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Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick or Treating with Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps


Welcome to the collision of Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps. :) One fun, fun, fun blog hop!
Betty (of Simply Betty Stamps and my DT member) and I are big Halloween fans, so naturally we had to put together a fun Trick or Treat Blog Hop.

How to Participate: Post your creation on your personal blog today between 12:00 PM CST (noon) and 5:55 PM CST. The title of your post should be "Trick or Treating with Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps." If possible, your post is to include a Trick (a technique) or a Treat (a gorgeous card :D).

Once your blog post is completed, visit the Simply Betty Stamps blog and link your blog hop post in the Inlinkz list at the bottom of the Blog Hop post in order to be qualified for the prizes. There is no need to sign up in advance, but the Inlinkz list will close at 6:00 PM.
Then we hop, Halloween style, from the Simply Betty Stamps blog. If you don't plan to enter a card, still come along and comment. :) Everyone would appreciate it and you might get super inspired---or spooked. :)


Prizes: Two random blogger participant winners will be announced November 5 and highlighted on the hosting blogs, Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps. Each will receive a $10 gift voucher from Tiddly Inks and digital images of her choice from Simply Betty Stamps. will be giving away digital images of the winner's choice.


Many of the design team members are offering freebies and prizes along the way, so even if you don't plan on entering a card, come along and find all the tricks and treats.

Now here is my creation using one of the Simply Betty Stamps...I loved having a chance to play with some of the Simply Betty images...they are fab and such fun to colour. This image is my favourite as it reminds me of one of Georgia's best friends...so I have coloured her to look like her...This image is called Betty.

I have decided to share a little trick with you. Now when I first started to colour with Copics I always started with the lightest colour first and built up to the dark....and now with more experience and what I have learnt from blog hopping....I start with the darkest colour first. Now I don't know if that is news to all of you. I am pretty sure that those of you who have taken a Copics Course will know this....but if not, you do now as I am sharing the tip.



And now if you are still reading I am also sharing a treat with you......if my card wasn't enough. I have a digi prize for one person who leaves me a comment. You will get to choose the Tiddly Inks image of your choice.....so make sure when you have finished reading you leave me a comment. The winner will be chosen using random.org at 21:00 GMT on 31st October 2010.

I have used the following colours on my card...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Hair - E18/E19
Clothing - R37/R39/R46/W5/W7/W9
The papers are a mixture of Daisy & Dandelion and Magnolia, layered with some Craftwork Cards shimmer cardstock. I have also added some glitter foam embellishments from Hobbycraft, a sentiment by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps....and finally a few bats created using my Martha Stewart bat punch.

Now, don't hit anything on the way back to the list...you know, bad joke with the two companies colliding....LOL (OK, I stole the pun from Christy)

This is the list of the design team members for both companies if you want to start with a few blogs. The rest are to be found in the inlinkz list on Betty's blog.
Start with Christy

Happy Halloween and happy colliding!

42 comments:

mforquer said...

Love it Caz - great colors!!! So striking!
Melissa

Sonia Kertznus said...

Super cute card Caz... great color combo... HUGS...SK :)

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Fabulous card and a wonderful tip. As I have gained some experience with Copics I have found the same to be true, but I did start out with the lightest one first for quite a while.

Nicole said...

Mmmmm yummy paper! Betty looks amazing!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous card, Caz and your coloring is superb! xxD

LINDA said...

WOW!! Such a beautiful card.. Very lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

Rachel said...

Fabulous Card!!! love those papers.
hugs,
Rachel

Stamping Cafe said...

Aw... what a beautiful card, Caz! Betty looks amazing, love it!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Super fab Caz!!! Love the colors and all of your fabulous embellishments!

Too cute!

Hugs!
Meredith

~Lady B~ said...

I love the color combo on your card. Your coloring and overall design are divine. Great job!

Betty Boo! said...

Oh my that is gorgeous! Caz what an amazing beautiful card! Betty looks so pretty!

Betty

Zarah said...

Stunning card!! Your colouring is faaaaab and makes me wanna try copics! :D

Michelle said...

What a great creation. Love it.
Hugs
Michelle

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Gorgeous card Caz, I love the papers you've used, and your colouring of Betty is beautiful. Love it:)
Suzi
xxx

Ana said...

Beautiful card Caz!!! Your coloring is superb.

xx

Ana

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Simply gorgeous Caz. I am loving all the black and red you are using lately and this one just stands out!!! Perfect!!

Andrea said...

Another gorgeous card - I love the image and colours.
Thanks for the tip re. colouring hair - whichever way I try, I can't get a good look on hair, even though I avidly read everyone's colouring tips LOL!
Love, Andrea xx

Buttercup said...

OMG Caz! Your cards are always so clean, with rich colors and great compositions! Another one WELL DONE! Just too fun!!! Great Job! :) xo

Tracy (Jedi ScrapMaster) said...

I LOVE this card!!! I love the papers, the ticket, the bats, your coloring...everything! TFS!

Anna said...

Adorable card!!! Just too cute...
I've yet to try copics but thanks for the tips. And the chance to win
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE how you'ce coloured Betty up - totally gorgeous!
xXx

Patricia said...

Awesome card I love how you colored Betty. Coloring light to dark or dark to like I do both, lol.
~Patricia

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Love your card! The colors are perfect.

Maryu said...

Love this card! Black and white really makes the image pop. Coloring is wonderful and cat and Jack are so cute!

Debra said...

Beautiful card, thanks for the tip *trick*

xdebrax@yahoo.com

jigglymills said...

I love the rich colors in your card! Very nice! :) Thanks for treating us!

4kids2many said...

Love the hair colors, quite new to copics myself!

stefeni said...

Great card! I love the bats and the patterned papers!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Eulanda said...

So I have to chuckle quietly about your Copic tip. I am Copic certified but you think I could EVAH color from light to dark?! NEVAH!! I even teach my courses that way but always tell people I do it wrong, although there is no wrong way, and that they can decide what the like more. hee hee. Anyway, your card is freakin gorgeous and I love all your glitter!! And love the intensity of your image....of course!! Great to be in a hop with you!

donna mikasa said...

Love your card and your fabulous tickets! Thanks again for the free download! And thanks for your Copics tip!

femke said...

hi caz,

this card is adorable!!! love the colours, the bats and the way you colourd her.

greetings femke

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Gorgeous card; Betty looks wonderful in her dark red colours, and thanks so much for giving us a trick and a treat, we're being spoiled :D

Loopylou!! said...

oh she loks awesome caz, love the reds and the skull paper. hugs Lou xx

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Awesome Card! TFS

Hazel said...

Thanks for the tip Caz, hopefully I will pick up more tips when i go on my copic course next month.
Cheers
Hazel

kathlee said...

Great tip! I would have thought the opposite! TFS
kathlee154@gmail.com

Kim Kelley said...

Love the card..the colors are perfect!

Jen said...

Love your card and now I'm your newest follower. Your blog is very cute too! TFS
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Stop by and visit me sometime. :)

Cleota said...

I also start with the lighter shade first. I'll have to experiment with using the darker shade of Copics first. Thanks for the chance to win a Tiddly Inks image!

Maureen said...

Really gorgeous - love the little ticket and all the bats!

Barb said...

Betty look great, Caz!!! LOVE the colors & your coloring... fabulous :)

Debs said...

Beautiful card, thanks for the tip. I use Promarkers but will try using the dark colours first. Debs xx