Monday 30 December 2013

Abi inspiration from Dressy Girl Carolyn

Hey Dressy peps! It's Monday the 30th and that means a little 
inspiration from me.
It's -3 degrees here in Minnesota (USA to those of you across the pond from me) and I am
ready for a little spring.  This cutie of a stamp: Abi Ballerina is one of my favorites and
I couldn't resist combining her with a little sheet music for the background paper. I colored her up using Copics and added a few little flowers, trying to keep the image the main focus.  I hope you 
like my little inspiration. I hope you join us for our challenges, I love seeing all
the creative and beautiful projects you come up with!

Saturday 28 December 2013

Some Spring Fairy Magic from Dressy Girl Lis.

Hello everyone!
Lis-M here to share a lovely springy card featuring a very pretty All Dressed Up fairy indeed !
I had to colour her up and create something fresh and zingy to relieve the post Christmas blues!
This is the lovely Fairy Magic, and if she has wetted your appetite for something non-Christmassy you can find lots like her in the All Dressed Up store ...

You can find out more over on my blog.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas , and I truly wish you a happy and healthy New Year !

Friday 27 December 2013

Rose inspiration from Dressy Girl Lizzy.

Good morning crafty bloggers and facebookers!  It's Lizzy here, today is my turn for an inspirational post for All Dressed Up, I love these little girlies,  and I love pink! Perfect combination for me. I coloured the flowers with my Copics to match her hat and leggings, and she looks like she is ready for the spring sunshine, and after the festive period what better than to start looking forward to some sunshine, lovely pink, flowers, ribbon and lace!

Thank you for visiting. Lizzy xxx

Thursday 26 December 2013

Fairy Magic from Dressy Girl Kat

Hello and a very Merry Christmas to you all!

It's Kat here today to share a card using the absolutely beautiful Fairy Magic, which I realise is a bit of a tease since she isn't in the store :-(  She's too pretty not to share with you though!

I have kept things simple here with some layers of lovely yellow and black DP and a few pearls to embellish. She is coloured with Copics and I used some DP to paper piece her wings for a cute finish.  You can find all the details on my blog.

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and that Santa brought you some lovely new crafty stash :-)

Hugs, Kat xx

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas from Dressy Girl Marilyn

Merry Christmas!  Marilyn here and today is my day to post my inspiration card for All Dressed Up.  Since I was lucky enough to get Christmas Day for my post, I would like to tell you my wish for you is to have a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a happy, prosperous and peace-filled 2014. 
To the card... this is Happy Christmas Little Star and available in the All Dressed Up Etsy Store.  I love this cute little gal but I wanted to make it more of a birthday card than Christmas (I am Christmas carded out!) so I removed the star/sentiment and her wings.  You can find more details over at my blog.
Merry Christmas!

Monday 23 December 2013

Born To sparkle Dressy Girl Carmen

Carmen here with
Clean and Simple by... Wendy Burns - All Dressed Up
you can find her Etsy shop here...

Sunday 22 December 2013

A Christmas Dressy tag from Dressy Girl Bettina

There is only two more days until Christmas, at least here in Norway where we celebrate the 24th, and not on Christmas day. I thought it would be nice to add a little dressy tag to someone you care about. You can write a lovely message on the back as it's not covered up. 

Bettina here today and I have a little tag inspiration for you today with this lovely digi called Happy Little Christmas star. Don't you just love her?? I've coloured her up with promarkers, added som sparkle and snowflakes too just to give a little chilled effect. You can even find more of these little cuties here in the All Dressed Up shop!!

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!
Bettina xx

Friday 20 December 2013

CAS Christmas from Dressy Girl Lynn

There's only 5 more days until Christmas and you just realized you forgot to send that one special person a Christmas card!  Go over to the All Dressed Up shop and grab one of these cuties like All Dressed Up For Christmas and get that card made and placed in the mail.

Hi, it's Lynn with an inspiration photo for you today.  All of Wendy's images are so pretty and cute, and this is no exception.  A very clean and simple card using this darling image for Christmas.  I've colored her with Copics, added a little shine with the Wink of Stella pen, and popped on a few enamel dots.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

Thursday 19 December 2013

Triangle Card Tutorial from Dressy Girl Lyndsey

Hi all,

Its Lyndsey here today with my monthly tutorial post for you. Today I am going to show you how to make this gorgeous 3D Triangle Card. 

For my card I have used the fabulous image - All Dressed Up for Christmas - just perfect for that teenage girl or young lady (or young at heart like me lol!!!)

All Dressed Up For Christmas

Image - All Dressed Up For Christmas
White Card
3 x pieces of patterned paper
Plain Oval Die 
Fancy Oval Die
Promarkers (colours listed below)
Flowers, Ribbon & Embellishments

Step 1 - Trim 3 pieces of Card to 14cm x 14cm

Step 2 - Score in half diagonally and fold

Step 3 - Trim 3 pieces of paper to 13cm x 13cm & trim in half Diagonally

Step 4 - Attach papers to each card base

Step 5 - Adhere the 3 panels together as shown
Panel 1 - LH side (bottom) score line going bottom left to top right
Panel 2 - RH side (bottom) score line going top left to bottom right
Panel 3 Middle (top) score line going vertically

Step 6 - Add a one side of a piece of velcro fastening to the LH panel as shown in the picture

Step 7 - Turn the card over and add the other side of a piece of velcro to the top LH corner

Step 8 - Fold the card together and stick closed with the velcro

Step 9 - Print & colour image, Die Cut out using a Plain Oval Die
Die Cut a Fancy Oval from green card

Promarker Colours
Skin - Coral, Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Hair - Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Satin 
Dress - Burgundy, Cardinal, Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Budding Rose
Tree - Pine, Olive Green, Marsh Green, Moss
Presents - Raw Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone, Vanilla
Burgundy, Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Budding Rose

Step 10 - Adhere to the card front as shown in the picture

Step 11 - Finish off with flowers, ribbon & embellishments of your choice

Thanks for joining me here today, hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Please do keep popping back for more fabulous inspiration from my wonderful team mates

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Mixed media inspiration from Dressy Girl Nancy

Good Morning to all!

It's Nancy here with a new inspiration project for you!
I've created a 12 X 12 mixed media canvas.
This sweet image is one of the three "Three Little Autumn Girls"
and you can find it right HERE.

All the details can be found at my blog HERE!

Don't forget to pop on over to the All Dressed Up Challenge blog
to check out the current challenge!

Monday 16 December 2013

Challenge #5 Winners and Top 3

Hiya Dressy's, Well it is winner time you lot blow us away with every challenge !! 

This was a really tough challenge to chose from, and this time it was the turn of Dressy girl Nancy to pick our winner, and she picked.....

Nancy loved what you did with Little Angel
A huge congratulations Holly, if you could please email me with your choice of 3 images from the Store at 
And don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar. 

Our Top 3 which was picked by the  Dressy Girls of Team A, in no particular order are....

 Well done ladies, all your cards were just beautiful and we hope to see some more of your fantastic work, all please grab a badge from the sidebar. 

Don't forget we have a New challenge running at the moment, The theme is Clean and Simple, and who knows you could be on our next list of winners. 

Sunday 15 December 2013

Challenge #6 Clean and Simple

Well it is new challenge time again, first of all we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge, please check back tomorrow for the winners. 

Now onto our next challenge here at All Dressed up. We have gone with the theme of Clean and Simple , This challenge is slightly different to our others and is going to be a month long challenge to give our Dressy Girls a little break over Christmas and will run until 14th January. 
 Today we have two gorgeous new images to show you. 

All Dressed Up For Christmas 

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 Clean and Simple. All we ask is that you must use an All Dressed Up Image or digi paper (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 Kelly  for both our challenges this month, check out her beautiful creation...

We would like to a huge thank you to Kelly for joining us this month, her cards really have been very beautiful.

The winner will be announced on 16th January and will receive 3 images of your choice from the store. 

There will also be a top 3 announced on the same day.

We also have to say a sad goodbye to Dressy Girl Erin, This will be Erin's last challenge with us, and I know I speak for the whole team when I say you will be missed, and that we wish you all the best in the future. 

We would also like to invite you all to join us on 15th January, when not only will we be launching FOUR !! new images (which i can tell you are AMAZING), but also a fab blog hop with some prizes to be won along the way...we will also be introducing some new Dressy Girls !!! So you really do not want to miss out. 

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. 

**Please note** 

To enter our challenges you MUST use a ADU Image or paper.

Saturday 14 December 2013

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...Dressy Girl Christine inspiration.

Hi Ladies

Christine here today - and I decided that as we hadn't had any snow yet in real life (phew!), I needed to do a card showing some of the sparkly white stuff, so my creation showcases the fabulous 'It's Snowing' digi image ..... and as this little snowman is soooo darn easy to colour  ...  I decided to decoupage him too!  All I did was print him three times...  then diecut the first image with a square.  Then I fussy cut his body to layer... and lastly fussy cut another scarf, hat, robin and nose..  but I lost the nose before I got it onto the card!  Lesson learnt there for me...  to have a tidy desk when I decoupage!  So I resorted to Glossy Accents for his nose, and for his coal buttons too.  After I'd coloured the image (using Cool Gray Copic 1 and 3 on the white snow to give it some shade), I used sticky foam pads to layer up to give him lots of depth...  then added a Spellbinders Square Fleur De Lys behind the image shape.   I sponged a pale blue around the image while the square nestie was still in place to give me that white border.

And of course, no snowman would be complete without glitter to show the sparkles....  so I used my glue pen and sprinkled loads of it!!  The paper was one that I've had in for years... and the snowflake charm too... so all I needed to do was add the bow and the card was done.

Hope I've given you a different way to use a digi image today...  to actually make it 'pop off the page'.  Now why don't you get yourself over to All Dressed Up and bag a snowman today to give it a go..  And if you need to know more about what I did... pop over to my blog - - and give me a shout.... I'll be there!  There are also some YouTube tutorials there so you can see how I do the shading.

Thanks for visiting All Dressed Up today..
Christine xx

Thursday 12 December 2013

Red Blonde Hair Tutorial from Dressy Girl Lisa

Good evening everyone!
As part of the ADU Design Team I have been asked to create some colouring tutorials.
I thought this time I would concentrate on the decidedly difficult blonde hair. I know we all have a limited palette of colours available to us so here is a tutorial which covers blonde and a variation on a "redhead".
Here I started with a new ADU image that was created for my gorgeous daughter.  She has two cuddly toys, "Winnie" and "Tony" and you can see them cuddled tighly in her arms.  A massive thank you to the wonderful Artist, Wendy Burns.

I always start with a minium of 3 pens.
Here ae my choices:

I start with the lightest colour first, and build up my colour.
It's easier to add colour than it is to take it away!
 I apply the next colour over the top of the first, starting at the ends, heading into the centre, but leaving a little white area which will become the highlight/shine.
 Continue adding colour.
 You can see I am using less of the darker colours and not colouring as far as the previous colour.
 Go back over the whole image with the lighter colour to give a seamless blend.
 Here is my gorgeous girl, completed.
I hope you can see the amazing shine on the hair.  
Lisa xxxxx