Some bunny loves you!

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Okay, I will admit it.  I have a soft spot for anything crafty that happens to be cute (I know, I know, you are shocked right?)  I always have.  I remember as a teenager, I was a huge fan of Suzie’s Zoo.  So, it is no surprise that this great digital stamp from Tiddly Inks is one of my favouites.  Called Mini and Many friends, this digi is actually one of four that you get in the set – all just as cute as the others!

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Although I had fun colouring up this digi with Copics, this is a great stamp for those of you who are not as comfortable with colouring.  There are not very big sections that need colour, and I have a feeling that this would look great in black and white as well.  Team it up with some cute paper (like Sugar Shoppe from Doodlebug), and you will have a cute card together in no time!

To make things even easier, we actually have a sketch up over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog for you to use!  Team it up with a Mini digi or any other from Tiddly Inks and you are all set.  Oh and remember – it doesn’t have to be a card! Make sur eyou check out all the great inspiration from the team over on the blog.

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Using Sketches for card making

Today, it is my turn to share a little Krafty Tip/tutorial for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, and given how much I know you card makers love to use sketches, I thought I would share a little tip for using sketches in different ways.

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Recently, Kraftin’ Kimmie used this sketch for one of our September challenges, and I thought it was really simple, but packed with possible variations.  One of the thing I love about sketches is that they can make the card making process really quick!  And the great news is that with a bit of “fidgiting”, you can make a whole collection of cards that look totally different using the same sketch.

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This was the first version I cam e up with, using one of my favourite stamps from the “Happy Haunting” set and some paper from Doodlebug. For this version, I followed the sketch layout pretty closely, just changing the position of the bow and the shape of oval to accommodate the image I chose.  I think it’s a super cute version!

Sketch-2But then I though I would have some fun and see what would happen if I turned the image 90 degrees to the right.  I actually tend to work in landscape a lot because I like the way that the card stands, so turning the image really worked!  All the pieces are exactly the same as they are in the first version – same size, same placement.  The only thing that changed was the direction of the image.  I love that this version shows off a bit more of the paper too!

Sketch-3The last version is simply a stretched out version of the orginal sketch.  Since I still wanted to try another landscape version, I simply took the sketch and extended it out on the sides and pinched it a bit top and bottom.  Again, all the pieces are in the same places, but now the dimensions of them are a bit different (wider than longer).  I really love the balance of shapes and sizes in this one, and it was the one that made the final cut!

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So there you have it – one sketch 3 different ways with minimal changes!  Image using this technique to crank out your Christmas cards this year – each one would be totally unique, but you would have them done in no time flat!

I hope this little tip has inspired you to get krafty! Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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Good morning Krafty Friends!  It’s Saturday, so that means it is challenge time over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, and this is a great one because hostess Tangii has given us a sketch to work with today!

I love sketch challenges because they often get me using my supplies in new ways.  I happen to be one of those crafters that usually likes things straight across or up and down – somehow things look “wrong” to me when I try to put them at and  angled or haphazard.  But as soon as I saw this sketch, I knew it could totally work for me!  It seemed balanced and I loved the way the diagonal l seemed to point to the stamp – in this case one of my favourites from the You Know Whooo set.  I coloured the image up with Copics to match this pretty paper from Simple Stories, and then topped it off with a bit of ribbon from May Arts.

So there you have it!  I hope you will consider joining us for the challenge.  We always love seeing what you create!  Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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Clowning Around with Beatrix and Bijou!

I have to admit that sometimes my life feels like a bit of a circus – so many things going on!  But just like the circus, there is so much fun and joy, and definitely something for everyone!!

That also is also the case for this month’s Kraftin Kimmie release from artist  Annie Rodrigue!  This month we have a unique twist on a common theme…… CIRCUS GIRLS!!! Prepare to be amazed by the greatest show on earth !!!! (Cue the big top music!)

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This beauty, named Beatrix, and her little pal Bijou were a fun challenge for me.  I wanted to create a white-faced clown without making it look like I had just forgotten to colour her face (don’t laugh…that’s exactly the kind of thing I would do)!!!  So with a bit of E000 around the edges  and some shading with my trusty C3, I hope I did this lovely from Annie justice!

Just wait ’til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Arielle, Beatrix with her dog Bijou, Clementine, Esmerelda, Godiva and Ruby the Ringmistress!!

It’s another incredibly fun release!!

Challenge 158Check out all the amazing creations on today’s hop in combination with this week’s challenge!! The lovely ALICE is our hostess this week and her challenge features a fantastic SKETCH!! Use the sketch she has provided as inspiration for your card or scrapbook page! And the random winner of this week’s challenge will receive the new ARIELLE, as featured on Alice’s gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week’s challenge and share your inky creations!!!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you’re visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky ladies are each going to WIN a package of today’s stamps!! Woohoo!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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