Friday, December 31, 2021

January APTTC


Welcome to a brand new year of creating!  Do you have any new years resolutions?  I have not made any solid or particular ones just to say I am going to try and focus on things (many things) a bit more this year.  Anyway I am here to kick off the New Year with another great challenge over at

and one of our great sponsors this month is

 I don't think I have ever used any of these images before (I could be wrong as I have done many projects over the years) so I had a real good look at what they had to offer.  
There was a time when making projects I could honestly say butterflies were always present.  Have not made many butterfly cards in recent months so I chose this image.

I  printed it in 2 different sizes, just for something a little different.  This is one of the biggest benefits of digital images, resizing!  I was going to just colour the smaller panel but in the end chose to colour it all.  I chose softer colours for this one. I wasn't going to use black for the base card, but it really made the colours pop.

Again, it is hard to tell but I did add wink of stella to the wings of the butterflies.  And it has been a long time since I used butterflies.  Once upon a time I used to use them on nearly every card.  Funny how I styles change with time and releases.  
Don't forget to play along for your chance to win with us this month.  
Happy crafting!

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Cloud 9 Release

Welcome to my first blog hop with Digi Doodle Studios
This is their Cloud 9 release!
I was lucky enough to get this cutie!

And all I could see were clouds and rainbows.  I made a pop up card (just for something and went sky blue to make the clouds and images pop!

The sentiment could not be anything other than rainbow colours to match the die cut behind our little angel.  
I even cut out the butterfly and attached him so it looks like he is flying right beside out little man. 


To celebrate Digi Doodle Studios "Cloud 9" Digi Stamp Collection, we will be giving away PRIZES the Lucky Winners:

  • ONE $25.00 Gift Card 
  • ONE $15.00 Gift Cards
  • ONE FREE Digi Stamp to THREE Lucky Winners

**Gift Cards only Valid in Digi Doodle Studios**

Here's How to WIN:

Just leave a comment on each of our Designer's Blogs (list below) by 12/16/21 for a chance to win!

**We will choose 5 random winners from the comments left on each Hop Stop and announce the winners on 12/18/21 on the DDS Blog!

Enjoy the inspiration and Good Luck Everyone!

Your next Designer Hop Stop is                            Vannessa Hasty

Digi Doodle Studios Blog

Dina Gerner

Catrin Goodwin

Judy Ellender VanZandt

Meghan Kennihan

Helen van der Gaag

Patsy Long

Helene Siermans Peterson

Kitty Kit

Fikreta Posavec

Melissa Goodman

Tania Cordie (you are here!!!)

Vannessa Hasty

Helen Nile

Thank you so much for dropping by.  I hope you have enjoyed all the projects, and don't forget to keep on going as there are still a couple more to go!



Tuesday, December 7, 2021



We are back!

This weeks sponsor is
and my image is

I have wanted to play with this image for so long!! Who can resist these gorgeous little fellows.  I turned them all into Santa's little helpers.  You can turn a party image into a Christmas one very easily.  
So I whipped out my red Copic markers and went to town.  Not a lot of colouring needed for this one but since they are grouped together it fills the panel very quickly. 

I tried my best to get the angle right to show I added some Wink of Stella to their hats.  I kept the card very simple as I thought the crowded image was plenty for this card and the glimmer adds just that bit of bling without taking it too far. 
Don't forget to check out the other DT projects and even play along with us for your chance to win.
Happy crafting!

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Peyton's Painted Eggs


I am back with my GDT project this month with 

Our theme is Christmas (of course) and I chose to do something a little different with

This is obviously not your run of the mill Christmas image.  And I really wanted to play with this fellow so much as he is just adorable with all his painting mess.  
Very easy to switch up this non traditional image, just add the right colours and the perfect sentiment. Hard to tell in the photo but I did add gold wink of stella to the gold paint to make it shine.  Just wish glitter photographed better.  
Thank you for "hopping" by and visiting my corner of the web.  
Happy crafting!

Owl-some Owls

  Today is  Ink N Splatter time. I had the privilege of playing with the new release Owl-some Owls stamp set.  I also used the paper pack ...