Celebrate You!

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It’s Fab Friday time at Tiddly Inks, and it is always one of my favourite days because the sky is the limit in terms of choice!  The design team get’s to pick any stamp and just have some colouring fun!  I decided to show off one of our new releases called Dandy as Candy – a perfect stamp for that cute gal in your life!

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One of the things that I try to do before I start colouring an image is have some paper in mind.  It helps me pick colours, and makes it easy to coordinate and pull the card together. When I found this Doodlebug paper in my stash, I knew I had a winner – jelly beans, I tell you!!!  Perfect!  Together with some cute ribbon from May Arts, I hope the recipient thinks this card is cute enough to eat!  ;)

If you are in need of some sunshine and smiles, make sure you head on over to the Tiddly Inks blog for all sorts of inspiration from the design team!  Trust me, there is no way you will be able to leave the blog without a smile on your face!

Thanks for stopping by!

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TINGO

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I am usually a fan of winter, but I have to admit that I am ready for spring this year.  I blame Mother Nature entirely – she has teased me with great temperatures over the last week, and the convenience of not having to dress in triple layers from head to toe before leaving the house is not lost on me.  However, winter has returned with a vengeance, so I will have to settle for a bit of spring on paper!

Strawberry-closeupIt’s challenge time over at the Tiddly Inks blog today, and we have a fun one planned – TINGO! The goal is to choose any row from the Tingo board, making sure to run through the middle and include a Tiddly Inks stamp.

  For mycard, I decided to use one of Christy’s new images called Wryn – Berry Sweet together with flowers and buttons.  Now I know that there aren’t any actual buttons on the card itself, but I used that component as an inspiration for the sentiment.  That’s what I love about TINGO- there are some parameters to play with, but there is still room for all sorts of creativity.   Maybe you have button-patterned paper, or maybe the flowers are in the image.  Or maybe you will be like some of the DT and try to use all of the elements from the board.  In any case, we hope it is an inspiration to get crafty!

So, go check out the Tiddly Inks blog for more fun ideas, and have an awesome Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!

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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!