Wednesday 29 January 2014

Nifty at Fifty

Morning Everyone,
It's that time of the month where I  get the chance to, hopefully inspire you with one of  Wendy's gorgeous images.
I've killed two birds with one stone today.  I'd a commission and this gorgeous girl from the latest release was perfect.  Don't you just love it when that happens :)

Coloured as always for me with my trusty copics, lots of layers, flowers and some bling and the job was a good 'un!
As I said this is one of the new releases, you'll find her over at the  All Dressed Up  Etsy store
So, there's my little bit of inspiration for you girls.  Don't forget our blog hop still has a couple of days to run so if you've not already hopped we's love you to join us. Nows your chance to win three of Wendys gorgeous images just for leaving us a wee comment on All Dressed Up blog.
Happy Crafting
Anne x

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Pink Autumn Girl from Dressy Girl Lis

Hello to you my lovelies.... 
Today I have an inspirational post for you, using one of the trio of "Autumn Girls" .... and lots of PINK!!!

 I have used digi papers from Carina Gardner, called Rose Garden.... and colour my image up with my Spectrum markers, and then added face detail, and sharpen some shading with my new Spectrum pencils....

The die is a new one from Memory Box called Fabulous Phlox.( I really like the leaves on this one )
I have added lots of distressing and picket fence paint... 
I hope I have given you a little inspiration?
Thanks for joining me, have a fabulously crafty day!
Lis xxx

Monday 27 January 2014

Sweety Pie from Dressy Girl Lizzy

I really love the pink, and to tone it down I also used a dark brown which is so complimentary, I used both colours and the white to frame my little sweetie pie, and finished it off with a flourish of flowers.. talking of flourishes, I used a Tattered Lace die to enhance the top of the frame, which gives rather an elegant touch. Please visit the Etsy store to find lots of lovely images ready to colour.

Thanks for stopping by - Lizzy xxx

Saturday 25 January 2014

love to shop by dressy girl Kat

Hello lovely people,It's Kat here today and I have a super simple make to share with you using one of the Love to Shop girls.I thought this chic lady was a perfect match for the super-sized sentiment and went for a fairly CAS design to show her off!She has been coloured with Copics and fussy cut then layered onto the card with foam pads.  A little stitching and a couple of pearls and it was done!

These ladies are definitely fabulous and although I have only used one, there are three of them in the set so are amazing value!
You can find all the extra details over on my blog and I hope you are having a lovely weekend :-)Thanks for stopping by,Big hugs,Kat xx

Friday 24 January 2014

Grass Tutorial from Dressy Girl Nicole

Hi Everyone!!
It's Nicole here today with
a quick tutorial on coloring lush grass.

I have used the sweet image called,
"I Love My Puppy"
Lay down a base coat of the lightest
green that you will be using.
In this case, I have used YG11.

Grab another shade of green and make little "W's"
or crowns.  Start at the bottom and flick up toward the image.

Take another shade and make small "V's" over the
"W's" and flick up towards the image

Go back in with a different shade of green and
repeat with the clumps of "W's"

Add in the clumps of "V's" over the "W's" to 
continue building the colors.  Keep all of your 
strokes as light as you can.

Take you darkest shades at the end and do some 
very fine flicks.  From the bottom of the "W's" 
and the bottom of the "V's" covering all clumps.

With your darkest color, go over your work
with tiny flicks from the bottom to top
working towards the image. 

You will repeat the process a few times to
build up the color.

Making your flicks as thin as possible, add more
color and fill in the grass as desired. 

Repeat until you have filled it in and 
the grass is lush.

Make some longer strokes from the bottom
to the top closer to the image to hide the clumps.

All of your strokes should have been very light 
throughout the process, so there shouldn't 
be much bleed through with your paper.

When you are finished, you should have nice
lush grass at the bottom of your image 
and you can add more strokes after 
you are done coloring the image.

To see this card completed, 
please pop over to my
blog next week.

Thursday 23 January 2014

Blog Hop winners.

Well our first blog hop has finished...and what a blog hop it was ! Thank you so much for all of you that hopped along, we loved you all visiting our blogs.  
Sadly there can only be two winners though. 

From Nancys blog the winner is......

And the winner from Nicoles blog is.....

Congratulations ladies, if you would like to head on over to the Store and each choose two images of your choice, if you then email us your choices at and we will get them sent out to you. 

Don't forget our current challenge which is Anything goes, all we ask is you use a All Dressed Up Image, or paper. 

The all Dressed Up Team. 

Some sweet inspiration from Dressy Girl Carolyn.

Here is my sweet little inspiration for you!
Super cute new digis, the two above are called Love to Shop Girl 1 and
 Love to Shop Girl 2. If you know a fashionista these cute digis would make a 
cute card or project. You can purchase these digis and more at All Dressed Up Stamps on Etsy.

Thanks for stopping by, come join our current challenge!

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Fairy Magic from Dressy Girl Bettina

Hi there!! Bettina here today with an inspirational post for All Dressed Up. I've used Fairy Magic that you can find in the store HERE. Please have a look around to discover all the gorgeous digis to choose amongst in the store there. 
I've used some patterned paper I've recieved from a friend and used some diecuts and flowers from Prima to surround the image and to make it pop a bit! The cutesy little fairy is coloured with my beloved Promarkers. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Bettina xx

Tuesday 21 January 2014

All wrapped up from Dressy girl Christine

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday!  It's Christine here with a new project for you.  Hope you are all having a fabulous week.  Here's my card for the day:

For my card today, I just had to color up this adorable image.  She's called All Wrapped Up and she was a dream to color.  I of course colored her with my copic markers.  Here are the colors I used:Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20Hair: E21, E25, E29Pinks: R81, R83, R85, R89Blues: BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09I created my card base out of SU cardstock and my DP is from Doodlebug.  I added a bow and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The die cut was made with a Memory Box die.  What do you think?Well, thanks so much as always for stopping by the blog.  Have a fabulous day :)Hugs, Christine

Monday 20 January 2014

just for you

Hi, it's Lynn here with an inspirational post for All Dressed Up.  I've used one of the Three Autumn Girls that you can find in the store HERE.  Be sure and check out all the wonderful images there. 
I used some patterned papers and a bit of ribbon and punch for the sentiment.  This little gal is colored up with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday 19 January 2014

Daddy's Little Helper, some inspiration from Dressy Girl Lyndsey.

Hi all,

Its Lyndsey here today to share a little inspiration with you. Now I appologise for not having a tutorial for you today as I still seem to be catching up from christmas lol. For my card today I have chosen to use one of the older images Daddy's Little Helper, love this cute little fella helping out with the digging.

I went for a very simple card and just layered up a few different papers from the First Edition- Man Made pad, and added a couple of wraps of twine along the LH side.

Thanks for popping by the blog today, don,t forget to join in with our current challenge and Blog Hop.

Lyndsey xx

Friday 17 January 2014

a little bookworm

Hello there!

It's Nancy here today with a new card!
I used the newly released "Little Bookworm."

Isn't she adorable? 

You'll find Little Bookworm in the shop HERE.

Details of the card can be found on my blog HERE!
See you again next month! :o)

Thursday 16 January 2014

Challenge #6 winner & 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, but the winner is....

A huge congratulations Lisa, 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 Anything goes, and who knows you could be on our next list of winners. 

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Challenge #7 Anything goes, new images & our very first blog hop !

Our first All Dressed Up challenge & release of 2014 is here...and what a fantastic release it is. 

Both our teams have joined together for this Challenge/Release, and we are also having a blog hop ! 

We have four new releases this month.
Cool dudes

My Valentine Forever

Little Bookworm

Love to Shop

To purchase any of these images just click on the link above each image. 
Our theme for the the challenge is "Anything Goes". A nice and easy theme to start the new year with. 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)
As this is our first challenge of the year & our first blog hop we have decided to have both teams join us for this challenge, and boy have they created some amazing creations for this challenge-


The challenge will run until 2nd February with the winner being announced on 3rd February.The winner will receive 3 images of their choice from the store. The top 3 will also be announced on the same day.

We are joined this month by Guest Designer Victoria, Check out her beautiful creation...

A huge thank you to Victoria for joining us this month, your creations were beautiful. 

Now as I said earlier we are also having a blog hop for this challenge, two lucky winners will receive 2 images of their choice from the store, in order to be in with a chance of winning you have to visit every blog on the hop list and leave a comment by the date shown below. Two winners will be picked at Random by two of the Dressy Girls on Wednesday 22nd January . We know we have quite a few Dressy girls, so we have spread the hop over a week to give you all plenty of time to hop along. 

Here is the hopping list so you don't get lost along the way.

All Dressed Up  **You are here**

Before entering the challenge 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.