Annie’s Teddy

Welcome to another Tiddly Inks Tuesday Challenge and this week’s challenging is “Ticket or Tag me! – Create a jumbo tag or use a ticket somewhere.” I chose to go with a jumbo tag as those are always fun to use on a gift for a plate of cookies. ๐Ÿ˜€

I used Annie’s Bear from Tiddly Inks as the main image and some Lime Twist paper from Basic Gray. Then a few scraps of print paper, bound it up with Baker’s twine and added a few embellishments to finish it off.

This is my last post as a Guest Designer for Tiddly Inks and I have had so much fun getting to know the gals there – they’re super talented and so friendly – so thank you so much for having me on the team as your guest!! And a huge thank you to Christy – you’re images are adorable and were so fun to color up! ;D Big Hugs!

Girl’s Best Friend

Welcome to another Tiddly Ink Tuesday Challenge where the theme this week is to create a project inspired by a Nature Movie. My movie isn’t all about nature but it fit the images I wanted to use… “Must Love Dogs” and highlight the park scenes.

And speaking of movies, it’s not helping much to write this post while I’m watching Rango. I’m not sure about the plot yet but the textures on characters are amazing! Anyway, I decorated another page in the journal and this time I went with a very girlie pastel theme.

It’s been a long time since I’ve used my button stash so I grabbed a few coordinating colors and scattered them around with a few pearls. I also found some old ribbon that worked well and finally used another one of those Ranger tags.

The images I used was Girl’s Best Friend from Tiddly Inks and Rainbow Meadow from Make it Crafty. I think the paper I used was Sugar Rush from Basic Gray. Here’s a close up of the colored image… the girl was colored separate and then I used foam dots to give it dimension from the background.

Did you see the post from yesterday about the “green” faces? This is another one of my attempts and I’m not sure how it turned out – different. This time I had colored the all the skin areas with Y000 and G20 before applying any other color. I’m sure to try it again so we’ll see what comes around. ;D

Mix ‘n Match with Tiddly Inks & Make it Crafty

Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks presents… a Mix ‘n Match Release! I’m so excited about this joint release I’m almost paralyzed witting about it – I don’t even know where to start! LOL So there’s details over at Facebook and a Release Page that has everything you need to know plus more sneak peeks… and a fun game of I Spy!

“Itโ€™s finally time to release the big Mix nโ€™ Match collection from Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty! Together they have been craftily plotting behind the scenes for months (making us drool in anticipation) to bring you a fabulous collection of Steampunk creations with a Victorian theme! Youโ€™ll find little steampunk houses, bits and bobs background scenes, flying contraptions, gorgeous characters and the finest selection of digital papers!

We could send you on a little hop, but they are getting a bit boring… so we knocked our heads together and thought up a game to play instead! โ€˜I SPYโ€™ with my little eye… … hmmm what do you spy?? Well to find out, head on over to the Release Page where it all begins!! (Plus 15% off new release images for a week!)”

Here’s my creation and another page in the summer journal. My journal is about 5″ x 8″ and has been an interesting size to create with – in some areas I have more room to play around and my style has certainly been leading towards the scrap side of decoupage.

In the background I used Steampunk Flying Machine from Make it Crafty and went with a color scheme I thought would be realistic for that time period – coloring metals such as black cast iron, copper, brass and steel. Then the paints and fabrics were more muted colors to coordinate with the metals. For the sky, I added just a few clouds.

In the foreground I used Owlette from Tiddly Inks and colored her with the same muted colors except for her hair. There is something about orange-red hair that goes perfectly with a green dress! On the dress, I created lots of folds and pleats and bult up the ink so much that I over saturated the paper – luckily for me, that ended up making it looked like crushed velvet, a happy mistake I can live with!

Update: I totally forgot to include a close up picture of the awesome Flying Machine!! … and I’d like to enter this project into the Simon Says Challenge – Anything Goes.

Hope you enjoyed the release and my inspriation for you today! Happy stamping and good luck with the I Spy game!! ๐Ÿ˜€


It’s another Tiddly Inks Tuesday and we have another challenge for you and the theme is “Reel Me In.” We want to see creations that are create a card inspired by a Scary or Summer movie. To tell the truth, I got as far as a “movie tie in” and forgot to pay attention to scary or summer! So, ah hem, this one is my “Summer” move tie-in. LOL

The movie is actually a YouTube video named “Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)” and my inspiration can be found at 2:35 in. It has always been in my mind since the first time I saw this image from Tiddly Ink, Aisha.

If you’ve noticed, this is actually not a card but a page in my spiral bound notebook – my scrap journal for the summer. I got tired of decoupage and painting and thought it would be easier to fill the book with my cards and instead of pasting in a card I decided to create it directly onto the page. ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s a close up of the image Aisha. I had fun coloring her clothes and of course couldn’t resist adding a few more pleats. So come along and play in the “Reel Me In” challenge and have a happy coloring! ๐Ÿ˜€

Toasting Properly

Remember all those hints I’ve given about coloring pleats and folds in clothing? Well, today’s the day! It’s another challenge with Make it Colourful and our theme this week is none other than to… create folds and pleats through coloring! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s a close up of some of the folds I created in the dress. I like to start with my darker colors and work towards the lighter ones. The darkest color I lay down serves as a guide for the fold – so I guess it’s kinda like cheating. LOL But give it a go and see how it turns out for you.

Our challenges is sponsored by Magnolia-Licious which also have lots of images to practice this technique with. ๐Ÿ˜€ The images I used on my project was Toasting Property from Tiddly Inks and Flying Balloon Chair from Make it Crafty. It’s an unusual combination, I think, but I like how it turned out.

I embellished with a few elements keeping with a black and lavender theme but also snuck in another page from the dictionary – this one was semi checked for bad words though I still didn’t take the time to *every* word. Ha. But I guess that is what would make it interesting – especially for this card!

I didn’t write down any details on the colors and papers this time around but I used the upper V’s for the lavender and the “N” Neutral colors. Here’s a closeup of the main image. I colored her with Gray hair thinking of my Mom – she’s on vacation right now and enjoying life, of course.

Hope you liked it and come on over to play in our challenge this round – it’s a fun technique to learn. Happy Stamping and stay tuned for next week’s combined release of Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks!

Belle and a Royal Proclamation

Welcome back for another Tuesday challenge with Tiddly Inks! The challenge this week is to create something with “Attitude” and this is the card I came up with…

It’s been fun combining the images and for this scene I used three Tiddly Ink images: Bella, Royal Proclamation and Door of Dreams. The sentiment is from a Inkadinkado Kids Quotes stamp but I punched it out on labeling tape and strung it across the top.

To add to the “attitude” I sketched in the skull on the door and went over it with a fine-tipped marker. Then I made sure I used one of my very few pieces of decorative paper with skulls on it, although I couldn’t help but to cover most of it up in the end. But don’t worry – I was still able to fit a few chippies in there. LOL

I practiced more with creating folds on the dresses. At first I didn’t think it would turn out by using my own advise “I just kept going!” I was actually surprised how well it turned out. So when in doubt, just keep going. ๐Ÿ˜€ And don’t forget to practice those folds and creases in the clothing! (hint hint wink wink)

DT Challenge: Tiddly Inks Challenge #56 (attitude, bad to the bones, skulls, etc.)
Main Stamp:
Bella, Royal Proclamation and Door of Dreams (TI)
Patterned Paper: Handmade Cara Marie (K&C) and Rockstar (DCWV)
Chipboard: Butterfly Leaves (MiC) covered with Silver Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E21, E11
-hair: E51, E53, E55; E23, E25, E27, E29, E49
-browns: E42, E43
-yellows: Y38, Y35, Y21
-blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
-pinks: R20, R21, R22
-grays: T2, T4, T6, T8; C1, C3