Friday, February 27, 2015

Monstrous Party

Hi there! It's Fabby Friday time again over at Tiddly Inks. And for my card I decided to use one of my favourite Tiddly Inks images - Monstrous Party. I have ALWAYS used this for boy cards, and coloured it with "boy" colours. And as I sat there wondering how I could make another card with it, I thought I would go completely different and make a girl card! After all, girls can like monsters too right?? I hunted out some paper first so I could decide what colours to do the monsters. I found this cool dot paper (it has a glossy finish over the dots), in a paper pad by Kaisercraft - Cherry Blossom. No I must confess, my lightest pink copic that I was using for the middle monster was too dry and I could barely colour the whole monster in. It looked streaky and horrible, so I decided to cover the worst parts with dots from the next two shades up. I was happy enough with that so after I coloured the green one in, I decided to add some stripes to him too! Now I wanted to make this card as girly as possible, so I thought, lace, sequins and a doily would be perfect :) The sequins in the shaker are from Papertrey Ink's shakers and sprinkles card kit, they matched perfectly! And, I won't keep you much longer, the only other thing to note, is that I was unsure where to put my sentiment. I originally thought over the monsters, but my husband said it covered too much of them. Do you often ask your husbands for card advice!!! Haha! I still liked the idea so I trimmed it as small as it could go, and cut around the green monsters hand with a craft knife and put the sentiment under there so he looks like he's holding it!
Anyway, enough about me, go and check the other design team girls creations on the challenge blog for some more Tiddly inspiration!!
Have an awesome weekend xx

Stamps: Monstrous Party (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It
Papers: Cherry Blossom (Kaisercraft), Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink sequins, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, Spotlight lace & doily, Kaisercraft crystals, dazzling diamonds, Taylored Expressions Pennant Border die

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kick Back And Relax

Hi everyone, just wanted to share a quick card I made for a spare. I always get asked for a spur of the moment male birthday card so I try to make an extra one every now and then. For this one I used the tool belt image from the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set from Taylored Expressions. Now I have to say, this is the very first time I've used washi tape!!! As much as I've wanted to catch on to this craze, I haven't been able to. I haven't accumulated hundreds of rolls like I see some of you out there have! I have only 5 rolls! This stripy one I've used in this card is from Stampin up too! But I think it works well on this card. I MIGHT look into a few more rolls, but with caution :) haha!

Stamps: Boys Will Be Boys (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: Notable (We Are Memory Keepers)
Accessories: Stampin Up washi tape, Spotlight button, My Mind's Eye black enamel dot, Lil Inkers stitched rectangles die, The cat's Pajamas twine, edge distressor

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tiddly Inks Sketch Challenge

It's time for a sketch challenge over at Tiddly Inks! I love sketches. They're a great way to get started when you're stuck for ideas. I do tend to add a few extra layers or bits and pieces to my sketches, but I think you can still see the original sketch under there! For my card I used the very sweet Wryn - Eat More Cake. I coloured her with copic markers and paired her with some gorgeous Teresa Collins papers. I splattered white paint over the card and the sentiment is from My favourite Things. Hop on over to see what the other design team girls have made, I'm sure you'll be inspired to get your craft on this week! Enjoy the sketch!

Stamps: Wryn Eat more Cake (Tiddly inks - Digital), Sweet birthday Wishes (My Favourite Things)
Ink/Colouring Tools: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper Whiye, Basic Black (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Something Wonderful (Teresa Collins), Glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon, dazzling diamonds & button, Spotlight lace, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, white paint, edge distressor 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fabby Friday!!

It's time for another Fabby Friday over at Tiddly Inks! For this one, I've used the My batty Hero digital stamp. I asked my son what colour to do his cape and he said aqua, so this is as close as I could get it. Turns out, he loved it! It's his birthday soon, and he has a lot of friends birthdays that are coming up so I'm in need of a lot of 5 & 6 year old boy cards soon! I thought this would the perfect image! And it's a great one to colour if you're a beginner too. I sprayed the circle he's on with Heidi Swapp teal color shine spray. It's my new obsession. Years ago I bought a heap of sprays and I have NEVER used them! But this collection of colours from Heidi Swapp is amazing, and they're easy to spray, and come out evenly, not in globs. I'm a huge fan! Anyway, this teal colour matched perfectly to my batty Hero :) The sentiment I just typed in a word doc and printed out from the computer. Too easy!! Now be sure to head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog to check out what all the other design team ladies have created. You'll be truly inspired!
Have a lovely weekend

Stamps: My batty Hero (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic markers, printer ink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Silver glitter paper (Stampin Up), Record It (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Spotlight buttons, Whimsey Farm twine, MFT stacking Stars die, Jillibean Soup star sequins, Lawn Fawn journaling card die

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Hi there! It's time for Tingo over at Tiddly Inks. The rules are simple, just follow any row on the board but be sure to pass through the middle so you can add your Tiddly Inks image. Feel free to add more embellishments too!
Here's a look at what I came up with!

I decided to make a boy shaker card. It's my son's birthday in a few weeks, and a lot of his friends have birthdays around the same time too, so I always need several cards. I love how this one turned out. This adorable little robot is Roboto, and I also used patterned paper, distressing, buttons and dies from the Tingo board. I made the shaker element out of two circle spellbinders dies and the shakers are a mixture of Papertrey Ink, Jillibean soup, and my local craft store.

Stamps: Roboto (Tiddly Inks), Beep Boop Birthday (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: September Skies (Heidi Swapp)
Accessories: Stampin Up buttons, The cat's Pajamas twine, Teresa Collins & My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Spellbinders circle die, Lawn fawn Stitched Party banners die, Papertrey Ink shker elements, Jillibean Soup aqua star shaker elements, Silver stars (My local discount craft store).

But I couldn't stop at one card and made two for Tingo! Here's my second one...

I used Sweet Tooth - Goody Gumdrops. Such a gorgeous image. I used the full Tingo board for this one too! I coloured her with copic markers and added some dazzling diamonds to her dress. The clouds behind her are from glitter paper, and I used Fancy pants paper for the background.
Have a wonderful week everyone, and happy Tingo-ing!

Stamps: Sweet Tooth - Goody Gumdrops
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Be Loved (Fancy Pants)
Accessories: Prima flower, Fancy Pants button, Stampin Up white thread and Chevron ribbon, Spotlight lace, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, MFT flat bottom cloud die, Spellbinders circle die, Dots embossing folder