Creature Feature!



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.





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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Autism Awareness with May Arts


Good morning crafty friends!  I’m not sure if you know this, but April happens to be Autism Awareness month, so today, some of the Ribbonistas from The Ribbon Resource are teaming up for a special little blog hop!! It’s a hop we have every year on this team, and this year, I am excited to share a special card with you!


For this card, I used the puzzle piece Autism symbol as the inspiration for the stamp choice (this happens to be a Tiddly Ink digital stamp coloured with Copics), and then placed everything on some brightly coloured layers of Doodlebug patterned paper.


I topped the whole card off with a  beautiful blue bow tied onto a paper clip for easy positioning on the card (this one happens to be the 7/8″ Double Faced Satin – Ha-76-98, but check out all these pretty satin blue options).  I then did a bit of hand lettering on the stamped image and I was all done – a card that will work for anyone special in your life, but holds even more meaning for some impacted by Autism!

The diversity in the projects today is absolutely wonderful, so make sure you take some time to visit the other blags.  And as usual, The Ribbon Lady has some awesome prizes up for grabs at the Ribbon Resource blog, so make sure you pop over that was as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tiddly Ink Time!

It’s challenge time at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, so I have a little bit of inspiration this morning for all of you digital stamp fans!

Feb-16-fullChristy, the artist at Tiddly Inks has all sort of cute characters.  My all time favourite though, happens to be Wryn.  I’m not sure whether it is because I love colouring her hair of her cute shoes, but I never fail to enjoy myself when a Wryn image is teamed up with my Copics.

Feb-16-cuThis card was no exception.  Created with the digi called Happy Mail, it seemed like a great fit with this week’s theme challenge – Thinking of You.  I love this theme because you make almost any image work – there can be so many reasons that you are thinking of a person! Happy Mail is a lot of fun to use because there are a few embellishments that you can add in different ways – the mailbox, the flower banner, etc. And while I don’t usually use all the extras that are included in Christy’s digis, this time , they seemed like the perfect way to tie the coloured images together with the cute paper from Doodlebug.

Well, that’s it for me today!  I need to go clear off my kitchen table from crafting fun so my family actually has a place to sit down and eat!  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!