Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tiddly Catch Up

Wow.... Things didn't get any smoother in my life, but at least I did have a chance to get into my craft room for a day and have some Tiddly fun!!!!

So, to catch up (because I'm a bad bad bad DT member this month), my first project to share is for the new challenge over at Tiddly Inks.  Our them this time around is "mini".  It's kind of fun to work in the small scale!

I created 25 of these ATC's for the Texas Coloring Retreat earlier this year, but never shared my make on my blog.  I thought it would be a great one to share for this challenge.  I used the adorable image "Wryn Howdy Cowgirl"

I put her on a background of frayed bandanna material, added some twine for a rope, a couple of gold stars, a fun sentiment and then finished it off with some hand doodling.  I thought it fitting since we were headed to Texas for our retreat!

Now for my second make that should have been posted last Friday (ops, too busy playing with the grandbaby....=)

I used the wonderful image Danni and Danny, then paired it with some colorful design papers.  I used a great die cut from Memory Box to cut the sentiment out of both a DP and out of the image itself... Then just placed the DP one into the opening created on the image... It's a fun technique to add some pizzazz to your sentiment.

Now it's time for you to join in the fun and show us what you can created "mini-style".  Link it up over at Tiddly Inks (remember you must use a Tiddly image to be eligible for the prizes). 

I would like to enter the Thank You card in the following challenges:

Love to Scrap - color scheme - springtime
Craft Room Challenge - green inspiration
Paper Makeup Stamps - die cuts/stamps
That Craft Place - anything goes
CraftyCatz - summer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Clearing the cobwebs....

Wow, life has taken its toll on my time here... This month has had some serious challenges and I think it caught up with me for sure.  I haven't had the energy to do anything in the craft room and when I tried, well.... let's just say it's been a struggle.  My mojo has definitely left the building, but I know that my crafting time will help ease the stresses of life.  So my goal for this weekend is to get back to it and turn out some new projects...

For now I wanted to share a quick and easy card I created for the latest Tiddly Inks Challenge - BFF.  

I used a rubber stamp from the set called Bloom Beautifully.  I added a simple sentiment, then used my watercolors to create the background and add a touch of color to the stamped image.  I finished off the simple look with a doodled border around the edge.  Simple for sure, but I like the whimsical look!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Paper Makeup Stamps - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tiddly Inks - new release

Just a quick post today to show off a card I created with one of the new released stamps at Tiddly Inks...

This one is using one of the images from the new set called "Monkey Around".  There are a bunch of images that come with this set and so many things you could do with them.

By the way, you really need to go check out the store... Christy is offering an amazing sale right now.  So, hop over and take advantage!!!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs - Bright and funky colors
Artistic Impressions - Anything goes/summer fun

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tiddly Sketch and Challenge

Our challenge this week at Tiddly Inks is an easy one... Time to jump start your card with this great sketch by our one and only Lou.  I don't use them often enough, but sketches make the design process so easy-peasy.

I chose this adorable stamp from the set called Danni and Danny.  You get two great images for the price of one on this set - you gotta love that!  I paired it with a cute sentiment and then all I had to do was follow the sketch.  

Jump over to the site to see each DT members take on the sketch.  It always amazes me how versatile the same sketch can become when used by someone different.

I would like to enter this sketch in the following challenges:

Lexi's Creations - For a friend
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tiddly Inks - Release and Sale

There is a small mini-release over at Tiddly Inks with several adorable new stamps...and the promise of another larger release coming soon.  And also, make sure you check out the Father's Day freebies and releases that came out earlier this week.  If you check the post, you'll also see that Christy is offering a wonderful discount on digital stamps.  It's a great week to go shopping at Tiddly Inks!

I want to share this adorable little stamp I colored up from the "Ricky Hanging Around" set.  I combined it with a sentiment stamp from Whimsy that fit this image perfectly.  It's simple, but oh so cute.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything goes
Crafty Bloggers - Bingo - Die cut, image, patterned paper
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/Inspired by a song - Who let the dogs out?
Stamping Sensation - Animal antics

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A little make to share from Whimsy

Just a quick share today to show off this cutie.  She is called Maya and is part of the new release over at Whimsy Stamps.  Sylvia Zet is the artist and her stuff is so unique and adorable.  I love coloring the images as they just make me happy.  I added several die cuts with this one - the ones on the bottom are from Lawn Fawn (the grass) and Memory Box (the flower border) and the frame is a Spellbinders.  The sentiment stamp is part of the Whimsy release and called Life's Moments and is die cut using the Fancy Label Die.  It's a simple layout, but with very cool results!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Craft-room Challenge - Things with wings
Paper Makeup - Flowers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/things with wings
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tiddly Challenge Time - Pastels

It's challenge time over at Tiddly Inks again... and this time around we are looking to see your creations using pastel colors.  

I colored up this beauty from the Buggs Mega Collection... So many adorable images in one place and for just about any occasion.  Isn't she too cute?  I love her curly hair!  

My second card to share should have been posted last week, but Friday got away from me.  It showcases the adorable new image called Wyrn Sunny Day on an easel card.  I love the way this turned out, so cheery and bright.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I would like to enter the top card in the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Craft-room Challenge - Things with wings
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/things with wings
Sentimental Sunday - Things with wings
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
That Crafty Place - Ribbon/lace

Friday, May 23, 2014

Another prize opportunity from Whimsy

Here we are again - back for another new release blog hop from Whimsy Stamps.  There are still lots of prizes up for grabs!  So, make sure you hop along and leave lots of love along the way.  The winners will be posted on the website on Saturday!

I'm sharing with you a card I made with a new stamp from Time for Tea.  J. Davies does such wonderful work and I find coloring her images so easy and enjoyable.

This is one of those images that could be used for just about any occasion.  She is called "Sunflower".  I left the front without a sentiment so that I could add the sentiment inside when the time was right to give this one away.  She is colored with my Copics, the edges distressed a little and then added to some DP's with lace and ribbon.  I finished off the look with some antique photo turns.  Quick and easy one this time around!

Alright then... it's hopping time for you.  Here's where you need to go today and don't forget to leave some lovin' for the chance at the prizes!

Jodi - you're here