Cards, cards, cards

Today I need to get caught up with some cards I created recently that I haven’t shared yet!  Usually I am a one-card one-post kind of gal, so this will be more bang for your buck!


All of these cards feature images from Tiddly Inks – my favourite digital stamp company.  Two of these cards were created with newer Wryn stamps – a great collection of three in one called Flower Girls.May-20-angledJuly-5-angled

Wryn is one of my favourite characters to colour, these these new versions are no exception.  There is a tonne of detail in the flowers, so if you aren’t a big “colourer” Christy has done most of the work for you here!


The other two cuties are more of my favourites from another great set of digis – Mini and Many Friends. I love the style of these characters, and I think that their little pet friends add a lot of charm.  They are also a nice simple shape, so you can keep them together as one image or easily fussy cut them for some dimension.

All of the images were teamed up with Doodlebug paper from a variety of collections. If you’ve checked out the blog, you will know that I am huge fan – especially when finding paper to coordinate with stamped images.  Bright and intense, the colours are always fun to work with and really make the stamped images pop.  Oh Doodlebug, how I love your style!

Okay, so if you want some bang for your buck – these are some great images to consider!  This isn’t the first time I have worked with them, and it certainly wont be the last!

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It’s been awhile!

Well, I have a little confession to make.  My blog has been a little neglected lately!  The good news is that I have still been crafting up a storm – sometimes it just feels like one extra to take pictures and share them here.  But today, I am back with a fun card created with a brand new stamp from Tiddly Inks.  Christy has created a new character namned Molly, and she is a darling.  If you love colouring hair, this is a character for you!



July-19-cuThis particular stamps is Molly Swims.  I coloured her up with my favourite hair colour combination – YR31, E13, E15, E18.

I love the bright highlights and warm depth it creates at the same time.  I teamed her up with some paper from Pebbles – so I coloured the rest of the image to coordinate.  It’s a simple layout – I think it works for a fun summer birthday card, invitation, miss you or even a thank-you!

So, if you are feeling summer inspired, we do have another fun challenge up on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog – Summer Sun!!  So think sunshine, summer fun, summer images, summer feeling!! As always, any creation is game at TI, as long as you include a Tiddly Inks stamp or image.

So, you go get crafty and I will get on more posts for the blog!  Thanks for stopping by!


Hopping with Graphic 45


mayartsbloghop-3-585x1024Good morning crafty friends! Today is day three of The Ribbon Resource and Graphic 45 blog hop!  Both design teams have all sorts of pretty products to showcase this week, and today, I get to share a project I created with the Children’s Hour collection and some beautiful silk ribbons (one of my new crafting obsessions).

I have a little confession to make before I start – besides my immediate family, I have a really hard time remembering birthdays.  I can tell you what month people are born in, but the details always seem to allude me.  Given that there were so many calendar themed papers in this collection from G45, I thought I would make a little home decor piece that would also serve as a month reminder of when, specifically, there are birthdays that I want to help celebrate.  Thus was born: my monthly birthday reminder!

This “calendar” was a lot of fun to put together.  Since I didn’t want to use it for particular days in a particular year, I decided to use the calendar grid pages as a background for each month.  I then simply fussy cut and layered pieces on top that were themed for each month, varying the layouts on each page.


In terms of ribbon – each page was embellished with either 1/4″ silk ribbon or 1.25″ ribbon;  1/4″ Silk in brown (SK-4-93) and ivory (SK-4-09) and 1.25″ Silk in ivory (SK-5-09).

I tied each in different ways, sometimes using double bows, single bows and even pulling it through different chipboard tags.

Each page ended up with a journaling space that I will use to write in names and birthdays.


I just used a pencil on this page to give you an idea of what I will do.  I figured that most of my family would disown me if I posted their actual pictures here on the blog!😉

Finally, I also added a really double mixed bow onto a large paper clip that can be moved to mark each month that I am on.  I love the extra dimension that it adds to each page!


So there you have it!  With great product from two great companies, I may be able to keep on track with the birthday front!  Maybe, just maybe!😉

Now for the important part!  Both companies have giveaways for the hop so make sure you get a chance to pop over and enter!  The Ribbon Lady actually has 3-$25.00 gift cards up her sleeve.  Also make sure you check out the great posts from the other designers up today! Here are the ladies on our team…

Thanks for stopping by!