A Sweet Thank-you!


Teddy-Girl-fullSometimes, the simplest designs are the most delightful! Today, I have a card to share with you using a digi called My Teddy from Chi Chi Memories. This darling digi was just released this month, and while I think it makes a great image for a card, I could also see this one on a scrapbook page, maybe with the little gal glancing down at a picture or some journaling!

Teddy-Girl-CloseupThis image was coloured with Copics. Because of the size, the emphasis on this image is the head, so this is where I spent the most of my colouring time.  I used my trusty YR31 as a base for her hair, and added dimension with E15, E17 and E18.  I think colouring her hair with greys would be really great as well, especially with the cute chevron ribbon from May Arts.

Well, that’s it for me today!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Teddy-Girl-dimensionThis card has been entered into the Marker Pop – Anything Goes challenge #41


New images at Tiddly Inks

It’s always a good day when there are new images at Tiddly Inks, and you won’t be disappointed with these cuties!


Today, I wanted to share this darling one called Poppy Pixie.  This was a fun one for me to colour because most of the detail is in the flowers and background, as opposed to on the little character.  I wanted the little pixie to pop out a bit, so I decided to go with a dark colour for her hair, and then accent that with the ribbon.  Copics were my tool of choice for this card, and the image was coloured to match the Pink Paislee Soiree paper.

Garden-closeupThe sentiment is hand lettered, although I wish I had used a thinner pen.  I think overtakes the cute image a bit!

Anyway, you really need to go and check out all the darling creations with these new digis Inks over at the Tiddly Blog.  I actually have two more card over there too (these images we so cute that I couldn’t stop colouring them), and although I will share them her at SCS a little later, go ahead and take a sneak peak!

Have a great Tuesday, and thanks for stopping by!


We’re going to the Zoo!

Yesterday, I shared a fun video tutorial on creating a pop-up box card (click here for the tutorial), so I thought it would be fun to show you a version I also created using some fun paper from DCWV’s Alpha Zoo (available at Michaels).  If you are not a stamper, but love creating interactive cards, this one is for you!


There are all sorts of fun animal shapes in this stack, so all you need to do to create a fun card is get out the scissors and do a bit of fussy cutting!  I chose the monkey and the turtle, but there really are all sorts of possibilities.  If you do want to tackle a pop-up box, just think about choosing a lower animal for the front, and a higher one for the back.  It will make the layering easier so you can see each of the cute animals!

I created this project as a little workplace welcome card, but wouldn’t this be cute as a baby card or birthday card for a special little person?! I have to admit that I love this stack – I am sure you’ll see a few more projects with this one soon!

Well, hopefully you are having a great start to the week!  Thanks for taking a little time out to stop by!


Pop-Up Box Card Tutorial


I am so excited to share a new tutorial for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps with you today!  You know that I LOVE interactive cards, so it probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that I have been having so much fun playing with pop-up box cards lately.  I made one not too long ago for my youngest daughter’s third birthday, so I thought it would be great to create a tutorial for you, creating a pop up box card that folds into a standard A2 size (my favourite size for cards).

box-card-kimmie-closeupOkay, now there are all sorts of stamps and embellishments that work well with this style of card, but I am going to argue that this new set from Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps called Monster Hugs is just about as perfect as it gets!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Coloured and fussy cut stamped images.  I used three from Monster Hugs.
  • Piece of 9 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock
  • Piece of 3 3/4″ x 2″ cardstock
  • 2 pieces of 5 1/4″ x inch pattered paper (I created one in white so I could write a message)
  • 6 pieces of 2 3/8″ x 2″ patterned paper (I used 2 different patterns – 3 pieces each)
  • 3 pieces of 2 3/4″ x 2″ patterned paper.
  • Adhesive
  • Thin strips (approx. 1/4″) of clear acetate or coordinating cardstock

Now I know that sounds like a complicated list to start with, but it really is quite an easy technique.  Here’s a little video to show you how to pull it all together:

So there you have it!  I hope you’ll give this technique a try – you won’t be sorry!

Thanks for stopping by!