LDRS Creative Hop

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Hi everyone!  Thanks for popping by today.  I am hopping with LDRS Creative and I wanted to share a bright and cheerful card I created with a couple of their great products!Hanson-1 I love to colour!!!  So when the darling new stamp called Abby Lynne arrive at my door, I knew that she would be friends with my Copics in no time at all! Abby Lynne’s hair was coloured up with one of my favourite Copic combinations – YR31, E13, E15, E17, E18.  It’s my “go to” combination for a really warm hair colour.

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I decided to team her up with some Doodlebug paper that was die cut with one of the Basic Stitched Flags (designed by one of my crafty friends Rhea) – these flags are perfect for any size card!  I happen to create A2s most of the time, and this set of dies is perfect!  And if you look careflly, you’ll notice a cute stitching pattern around the edge of the die.  Hanson-3

I think it’s a fun combination of products that will definitely be part of a regular rotation here on my crafty table! LDRS Creative has great projects up all week for the hop, so make sure you pop on over to check out all the beautiful designs!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Playing favourites

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Okay, it’s confession time again!  I really try hard not to play favourites with my Tiddly Inks stamps, but I really love it when Christy draws fairies!  My first Tiddly Inks stamp was Fairy Happy Day, and there are a huge number of other darling ones over at the Tiddly Inks store!  So, this week’s challenge called “Fairy Happy“, well, it makes me happy!

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I decided to use Willow- The Greeting Fairy for this week’s card. I used my trusty Copics to add some colour, trying out a bit of a different technique for her skirt.  I was trying to create a bit of an iradecent appearance on her skirt by using two different colours – my BV 00/02/04 for the purple and the R81/83/85 for the pink, blending them together halfway.  It always feels a bit strange to me blending two different colours together in one shape, but I think it’s a fun effect.  And in the land of fairy fantasy, anything is possible!  So if it doesn’t quite look as intended, no harm done, right?

The variety of inspiration cards from the design team is really something to be seen, so it’s worth a trip over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog!  We hope you’ll join us by creating a little something of your own – card, 3D project, treat bag…whatever.  Just make sure it has a Tiddly Inks stamp and makes you fairy happy!

Have a fairy great day!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Creature Feature!

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Good morning crafters!  Today is challenge day over at Tiddly Inks, so I thought it was time to share an inspiration card with you!  This time around, the theme is Creature Feature, so make sure you have a creature as your image or included in your image choice.

April-12-cuI decided to use one of my favourite digis from Christy called Monstrous Party.  I cannot tell you how many times I have coloured up this cute image in the last few months.  My youngest daughter actually wanted a monster-themed birthday party, so this trio became a part of her celebration (but more on that to come later).  Anyway, this time around, I coloured up these cuties with Copics to match the Hip Hip Horray Doodlebug paper that I used int he background.  The space above the heads and around the balloon was perfect for a hand lettered sentiment, but is also so cute when fussy cut with the balloon sticking up on it’s own.  It’s definitely a simple layout, but with so many fun details in the image, I think it still makes a statement!

We would love to have you join in the challenge!  Christy has a tonne of great creatures in the shop – everything from cute animals to dragons to a brand new set of sea creatures (and by brand new, I mean posted yesterday).  The design team has a great variety of inspiration (including a sneak peak at those sea creatures), so head on over to the post to take a look.  I hope you will consider colouring up an image for us to see!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Berrylicious!

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The flowers are growing!  The flowers are growing!!!  Now I know that for many of you, you may think that I have finally fallen off my rocker, but you have to remember that I live up here in Canada.  Usually, we don’t see green growing things until May – often late May! But this year, I already have tulips that are showing and all of our fruit trees and brushes have exploding buds!  It is going to be an early growing season this year!

Apr-8-cuSo, this little card is a perfect way to end this week!  This cute stamp is a digital image from Tiddly Inks called Berrylicious.  I love the details on this stamp – all the different fruits, the butterfly and the cute strawberry blossom in the characters hair.  As usual, I coloured this image up with Copics, venturing away from my favourite YR31 hair colour base to a C1 base for some beautiful, shiny black hair.  I think it’s a great contrast with the bright colours on the fruit (I think I am in love with the RV23, RV25, RV29 combination for the strawberries)!

To finish the card I simply took one rectangle of mounted patterned paper, tied some beautiful black silk ribbon from the Ribbon Resource and  was all set!  A simple thank-you card ready to add to the collection!

Well, I guess since the garden is growing, it’s probably time to put some work in this weekend to clean it up a bit!  Anyone want to come and help?

If you are looking for more Tiddly Ink inspiration this week, don’t forget that all the amazing ladies on the team out together a post every second Friday showcasing a huge variety of styles and projects (and the scrap-it challenge winner as well).  Grab a coffee and check it out!

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Thanks for stopping by!