Let’s get this party started!

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Good morning crafty friends!  It’s Fabulous Friday time over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, so I thought I would share a bit of inspiration here at SCS as well!

Birthday-cake-closeupThis cute stamp (available in clear as well) is called Let Us Eat Cake, and she is darling.  Perfect for young adults and grown ups alike, I think this stamp is pretty and cute without being “cutsie” (not that I think there is anything wrong with cutise as you may have already noticed).  I coloured her up with Copics, focusing on matching them to some Doodlebug paper.  I love the contrast of her black hair with all the bright colours – I am always a bit nervous to try curly black hair, but I think it was worth it for this one!The ribbons are from May Arts - a grosgrain/satin that is really fun, and my favourite eyelet.

Make sure you stop by the Tiddly Inks blog for more inspiration by the design team, and to check out all the new stamps (digi and clear) if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet!

Well, that’s it for me today!  I hope you can find some time this weekend to do something you enjoy – crafting or otherwise!  Thanks for stopping by!

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We are in the home stretch!

Christmas is almost here, and  thought I would share a little last bit of Christmas inspiration this week, starting with some new digis just released at My Whimsical Little World that I coloured up with a Christmas theme.

All CardThis first cutie is called Christmas Star. I coloured her up with Copics to match the DCWV paper I chose for the card and kept the embellishments simple  (My hubby took our Christmas cards to the post office the other day and nearly had a heart attack when he got the bill – those blasted bows – pretty but pricey). :)    Anyway, I actually really love the simplicity if the card base – there are a lot of great details in the digi, and I think they really shine with this simple layout!

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GCH-Both-openNext up are a couple of gift card holders – for this design, I actually modified a tutorial I found online over at “I Stamped That”.  Since I left the bow out on the card, I had to add some back in on these!

GCH-CupThis digi – called “Warm Wishes” is perfect for a coffee gift card or any kind of warm treat. I hand lettered the sentiment, and then coloured it up using my two favourite green Copics – YR13 and YR17.  You would be amazed at the depth of colour you can get with just these two colour together.  They really are my “go to” greens.

GCH-CupcakeAnd if you have even seen a post I have created for MWLW, you will know that I like Paola’s cupcakes – she has a whole collection of them.  Oh, and the best part about this one is that while I coloured it up in Christmas colours, it would be perfect for any kind of celebration like New Year’s or even a birthday.

Well, I am off to get some last minute shopping done – yes, I am one of “those” people!  :)  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Wintery Blues

On of the things that I love about Calgary is that we have a big blue sky for most of the winter.  While the snow does roll in every now and again, and the temperatures can make your toes curl, we are one of the sunniest cities in North America.  And in the depths of winter, that can be some welcome sunshine!

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Blue-closeupSo today’s Tiddly Ink challenge, called “Wintery Blues” was perfect!  Winter can definitely be a time to be blue, but being blue doesn’t have to be a bad thing as you will see in all the inspiration cards from the design team today! I decided to work with Wryn in the Fall, a very cheerful and happy looking little gal.  I worked with differenet blue combinations – B12, B14 and B18 for her coat; B41 and B45 for her dress, and B39 and B18 for her scarf.  Blue is not usually a “go-to” colour for me, so this was a lot of fun!

I hope you will consider joining us for our challenge.  You have two weeks to get crafty, and then to link up.  We always love seeing what you have been up to on Facebook.  Oh, and because of the holidays, we won’t have as many challenges as usual so get in on this one while you can!

Have a great day, and thanks for topping by!

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Gratitude and a giveaway

Last month, we celebrated Thanksgiving up here in Canada, but it is never a bad time to think about the things we are grateful for, and to give thanks for our many blessings!  Today, the Tiddly Inks challenge is all about gratitude and joyfulness, and I couldn’t think of a better challenge to be a part of!

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I love this theme!  I decided to work with a digi called Minnie’s Christmas Lights mostly because this image makes me smile and think of my two little gals!

Gratitude-closeupDuring the Christmas season, there are usually lots of times when someone goes out of their way to help, so I thought that a Christmas themed thank-you card would be in order.  The image was coloured up with copics (Skin – E00, E11, E13; Hair – YR31, E11, E34; Dress: C1, C3) and the sentiment was hand lettered.

Speaking of hand lettered sentiments, I have a bit of a surprise for you today too!  Often times readers comment on the hand written sentiments that I include on many of my cards.  Today, I have teamed up with Christy at Tiddly Inks on a little giveaway.  If you pop on over to the blog, you might just find a little digital file to download.  In fact, I think you will find a couple – one from the uber talent Christy and a little one from me too!  Oh, and later this week, I’ll share a little card that I used with the sentiment!

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by!

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