Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Castle in My Dreams

Hello my fellow stampers,

It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.  Just in time for Christmas.


Due to the popularity of the DoveArt Studios line of stamps, it is our biggest release yet.
Featuring 12 new stamps ranging from Easter, Southwest, Oriental, In the Woods, Magical and Country.  Something for everyone!

Here is what I have created:


I decided to choose the new Castle stamp from the new DoveArt Studios release in honor of my daughter, Madison's, love for Disneyland.  It brings back special memories of her very first visit to Disneyland when she was a little girl and she was scared of all the characters but Cinderella.  I still remember the look of awe on Madison's face when she met Cinderella and the kindness that Cinderella showered upon her.  Her love for this magical place, that allows everyone to dream big dreams, keeps on growing and for that I am grateful!


Here is the picture that inspired my card...isn't it dreamy?!



Copic Colors Used:

Castle ~ T0, T1, T3, T5, T6
          B21, B23, B26
                    Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
Greenery ~ G20 G21, G24
Pathway ~ W0, W1, W2, W4
Water ~ B21, B23, B26
Background ~ Y04, B23, B26, RV34

Supplies Used:
Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen
Liquid Gold Opaque Paint Marker by Deco Color
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

To create this card, I first colored the Castle with Copics on Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover, 100lb. and then did some fussy cutting.  The background is created by using the airbrush machine with Copics on glossy cardstock and then spritzed with 91% alcohol in a Mini Mister.  I wanted to really give the Castle a lot of dimension, so I popped the castle up by using a double layer of foam tape.  For the finishing touches, I used my Big Shot to cut out the word, dream, from white cardstock and added some sparkle with my clear Wink of Stella brush pen; and I couldn't resist using these chipboard mini stars in three different sizes from Make It Crafty.  I first colored them gold with my Liquid Gold Opaque Paint Marker and added that extra sparkle with my clear Wink of Stella brush pen.

I am so thrilled how this card turned out and I hope it gives you inspiration to dream big dreams!!!


We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps.

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog, be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release, or your favorite card made from the release.  


We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

   Jennifer Dove 
Andrea
Zoe
                     Nic ~ That's Me!
Rhea
Faye
Dorinda
Cassandra
Andrea
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!


Thank you for hopping by and I hope to see you here again soon!!!

~ Nic ~







Thursday, July 28, 2016

He's Making a List....Have You Been Naughty or Nice?



It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.



Introducing the holiday collection!!
Featuring 8 NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Let's begin with our Release HOP!
Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:



I think this Santa from the new DoveArt Studios holiday release, Making a List, is one of the best looking Santa's I have ever seen! So I decided to make him the main focal point of my Christmas book this year.  I really love how he looks on the front cover!  






CC Designs ~Making a List by DoveArt Studios

Copics used:

Skin ~  E50, E51, R30
Santa Suit ~  R37, R89
Santa's List ~  E40, E41, E42, E43
Wooden Stool ~  E35, E37, E39, E49
Hair, Suit Trim, Buckle, Feather ~  C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Boots ~  C5, C7, C9
Belt ~  C3, C5, 100

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove

Andrea
Zoe
                          Nic <----- You Are Here
Rhea
Faye
Dorinda
Delphine
Cassandra
Lois
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!



Thank you for stopping by,

~ Nic ~










Friday, June 17, 2016

Shabby Chic SHEbras!

Hi everyone,

Who says zebras need to be just black and white?!  Shabby chic vintage pink zebras make me so happy!  You can get these DoveArt Studios Zebras through C.C. Designs.


Copics Used:

R00, R01, R02

Thank you for stopping by!

~ Nicolette ~

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Country Garden Hello

It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.
Featuring 8 NEW stamps to add to the
DoveArt Studios Collection

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!  We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Let's begin with our Release HOP!
Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:


Country Cottage - DoveArt Studios

Copic Colors Used:
Flowers:  Y08, 38; R29; YR04; B21, 23, 24; V15 & BV08
Greenery:  YG93, 95, G99; YG03, 17, 67; G43, 24, 29
Stones:  W3, 5 & E99
Tree Trunks:  E33, 37
Swing:  R14, 17, 27
Gate:  C1, 3, 5
Sky:  B0000

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  2 random comments from two random blogs will be chosen on Sunday June 12th to win a new release stamp.  

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove
Andrea
Zoe
Nic
Faye
Dorinda
CCDesigns
Delphine
Cassandra
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!






Friday, October 16, 2015

~ Vintage Thimble & Thread ~

It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.



Featuring 13 NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection


We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Let's begin with our Release HOP!
Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:


As an avid thimble collector, my honey has brought me home thimbles from all around the world, the Thimble and Thread stamp was the perfect choice for me!  The Be~you~tiful sentiment from the Perfectly Beautiful Sentiment Set worked beautifully with the alphabet metal charms.  I chose one of my favorite color combos, black, white & red and added a vintage flair to it by dyeing the seam binding with instant coffee and using Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to distress the edges of the white cardstock.  This was a super fun card to make and I am thrilled on how it turned out!

Copics

Thimble:  C0/1/3/5/7
Thread:  R24/46
Spool:  E42/43/44

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove
Andrea
Zoe
Nic
Rhea
Faye
Dorinda
Cassandra
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!


 Mwah ,

~ Nicolette ~










Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Exciting MiC News!!!

Hello my crafty friends,

I am so excited to share with you that I have been chosen to be a guest designer until the end of the year for MiC. Thank you Zoe for this amazingly fabulous opportunity!  I am so blessed to have this chance to share and grow in my coloring skills with all of the talented team members and with the MiC Family.

Every month MiC sponsors a Make 'it' Colourful Challenge.  The theme for October is:



For my first challenge, I wanted to use the Siren Lorelei and the Clam Shell digi stamps.  I had never merged two images together before since I am pretty new at using digital stamps.  I have to say it was a thoroughly fascinating and enjoyable experience learning how to merge images together and I look forward to doing this technique again.  I am so in love with this mermaid!  Her billowing hair is so dreamy and who wouldn't want long, luscious, billowing pink hair?!


I colored the image and the word "Wish" with Copics.  The word "Wish" is from the Doodle Dream Word Chipboard set and they are so easy to color with Copics or any other medium you choose to color them with.  These chippies are great fun to use on your cards and are the perfect embellishment if you want to add a little dimension without a lot of bulk to your card design.

Copics

Skin:  E50/51/21
Hair:  RV10/19/34
Fin:  B00/02/04
Shell:  Y38/YR04/07/09
Shading:  BV20/23
Prismacolor Pencil:  Cool Grey 70%

We hope you will join us by sharing your favorite MiC image colored up in "Bright Colours."  You can enter your creations HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my newest journey!

Mwah!

~ Nicolette Marie ~

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Golden Fairytale

Hi crafty friends,

I have another adorable image to share with you by The Paper Nest Dolls.  Ballgown Ella is from the Fairytale Collection and she reminds me of my daughter when she was little dressing up like Belle from the movie The Beauty and the Beast.


I colored Ballgown Ella with Copics and added a bow made with C.C. Designs Make A Bow Die.  I really like how the bow added a delicate touch to the card layout.

Copics

Skin:  E50/51/21
Hair:  E50/43/44/Y21
Dress:  YR30/Y21/23/26/R02/24/46
Shading:  BV20/23

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have an awesome day!

~ Nicolette Marie ~