WELCOME to the Tiddly Ink BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to the first ever Tiddly Ink Blog Hop!!! (5/8-5/9)

If you are joining us in the middle, please go back to HERE to read about it...
 you don't want miss the 16 wonderful cards before mine!

Cristy Croll has some of the CUTEST little buggs ever!  I love them all but I have probably done more with "Happy Bugg" than any other so far. 

I try to do as much as possible digitally so that if I'm in a crunch I can print and run with it.   A good example of that happened with this very Blog Hop!  I did Annie instead of a Bugg!  But, because I had a colored "Happy Bugg" saved on my PC it was a quick fix!

This card is actually a total fake...
it is 100% digital....


The card parts:


The parts of Happy:

I have also included a few versions of "Happy Bugg" to show variations in colors, sizes and backgrounds. 
All but the bottom right are a single file....each color is a seperate layer so if I want to change the icing color, I can do that without changing anything else...same with cap, dress, skin, hair...etc.  I just make a copy of that layer then change the "hue/saturation/lightness" for a whole new color! I always have any version of it available.  

OH!  and notice the bottom left (plaid hat)...see how her wing is transparent!  Kinda cool huh?   GOTTA LOVE DIGITAL!!! 

You can see how I taught myself the software (Corel PhotoPaint X5 ... click HERE to download a FREE 30 Day Trial ) by looking back at my old posts... I literally learned one step/day at a time! .... over the last two months....  I hope if you come back in a month I'll be so good you won't be able to tell if its real or not!  Though, odds are pretty good it'll be fake! :-)

I hope you have enjoyed my little space, PLEASE COME BACK!!   
Have a great weekend!

Don't forget to leave a comment so you have a chance in the drawing!

Now, jump on over to Jodi's site to see how precious her little BUGG is...


39 Response to "WELCOME to the Tiddly Ink BLOG HOP!!!"

  1. Larissa says:
    May 8, 2010 at 7:37 AM

    Gorgeous card Nancy! Your digital coloring is amazing! Love the little cupcake border.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

  2. Shirley says:
    May 8, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Your coloring is amazing and I cannot believe you do it digially. What an awesome job on being able to quickly fix the image issue, although I have to say, Annie, was looking pretty darn good. Wonderful job.

  3. Lisa T says:
    May 8, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    Cool! I hadn't seen a digitally made card before. I like how the colors pop against the black and white card!

  4. Kristyn says:
    May 8, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    I love love love this!! What a great way to show how versatile these images really are!! Thanks for showing us piece by piece too! Love it!

    Cheers!
    Kristyn
    www.goodgravycrafts.com

  5. Maria Matter says:
    May 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    how awesome is this?! You so ROCK the digital world Nancy! great job!
    Blessings!

  6. Robyn says:
    May 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Nancy, what a beautiful job. You've inspired to learn how to do more digitally. As you've shown us, it's great when you need something real quick. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Patricia says:
    May 8, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    so beautiful card

  8. Angela says:
    May 8, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Cute! Great save with the digi! (I need to learn how to do digital stuff; you make it look so cool!)

  9. Tammy says:
    May 8, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    WOW...I envy your digi capabilities!!! This is so awesome!!

  10. Jess Willison says:
    May 8, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Great card!

  11. Anita says:
    May 8, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Super cool digi card! Your image really pops!

  12. Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals says:
    May 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Wow...now that is one way to break it all down. LOL
    Your coloring is fantastic...Your Corel was totally worth it. :)
    I just love this card layout too...the cupcake border is great!

  13. Tammy Miller says:
    May 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    what a great card I love it!

  14. Jodi C. says:
    May 8, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    WOW, this is gorgeous!!! I would have never guessed that it was made digitally!!! I would love to have that software to play with....I might have to put it on my list. TFS!!!

  15. Lisa Hjulberg says:
    May 8, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Wowsers!!! I am totally impressed with your digi skills!!!

    I love the background patterns... and that awesome cupcake border. The color combo is fabulous!

  16. GobeaGirl says:
    May 8, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Wow this is impressive. I don't think I could make a card on my computer. Great job. Lisa G

  17. Amy says:
    May 8, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Wowzers! Your are a digital diva, this is amazing! :)

  18. sweet craf-tea chick says:
    May 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    wowee, that's AMAZING that your card is all digital!! very impressive and i love your card!! thanks so much for sharing :)! love your blog too. *hugs* steph :)

  19. Sue D says:
    May 8, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Cool--I have never made a digital card before!

  20. Jacki Randolph says:
    May 8, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    WOW! love your card, amazing all the capabilites with digital images.

  21. donna mikasa says:
    May 8, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Such a cool explanation of digis! I usually just print and color....
    Love the different skin tones and hair colors....awesome!

  22. daisydilly (vicki) says:
    May 8, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    This is a wonderful and very pretty card!!!

  23. Jenny says:
    May 8, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Very cool! Love how you added highlights and shadowing to digis!

    Jenny
    crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

  24. Betty Boo! says:
    May 8, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Wow amazing work! Digi card or not it's awesome! Thanks for being part of our hop!

  25. ChickieChirps says:
    May 8, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Wow! Really?! The colouring looks great!

    Arabella

  26. **CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** says:
    May 8, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    WOW....luv ur digi card

  27. Jodi says:
    May 8, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Wow ~ this is amazing! I wish I could do half of that with digi images! I can't even "color" them good in photoshop.....

  28. Creepy Glowbugg says:
    May 8, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Adorable card! Love the colors, and thanks for the tutorial on digis. I still print mine out and color them in the old fashioned way.

  29. Lissa says:
    May 8, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    I totally love how you explained everything! You're so amazing at this! I never would've guessed that the card was fake... LOL!

  30. Carisa says:
    May 8, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    wow, that is some amazing digital coloring you have there. i love it.

  31. Miriam says:
    May 8, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    What a great card! Amazing the things you can do digitally....

  32. Dawn says:
    May 9, 2010 at 12:15 AM

    I am so impressed... all that digi magic... you make it look so easy.

  33. COSTAR says:
    May 9, 2010 at 6:35 AM

    You Fooled us but Wauw it is sooo Lovely and so eatable LOL .. Huggzzz Colinda

  34. yvonne says:
    May 9, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    great card I'm amazed you so fooled me

  35. Lysa says:
    May 9, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Totally adorable!! I love that cupcake border!

  36. Carrie says:
    May 9, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    wow...i am on that freebie right now lol..

    This card is just fab..

    Thanks for joining in the buggy blog hop xx

  37. Tana says:
    May 9, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Very cute Nancy! Thanks for showing how the digital coloring works. I hadn't seen that before, very interesting!

  38. Debi says:
    May 9, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    TFS! I've been wondering how to color digitally and it's awesome to see what can be done. I will definitely check it out and appreciate what you showed us! Your card is beautiful!

  39. CraftyMomOf2 says:
    May 10, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    Great info and fantastic card!! thanks for sharing!!!

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