7. Great card Andy and you have made a fab job of using the Kraft card. No need for 'distressing' out about it ha ha!! Hoping you are well and enjoying this spell of nice weather that has come to an end. Thanks so much for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days, Sheila:)X

  8. Beautiful card and love the image from Zoe.
    Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #40, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  9. Andy,

    This is so nice! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  10. Great coloring...and image! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

  11. Hi I more than like it it is stunning and cant believe this is your 1st go at anime image. Thanks for sharing your talent

  12. Love the frame background. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  13. Wow! This is really stunning, such a beautiful anime image ad your colouring is fab. You certainly did a great job with the Kraft card, I love the stamped corners and the flourishes are fab
    Lindsay xx

  14. A really pretty card, Andy, love her hair!!

    I showcased you on my Make It Monday DT post - check it out here...

    Thx again for sharing with us!

  15. oh wow, this is stunning, such a great image and you have done it brilliantly, thank you for playin with us at Ditzy-craftymess Challenge Blog

    Judie xx

  16. stunning !! beautiful image and coloring thank you for joining us at crafty catz
    linda x

  17. This looks knockout Andy - stunning colouring and gorgeous image! :)

    Hope you have a great day hun,



  18. 3 cards and more to go.. YOU GO ANDY!!!! :) This is STUNNING, I love all the odds and ends and how it flows, I seriously thought her hair was pieced as it shows GREAT Depth!!!! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 101! :)

  19. It's a beautiful card.Love the image.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

  20. Great card. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  21. How stunning, absolutely stunning love the image and great colors, thank you for joining us at ATC's With Attitude this fortnight xx

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