Friday, July 31, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge # 17 hosted by Nicole Taylor

This is my first card in a week, I apologize. I've been sick and in too much pain to stamp.

This is my card for the Stampin'B's Follow the List challenge # 17.

The hosted this week is your truly (Nicole Taylor), my challenge to you is to make a baby card without using pink or blue.

For my card I used an digi image by Doodle Palace digital stamp images. I printed 2 images and colored them with Copic markers except for the lamb where I used Liquid Fabric and the heat gun to make it look like wool. I used one image for my main panel and cut up the other to pop-up for layering.

The sentiment is by SU/So many scallops. The back is embossed with a CB folder/Swiss Dots. I added a pretty yellow ribbon to finish.

I hope you will join us and play along at

Hugs always, Nicole

Friday, July 24, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge # 16 for July 24th, 2009

This is my card for the Stampin'B's Follow the List Challenge, this is # 16 and is hosted by Vicky Gould.

Vicky's challenge is to make a tall card and not use any stamping.

My card is 7 1/4' X 4 1/4".

This was super easy and need little explenation, the sentiment and the flourish are rub-ons.

For the flower I cut 5 petal shapes in Basic Black, stacked them all together and punched a small hole in the end. I added a brad and over that I glued on a page pebble. I spread the flower on half way and fixed it to the card.

The dragonfly is cut on a Cricut with the Decor cartridge and I added some pearl for pizzaz. LOL

I used an edge punch and added three black brads.

That just about sums it all up, I hope you enjoy it. I think I will put this one away for our Anniversary.

Hugs always, Nicole

Thursday, July 23, 2009


This is my card for today's Ways to us it challenge WT228.
The challenge was to use a charm on our card.
The Sun rays image and the sentiment are Unity's TOTM for July.
I stamped the sun in Mango and cut it out, I then used a petite scalloped Nestie and cut a small circle onto some dp that I had that had a sun face on it and cut that out too and pasted it over the sun image leaving just the rays. At the end of one of the rays, I punched a small hole and attached a heart charm.
The cs is all dp by DCWV/Once Upon a Time.
The sentiment is stamped in Bordering Blue and die cut with a CB and Labels Two die. I added a small blue brads to the top and colored the edges in Bordering Blue.
The dragonfly is done on a Cricut machine using the Decor cartridge. I added some light blue peals for effect.

Thanks for coming by and please come again.
Hugs always, Nicole

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Challenge at SCS/SC238 for July 22/2009

Today is my DH's BD and I thought that this would be the perfect card.
I love to do Wednesday's sketch challenge and this one is a great one. If you see this, thanks Roxie.
For the main image I used a SU set called Of the Earth. This is a new set for me and I'm loving it. The dp's are by DCWV/La Creme matstack, I love this paper.
I stamped the image using a stamp-a-ma-gig as I wanted the image to be really black, I ended up stamping it 3 times.
The card itself needs little explaining. To finish off my card I added black grossgrain ribbon and a small cream seed brad.
I love so see who's dropped by each day so leave a comment if you have time.
Hugs always, Nicole

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

BE_C228_SCS Color Challenge

This is my first card for today's SCS_CC228 Challenge.

We are to use the colors Really Rust, Pretty in Pink and Not Quite Navy. The images are by Inkadinkado/Beauty Stems from Here and the sentiment is a rub-on. The image is colored with re-inkers, I stamped the image onto WW cs 2 times. The second time I just colored and cut the 2nd and the 3rd flowers from the bottom.

To finish I just added the pretty paper butterfly.

Hope you like this one.

This second card is a fun card. Pat Smethers sent me quite a few images of chickens and roosters as I love them so much. I used this one because the old rooster is doing the talking and the hen looked so frustrated by his comment. So I thought I would make him say:

What do you mean? Navy, pink and rust don't go together!!!

I colored the image with Copic markers except for the knitted sock that the hen is knitting, this I did with SU markers and then heat embossed in clear EP.

I hope that you enjoy these little endeavors of mine. Come again soon.

Hugs, Nicole

Monday, July 20, 2009


I got a terrific surprise today, I won the blog candy at ISC. I got to choose 2 image sheet stamps. I chose the Picturesque and the serenety stamps. I never win anything, lucky me...

Hi to all my stamping friends, hope everyone had a terrific weekend.

This is my card for today's CAS24 challenge at SCS. The challenge was to use the colors: turquoise, orange and summer sun.

The image is by Inkadinkado/Morphic Bugs and the sentiment is by Rita Marie/Creative Design Boutique/Words to Live By.

I inked the image with SU markers, huffed on the image and stamped on WW cs. The rest is pretty much how you see it.

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by, Nicole

Friday, July 17, 2009

BE_Stampin'sB's for July 17th, 2009 Hosted by Lois

This is my card for today's July 17th, 2009 challenge at the Stampin'B's. Today's hostess is Lois and her challenge is to use a butterfly on our cards.

Please come and join us for the fun challenge at remember there are no rules.

For my card I used a beautiful butterfly from Inkadinkado called Mindscapes.

I used Whisper White, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip for my cs. I first embossed the WW with a SU embossing folder called Manhattan Flower then I stamped the image over the embossed flower in Chocolate Chip. The sentiment is by SU_Bella's Bloom and is stamped in Sand.

I re-stamped the butterfly in Versamark and heat embossed in Pure Gold. I popped up it on dimensionals.

This is a very simple card but I feel it's also elegant.

Thanks for dropping by and I'll see you soon.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

BE_SC237_Of the Earth_The Greatest Gift

This is my card for today's SC237 challenge at SCS.
For the main image, sentiment and side panels I used a set that is new to me called Of The Earth by SU.
The colors that I chose for my card are Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa.
The main layer image was stamped in a shadow style, the first stamping was done in Sand and the second in Chocolate Chip using a stamp-a-magig.
For the second layer I used an embossing folder by SU called Elegant Bouquet and I used the reverse side up. I stamped my sentiment at the top of this layer.
To finish I added some CC brads on the main image panel. Nothing complicated just Clean and Simple.
I hope you like this one, I love the clean lines of this sketch.

Monday, July 13, 2009

BE_TLC229_Creative Design Boutique_Faux Grid Card

I hope that everyone had a terrific weekend, mine was busy with baby showers and bbq's.
This is my card for today's SCS_TLC229 challenge. We are to make a Faux Grid card.

For my card I'm using a cute clear stamp set by Creative Design Boutique/Rita Marie callenged
Make a Wish.
I spaced my grids one inch apart. I didn't have grid paper like they showed in the video so I just slipped my paper in my cutterbee and instead of cutting the lines I just marked them off with a pencil, I found this was really quick and very efficient.
I stamped the images randomly and colored them with Copic markers. I then used the Copics to color in the squared with different colors but in the same family.
Were there was no image in the joining squares I added some small brads in the same colors.
The bg pape is Pixie Pink and Bordering Blue, to finish I added a narrow yellow gingham ribbon.

I hope you like it, I had loads of fun doing it.
Hugs always, Nicole

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

BE_Creative Design Boutique_SC236_Make a Wish Fairies

Good morning, this is my card for today's SCS_SC236 challenge.
I chose to use a clear stamp set by Creative Design Boutique called Make a Wish. You can find these wonderful stamps and papers here:
I stamped the images on WW cs in Palette Noir.
The images are colored in with Copics.
On the main panel I also added the sentiment Make a Wish, after coloring the pretty butterfly, I added some gems for pizzaz.
For the row of tiny fairies at the bottom, I close cut the image
"no small feat" and pasted it. LOL
The sketch layout is done in Lovely Lilac and CDB Tina Marie dp's, these are wonderful!
Stamps: Creative Design Boutique/Rita Marie
Paper: WW, Lovely Lilac, dp's CDB/Rita Marie
Ink: Palette Noir, Copics
Accessories: small scissors, gems, double sided tape, glue, pop-ups
Card Sketch challenge SC236
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again, Nicole

Monday, July 6, 2009

BE_CAS22_Words to Live By_Creative Design Boutique

I think I'm starting to get the concept of making a Clean and Simple card.
I think....LOL
This is the card that I made for today's SCS_CAS22 challenge make a Birthday card.
I used an images and sentiment clear stamp set from Creative Desing Boutique called Words to Live By that you can find here:
I colored the flowers with SU markers in Blush Blossom and Almost Amethyst and the leaves in Old Olive.
I then used a glue pen and added some glitter, unfortunately the glitter did not show up on the photo very well. It does looks awesome IRL.
To keep this simple I just added a pretty pink dotted ribbon.
I hope you like it and that I succeeded to keep it clean and simple.
Hugs, Nicole

BE_TLC228_For Creative Design Boutique

This is my card for todays SCS_TLC228 Challenge_Stand Up Card.

Good morning, I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend filled with Sunshine.

For this card I used images/Violet Garden and papers/Make a wish_Plaid by Creative Design Boutique. You can find these beautiful images and papers at:

Today's challenge is to make a Stand Up Card, here is the tutorial and template:

I colored the pretty flowers with Prisma pencils and gamsol, to the center of each flower I added some Stickles in a gold color. I then used the larges Oval Nestie that I have and traced a fine pencil line in the inner part of the oval die. I cut the oval leaving parts of the flower and leaves to sit out of the box. I used my CB and cut a plain oval Nestie in Pink Passion and a scalloped Nestied in Pretty in Pink. When assembling these I popped up the flower oval on dimensionals.

The bg is made up of a gorgeous pink, yellow and blue Plaid dp by Creative Design Boutique. The stand up folding part is Summer Sun. I added a pretty pale pink ribbon to finish my card.

Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you again.

Hugs, Nicole

Sunday, July 5, 2009

BE_Stampin'B's Friday "Follow the List" Challenge for July 03/09

This is my my card for the SCS IC187 which was to use posters as inspirations.
This is the poster that I chose for mine
I used a photo that reminded me of the Poem Flander's Field, this poem speaks of the soldiers that are lost in the war and that every poppy represents a fallen soldier and that we must never forget.
I printed the image onto WW cs then mounted this image onto Ruby Red. At the bottom of this Ruby Red matt I used a border die by Spellbinders which allows you to cut, emboss and pierce the desing. I think it looks terrific. The first panel is Old Olive which I popped-up my main panel with dimensionals.
I really love the way this one came out. REMEMBER!

This is my card for Friday July 03/09 challenge. The challenge is hosted by Faith today and it's to use metal somewhere on our card.

I am sorry for being so late posting this challenge card. There has been a lot of family stuff going on that has kept me busy.

This is an adorable little set by Sweet n Sassy called "Make a Wish". you can find this set at.

I stamped the owl in Chocolate Chip ink then colored him with SU markers. I then stamped the image again on a piece of textured brown cs and cut out and pasted the tummy part.

The image was then mounted onto Nestabilities circles cut from River Rock which I left on the die and sponged on some Purely Pomegranate for contrast, the scallops in Chocolate Chip and Purely Pomegrante.

This is where the metal came into play, I used it to hold my main circle to my card. I thought these brackets were so cute because the were shaped like little leaves.

For the bg I used River Rock and Purely Pomegranate and finished by making a sentiment using the same "Make a Whish" set onto River Rock and matting it in Purely Pomegranate.

I punched a small hole, threaded a thin simple Pomegranate colored ribbon and tied to the card.

I hope you like him, he's so sweet and makes a great masculine BD card.

Hugs always, Nicole

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

BE_SCS_SC235_Creative Design Boutique_Fairie Wishes


This is my card for today's SCS_SC235 Challenge.

All of the images and designer papers for this card are by Creative Design Boutique/Rita Marie. I had so much fun using this set called "Make a Wish".

I Stamped each image 2 times, once on WW and a second time on an assorment of Rita Marie dp's. I piece the following images, the butterflies, the bottom flower and the fairie wings. I colored the fairie and ladybug with Copic markers cut off her wings and pasted the pieced ones on. The fairie image was popped onto her square with pop-up dots.

To put some pizzaz on my card I added some stickles in pinks, blues and violets. I also sponged some Brocade Blue around the edges of my WW squares, these were then mounted on a matt of Brocade Blue.

The bg panel is Lovely Lilac and dp by Rita Marie.


Stamps: Creative Design Boutique/Rita Marie

Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers, Brocade Blue

Paper: WW, Brocade Blue, Lovely Lilac, dp by Creative Design Boutique

Accessories: stickles, small scissors, sponge, double sided tape, pop-ups, glue

Thanks for coming by, Nicole