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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spooky Owl?

Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Today's post is using the cute little night owl, that is currently a FREEBIE in the shop, from 2 Cute Ink. I've decided to create the card following the sketch for the challenge at 2 Cute Ink. I love owls and wanted to do something with this owl for Halloween, so here he is in all his nighttime Halloween glory!

Stamps - night owl (2 Cute Ink)
Cardstock - orange & black (stash), Spooky Diamonds on Kraft & Kraft Spooky Words (Canvas Corp.)
Copics - owl: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, W00, W0, W1, W3, E93, YR23; moon: YR20, YR21, Y13, Y15; tree: E23, E25, E57, E49, G82; background: C00
Ink - AMuse slate
Other - Spellbinders round scallop die, gem stars (stash)

Don't forget the new challenge and digi releases at 2 Cute Ink going on every Friday! You will be inspired by the Design Team's cards! When you enter your card, you could possibly win 6 digis of your choice in the 2 Cute Ink shop! ALSO... go grab this night owl FREEBIE since it's only available for a limited time!!

Hope your weekend is lovely! See ya next Sunday!

Hugs, Margaret

Saturday, September 29, 2012

And The Winner Is..................

I am very happy that for our first Challenge we had such great entries!  I love the fact that everyone had multiple entries too!  But I don't want to keep you waiting any longer, the winner
of ANY 6 Digital Stamps is....................... Jessi!     Check out her card above!
Jessi if you can email me at 2cuteink@gmail.com with the digital stamps you would like.
I thank everyone for entering!  Don't forget we have another Challenge that just started too!

Rocket Man

Good Morning All,

I am back from a little break in the beautiful Lake District and I have a little inspiration for you.

I have used Up, Up and Away Rocket this week and coloured it with Promarkers. I have added some tiny little stars around the image to add some sparkle. The backing paper is from K&co, I cut it up into bits and backed it on siver embossed card. I have then added a handtyped sentiment and some stars from my crafty stash.

Don't forget to check out the new challenge, it is a fab sketch this week. Oh and there is also a new freebie which you can grab Here


Friday, September 28, 2012

New Digital Stamps and New Sketch Challenge!

3 New Digital Stamps!

I am excited to be releasing 3 brand new digital stamps and starting a NEW CHALLENGE today!  The new new images are, Vampire OwlCat and Dog Pumpkin and Little Spider!

The Design Team has created some fun cards below and they incorporated there designs to go along
with the Brand NEW Challenge!  There is also a NEW FREEBIE"Night Owl" that our DT showcased below too!  Check out the DT creations below and then find out how to enter the Current "Sketch" Challenge and WIN ANY 6 DIGITAL STAMPS.






Challenge Rules:
1.  Create any card using a 2 Cute Ink image and use the "Sketch" Design below.
2.  Like 2 Cute Ink on Facebook
3.  Leave a Comment here on the DT Cards Above!
4.  Use any of the NEW releases get 2 extra entries
*REMEMBER there is a current FREEBIE "Night Owl" that you can use too!

"Sketch Challenge Layout"

Happy Digi Stamping!

Night Owl

Hi it Friday there will be two posts today this one is my inspiration Friday post and the other is the new challenge post with team 2 sharing samples.  It will be a sketch challenge for you this week.
My card is featuring Night Owl which will be the freebie for the challenge this time around.  Hope you join in on the fun.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


A lovely good morning to you all. As we are counting down the last days of September I'm getting more exciting. I love October! Not only do I love Halloween, I love the fall.

This week I wanted to show off one of the last new releases one more time before we see what tomorrow brings us with our 2nd Friday Digital Stamp Release and Challenge. :)

This beautiful kitten is Black Cat. I think she is so cute, sitting up on top of her fence. Jenn did an amazing job with her this last Monday, so I thought I would give it a shot.

I love how she turned out. So cute with her pink little cheeks. Now both Jenn and I opted for the black/grey-ish style for her, but she could easily be purple or bright orange!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and don't forget to grab our Tuesday Freebie and join us tomorrow for the Friday Digital Stamp Release and Challenge. :D

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Silly Monkey

This little monkey from 2 Cute Ink, is just swinging by to send warm birthday wishes. I went with some jungle colored card stocks that I just happen to love and a simple layout. You can purchase this little guy HERE. Be sure to come back each day to see what's up around here at 2 Cute Ink. New images and challenges are on the horizon. Enter your card creations in our challenges and you could win some of Heidi's awesome digital stamps. Have a joyful day! Sandy

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray!

Hello Everybody :D 

Hope you are doing well, got a few birthdays coming up so getting ahead start on the cards I need to make! This one will be for my Great Aunt Iris.

Using Birthday Hippo who is available here:

and coloured in with Promarkers
Hippo: Amethyst, Lilac and Lavender (blossom in the ears)
Balloon & Hat: Bluebell, Daffodil Bloom and Pastel Yellow

Also cracked open a new pad of paper "Dreamcatcher" by First Edition Paper

Sentiment is printed out using font "Rabbit on the Moon" downloaded from Dafont.com

Hope you all have a good week and look out for a new challenge this Friday and your chance to win 2 Cute Ink Freebies!!! Love Kt xxx

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hello Monday

It's Monday, and hope all is well.  My kids seem to have caught something so everyone sounds stuffy and nasty in our house.  I am gulping the Airborne like crazy, just wish it tasted more like Coke it would be easier.  

On to my Monday card...My card today features a newbie Black Cat, but you will want to check out all the great images while your there.

Here is a close up, so you can see her cute little face

A little reminder, don't forget to get your cards in Friday for some great prizes!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halloween... NOT!

Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! It's a little late, but I'm finally getting my post done... via the lovely Kt. Oh, the card I had planned for today. Computer problems still plague me, which may "force" me to get a new one. Borrowed hubby's laptop to post and it wouldn't let me upload my card. <sigh> So, Kt, thank you so much for posting this for me!! Onward and upward is how I'm feeling right now! I've used the adorable little cupcake kitty digi from 2 Cute Ink Digis. Just love this little image! Hope you do too. :-)

Stamps - cupcake kitty digi (2 Cute Ink), Seize Cupcake (Hero Arts)
Cardstock - red and blue (stash), pattern paper (Chloe's Closet)
Copics - B0000, B000, B21, B23, B41, YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG13, R20, R24, R30, R32, R35, R37, RV06, RV09, E70, E71, E74, E77, E93, 0
Ink - Staz On Jet Black
Other - Spellbinders oval & scalloped oval, cherry ribbon (stash)
Don't forget to join us at 2 Cute Ink for our bi-weekly challenges (on Fridays) and the FREEBIE, which will only be available for a limited time! You will be inspired by the Design Team's cards and when you enter your card, you will be entered to win 6 digis of your choice from the 2 Cute Ink Digi Shop. Check the blog for challenge details.
Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful! See ya again next Sunday!
Hugs, Margaret

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Simply Lovely

Good Morning All,

As you read this I will be out the door and on my way to the Lake District for a well needed break. I can't wait. But I haven't forgotten my weekly inspiration so here is what I have done this week:

I have used Best of Friends Owl and coloured it with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I wanted to keep this card simple so I have only used one K&Co backing paper and some gold mirror card. I added some pearls and a handtyped sentiment to finish.

I hope you have had a chance to check out the fab challenge we have running. If not please scroll down the blog posts to find all the details.

I will see you all next week


Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Have an a-"mews"-ing birthday

Happy Thursday! Today I decided to take a little detour from all of our Halloween themed cards. Only because I have some winter birthdays coming up and I really want to get started on them. :)

This fantastic image is Milk and Cookies Cat. What is amazing about this cutie, is that it is a 2-fer! You get the cat, but you also get a dog version too. You can't beat that for only $3.00!

I colored this little kitty similarly to the markings on my cat, Maja. She has an almost symmetrical black and white spotting on her face. :) Too bad I could never get a scarf around Maja's neck though, believe you me, I would totally do it! I love scarves.

What you don't see from the image is that I put some gorgeous Sakura Glaze: White on the milk, so it has a great sheen to it. Same with the cookies, which imho only Oreos will do for "milk and cookies". :D Btw, my other cat Millan wanted to let her presence known too. She has taken up position in front of my keyboard to ensure I don't typo anything.

Don't forget about our challenges being held every Friday! You can find the current challenge here.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tickled Pink

Happy Wednesday! I am Tickled Pink today with 2 Cute Ink's image - Flamingo Fun. I am going to use this as a Thank You card for a friend. This image doesn't have to just be for summer! Pink and black are some of my favorite color combinations. This little bird puts a smile on my face. You can purchase Flamingo Fun, by clicking HERE. Happy Crafting! Sandy

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Faithful Friends

Hello everyone!
Boy is the temperature dropping here in the UK, today there was a def. chill in the air, will have to break out my winter coat soon (or buy a new one hehehe).  But its ok, because these two guys will be keeping each other warm and toasty :D

2 Cute Inks "Furry Friends" is one of my faves, probably because it reminds me of Gadget and Garfield (even the size difference lol), though I have never found Gadget sat a top of Garfs head... yet...

You can find "Furry Friends" at:

Coloured in with Promarkers:
Cat: Apricot, Ginger & Spice
Dog: Cool Grey 2, 3 & 4
Box: Cocoa, Henna & Chestnut
Extras: Baby Pink, Twilight Sky and Tawny Owl

Also don't forget our current challenge which you can find here:

AND there's a new challenge coming up on Friday, so don't forget to come back and check it out! See you all soon, love Kt x

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Classic!

This is one of my first images and still one of my FAVORITES!!  Is name is Pumpkin Bears and I think is a perfect cute Halloween image.  (Is it "classic" or an "oldie but goody"?)

I thought I would re-show you some of my previous cards make with this "Classic"

That's it for me today, see you back here next Monday!!

Jenn Zeeb Stamplified

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Halloween... so soon!

Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Today I thought I would post a card that I did with the theme (orange, purple & black) for the weekly challenge at 2 Cute Ink. I'm not much of a Halloween person, but the images at 2 Cute Ink are perfect for those cute and fun cards. I loved making this because it was simple, fun, and turned out totally adorable (if I may say so myself!). I only wish that I could have captured how sparkly the orange gems looked. I had to use the camera in my phone due to technical issues with my laptop. :-P

Stamps - pumpkin love (2Cute Ink)
Cardstock - purple from stash, unknown pattern paper
Copics - YR21, YR12, YR16, YR18, E33, E35, E37, E55, E57
Ink - Memento tuxedo black
Other - Spellbinders dies, orange gems, pop dots, clear Gelly Roll pen, Sharpie white water-based paint marker

Don't forget the new challenges and digi releases at 2 Cute Ink going on every Friday! Not only will you be inspired by the Design Team's cards, but when you enter your card (you must use a 2 Cute Ink image), you are entered to win 3 digis of your choice in the 2 Cute Ink shop! ALSO... keep your eyes peeled for a limited time FREEBIE!!

Hope your weekend is lovely! See ya next Sunday!

Hugs, Margaret

Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's a Monster Birthday

Good Morning All,

Is it me or are the weeks flying by at the moment. It feels like only yesterday that I was posting my inspiration card and yet it was a week ago. I have used one of my favourite images this week he is called Monster Balloon and here is what I have done with him:

I have coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers to match the backing papers which are from a big pad. The pad was from a craft store in Canada it doesn't have a front cover so I have no idea who they are made by. I added some ribbon that came free with a magazine and some Candi. I handtyped the personalised sentiment ready for my Cousin's Birthday next week. I call him little monster so I thought this card would be perfect for him.

See you all next week


Friday, September 14, 2012

New Digital Stamps and Black, Orange and Purple Challenge!

Today starts a new Friday Digital Stamp Release and Challenge and every friday from now on will be new release day and a challenge!  The 3 new digital stamps are: Pirate Birdie, Ghostie Sucker and Black Cat which are now available in the 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp Shop.  The cool thing is we have tied the new releases in with a fun challenge called: Black, Orange and Purple!  Below, 3 of the 2 Cute Ink Dt members have made cards based on the challenge to get you inspired!



Now here are the Challenge Rules:
All you need to do is Create a card or creation using any 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp image and make sure the Colors Black, Orange and Purple are the main focus!

Before you enter you card or creation below make sure to do any of the following to get extra chances to win 6 digital stamps!
1.  Like the 2 Cute Ink Facebook Page (1 extra entry)
2.  Put a 2 Cute Ink Badge on your blog, with a link to the shop (1 extra entry)
3.  Follow this DT Blog (1 extra entry)
4.  Follow My Blog (1 extra entry)
5.  Comment here on the Design team Cards (1 extra entry)

Don't worry if you are already are doing the above if so you can
1.  Use one of the new digital stamps (pirate birdie, ghostie or black cat) (2 extra entries)
2.  Use FREEBIE Candy corn Bat (1 extra entry)

**Oh after you enter your card below and do any of the above, post it here saying what you have done so we can keep track of your entires!**

One card\creation per person!

Well I hope the 2 Cute Ink Design Teams Cards have got you inspired!
Now it is your turn to create!

Happy Digi Stamping!

Cupcake Monkey

Hi and welcome to Friday come back in a few hours we got something fun that i am sure you will want to be a part of.  For now i am here to inspire you with a cute birthday card featuring Cupcake Monkey which you can pick up in the 2 cute ink shop


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wishing you pump "grins"...

I'm continuing on with my Halloween theme this week for my 2 Cute Ink card, with another creation using the Pumpkin and Spider Cutie.

I colored the cuties with my Copics and boy I tell you what, I've used a whole lot of the ink from the yellow reds for this guy. :) I love the blending on both of them, even though I covered up the cute spider with some Stickles. I again went with a subtle shading using my mid-tone yellow-red on the pumpkin to get some texture and contours.

I'm pretty excited about tomorrow. It is our first Challenge here at 2 Cute Ink! What is even more amazing is the challenge coincides with Heidi's new releases, so you get to see the new images as the inspiration for the challenge - cool, huh? :) I'm excited and I hope I see a lot of new and familiar faces in the challenge.

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Images used:
Pumpkin and Spider Cutie -- 2 Cute Ink
Sentiment & paper --  Create with TLC

Markers used:
Spider: C-1, C-3, C-5, C-7
Pumpkin: YR02, YR07, YR20

Memory Box Co: Nightfall

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


This cute monster couldn't spook anyone!?! I totally love him!! For this card I used scraps of papers and just rounded two of the opposite corners. Quick and easy. You can purchase 2 Cute Ink's - Monster Balloon image by clicking HERE and see what fun you can have creating with her/him. Sandy

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Forget Tricks! How About A Freebie Digital Stamp?

Halloween is def all about the treats ;) hehehe

So I seem to be a week behind my 2 Cute DT buds, but I blame this on the dire state of my craft room! However I spent a good couple of hours doing a major blitz on Sunday (mainly just on the junk) and getting together some order! Enough order in fact to find space on my desk to make this tag using Candy Corn Bat

Coloured in using Promarkers: 
Bat: Violet, Lilac and Lavender
Candy Corn: Ivory, Mango and Plum Preserve
Outline: Twilight Sky

Background of tag was coloured in with Distress Inks:
Salty Ocean, Peacock Fathers, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans and Soot Black

Some white metallic paint through sequin waste and a spritz of Tattered Angels Marshmallow

Possibly one of my favourite tags I've made :D

Anyway, I'm off to get in a tub which is similar in colour to Candy Corn Bat!
See ya Kt x 

Monday, September 10, 2012

On Cloudy Days

Hi, Jenn here with a card and hopefully some inspiration as well.  I used one of Heidi's cuties and a new stamp called Monster Balloon.  I made this special for a friend going through some rather tough time, and wanted her to know we can still have fun with the clouds around.  I still wanted it to be fun, and I think I accomplish it.

Monster Balloon Digital Stamp

What would you come up with, with this stamp?  
We would love to see.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Double Delight

Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm posting 2 cards because I missed last Sunday. I had (and am still having) technical difficulties with my laptop and have no access to printing or anything. With this first card, I really had it in my mind to make a birthday card, but it was screaming to be something else. Hope you like it...

Stamp - sail away lion (2 Cute Ink), Happy Retirement (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock - blue lake (Paper Source), green (Bazzill), Big Dots Blue/Green (Deju Views)
Copics - E30, E31, E33, E37, YR24, YR14, E93, YG17, YG21, YG23, R20, R24, R29, Y11, Y15, Y19,  B21, B23, B0000, C0
Other - buttons (Chatterbox), Spellbinders dies, Sharpie white water-based paint pen

I'll be the first to admit I'm not a cat person, but I think this image is totally adorable. I really wanted to stamp 'warm winter wishes' or something like that, but while looking through my birthday stamps, I found this one that I think fits perfectly.

Stamps - milk and cookies kitty (2 Cute Ink), wishing  you script (Saavy Stamps)
Cardstock - pink and grey from stash, unknown pattern paper
Copics - W00, W0, W1, W2, R20, R21, R81, R83, R85, E93, E25, E21, E23, BV01, BV04, 0
Other - Spellbinders dies, Prima flowers, tiny buttons from stash

****Don't forget that this coming Friday and every Friday thereafter, 2 Cute Ink will have a weekly challenge AND release new images. Cards by the Design Team will be posted using the new images and the theme for the weekly challenge to get you inspired! Enter your card (made with a 2 Cute Ink digi) and you will be entered to win 3 digis of you choice from 2 Cute Ink!

Everyone loves a FREEBIE, right? Well, keep your eyes peeled for a freebie that will be available for a limited time! While you're at it, check out 2 Cute Ink's shop!

Hope the rest of your weekend is beautiful and your week perfect! I've been good AND patient so I'm hoping that my computer will be fixed this week!! See ya next Sunday! ;-) 

Hugs, Margaret

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I got your Bat

Good Morning All,

I  have my inspiration card to share with you today and this week I have used Batty Bat which you can grab along with lots of other cute images from 2 Cute Ink. So here is my creation:

I have used my Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour this image. The papers are all little bits I had left in my scraps drawer and the grey card is from my stash. I have used Spellbinders dies for the circles and the zig zag border. I added a little bit of ribbon that came from Ebay and tied a knot in it. The little pearls are from Colemans Craft Warehouse. Now I know the sentiment is a little odd but I am going to be sending this card to a friend who calls everyone Pumpkin. She is going through a bit of trouble at the moment so this is to tell her I am there for her. So I got your Bat stands for I got your Back. Not sure if that makes sense to anyone else but I know it will to her. I hope this also shows you that Halloween images can be used for more than just Halloween.

See you all next week


Friday, September 7, 2012

Corny times

Welcome to another 2 Cute Ink inspired friday post.  This week you been seeing lots of cute halloween images from the 2 Cute Ink shop and today is my chance to share with you Candy Corn Bat.

I choose to use the stampin up topnote die to create my card base. Image is colored with copics and the shadding on the image and sentiment are done with tim holtz distress inks.  Sentiment is from create with tlc.  Hope you have a great weekend.