Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tiddly Inks Frosty Feeling Penguins

Hello! A new challenge begins today over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. We want to see cards and projects that bring on a Frosty Feeling, so think blues, purples, silver snowflakes and ice.


My make for this challenge uses the new Be Cool and Love Each Other Penguins freebie. I was inspired by this watercolored penguin by SlaviART.


I colored the image with Copics:


Once I had my coloring done, I trimmed out the image with my stitched rectangle dies and then mounted several layers of them together to give the card some dimension and stability. Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet distress inks were blended onto the blue card base layer and also onto the top layer of the sentiment.


The coordinating shadow die cut was cut from 120# Neenah Solar White Cardstock and then a thin layer of Nuvo Glimmer Paste was applied to give it a wonderful sparkle. A few blue and clear rhinestones finish off the card front.

Also, this inside sentiment from another stamp set fit the theme perfectly:


Now it's your turn! Link up your Frosty Feeling projects for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Tiddly Inks shop. If you need more design team inspiration, you can also see what my teammates have been up to this week. They really got into this one!!

Lou | Delphine | Faye | Jan | Karen | Kecia | Larissa | Lisa | Lucianna | Lysa | Nancy | Portia | Zoe
Cheri | Dan | Daria | Sadia | Sandie | Silvia

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Bake Me Up Birthday Card

Hi, everyone! Today is Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and my card features the lovely Bake Me Some Love digital stamp.


The design for this card really evolved over the few hours I had to work with. I started out thinking I would use the oval die cut piece that was stamped with the diagonal stripes but in the end, I used the negative. The striped frame is popped up with foam tape which also allowed me to add the die cut balloon between the layers. I love how it comes off the edge too!!


Wryn is colored with Copics, fussy cut, and also popped up with foam tape in places. I strategically placed the foam tape to help secure the twine balloon string.


I blended cracked pistachio and evergreen bough distress ink onto the birthday flag to coordinate with Wryn's leggings. It's hard to see in the photo but the flag also has a dusting of sheer sparkle spritz on top.


Remember, you can see more projects created from the design team on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. It's time to get crafty this weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Lazy Afternoon

Hi everyone! Today I have a special retirement card to share that I made for my father-in-law. He retired last week after working 30+ years with the St. Catherines, Ontario transit system in Canada.


I colored the Lazy Afternoon rubber stamp from Lili of the Valley with Copics and then die cut the panel with my stitched rectangle dies. I also blended on some tumbled glass distress ink along the top portion of the image to represent the sky. The image is mounted on a panel of kraft cardstock blended with vintage photo and gathered twigs distress inks. The edge of the banner is also blended with distress inks and stamped in baked brown sugar dye ink. Everything is mounted on a white A2 top-folding card base.




These LOTV images are so adorable!! I haven't used them in a while so it was nice to pull this one out of my crafty stash. This little guy is just chillin' on the hillside taking an afternoon nap with his newspaper. The joys of retirement!! 😉

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Thanks Shaker Card

Hello! A new challenge begins today over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. We want to express gratitude to those whom we are thankful for so it's time to get busy making Thank You cards and projects.

Tiddly Inks: For the Birds

My make for this challenge is a card that I made for a good friend of mine from high school. 


We recently celebrated our 20-year reunion and my friend, Alexis, is now the Assistant Principal of the high school we attended. As a member of the reunion planning committee, we thought it would be great to offer a tour of the high school because it has undergone many renovations since our days there. Alexis offered to arrange the tour and he was indeed the perfect tour guide. No one else could have done it better! My classmates and I truly enjoyed taking a walk down memory lane.


I used Jennifer McGuire's tutorial for making a floating image shaker card as inspiration for the design. First, I added the word THANKS to the For the Birds image and then colored it with Copics.


I created the frame by nesting two stitched rectangle dies together. Taping the two dies together  with washi tape before running it through my Big Kick kept all of the frames uniform. I created the background using the Tim Holtz splatters stencil with blueprint sketch distress ink.


During the frame construction, I suspended the image with fishing line and added an assortment of blue and gold sequins in our school colors.

Here's another look at the finished product.


Now it's your turn! Link up your Thank You projects for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Tiddly Inks shop. If you need more design team inspiration, you can also see what my teammates have been up to this week. They rock!!


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Friday, November 11, 2016

Tiddly Inks Winter Wryn

Hi, everyone! Today is Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and my card features the lovely Winter Wryn. When you purchase this digi, you get two different images and a sentiment!

Winter Wryn


All decked out in sparkles, she is ready for the holidays because we all know how quickly they seem to get here this time of year. I used sparkle sheer shimmer spritz on both the card base and the white stitched hillside cover. Wow! This spritz is gorgeous in person!! 

I also added sparkle to Wryn using my Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen and diamond stickles to the hills.


The card base is cut from Old Olive cardstock and the tree images on the background panel are stamped with Old Olive ink. Wryn is colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped up with dimensionals.


Remember, you can see more projects created from the design team on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. It's time to get crafty this weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!

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