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.


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!



Wryn – BBQ Queen


Good morning everyone!  It is another smokey summer day here in Calgary, and I have a little BBQ inspiration for you from Tiddly Inks (although I swear all the smoke here in Calgary is not caused by our BBQ)!  Earlier in the summer, Christy released some new images at Tiddly Inks, and Wryn The BBQ Queen is one of my favourites!  I coloured her up with my Copics to match some really cute paper from Pebbles called Fun in the Sun.  I have used it a lot this summer!  I topped the card off with just a bit of eyelet from May Arts for some texture and a pop of white for contrast.  I love the colours on this card!

While we are talking about Tiddly Inks, I wanted to remind you that we have a challenge going on right now over at the challenge blog – Have a Heart!  There are so many great images that would fit into this challenge – like the adorable one I used on the card called Wryn – Happy Heart.


The great part about challenges is that the theme is just for inspiration – if you don’t have a TI image with a heart, there are lots of other ways to participate int he challenge!  Add a heart button or embellishment, use some heart paper or even doodle a heart somewhere on your card.  We love seeing your creations, so make sure to join in and link up!

Well, I am off to work!  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!



You are my Sunshine Summer Song Challenge

Up here in Calgary, we have had a lot of sunshine this summer (a bit too much actually), so when Tiddly Inks decided to go with “Summer Song” as the challenge this week, I decided to pick one of the favourite songs of both of my daughters.  It’s a not a “summer” song per se,  but it’s definitely a favourite in our house!Swing-full July 21


This card was created with one of my favourite stamps called Wryn- Swinging By.  My youngest daughter is always hanging upside down, climbing and jumping off of things, etc. so I love having a stamp that I can use for her that shows energy, movement a bit of that energetic spirit she has.  I don;t think that is easy to capture in an image, but I think Christy nailed it with this image.

Swing-closeupAs usual, I used my trusty Copics to colour her up (I need some refills by the way – anyone know of a good Canadian online supplier?) to match some leftover pieces of Doodlebug paper I had from the Happy Harvest collection.  Layering small pieces is a great way to use up some of those scraps that you just can’t bear to part with as your stack dwindles!  The sentiment was hand-lettered with my trusty Sakura pen with just a bit of extra doodling to give more of an illusion of movement.  I sure love this little cutie.

So, as usual, you are most humbly invited to join this weeks challenge 162 over at Tiddly Inks!  We always love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Canada Day!

O-Canada-frontO-Canada-closeupHappy Canada Day everyone!  Whether you are in Canada or not, it’s a great day to celebrate!

Given that I happen to be a “scrappy Canuck”, I couldn’t let the holiday pass without at least a little bit of craftiness, so I decided to use the super cute new stamp from Tiddly Inks called “Patriotic Wryn” for a little card.  This version of Wryn actually comes as a bonus image when you purchase the digi called Wryn The BBQ Queen (and I’ll have that one to show you later in the week).  The generic flag makes her perfect for celebrating all sorts of events – whether it’s the celebration of a country, a sports team, or even a birthday – just pick your colours and you are set to go!  I grabbed some Doodlebug paper and some May Arts eyelet and velvet ribbon to finish off this red and white bonanza!

I am off to celebrate with a bit of BBQing myself, so if you are a fellow Canadian, I hope you have the chance to put your feet up today and take a few minutes to give thanks for this great country we call home.  And to everyone else, go ahead and have some poutine on us!  On Canada Day, the calories don’t count!