Thursday, December 29, 2011


Hello everyone. I hope your holiday break is going wonderfully! We are having a special "free image" challenge at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. Download your free image of Saffron and join along.

I printed Saffron onto beige cardstock and coloured her with Prismacolour pencils. I picked up a few more colours to try an ethnic skin tone. I used the same beige cardstock and chocolate chip with Jillybean Soup - Dutch Mustard DP. I added snow effect on the muff and a Tim Holtz pin on the ribbon.

Here is a list of the prismacolours I used on the skin tone, from darkest to lightest:
PC 946 - Dark Brown
PC 945 Sienna Brown
PC 943 Burnt Ochre
PC 942 Yellow Ochre and peach to tone down the yellow (not positive if I used PC 939 Peach or PC 927 Light Peach)

I just kept blending until the skin tones looked correct.

Check out the Little Miss Muffet DT - they rock!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

LMM #25 DT Call

Today's challenge #25 is ANYTHING GOES over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps - challenge blog, as well as a freebie give away and hold on to your hats "DT CALL". Don't miss this one.

Safron sweetie here is the image give away, so head on over to the Challenge Blog, pick up your freebie and play along.

I'm on the naughty list this year, I wasn't able to get a card done in time for this challenge. Shame on me. But check out what the other fab and destined for nice list DT's have done here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kiddie Gift Bags Tiddly Style

For those of you who have perused my blog through the previous years, you have seen this project before in some form or another. It's so easy to do and great for the kiddies at Christmas time. As well, if I recall properly last year I took a break from Snowman Soup and made Reindeer Food ;D

This is the Christmas treat bags for both my First Grader's and my Kindergartener's classmates. I coloured up the snowman from Tiddly Inks - Inky Critters in PhotoShop and added the Snowman Soup poem before saving as a jpeg, which I turned into multiple gift tags for the treat bags. Easy Peasy - lemon squeezy.

My Snowman Soup had to be food allergy friendly, since there is a Glutton and a Nut Allergy in my DD's class. The mini marshmallows and Allen's candy canes were both allergy free, but I had a heck of a time finding wheat free hot cocoa. I finally found an organic brand that would fit the bill, but of course it was twice the price ;D Oh well!

Here is the snowman soup poem. I have been using this same one for a few years, like I said earlier, the kiddies love it.

Was told you've been real good this year
Always glad to hear it
With freezing weather drawing near
You'll need to warm the spirit
So here's a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick
Just add hot water, sip it slow
It's sure to do the trick

Submitted for the following challenges:

Christmas Card Challenges - Week #3 SCCC3

Craft Us Crazy - Christmas 2 week Challenge

Friday, December 16, 2011

Avenger Merry Holidays!

Happy Friday and Merry Holidays to you all!

This is Christmas Avenger from the Tiddly Inks Basement along with Make It Crafty's - Gift Way all blinged up and combined with Echo Park - Season's Greetings DP. The snowflake ribbon is re-purposed from gift from a friend.

Originally this was just suppose to be a shaker card for this weeks Tiddly White Christmas challenge, but as you see it got VERY BRIGHT! I also converted the shaker into a detachable Christmas Tree Ornament in the end. I adhered the shaker ornament to the card with re-mountable adhesive (it looks like white gum), I'm not sure of it's proper product name.

Here is the Splitcoaststampers - Shaker Card Tutorial. My kiddies LOVE ornament, they are always make the snow fly.

Hope you are all having a fantastic and non frantic lead up to Christmas. I have one more project coming up next week, so if you have time please stop by. If you can't, I wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tiddly - White Christmas #76

Hey all! Wow, has all of your free time been gobbled up by Christmas happenings? Mine sure has. But if you can, please make some time to join us today for our Tiddly Inks Challenge - #76 White Christmas! It's our last TI Challenge for 2011! Great way to knock off a much needed Holiday card maybe!

I have a confession. This wasn't my original't card for the White Christmas challenge. The first one, I went all out of control with colour so decided to give it another go. I'll save the original for the following week, so don't forget to come back ;D

Enough of that, meet Tiddly Inks - Lilli Claire - Warm Wishes. Being inspired by Dorcas Designs, I just had to color on kraft paper with Prisma Colour pencils. Dorcas colours on kraft cardstock like no-one I have ever seen before, she is phenomenal.

I did the fur and the falling snow with a white Sharpie paint pen, which made the white pop. I didn't use mineral spirits or anything such thing, just the pencils. I found that they were creamy enough to blend on their own. I have to laugh, this card displays every PrismaColour I own, I only have 10 :D DP is Bo Bunny - Snowfall Collection

Sorry for more die cut snowflakes, but there is a bunch hanging around my crafting table from earlier projects, so they snuck in.

Don't forget to check out the Teamies! Wowzer - you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Buttons Anyone?

Hey, are you ready for another Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge? Today is an easy peasy one, #24 - BUTTONS & RIBBONS! Use buttons and ribbons on your craft. Be creative, be simple, just grab some buttons n' ribbons and play along with us.

Oh, my ribbons is the string for the button balloons.

I can't take credit for the button balloons idea. I saw it last week on Stamplified and thought what a fun idea. I used Agent Cupcake Descending along with Out & About DP pack by Memory Keepers.

I've had this paper for eons and finally got to pull it out for this weeks City Crafter Challenge Blog - #86 Home For the Holidays , I chose the option of displaying a home - the apartment buildings. It created a comic book feel.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Priscillastyles - MSC133 Sketch Challenge (You can just barely make out my green oval)
Cute Card Thursday - #194 Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog - #86 Home For the Holidays (apartment buildings)
Inky Impressions Challenge - #36 Use Ribbon (string on balloon buttons)

Head on over and see the other Button inspired creations at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sexy It Up!

Today is a new Tiddly Inks Challenge! # 75 - Oh La La - Sexy Card to Warm Things Up! Get out your favorite most sexy Tiddly Inks image and join along. As well check out the DT's creations, they are sex-tactular!

Hmm, should I have spelled it "Chickie"??? Oh well, since it's not technically a real word, spelling doesn't count ;D

I am so bummed! On the left side I made this cool ribbon border piece (SVG Slotted Ribbon Border - Images by Heather M) that looked so much like a garter belt, then promptly covered it up with my image and roses so you can barely see it ;D

This is Tiddly Inks - Tainted Gothic Pinup (1 or 2 version) with
Make It Crafty's - Urban Street Elements and a
Computer Generated sentiment - City Burn font by

My best friend growing up turns 40 in February as do I, so I thought a card on the Fabulously Forty side was necessary!

I struggled with photographing this card, it was hard to have the true red of her hair not turn pink while keeping the details of the roses.

I raided the next town over's Michael's Crafts store for this card - wish we had one in my town :(
DP - Posh by Teresa Collins
Roses - Recollections
Gem Flourishes - Recollections
Feathers - my daughters craft cupboard ;D

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar #98 (red & die cut slotted ribbon border)
One Stitch at a Time - #91 Be Square
Alphabet Challenge - V for Very Vibrant
Mark's Finest Papers - Favorite Embellishments (feathers, need to use them more often)

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has been up to - You won't be disappointed!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bandit Boy Tom New Release

* Need to play with the colour of this one in PS I think, not this orangey looking in real life.

Oh my gosh, I can't believe a WHOLE week has flown by. Have you ever noticed that the closer it gets to Christmas, the quicker the days seem to flash by. Where has all my free time gone :P

So another week and another NOT challenge, but New Release day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I am so utterly delighted to introduce you to Bandit Boy Tom by Little Miss Muffet Stamps. THANK YOU Barbara, I am so thrilled to have a new boy image to scrap with! Isn't he stinking adorable, love his over-sized head - LOL just like my guy! :D

HURRAY, a boy stamp. I love little boy images. Not only do I have a little guy of my own, but he just entered school this year so we will most likely be needing a whole lot of BOY THEMED birthday cards come the new year. And how perfect it the number 5, tee hee, all my guys little school chums will be turning 5 in the New Year! PERFECT!
Please check my fellow DT's at the Challenge Blog, they have 2 wonderful days worth New Releases, including and new Agent Cupcake!

This card is entered in the following Challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - #59 B is for... (Boy, Buttons and Boats)
Cute Card Thursday - #193 It's Just a Number (Number 5 on the tee)
Digital Tuesday Challenge - #39 Go Green (the green frog on this lovely LMM digital stamp)
Simon Says Stamp Challenges - Anything Goes

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fairy Fae with MIC for Deconstructing Jen

Deconstructing Jen #29 is a fun two week give-away, in honor of Jen's son turning five! I couldn't wait to play along with this fab sketch, and Jen's Design Team will knock your socks off.
I turned the sketch on it's side however to better accommodate my image of Fairy Fae Dreams by Tiddly Inks and Fern Log by Make It Colourful. I printed this up a while ago and have been too busy with Christmas images to finally ink it up with my Copics.
The butterfly border and green circle border are by K & Company, I coloured the butterfly one with E29 because it was actually purple. The DP is Bo Bunny Vicki Collection.

I coloured the fairy wings with my Gelly Roll pen, not sure it shows up well in photo.

This card is entered in the following Challenges:
Deconstructing Jen - Sketch #29
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - #85 Lots of Sparkle (Sparkle Gel Pen in Fairy Fae wings)
Diva's By Design - #16 Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Borrow a Sketch