Road trip (I wish)

Hello crafty peeps!  It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so that means it’s challenge time over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog.  That also means that I get to share some inspiration for this month’s theme – Road Trip!

Now, I am just coming off of a week off of work, so you would think that I might have road trip story up me sleeve.  The truth is that this little holiday didn’t really include any such adventures.  So, for inspiration for this challenge, I tried to think about where I would have liked to have gone…and that simply included a place that was warm enough that I could have some fun swimming with my girls! Give that, out came the adorable new digi from Tiddly Inks called Wryn Beach Party 

Yup – if I could have, I would have pulled out the flip flops and floaties and driven somewhere where they would have been useful.  But since that wasn’t the case, I grabbed my Copics and made use of those instead! Matching the image to some Pebbles Fun in the Sun paper, creating this little card was enough to take me away – if not in body, definitely in spirit!

Now it’s your turn.  So get crafty (and don’t forget to consider the theme in your work).  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Animal Magic

Good morning everyone!  It’s a chilly morning here in Calgary, so I am hoping to warm up a little bit by sharing a a hug…

…a little hug in the form of a Tiddly Ink!  It’s challenge day again, and this time we are working with the theme of “Animal Magic“.  Lately, my oldest daughter has been all about owls, so I though that Owlways Love You would be a great little image to colour up!

It’s no secret that Christy’s character Wryn is one of my favourites, and I love the detail and unusual shape of this image in particular!  I used the E11-18 family for both the branch and her hair, and then played a bit with colours on the owls to match the Doodlebug paper that I chose for the card base (these ones happen to be from the Sweet Treats collection).  It’s a great image for a last minute card (not that we ever have to make those, right?) because, while there are a lot of fun details, there is actually not a lot of space to colour.  And really, who would appreciate the war hug?

So, for the challenge this month:

use any Tiddly Inks animal image
 (Cats-birds-dogs..anything with an animal in) 

and there are number for you to choose from! Link it up on the blog post, and you are all set to go!  And remember, you have a full month now to enter the challenge, so no excuses!  Remember, this cutie is a breeze to colour up!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Holly Jolly Molly

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Good morning crafty friends!  If you are feeling a little under the weather right ow like we all are in my house, I have a little card today that will hopefully bring some smiles!

molly-closeupIt’s challenge time at Tiddly Inks (our last on of the year), and I decided to use one of Christy’s newest images – Holly Molly!  Isn’t she sweet with those little fairy wings? I coloured her up with Copics to match some Doodlebug paper, but besides her hair and the bow there actually want’t too much colouring on this one!  She’s a great one if you still have to make some last minute cards – like me!!

Oh, one last thing!  While there is sad news over on the challenge blog, there are also some details about a cute freebie!  So, while you head over to see all the inspiration and to enter the challenge, don’t forget to check for that too!

Well, I am off to make lunches!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Feet jammies!

Both of my little girls have always loved “feet jammies” – you know, the pajamas that go all the way down and cover up your feet.  Now I have no idea how they can stand them – the idea of anything covering my feet at night makes me squirm (and oddly enough, anything covering the little ones feet any other time also makes her squirm).  But they love their feet jammies, and at 7 and 5, they both still get a pair every year at Christmas!

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elf-closeupSo when Christy put out this new digi at Tiddly Inks, I couldn’t wait to make it into a Christmas card.  This new character is called Molly, and this particular image is Sweet Dreams Molly.  I coloured her up with Copics in really simple colour scheme actually – just pink, green, red and grey and placed her on top of some fun Doodlebug paper (this collection is Sugarplums).  I topped off the card with a May Arts bow and the card was all set for my Christmas mailing (which I actually better get done this weekend)!

I think this one might be my favourite Christmas card this year!

Don’t forget that it is Fabulous Friday over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, so the design team has all sorts of inspiration to get you in the crafting spirit.  And our most current challenge is still open so you have a few days to get in on that as well!

Okay, my Fitbit is buzzing so I better get the rest of my day started!  Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

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