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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Pink and Red is in the Air!

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Oh, I am a happy crafter today because I get to share two of my favourite things – ribbon and pink, pink, pink!!!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so the awesome May Arts team decided to share a little inspiration.  And for those of you who are anti-Valentine’s Day – that is no reason to rob yourself the chance to win some May Arts ribbon goodies!  Make sure you comment anyway!

If by some chance you are starting today’s fun here at SCS, make sure you head on over to Virginia Fynes‘ blog to make sure you have all the chances possible to win!

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For today’s hop. I decided to have some fun with the Artful Accents – G492-01 White Banner.  This make a great base for all sorts of banner projects, and once I had this one done, I still had enough pieces of banner left over for at least one more project!!  I have to admit that I went a little crazy with the ribbon here too.  I was having a lot of fun mixing textures – everything from velvet ric rac to satin embroidery to sequin hearts!

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I think my favourite element ended up being the sequin hearts.  At 1.5″, these beauties were the perfect size to fill in some of the space between the banner pieces.  Because they are adhesive, I simply took two hearts and placed them back to back over top of the thread that holds the banner pieces together.  I had this embellishment done across the whole banner in less than 3 minutes!  Have I mentioned lately that I love adhesive ribbons (and May Arts has an awesome selection to make your crafting life easy-peesy).

Okay, enough of the gushing and googlie eyes here – I need to save some for Valentine’s Day! ;)  If you haven’t checked out the pretty and playful inspiration up today, check out the list below.  And don;t forget, we will have a whole new line-up of projects tomorrow, so you will want to come back and check that out!  In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and have a pink-tastic day!

Today’s designers:

May Arts Product used:

  1. 3/8″ Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac – A480-38-14 Red and A480-38-17 Pink
  2. 1.5″ Adhesive Sequin Heart – A478-15-14 Red
  3. 3/8″ Satin Hearts –  343-22 FUCHSIA/RED HEARTS
  4. 7/8″ Satin Embroidery – QA01 – WHITE
  5. Artful Accents – G492-01 White Banners

Other products used:

The Sweetest new release at Tiddly Inks

large tiddlyinks badgeI have the cutest set of new releases ever from Tiddly Inks featuring both rubber and digital stamps, but I have to warn you ahead of time that this post is going to be picture heavy!!!  Christy got her ink on this month, so this release is HUGE!  And the truth is that once I started colouring these cuties, I couldn’t stop. Oh, and once I had them coloured, I couldn’t stop adding them to cards.

Now, I am not going to bore you with details about each of them, but I promise to add more about each in the upcoming month for challenges and Friday features, so make sure you pop back!  In the meantime, enjoy this awesome new release, and make sure you pop on over to the Tiddly Inks blog to see what the other ladies on the DT created with these cuties!

Sweet Tooth Release

Cupcake-girl-fullCute as a Cupcake – Clear stamp and digi

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Dandy as Candy – Clear stamp and digi

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Guilty of Love in the First Degree – Clear stamp and digi

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Let Us Eat Cake – Clear stamp and digi

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Semi Sweet – Clear stamp and digi

Wryn Release
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Heart-Wryn-fullHave Heart – Clear Stamp and digi

Cookie-Wryn-fullSmart Cookie – Clear Stamp and digi

And there’s more so go check them out!