Anything Goes

It’s challenge time at the Tiddly Inks blog, and it’s a great one – Anything Goes!  I always love these challenges because it is a great excuse to get some cards done for upcoming events, together with participating in a challenge!  Two birds with one stone is always good for me!

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For this card, I decided to team up the darling Cute as a Cupcake stamp with some paper from Doodlebug.  I tend to shy away from using yellow to colour larger areas on a stamp mostly because it scares me (like colouring red)! ;)  But I almost always love how it turns any card into something bright and cheerful, so I gave it a go!  It probably helps that I just got some refills too (streaky yellow is not pretty).

Once the image was coloured, I topped off the card with some Chevron ribbon from My Arts (you know it is my favourite), and did a bit of doodling – some stitching and a sentiment.  I am not sure if I have mentioned it before, but my Sakura pens are my favourite for doodling (Micron 01).

Okay, there is a ton of inspiration over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, as well as all the details on how and where to post.  We always love seeing what you come up with, so make sure you join in and let us see your beautiful work!

Thanks for stopping by!

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DCWV/Tombow Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Thomisia Francois but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) DCWV Blog (On Saturday) to start!

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For today’s hop, I decided to do some scrapbooking.  This is honestly one of my favourite type of papercrafting to do, but I don’t do it nearly enough!  I thought that the Gilded paper stack would be a perfect choice for a more masculine page, and I love the tones and textures of the page.  The Tombow adhesives were perfect for this – I used the super quick and easy Extreme Adhesive on all of the large areas, and the new design meant that I didn’t have any of those bulky blobs at the ends.  I also made good use of the Foam Tape and Adhesive Dots to get some differences in height (I love that the Adhesive dots are slightly coloured so I can see where I am putting them).  I think I need to make a shaker card with this foam this weekend too!

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Okay, now since this is a hop, you do have some chances to win some great prizes!  To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4×4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Friday, March 27th:

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Daniella Hayes.

Sweet and Spicy

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Good morning crafty peeps!  It’s another fabulous Friday, and I have to admit that I am looking forward to the weekend!  So it is timely that it is also Fabulous Friday over at the Tiddly Inks blog, and the DT is sharing all sort of “anything goes” inspiration to get you excited about crafty time this weekend.

Skull-girl-closeupNot to long ago, Christy release a bunch of new images, and I am still having a blast colouring them all!  This darling gal, called Semi Sweet is one of my favourites.  And while she might have a bit of an edge, I would argue that there is nothing “semi” about this cutie – all sweetness here!

I coloured her up to match some fun Doodlebug paper I had in my stash using Copics.  I just recently got some new refills, so I was all set to go!  I topped her off with a bit of hand lettering, and a tuxedo-inspired bow made from May Arts velvet and satin ribbon.  Now I just need a sassy gal to send this card to!

So, here’s hoping you have a chance to do something you really enjoy this weekend – crafting, gardening (my tulips are coming up – and it’s only March), or whatever inspires you!  And make sure to check out all the beautiful creations over on the Tiddly Inks blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Epiphany and May Arts blog hop

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Okay, I know this is going to sound crazy, but it snowed yesterday here in Calgary, and I was so excited.  Normally at this time of the year I am complaining about the aforementioned weather phenomenon, but yesterday’s snow was met by afternoon sun, and that meant SNOWMEN!!!  Most of the time it is too cold up here in Calgary, so suitable “snowman snow” happens only a couple of times a year.  Yesterday was one of those days, so the two little gals and I got outside for some creative time!

While it was so fun to watch them in the snow, I have to admit that there is something special about sharing creative crafty times with my gals too!  So for today’s Epiphany/May Arts blog hop, I thought it would be fun to scrapbook one of those memories!  My youngest, who turned four last week loves to paint, and when she get’s started, it is no holds barred. In this photo, I was trying to capture the fact that she had gone through 9 sheets from her painting pad and was still going strong!  Sheer concentration!

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Now when the Ribbon Lady mentioned we would be teaming up with Epiphany Crafts, I was so excited!  I had the perfect excuse to work with some more of my new release Double Faced Satin ribbons, and who knew what fun might come my way from EC! What did come my way were these Bubble Cap Pennants, and I knew they would be a fun way to dress up some ribbon!

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So I got out my scissor, and a fancy little tea light…

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…trimmed up the edges…

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…and then just ran the flame across really quickly to seal everything up!

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What I ended up with were these great pennant pieces that not only had a cool textured finish from the bubble cap, but also still showed off the beautiful satin ribbon.  And I had some great elements to coordinate with my layout!

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So there you have it – a little teamed up fun with Epiphany Crafts and May Arts!  Now the design teams are going to be showing off project ideas all week, so make sure you check out what Lalo IK has to share today, and leave some comments for your chance to win two sets of prizes that include goodies from both companies.

Thanks for stopping by!

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