Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Some Patch Puppy inspiration from Dressy Girl Carolyn

A little inspiration for you from All Dressed UP
Who wants to curl up with a cute and cuddly critter?

This cute little digi stamp, "Little Patch Puppy" is so precious! I love the little "patches"
and flowers that are worked into the stamp. The little sewing details around the edges is
such a great way to add texture and dimension with darker coloring to highlight the attention
to detail in the character.  Thanks for stopping by to check out All Dressed UP and the DTs
inspiration projects. Don't forget to join in one our challenges!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Oh so pretty Autumn Girl from Dressy Girl Anne.

Morning Girls
It's my turn, (Anne)  to post a little inspiration for you.
 Throughout the week all us Dressy Girls are trying our best to give you a little inspiration or a tutorial or two.  I do hope your enjoying our efforts:) We're all having an absolute blast with all of Wendy's fabulous images.

This is Autumn Girl. Isn't she a cutie?  An absoulte dream to colour up too:)  You'll find loads more like her over in Wendy's All Dressed Up store on Etsy.

Anne x

Monday, 28 October 2013

Magical Day Inspiration from Dressy Girl Lis.

Hello everyone, I am so thrilled to be sharing a little bit of inspiration with you today. its a card for one of my favourite times of year...Halloween!!!! 
I had to colour up "Magical Day" with my Spectrums, she is soooo cute! you can find here as a digi here.

I used Echo Park Chillingsworth manor papers , and flowers from stash to match. I really adore this little cutie, and I hope you do too! 

Lis x

Sunday, 27 October 2013

A Blue Autumn from Dressy Girl Lizzy

Hello, my name is Lizzy and I am very proud to present my first inspiration post for All Dressed Up.  She is one of the little Autumn girls by the ever talented Wendy Burns, which you can find here!
I have used the Kaisercraft paper pad called Forget me not as my colour inspiration.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the two cards required to make this design, the design number from the Silhouette store is 12035, flower branch card.
It got a little complicated when I wanted to apply my coloured digi to the card, it was too big!  I had coloured her on holiday, and hadn't figured out what design I was going to use, when I cut the flower card I was limited to how big the card would cut, and as it happens the finished card is about 8x8. So I scanned the coloured digi, resized it and flipped it so it faced a different way.... it suited this design. I used my Silhouette software to do this, but any software that allows these changes are fine, I just was being lazy and got the Silhouette to cut it out too!!
Anyway here is my finished design, I hope you like it and give it a go!
 More pictures can be found on my blog lizzydoodles. Have a lovely day xxxx

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Party Time with dressy girl Kat


Today I'm sharing a card using one of the super cute Party Girls and have picked my favourite colour for her - pink!

I have coloured her with my Copics and popped her on a card with layers of gorgeous Maja Design DP and girly embellishments.  What a cutie!

You can find more details on my blog - hope you will stop by to say hello :-D

Hugs, Kat xx

Friday, 25 October 2013

Clean and simple, but ever so cute from Marilyn.

Marilyn here with today's Inspiration post for All Dressed Up.  I've used one of the little cuties from the Three Little Autumn Girls digi set available at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop.  These images are just the cutest and I adore these sweet little girls.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Halloween is almost here...inspiration from Carmen.

Well the big day is almost here...  In anticipation I have used some of the new "All Dressed Up" images; Magical Day and All Dressed up Mummy.  You can get these digi's in the ADU Etsy shop.  If you would like to visit these little spookies, come by my blog - Sprinkle and Sparkle. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Pretty in purple, some inspiration from Dressy Girl Christine

Hi everyone and Happy Monday :)  I'm so excited to be posting today as this is my first post as a Dressy Girl DT member! :)  Here's my card:

For my card today, I just had to color up this adorable image from All Dressed Up Digi Stamps.  This particular image is one of the Three Little Autumn Girls and she was so much fun to color.  I of course colored her up with my copics.  My DP is from Cosmo Cricket.  The die cut was made from a Memory Box die.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design.  What do you think?  Well, I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day :)

Hugs, Christine

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Nap time....some cuteness from Lynn

Hi, it's Lynn here with some I Heart Dogs love......and yes, I do "heart" dogs!  You'll find this precious image in Wendy's All Dressed Up shop along with so many more adorable images.
I used some Hampton Art DP and colored up this little dude with Copics.  It's a fun image and makes into a cute card.
You can find more details on my blog.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Fab Circular Stepper Card Tutorial from Dressy Girl Lyndsey..

Hi all,

Its Lyndsey here and I am very excited to be here today with my first post on the All Dressed Up Blog.

I love making different shaped cards and the wow factor they give, so I thought each month on my posting day I would give you a little tutorial on one of these cards.

Today I am going to give you a little step by step guide on making this fabby Circular Stepper Card.

I have used the gorgeous image Party Girl 3 from Three little Party Girls
All Dressed Up, Three Little Party Girls
Not only do you get this fabulous little group of friends you also get each girl as an individual image too bonus!!!  

Ok then - so to start with you will need the following
7" Circle Die or Circle shape to cut around
Three Little Party Girls digi image (obviously)
Promakers (colours listed below)
Spellbinders Fancy Oval Die & Plain Oval Die
Pretty Papers
Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls

Step 1 - Die Cut or cut out your Circle Shape ( I have used a Grand Nestie which is approx 7" or you can use a Dinner Plate etc of a similar size) 

 Step 2 - Place your circle on your cutting mat & measure across 10.5cm from Left - Right on your circle and draw a vertical feint line

You will score your steps on the RH side -which will be on the LH side when the card is folded

Step 3 - Scoring between the 10.5cm line & the RH edge score lines at the following measurements
3.5cm, 5cm, 6.5cm, 8cm & 11.5cm

Step 4 - Scoring from the LH side to the 10.5cm line score a line across at 8.5cm

Step 5 - Split the circle open by cutting along the vertical line between the 3.5cm & 11.5cm score lines

Step 6 - Fold your card into shape with Mountain & Valley folds as shown
(if at this point you would like your steps to be on the opposite side instead - fold your score lines the opposite to shown - ie a valley would be a mountain)

Step 7 - Trim off the excess steps that overhang the circle

Step 8 - Cover the front of the card & steps with patterned paper
(I have used First Edition papers - New Bloom)

Step 9 - Print & colour your image, cut out using a Plain Oval Die
Step 10 - Die Cut the Fancy Oval from coloured card - Mat your image onto this
Promarkers used to colour the image as follows

Skin - Burnt Orange, Coral, Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Hair - Black, Cool Grey 5,4,3 & 1
Skirt - Plum, Purple, Amethyst, Orchid
Top - Petrol Blue, Turquoise, Marine, Cool Aqua

Step 11- Add the image to the RH side of your card using foam pads

Step 12 - Decorate the rest of the card using flowers & embellishments to suit
(make sure that your card weight is balanced and not too heavy on one side or your card will lean)

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today, please do keep popping back and checking out all the fabulous inspiration and tutorials from my very talented team mates.

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 18 October 2013

All Dressed up for Mummy...some Halloween inspiration from Dressy Girl Sandie

Hi! It's Sandie here with my first Inspiration post for All Dressed Up and today I am sharing a Halloween card featuring the super cute All Dressed Up Mummy

I've coloured him up with Copic Markers - 
Skin: E000, E00, E11 & R20
Clothing/Spiders - C1 through C9
Pumpkin - YR13, YR15, YR18

The papers are from Kaisercraft's 13th Hour collection and the Beware scroll is from Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells collection. 

You can join in on all the fun and share your amazing creations on the All Dressed Up Facebook Group

Thanks for dropping by today and happy crafting!!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Just Dance !.....inspiration from Nancy

Hello! It's Nancy here today to share the inspiration post for All Dressed Up!
I've used the sweet Abi Ballerina image. 
It can be found on the freebies page HERE.
Another version of this image can be found in the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop.
I printed the image "fit to page" on an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of watercolor paper.
I colored it with a mixture of watercolor paints and Twinkling H2Os.
I cut and colored some flowers and added some sparkly sequins!

Please visit my BLOG for all the details! :o)

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Grounding images & colouring grass tutorial from Dressy Girl Trudie.

Good Morning fellow crafters!  
 Today I am answering a Facebook query posted by Lyndsey Turner who asked about grounding images and colouring grass.
I have used one of the Three Little Autumn Girls that can be found HERE for tutorial.  I hope you find it useful.  This is my first tutorial of this type so any pointers or if I have missed anything please feel free to comment and ask further questions.  I will try to help as best I can. 
This tutorial is based on what I do when colouring, there are various different things you can do but these are my methods!
(all colouring is done with Copics)
First finish colouring your selected image.
I then used C4 to colour a direct shadow underneath her feet, then C2 and C0 blended out so the shadow appears lighter.

This looks pretty simple but it certainly makes her look like she is standing on something rather than floating on the page.


Colouring Grass

Again start by colouring your image.

For the sand/ground I have used a mixture of  'E' colours and some W4.

The first colour I applied was E55. Start by scribbling some small areas.

The next colour was W4, and I did the same again to begin filling in the gaps.

Then I used E23, E29 and E35.  These can be used in any order and any combination.

Now we start on the grass.  I used YG97 and holding the pen vertical and lightly against the paper use a small flicking motion upwards.   This will give the illusion of a thicker stalk nearer the ground and then tapering off to complete the blade.

I then did the same using the YG67.

And then finished the grass off with the G24. 

The grass looks much more realistic and effective done like this, in smaller blades or clumps rather than colouring a large area.  You will notice that the blades go over the boots and the soil.  This helps to ground her.  I finished off the image by using the W4 directly under her feet just to add a little more depth.

I hope you have found this helpful.  These are really the first stages we can go into more detail by adding flowers etc another time.

Don't forget to join our FB fan page and leave your questions for myself and Lisa Horton to TRY (!) and answer!!

Have fun...... 

Ohh ..... why not give this ago and enter our latest challenge


Challenge 1 Winner & Top 3

We have winners ! 
Firstly however we wanted to thank everyone who took part in our first ever challenge, there was some incredible entries, & it really was a hard decision. 
So without further ado our first winner, as chosen by Dressy Girl Carmen is....

If you could please contact us with the name of 3 images of your choice from the shop and we will get them sent over to, our contact email is Well done :) And also don't forget to grab your winner badge from the sidebar.

We also have our 3 runners up in no particular order. 

Congratulations ladies, all your cards were really beautiful :) If you would all like to grab your badge from the sidebar. 

We hope to see you all join in with our new Challenge

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Challenge #2 Halloween

Doesn't time go quickly ! A huge thank you to everyone who has entered our very first challenge, there was some beautiful entries. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the winners. 

Now onto our second challenge here at All Dressed up.
We are going to be having two challenges/image launches per month here (on the 2nd and 15th of each month). Today we have two gorgeous new images to show you. 

How cute are they ? If you wish to purchase the images (or any other ADU images), then just click on the links above each picture. 

For our this challenge we have chosen the theme of easy is that ! All we ask is that you use an All Dressed Up Image (you can use one of the freebies, as long as it is ADU)

Don't forget our super cute freebies which can be found here
We are very lucky to have an amazing design team, and for today's challenge it is the turn of Dressy Girl Team B to show you how gorgeous the new images are.

We have also been joined by our Guest Dressy Girl Ria for both our challenges this month, check out her beautiful creations...

Sadly this will be Ria's last challenge with us, we would all like to thank her for sharing her beautiful creations with us .

The winner will be announced on 3rd November and will receive 3 images of your choice from the store. 

There will also be a top 3 announced on the same day.
Before entering please read the rules, anyone found not to be following them will have their entry removed.
We cannot wait to see all your wonderful entries.
The All Dressed Up Team.