Hey, Officer...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hi there! I've got a really quick post for you today. A friend who likes to incorporate the traditional and modern anniversary gifts in her husband's gift and card has asked me to make her card for the past 3 years, here: 9th anniversary, 10th anniversary, 11th anniversary. This is her 12th anniversary, and the gifts for this one are linen, silk, and pearls. A tough one! 
Her husband is in law enforcement, and she loved this image from The Stamping Chef for her card for him this year. ;) I colored it up with Copics, added silver Stickles to the belt. For the "gifts," I used a linen textured card base, sewed the sides of the striped designer paper with red silk thread, and used silver flat pearls as embellishments on the banner as well as a small one on her hat. I printed the sentiment using Word.
I left the inside blank so she could add a personal message. ;) I hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by, and, Hey!...Enjoy the rest of your week! 8~D

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
TSC Challenge #47: Anything Goes
Viva la Verve September 2014 Week 2 Sketch Challenge
613 Avenue Create Challenge #89: Anything Goes
Paper Issues: Anything Goes With Whisker Graphics
TCP Tuesday #275: Anything Goes

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Fairy Fun with Tiddly Inks!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's Tiddly Inks Challenge time! And, this week we're having fun with fairies!
I used the Willow the Tooth Fairy digital stamp for my card today. She's printed on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. I printed just the flying teeth and coin an extra time so I could pop them up with foam tape and 3-D glue.

I hope you'll link up and join in the fun with us! Tiddly Inks has dozens of cute fairy stamps to choose from, so you're bound to find one (or more!) that you love! ;) And, be sure to visit the rest of the DT to see their Fairy Fun creations, too! 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a Fairy Fun week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve September 2014 Week 1 Sketch Challenge
613 Avenue Create Challenge #89: Anything Goes
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Wishing Well
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #229: Use an Embossing Folder

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Two Littles--Tiddly Inks Fabulous Friday!

Friday, September 12, 2014


Hi Everyone! Today is Fabulous Friday at Tiddly Inks, and I have used two of the cutest "Little" guys to make gift tags for a friend's twin boys, who have birthdays coming up soon: Little So and So & Little Hopper-Toadally Amazing.
After printing them onto X-Press It Blending Card, I simply die cut them, colored with Copics, drew in their mouths, added a little transparent Paper Pen to the eyes, including the big froggy eyes, and added random dots with Paper Pens to the backgrounds, leaving enough clean space to be able to write the names of the recipients to the cards. The images are backed with layers of die cut cardstock, and I used foam tape to separate the top two layers from the bottom two. Easy peasy! 

I'm actually in Virgina right now, visiting with my sweet friend, Deborah Anton! It's her boys who have birthdays next week. Happy Birthday, Boys!!!

Be sure to visit the rest of the Tiddly Inks Design Team to see their beautiful creations! I'm still pinching myself over being on the team with all those talented ladies! And, there's still time to enter the current Tiddly Inks Pop of Color Challenge, too! 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a Fabby Friday!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #88: Anything Goes
Paper Issues: Tell Me Dies, Tell Me Sweet Little Dies
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #228: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge # 207 - Let's Hear It For The Boys

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What You Believe In--New Tiddly Inks Images!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hi Everyone! It's time for a new week, and what better way to start it than with some fabulous New Tiddly Inks digital images! Christy's new Halloween Fairy Tale images are so cute, and you can make them spooky or sweet, depending on how you color them. 
There are four new images in the new release, and I used three of them for this card, the Dark Queen, White Queen, and Drago. I also used one of the Princess Castles, a foggy background image, a checkerboard background image, and a text background to create a fun fairy tale scene. Since these are all digital images, I was able to resize, flip, and layer them in my photo editing program (I use Paint Shop Pro X6) until it was exactly what I wanted, then I added a colored translucent layer over the checkerboard and text backgrounds to give it color. The castle, dragon, and queen images were colored with Copics. I added Glossy Accents to the wrap around the Dark Queen's waist to give it a patent leather look, and to the top of her staff. It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but I used a gold Spica pen on the White Queen's collar and waist, and clear Wink of Stella to both queen's eyes. To color the castle, I used the chisel end of my Copics to randomly make "bricks" on the castle walls and "shingles" on the roof turrets. The Dylusions sentiment is heat embossed, and continued on the inside of the card.

After sponging Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink heavily around the edge of the image panel, I matted it with a piece of lavender cs, then popped that up with foam tape onto a piece of smoky blue cs. 
The continuation of the sentiment is heat embossed on the inside of the card, and I added a lavender flourish die cut, just to bring a bit more color inside.

Now, how about a little fairy tale fun for yourself? All these images and more are available now in the Tiddly Inks Shop, and you can see the gorgeous DT samples, using these images, here! Oh, and, dont' forget...you've still got time to enter our Pop of Color Challenge, too!

Have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs Challenge SPD08: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #88: Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #228: Anything Goes

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Tiddly Inks Poppy Color Challenge #140

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hi there, blog friends! Hope you had a great weekend (and a long one for my U.S. friends!). I haven't been blogging too much in the past couple of months, but starting today, I plan to post more regularly. And, for a very good reason...I am now a member of the Tiddly Inks Design Team, and this is my first official Tiddly Inks DT post!!! YAY! Thank you, Christy, for inviting me to join the team, and to the entire team, including the departing members, for the warm and friendly welcome! 

It wasn't hard to choose an image to use for my first Tiddly Inks post. The email invitation I received to join the DT was definitely Happy Mail for me! And the colors in this week's Poppy Color Challenge are happy, as well!
One of the things I love about digital stamps is how easy it is to create a scene with layering--no masking necessary! Wryn, the mailbox, the bird, and the sentiment are all separate images when you get them. I printed the digi's on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copics. I couldn't resist giving Wryn a few freckles to go with her red hair. ;)
Here's a look at the inside. It seems to have a little bit of a pink tint all over, that I just couldn't get out without losing the other colors. Reds and pinks are so hard to photograph!

I hope you'll join us in the Tiddly Inks Poppy Color Challenge, and be sure to visit the rest of the DT to see their beautiful creations, too!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve August 2014 Week 3 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #87: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge #72: Bingo (Die Cut, Bow, Color Blue)
Paper Issues: Tell Me Dies, Tell Me Sweet Little Dies
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #227: Use a Digi

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