Shy Violet

It is Tuesday and time for a new Tiddly Inks challenge. This time it is anything goes!! How easy, right?! Or in my case, super hard! I spend far less time choosing an image when there’s a specific theme, than I do when I can choose whatever I want. I am awkward though, I know…

In the end, the decision fell on Shy Violet. The listed stamp is not just one, but two stamps. I used the other stamp, the flower, for my release card, and I thought it was time to use this cutie as well! All coloured in with Copics, of course. I went for a rather pale look for once, which I tend to find hard to do.

The papers are Lili of the Valley which I cut out using GoKreate dies and distressed the edges with purple. To jazz it up a bit I used extra distress ink on the second background and added frantage to some of the layers. The decorations are made with various goodies from Noor Design (the butterflies), Wild Orchid Crafts (the flowers) and Live and Love Crafts (the pearl chain, the berry flower and the lace). The ribbon I purchased online from a dress shop. Isn’t it pretty?!


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Craft your Passion – Anything goes
Incy Wincy Design – Tic Tac Toe
Allsorts – Use at least 3 Die Cuts

Copics used: (hair) E53, E55, E57, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (outfit) V91, V93, V95, V99.

Time for an imageless card

It has been a long time since I posted a card with a pre-coloured image, but it has been even longer since I posted one without an image on it at all. In fact, I don’t remember when that even was. That means I am due to post one, I am sure!!

Here is a card I made for my aunt’s 50th birthday. One of the blogs I admire is by Klaudia and her posts inspired me to make this card. Check out the totally awesome stuff on her blog.

I roughed up the paper, which is solid purple card and Maja Design, to give it a shabby feel. All the butterflies and leaves are made using Noor Design dies. The numbers are using QuicKutz dies whereas all the flowers are by Wild Orchid Craft apart from the berry looking ones which are from Live and Love Crafts. LLC is also the place where I purchased the lace.


This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Noor Design – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Krissy Christmas

Give me a W. Give me an O. Give me another O. What is that?! WOO! It’s Friday! Time to enjoy the weekend to the fullest. I plan to colour, catch up on TV series and just relax! Perfect!

Today we start a new anything goes challenge in the Art by Mi Ran Facebook group! The optional theme we are doing this month is “use a die cut”. I am glad it is not limited to just one though, or I would be stuck! Come along and play, won’t you?!

I decided to use Mi Ran’s super cute Krissy for my card, and of course I coloured her in with copics! I used various paper scraps which I painted with acrylic paint and I also used a snow pen by Rayher which, after ending up everywhere as the top flew off followed by its contents.., provided a nice texture. I used Martha Stewart punchers and the Noor Design tree die which I love! Apart from that I used a little card candy.


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations – Festive Fun
Craft your Passions – Anything goes
Cards and Scrap – Jul
Creatalicious – Merry Christmas
Deep Ocean – White +1

Copics used: (hair) E08, E18, E19, E97, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (clothes) R22, R24, R29, R89, C1, C3, W3, W5, W7, 100

Tiddly elfy holidays

I made two cards for the Tiddly Inks release and this is the second of them. I used Elfy Holidays and coloured her in with copics. I drew in the sign post myself as I couldn’t think of how to colour up the background.

I used dies from both Tim Holtz (snowflakes) and Noor Design (reindeer and trees). The flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts and Live and Love Crafts. The charm is from Korthobby. I used acrylic paint around most of the elements to get more of a winter/snow feeling to the card. The sentiment stamp is by Staz which I bought at a scrapping fair I was on, but don’t remember which stall it was.. heh.


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Korthobby – Alt er lov med jul og Korthobbymetall
Noor Design – Anything goes
Copic Marker Europe – Christmas
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb – Vinterglede

Copics used: B0000, B91, C1, C3, C5, C7, E42, E44, E47, G40, G82, G94, R24, R29, R89, Y00, Y04, Y08, Y17. YG03, W1, W3, W5, W7


I spent last night and this morning watching the news. Unable to understand how someone is capable of such horrible actions. targeting innocent people just enjoying life at a restaurant, a football match, a concert. Previously at the beach, at work, on the train, at camp. The list is getting long. I am sad. It could happen anywhere, to anyone. It could have been my friends. It could have been me.

I wanted to practice my colouring today. I was staring at my copics, finding no motivation to start. Then I had an idea. I can practice colouring on anything. I went searching and I found the perfect image to practice on. It has the perfect name of.. Inking of You and is by Tiddly Inks. I got the Eiffel Tower at Make it Crafty.

Ajourd’hui nous sommes tous Français. Today we are all French. My thoughts are with the dead, the wounded, the witnesses, their families and friends, the people of France. Be strong.


Copics used are: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (hair) 100, BV23, BV25, BV29, (the French colours) B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C1, C3, R22, R24, R29, R89, (the pen) E42, E44.