2/25/11

Fabulous Inky Friday #7 and Winners from Monochromatic Challenge # 38!!


Hi everyone!!! Welcome to another Fabulous Inky Friday!  Don't forget our FUN Shaker Card Challenge this week - click HERE for details!

We are so excited to announce our Top 5 entries (in no particular order)
(please grab the badge of your choice below!! and CONGRATS!!)

Tip Top
Hazel Parr
Arabella
Mary M
Shirley



our chosen at random $10 gift certificate winner!!!

Congratulations!! Please contact Christy for your gift certificate!!!
Please Note: Only participants that use Tiddly Ink images qualify for prizes and those participants are entered into the random generator! Thanks!

Now how about some inspiration using those ADORABLE Tiddly Images that we all  know and love!!  You never know you might see something YOU created!!


Tracy (Guest Designer) using Royal Decree

(outside)
(inside)

Lynne (Guest Designer) using Cup of Kitty



Now for some of our awesome challenge participant's creations!!!


Don't forget to visit the Tiddly Inks shop and thanks for stopping by!  Have a Crafty Weekend!!!

2/23/11

January Winner and a New Release!


Hi ya everyone!  If you are looking for our Shaker Card Challenge, click here! One of our new changes this year is to select a monthly random winner from the pool of people who entered each of the monthly challenges.  We are sorry to post this a tiny bit late, but we have picked our winner from among the crafters who participated in all of January's weekly challenges to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Tiddly Inks store!  How awesome is that??  


We had 12 people who participated in all the challenges and by random selection the WINNER IS:
Please contact Christy to claim your $25 gift voucher by clicking on the Contact button!!


If you would like to be in the pool for March's $25 gift voucher, be sure to join us for each week's challenge. :)

Please remember to use a Tiddly Inks image when entering our challenges. Only entries using a Tiddly Inks image will be part of our drawings.

Also check out all the new fabulous images in the Tiddly Inks store by clicking on the images below!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

2/22/11

Challenge 39 - Teach Me - Shaker Card Challenge (tutorial included)




Hello Everyone!! Happy Tiddly Tuesday!! Oh do we have some BEYOND amazing inspiration for you this week!!! (who am I kidding...every week is inspiring to the nth degree!!) But this week, our team has been challenged to create shaker cards for you!! We've included a tutorial attached below for you to follow as that's also YOUR challenge this week!!

We promise, it's not as hard as it may look! And the WOW factor is just over the top! Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions if you get stuck on any part of the tutorial .

Enjoy the gorgeousness that our team has created for you!!! And remember to add your creation to Mr. Linky below!!
Please note: In order to be eligible to be entered to win you must use a Tiddly Image. If you don't have one you can pick up a lovely variety of freebies here!! (you can thank Christy for those! =)

Shaker Card Tutorial
(written by Meredith Winston)

I chose to use a 5.5 x 5.5 card. It's a 'go-to' size for me....I just love it!

I used my Basic Grey magnetic mat (I use it for every project I make!!).

I measured in 1" on each side making sure to use light pencil marks on the inside of the front of my card. This way there are no pencil marks showing on the outside of your card.
You then need to connect the dots to make a square. I then used my craft knife to CAREFULLY follow my ruler to trim out the square. This is the frame of your card.


I then measured the acetate that you need as the "glass" in your frame. You don't need to be as precise with this as the inside cover is covered in the end. You’ll see down below that I’ve demonstrated two different techniques when using acrylic.

For this example, I used traditional "red liner" tape to adhere the acetate to the inside of the frame.

I then brought out my stamps, ink, images and embellishments to decorate both inside and out.

You can use either foam squares as I did here, making absolutely sure that you place them directly next to each other so that the glitter doesn’t sneak out of the edges OR you can use 3-D foam runner tape (it comes on a spool...as opposed to 3-D squares or dots).
I have done two different techniques. My first technique is using a single piece of acrylic as shown here:
I adhered the top of my picture first to make sure that my alignment was correct. I then shook in about...a tablespoon or so of chunky, silver art glitter.

My second example uses an acrylic pre-folded card. I stitched the edges together, dropped in a red cardstock heart that I stamped and heat embossed. I sprinkled my glitter inside and taped up the top. I adhered it in the same manner as the single acrylic sheet. It lends itself to a bit more of a three dimensional look.
But either way you’ll have a fabulous shaker card in the end! I then peeled the backing off of the other 3 sides of the 3-D tape and pressed my image firmly down. I shook any excess glitter off and.....


Voila!!

2/18/11

Fabulous Inky Friday #6 and Love Is in the Air Winners!!!

If you are looking for this week's challenge: Monochromatic, please click HERE
Hi everyone! Welcome to another Fabulous Inky Friday.   Before we announce the winners and share some inspiration here's a quick peek of the new images this week:
Head over to Tiddly Inks and pick up a new one today and join our Monochromatic Challenge

Hey Fabulous Challenge participants!  Your projects last week were over the top stunning!  It was such a difficult choice for the design team!  You could really feel the Love in the Air!

We are so excited to announce our Top 5 entries (in no particular order)
(please grab the badge of your choice below!! and CONGRATS!!)

Debbie
Jodi
Wendy
Kecia
Jenn


our chosen at random $10 gift certificate winner!!!
Congratulations!! Please contact Christy for your gift certificate!!!
Please Note: Only participants that use Tiddly Ink images qualify for prizes and those participants are entered into the random generator! Thanks!

We hope this inspiration will get those creative juices flowing!  Check out these GORGEOUS creations from our Design Team Members and from Design Team members from Cute Card Thursday where Tiddly Inks is sponsoring - so add some shine to your Tiddly Ink cards and enter there too!

Lynne (Guest DT member) using Sew Some Love

Lysa (DT Member) using Colorful World

Larissa (DT Member) using Dr. LoveBoto

Jenn B using Kellie

Caz using Love at First Byte

Kiara using Georgia the Gymnast

Michelle (Cute Card Thursday DT Member) using Key To My Heart

Bonnie (Non-DT Member) using Kiki (freebie)

Thank you so much for visiting us today - Don't forget to join the fun challenge this week!

2/15/11

Challenge 38 - Monochromatic



Happy Valentine's Week Everyone!!! We are, as ALWAYS, thrilled to be here with you for another amazing Tiddly Tuesday!!!

This week's theme for Challenge #38 is Monochromatic!!! Meaning - you choose a color palette, and your creation must be in only that scheme - including your image! Any color you like! Our amazing Design Team has come up with some FANTASTIC creations as perfect monochromatic examples for your viewing and inspirational pleasure!

Make sure to pop by and check each one of our fabulous designers creations as they are all simply GORGEOUS!! You will have until next Monday to post your creation in the Inlinkz collection below.

Please remember - in order to be eligible to be entered to win you must use a Tiddly Inks image. If you do not have one you can check out the Freebies section and grab one there!






We CAN'T WAIT to see your creations!  Thanks for visiting us!