Road trip (I wish)

Hello crafty peeps!  It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so that means it’s challenge time over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog.  That also means that I get to share some inspiration for this month’s theme – Road Trip!

Now, I am just coming off of a week off of work, so you would think that I might have road trip story up me sleeve.  The truth is that this little holiday didn’t really include any such adventures.  So, for inspiration for this challenge, I tried to think about where I would have liked to have gone…and that simply included a place that was warm enough that I could have some fun swimming with my girls! Give that, out came the adorable new digi from Tiddly Inks called Wryn Beach Party 

Yup – if I could have, I would have pulled out the flip flops and floaties and driven somewhere where they would have been useful.  But since that wasn’t the case, I grabbed my Copics and made use of those instead! Matching the image to some Pebbles Fun in the Sun paper, creating this little card was enough to take me away – if not in body, definitely in spirit!

Now it’s your turn.  So get crafty (and don’t forget to consider the theme in your work).  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

2 cute cuteness

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  Today I have some uber cute green cuteness to share with you!

This cute little digi stamp is from a company called 2 Cute Ink.  His name is Sweet Leprechaun, and well, he is just that! I coloured him up with Copics, having some fun with some different green combinations.  It’s interesting…I definitely have a favourite combination (YG13/YG17), but this was a great chance to experiment with some others as well!  Once he was all finished, I grabbed a bit of DCWV paper for the background (Hello Darlin’) and then added a bit of hand lettering with my Sakura pen (if you ever plan on doing hand lettering, these pens really are amazing). I finished off the card with a little bow, and it was all set.

Heidi at 2 Cute Ink has recently brought back her challenge blog, so if you love digis, this is a great chance for you to win some cute ones!  This month, the challenge is “Anything Goes” so the sky is the limit!

And while you are there, you can check out Heidi’s digi club, where you can pick up this exclusive image:

So, I am not sure if you have any St. Patrick’s day celebrations up your sleeve for today, but it never hurts to sneak a little bit of colouring in there!  Thanks for stopping by!

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!