It’s beginning to look…

…a lot like Christmas!

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And today at Tiddly Inks, we have some inspiration for you.  I am just about ready to send out this year’s Christmas cards…photos of the kids to include are even all ready.  But those pesky envelopes are holding me up!!!  I had plans to write the addresses in a cool way this year, but perhaps O just need to make address labels that I can just use every year!

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This is one of my favourite cards this season – I love the two little characters in the Jill – Spirit of Christmas stamp.  There is a alot of detail to colour, so have lots of possibilities in terms of making it coordinate with paper.  As usualy, my image is coloured up with Copics, and the paper is a small 6X6 stack from DCWV that I had from last season.  My favourite part (besides the image of course), is the hint of eyelet at the bottom.  I think I have gone through almost a whole spool of this stuff since the summer – mostly using it on cards too!

The team at Tiddly Inks has all sorts of fun inspiration for you today on the challenge blog!  Go check it out and get your crafty on!  There is even some non-Christmas inspiration there too!

Have a great Friday and thanks for stopping by.

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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!

Celebrating with Tiddly Inks

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Well, my borthday is next week, so I thought I would celebrate a bit with Tiddly Inks!  It’s FabFF-closeup Friday, so the DT has some inspirational cards simply to get you inspired to craft!  No challenges, no pressure – just crafting fun!  And that is a perfect way to celebrate my birthday.

This little beauty is called Willow the Birthday Fairy, but what I love about her is that she would make an awesome Christmas fairy too!  Colour her up with some traditional Christmas colours and you can take her into different seasons – just like a good pair of shoes! I think my favourite part of her are the wings – just a bit of BG11 and C1 topped off with a bit of Stickles.  So easy, and lots of fun dimension.

Well, here’s to getting crafty this weekend  Don’t forget to pop by the Tiddly Inks blog to see all the great cards the DT cooked up for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Make Your Own Sunshine!

Recently, DCWV sent me a new stack called Blossom Couture available now at Hobby Lobby.  If you have ever had a chance to stop by my blog, you will know that I use a lot of bold and bright colours when I am crafting.  But this new soft, crisp, clean stack has me wanting to do away with the pinks and purples and embrace cream, teal, green, grey and white full time!  Let me tell you – this stack is a beauty!

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For this layout, featuring my youngest daughter with her toothy grin (and complete with one of those new walker head bruises),  I decided to showcase one of the pretty journaling tags available in the stack as a title for the layout.  I really love these tags for both the graphics and the well placed embossing that takes each of them from flat to fabulous!

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On top of all the embossing, you will also find all sorts of great patterns, blossoms, and a touch of foiling on elements like a great page filled with alphas. And this stack, with its neutral colours, is perfectly complimented with some of DCWV’s specialty material stacks like the Printed Corrugated cardstock.

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Finally, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite parts of this new stack – a page that includes a couple of beautiful cards that you can cut out, fold and use just as they are!

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It’s hard for me to give away anything but a homemade cards now, but I have to admit that sometimes I find myself pulling one together at the last minute.  This is a great combination of quick and homemade.  While the designs are pretty enough on their own, you can also embellish them a bit with products like DCWV adhesive pearls  or even a bit of ribbon and you are set to go.  Add one of the cute tags from the same page on the inside of the card, and no one will know that it took you less than 5 minutes to pull it together.

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Well, that’s it for me today!  I am off to finish another layout that I started with this stack.  Thanks for stopping by today!