Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tiddly Inks

It's a little hotter than 100 deg F outside here in No California.  Tooooooo HOT!  So, my solution - staying in my craft room obsessively coloring!  Gosh, I love it!

Yesterday, I saw that Tiddly Inks was doing a DT call.  I've always loved their images, so I decided to apply.

I downloaded a few of their adorable digi images and got to coloring.  This first one, using Tiddly Inks Molly, is my submission to their DT and to their current Tingo Challenge (using dies, a Tiddly Inks Image and some ribbon):

Isn't she fun??!  I used some Heartfelt Creations, Sugar Hollow Paper.  I also used some lace and some purple seam binding ribbon.  The girl is framed by a Spellbinders Labels 10, and I added a Tattered Lace doily die cut.  The flowers are die-cut Tim Holtz rolled flowers, and I finished the card off with some twine and pearls.  I love how she turned out.  Here's the Copic colors I used:

Skin:  E000, E01, E02, BV00
Hair:  E31, E33, E35
Clothes:  V12, V15, V18, YG00, YG03, G14, RV63, RV66
Shoes:  E43, E44, E33, E35

I wanted to do something a little different, so I used Tiddly Inks Girl's Best Friend, some Spellbinder's Celebra'tions paper, some twine, pearls and a button to make this card:

I really love her curly hair!  She is colored with these Copics:

Skin:  E50, E01, E11, BV00
Hair:  E41, E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes, BG53, BG57, R81, R83 (and a Molotow White Acrylic Paint Pen)
Doggie:  C1, C3, C5

Thanks for hanging with me through this long post!  And thanks for stopping by!  I'm going to have to straighten up the craft room a bit since I only have about a 5 in square to work on!  hehe

Craftily yours,


Friday, June 24, 2016

Birthday Girl

I'm just hooked on coloring.  I love everything about it.  I recently picked up a few stamps from Paper Nest Dolls.  Love these girls to color!  They are super cute!

AND I took a day off work, so I colored up this cutie; her name is Candle Avery.

I colored it with the following Copic Markers:
Skin:  E51, E21, E11, R21
Hair:  E50, E31, E35, E37
Clothes, YR12, YR14, YR15 (with accents from W0 and W2)
Candle:  R81, R83, BG11, BG12, Y13, YR14

The paper is from an old stack I had in my stash from Amy Tangerine.  Because I shopped from my stash, I am entering this into the Shopping Our Stash, Dress Challenge.  I am also entering it as my second entry into the Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Challenge.

Other items used:  Joy! Crafts Flower Die, Pearls, Timeless Twine, Spellbinders Medallion 4 and Labels 4

Craftily yours,


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bow WOW (Thanks for the Walk!)

Hi Everyone!  I'm posting up at Dare 2B Artzy today with a fun card that's perfect for me to give to the fabulous people who watch our dog when we have to kennel him - like when we go see fireworks.  Poor pup is terrified of fireworks!

I used Dare 2B Artzy Puppy Talk and Pet Lover Stamp Sets as well as their gorgeous Artzy Doodles paper.    To color him, I used the following Copic colors:
Dog:  E31, E33, E35, E4
Collar:  B95, B97, RV66, RV69

To add some texture to his fur, I spritzed a piece of a wash cloth with some blending solution and dabbed the colored image.  Neat effect, huh?!

And I decorated the inside with the absolutely perfect sentiment!

Have you "liked" Dare 2B Artzy on Facebook yet??!  You should!  There's beautiful inspiration there.  Be sure to check out all fo the Dare 2B Artzy Products here!

Craftily yours,


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sweet Butterfly Girl

I've recently completed my Intermediate Copic Certification!  Woo hoo!  I needed some MORE fun images to color, so I bought a mystery box (filled with amazing goodness) from Paper Nest Dolls and a few more dolls from Firefly Crafts during their grand opening.  I could not wait to color them up!

Here's Paper Nest Dolls, Butterfly Friend Avery!

I used the following Copics:
Skin:  E000, E21, E11, E13, R21
Hair:  Y21, E33, E35
Overlay Dress:  V12, V15, V17
Under Skirt:  R81, R83, YG03, YG07
Butterfly:  V15, R81, R83, YG03, YG07, E41, E43
Grass:  YG17, G17
Basket:  E31, E33, E35 and Flowers RV69, Y18

So much fun to color!  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations, Sugar Hollow.  I made the flowers with HC Birds and Blooms stamps and dies and some pearls.

It's been way too long since I've entered a challenge, so I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Firefly Crafts, Anything with Wings
Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Sugar Hollow

I recently purchased a bunch of the elements of the Heartfelt Creations Sugar Hollow Collection.  Gorgeous.  I decided to play with it for a Cut@Home Design Team post.    I'd also received the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Stamps and Dies, so I made flowers for my cards today.

Here's the first one I made.  I sure to love the purples!

Then, I made a tri-fold card:

Here's a couple pics of the inside:

Such a pretty collection!

Craftily yours,


Graphic 45 Altoids Mint Can Mini-Album

I finally get to share my Altoids Mint Can Mini-Album.  What?!  Yes indeedy, I made a mini-album that fit into an Altoids Mint Can.  It was a Cut@Home Design Team project, but I was waiting to share it here because it was a gift to my beautiful and smart niece for her graduation!  I used the re-released Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutants Collection.

Without further ado, here's my short video showing you the mini-album and how I made it:

I covered the can with chipboard and paper from the collection and added some twine and ribbon.  I also adorned all of the pages with UmWow Studio Butterfly Confetti.  Here's a pic of the outside of the can.

And when you open the can, this is what you see!

She's gorgeous, right?  I then cut some kraft cardstock into 2" x 3.25" pieces and made a tiny "scrapbook page" for each side.  I adhered them together with small paper hinges.  Here's a view of one side.

I used pictures from all phases of her life.  Here's a close-up of a few pages from the other side.

I really loved making this mini so much, that I'm going to do it again.  It's a perfect size for her to display on her dresser or tuck in a drawer.  I think she liked it.

Craftily yours,


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Let's Party

Hi Everyone!  I'm posting up at Dare 2B Artzy today!  I have been itching to ink up my Dare 2B Artzy Tangle Thanks Set.  It is seriously SO much fun to color.

Cool, huh?!  The sentiment (and box around it) are from the Dare 2B Artzy Fun Titles Set. I fussy cut out the box and popped it up to add some fun dimension.  See the close up:

The Copics I used to color this fun card are:

BV00, BV02, B93, B95, B97, V04, V06

Have you "liked" Dare 2B Artzy on Facebook yet??!  You should!  There's beautiful inspiration there.  Be sure to check out all fo the Dare 2B Artzy Products here!

Craftily yours,


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Graphic 45 Communique

Father's Day is coming.  No time like the present to get some cards done for pop!  I made the following cards for a Cut@Home blog post using Graphic 45 Communique Collection.

To see my complete supplies list and my video on these cards, be sure to check out my Cut@Home blog post!

Craftily yours,