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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Happy Labour Day!

Happy Labour Day everyone! When I was growing up, Labour Day was always our last day of summer holidays- although I was always the kind of kid that was really happy to be back in school.  And while back to school actually starts before Labour Day now, we do have a little one in our family that is starting this week.  My youngest is heading to kindergarten!  And what better way to celebrate her new adventure than a little card to go with a couple of books I picked up for her!

This card features a fun digi stamp from Tiddly Inks called Avenger-A Plus.  She reminds me so much of my youngest – ready to take on anything…with a whirlwind of flying papers behind her!  I coloured the image to match the colourful Doodlebug paper (man, I cannot get enough of doodlebug colurs), and just did some really simple layering.


It’s a simple card that I hope will bring a smile to her face on her big day!


Have a great holiday everyone!

Back to School bookmark

I know many kids have gone back to school already, but here in Calgary, we are looking towards next week with eager hearts!  Actually, today’s project is a bit funny to me.  While a bookmark screams “back to school”, the reality is that I do way more reading when school is out than I do when the school year is plugging along (unless you count professional reading which just isn’t quite as fun to celebrate with a cute bookmark.  But it is challenge time at Tiddly Inks, and the challenge is Back to School, and bookmarks still DO scream back to school, so here we go!


I actually came across this image in the Tiddly Inks store one time totally by accident, and it has become one of my favourites for teacher gifts and cards.  Simply called “teacher”, it is easy to colour and oh so cute!  I teamed her up with some Doodlebug “Back to School” paper (because it is a back to school challenge after all) and then created a fun tassel with twine (I really need to do a tutorial on these).  August-23-cu

I’m not sure if I am keeping this one for myself or giving her away, but since I still have a week before I need to put on my work pants again, I have time!

Make sure to check out all the other great inspiration projects up on the blog today and consider joining the challenge. Celebrate sending the kids back, or scrap those back to school photos!  Whatever you choose, include a TI image and you are all set.  In the meantime, I am gong to go and put my feet back up and have another coffee.  One week…

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Underwater fun! Peanut Butter and Jellyfish


Ummm – this has to be about the cutest jelly fish I have ever seen.  And of course, what does a Jelly Fish like to eat? Peanut butter! Yup that’s right – this darling image from Tiddly Inks features the cutest little jelly fish holding a jar of peanut butter that you ever have seen!  

Aug-19-cuAs usual, I used my Copics to colour this image – using my BG11/BG13/BG15 cmbination as the base.  I actually use this combination more often to outline images, so this was a fun challenge for me.  I added in a bit of the lilac colour (BV000/BV01/BV02) over top to give that illusion of transparency while still keeping the colours really saturated.  if you like colouring hair on other stamps, you will love tackling the appendages on this cutie too!

I teamed up the image with a pretty set of paper from Doodlebug called Sugar Shoppe.  I used this paper as an inspiration for my oldest daughter’s birthday this summer so I will have more to show you with this one soon.  It’s a great combination of colours (as Doodlebug does so well) and pretty patterns.  At the same time, it is very versatile – not sure it was meant to be used for an underwater themed project, but I think it works great!

Well, that’s it for me today!  Have a great Friday and thanks for stopping by!