Monday, March 19, 2018

~ Blooming Flower Pail ~

Hello my fellow crafters,

I love using antique items for decoration and for other purposes.   Look how darling this DoveArt's antique tin "flower pail" from Whimsy Stamps looks blooming with pansies and daisies! 

Copic Colors Used:

R46, R59
YG03, YG 63, YG 67
Y06, Y08, Y15, Y17
W1, W3, W5, W7

Other products used:  

"hello" chippie from Make It Crafty, Wink of Stella (Clear),  Quatrefoil Die from Tonic (Retired), cheesecloth and rhinestones from my stash

Happy Stamping

~ Nicolette ~

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

~ Ladybird Friends ~

Hello my crafty friends,

I want to share this sweet card I made with the absolutely adorable "Ladybird Friends" from Whimsy Stamps.  Their faces are so precious how could you not love them!  What I like about this stamp is that it can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, thank you's, etc.  Having a versatile stamp in your collection is always helpful.  They would also look cute colored up in yellows or oranges, too.

Copics Used:

E40, E41, E42, E43
R24, R27, R29
T1, T3, T5, T7, T10
YG93, YG97
B34, B37

Misc. items used:  "friend" chippie from Make It Crafty, rhinestones and doily from my stash

Happy stamping everyone,

~ Nicolette ~

Friday, March 2, 2018

~ Garden Serenity ~

Nothing seems more serene that swinging on a wooden swing in a luscious garden in the spring time.  That is what this DoveArt's Cottage Garden stamp from Whimsy Stamps conveys to me.  Doesn't it look just inviting?!  I sure wish I was swinging on that swing and relaxing while listening to the birds singing!

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

Happy Stamping

~Nicolette ~

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ooooh Baby, Baby!

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to be a guest designer for the new release at The Paper Nest Dolls. There are so many adorable images to choose from but I have decided to use the adorable "Baby Words" stamp because I can't pass up a cute bunny!  Be sure and check out what some of the other designers have created and leave a comment on the The Paper Nest Doll"s blog for your chance to win some goodies.

Copics Used:

B00 B12
G40 G43
E50 E51 E11 E93
C1 C3

Happy Stamping

~ Nicolette ~

Thursday, February 8, 2018

~ Winter Chickadee ~

This DoveArt Winter Chickadee from Whimsy Stamps is the perfect image if you are in need of a quick and easy card to make and is perfect for any occasion.

The Winter Chickadee fits perfectly into the opening that I have created on the front of the card.  I popped up the pattern paper on top of the image with foam tape, which gives the card dimension without a lot of bulk.  I added a favorite sentiment from an old stamp set I have.  To nicely round it out, I simply added some rhinestones.  

I love how this "Winter Chickadee" could be colored to represent all different types of birds and in all the different seasons.

There you have it, a quick and easy card that looks elegant, don't you think?

Y15, Y19
G40, G82, G85
YR31, R02, R05
BV20, BV23

Thank you for taking the time to check out my card...I am grateful for you!

~ Nicolette Marie ~

Thursday, February 1, 2018

~ Dreamy Dragonfly ~

Hello my fellow crafters,

 I would like to show you that you do not always have to color in an image.  The moment I saw the DoveArt Dragonfly Floral I knew that the glitter and acetate technique would make this stamp shine! 

Supplies Used:

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive with the Ultra Fine Metal Tip, Opaque Ultra Fine Glitter: Leaf, Heather, Cornflower, Poison Ivy & Crystal, Transparent Ultra Fine Glitter:  Ensalada, Gingerbread, Blue Water & Wild Rose, Spellbinders Classic Scallop Rectangles (Lg), Acetate, Dimensional foam tape, StazOn Jet Black ink

Happy Stamping,

~ Nicolette ~

~ Winter Cardinals ~

Hello my fellow stampers,

I am so honored to announce that I am now a part of the Whimsy Stamps design team.  Whimsy Stamps has picked up the DoveArt Studios line of stamps and the design team gets to now use not only DoveArt stamps but Whimsy's beautiful assortment of products as well.  You will get to see lots more from me in the near future.  You can find the whole Whimsy Stamps lineup HERE.

I am show casing the DoveArt Winter Cardinals.

Winter Cardinals

Female Cardinal E51, E26, E35, E28, R02, R05
Male Cardinal & Berries R24, R46, R59
Evergreen YG95, G99
Sky BG0000, BG000, BG10
Snow C1, C3, C5

I wanted to give this image some pizzaz, so I added Diamond Dust and Crystal Art Glitter to make the snow shimmer, and for the berries I added Christmas Red Stickles to give them some extra sparkle and make them pop.  To add dimension to the cardinals,  I popped up the female Cardinal twice plus her wing and the male Cardinal three times plus his wing and cheek using dimensional glue.  I really love how this card turned out!

I am super excited to be a joining all the talented designers from Whimsy!  This is going to be so much fun!!!

~ Nicolette ~