Friday, April 20, 2018

Tiddlyinks Fab Friday- April 2018


Hi there

Welcome to another Fab Friday at Tiddlyinks. This month, I am using the fun stamp Sweet Dreams Wryn. This stamp comes in two versions- Wryn in bed with pjs, reading a book with a night lamp and bookstand nearby. The second is Wryn reading in pjs and cute bunny slippers.

This stamp is really great as a birthday card for enthusiastic book readers and those who love to dream. Oh it also comes with a digital paper which makes for a great background.

Here is a 3 panel card I made using this cute stamp and painted using distressed inks.




Now I used a mix of distress inks for this project but here is a list of a few of them - vintage photo, chipped sapphire , mermaid lagoon, candied apple, pink lemonade, citrus green, mustard seed, scattered straw. Like paint you can mix the colours to make your own unique hue to colour your projects.

Hope this inspired you to try something different and to shop at tiddlyinks.com for interesting stamps for your projects. Please also stop by the other exciting designers and see their fantastic projects, using the stamps at Tiddlyinks.com

See you here for the next bloghop on 28th April 'Spring is Here'.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Blog Hop coming soon

Hi folks

I am so excited to tell you about an excited event happening this month at Tiddlyinks. We are having a blog hop..yes a blog hop and the topic is you guessed it....Spring and its happening on the 28th April. Of course I will be participating. There will be a prize and a game to be announced. So come join the fun, fun, fun!!!!!!.....

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Distress Inks and a Wish upon a star .....


Its Challenge time again at Tiddlyinks and this month's challenge is super fun.

Think circles.....not going in circles but a circular themed card. I had several ideas for this challenge but decided on this one.


The image used today is one of the newest images in Tiddlyinks called 'Wish upon a Star'.

I decided to create a night background using distress inks with additional stars. At first when I did the starry background, I highlighted the star in a halo of light and then I got darker as I neared the ground but it didnt seemed right so I reversed it. Now the sky starts dark and gets lighter as it hits the ground and I added a few more stars with white pigment ink.

Distress inks I used for the background were gathered twigs,peacock feathers,tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon,picked raspberry, blueprint sketch,salty ocean.

White pigment ink was used to smoothen the image.

Markers used
Skin- E 11, E51,E000 and Y000
Hair- E 47,E18,E15,E13,E11,E51
Clothes-Y35, Y19,Y13,Y21,Y000
Pants-B24,B04, B02, B000
Dog-C1,C3,C5
Grass-G28, G00,G21,G03,YG17,YG09

Stars- White Sharpie

Hope you liked today's card and that you will check out all the other talented designers at tiddlyinks.com and their circular challenge design.

See you next time!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Simple Easter Card with Prismacolor Pencils

Hi there and welcome to another fun day at Sweet Cherry Cards.

Its Easter time once again...and you know I cannot let the holiday go, without doing an easter card.

Todays card is a very simple one with a cute image from Tiddlyinks called Bunny Q. Here is my card


I had so much fun colouring up her image with prismacolor color pencils...I couldnt believe the amount I used.. but here they are
PC928, PC917, PC939, PC929, PC925, PC946, PC945,PC930, PC941, PC944, PC943, PC924, PC1034, PC927,PC997, PC1002, PC921, PC922, PC918, PC926, PC1005, PC912, PC913, PC989, PC938, PC1027, PC903,
PC904, PC942, PC915, PC916, PC914

I hope you like this very simple card and I look forward to having you back here. Feel free to leave a comment at the end!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Its time for Fab Friday at Tiddlyinks

Hi there and thanks for joining me for another Fab Friday at Tiddlyinks


As usual its jam packed with fabulous cards created by the wonderful design team.

For today's showing, I chose another seaside themed stamp - an extra actually(and boy do you get alot of extras from Christy) and its from the stamp set Shh-Hark...remember I am not using the main image...I am using an extra but its just as fun.


Now for the good part ....the colouring...I contemplated using paints at first but settled on my copic markers. I kept mainly to my B n B's (blues and browns) for this one...with a hint of green.

Copic colours B04, B00,B000,B24,B02, B18, B14,E51, E000,E15,E18,E13,E11 and G00

Now my first colouring attempt was fair but I wanted to tweak it up abit so I redid it. Of course, I am not throwing it away...I'm sure I can find a purpose for it....


I added some texture to the sand with a stipling effect...you might notice the white ink among the brown stipling using a sharpie water based paint pen.

To add drama to this beauty, I covered the bottle with Ranger's glossy accents. How cool is that. Here is my card again...

Now if youre wondering what this card can be used for...well in this case the words I wrote for the inside message centred around 'being patient'....

I hope you enjoyed today's card and I look forward to seeing you back here for another exciting day at sweet cherry cards. Remember 'every day begins with a smile....'



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Its Molly time at Tiddlyinks

Hi there

Today I am sharing with you one of the stars of Tiddlyinks and her name is Molly.

The stamp I am using today is called Molly Swims. It conjures up sunny days with lots of warmth and sunshine. This can be used for birthdays, just because or just to celebrate learning to swim.

I used both markers and watercolour paints with this stamp. The image was coloured using copics while the beach background was painted in watercolours. I used glossy accents to make the plastic of the inner tube standout as well as the water in the background to give the feeling of being on the ocean. Here is Molly swims


Hope you had fun at this week's challenge of Molly Makes at Tiddlyinks and I hope you stop by all the other talented designers as well as pop in the store to get your own Molly

See you next time!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Colouring roses

Today I had my most challenging colouring project...colouring roses.

I love roses but for some reason I find them a challenge when I am colouring or painting them. This one I found less intimidating...I guess because I coloured each petal one at a time and I coloured the image with markers.

The copic markers I used were R29, R27, R35, R43, R00 for the rose. For the leaves YG17, GOO, G21 and G03.

I started with the smaller rose defining each petal at a time. Adding cast shadows, them medium tones then the lightest colour, leaving a sliver of uncoloured parts as my highlights. I repeated the same process for the second rose and added a tiny tinge of yellow just for some contrast. I have found it easier to concentrate on one area at a time as coached by my teacher, Alyce.

The leaves were also individually coloured starting with the colour I selected for the shadows YG17 and then the midtones and highlights were added afterwards insuring that the veins of the leaves were higlighted. I showcased the rose on a wooden background against a blue wall.

Here are my lovely roses


Hope you feel inspired to try out some challenging prospect youve been thinking of doing and remember take small steps and you will get there. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fab Friday at Tiddlyinks

Hi there . Its another fabulous Friday at Tiddlyinks.

Today I am using one of the extra images you get when you purchase some of the digital stamps at Tiddlyinks. Sometimes Christy gives you extra little goodies to complete your card composition. Today I am using one from Father's Day Vintage Truck

This bonus stamp is an image of golf clubs which can be used by itself or with the truck. Either in the truck bed or at the side of the truck.

Here is my card for Fabulous Friday

This can be used for a guy or a gal who likes golfing. Dont be afraid to challenge yourself. I often do.

Hope you enjoy this card and check out the other beautiful cards submitted by the remainder of the design team at Tiddlyinks

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Sweet Cherry Cards.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Colouring hair

Hi there and welcome to another colorific (if that's a word) day at Sweet Cherry Cards.

Today I am showing you how colouring hair in colours other than brown or black, on your image can be quite exciting and frankly quite cute. I must admit with the colours I chose the card has turned out pretty awesome. And to think I almost threw away the image as I was gathering up the scrap paper lying around, to dispose, in the bin. This gem just fell out onto the floor and I went hmmm. This is really cute how did you end up where you did.

So in this post I am showing you that sometimes doing something you might not ordinarily do , can turn out really exciting...as in the purple hair.

Here is one of the new Tiddlyinks' Wryn images, coloured in blues and purple. Hope you like.....

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Funny Handmade Cards

Welcome back. Today I am introducing my new line of cards starting this month of February. Yes folks youve been asking and here they are 'Funny Handmade cards'. Its not going to be a big line but it will be part of the inventory.

These cards are sure to make your loved one or friend have a good chuckle.

I love to colour on craft paper with coloured pencils. Its such a fun way to colour stamps. Today I am using some funny animal stamps from Art Impressions. This one is called 'Old Goat'


Colours used were PRISMACOLOR 924,915, 916,922, 1069,1023, 928, 912, 938, 908, 929, 926, 1005, 1054, 935, 1072, 1051,939

I like the way the white pops on the craft paper and how the colours blends well. This is just appropriate for that guy with a sense of humour.

The 2nd card ..I continued with the 'old goat' stamps. This time I used a mixed media paper, which is white.


Another great option for the funny guy in your life.

Hope you like today's cards and check back Monday to see more funny cards that are hint hint...'udderly fantastic'!

Happy Valentine's Day

To all the romantics out there...today is the day of Love. Its Valentine's Day. The day we share sweet memories and thoughts with that special someone in our lives.

Today my post will be short. I will just be adding a cute little card to celebrate the day. I hope you all have a great day spent with your loved one!



Happy Valentine's Day from Sweet Cherry Cards.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Happy Carnival TnT

Its Carnival 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago. What a wonderful time to be in sweet Trini land. I hope everyone is enjoying themselves and staying safe. In celebration of Carnival I have a sweet treat for you.

I've blended stencilling with distressing techniques and a bit of stamping. 'Carnival is colour' so you'll find pinks, purples, yellows, greens, blues in the card and what is Carnival without sequins.......


Distress oxides and inks used were wilted violet, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and wild honey respectively.

Hope you liked today's card and check back on Wednesday for a new line of cards I will be presenting. Just a hint..."theyre funny"

Happy Carnival!


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tiddly Inks - Time flies


Here is one of the wonderful designs soon to be released at Tiddlyinks called Time flies.... There is so much you can do with this stamp....use it for a card to celebrate the early milestone's in your daughter's life such as turning 1 year old, 5 years old and even 12 years.... It can also be used for a graduation card as well. Here I used it for a belated birthday card. I am sure there are many more uses you can find......



Have a great day and enjoy shopping at Tiddlyinks.

Magical Wryn

Now I did tell you that Tiddlyinks was having a grand release ...and here is another sample of the new gorgeous stamps soon to be released.

This stamp is entitled Magical Wryn and its really adorable. There are so many uses for this stamp as well. Birthdays, a wish to ease a friend or family 's hurt or pain and so many more.


For more useful stamps to make your handmade magic check out www.tiddlyinks.com

Wryn Waits

Here is another sneak peak of a grand release of several stamps at Tiddlyinks. This lovely stamp can be used to support a friend who is waiting for news from exams, a job interview or even from a health examination. Whatever you decide I am sure this stamp will be a winner.


So check out this and other goodies at Tiddlyinks.com.

Give Love at Tiddlyinks

Oh wow...it's almost that time again...you guessed it Valentine's....

Its a time when everyone wants to show their affection for their loved ones by giving gifts or cards or other meaningful suggestions of love.

Tiddlyinks has wonderful images which will help you 'give love' to that special someone in truly the best way ..... creating a handmade card that is truly from the heart, using their wonderful digital stamps.

Here is 'best friends'..... This is sure to bring a smile to their face.



So show your friend that you really care and create a unique card that celebrates your friendship, this Valentine's.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the work by the other wonderful designers at Tiddlyinks.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Folds, Folds and more Folds


Hi there

Its another day of colouring digital images and this one has to do with alot of folds. Its one of Jade Dragonne's wonderful drawings, which was coloured, using the following prismacolor pencils.

Hair- 944,946, 947, 943, 945, 1083
Body- 943, 945, 1034, 1003, 927, 928, 938
Dress- 924,926, 944, 925, 928, 930
Bows- 904,903, 1023,
Shadows-1056, 1074, 1051


I started with the folds of the dress and there were so many to bring to life, I wondered if I would have enough space to do it but I did. I then worked on the bows and the knickers adding more folds. Now you always have to ensure the pencils are always sharpened to a point to really get the results you want.

The hair and body was left for last and then using one of the simple background techniques I learnt in Kit and Clowder I completed my colouring.

Hope you like this practice piece and I hope it will encourage you to try it some time.

Until my next blog...have a great time.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Simple Watercolour Background

Hi there

Today I am featuring a practice piece which I coloured with coloured pencils. The twist is that for the background I used water colour.

The image is a lovely drawing by yampuff and this is from a class by Kit and Clowder where Alyce teaches you to create simple backgrounds. In the class, the mermaid was previously coloured using markers, but because I am on holiday, I only walked with my prismacolour pencils and some watercolour paints left over on my palette. So I did this one on my own, selecting my own colour pencils for the image but using the technique of the watercolour background.

The prisma pencils I used were

BUBBLES- 1006, 1021,and 992
HAIR- 997,924, 922, 944, 925
BRA- 995,994,929
BODY- 913, 1005, 1024, 909 989

The background was loosely painted around the shape of the image with brighter colours to add a glow.

For the scaly look to the body of the mermaid I did some stipling with a darker colour pencil.

Hope you like today's practice piece and that it would either encourage you to take classes at Kit and Clowder if you so desire or to try this piece on your own.

I look forward to seeing back here soon.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Shades of brown

Hi there. I am back with something abit different. Its a colour creation that I did at class with Kit and Clowder Its something I would not normally do. The image which is from Jade Dragonne is coloured in a brown monotone colour.



This beautiful artwork was coloured with prismacolors- sepia, dark brown, light umber, putty beige, sand and sienna brown. This was a class I did with Alyce at Kit and Clowder and I can say she is a fantastic teacher if she could teach me to colour like this. You should check out her classes.

I hope you like what you saw here and that you will stop by and visit me often.

Let's Text at Tiddlyinks

Oh wow today I am so happy to feature one of the newest digis at Tiddlyinks. She is an adorable little stamp called "Wryn's Texting" and we know we do alot of that today with the advent of 'what's app' and others messenger platforms.

So here is Wryn and she is texting up a storm



She is replying to so many messages...which I am sure some of us can agree with. I had these bits of messages from a paper pack by Amy Tangerine which I thought would add some flair to the card. I also used my new copics set of markers which was put together by my friends at Dick Blick when I travelled and the paper is from my stash ( I have so many papers and yet I want more and more).

Now you can use her for Happy Birthday cards, Sorry, Just because, Hello and so much more. So check out the TiddlyInks Store at www.tiddlyinks.com for more of these images. I cant wait to see what they have in store for the rest of 2018. Dont forget to check out the rest of the talented design team for their creations.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave your comments as I would love to hear from you!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Its a Happy New Year at Tiddlyinks

Hi there and Happy New Year again!

I am so happy to be back as part of the design team for Tiddlyinks in 2018. This year is going to be just as exciting as last year. So let's get started by introducing the first card of the New Year and its an adorable one.

The image I am using is Annabelle and PuppyLove. I thought what better way to start the year than with love and friendship. This stamp is an excellent one for a friend's birthday, a 'just because'card or even a 'thinking about you' card! Whichever theme you choose, I am sure it will be appropriate and cherished by the person receiving it!

Here is Annabelle and Puppy Love featured in today's Happy New Year card!


The image was coloured with blick markers in the following colours:- saffron,canary yellow, caramel, brick red, red, light cerulean blue, peach, dark brown, sienna and set on a yellow and brown themed background.

Hope you liked today's card. Don't forget to check out the other blogs and continue to shop at Tiddlyinks.com.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year, 2018!

I can't believe it....its 2018 already....I hope it will be a great one for you as I hope it will be for me. I will be making a few changes to my blog which I will tell you about by the start of the 2nd week in January.

I am currently abroad and so excited to start a new chapter in my life.

So Happy New Year to each and everyone of my friends here at Sweet Cherry Cards.