Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Challenge 15 - Fit for a princess

So sometimes you just gotta step out of your comfort zone, ya know? Well, I tried it with this card and it ended with mixed results. LOL I am moving soon, so I created a special image for my daughter to symbolize her new "castle" and filled it with sparkles and flowers...all the things my little princess likes. Me? Not so much...but hey. The castle image is not in the shop yet, but I will do my best to get it added on Tuesday in the evening.

This is the only new image I was able to add this week...meet FairyFae. I happen to love her...so dainty and cute. :) When I get a chance, I will add her butterflies and paper to the shop.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mad About You

Just wanting to say hi...:)
I added this image last week, but with all the halloween hop fun, I didn't get a chance to post him. :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Winner from Blog Hop coming soon

I am working the announcement of the winners and featured bloggers from our fantastic blog hop and I should have it posted by lunch on Sunday...:) Please check back on the challenge blog then. :)

Such amazing cards and projects....It was so much fun to see all of them.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Halloween is Hoppin' in July

Yahoo!! So glad you are here today!!! Why? Because we are celebrating Tiddly Inks's second blog hop today by holding halloween a little early. :) Boo!!!

We are doing the hop a little differently and are hopping directly from the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. What does this mean? Don't worry it is simple. :)

Link your entry in the Inlinkz box for the blog hop on the challenge blog and then wait until 6 PM when we close the Inlinkz list. Then come on back to the challenge blog and visit all the entries in the Inlinkz list. When you click on each entry, it should open a new window with the blogger's card and entry...kinda cool, huh? It means we don't have to direct you to the next blog.... just go back to the challenge blog to keep going through the entries.

The DT members have their amazing cards listed already, but the full blog hop STARTS AT 6 PM CST after eveyone has a chance to list their cards. :) The hop officially ends July 24, and we have planned a party on the PCP page from 6 PM until 10 PM on July 24, so please stop by.

There are some pretty good prizes, whether you participate or or just leave comments, so go take a peek at the full hop details here.

Happy Halloween! :) I hope you enjoy all the magical entries! :)
For the card, I created the paper in the background by adding glitter to a pattern I freehanded on the paper. All the solid colored paper came in the same bargain pack--I love Big Lots. LOL The ribbon is just randomly wrapped around the paper to match the ribbon on her waist. The coloring was done and then I glittered over her skirt and wings and a bit in the hair. The sentiment I printed out with a colored edge and then glittered. The whole layout was unplanned and sort of evolved. I tried 3 or 4 other things before I settled on this design. LOL The card is 6x6, so the image is pretty large too...I do color beforehand and then match my paper to the card....I just got lucky to have somewhat matching paper on hand. :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How the Blog Hop will Work

Yahoo!! It is almost time...for the blog hop that is. :)

We are doing the Halloween hop a little differently, but it is simpler I hope. What does this mean?

1) Make your card ahead of time and post it your blog (I plan to schedule mine for 7/22/2010 at 12 PM CST-noon).
2) After it is live on your blog, go to the challenge blog and paste your URL/blog address in the Inlinkz box (our blog post will be up at 12 PM CST-noon).
3) Wait until 6 PM when we close the Inlinkz list, and then come back here and visit all the entries in the Inlinkz list. When you click on each entry, it should open a new window with the blogger's card and entry...kinda cool, huh? It means we don't have to direct you to the next blog.... just stay on the challenge blog to keep "hopping" around the entries.
4) Hop around and visit the cards. :)

The DT members will have their amazing cards listed at 12 PM CST, but the full blog hop STARTS AT 6 PM CST after eveyone has a chance to list their cards. :) The hop ends July 24, and we have planned a party on the PCP page from 6 PM until 10 PM on July 24, so please stop by. You can find all the prize details here. :)

If this doesn't make sense or you have questions, just email me or leave me a note. :)

Sponsoring CAS-tastic Wednesday this week

Do any of you like simply designed and yet classy cards?? Yeah! Me too!
You can find a bunch of them over at CAS-tastic Wednesday's blog. I am sponsoring this week and they have some wonderful cards and designers.

Don't forget our blog hop tomorrow on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog....okay, can I mention it anymore? LOL

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Candy Avenger - new image

Just a quick reminder that the Tiddly Inks shop is having a little sale (35% off on orders $15 and over). The Halloween images are a bit more discounted than that since we are having our second blog hop this week! :) Check out the details in the bar above under Calendar.

Challenge 14 is a sketch this week. Below is my post based on the sketch for this week's challenge over at the Challenge blog..Have fun! :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Halloween Images Released and on Sale

Hello on this happy Monday. :)
We have a new set of Halloween images now in the shop here...

We are having our halloween blog hop this week and we hope that you will use one of these images or a freebie (find a halloween one here) to join in on the blog hop.

Oh, did I forget to mention that I changed my mind...the whole shop will be a little bit more on sale than normal...35% off orders over $15. Each Halloween image is a little discounted on top of that. There are no codes needed, just shop and have fun. :)

For the blog hop, you can find the full prizes/details here:
Basically, have a Halloween card (using a Tiddly Inks image) ready to go on the 22nd...List it on your personal blog and then come and add it to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog between 12 PM CST and 6 PM CST. After the list closes, we will hop directly from the Challenge blog (the list will open a new window when you click on it....cool, huh?).

Have fun creating and shopping. :)
See you on the 22nd for the the blog hop, right? :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Same Bat Channel, Same Bat Time Tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that there is release of Halloween images tomorrow along with a sale on said images. :) See you tomorrow. :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blog Hop Info

We are pretty excited about the Halloween in July blog hop. :)
The details can be found here, so we hope you take a peek and decide to join in. :)

We would love it if you posted the badge below or a note about the hop on your blog ahead of time....help us get the word out. :)

There will be a release of 7 or 8 new halloween images on July 19 (and they will be on sale :D), so that you have time to create a project to join in with the blog hop. Just make your project and then link it on July 22 on the Challenge blog and hop along. See you then! :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Image and New Freebie - Thanks 1600 members

Hello again...it is me, Alice...oh, wait. LOL
Actually, this is in honor of my lovely grandmother, Alice. :) If it reminds you of another Alice, then that is okay too...LOL My grandmother was aptly named Alice as she has had some amazing adventures. :) So to my dear grandmother Alice: you are a treasure all unto yourself, even if you have tamer tea parties now. :)

You can find Time For Tea here. :)

We have also reached 1600 members in the PCP group, so I added a new freebie as a thank you. If you are a member you can find the digital paper ready to download here. If you aren't a member, you can join or purchase it in the store along with a matching paper here. Told ya' I was into keys this week. LOL

Tiddly Tuesday Freebie, Challenge 13 and New Images

Happy Tiddly Tuesday, everyone. :)
I have a new image or two in the shop....find the What's New in July section here. :)
This is one of the new ladies. :) Pop on over to the Challenge Blog if you need some inspiration and view all the very cool Match It up cards (Challenge 13) created by the Tiddly Inkers. Once again, they are amazing...:)

I added a matching freebie to the new images in the shop..it is a key that can be added as an accent to this Key to My Heart image...There is matching key paper in the shop too...I like to keep with a theme. LOL

If you are a member of the Tiddly Inks PCP group, you can go right here and download it in the Tiddly Tuesday section. If you are not a member, just ask to join. :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Great Coloring Tutorial

I just love to see how other people color their cards and Ria has very kindly shared her techinique with us today. :) Take a peek here (just click on the picture to make it larger) or on her blog.

Sneak Peek #1

Any thoughts? :) More to come later...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Halloween is Hoppin' in July...

...so we hope you join us for, not Christmas in July, but Halloween in July as we have our second blog hop on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog.

I am getting new fun images ready for this Halloween Hop! There will be some sneak peeks here and there, with a big release planned for July 19 (3 days before the hop) and probably some limited time savings---just on the new images---in honor of the hop....:)
Start looking for the sneak peeks and we hope you join in the hop and create something for the hop...We will re-post this again prior to the blog hop, so keep your peepers peeled.
Christy and the Tiddly Inkers
Here are the details:

Theme: Halloween in July: Use a Tiddly Inks digital image to create a card or project and participate in the blog hop

Dates: 6 PM CST on July 22 to 6 PM CST on July 24

How to Participate: Post your creation on your personal blog between 12 PM CST and 5:55 PM CST on July 22. The title of your post should be "Halloween is Hoppin' at Tiddly Inks".

Once your blog post is completed, visit the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and link your blog hop post in the Inlinkz list at the bottom of the Halloween Blog Hop post in order to be qualified for the prizes. There is no need to sign up in advance of July 22. The Inlinkz list will close at 6 PM and then we hop, Halloween style, from the Tiddly Inks challenge blog.

The blog hop will run until July 24 at 6 PM. We will have a wrap-up "party" on July 24 in the Tiddly Inks PCP group from 6 PM to 10 PM CST. Stop in and chat with us in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Between 6 PM and 10 PM CST, one lucky PCP commenter will be randomly selected to receive the next 2 Tiddly Inks stamps before anyone else (free of charge).

Prizes: Two random blogger participant winners will be announced July 25 and highlighted on the Challenge blog. Each will receive a $10 gift voucher.

Two random commenters will be selected from amongst the blogs to receive a $5 gift voucher.

EXTRA PRIZE: We will be offering one lucky participant a spot on the Tiddly Inks design team (if they want it) for the month of August. This comes with the shopping perks and the ability to be part of the weekly challenges for the month of August. :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Congratulations to Larissa! :)

I am sure that if you have ever visited the challenge blog, you will agree that without a doubt our Tiddly Inker Larissa is super talanted----and apparently a few magazines believe she is too. :) Her most recent publication was in HobbyZine and here is the cover. I circled and crowned her card as it so deserves the royal treatment. :) How cool is that! On the cover! :)

She had a couple of cards in this issue. :)

I just want to say Congratulations, Larissa. You totally deserve it. :) The cards are lovely! :) Hop on over and tell her hi! :) Her blog is here.

Tiddly Tuesday Freebie, Challenge 12 and Happy Summer Memories!

Happy very hot summer everyone (Australia, happy winter :D )! I added a few images yesterday and created a new Summer Fun category in the shop so it is easy to find all the summery fun images. The summer images are on sale for this week too. :)

And what a nice coink-a-dink that our challenge this week happens to be Wet Summer Fun! :)
Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a peek at all the gloriousness...there are a few new faces to say hi to and some marvelous cards as always. :)

This card is going to my two favorite engineers, my nephews. They can build anything out of Legos and I bet they could build a much better sandcastle than this. :)

These are two of the new images in the shop and, for this week only, the crab and bucket are free at our PCP group.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer Slowness and A Box of Cookies

Summer is the time for relaxing and catching up and that is what I have been doing. I needed some downtime, so I relaxed this week. I haven't been doing much of anything except gardening and reading for the past few days. I haven't read a book in 6 months or more and this is the first week that I went to the library checked out a bunch of books and ignored the dishes and laundry. It was great. :)

I know a lot of people are out watching Twilight tonight, so let me know how you like it. :) I am at home reading a vampire book instead of watching a movie, but it is still nice. :) I was into vampire books in my teens when Anne Rice had her series...now vamps are back in...just like the same type of tight jeans that were cool in my high school years. Awww, memories! LOL

If you missed it, you might want to pop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at Larissa's tutorial on how to make this box. I think whoever gets her special little treats is very lucky. :) She makes the best gifts and cards....and she shares how to do it. :) Go take a peek here. :)

New DT! Welcome

I am so excited to introduce our new DT members. They have already produced some amazing and truly gorgeous images over the past week and I ...