Category Archives: Tiddly Inks

Ruff Day?

Hello again! As promised, I’m back today coloring cute Kiki digi-image from Tiddly Inks, using tips from Copic’s Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers.

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Isn’t Kiki cute?  (She’s also FREE!)  The sentiment is from Paper SmoochesPaws for a Cause and the Stitched Frame is from Taylored Expressions.

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Copic markers – E40, E41, E42, E44, W5, W7

Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers focuses on many different aspects from basic smooth coloring to creating texture, adding shadows, coloring different lengths of fur, breeds and more.

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To color Kiki, I first printed her onto X-Press It Blending Card. I began with a base of E42 then added the next darker shade of E44, using long feather strokes to apply the color. Next I began building shadow using W5, finishing with W7. The highlighted areas of white were left uncolored.

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I’ll be back soon with another card featuring the other half of the book – a cat.  :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Happy Birthday (Tiddly Inks)

Hi everyone! It’s been too long since I’ve used any of the super cute stamps  from Tiddly Inks. I have one today and another tomorrow.  :)

Today I’ve used Beary Sweet Panda digi image. It’s actually a digi set as it includes the main image as well as a few smaller coordinating images/sentiments. I love that! (Images are also available as a clear stamp set HERE.)

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I printed the girl and “happy” images onto X-Press It Blending Card then stamped the small “birthday” from Simon Says Stamp‘s Sending and Wishing. (That set is a “must have!”)

I colored with Copic markers then used a stencil, gray ink and blending tool to create the background.

TIP: To create a simple mask for a digi image, lay one or two Post It notes over the image.  (The number of Post It notes is determined by the image size). Be sure to overlap the Post It notes so it’s easier to align with the image once cut out.  Trace and cut out the image shape then lay over the colored image. Of course this can become quite tedious with more complex images but for simple shapes, this works great.

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Copic markers – BV000, C00, C2, C3, C5, C7, 110, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, R24, R39, Y21

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Tiddly Inks image and quick “how-to” color (something).  😉  Thanks for stopping by!

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hello (Pointillism, a tutorial)

Pointillism is one of my favorite techniques for adding texture. It’s perfect for coloring curly hair and fur, and it’s even great for creating depth and shadow.  Pointillism can be used to color part of an image or even an entire image.

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In a nutshell, dots of varying size and color are used to create texture and dimension.  Here I used pointillism and Copic markers to color curly hair and add shadow around digi image Faythe Flies by Tiddly inks.

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You can find a complete step-by step, start to finish tutorial using this technique HERE on the Craftsy blog.  If you haven’t already tried it, I hope you will!  Once you “get the hang of it,” it’s pretty quick and actually pretty easy too. Be sure to let me know!  :)

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Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (N0, N1, N3, E23, E25, E27, E29, R02, R81, R83, R85, E50, V04, Colorless Blender). Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

I understand…

Hi everyone!  Just popping in to share a card I created using a sweet Tiddly Inks image paired with a somewhat snarky sentiment from River City Rubber Works. I’ve had the stamp for ages but it’s still available, just in case you want one for yourself!  ha, ha.

This sweet girl is  Celebrate Joyfully – Emma digital stamp.

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After printing onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers then scribbled in a bit of grass using a 0.3 black Copic Multiliner.

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Thanks so much for visiting.  I’ll be back soon.  :)

Copic markers-E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E33, E35, E50, R39, R81, R83, R85, BG7

Best Wishes, Friend

Today the Copic team is getting together for a special blog hop to honor and say goodbye to our team mate, Sherrie Siemens.  “Goodbye” probably isn’t the right word as I hope we/Sherrie will keep in touch. But Sherrie is moving on to other things and we wanted to give her a special send off.

I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Sherrie in person, but I’ve served on a few design teams with her throughout the years. She has always been nothing but sweet and kind to me, and let’s not forget the inspiration she’s given to us all with her AMAZING coloring and teaching skills.

Sherrie, I wish you the very, very best. You will be missed by many. XOXO.  ♥

I’ve used Gonna Miss You digital image by Tiddly Inks. The image comes with suitcases but I chose to place the girl on a brick wall (of sorts) instead.

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She was printed on X-Press It Blending Card and colored, of course, with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Salutations by Paper Smooches.

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Be sure to stop by the other Copic gals’ blogs to see/read their send-offs.

Please don’t forget to stop by Sherrie‘s blog as well to send some love and hugs her way. ♥

Thanks for visiting.  :)

Additional info: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, Y21, 31, E35, E37, E50, E53, R27, R39, R89, E59, G19, G28, BG70, W00, W1, W3). Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Thanks for Listening

Hi everyone.  :)  I’m back today with another of my weekend coloring projects.  This time I’ve used a digi-image from Tiddly Inks, Thanks a Latte.

I just love little Wryn and her friends.  So cute.

I stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink then colored with Copics.   The image was then  die-cut using Pierced Circle STAX from My Favorite Things.  The sentiment , from MFT’s Ring Me (perfect for lots of “friend” cards) was stamped in Black Licorice ink.

Thanks for visiting today.   I’ll be back soon.  :)


Love Muffin

Hi everyone!   I was recently browsing through Facebook during one of my daughter’s cheer practices when these super-cute, new Tiddly Inks digi-images caught my eye.  I can’t totally blame Jenny Peterson as I had also seen some samples by Kim O’Connell.  Both super-talented ladies.  But seeing Jenny’s…after seeing Kim’s… I *really* wanted to color these cuties.  (It also doesn’t help that I’m a sucker for chef and coffee images.)  So yes, I did a bit of shopping.  Thank you, Jenny.  And Kim.   :)

My card today uses Bake Me Some Love.


She’s printed onto X-Press It Blending Card, layered atop a black pattern from Pebbles Walnut Grove with a base of My Favorite Things Black Licorice card stock.

Up in the corner, I tied a little muffin tin charm.  As an afterthought, I decided to adhere a tiny heart into one of the tins.  The heart was die-cut using MFT’s Fluttering Hearts Die-namis and Wild Cherry card stock.

That’s it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back soon!

Stamps:  Tiddly Inks Bake Me Some Love   Paper: MFT Black Licorice, Wild Cherry, X-Press It Blending Card, Pebbles Walnut Grove (6×6)  Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E59, E40, E42, E43 R27, R59, W00, W1, W3), MFT Fluttering Hearts Die-namics, Karen Foster Baking Charm, black twine.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Feel Better Soon

I’ve been busy working on new release samples, but decided to take a break and finish another Wryn image from Tiddly Inks.

This one is called New Wings. (And oh no…Have you seen BFFs and Wryn with a Cherry on Top? There aren’t enough hours in the day.)  :)

I just realized I’ve colored this one and the last with blonde hair.  I’ll be sure to change that the next time.

I’ll be back soon!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Digi Stamps:  Tiddly Inks “New Wings” and “Wryn’s Extra Sentiments”   Paper:  The Paper Cut Wild Cherry, X-Press It Blending Card, October Afternoon Sidewalks (8×8)   Accessories:  Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, Y21, YR23, BG10, BG11, BG13, R24, R29, E40, E41, E43, BG0000), Michaels brads, X-Press It 1/4″ High Tack Foam Tape.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

Happy Birthday to My Katie and Copic Coloring Guide Winner

Before I announce the winner of the Level 2 Copic Coloring Guide, I want to share a card I made for my daughter’s birthday.  (It’s today.  She’s 10.  So big.  So fast.)  If you want to scroll down to see if you’ve won, that’s ok.  (I would.)  :)

When the first Wryn images were released by Tiddly Inks, I *had* to have them all. And I bought them all.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to use any of them.  I promised myself I would not buy more until I used the ones I have.   So one down, three to go and then I shop again! :)

This image is Grow a Little Love. I *adore* her.   The sentiment is from Wryn’s Extra Sentiments, but I manipulated it just a bit, changing “Wishing you a HOPPY birthday” to “Wishing you a HAPPY birthday” (since there was no frog with this image).

I used my Copics for coloring, and the tiny hearts on the string were die-cut using My Favorite Things’ Notched Tag Die-namics.   Along the bottom, I placed a strip of Small Scallop Border Die-namics.

As for the Copic Coloring Guide, Level 2: Nature…  The randomly chosen winner  is… MICHELE DIETRICH!  Congrats, Michele!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Digi Stamps:  Tiddly Inks “Grow a Little Love” and “Wryn’s Extra Sentiments”   Paper:  Papertrey Ink Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline “Dolled Up” (6×6)   Accessories:  Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, Y21, YR23, E35, R81, R83, R85, BG53, BG57, YG91, YG93, BG70),  MFT Notched Tag and Small Scallop Border Die-namics, cream jute.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Witchie, Witchie, Screamie, Screamie

Hello.  :)  Halloween is just around the corner and I’ve had this cute little Tiddly Inks witch colored on my table, just waiting to be put together.  Since I have a marathon of posts coming up beginning Friday, I thought I better get to it now.  

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Other than the big piece of plaid, the patterned strips and blocks were leftover scraps from Cosmo Cricket’s Matilda paper pad.  I got the idea for the little face on the pumpkin from one of the other patterns in the pad.  I love the little “stitched-ish” smile.

Do you see that little black ribbon tag on the sentiment?  I added that as an afterthought.  The card was all put together and I decided I wanted to add “something.”  So guess what I did?  I stitched the whole card together when I added it.   Yep.  Stitched straight through to the back.  lol.  UGH.  (And this was right after I checked tonight’s dinner in the crockpot only to find that I’d forgotten to plug it in.)  ?????  SO…I cut the back off the card, cut around the stitches and glued the front onto a new card base.  It’s a little thick (lol) but good as new.  :)

As usual, my image is colored with markers, and then the ground and bits of shading were added with pencils. 

I’ll be back on Friday with this month’s JiFFy Challenge and then My Favorite Things previews begin Saturday!  :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  (And if you’d like to make me feel better, feel free to share one of  your own stupid moments.  lol.)  Have a great day!

Digi-imageTiddly Inks Peekaboobug”   SentimentLockhart Stamp Co.  “Witchie, Witchie”  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Wheat  Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Black  Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Matilda 6×6 paper pad  Accessories: Copic markers (E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, E57, YR0000, YR00, YR23, V15, V17, W1, W3, W5, W7, G94), Prismacolor pencils, black Sakura 3-d glaze pen (over pumpkin eyes), sewing machine, black ribbon scrap.  Finished size 5” x 5”.