Sugar Plum Fairy

It’s Fabulous Friday (Fabulous for so many reasons – I sure love the end of the week), and today at Tiddly Inks, we are simply sharing some inspirational fun.


Okay, I am going to say it – I was at Michaels the other day, and Christmas crafts abound!  I have to admit though that I am not quite ready for that yet!  However, that didn’t stop me from using this cute stamp called Sugar Plum Fairy.  While I did even keep her in a more traditional plum tone, I thought that this was one of those stamps that could be used year round.  I mean seriously, would you really only want to colour her one time of the year?!

I used Copics to colour “Sugar Plum” to match some Doodlebug paper I had on hand from the Sugar Shoppe collection.  I wanted to see if I could create the effect of the two-tones materials that are sometimes used on  dance costumes.  I decided to keep the main part of her body suit pink, and then add a bit of the mauve on the sides.  It’s not perfect (perhaps more of the mauve?), but I think it works.  In any case, with that cute stamp, paper and ribbon from May Arts (you know I love my 3/4″ Twill Chevron), This card makes me smile!

Make sure you pop on over to the Tiddly Inks blog to check out the winner from our School Rules challenge, and to see all the other crafty inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!



Wryn – BBQ Queen


Good morning everyone!  It is another smokey summer day here in Calgary, and I have a little BBQ inspiration for you from Tiddly Inks (although I swear all the smoke here in Calgary is not caused by our BBQ)!  Earlier in the summer, Christy released some new images at Tiddly Inks, and Wryn The BBQ Queen is one of my favourites!  I coloured her up with my Copics to match some really cute paper from Pebbles called Fun in the Sun.  I have used it a lot this summer!  I topped the card off with just a bit of eyelet from May Arts for some texture and a pop of white for contrast.  I love the colours on this card!

While we are talking about Tiddly Inks, I wanted to remind you that we have a challenge going on right now over at the challenge blog – Have a Heart!  There are so many great images that would fit into this challenge – like the adorable one I used on the card called Wryn – Happy Heart.


The great part about challenges is that the theme is just for inspiration – if you don’t have a TI image with a heart, there are lots of other ways to participate int he challenge!  Add a heart button or embellishment, use some heart paper or even doodle a heart somewhere on your card.  We love seeing your creations, so make sure to join in and link up!

Well, I am off to work!  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!



Back to School!


So, I was at Michaels this morning and I was a little startled to see a isle full of Christmas ribbon.  Now, in all fairness it was just one isle – the majority of the store was Halloween themed.  And I do have to admit that I got a little excited by all the cute Halloween crafts and items to alter.  But the truth is that I’m not even ready for back to school yet – never mind tackling Halloween and Christmas.  Is it really that time already?

APencil-closeupnyway, in the spirit of tackling what is directly ahead of me and not months in advance, I thought I would share a little card I whipped up using a stamp from a company called 2Cute Ink, my favourite school themed paper from Doodlebug, and some new ribbon I picked up at May Arts!!  The artist at 2Cute Ink is Heidi Arrowood and each month see sends out a newsletter with a free digi that you can download.  This image was one of those freebees!  In fact, there were actually two this month – a boy pencil and a girl pencil!  If you didn’t manage to pick this one up, so can still buy it in the store.  While you’re there, sign up for the newsletter because it is worth it for the month free digi (oh, and to participate in the freebee challenge on Facebook and perhaps win yourself another free image).

For this little project, I coloured up the pencil with my Copics adding a bit of detail by shading some lines up the pencil .  Looink at it now, the image would look relaly cute with some Glossy Accents on the glasses too!  I hand lettered a little message and probably should have left a little bit of extra room for the message, but I think it works!

Okay, I think that’s it for me today!  Are you ready for the coming crafting onslaught of Halloween and Christmas?  I think I will go and have a slushie drink on the patio a few more times instead! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Pencil-dimensionThis card has been entered into the challenge at MarkerPOP.

Ribbon Scraps Galore!


Good morning!  It’s a sunny day here in Calgary after a tornado warning yesterday, so needless to say, I happy to be able to share a fun post with you today!

The team over at May Arts ribbon thought it would be a great to have a hop showing you different ways to use up your ribbon scraps.  If you are anything like me, I save every little bit of ribbon.  If I trim some for a bow, it goes in my ribbon bag.  If I decided on a different piece, it goes in the ribbon bag.  If I only have a bit left at the end of the roll, it goes in the ribbon bag!


So, to tackle this challenge, I decided to get serious about using some of these pretty odds and ends.  My first task was to dump it all out and see what was actually in there.  I managed to find some of my favourites – including the 3/8″ adhesive ricrac and 1/4″ navy silk ribbon! Honestly, you can never go wrong with red and blue, right?!

Then I decided to find some coordinating paper – this happens to be from Pebbles in and is called Fun in the Sun.  With that in hand, I went through the stash again and founf a few more pieces that coordinated – including some of the String Burlap in a few different colours. With a variety of widths and textures, I was set to go!

All I did to create this look on the card was to use a craft knife to cute a piece of white cardstock, and then tuck the the ribbon across and through the cuts in the a variety of directions.  Scor-tape was a perfect choice to adhere the ribbon on both the front and the back so it didn’t pop back out through the cuts.


So there you have it – I managed to use up a few of my scraps for this project!  And yes, the rest went back into the bag! :)

The Ribbon lady is giving away 3 grabs bags filled with new releases to go with the scrappy theme of this hop, so make sure you take some time to pop by the blogs today and leave some comments.  We would love to hear how you use your scraps as well!  Here’s who we have up for you today:

Thanks for stopping by!

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[This post was sponsered as part of the May Arts Ribbon Scraps hop]