Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tiddly Inks Treasure Hunt Blog Hop!!!



Happy Happy Tiddly Treasure Hunting Saturday!!! Welcome to our fabulous Tiddly Blog Hop!!!  We are well on our way to celebrating Tiddly Ink's First Birthday and we're kicking off our upcoming celebrations in style!!  We have a GLORIOUS hop for you today with all of my fabulous Design Team sisters as well as amazing friends of Tiddly Inks hopping along with us!! 

If you've arrived from Jess' stunning blog and creation then you are following the right map!!   If you have come here to see me, (thank you!) but would like to hop along with us please start at the Tiddly Inks shop!! 


There are creations, prizes and inspiration to be had all around!!  You will be hopping along in search of beauty, booty and a secret message displayed by our very own Pirate Jane that could earn you fabulous Tiddly Prizes!! 


Each picture of Jane will reveal one letter of a secret code. But you must hop in order so you can decipher the secret code. :)   Once you visit each blog in the correct order, your clues will reveal a secret message which will lead you to the treasure chest of prizes....Arrggghhhh! 

Once the secret code is revealed, email the message to ccart87@gmail.com and
you will be entered into the drawing for the "booty" and prizes.
Our booty is scattered throughout all the different blogs, so as you hop be sure to stop by each blog and find some inspiring creations and prizes. :)

My creations today us the new and absolutely ADORABLE "Geekatude", "Flutterby" and "Tanker".  (I couldn't help myself!!  =)

We start with Geekatude.  Isn't he ADORABLE??  I love his tie (my 5 year old son often wears ties for no reason!) and his funky sneakers and iPod!!  I went with a 5.5 x 5.5 size card base.  I used Core cardstock for my base and took a nail file to it to grunge it up.  I then used both music notes and blue check paper (both from a DCWV mat stack) as my background papers.  I stitched and layered and grunged everything up.  I used my coveted Jillibean Soup paper - Atomic Soup for the background of my Nestie circle.  I've been waiting for SO long to bust this paper out.  I must get more as I just LOVE it!  I used my Nesties for my sentiment panel.  My sentiment says "reboot".  Perfect considering he's carrying lots of electronic media!!  I also used my sparkly black number stickers to add the number Pi to the upper right hand corner.  (heheeh - so fabulously "geeky") Embellishments also include a yellow binder clip tied with two tiny pieces of red and white baker's twine.  With lots of stitching I concluded this piece to be complete!  =)
My secret special letter today is the letter "E"!  (in case the .png file doesn't show for some reason)

The interior of my card is a mix of yellows and blues.  Again, lots of stitching, my Hello sentiment is from SU! and I added a cute, jumbo, plaid brad as an added little touch.
My next creation uses the oh so adorable Flutterby.  I just love the nature inspired quality this image has.  Barefoot in pigtails playing with butterflies...does it get any better?  I printed her out twice and colored her with my Copics.  The second image I only colored her hair and trimmed it out.  I then added it to my originally colored image popping her hair up on foam dots.  I glittered up her butterflies using my Quickie Glue Pen and my Super Nova glitter from SU!

I used a mish mash of papers from my scrap stash to pull together different styles with similar vibes.  The card base is 5.5 x 5.5.  The card base is Kraft, followed by Olive cardstock from SU!, followed by Core cardstock that has butterflies on it.  You can't see them on the front but you will see them on the interior of the card.  I've distressed my paper with a nail file so that the butterflies stand out more.  I layered and stitched all over the place for a cozy look.  I used my jumbo scallop punch on the very preppie green and blue gingham paper.  I then used my adorable, pastel alphabet stickers to cover the edge of the scallop.  I added a dark, kelly green polka dotted ribbon in a puffy, sweet bow. 
My sentiment is from PTI - "Enjoy everyday - Enjoy life".  My rolled roses are done in yellow cardstock, coated in Modge Podge and glittered up using my Doodlebug Glitter in Bumblebee Yellow.  I have adhered them on with 3-D glue dots. 
My card interior has more of the Core cardstock with butterflies as you can see here.  I've used three nested circles for space for a little note.  I truly love the simplicity of this image and tried to mimic that in the interior here. 
Next up is the GORGEOUS and totally hardcore Tanker.  She is a Steampunk Goth Pin-up and I KNOW you'll love her!!  Sweet, sassy and edgy.  Just my kind of gal!!  

I've once again, colored Tanker in with my Copic markers.  I then took my watercolor crayons and roughly colored all around her.  I took a paintbrush and a small amount of water to move and push that color all around.  I adhered her to a panel of gray SEI designer paper and stitched around her.  I then tore around a bit of the edging to grunge it up a bit.  My background papers are a mix of the same SEI paper pack and G45 Steampunk Debutante.  I used the sketch inspiration from the most recent sketch challenge over at the Smeared and Smudged forum. 
The chocolate brown polka dotted paper is more of the Core cardstock that I scuffed, stitched and tore up.  My embellishments are also from G45.  The rusty washer is from my darling husband's tool bench!  =) 
I, once again, kept the card interior rather simple.  Using the same papers I grabbed my Nesties (I can't seem to create without them now!! lol!) and added three layers with a simple sentiment of Thank You.
As a very special thank you to you all for being such loyal Tiddly Inks fans I have a jumbo prize pack for you!!!  All you have to do is follow along and leave love for each of our amazing artists in order to be entered into the drawing!!  Here is a picture of what I am offering up.  I am also going to list the contents as I couldn't capture everything in the photo:
  • set of 3 chocolate brown envelopes with figure 8 clasp
  • Flair Designs - Summer Daze Stickers
  • Flair Designs - Clear Cut Stickers - Summer Daze
  • Alterable Kraft Spiral Bound Envelope Album
  • Large Envelope with assorted Findings Papers (telephone books sheets, sheet music, time punch cards, etc)
  • Inkadinkadoo Clear Stamp set - 23 stamps
  • Stampendous Clear Thank You Set - 4 stamps
  • SU! True Friend - Set of 6
  • Paper Salon - Tailored Tins - Bloom Builder
  • SU! Parlez Vouz Francais -  Set of 6
  • SU! Fairy Nice - Set of 4
  • SU! Love Notes - set of 32 - teal, pink, confetti white
  • Paper Source assorted blank cards
  • Starbucks Sentiment Cards - 8 pack
  • 1 quickie glue pen
  • PTI - Paper Basics Fine Stationery Kit
  • Paper Source Petal Envelopes - Brown and Blue
  • Ribbon Sentiments - Assorted pack
  • Oh Boy brand envelope/stationery pack
  • Assorted Fashion Notecards
  • 3 sheets assorted SU! Simply Scrappin' stickers
  • SU! 8 - jumbo scalloped notecards
  • 3 different clear mini Christmas stamp sets
And, there's more!!  Tiddly Inks will be having a sale May 1-3 to celebrate our first birthday. If you are interested, visit the SHOP and then plan to create a fun project for the challenges or the next blog hop on May 10.

On May 10, Tiddly Inks will hold another blog hop that is open to everyone. You can check out the details on Christy’s blog HERE. It will be part of Tiddly Inks’s fun birthday party celebration and the special prize for the that blog hop will be a chance to win a digital stamp customized and designed for just for you.

Thanks so much for hopping in our Treasure Hunt. I hope you enjoyed seeing a lot of new images, some beautiful cards and visiting with our special guests and regular designers.
 
Now, all you have to do is click the cute button below to keep on treasure hunting!!  Good luck and thanks for being here with us today!!

105 comments:

Loopylou. said...

well miss meredith they are all blooming gorjuss hun!!! love every one!! huge hugs Lou xxx

laceyrane said...

your cards are super cute, love'em. I am new to all this and its fun thanks, Lacey

Tracy Jedi said...

Meredith, all three cards are amazing...just gorgeous! Wow, the insides are just as gorgeous as the fronts! TFS!

Anita said...

Awesome cards.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really great cards, I love all your textures and embellishment, you just want to touch them :)

Cindi said...

Great cards! I love the colors you chose.

femke said...

hi meredith,

3 super awesome cards!!!

greetings femke

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Oh, my goodness....I love, love, love all 3 of these....fantastic detail on each one and everything is just perfection! :)

PS: Love the new blog look...:)

Jodi said...

Wow you were sure busy....3 absolutely fantastic cards! Love all of them! :)

Helen said...

I love the use of your paper coordination. You've inspired me.

~ Jo ~ said...

Really great cards!! Lots of inspiration, thx!

Tip Top said...

Wow - I really must start decorating inside my cards!

Sharon said...

Wow you have been so busy! I just love all of your cards for the birthday celebration hop! Great images!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - 3 totally FABULOUS creations - LOVE them to bits - inside AND out!
xXx

Jolanda said...

Hi,
I really like your style of cardmaking!

Bye, Jolanda

Heather said...

Oh wow, loving the geek :)

Saskia said...

You're so creative! Great cards!

hop hop hop, to the next blog!

Saskia :)

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW!!! You really went to town here, girly! what fabulous creations! Love them all! xxD

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Oh, I love every single one of your cards! They are just so wonderful! The inside of each one is so unique as well! Just amazing! :)

Hazel said...

3 amazing cards, love them all,
H xx

Marilyn said...

Love the geek-tude. I have a female version of this little guy at my home. Flutter-by is so cute... can you imagine a sentiment in place of the butterflies?!? Oh, my...

Alison said...

Wowzers, Meredith! You sure have been busy! These are ALL fabulous! I cannot pick a favorite! And what an insane prize you are offering! You rawk!

Lisa said...

Your cards are wonderful! My fave is flutterby - it is so cheerful and sweet and I *love* those rolled flowers!

Sew Happy Baby said...

I love your style with all of the texture, it gives the cards a 3D affect. Thanks for all your hard work.

Mary M. said...

Your cards are awesome. Thought the first card was fantastic and then as I scrolled along, I realized just how talented you are.

Sheila said...

Love your cards. The Geek-tude is my favorite. He reminds me of my son. When he dresses for business meetings they ask him if he's getting his school pictures taken that day.

Country Mouse said...

Your cards are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win those goodies! :)

Jenn Borjeson said...

Meredith, they are all gorgeous! Love the stitching, the colors, the distressing, your coloring, EVERYTHING! :)

Beth said...

Hi Meredith,
I just love all of your texture and embellishments...they so make a card complete! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Beth P

Cleota said...

WOW! I am blown away! Your cards are outstanding!! Love Flutterby and how you've popped her hair out. Geekatude is just too cute. Tanker is one hardcore chica! Love them all - your coloring, the layouts, everything!

Jules said...

Meredith - you always do amazing work! The insides of the cards, are just as beautiful as the outside! *Hugs!*

Annika said...

my-my, three wonderful creations in one post! You sure spoil us! But my fave is the first - such cute image and fab colouring and fun papers!
Hugs
Annika

BlackBird said...

I like your cards!

Catherine said...

Your cards are absolutely fantastic ! Oh you rock Lady !

Shirley said...

These are all fabulous, but I'm loving the first one. I absolutely love that Elements paper. You could not have picked anything more perfect.

Cleah said...

These are awesome cards! Love the colors and layouts.

Alex said...

FIRST- Thank you for inviting me, I am having a BLAST. Second, love ALL of the creations, but TANKER- oh my! You have outdone yourself with the grunginess!!! FABULOUS! and the background paper for Geek Atude, AWESOME. I must get some for my house of geeks :). You are the Queen of versatile creativity. QUEEN

Anita C said...

Wow you were super busy and all of your cards are awesome!!

DQ said...

Some very nice cards, TFS!!

Cathie w said...

so cool love it....!!! TFS!!!


cathie
scraphappcat@gmail.com

Kimberly said...

These are the most adorable images...super cute TFS!Giveaway is huge.... www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Kim Kelley said...

Wonderful creations!
kkelley1308@aol.com

Jenn said...

I love your cards, thanks for sharing

Treasa said...

Wow...fabulous job on all of your cards...love them.

mforquer said...

Meredith - you are amazing girl!!! I LOVE each of these cards - your layering and placing details on your cards is crazy mad!! Maybe some day you can teach me the art of layering!!! GORGEOUS!
Hugs,
M

Pam W Merwin said...

What adorable creations on the outside and inside of your cards! I am loving the Flutterby stamp. Love that you have her hair "popped" :-) Background papers are great!

Steph said...

Your cards are fabulous and you made the insides just as beautiful as the outsides, wowie!

juelmarie said...

Wow!! So incredibly generous of you - I'm so obsessed with buying stuff- I need to this on my next hop!!! Great Job -got some great ideas! Thanks for the letter - I'm off to hop!

Jen said...

such fun creations. i can't decide which is my favorite. I love the little boy... but then Tanker looks like a fun girl too. :)
thank you for sharing.

mimi.bricole said...

your 3 cards are different but all fabulous!!

Starla B. said...

Your cards are just amazing!! I love them...but Tanker is totally my favorite. Awesome! =)

CraftyTigra said...

What adorable images! Love the geekatude 8) Reminds me of me ;> Thanks!

DesertBuni said...

Way Cool..Sweet...Awesome...you have an amazing talent for cardmaking! All three capture a differnt feeling, make me feel differnt when I view them...yet the details and the master finishing tie them all back to the same artist. Wonderful...thanks for sharing!

*Alison* said...

WOW.. your creations are just stunning.. I LOVE the new geek, and how you placed him in a circle.. the layered papers are wonderful.. off to the next blog.. HUGS

Marie B. said...

Wow, great cards, all of them! They all make me smile! :)

Larissa said...

Fabulous cards Meredith! I love the pi on the boy card and the sentiment is great!

The flowers on your second card are so cute!

Hugs,
Larissa

Barb said...

I love ALL of your wonderful cards! The Geek has to be my favorite and is probably the only card in all of craftdom featuring pi! Terrific!

Denise and Louise said...

Your cards are awesome. Am loving these new images but must say the little geek is my favourite at the moment. Hugs Denise xx

Maz said...

Wow, all three cards are amazing! Love the insides of the cards too. x

Stacey Ezell said...

Love all of your cards and the way you also embellished inside of the cards too. Just wonderful!!

Gunvor said...

Your cards are really great! I love how you decorate the insides as well.

Hugs, Gunvor

mema said...

Thank you to all of the amazing artists.
I love the way you and all of the other artists
inspire me.
mema

Jackiekg said...

Great cards! I especially like your Tanker card for its colouring, background and embellishments used.

Stamping Cafe said...

WOW... amazing cards, Meredith! Love your fabulous designs, superb coloring, and the fantastic details!! You ROCK!! Hugs!

Mish B said...

Love your fabulous cards!! I love Tanker and think I have my inspiration of the day! I can't wait to play with her. All your embellis are perfect!!

Cre8tively Yours in My Comfort Zone said...

Really, really great cards.... the colors and the stitching and lots of beautiful details - WOW!

Kristen said...

Wowsers.....fabulous cards...Super cuteeee!!!!

Danni said...

Love all your creations!!

Cassie_lu said...

love the clip you added to the little boy card.

Vicki said...

WOW! What a generous gift pack!

Your cards are gorgeous. =D

Georgee said...

Love the images & the great colors you used on your cards. The blog candy offered in this hop is great!!

Sheila said...

Love all three of your cards, the color,textures,and it was nice to see how you did the inside of the card as well.

Aussieleigh said...

Meredith...love all of your cards....Pi is so fun and I love all the texts and layering....just awesome!

KSD Creations said...

All of your cards are stunning. I think I love the steampunk one the best, though. However, it is tough because I'm a huge fan of the Jillibean Soup, especially the Atomic Soup. I must say, I'm enjoying your creations, a lot.

Lisa R. said...

Wow, you've been a busy bee! i love the geek card with the layers and paper choices. Great job coloring and showcasing the images. Thanks for the inspiration. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Kassiah said...

I absolutely love your Geeky Guy with the periodic table DP. sooo adorbz. Thanks for the awesome work and the giveway! *mwah*

Nancy said...

those are all simply amazing cards. I just love how you used the images and even stacked them the way to have...AWESOME Creations...

Hugs
Nancy T.

Jenn Zeeb said...

Totally LOVE all your cards inside and out.

Lucy Newton said...

Love your cards specially the first one the papers and colors you used are perfect for the cute stamp!!!

Tina said...

love your cards also...the colors are amazing

Tina

Shari said...

A triple play - what wonderful creations!!

MrsK said...

these are totally gorgeous!! i love them all x

Lisa Lynn said...

Adorable cards - very creative.

Sammi said...

wow Meredith! These are amazing!!
Sammi
xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fabulous creations!

hthole said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh Meredith the detailing in these cards are amazing. I LOVE the Periodic Table background, super-super cute, and the bakers twine and clip, the rolled roses on the Flutterby card. So awesome, I just got my hands on a paper rose SVG yestserday and am itching to use it. Great work on all the cards the details blow me away.

Ellis said...

Love all of your cards! =)
They are all fabulous!
Hugs, Elenor

Jennie said...

OMGosh Meredith this is just fabulous! You have been a busy girl! The details and extra touches you put into your cads are just fab!

xxx

Sparkly Engineer said...

Great cards. I couldn't choose a fav.

jigglymills said...

Love the pop up dimension on the hair for Flutterby. Beautiful! :)

Lisa T said...

That atomic paper is just perfect!!

Mama J said...

Love all your cards, especially the one with Tanker. Thanks for the inspiration!

mercieschild said...

What awesome cards, they are fabulous and are just getting me raring to go make cards LOL. These are great , thank you for the incentive. And thank you for sharing with us.
hugs Cathy
http://cathyshappiness.blogspot.com

Moments by Marla said...

Wow - your cards are amazing. So much detail right down to the last fleck of glitter. I fell in love with GeekaTude earlier in the hop and you have show cased him just perfectly. Thank you for sharing your artistic talent. I will be back to check out the rest of your work.

KJ said...

All your cards are fab, my fave is the steampunk inspired one, it's stunning!! Thanks for your generosity, I've got my fingers crossed :D x

Maria Therese said...

Cool cards!!

Margie said...

Wowzers, Meredith! Your cards are amazing! Love your choice of colors and papers. I am especially digging that Fluttery one! Super job! Awesome booty, I might add! LOL!

keysha said...

I love all 3... my favorite is Tanker!!! you did a wonderful job on your cards. TFS

Angela said...

Beautiful cards...I love your style! Thanks for the inspiration....

THERESA said...

WOW stunning comes to mind when i look at your cards, love it!!!
Need the inspiration!!!

Lysa said...

FABULOUS cards.. just love how you decorate the insides too! :)

Lola said...

Beautiful cards, lovely colors, the insides just as gorgeous as the outsides! Thank you!

Amy E said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! And thank for the chance at some fabulous blog candy!!

amyis300(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jaralubo said...

Beautiful cards, great job!!!!. tfa and the chance to win candy..