Thursday, June 17, 2010

Two with Tiddly!

Father's Day is really a tough time for me. I will always be a Daddy's Girl but I lost him 5 years ago to Alzheimer's. When I saw this adorable image at Tiddly Inks (called apppropriately "Daddy's Girl") I HAD to have her. I think I cried the whole time I was making this card but I really love how it turned out. (I'm not doing that good a job holding back the tears while typing either so if I'm messing up, sorry.)

After cutting her out with my Nesties I finally decided on an easel card so the sentiment will always be visible. The papers are from Miss Elizabeth's and unfortunately I don't know who did the plaid, which I picked out first, as it inspired the entire color scheme.

The letters for Daddy are stamped with an old set from Stamp Craft and cut out. She's done with a combo of paper piecing and coloring with my Copics, with the hat, tie and shoes colored again and popped.

The sentiment is computer generated and is how I will always feel. I love you Daddy and miss you very much! This is my second entry in the Cards for Men Father's Day Challenge, my first for the One for the Boys Cupcake Crafts Challenge, and it's been way too long since I've entered a challenge at A Crafty Little Place, #34 also One for the Boys.

On a lighter note, on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog this week the challenge is Bleep, Bleep Boys and Their Robots. I got both the adorable images FREE from the Tiddly Inks PCP Group. WooHoo! Roboto came already colored in the freebie but he is available for purchase uncolored along with tons more adorable robots and other cute boy stuff Here. The free pressie was not colored so I printed it a couple of times and used my Papertrey Ink Distressed Stripes Clear Stamps I got from my dear friend Leah for my birthday to do the wrapping and then colored and cut and popped the bow. I love the fact that you can resize digis so I made the present large enough to turn into a shaped card and then just folded some cardstock, traced around the image with a bit of a shadow, and hand cut it with scissors. The little paper clip letters came from JoAnn's. The letters seemed to easily be popped off the clips (I found this out quite by accident, LOL) so I glued the o and r under the f on the first clip with glossy accents. I thought the square letters tied in perfectly.
The entire present was popped on the card base as was the ribbon on top of the colored pressie. Roboto was popped a bit higher and his shoes and one of the balloons were cut out and popped as well. LOVE that dimension! I love these challenges so much! If you've never worked with digis before and are unfamiliar with Tiddly Inks, this is a perfect challenge to get your feet wet since the images are available FREE for this one just by joining the Tiddly Inks PCP group. In fact every Tues there's something FREE being offered there so what are you waiting for?


  1. these are brilliant the first one is so cute and the second one is sheer brilliance! x

  2. Oh My! I lost my Grandpa last year and this picture SO reminds me of him! You have presented it BEAUTIFULLY!! I can FEEL your emotion in it with the colors and tones!
    SO! I'm totally new to stamping and I have a bunch of questions. Most of them start with HOW DID YOU DO THAT? !!
    How did you add the 3D had and shoes?
    How did you color the jacket in plaid?
    You said you "cut her out with Nesties"... what does that mean?

    Any help you can offer is SO appreciated!

  3. Oh Donna, I am so sad with you. It hurts so to lose a loved one. It is a beautiful card and I am sure your Dad would have loved it. Sending you BIG HUGS....

    Did you get what I left on my blog for you.

  4. Hi Donna,
    These are two great cards. I particularly love the cute image on the first one but the layout on the other is fabulaous.
    Fiona x

  5. Thes are 2 super amazing cards... Sorry we made you cry but it's an amazing card..

    As for Robotto I love it..very original xx

    Thanks for joining us at Tiddly inks xx

  6. Awww, Donna, I'm so sorry about your dad. Sounds like a rough time of year for you, indeed.

    If it's any consolation at all, your cards are gorgeous....and I like you. :)

  7. Well b/c of time I did not comment on each project but I certainly looked at everything and read everything! You have done some really wonderful things and gosh am I enjoying your stamping! Such creative ways to use those images! I was pretty pleased to see your LO of your sweet husband, made me smile! This card, is something else, I guess the love you feel for your Dad shows here..there is a softness that is unexpected in such a project but is so wonderful to see!!!
    We are all a little under the weather here which isn't the best way to celebrate my baby's first b-day but thats ok. nice to be home after such a long trip!

  8. Beautiful cards Donna, your daddy's girl card is gorgeous...sorry hes not here to share it with you, I'm sure he would have loved it.
    sending hugs Debbie x

  9. Donna - Your post made me cry! I'm so sorry to read about your dad. It must have been so painful to live through his end times.
    Your card is fabulous - and must have been part of your healing process. The love pours out of it. There's just something "extra" with this one. I'm not sure what your plans for this card are, but I hope that your journey of healing continues with the process. xox

  10. oooohhh Donna, these are so cute!!!
    love the first because I have 4 daughters...
    Carol N<><

  11. Donna,
    I too am a daddy's girl and my father is starting to say and do things that don't make sense. I feel your grief and am happy that you were able to put your emotion into a beautiful card. The image is absolutely adorable.
    BIG ((((HUGS))) during this rough time.

  12. This card is really cute!! Love that stamp.

  13. Oh Donna! Your card is beautiful! I love purple! I love what you did with the hat and the tie.

    Sending you a big hug!


  14. donna they are both absolutely gorgeous hun, i love them both. Seding big cyber hugs hun xxxxx

  15. Donna, these are both just adorable my friend. I have to say I'm partial to the daddy card, as I love your coloring. So glad to see you having fun using your stamps!

    Hugz, xx


  16. Donna I love both these cards, they are both so cute. I love the sentiment and story with the first one. It is so hard when you lose someone so close and special but he will be in your heart and watching down on you always!

    Take care
    Kaye x

  17. Oh, well you made me tear up reading about your dad. That is such a sweet story and a great card too....

    And boy do I love, love, love, love how you made the present into a full sized card. Very clever. :)
    That is you though.....

    Great cards as always and thanks for the tear jerker too. :)

  18. Oh my, the Tiddly Inks image is adorable, along with the sweet! The sentiment is perfect and while you may have been misty eyed while typing, I bet the memories took you to a wonderful place!

    I'm hoping on the robot craze too, I love everything about them! Your card is adorable! :D

  19. WOW! both cards are fantastic, so creative! The Present and the sentiment on the Daddys girl card are just Brilliant

    Thank you for joining us this week for a Tiddly Inks Challenge, hope you had fun
    love emma xxx

  20. These are both just fab! I love the image and sentiments on both of them.

    Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week

  21. What a beautiful card and such a touching story. Thanks for sharing your inner most thoughts. It is so hard when you lose someone so close but I'm sure he was looking down and beaming with pride as he watched you make this special card and will always hold it in his heart.

  22. What a sweet story!! Your cards are too cute...Love those TIs!!
    Thanks for sharing with ACLP this week!!
    Little Crafty Hugs - LORi

  23. Your first card is absolutely precious. Your little robot card is sweet too. I'm so glad to see you here, great to have you back at A Crafty Little Place.

    Gwen DTC@ACLP

  24. Hi, Donna. Great job with your cards!
    Thinking of you, so sorry about your dad. It's a tough disease. Remember the good times tomorrow.
    Cara ACLP DT

  25. Super adorable cards!! Love them both!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!
    Sheri-ACLP DT

  26. Super cards!!! So creative!
    ACLP Hugs

  27. These are gorgeous cards. I wish I had an ounce of your talent. Amazing!

  28. Aww how sweet! Perfect for any daddy who has a little girl. :D Love this image, I never get tired of seeing it, but here on your easel card is a whole different level! Love the layers and dimension. Great job, thank you so much for joining us in our Guys challenge at ACLP!
    ~*Joni ACLP DT

  29. These cards are so sweet!!! I hope you continue to heal through card making... The second card is totally original! I just love that you used the present as a card base... Too cute!

    Thanks for playing with the Tiddly Inkers this week! I hope to see you again next week!


  30. Wow awesome cards! I love the paperpiecing on the first card! And so clever to use the present as a base for your card. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!


  31. congrats on your HM win at Tiddly Inks!


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