Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Treats at Tiddly Inks & DT Call

Hi Everyone!
While I was on vacation in Asheville, I saw the new Summer Treats challenge at Tiddly Inks!!
I went on my phone and purchased these yummy summer digis so I could play along when I got home!
Silly me, I like ICE CREAM more than most things on Earth so I already had this one!!
Whoops!! 

Here is my first card for the Summer Treats challenge @ Tiddly Inks

And my 2nd card...

Close-ups of the yummy treats
             
are available in the online digi shop @ Tiddly Inks 
or you can buy them together in a 4x6 clear stamp set called

I'm trying out for the Tiddly Inks DT team and the linky closes tonight @ midnight!
If you are interested in applying...hurry, hurry to join in!!
But, the Summer Sweet challenge is on for 5 more days!
Hope you will join us in the FUN!

Here's a little bit about me if you are new to my blog:
Besides crafts, I love ice cream, reading, shopping, & my 2 sweet girls!
They are the inspiration for most of my cards and usually pick the images that I color!
Oh, & I am completely obsessed with the colors: teal, aqua, turquoise, & lime...
just in case you didn't notice on my blog theme!

I LOVE to color Tiddly images -- I have them in rubber from Stamping Bella, 
digis from the TI shop and some of the new clear sets!! Yep, I'm a FAN!
Wryn is my all time fave, but I love the new mermaids, as well!!

**HINT HINT for you Tiddly Fans... There are some new images coming out on AUG 15th!!
SQUEAL!!!  Who will be lining up with me to buy that new mermaid??**

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope you have a LOVELY week and please WISH me LUCK on the Tiddly Inks DT call!
I'm so excited about it ~~ I haven't slept in 2 days!! 

Other challenges that I am linking up with:
"C" is for Challenge: Fresh and Bright
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
YNS Fun Friday: Inspiration Pic 

70 comments:

  1. Good luck, Nicole:)! Both cards are adorable and the colours are fantastic! Try to get some sleep;) Hugs Delphine xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Delphine!! :)) :))
      Hopefully we will be working together on the Tiddly Team so good luck to us both!!!
      Xo

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  2. Oh my goodness! You have absolutely done an AMAZING job on these Nicole! Their hair looks so real, you could almost take a brush to it! Your coloring is so fabulous! Oh and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to buy some more stamps too! You bring them to life for me and make me want everyone of them! I know how much you LOVE Tiddly Inks so I am wishing you luck but honestly with your talent you don't need it! Congrats on the Fabulous job! xo :)

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    1. Tina, you have me blushing from head to toe!!
      I'm really pleased with how both of these cuties turned out, but it's all of the encouragement that keeps me going!!
      Thank you so much for your sweet comments!! :)) :)) I know you will be buying some new images... Sorry about that one!! They are just too cute! :))

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  3. Me, Me! I'll be lining up with you for that Tiddly Inks Mermaid! =) I adore the TI images as well and am anxious to collect all of them!
    I love how you've used these Sweet Wryns! Her hair is Amazing in both cards and the added embellishment in her flowers is such a sweet touch. I love the color combinations and your paper choices as well. They really complement the images. I can't get over your coloring skills! The more I look the more I see, it's fabulous with all the shading and little details! Well done Nicole! Best of luck with the TI DT call!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle, soooo much!! We can line up together on the 15th & celebrate !! Also -- we will need some ice cream for my bday (or cake... Cake would work, too!!) -- so glad you loved them!! I really love Wryn & I'm happy it shows!! :)) :))

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  4. Your coloring ROCKS Nicole, and I love the bright cheery colors! Good luck with the DT call... I think you are a shoe in! :)

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    1. Oh, thank you, Laura!!! The talent pool over there was knee deep & a mile wide!! Who knows how it will go... I would like to think & dream that it's me as a new member, but you just never know! There's a whole lot of talent in that gallery!!!

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  5. Both of these cards are absolutely adorable and I love the way the background papers correspond so nicely to your great colors and Wryn! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marlena!! I'm so glad you like them!! :)) :))

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  6. These are both amazing! I love the bright colors and attention to detail but not so fussy you can't really enjoy the great images! Good luck with the dt call!

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    1. Yay!!! I'm so glad you liked them, Amanda!! I was hoping you would like my new technique for hair!! Woot! Woot! :)) :))
      Thanks for the well wishes -- I'm going to keep my fingers & toes crossed --- & maybe braid my hair for good luck !!
      Does that count as being crossed...!?

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  7. These are just adorable! You colored the images so beautifully and found the perfect papers to match! Love all the bright, cheery colors.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lori !! :)) :))
      The papers always guide my cards & I'm a total paper junkie!! :)) :))

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  8. These are totally adorable Nicole. Love the colors, the coloring and the cards. Keeping fingers crossed you get on that DT.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sherry!!! All of my body parts are crossed, too!! :)) :)) xo

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  9. These are so cute and you did a fabulous job coloring them up! Good luck with DT call!!! Thank you for playing along with our YNS July Challenge!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, Karen!! Muah!
      :)) I really appreciate it! :))

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  10. Wow Girl! LOVE the fresh & fab colors! Perfect for summer treats....... Makes me want ice cream just looking at it.... Mmm Mmm :-) Well done!! Wishing you the best of luck in making the Tiddlywinks team! I know how much you love them. Xoxo

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    1. Thanks, my sweet!! :)) :)) I'm hoping & praying!! :)) :)) xo

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  11. These are so wonderful a nice and refreshing way to wrap up summer. They look sweet enough to eat. I love that you used bold color instead of pastels. Great job as always Nicole.

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    1. Thanks so much, Baker!! :)) :)) I love bright colors, so this paper made me smile... it was such bright ice cream colors instead of the typical choc, vanil, & straw... I don't think that there are any ice creams this bright except maybe in my imagination... :)) :))

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  12. oh.my.goodness Nicole....LOVE them both!!! Great, vibrant colors...fantastic coloring job (as you always do)! And I am so envious....we LOVE Asheville, (have been to the Biltmore twice), and would love to go back!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl !! Your awesomely sweet comments make me smile!! :) :) xo
      LOVE the Biltmore!! We went there the first day & my girls loved it! I was really worried that they would be bored touring it, but they loved the history and listened to the ENTIRE audio tour... LOL (even tho poor mom wanted to skip some parts~~!!) We've been there a few times and this was the year that they got the most out of it!! :) :)

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    2. So glad they enjoyed the Biltmore too! One of the times we went, my daughter was 12, and my niece was 5...I thought the same thing, but they both enjoyed it. My hubby hasn't been yet...as the guys went over to Fontana Dam that day. Maybe for our 30th anniversary in a couple years he and I could go; for the honeymoon we didn't have LOL!

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    3. Oooooh, that would be lovely!!! Stay at the inn for sure then...! So romantic!! It's just such a beautiful property -- it's so hard to leave !! :)) :))

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  13. both cards are absolutely gorgeous... stunning coloring!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you sweet!! hope you get to be a Tiddly Inks DT girl.. those images are so adorable to play with!!! finger crossed!!

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Vivi!! :)) :)) Love you for that!! :)) :))

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  14. Good luck, good luck! They are both amazing! I love the themes and her hair is so adorable. (Wish I could get mine like that, haha!) The lollipops and ice cream are super cute. Also I love the sun on the ice cream card. Good luck again!!!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie!!! :)) :)) I really appreciate all the luck and well wishes!! xoxo

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  15. Nicole, your cards are always so beautifully and brightly colored and beautifully and perfectly put together with just the right papers!! I will say good luck with the DT call, but I really don't think you're going to need it. They would be so silly not to have your amazing inspiration on the Team!! I think I'll stop on the way to work this morning and have an ice cream!!

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    1. Oh, thank you, sweet Darnell !!! :)) :)) Your comments overwhelm me ~~ seriously!!! They have the difficult decision of picking from over 100 applicants, so it's probably the hardest thing ever!! I so appreciate what you said ~~ & hope you were able to get an ice cream!! :) xo

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  16. Both are wonderful, I love your bright, cheery style! Lovely work!

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    1. Thanks, Patty Sue!! :)) :)) I'm so glad you like 'em!! :) :)

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  17. Oh how adorable Nicole! You mad coloring skills always blow my mind! I love how you capture the highlights in the hair and bring the little sweet images to life! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Oh my goodness!! Thanks so much, Mona!! :)) :)) Your lovely comments just made my day!! You are so so sweet!! The fact that you think I have mad coloring skills blows my mind!! xoxo

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  18. Wow...both of your cards are just so adorable! I know I have said this before you, but your coloring is simply fabulous and just so perfect. I love everything about your cards, from that patterned paper to all the sweet little details...too stinkin' cute!

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    1. Thank you, Kim!!! Because you keep saying it... I promise I won't get tired of hearing it, deal?? Your kind comments put a smile on my face and I am so grateful when you pop by and tell me I'm doing a good job. It really motivates me, so thank YOU!! :)) :)) I'll have to get your address, as I would be happy to send you one. :)) Thx again! :))

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  19. I'm back to say thanks for joining in the YNS challenge again! :) I love both of these cards... maybe we can work out a trade?? ;)

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    1. Oh my gosh, Laura!!! What a great idea!! I love your bear card and we can def trade!! Let me know which one of mine you prefer...?? :)) :))
      xo

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  20. two awesome cards. love the colors you used. Good luck with the DT call, It'd be a shame if they didn't pick you.

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  21. Love both your cards Nicole! Love the bright colours and the design paper is also perfect for these images. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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    1. Thanks, Larissa!!! I'm so glad you liked them!! :)) :))

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  22. Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations, I really appreciate! I'm sorry we didn't make it completely together, but very happy you got recognition too;)! Have a lovely evening and thanks again! Delphine xx

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    1. Yay!!! I'm so happy for you & I absolutely positively knew you would make the team!! It was a no-brainer!! Your work is stunning & exquisite !!! :)) :))
      Thank you so much!! I'm pleased to have been a finalist!!! :)) :)) The whole experience was great & I'm excited to be a guest designer over @ tiddly in the coming months. :)) :))
      Xo

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  23. Your cards are stunners Nicole...your coloring is amazing and it was lovely to find out more about you as well.
    Good luck with the design team call..they would be oh so lucky to have you.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs
    Xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Tracy!! :)) :))
      I really appreciate your sweet words about my cards!! :))

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  24. WOW, Nicole....your coloring is fabulous on those adorable images....you are sure to make the DT!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Joan, so much!!! You are such a sweetheart !! :)) :))

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  25. Both of these cards are just fabulous Nicole. I especially like the summer toe nail polish on the second one. LOL Saw you made one of the Guest Designer list at TI. A big congrats girlfriend! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you lovely lady!!! I was super excited to be a finalist !! :)) :)) I can't wait to be a guest for Tiddly in the coming months. Not sure yet when my turn will be, so it will be a fun surprise!! :)) :))

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  26. Such a happy card! Your coloring on the hair is amazing.

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  27. super sweet card :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday.

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  28. Both of these cards are amazing! Your coloring is just incredible! Well done!!

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  29. Both of these cards just make me smile Nicole! Brilliant use of colour and layering!

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    1. Yay!!! :)) :)) I'm glad they make you smile!! :))
      Thank you, Mary!! :)) You're such a sweetheart!! :))

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  30. I love the bright colors on your card, it really makes your treats look extra yummy! Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Tiddly Inks :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucianna!! :)) :))
      Xo

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  31. The image and paper are PERFECTION together!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!

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  32. Awesome coloring. I really hope you made it!

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    1. Thank you, Shanna!! :)) :))
      I'll post more info on that this week!!!
      :)) :))

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  33. Congratulations on the win at STB, Nicole, for your darling lollipop card! I'm sooo thrilled for you!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Darnell!!! :) :) :) I was so excited to see the news on Seize the Birthday!!! :) :) Thanks for sharing my joy!!!
      xoxo

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  34. Love your coloring! Your cards are true summer cards, love all these colors and papers. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Anna!!!!! :)) :))
      Xo

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Thanks for taking the time to write me a note!!!
~~Nicole~~