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!


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
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.


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!


~ 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.


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 ~

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