LDRS Creative Hop

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Hi everyone!  Thanks for popping by today.  I am hopping with LDRS Creative and I wanted to share a bright and cheerful card I created with a couple of their great products!Hanson-1 I love to colour!!!  So when the darling new stamp called Abby Lynne arrive at my door, I knew that she would be friends with my Copics in no time at all! Abby Lynne’s hair was coloured up with one of my favourite Copic combinations – YR31, E13, E15, E17, E18.  It’s my “go to” combination for a really warm hair colour.

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I decided to team her up with some Doodlebug paper that was die cut with one of the Basic Stitched Flags (designed by one of my crafty friends Rhea) – these flags are perfect for any size card!  I happen to create A2s most of the time, and this set of dies is perfect!  And if you look careflly, you’ll notice a cute stitching pattern around the edge of the die.  Hanson-3

I think it’s a fun combination of products that will definitely be part of a regular rotation here on my crafty table! LDRS Creative has great projects up all week for the hop, so make sure you pop on over to check out all the beautiful designs!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Creature Feature!

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Good morning crafters!  Today is challenge day over at Tiddly Inks, so I thought it was time to share an inspiration card with you!  This time around, the theme is Creature Feature, so make sure you have a creature as your image or included in your image choice.

April-12-cuI decided to use one of my favourite digis from Christy called Monstrous Party.  I cannot tell you how many times I have coloured up this cute image in the last few months.  My youngest daughter actually wanted a monster-themed birthday party, so this trio became a part of her celebration (but more on that to come later).  Anyway, this time around, I coloured up these cuties with Copics to match the Hip Hip Horray Doodlebug paper that I used int he background.  The space above the heads and around the balloon was perfect for a hand lettered sentiment, but is also so cute when fussy cut with the balloon sticking up on it’s own.  It’s definitely a simple layout, but with so many fun details in the image, I think it still makes a statement!

We would love to have you join in the challenge!  Christy has a tonne of great creatures in the shop – everything from cute animals to dragons to a brand new set of sea creatures (and by brand new, I mean posted yesterday).  The design team has a great variety of inspiration (including a sneak peak at those sea creatures), so head on over to the post to take a look.  I hope you will consider colouring up an image for us to see!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Tiddly Ink Time!

It’s challenge time at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, so I have a little bit of inspiration this morning for all of you digital stamp fans!

Feb-16-fullChristy, the artist at Tiddly Inks has all sort of cute characters.  My all time favourite though, happens to be Wryn.  I’m not sure whether it is because I love colouring her hair of her cute shoes, but I never fail to enjoy myself when a Wryn image is teamed up with my Copics.

Feb-16-cuThis card was no exception.  Created with the digi called Happy Mail, it seemed like a great fit with this week’s theme challenge – Thinking of You.  I love this theme because you make almost any image work – there can be so many reasons that you are thinking of a person! Happy Mail is a lot of fun to use because there are a few embellishments that you can add in different ways – the mailbox, the flower banner, etc. And while I don’t usually use all the extras that are included in Christy’s digis, this time , they seemed like the perfect way to tie the coloured images together with the cute paper from Doodlebug.

Well, that’s it for me today!  I need to go clear off my kitchen table from crafting fun so my family actually has a place to sit down and eat!  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

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Sugar Plum Fairy

It’s Fabulous Friday (Fabulous for so many reasons – I sure love the end of the week), and today at Tiddly Inks, we are simply sharing some inspirational fun.

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Okay, I am going to say it – I was at Michaels the other day, and Christmas crafts abound!  I have to admit though that I am not quite ready for that yet!  However, that didn’t stop me from using this cute stamp called Sugar Plum Fairy.  While I did even keep her in a more traditional plum tone, I thought that this was one of those stamps that could be used year round.  I mean seriously, would you really only want to colour her one time of the year?!

I used Copics to colour “Sugar Plum” to match some Doodlebug paper I had on hand from the Sugar Shoppe collection.  I wanted to see if I could create the effect of the two-tones materials that are sometimes used on  dance costumes.  I decided to keep the main part of her body suit pink, and then add a bit of the mauve on the sides.  It’s not perfect (perhaps more of the mauve?), but I think it works.  In any case, with that cute stamp, paper and ribbon from May Arts (you know I love my 3/4″ Twill Chevron), This card makes me smile!

Make sure you pop on over to the Tiddly Inks blog to check out the winner from our School Rules challenge, and to see all the other crafty inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!

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