28 April 2015

My final Tiddly Inks Challenge

#156 So Sweet

Here is my Tiddly for the latest challenge:
 I used a combination of digital stamps on this one
merging them on Pages but you could use Word.

Table from Baker Wryn & Wryn Eat Cake

Dies from L'il Inker and Quickutz
DP & card from stash
Caran D'Ache Pablo's and Luminance Pencils

They say time flies when you are having fun!
Well this is my last post on the Tiddly Inks Design Team :(
I've had a wonderful time - thanks to all the girls and Christy for having me!

I hope this and my previous posts have wetted your appetite and that you pop along to Tiddly Inks and go treat yourself to some adorable images!


24 April 2015

Another Fabby Friday

Hello there, nearly the weekend.....woo hoo!
And it's time for another Fabby Friday over at Tiddly Inks.

Now most of you know I have a pet Westie called Pip, a cheeky little cuddle monkey who is always up to mischief!

Well this card is for her and her fellow West Highland White Terriers!
Annabelle Puppy Love by Tiddly Inks

Die from L'il Inker
Ribbon, flower, brad and DP's from stash
Image coloured in Copic with pencil enhancement

Yet again I have chosen to "fussy cut" the image and mount it on my DP 
How do you prefer to fussy cut - right to the lines or leaving a slight white outline??
Personally, I tend to opt for the line approach & to prevent you guys from spotting my sometimes not so accurate cutting I go round the edge of my finished piece carefully with a grey marker - W2.
Maybe a tad OCD but for me it finishes it off.

I hope that this inspires you to hop on over to Tiddly Inks and go splurge on some of these adorable images :)

Thanks for dropping by

19 April 2015

I've been playing

I make no secret of the fact that I love working with pencil....
primarily because I've been using them since I was a tot, they suit my style of drawing - I'm fussy & pernickity and I just love adding detail!

Yeah I know I should loosen my style, believe me I've tried. 

So I struggle with markers, yes you heard that right peeps...I STRUGGLE 
 to achieve the same level of detail.

Lets face it the point on a Copic Sketch is chubby in comparison to the point of a good pencil & some of the stamps we choose to colour are darned fiddly.........and then I wonder why I am sometimes pulling my hair out!!

And then of course we have the annoying phenomena that is "sticky Copics" - yes I am sure my detailed technique does not help but it's the same colours that go gloopy. I've heard & tried ny on all the tricks!  Sometimes I can rescue my artwork, other times my bin gets rather full!

Anyway, post migraine (not my smartest idea, I admit) I decided enough was enough - 
flesh tones and hair were not going to beat me!

Well that's where the Magnolia marathon began.......I am not joking when I say this gal got coloured & abandoned over 30 times!!  
With my sanity in shreds and suffering from a very stiff shoulder & neck 
(should have stopped when my neck started to seize & not soldiered on!)
I persevered and here is the finished card
(she says with a sigh of relief)

......and yes Tilda has features.....I know the stamp doesn't and last time I added a face I got a lot of grief & some very nasty comments.

I spent a small fortune on Maggies & they've sat in a box unused ever since - what a waste.

So I've finally put my big girl pants on, coloured my heart out to improve my skin and hair techniques and blooming well given Tilda some blue eyes.


14 April 2015

Woo Hoo Spring is here (hopefully)

Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog is celebrating with our new challenge
#155 Springs in!

Tiddly Inks - Fairy Sunny Day
Coloured with Copics & enhanced with pencil
DP from stash

I love this time of year - my garden starts to burst into colour with daffodils and tulips!

For further inspiration and more information about the challenge click

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day

11 April 2015

How time flies

You know you are getting old when your little nephew towers above you and is old enough to learn to drive!!!

Oh well, not much we can do about ageing peeps
but a birthday is a great excuse to get creative......

So Happy Birthday James

Mo Manning - Jack Driving
Polychromo, Luminance and Pablo pencils
Murano pastel paper
DP from stash

It's an age since I coloured a Mo image and I confess I had an absolute blast, so I thought I'd enter it into her latest challenge......

Thanks for dropping by

10 April 2015

Tiddly Inks Fabby Friday

When there is a nip in the air, what's better than a mug of hot chocolate 
(with a mountain of marshmallows)

Cocoa Wishes by Tiddly Inks
Caran D'Ache Luminance and Pablo's on heavy weight cartridge paper
DP's from stash
L'il Inker die

Ooh, it's not that cold today but a mug of hot choccie sounds rather nice right now!!!

Hope you like the image & it inspires to get inky yourself


6 April 2015

Splish, splash, splosh......must be April

Over at Without Words we have a new challenge for you....


and here is my creation

Hanglar Stanglar Stamp (not sure of name)
Caran D'Ache Luminance & Pablo's pencils
Murano pastel paper by Daler Rowney
Die & DP from stash

If you haven't given the Clean and Simple style a try - go on, have a go!
Put away your bling and just let the image shine at

and the winning entry will receive a voucher from:

Thanks for dropping by