Friday, September 25, 2009

Stampin'B's challenge #25_Watercoloring

Hello! stampers, our hostess with the mostest this week is our very own
fearless leader Faith/Markie's mom.
Faith's challenge was to do watercolor on our project.

I chose to do a watercolored post-card.
The image is by Penny Black called Teddy & Company.
I used re-inkers and a small artist brush to do the watercoloring.
The tree is a seperate stamp so I had to mask off the bear image to stamp the tree on.
I love this little bear I think he's adorable.
I stamped the images in Palette Noir ink on a water color postcard by Winsor & Newton/Cotman. The paper is 140lbs cold pressed.

I hope you enjoy this watercolor, I like the way it turned out.
To see the rest of the teams projects please go the Stampin'B's blog at:

Hugs always Nicole

Friday, September 18, 2009

Creative Design Blog Candy Winner!!!

YES WE HAVE A WINNER!!! The Winner is..... Trina Parsons! Congrats, Trina!

Please email with your address so that we can send your NEW Floral Breeze Stamp Set to you!
Thank you all for playing!

Today's hostes is Joanne/Jojot. The challenge is to make a humurous card. I was really glad to see this challenge as I don't make too many funny cards and this gives me the chance.
For my card I chose to use a gigital image by Mo's Digital Pencil. These are the best digital images I've seen. To see more go to:
The image is watercolored using markers with a small artist brush and water.
This is my favorite thing to do, I love to color.
The dog is not watercolored but done with Copic markers. I like to mix the two, I think they go well together.
The designer paper is Wassail/Cranberry Sauce.
The sentiment is computer generated.
I printed the image 3 times, 1 for the main image, 2nd for the popped image and 3rd to pop the dog again.
Joanne is this funny enought for you. LOL
I hope that you all get a chuckle out of my card.
To play along all you have to do is upload to your gallery at SCS using the key word "StampinB". We would love to see what humorous card you can come up with to give us all a good laugh.
To see my team mates cards please visit the Stampin'B's Design Team blog at
Hugs always, Nicole

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Creative Design Boutique Blog Hop

For my blog hop card I decided to do a step-fold card.

The flower image is from Creative Design Boutique creator Rita Marie and the set is called Foral Breeze. You can find this set and many more at:

I colored the image with Copics and markers. The borders and design on the white panels are done with Bordabilities/Fancy Scallops. I added some creamy caramel to highlight the design. The cs colors are creamy caramel, soft suede and whisper white.

The sentiment is computer generated and I added some brads for effect.

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, September 16. 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: (jojot): (ButterflyEars): (Clownmom): (markie's mom):

Hugs always, Nicole

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge # 23

The hostess for this week is "me", Nicole/ButterflyEars.

My challenge to my team mates and to you is to make a 3"X3" card box with 4 cards.
This can be in any styloe or if you prefer a bigger size you can. No rules remember. LOL

For the theme of my box set and cards I made 6 cards instead of 4, I chose Christmas. I will give this to my DAunt Kay who can use them to put with her gifts as tags.
For the box I used a gold paper with Merry Christmas embossed in all different languages.
On the flap I added 2 Nestie's circles one plain and one scalloped. I also added a magnet closure and a pretty ribbon.
,For the card I started with a white base, bright gold paper,colered with some vellem music paper. I added a thin brown ribbon and some really cute reindeer charms by Lost & Found that I purchased at Michaels.
The charms were silver so I embossed them, first by pressing the charm into Versamark and tthen embossing them in Pure Gold EP. I think they turned out pretty good.

I hope you enjoy this challenge and that you will come and play along. Make sure you use the key word "StampinB" so that we can all enjoy your cards.

Hugs Always, Nicole

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Timeless Tuesday Challenge #32

This is my card for the FTTC32 challenge.
For this card I used a Flourishes set called Summer on the Patio.
This is such a versatile set, I enjoyed playing with it to decide on which images to use.
First I stamped the bottle and the glass at the hight of the table top, then I masked these images and stamped in the table and chair.
I added the sentiment to the top of the page therefore left the bottom sentiment on the sketch off.
I colored the image with Copic markers, I then used some Crystal Effects on the bottle and the wine in the glass. I love how this effect turned out.
The designer paper is by Basic Grey/Wisteria.
The silk flower embelishment was from the dollar store.
I hope that you like this little invitation card.
Hugs always, Nicole

Friday, September 4, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge #22

Our hostess today is the very talented Vicky Gould, her challenge to us was a color challenge, we are to use Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel.


Thanks, Vicky.

I received stampings of this image but I'm sorry I didn't mark from who, I colored these with Prisma color pencils and gamsol. I then cut the bouquet away from the first image and mounted it with pop-ups over the second image.
The sentiment is a rub-on by MSE, I love their rub-ons.
This card is 51/4" by 51/4",
The first layer is Chocolate Chip with a Close to Cocoa overlay.
The second is Creamy Caramel wich I popped-up over the first, I added some piercing here.
The third is the image matted with Creamy Caramel.

This card is clean and simple, I hope you enjoy it.

Hugs always, Nicole

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #31

Wow, it been quite a while since I've posted a card.

My apologies, I've been sick "enough said".

This is my card for the FTTC31 challenge. We are not to color anything on our cards.

So for my card I chose to use the ink to rubber "clear polymer stamp" technique.

The Flourishes set that I used for this card it called Thank You/set #33.

I first stamped the Shakespearian quote in India Ink/black, then I inked up this pretty tulip image with my markers, misted and then stamped onto whisper white cs.

The other colors used on this card are pirouette pink and basic black.

I sponged some color around all of the edges in pretty in pink, then distressed all of these edges and curled the corners just a bit.

I stamped the bg with a French script bg stamp in pretty in pink and the distressed this as well.

I then mounted everything onto basic black.

I added the satin black ribbon and Voila!

Hugs always, Nicole

p.s. it's nice to be back!!!