Animal Magic

Good morning everyone!  It’s a chilly morning here in Calgary, so I am hoping to warm up a little bit by sharing a a hug…

…a little hug in the form of a Tiddly Ink!  It’s challenge day again, and this time we are working with the theme of “Animal Magic“.  Lately, my oldest daughter has been all about owls, so I though that Owlways Love You would be a great little image to colour up!

It’s no secret that Christy’s character Wryn is one of my favourites, and I love the detail and unusual shape of this image in particular!  I used the E11-18 family for both the branch and her hair, and then played a bit with colours on the owls to match the Doodlebug paper that I chose for the card base (these ones happen to be from the Sweet Treats collection).  It’s a great image for a last minute card (not that we ever have to make those, right?) because, while there are a lot of fun details, there is actually not a lot of space to colour.  And really, who would appreciate the war hug?

So, for the challenge this month:

use any Tiddly Inks animal image
 (Cats-birds-dogs..anything with an animal in) 

and there are number for you to choose from! Link it up on the blog post, and you are all set to go!  And remember, you have a full month now to enter the challenge, so no excuses!  Remember, this cutie is a breeze to colour up!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!   I saved sharing this little post until today (although you may have seen it over at Doodlebug), because, well, it’s a perfect fit for today!

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Almost all of the crafting I do is inspired by (and usually for) those that I love!  And while I know that there are many who are not fans of Valentine’s day, I figure that this world could use a little more love, so why not?!

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A few years ago, I didn’t really understand the whole scrapbooking “thing”…now, it’s one of my favourite things to do because I get to tell the story of my little loves (and others too, but mostly them…oh, and donuts! 🙂

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And I get to play with pretty paper…

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So, I say hug someone you love today.  Or go out and do something you love.  Or just go out and buy something you love.  Because it’s Valentine’s Day – and today you don’t need an excuse to celebrate all that you love!

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Thanks for stopping by!

A Doodlebugging we will go!

If you have ever been here to ScrappyCanuck Studios, you will know that I am a huge fan of Doodlebug Designs Inc. I use their paper and products A LOT!  In fact when I am colouring up images, it is almost exclusively to match Doodlebug product.  The truth is that, while I almost always wear black, I almost always craft in colour – bright colours, happy colours!  And let’s face it – no one does bright, happy colours like Doodlebug!

So this year, I decided to bite the bullet and apply for their design team. It’s always a hard thing for me to do because I have to admit that I am not a huge risk taker.  But I figured that, if nothing else, it would help me share with them how much I appreciate their products and how much fun it adds to my crafty life.  So, I took the risk…

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…and it paid off!  So this year, look for even more fun projects with Doodlebug products!  I can’t wait to get started and to work with these talented crafters!

Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to come on over to the Doodlebug blog today!

 

 

Wishing you all the best this Christmas…

…and into the New Year!  Merry Christmas and happy holidays, no matter what you are celebrating this season! I am off to celebrate with family (Christmas Eve is the big day for us) and I hope this season finds you healthy, happy and joyful!

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And remember, it’s never too late for a little last minute crafting!  Thanks for stopping by!