April Round Challenge

Okay, I don’t know about the weather where you are, but I am just about done with it here.  No, scratch that.  I AM done with it here.  We just celebrated Easter with the coldest one on history since 1940 and I couldn’t be more ready for warmth and green!

So what’s a girl to do – create a craft that screams spring!  And given that it is challenge time over at Tiddly Inks, it seemed like a good time to get on that!  So I grabbed one of the cute new images from Christy called Light Up My Life and got down to it!

I coloured up the image with Copics to match some new Doodlebug paper I have from the Down on the Farm collection.  The warm, rich colours seemed like a great fit with these cute fireflies.  Would you believe I have never seen a firefly before – it’s actually on my bucket list.  But I did a quick search and then coloured away.  I think this will be an image I go back to again and again.

If you are looking for some crafty inspiration,. drop by the challenge blog and see what all the DT members have been up to.  And then, get your crafty on!  The theme of this month’s challenge is all about the “round”, so this time around, don’t be square!  Tiddly Inks Challenge

If it’s nice where you are, enjoy the weather and send some my way if you can!  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Magical Day

I am sure that it comes as no surprise that I love stamps!  If you have ever seen a post here at SCS, you will notice that colouring up a cute image is a way that I decompress, and putting them onto fun cards is the icing on the cake.  I don’t play favourites – give me an image I can colour and I am a happy crafter.

But every once and awhile, I come across a stamp that just steals my heart.  This new stamp from Tiddly Inks called Magical Day is just one of those stamps!

This stamp features one of Christy’s main characters – Wryn – dressed up for a day of imagination.  And together with her little frog prince and cute butterfly, I would argue that it can hardly get cuter than this!

I coloured up Wryn to match some new Doodlebug paper that I have kicking around the crafty table.  It features Copics mostly in the Red family (R81/83/85 for the top of her dress) and just a few colours as embellishments.

I hand lettered a little sentiment just to finish things off, finishing off the card with one of my favourite ribbons from May Arts.  I am not sure what occasion this card will be for, but it may just make its way onto a shelf in my crafty space in the meantime!

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Molly fun in March

Good morning craft peeps!  It may be a snowy day here in Calgary, but I swear that I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.  It may be Canada, but it can’t keep snowing forever, can it?

Just in case, I decided to create a card that was as springy as it could be!  This cutie is a stamp from Tiddly Inks called Molly Shares This month, we are hosting a challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog that features this adorable character named Molly.  There are a bunch of darling Molly images in the store, so make sure you check her out!

I grabbed my trusty Copics and decided you colour Molly up as a bit a redhead.  I worked with a base colour of E31, and layered my E11/E13/E15 combination on top. It’s not a high contrast look, but I really like the colour on here!  Her dress features the BG11/13 combination.

To finish off the card, I used some Doodlebug paper scraps matted on some textured cardstock and then topped off the card with some ribbon from May Arts.  I think it’s a fun multi-use card that’s great for the season (or the one I am hoping for anyway)

Make sure you pop on over to the challenge blog to check out the great inspiration from the DT members, and see all the cute Molly goodness.

Thanks for stopping by!

Soooo sweet!

Good morning crafty peeps and happy Saturday.  Let’s see – this weekend could not have come fast enough. But the good news is I now have a bit of time for a good rest and a bit of crafty fun!  Starting with some Tiddly Inks!

This cutie is one of Christy’s characters named Molly.  This particular version of Molly is a dig called Molly Treat.  I love colouring Molly’s hair…

 

…and I decided to give yellow a try for her dress.  It’s funny – yellow is not usually my go to colour for large sections of my stamps.  But I love how bright and fun it looks together with the Doodlebug paper.  I don’t know – what do you think?  Does yellow suit Molly?

Well, whatever you have planned this weekend, I hope it involved a rest, some crafting and maybe even a bit of a treat (perhaps not one as big as Molly’s, but a treat nonetheless)!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tiddly Inks Challenge – Anything Goes

It’s inspiration time for those of you who love to colour over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.   This month, the theme is “Anything Goes” so the only thing we have to worry about is getting crafty!  Let’s just say that while I like a good challenge theme, “anything goes” is one of my favourite!

For this cute fall inspired card, I decided to use a new set from Christy called Fun Animals.  

 This set is filled with all sorts of cute animals and great little sentiments to go with each.  You can mix and match them, add little details like the nut I used or even hearts and party hats.  This set is a great value – you could create any theme of card you could imagine for any time of the year!  If you love little fur babies, this set is for you!

 

I coloured up the cute squirrel with my Copics, focusing mostly on the warmer browns (E21/E23 for the body and E13/E15/E17/E18 for the tail).  I actually didn’t blend all the colours together on purpose to create a bit more of a cartoon look to this cutie with some harder edges for the shadows.  Together with the browns and oranges in the background paper (which happened to be from the scrap bin), I love that this is a card is a bit more on the fall tones.

But remember, this month, the theme is Anything Goes, so if you are not ready to embrace fall, grab your pastels or brights and create something that, well…isn’t “fall”.  Whatever you decide, I hope you do get crafty and upload a card to the challenge.  It’s always fun to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tiddly Time – August colour challenge

Hi everyone!  I have an apology to make!  I am a week behind on this post.  We went away on vacation last week and for some reason, I thought that I could have this one up after we got back.  Anyway, I was wrong – but I still wanted to get this cutie posted and to let you know that it’s challenge time over at Tiddly Inks stamps once again.  We are running challenges once a month right now, so there is still plenty of time to get your creation together and posted – even if I am a week behind! 😉

This month, the challenge is a pretty colour challenge.  This challenge, called Autumn Glow focuses on this pretty colour selection.  As always, remember that challenges themes are just for inspiration – it is a-okay to venture off in ant direction that the challenge sends you to – perhaps it makes you think of a particular stamp image rather than particular colours.  Whatever you decide – we can’t wait to see it!

For my card, I worked with a new image called Flower Fairy For You.

This cute Wryn image gives you lots of opportunities to play with colour combinations between the dress, flowers and ever the cute pup!  I coloured the image up with Copics, focusing mostly on the R81/R83 combination for the dress, which seemed like a more muted pink that went with the colour samples.  And while there wasn’t any yellow in the original colours, I though the orange tones for the shadows pulled it all together.

So, I better head off.  I have some other projects I need to get photographed and up on the blog too – apparently summer has become more about getting a bit behind rather than catching up and getting ahead of the game.  The good news is that I have some great summer memories to show for it!

Hope you are enjoying the summer!  Can’t wait to see any creations you decide to create for the challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Tiddly Inks – Patriotic

It’s July 4th, so very happy Fourth of July wishes to my neighbors to the south.  Up here in Canada, we just celebrated our 150th birthday, so I decided to take this month’s Tiddly Inks challenge as a little ode to both countries.

If you haven’t seen the challenge yet, make sure you pop on over to the blog, but this month, it’s all about being independence! And while you can interpret that in all sorts of ways, I couldn’t ignore my countries birthday, and today’s special one for the US. So I decided to colour up one of my favourite digis called “Minnie” with some Canadian colours – good old red and white (with some tourquoise glasses to match my daughter’s), and then top her off with some fun red, white and blue colours from Doodlebug’s Yankee Doodle collection.

I think it’s a fun, playful card that is perfect for any occasion…like posting on my blog on July 4th!

I know the weather is beautiful right now, but we hope you will consider joining us for this month’s challenge!  Remember, with a great, general theme like “independence” you can go in all sorts of directions with your project.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!