Doodlebug Washi Tape project

Good morning!  The countdown is on!  Only one day left until Halloween, and only one day left until you can break into all the Halloween treats (hahahaha – yeah, right…that happened weeks ago).  I wanted to share a quick project with you today featuring washi tape from the super cute Doodlebug collection called Booville…

…these cute little cookie treat bags!  The best part (besides how simple these were to pull together) is a new use I found for washi tape – twist ties!

That’s right – you are not going to believe how easy these are to make, and how truly perfect washi tape is for this purpose!  So come on over to the Doodlebug blog to see how I pulled them together.

Oh, and if you have a pre-treat or two today, don’t worry – your secret is safe with me!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs,
Karen

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Hugs from mummy!

Halloween is just around the corner and I have to admit that I am having so much with Halloween crafts this year! A few years ago, Halloween was not a time of year that I got all excited about in the crafts department…until I discovered the world of cute spook crafting…like this cute stamp from Tiddly Inks called Pum’kin Juice Party.

This month over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog, we have a challenge all about Halloween, so I thought it might be fun to pull together another sample to inspire some more creations.  This cute was coloured up with Copics to match some of Doodlebug’s newest Halloween-themed collection – Booville.  Teamed up with a handwritten sentiment from this “mummy”, I can’t wait to give this to one of my little munchkins in a couple of weeks.

How about you?  Do you have any Halloween crafts on the go right now?

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Halloween fun!

It’s Halloweens time!  Okay, it’s not quite Halloween time, but it is time to get Halloween crafty!  And the good news is that Christy from Tiddly Inks has some new goodies to get us all excited about getting the good old markers out!

Now, the truth of the matter is that there are no shortage of cute Halloween images over at Tiddly Inks!  But today, I wanted to introduce you to my favourite little collection called Pum’kin Juice Party.  This set comes with a whole bunch of cute kitty-themed images that will have you crafting from now right up until Halloween – not only because there are so many, but because they are so cute that you won’t want to stop!

 

 

I teamed up these images with some cute paper from Doodlebug.  This is one of their new collection called Booville.  It has lots of great colours to work with, and I find that it is really easy to match my Copics with Doodlebug’s colours.

It makes for easy work when I am colouring, and while I love a good crafting challenge every now and again, struggling to find coordinating paper is not one of them!

Now, given that it is the first Tuesday of the month, that also means that it is challenge time at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog. If you hadn’t guessed, the theme is Spookaboo, so we are all about Halloween.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the design team’s inspiration pieces, make sure you pop over to do that!  And then, it’s your turn to get crafty!  We always love to see what you come up with.

Now, given that I have some Halloween crafts under my belt, I think that warrants a little sneak into the stash of Halloween candy, right?

Thanks for stopping by!

Tiddly Inks Challenge – Anything Goes

It’s inspiration time for those of you who love to colour over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.   This month, the theme is “Anything Goes” so the only thing we have to worry about is getting crafty!  Let’s just say that while I like a good challenge theme, “anything goes” is one of my favourite!

For this cute fall inspired card, I decided to use a new set from Christy called Fun Animals.  

 This set is filled with all sorts of cute animals and great little sentiments to go with each.  You can mix and match them, add little details like the nut I used or even hearts and party hats.  This set is a great value – you could create any theme of card you could imagine for any time of the year!  If you love little fur babies, this set is for you!

 

I coloured up the cute squirrel with my Copics, focusing mostly on the warmer browns (E21/E23 for the body and E13/E15/E17/E18 for the tail).  I actually didn’t blend all the colours together on purpose to create a bit more of a cartoon look to this cutie with some harder edges for the shadows.  Together with the browns and oranges in the background paper (which happened to be from the scrap bin), I love that this is a card is a bit more on the fall tones.

But remember, this month, the theme is Anything Goes, so if you are not ready to embrace fall, grab your pastels or brights and create something that, well…isn’t “fall”.  Whatever you decide, I hope you do get crafty and upload a card to the challenge.  It’s always fun to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!