Winner of the November Release Giveaway is…..

nov giveaway winner Winter Winners =D

Congratulations Maryj68! Please use the contact form or email me at manda AT with the email address you would like me to send your Arielle Ice Skater digi too =)


They are ALL gorgeous! But my fave has to be Arielle Ice Skater!

Thank you everyone who took the time to comment =) Please try again next time – there will be more opportunities like this to come!!

Oh and you know the Halloween challenge has finished up…

Hop on over to the Faery Ink DT & Challenge Blog to find out who the lucky winners are =)

So that Christmas Coupon Code

I have no idea what I did wrong but it seems like it was not working.. So I just made a new one to give out instead. Just enter the following coupon code and get 15% off your purchase, no minimum purchase required icon smile Winter Winners =D


And now I am off to bed. Goodnight my friend!!

manda winter 05to14 Winter Winners =D

Giveaways , Specials


Wow! Winter has come! Winter has arrived where I am in the South Carolina upstate. I am sooo grateful to have heat, I know there are people even right here in my neighborhood who are not so fortunate. I try to maintain an attitude of gratitude at all times but when the cold comes to town and I am sitting in a warm and toasty home in my warm and cozy clothes with my family safe and out of the cold, well it makes it easier to maintain such a disposition. But enough of my blathering on about the weather, right!? =) I would like to introduce you to the sweetest little creature <3 Meet Ozzy Ozzy is a pot bellied piglet. He is seriously the sweetest thing since Cadbury’s Easter Eggs and I (and my whole family) are totally in love with this guy. Right now he is 6 weeks old and 3.5 lbs. His vet says he can get up to 200 lbs though. I love him being this small but I am also excited to have a big old piggy running around. His ‘bedroom’ (crate) is in our bedroom right now and he makes sure I get […]

Digital Stamps , DT , Family , Giveaways , New Releases


But first, how about a peek at Granmargaret’s winner digi? Granmargaret won Faery Ink’s very first challenge and as part of her prize she was able to design her own Faery Ink digi. She asked for a fairy with butterflies and this is what I created for her… She also received a header for her blog made from her fairy, the line art digi and a colored version for her to use as she wishes. The line art digi is available at the Etsy shop for everyone to enjoy as well. The colored version is exclusive to Margaret though! I am pretty proud of Margaret’s fairy. Her concept was right up my alley and I am so happy that she loves it =)   Our second challenge “Halloween” is ongoing! There are still 12 days left to participate in our current challenge – Halloween! We have 22 entries so far, so your chances are still really good to win 3 free digis of your choosing from our Etsy shop! =D   Our second Facebook challenge is also on ^_^ You can snag the “Hoot the Owl” digi from our Facebook group files here: and learn more about the challenge here:…  After […]

Challenges , Digital Stamps , DT , Etsy , Giveaways , Signatures , Specials


Congratulations to our First Winner! The first challenge at the Faery Ink Challenge blog “Fairies” has come to an end and our winner was announced: Congratulations Granmargaret! Thank you so much for participating Do you love Halloween? I sure do =) And I wish it were to September and October what Christmas is to November and December (minus Black Friday). But alas, the season is fleeting and so we have to toss as many spooks and scares into this little window of time as we can =) Over at the Challenge blog we have posted our second challenge and the theme is – (you guessed it) Halloween! There are three weeks to enter and you can create anything you wish provided the theme is Halloween =D The winner chosen by random number generator will receive 3 free digis of their choosing from the Faery Ink Etsy Shop! And if you missed it – new Halloween digital stamps were added to the shop in August and September. You can check them out here: Halloween Digis by Faery Ink Speaking of the Etsy Shop… I’ve added 7 new digis this week! They are mostly Christmas themed as I know you guys […]

Challenges , Colored Pencils , Colors , Digital Stamps , Markers , Prismacolor , Promarkers


Check out the challenge, tutorial and sneak peeks below I’m so creative with these post titles aren’t I? Anyhoo! Lots of good news to share and I hope you are as excited as I am about all of it. First, and perhaps most importantly(!!) the Faery Ink Challenge Blog is hosting its very first challenge! Yay! Here is your chance to get three (3) free digi stamps of your choosing from the Faery Ink Etsy Shop.  But that isn’t all! Since this is our first challenge I thought I would add something special to the prize pot. In addition to the 3 free digis, the winner (you maybe? ) will get to design a Faery Ink digi. This is not the same as a custom digi as I will not be drawing it from a photo or anything like that. Pretty much, if you have always wanted to see a ‘Faery Ink’ girl with a toucan or an elephant stuffie (or something else along these lines) – here’s your chance! =) And in other news.. I made another coloring tutorial using markers and colored pencils, this time featuring Vamp Cutie! =) Here is a list of the supplies you will […]

Challenges , Colored Pencils , Digital Stamps , Markers , Prismacolor , Promarkers , Tutorials , Videos , YouTube

Hoot FB Fan Group Freebie

Helloooo lovelies!!!!! It is a lovely August day here in South Carolina and I have been as busy as a bee. I wanted to share with you two new freebies I’ve created. First, if you are not yet a member of the Faery Ink Facebook Fan Group you should head over and join up I’ve added a freebie exclusively available to members over there…   The girls over there are just wonderful. They are sharing their creations and encouraging each other in their creative endeavors. It’s really a great community and if you are willing to Facebook, you should really drop in and introduce yourself =) Then, I made my first video tutorial. This one is for coloring the Witchy Kitty digital stamp I recently added to the Etsy shop. I appreciate any likes, comments, shares and subscribes. Doing these things help the videos be seen so others can learn new stuff too =) Here is a list of supplies in case you don’t want to go to YouTube for the written list: Witchy Kitty Digital Stamp White cardstock paper to print the digital stamp on Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker in Black Copic Skin White E00 marker Promarkers: Peach […]

Art , Colored Pencils , Digital Stamps , Freebies , Promarkers , Tubes , Tutorials , Videos


Oh my! Just to get the businessy stuff outta the way, let’s start off with the new digis and tubes that have been added over at the Faery Ink Etsy Shop shall we? Not to toot my own horn, but I think these digis came out so cute! I love Halloween so these were even more fun than usual to make =) But I know many of you know me from my pixel tube days so I made sure to turn a couple of these into tubes as well =) And in even more exciting news! Faery Ink now has a Challenge Blog, thanks to Valou250809. (This lady is such an angel!!!) And we are having a Design Team Call! If you are an interested card maker, head on over! =) Last but certainly not least, if you Facebook, make sure to join the Faery Ink Facebook Group where you can share your creations, (I would really love to see what you are making!) and if you are not yet a fan, be sure to go “Like” Faery Ink on Facebook (I hold giveaways here every now and then) =D I hope you are having a great week. I’ve got lots […]

Challenges , Digital Stamps , Etsy

Lana Del Ray

Yes, undercreative is a word cause I said so! I am always extra busy in the Summer. The kids are all home from school so there are shenanigans to be foiled (but more often had). Mid-month we picked up the steppies in West Virginia (they live in NY but their mom meets us halfway) so the shenanigans have now doubled and at times tripled. Yes, I’ve been quite busy. I knew time would be especially limited once the steppies were in town so I made sure to get a little creative. I thought it was time to work in graphite and realism; I’ve done little of either in quite some time. First there was this very rusty graphite portrait on hot pink colored cardstock. She came out better than I hoped actually… And then I used a celebrity photo reference for this one: Unfortunately, it does not look much like the celebrity photo reference I used: Yes, it was supposed to be Lana Del Ray and yet it came out looking like a mix of Joan Rivers and I don’t know who or what lol. I think this is partially my fault cause I kept wondering if Lana was actually […]


Practice Happiness

Practice Happiness! Create Every Day! I thought I would play around in Photoshop today and make something cute and colorful for you to share on your social media pages.   I am trying to find a way to get a little bit of creating in every single day and for today – these were it! They were good practice with typography. I have never really grasped typography so I usually go with what feels right. I hope they motivate you to get your art on! Feel free to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.. =)   Thanks for visiting!

Inspiration , Miscellaneous


Color, color everywhere! Mandalas and Art Journals on Youtube Hello lovelies!! I have a big update for you today. For your viewing pleasure, three new videos have been added to the Faery Ink YouTube channel! Yay! =D After upgrading to Windows 8.1 and running the compatibility trouble-shooter, Movie Maker is finally working as it’s supposed to so the colors are better and I don’t have all the trouble saving that I used to. This means more videos for you and perhaps some video tutorials in the future?? =) First, this week’s challenge at The Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood was Mandalas. And so I made a wee one on an artist trading card: Then I had these two filmed ages ago, but I could not get Movie Maker to save them properly.. But finally I have! =) Delight Love Yourself Otherwise, it’s been a pretty crazy past couple of weeks. My mother is in town from Canada and I am getting things together for bringing my stepsons to visit next month. Summer is super busy around here =) How has your week been? What are you looking forward to this Summer (or Winter if you are in the […]

Art , Art Journal , Artist Trading Cards , ATCs , Blah Blah Bloggerhood , YouTube

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