Thursday, September 27, 2012

Make a Wish with Lilli Claire

Welcome everyone to our Thursday Oldie post!  Design team member Donna has a GORGEOUS creation to share with you today using the ever so sweet Lillie Claire Make a Wish.

There are a number of adorable Lilli Claire's in the Tiddly Ink shop for you to check out.  However, check out the AMAZING creation Donna made today:
I love the gorgeous colors and that pop of green.  If you've never been to Donna's blog Donna's Diary please make sure to visit her.  You won't want to leave and I promise you will be inspired!

Don't forget about our current challenge - Make it Like Asa.  We can't wait to see what you'll create!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Getting Inky with Critters

Hi ya everyone!  Welcome to another Thursday were we feature some older Tiddly Ink images that we all know and love.  This week ended up being a special and fun week that celebrates our fabulous design team member Asa from Asa aka Scraphorse.  Asa is an amazing artist and I just love seeing all of her lovely creations.  Each one is soft and so sweet.  Today, she chose the adorable Inky Critters image from Tiddly Inks.
This image is perfect for those lovely and simple Christmas cards.  If you have a ton to make and you want something simple all you have to do is cut out one and use it on your creation!  Asa, however, used all four in her simple and striking creation using Kraft paper. 

In addition our challenge this week we are asking you to create a fun card based on the gorgeous sketch by design team member Asa as well!  Make sure to stop by and see her gorgeous creation.

Monday, September 17, 2012

I am back-ish....sorta. :)

Long time no chat, right? When I declared myself on vacation a month ago, I never expected this date to appear so quickly...but here we are! :) 

I took some time off in an effort to get rejuvenated---and to get my health back on track. I had a food-borne illness this summer (not contagious or anything) that has led me to have some rather serious food intolerances. As a result, I have been struggling almost daily with what I can eat and how to cook differently. I am a curvy woman with a love of buttery foods...and chocolate---thus the curves----but many of my favorite foods have had to go bye-bye. No more chocolate, no more wine, no more cheese, and no more bread. I read this no-no list as I type and wonder what is the point of eating without this list??? LOL

Seriously, I know I am more healthy without the no-no list; thus, I am trying desperately to get a handle on healthy cooking recipes that involve something more than grilled chicken. Did you know pumpkin can be made into a delicious low-fat spicy soup?? Me either, until last week. Ah, the joys of new healthy choices.....dang, I miss chocolate and bread. LOL

However, I have used my time off well and have had some success with getting my health headed in a better direction. Since mid-July, I have lost 20 pounds and am in the process of learning new ways to eat and function. Unfortunately, I am not all the way better yet (meaning I can't eat the no-no list in any portions sad), but I am actually not sure what that would look like any more. I don't want to go back to my previous diet, so I guess I am charting a new path, minus Godiva....say it ain't so!! However since I would settle for feeling mostly normal and being able to sneak chocolate, I think I can do it. Plus, I have improved enough that I can contemplate doodling again so I consider that to be a big deal.

However, I am going to come back to doodling very slowly....I have spent most of the last few weeks trying to reduce my stress---do you know how hard that is without my chocolate???? Notice a theme here???----and that means, taking it all slow.

I am extremely grateful for your support while I was vacationing/gone/missing chocolate/eating pumpkin soup/not drawing/and generally "relaxing" without stimulants of a chocolately delicious nature and I am hoping to be back in the swing of releasing images in a week or two. In the meantime, check out the new challenge starting tomorrow-----organized by my delightful coordinator, Melissa...I would be lost without her. :)

Now, I have one other dilemma---adding slightly to my stress that feeling that shall be unnamed and unmentioned lest it come back full force...

My clear stamp manufacturer moved locations (they are still in the USA) but due to the changes in staff and location there continues to be a delay in delivery of new and old stamps--in fact, at present, I have literally only 3 or 4 stamp sets on hand...I have 3 new images coming soon in rubber, but I have no idea when they will arrive---I apologize for that, but it is not within my control.  :(

So, for now, there is a continued delay in the clear stamp availability but I am going to try doodling again and see if I can come up with some new digis in a week or so. The challenges will begin again, starting tomorrow, and I am going to try and pop in to visit the Facebook group more often. I am leaving that for last as time allows.

I hope that each of you are well and able to eat chocolate. Have a piece for me and I will see you soon---hopefully with good news on clear stamps and a new digi or two. :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mermaid Winner!

Wow!! Thank you SOOO very much to all of you that left comments on Alyce's beautiful project!  The question we asked really wasn't a fair one either as there are so MANY gorgeous Tiddly Inks to choose from.  Melissa here today to share our winner with you.  Please offer a huge, big congrats to our randomly chosen winner
alethea  who said...

"My favourite TI image is Fluttering by to say hi!!! But all your images are just gorgeous!! HUgsxx"
Please contact me at melissa forquer at gmail dot com to claim your prize alethea!

Again, thanks for all the love and we will be starting a new challenge on September 18th!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Under The Sea!

OH MY GORGEOUSNESS!!! I'm so so so super excited to share today's creation with you.  If you follow the Tiddly Inks Design Team I'm sure you know the wonderful Alyce.  This girl can seriously ROCK a Copic.  It's her turn to share a creation and I'm absolutely in love with her design and I'm absolutely sure you will be too.  Without further ado, check out this creation!

.........right?  Alyce's blog is Kit and Clowder and if you don't follow it, you really must.  Every creation is truly stunning.

The background and coloring on Alyce's card is truly beautiful, don't you think?  In honor of this fabulous creation, how about a giveaway?  Give a comment telling us which image is your favorite Tiddly Ink image and you could win a Mermaid of your own!  You have until Sunday, September 9th to leave a comment and we will choose a random winner!

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 ...