Lydia Burton Chibi

Are you ready for some more Tim Burton goodness? The next Burton Chibi we have to show is Lydia and if you’ve already been to the SBS Blog then you’ve already seen the fabulous inspiration from the other design team and know that this is one versatile gal. 😀 There’s no work necessary to convert her… as you can see, she also make a perfect birthday card!

The image is Lydia Burton Chibi from Simply B Stamps which will be released tomorrow! The card was cut from the book looking Spellbinder’s label. The left side was folded and placed just inside the diecut so it could be a card. I used white paper and cut the other smaller shape for the inside to look like a book.

The rest of the card was put together with odds and ends from the table… you know, all those things that I’m too lazy to put oaway or find homes for?! Yep, those! I’ve had the party hat stickers on my desk since before Christmas if you can believe that. LOL

If you like this image just wait until the next one! I’m so excited and you’ll NEVER guess which Tim Burton character it’s going to be! LOL In fact, if you can then I’ll offer a random winner a free digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Just leave your comment below and you have until 8:00 pm Central US Time today to add your guesses. 😀 I’ll post the winner on Friday with the SBS Blog Hop. Good luck!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenge:

Rupunzel Playing

I’ve had this page on the docket for a while and finally finished it this week. ;D The image is “Rupunzel Playing” from A Day for Daisies and she was so fun to color – just look at all that hair! My kids have been enamored with the movie Tangled so I’ve been getting my weekly dose on a daily basis. LOL So that’s one of the reasons I went with brown hair.

I created this for the “It’s a TWINE Thing” challenge at A Day for Daisies and used Baker’s twine in three different areas. First is a general wrap around the base then two areas I have used eyelets and threaded the twine in a crossing stitch.

I went to add a lot of texture to her hair but ended up getting a blending effect. I think next time I’ll work on the lightest colors and build up to the darkest. However, I was able to create creases in her nightgown without too many problems so I’d still call it a success.

The rest of the page was decorated with gems, dragonflies, brads and chippies. The sentiment stamp is a Kid’s Quote from Inkadinkado which are always fun to use. ;D


It’s another challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and this week we have an interesting challenge for you – we want to have your image go “outside the diecut!” What does that mean? Well, if you read my post from yesterday then you got a sneak peek! ;D

On this project I used Sugar from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen for the die. I stamped and colored my image first then placed my diecut on top to get the position. Then before sending it through the cutting press I cut around the parts I wanted to keep and flipped them on the top.

I love this technique and I think it fills out the card nicely without taking up the whole front. We have lots of inspiration to look at so make sure you head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and take a gander! 😀 Happy Coloring!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenge:

Craft Your Passion Away Challenge #69 – anything goes
Crafty Cardmaking Challenge #50 – use butterflies
iCopic Challenge Week #41 – skin tones
Make it Monday #48 – anything goes
Woodware USA Challenge #37 – anything goes

Catch a Falling Star

Is this song stuck in your head yet? All I had to do was look at the image and I’ve been singing “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day” all week! LOL The image is “Little Darlings: Catch a Falling Star” sold by Love to Stamp and was a fun image to work with.

I created another one-layer card with inspiration from Jen on the borders. I also colored this one with Prismacolor Pencils on Kraft cardstock and it’s getting easier for me. Now I just need to get familiar with the colors so I know what I’m mixing together.

Have a great weekend!

Cookie Bugg & Autumn Bugg

It’s another Tuesday and we have a great challenge at Tiddly Inks to get your week started! The challenge for you is to create something with the theme “Sugar and Spice with a Twist!” We want you to make a sarcastic or humorous. ;D

I took this as the perfect opportunity to use a new sentiment I found from Inkadinkado – this one says “It’s fun to grow up because TV and cookies stop being bad for you.” I created a scene to go with it using Cookie Bugg for the grown up and Autumn Bugg for the little kid (the rebellious disgruntled kid, of course). Then I colored in some expressions on their faces to match.

I’d have to say I totally cracked up laughing when I saw this sentiment at the store because it was soo true and related well to recent experience. Nothing more “telling” than to have your own kids catch you in the act of grabbing an extra snack. LOL

I pulled the card together with a few embellishments: pink gingham ribbon, black gems and a couple black sequin flower centers. The background utilizes a bunch of scrap papers I had in efforts to use up some scraps.

DT Challenge: Tiddly Inks Challenge #55 (sugar and spice with a twist)
Main Stamp:
Cookies Galore Set and Autumn Bugg (TI)
Patterned Paper: Olivia (BG)

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E21, E11
-browns: E41, E42, E43, E44; E31, E37, E33, E35, E23
-yellows: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
-greens: YG13, YG17, G07, G28, T4, T6, T8
-blues: B0000, B01
-purples: BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01
-pinks: R20, R21, R22, R24
-grays: W1, W2, W3, W4

Did you know? A Zeppelin bend (also Rosendahl bend) is a general purpose bend knot. It is a secure, easily tied, and jam-resistant way to connect two ropes. Though its simplicity and security may be matched by other bends, it is unique in the ease with which it is untied, even after heavy loading. Even though it is not very well-known, it is praised by some sources as a nearly ideal bend knot. A bend knot is a knot used to join two lengths of rope. [Zeppelin Bend,]

Sea Shells

Here’s a quick post to make up for yesterday’s project – although, it certainly wasn’t a quick card to make! LOL! I wanted to color up the new Sea Shells images from Make it Crafty and see how realistic I could get them. My daughter was studying shells the other day so I had a few ideas in mind to get started.

To get a good look of all the shells I had scanned them in before cutting them out. Here they all are without the background in the way:

Once I had them all colored it was difficult to find the “perfect” project to use them on. Luck was on my side and I found these shell chocolates in the store and was finally inspired to make a gift set for a great teacher we have this year.

I also used the Ornate Floral Scroll from Make it Crafty but removed all the flowers before printing it out. The dotted background is suppose to give the feel that the scroll is sitting on a sandy beach.

I used microbeads around the card to simulate the effects of sand. I like how these worked out on the white card. Also most of the shells are popped up with foam dots.

Here’s a good look at the tag with a few of the shells added onto it. I’m sure you’ve seen this sentiment stamp before, and along with the kids quotes, it’s one of my favorites too. I loved how it turned out and the teacher loved it too.

Main Stamp: [altered] Ornate Floral Scroll (MiC), Sea Shells (MiC), Good Day (Inkadinkado), and the barcode one

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-scroll: W4, W6, W8, E50, E51, E53, E55, R32, R37, R39, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E49, E57
-seashells: lots of colors, didn’t keep track

Did you know? There is a popular folk myth that holding a conch seashell to the ear can produce the sound of the ocean. However, the rushing sound that one hears is in fact the noise of the surrounding environment, including the sounds originating within the human body itself, resonating within the cavity of the shell. The same effect can be produced with any similar cavity, such as an empty cup or even by simply cupping a hand over the ear.
[Seashell Resonance,]