Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Creative Creations Challenges - Weddings

Ding dong ding dong, ding dong ding dong, 

Nope I haven't lost it - well maybe I have - ice has been hectic and Im so sorry I'm late with posting this - time is so not on my side at the moment! 

Im here today with the challenge over at Creative Creations Challenges we have a fantastic challenge lined up for you this week - we are looking for all your 

Wedding Creations

So yes you now get the whole ding dong thing?  OK moving along! we have a fantastic sponsor this week 

Digital Delights

They have offered the prize of a $5 to the store! 

So onto my creation for this week…. well as I have said time has not been with me recently so everything is getting done at a lighting speed! So this week I have a very simple card I have made using a very special toy I now proudly own! 

Im so in love with my cameo - this is one of the files from the store.  I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you like my creation! Hope you will join us at Creative Creations Challenges this week - see you again soon 


Monday, 29 April 2013

Rainy Days

Good morning! Hope your all having a wonderful day! I'm here again sharing one of my all time favourite Paper Doll images - this image is so versatile and I have used it LOADS!! 
Meet Rainy Day Friends - available from the store!

Are they not just the cutest pair! 
I LOVE them to bits.  This card was made for my cousins little girl for her 6th birthday a couple of days ago! 

When I coloured them up I coloured them a bit like my little ones (again!) - i don't quite know why! The image was coloured with copics


all the papers and ribbons are from my stash and the flowers from a friend of mine Petal Lu - You so have to get yourself some - they are AMAZING!  Well I hope you like my card I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;


Hope you will pop over to thePaper Doll Blog and the Challenge Blog - some AMAZING inspiration on both pages!

See you again soon 


Sunday, 28 April 2013

'Official' New Release :)

Welcome to The Paper Nest Dolls' first 
"official" New Release Blog Hop!

Today the very talented and creative design team of The Paper Nest Dolls has put together this hop to share with you projects made using our 9 new stamps!

Digital versions of these stamps regularly sell for $3.00 each, but from today through Friday May 3rd you can get ALL 9 images for only $18 here in our shop!

I made something a bit different for me using a new toy of mine the adorable Washboard Ellie image.  She is so amazingly easy to colour up and know I will be using her time and time again!

I LOVE the way her skin came out on this occasion.  The image was coloured with copics

E000, E00, E20, R35, R37, B93, B95, B97, E30, E31, E33, E35YG03, YG17, C3, C5

The rhinestones are from my stash and you can just about see where I used my Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress inks on the inside! 

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I added some ultra fine glitter over the top to add some sparkle.  The papers had no name on the bottom and the small ticket and letters are from my little scrap box!

We couldn't host a blog hop without fun giveaways! One lucky winner will receive our entire set of new images, and one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop!
Participants must comment on every stop of the hop and be a follower of our blog for a chance to win! We also encourage you to become a fan of our Facebook page!

Winners will be announced on Friday May 3rd over at

You're next stop is Lydia's blog
Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Day 2 - Old, new, Borrowed, Blue

Welcome to Day 2 of the Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue Blog Hop!

Wedding bells will soon be ringing as the wedding season is almost here, and the design teams of Red Carpet Studio and The Paper Nest Dolls have teamed up to provide you with some beautiful wedding inspiration by creating projects using Paper Nest Dolls digital stamps! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Red Carpet Studio.

Red Carpet Studio is a movie-themed challenge blog that runs weekly challenges, alternating between layout and card challenges each week. All of their challenges are inspired by either a movie or aspect of Hollywood!
The Paper Nest Dolls is a brand new digital/rubber stamp shop that sells adorable stamps inspired by the designer's children. Their stamps are sold here and they just started a challenge blog as well!

For my project today, I made a tag - I seem to be making more and more of these at the moment

The Paper Nest Dolls owner and artist, Christine, is very generously providing us with some blog candy from her online stamp shop and her brick and mortar scrapbooking store! To be eligible to win you must comment on every stop of both days of the hop. 

Two $20 Gift Certificates

Prima Flower Prize Pack

Ready for the next stop? It's Robin's blog!

Red Carpet Studio
The Paper Nest Dolls

Happy Hopping! :)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Lets Play

Good Morning! How are we all today? well its a beautiful day here - the sun is shining and its lovely and warm! So nice to have some warm weather! 

Anyway I'm here to share with you a recent commission - This is a stamp I have had tucked away for ages - but never found the right occasion to use it! But when I was asked to make a card for a special girl turning 8 who loved cats! 

So this stamp was just perfect! I loved colouring her - the cats worried me at first and I did have a couple of attempts at colouring them before I was happy with their appearance! 


Papers from stash
 Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Twine and Charm from Stash
Quickcutz Daisy
Tim Holts Tea Dye Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Punch
Diamond Stickles

I decided to try and be cleaver and shape my card this time using the MS punch - I don't think it turned out too bad! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

That Craft Place - For a Child

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon :) 


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Congratulations on your Graduation!

Morning all - I'm here today with a post for The Paper Nest Dolls
Im so excited to be part of this amazing journey with Christine and the team! 

I have been working away very hard and have come up with this card for you this week! I just love this image this is Graduation Owen and he is available here

I had so much fun colouring him up! he was coloured with copics

T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9
E000, E00, E02, R20 
E50, E51, E53

I also used my SU distressing tool and Tim Holtz distress ink to keep the black and white theme going!

The papers are School Papers - I have used them so much as they are printable so I can choose how big I want them :) 

The scroll was made by rolling some paper up and adding a ribbon and the stamp is a rubber one that I have had for ages :) 

Well I hope you like him I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

2 Sisters - Hats
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like my creation and I really hope you will pop to the challenge blog and see the fantastic team over there too :) 

See you soon 

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Just to say….

Morning all! Well while browsing through blogger this morning I have come across yet another draft post… I have no idea where these keep disappearing too!!! LOL anyway I'm here to share a card with you that I made at some point since the new year! 

I just love this image from the MIC colouring e-book! I could colour her over and over and over! I still can't quite get how to do all the strands in the hair! I think thats my aim for the summer - sit down, read and learn! 

The image was coloured with copics 

E000, E00, E02, R20
E50, E51, E53, E55
R30, R81, R83

I just love the way she has turned out! The papers and ribbon are from my stash and the butterflies are from a die I have :) Well I hope you like her - I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Spring

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon 


Saturday, 6 April 2013

A Rainy Happy Birthday!

Morning all - today is my first time posting for The Paper Nest Dolls
Im so excited to be a be part of this amazing journey with Christine and the team! 

Yesterday as some of you know, was my little girls 3rd Birthday - I know I can't believe that she is now three - it only feels like yesterday that I was announcing her arrival!!! 

When I was asked to join The Paper Nest Dolls - I saw this image and fell in love!!! 
Strait away it hit me to use for Nancy's Birthday - I could think of no better image than 'Rainy Day Friends' available here from the store :) - they remind me of my girls (when they are getting along!).  

So this is the card I have made for my 'big girl' to give to her sister!

I coloured the image to look like them (I have a very blond and a very brunette!) and I tried to include their favourite colours in it as well (Miss A loves purple and Miss N loves pink!) I did it just so it was a bit more personal!

The image was coloured with copics 

The papers, ribbon and charms were from my stash.  
The beautiful flowers are from a good friend of mine and you can get some for yourself from Petal Lu! They are simply amazing to work with!

Well I hope you like my card I would like too enter this creation into the following challenges;

2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Sunshine and Showers
Drunken Stampers - Singing in the Rain
One Stop Craft - Birthday

Also remember the fantastic challenge blog is now up and running so pop over and join us there too :) 

See you again soon 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

a very horsey birthday

Good Morning - its still so cold here - need some warmer weather! Trying very hard at the moment to catch up with myself and posting on here - have been making loads and if I'm honest half the time forgetting to take photos lets alone the details of the pens!  Anyway I'm here to share with you today a card I made a while ago - A friend asked for a card with a horse on - now as many of you know I will avoid colouring animals as much as I can!!! 

But I don't think this went too bad! It was an image that a friend sent me a link to - unfortunately I can't locate the link now :( The papers, corners and ribbon were all from my stash.  Well I hope you like her! I have to say all in all I was quite impressed with her! 

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon 


Monday, 1 April 2013

Creative Creations Challenges #7 - Easter

Morning all! ohhh these weeks are flying by! Cant believe that my baby is now 3! Only seems yesterday I introduced her to you all on here :) 

Anyway I'm here with the challenge this week at Creative Creations Challenges - now we have a very very kind and special lady that has helped us out this week 

Simply Betty Stamps

Betty of Simply B Stamps has donated a $10 gift voucher for our winner - Thank you so much - I hope you will all pop accorss and see her amazing work! 

So anyway less nattering and let me get back to the challenge this week.  We are looking for your

Easter/Spring Creations

It can be anything, maybe an easter basket, card or a decorated egg? can't wait to see what you all come up with this week - so here is my creation….

I just love this image - she is so adorable and lovely to colour. 

She was coloured with copics and the other items are all from my stash 

Hope you like her 



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