Summer long gone!

One month ago, I was just getting back from three weeks in Florida with my family.  We had a great time, and given the amount of time my girls spent in the pool (and the sheer joy my youngest displayed when she met Ariel), it’s fair to say that they must be part mermaid.  So, while summer is definitely gone, I am pulling out the mermaids as a reminder of those great memories!


Wryn is one of my favourite Tiddly Inks characters.  Sept-30--cuWhile she is cute no matter what circumstance she finds herself in, it is her hair that makes her my favourite to colour. When I first started colouring, I loved how the pieces and layers Christy creates in her drawings really helped me learn where to put the darks and lights.  Wryns hair always seems to steal the show, and wheter I am using my E11/13/15/18 combination (like I did here) or something else, I am rarely disappointed!  And given all the detail in the stamp as a whole, Wryn really stands out, even on a clean and simple card design like this one.

So what do you think? Do you love to colour hair?

Wryn the Mermaid

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Thinking about Halloween…


Halloween has become so much for fun since I had kids.  Really – it doesn’t get any better than being able to dress them up in fun costumes like cute little monkeys and fuzzy little skunks!  And while I never thought that Halloween would be a favourite crafting time for me, between cute treat containers and adorable layouts, I am hooked.


Come on over to the DCWV blog to see more details on this 12×12 layout created with the Halloween Night stack. I guarantee you will see one cute spook!

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Molly My Sweet – Anything Goes challenge


I love cupcakes. Okay wait – I love everything about cupcakes except for the eating part.  I have to admit that while I love baking and decorating cupcakes with my girls and while I love watching them eat all the icing off of the top, I myself would rather have just about any kind of baked good.  But given that there are so many other things about cupcakes that I think are fantastic, I still feel confident in saying – I love cupcakes!🙂

Sept-20-cuThis cute new image from Tiddly Inks is another reason to love cupcakes (Molly My Sweet)  Christy has created a new character called Molly, and she is a cutie!  I have a feeling that she is going to find herself on at least one of many scrapbook pages I have with baking pictures of my girls – not to mention a few birthday cards here and there too.  I coloured Molly up to match some cute Doodlebug paper from the Sugar Shoppe collection.  The BG11/13/15 combination was used for her dress.  This is the colour I usually use to outline my images so its always fun to try something different every now and again.


So, while I think I am off to bake some cupcakes now, you need to head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to get in on this weeks challenge!  And just in case you are not a cupcake person, the challenge is actually ANYTHING GOES, so the sky is the limit (and no excuses).  We always love to see what you come up with, so make sure you pull together a crafty project featuring a Tiddly Inks image and you are all set to go. Oh, and if you have a cupcake recipe that is yummy, feel free to share that too (here though, not on the challenge blog😉.

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Not my colours?


Sometimes I think I have a split colour personality.  I love to use bright and bold colourswhen I am crafting, but every time I step out of my comfort zone and try something a bit more neutral, I think “Why don’t I do this more often?”  Sept-16-cu

This is a cute little image from a Tiddly Inks set called Mini and Many friends. It is one of four images in the set, and when the two characters and flowers are left as placed by artist Christy, there is a perfect spot in the middle for some hand lettering.


I did add a bit of silk ribbon to the card to soften the look a bit. I love silk ribbon because even when tied, it lays down flat.  It’s a perfect addition to cards that need to go in the mail because it doesn’t create a lot of bulk!

So what do you think?  Should I go back to the bright and the bold?

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