Friday, August 28, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge #21

Stampin'B's Follow the List Challenge #21 for Aug. 28/09

Today's hostess is NANCYRUTH, her challenge was for us to use vellum on our card.

I stamped the image (unknown) onto vellum then turned it over and hand embossed with embossing tool.
I then cut the frame and stamped the image in India Ink again on River Rock.
The image on the RR was then cut and I pasted the vellum copy over it.
The bg is Basic Black with an overlay of RR embossed with the testile folder.
I added the silver leaves to finish.

I'm sorry if my explanation this week is a little short as I'm not feeling well.

Please do join us in the fun and play along at

Hugs Always, Nicole

Friday, August 21, 2009

BE_Stampin'B's Challenge #20

Stampin'B's Follow the List challenge #20 for Aug. 21, 2009.

Our hostess today is Nancyruth Levine and her challenge to us was to use chalks on our card.

All images are by Creative Design Boutique/Rita Marie designer. This wonderful set is called
Flutterby Delight. I love the butterflies in this set, you can find them and many others at

For the chalk part of my card I did the background in pastel chalks "blue and pink", I used a piece of scrap paper and marked off different areas and then sponging on the chalks in streaky motions. I then used 2 different paisley designs from the same set and stamped them in Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue. I used some Versamark and heat embossed with Clear EP.

For the layout I used this weeks SC242 which I think is terrific.
The cs is Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Pretty in Pink.
On the 2 main panels I sponged on some Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue.
The flower is done with punches, prima flowers and a brad.
The butterfly was inked in India Ink/black and then colored with Copic markers, highlighted with 2 way glue and some Martha Stewart glitter. To finish my butterfly I added some gorgeous blue gems.
I also added the gems to the corners of the 2 main panels.
I finished off my card by added this beautiful pink polkadot ribbon.

Let me know what you think?
Hugs always, Nicole
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

BE_FS132_Featured Stamper/Stamp Muse

Today's Featured Stamper at SCS is Stamp Muse. This is her card that I chose to case:
I changed the colors, the image and the designer papers. I kept the layout because I thought it was fabulous.
For my images I chose 2 seperate stamp sets by Creative Desing Boutique/Rita Marie. You can find these and many more great sets here:

The butterfly is from a set called Flutterby Delight and the flower is from a set called Funky Florals.
I stamped the images on whisper white with Versamark and heat embossed with Pure Gold EP.
I then colored the images with Copic Markers.
The dp is from the dollar store, isn't it fabulous.
My embelishments are black brads on the main image panel and the pretty pale plum buttons tied with gold thread.

Hugs always, Nicole

Friday, August 14, 2009

Stampin'B' Challenge #19 for Aug, 14/09

This is our #19 Follow the List challenge for Stampin'B's. You can find us here:

Our hostess for today is our very own fearless leader
Faith Hotrichter/Markie's mom.
Our challenge today is to use 2 die cuts on our card.

This is my card and it's special it is for my son-in-law Alan. He a Native Canadian descendant and loves Native art. I chose to make this card for that reason.

The image is by Rubbernecker, I used Paletter Noir/black on dp by DCWV/Once upon a time. I used Copic markers to color a few areas of the dream catcher. I cut out the image, used Versamark and heat embossed with Glassy Glaze Enamel.

For my 2 die cuts I used Nestabilities/circle plain+circle scalloped for #1 die cut and then I used Nestabilities/Inverted Scalloped square for the #2 die cut. On the sqare Nestie I left the die in place and sponged on some TH's DI in Weathered Wood.

All of the dp's are by DCWV/Once upon a time. The sentiments are rub-ons. The glittered flourish on the right bottom is part of the dp design.

I think that Alan with love this card, I also got him a real Dream Catcher.
What do you think of this one?

Thanks for stopping by now you can go to the Stampin'B's blog and play along. See you there.

Hugs always, Nicole

Monday, August 10, 2009

BE_CAS27 Challenge at SCS, images by Creative Design Boutique/Rita Marie

This is my card for today's CAS27 challenge at SCS. The challenge was to used any kind of bling on your card.
All images on this card are from Creative Design Boutique, you can find them and others here:
I loved working with these circle stamps. I stamped the images in
India Ink/black on Whisper White cs. Then I chose different size circle Nestabilities and cut and embossed the circled images.
When I cut my A2 card I cut and extra 1.75" off the front flap and on the inside I added a 1.75" strip of Basic Black cs.
I then began to glue the circles along the edge, first the larger ones then working my way down in size.
To finish my card I added some pretty white half pearls.
I love the way this turned out, I hope you do too..
Thanks for stoping by and taking a look at my work.
Hugs always, Nicole

Friday, August 7, 2009

Stampin'B's Weekly Challenge #18

Hello all,

This is my card for this week's Stampin'B's Follow the List Challenge #18 hostes by Joanne Grzelak.
Her challenge was to make a masculine sympathy card.

For my card I used a transparency image from Prickley Pear that I photo copied onto Very Vanilla in an eggplant color.
The first layer is Elegant Eggplant/River Rock/Very Vanilla. I embossed the Very Vanilla with a
SU folder called Manhattan Flower.
I used a SU sentiment from the set called Warmest Regards.
for the main image I matted the image in Elegant Eggplant and River Rock.
I added some brads above the sentiment and on the main image with some grossgrain ribbon tabs.

This is a nice and simple card and I think suitable for a male.

Thanks Joanne for the great challenge, I enjoyed doing this card very much.

I hope that you will all join in and play along.

Hugs always, Nicole

Thursday, August 6, 2009


The winner of our Creative Design Boutique blog candy is Linda Stevens. Congratulations Linda. What a fun day we had.
Thank you all for participating, and remember, we will be having a blog hop on the first Wednesday of every month, so mark your calendar!

Linda, please email: with your address so that we can get your prize to you!
Don't forget, September 2 is our next Blog Hop with your chance to win!

Hugs always, Nicole

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Creative Design Boutique Blog Hop

Hi! Are you ready? It's time for Creative Design Boutique's Blog Hop! And, there's BLOG CANDY!!!Make sure you visit ALL of these blogs on Wednesday, August 5 2009, leave comments on ALL 6 of the Creative Design Team Blog Posts, and a winner's name will be chosen from those posts on Thursday August 6 and posted at 6PM.

Here are the links! Good Luck!

Vicky Gould


Joanne (jojot)

Nicole (ButterflyEars)

Lois (Clownmom)

Faith (markie's mom)

For my card I used a beautiful set called Flutterby Delight. The butterflies have wonderful detailing and the flowers are so cute. There is also some adorable bugs in this set.
I used the mid-size butterfly and the flower that you see just above the sentiment. "sentiment was computer generated".

The butterfly was heat embossed by first stamping the image in Versamark and then using black EP and heating.

The flower was stamped in Memories/black ink.

The flowers in the main panel are part of the dp pattern. I used design paper by DCWV/La Creme.

To finish my card I added 3 faux black brads then topped them with tiny pearls. I also added pearls of different sizes to the main panel, the butterfly and the stamped flower.

I hope that you like this one, I'm very happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop over to my team mates blogs and leave a comment. There is some blog candy by Creative Design Boutique to be won.

Hugs always, Nicole