Friday, May 29, 2020

Hello my friend...

...wishing you an amazing day full of wonderful moments!

Today it's my - Sandra's - turn again, to show you a new cool creation with the Paper Nest Dolls Fairy stamps.


To create the magical looking background I played with Alcohol Inks and Isopropanol.

In the foreground I put 2 die cut grass borders from Sizzix and added the already colored mushrooms from the gnome set, a butterfly and some flowers.

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Products:

Fairy Stamp Set (digital version)
Fairy Rubber Stamp Set
Gnome Stamp Set (digital version)
Gnome Rubber Stamp Set

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Copic Markers:

Skin: E000/00/04/11/21, RV21/23
Hair: E21/23/24/93/95/97/99
Clothing, Grass Border: G09/14/28, YG05/07
Mushrooms, Ladybug: R24/27/46/59, C00/2/4
Butterfly: YR16/17, Y11/35, RV21/22/25
Flowers: YR16/18, Y11/35

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Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Sandra

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Believe in Your Dreams (except the COVID-19 ones)

Hi Crafty Friends,
Have you been spending your days in your robe and slippers for the past few months of quarantine? I think we all have had crazy dreams these last few months, so maybe don't believe in those ones but the pre-COVID dreams. This darling lady is called "Bedtime Emma" from Paper Nest Dolls.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What crazy COVID dream have you had?
A: Me? I had one about my prom being cancelled even though I went to my prom in 2000.



Supplies:
Paper Nest Girls Bedtime Emma
Craftin' Desert Divas Cloud Stencil
The Cat's Pajamas Stitched Cloud Dies

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Bedtime Emma By Cat

Hey everyone! 

It's Cat here!

Today I have a gorgeous image from Paper Nest Dolls called 'Bedtime Emma'. Such a gorgeous image and you can purchase her here as a digi and here as a rubber stamp.


I have used the digital image and coloured it with Promarkers and white gel pen for some accents. The papers are taken from several packs - One of them being Papermania Capsule Collection Eau de Nil.

I added the half lace semi-circle die cut and the Relax sentiment die along with the Birthday Sentiment and finally added some Gems to complete the card. 

I hope you like it! 

Crafty Hugs!
Stay Safe!

Cat
-x-

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Bedtime with Teddy by Céline

HI
Céline here to share another card with you today
Once again Christine made it with this new release.
Here is Bedtime with Teddy


Copics used : 
Skin : E13, 11, 21, 00, 000, R21, 20
Hair : YR23, Y26, YR31
Clothes : R83, RV93, R81, RV91, C2, 1, 00
Shoes : C2, 1, 00, R00
Teddy : E37, 35, 34, 33, 31, R00

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Céline

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mer-Message in a Bottle

Hi Crafty Friends! It's Laurie again with another card using the sweet Curly Haired Mermaid from the Mermaid Set. I had so much fun colouring her with my Copic Markers, especially all those curls, and creating this underwater scene with my Distressed Oxides.


Copic Markers:
Skin:E15/13/11/00/000
Hair: C3/5/7/9
Fins: V17/15/12
Bottle: BG0000/000 and Glossy Accents
Paper: E50/51/53
Clear Jelly Roll Pen on Hair Accessory and tail highlights

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Card Recipe:

For the Water:
Salty Ocean Distressed Oxide
Mermaid Lagoon Distressed Oxide
Wilted Violet Distressed Oxide
Blueprint Sketch Distressed Oxide
Tsukineko Frost White Shimmer Paint
Splashes of water and paper towel to remove water droplets
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

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For Rest of Card:
Spring Bloom Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest
Joy! Crafts Shell Border Die
Walnut Stain Distress Ink (to sponge shell border die)
Dazzle-it! Aqua Mix Seedbeads
The Sea Siren Blend Fibre by Busy Box Blends
Echo Park Imagine That 6x6 Paper Pad
Shells from Dollar Store

Hugs,
Laurie

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Cute as a bug...

...is little Lulu with her flower picked just for you!



Products:

Ladybug Lulu (digital version)
Ladybug Lulu (rubber stamp)
Gnomes Set (rubber stamp)
Gnomes Set (digital version
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Copic Markers:

Skin: E000/00/04/11/21, R20/22
Hair: E21/23/25/93/95/97/99
Reds: R20/22/24/27/46/59
Greys: C00/0/2/4/6
Greens: G09/14/28, YG05

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Hugs, Sandra

Monday, May 18, 2020

Mermaids # 2 By Céline

HI
Céline here to share another card with you today
I made another scene with Mermaids set, just a little bit different

Copics used : 
Ocean : B52, 93, 00, BG15, 11, 72
Sand castle : E37, 35, 341, W6, 5, 4, 3, YR16, 14, Y17, YR31, BV11, 00, 000, B00, 000
Sand : E57, 55, 53, 51, 50
Seaweeds : YG97, 93, G85, 82, 20
Mermaids : E13, 11, 21, 00, 000, R21, 20, RV66, V06, 12, 01, Y26, YR23, 31
Star fish : YR18, 04, 15

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Céline

Sunday, May 17, 2020

You are MERMAZING....

Hello everyone.....
We have GDT Anita Madden back with us today to share this MERMAZING card.... isn't it the sweetest???? <3



Hugsx,
Christine

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thank You Armed Forces

Hi Crafty Friends,
Memorial Day is coming up, the time to HONOR all our Veterans. I made this darling Army girl card featuring Military Girl from Paper Nest Dolls. There is a Military Boy too! Head to the store and grab these cuties and join me in thanking our vets! My cousin is a retired ARMY RANGER, see pictures below.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you know anyone in the military?
A: Me? Yes, my cousin, Rob the Army Ranger






Don't forget to subscribe, follow, and comment on my blog for your chance to win my May Prize (see right panel) and for more giveaways and inspiration follow me on Instagram @MadeByMeghanK

Supplies:
Paper Nest Dolls Military Girl
Stamplorations Star Stencil
Altenew Star Dies

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Life is a MerMay Party!

Hi Crafty Friends! My name is Laurie. You might have seen my cards and colouring recently as a Guest Design Team Member. Well, Christine has invited me to become a permanent Design Team Member! Yahoo! I'm so excited to join this immensely talented team!

So, here is my first post as a Design Team Member. For this card, I wanted to create a slim line card since they are all the rage right now. This card measures 4" x 9 1/4" which will fit into a regular Number 10 envelope (4 1/8" x 9 1/2"). I had so much fun colouring this cute underwater scene using most of the May Release digital images from the Mermaid Set.

Full Mermaid Card

Copic Markers:

Curly Hair Mermaid:
Skin: E04/11/21/00/000
Hair: E18/E15/YR23/Y21
Fin/Hair Accessory: R81/83/85 
Bottle: BG0000/000 and Glossy Accents
Paper & Cork: E50/53
Clear Jelly Roll Pen on Hair Accessory

Jellyfish:
BV000/00/02/04/08
White Jelly Roll Pen

Dark Hair Mermaid:
Skin: E04/11/21/00/000
Hair: E49/47/44/43/42
Fin: B97/95/93/91
Star/Hair Accessory: Y17/15/13 and Clear Jelly Roll Pen

Left Side of Mermaid Card

Sandcastle:
Walls: E30/31/33/35
Door/TrimR81/83/85
Windows: Y13/15/17
Clear Jelly Roll Pen on windows, heart and door trim

Blonde Mermaid:
Skin: E04/11/21/00/000
Hair: E99/YR24/YR23
Fin: YG99/97/93/03
Shell: RV00
Rock: E30/31/33/35

Puffer Fish:
Y13/15/17

Seahorse:
BG10/11/13
C0/2
Clear Jelly Roll Pen on Fins

Brown Hair Mermaid:
Skin: E04/11/21/00/000
Hair: E30/31/33/35/37
Fin/Hair Accessory: BV00/02/04/08
Shell: C0/1/2/RV000
Pearl: BV000
Clear Jelly Roll Pen on Hair Accessory and Pearl


Water:
BG0000/000

Bubbles:
BG0000/10/11
Clear Jelly Roll Pen

Seaweeds:
G21/94/99

Sand:
E30/31/33/35

Center of Mermaid Card

A few dies and accessories from my stash finish this beautiful underwater scene where the Mermaids frolic and play for MerMay!

Hope you like my first card! Have a wonderful MerMay!

Hugs,
Laurie

Monday, May 11, 2020

Birdbath By Céline

HI
Céline here to share another card with you today
Do you remember last month release? I made a lot's of card with them and here another one.
For this one I used Birdbath and some flowers for the ground.


Copics used : 
Bath : W6, 5, 4, 3
Flowers : Y19, 15, YG17, 25, 13
Birds : C5, 3, 2, YR68, R24

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Céline

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Happy Mer-May! You Are Mermazing

Hi Crafty Friends,
Happy MER-MAY! Paper Nest Dolls has the most DARLING new Mermaid set. It comes with 12 images perfect for creating all your MER-MAY scenes this month! I made a fun shell shaker in BRIGHT mermaid colors.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your Mermaid Name? Check below.
A: Me? Princess Pink Gemstone




Supplies:
Paper Nest Dolls Mermaid Set
Studio Katia Shell Die
Studio Katia Mermaid Stencil
Doodles Paper Playground Mermaid Mix

Friday, May 8, 2020

Flowers And Critters by Ildi


Hello sweet crafty friends, it's Ildi here and I'm sharing a little different card today. I used the flowers of Lulu With Peony and Amara With Poppy  rubber stamps and added some super cute squirrels from the digi Emma With Squirrel. Working on a dark card base is always fun as it gives this special deep look to the whole project and I'm happy that I've found another use for the dolls holding flowers in their hands.

Hope you today's card, thank you for stopping by, 
hugs, Ildi

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Sending you oceans of love

Hey crafty peeps, Sandra here with you today sending oceans of love with that cute mermaid card.


For my card I used almost all digi stamps of the new Mermaid Set and combined them to create a beautiful underwater scene.


This time I designed a pure coloration card and did not use any die cuts. 

At first I painted the underwater background with my Copic markers because it is the brightest and small mistakes when overpainting can be corrected later without problems with a darker color.


After that I colored the seabed and the sand castle, then continued with the sea grass and also colored the mermaids.

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Products:

Mermaid Set (digital version) 

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Copic Markers:

Skin: E000/00/04/11/21, RV21/23
Hair: E25/27/93/95/97/99
Sandcastle: E30/31/33/35/37, BG00/01/04/05/07/09
Sand: E50/51/53/55/57
Shell door, Rock: C00/0/2/4
Water: B0000/000/00, BG0000
Seahorse, Snail house: YR16/18, Y04/11/13/15/35
Seagrass: G09/14/28, YG05/07/67
Tail, Hearts, Jellyfish: RV21/23/25, R81/83/85

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Wishing you a mermazing day!

Hugs, Sandra

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Little Mermaids by Cat

Hi everyone! 
It's Cat here to share today's DT Inspiration 

Paper Nest Dolls has a new release this month and as its May of course it had to be Mermaids for Mer-May.

You can purchase the Mermaid set as digis here or as rubber stamps here

I have used digital images to create this adorable under water themed shaker card 

So To make this card:

To begin I created the sea backing paper with Tim Holts Distress inks. ( Chipped Sapphire, Salty Sea, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass) I placed the inks onto a glass mat, spritz with water and place the card down on top, pressing down gently so the card would soak up the ink. I then set it aside to dry. 

I then coloured the mermaids and the sea hoarse and jellyfish with Promarkers and fussy cut them out. Sorry I used so many markers and forgot to write them down, but if you would like to know any good colour combos please do give me a comment or message and I'll get back to you. 

I then created the frame using two Square dies. I would use at least one if not two sizes down or between the 2 square dies to make a good thick frame. 

I then took the acetate, remember it has to be heat resistant acetate to be able to create the next part. I then stamped the Sentiment with Versamarke and used Wow white embossing powder to hear emboss on to the acetate, and stuck it to the square frame. 

I added in the sequins onto the dried base and using double foam layers placed the frame on top. Finally adding the Mermaids and animals to the card. 

I hope you like it! 

Crafty Hugs
Cat
-x-

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Pink Mermaid by Ildi


Hello sweet crafty friends, it's Ildi here to share an underwater scene card using the newest Paper Nest Dolls  Mermaid set. In this set there are a bunch of sweet murmaid images, but I only picked  this beauty with her gorgoues hair for the center of my card. Changing the size is one of the greatest things about digi stamps and I often use pretty large elements for my projects. For the  stenciled background I combined Distress Inks with Oxides to get a deep ocean look. 

 

Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely day!
Hugs, Ildi

Monday, May 4, 2020

Military Ellie By Céline

HI
Céline here to share another card with you today
Once again Christine made it with this new release.
Here is Military Ellie


Copics used : 
Skin : E13, 11, 21, 00, 000, R21, 20
Hair : E37, 35, 34
Clothes : YG97, 95, 93, 91, C8, 5, 2, 1

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Céline

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Mermaids By Céline

HI
Céline here to share another card with you today
It's a simple card because the mermaids scene is big, the possibilities with this set are endless !!
So here the first card I made.

Copics used : 
Ocean : B52, 93, 00, BG15, 11, 72
Sand Castle : E57, 55, 31, W6, 5, 4, 3, Y13, B000b R29, 17, 14, 22, YR16, 14, Y17, YR31
Sand : E53, 51, 50, 55, 43, 42, 
Seaweed : YG97, 93, G85, 82, 20
Mermaids : E13, 11, 21, 00, 000, R21, 20, E37, 35, 34, 31, C9, 7, 6, BV04BG49, 45, 23, 11, 10, RV66, V06, 12, 01
Gelly Fish : V12, 01, RV52, BG53
Fishes : YG13, 03, 01, YR18, 04, 15
Bottle and shell : B000, E55, 53, 51

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Céline

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Military Owen By Céline

HI
Céline here to share another card with you today
Once again Christine made it with this new release.
Here is Military Owen


Copics used : 
Skin : E13, 11, 21, 00, 000, R21, 20
Hair : YR23, Y26, YR31
Clothes : YG97, 95, 93, 91, C8, 5, 2, 1

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Céline

Friday, May 1, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dress Up Dolls by Ildi

Hello crafty friends, this is my first non-card project on the PND blog, can't deny my excitement about it :). Ilways loved to play with dress up paper dolls as a child,  had a huge box with piles of paper dolls and dresses, even had a pop-up house for them. 


Ever since I was involved in papercrafting the idea to create something similar with my stamping tools has been on my mind. And now with my lots of free time I felt I'd go for it. I used the rubber stamps Amara With Poppy and Lulu With Peony.



I stamped them in my sketck book and partially colored them with my Copics. Stamped the images onto various pieces of pattern paper as well and fussy cut the dresses and Lulu's bow. Put a little repositionable glue on the back of the paper pieces in order to easily attach them onto the dolls.



It can be a good idea for using up pattern paper scraps. 


I've stamped and cut out many different outfits. I found that it can help finding the best color combos for cardmaking as well. 


I've created some die cut envelopes to store the dresses for these lovely young ladies so they can always change clothes when they wish. 



Thank you for stopping by, whising joyful creative time!
Hugs, 
Ildi

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Teacher Emma - By Cat

Hi Everyone! Cat here

Well this week my little boy should have been leaving nursery and heading, as we cal it, to big boy school. He wasn't really looking forward to it, so it's luck that we are in lock-down really. 

The shock will be so big for him, as he left the nursery so quickly and will be returning to a brand new place, with brand new staff and children. It's a worry. 

This is the card that i made for his teachers, but now i suppose its a card to 'Thanks' Teachers for their tireless work during lock-down 


I have used the Digital Image 'Teacher Emma' which you can find here, But you can also get her as a rubber stamp here.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and white gel pen. 
Hair:Coco, Saddle Brown, Raw Sienna
Dress/ Shoes/ Glasses :Dusky Rose, Cocktail Pink, Pale Pink, Vanilla, Ivory, white gell Pen, Cool Grey 2 (Glasses)
Skin: Saffron, Vanilla, Blush 

Glass glaze was added to the glasses and the apple. 

I hope you lke it!

Be safe, Stay Home and Craft Happy! 

Cat
-x-

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Sweet gnomes in spring

Hey there, Sandra with you today having another sweet gnome card to show!




Products:

Gnome Set (Rubber Stamp)
Gnome Set (digital Version)

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Other Supplies used:

Die Cuts, Paper, Sentiment: La - La Land Crafts

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Copic Markers:

Skin: E000/00/04/11/21, R20/22
Greens: G05/09/14/28, YG01/03/05/07/09
Pinks: R81/83/85, RV00/10/21/23/25
Yellow/Oranges: YR16/18, Y06/11/13/15/18/35/38

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Hugs, Sandra

Monday, April 27, 2020

Gnome Home by Céline

HI
Céline here to share another card with you today
I'm back with a card using this month New release. This time I used Gnome home and some gnomes to create a little scene.

Copics used : 
Skin : E13, 11, 21, 00, 000, R21, 20
Hair : Y26, YR23, 31, E57, 55
Clothes  : B97, 95, 93, R85, 83, 81, V15, 12, 01, Y19, 15, 13, E55
House : E44, 43, 42, 41, 40, E37, 35, 34, 27, R56, 46, 29, 27, 24, B01, 
Shovel : W4, 3
Tulips : YG17, 25, YR14, Y17, YR31, E99, 35
Grass : YG25, 13, 03, 17

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Céline

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Coffee anyone?

Hey crafty friends, Sandra with you today having a cool coffee card to show! I think I didn´t already mention that I am a totally coffee addict and really love anything to do with coffee.

So I decided to grab Avery with her big cup of coffee and have fun creating a coffee themed card.
 

By the use of kraftpaper and brown tones the card seems to be really warm and soft and makes me think about coffee even more.



Products:

Avery With Coffee Cup (rubber stamp)

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Other supplies used:

Die Cuts: La - La Land Crafts
Additional Stamps: Create A Smile (Donut, Sugar Sprinkler Coffee Cup), Echo Park Paper (Sentiments, Flowers), Art Impressions (Coffee Beans)

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Copic Markers:

Skin: E000/00/04/11/21
Hair: E27/93/95/97/99
Jeans: B91/93/95/97/99
Shirt, Glasses, Donut Glaze, Hearts: R81/83/85, RV10/21/23/25
Shoes: E41/42/44/47
Coffee Cup: C00/0/2/4

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Have a great day!
Hugs, Sandra

Friday, April 24, 2020

Gnome Friends

Hi Crafty Friends,
I am sharing another Gnome Card today featuring the Gnome Stamp set from Paper Nest Dolls. I showed off the girl gnomes earlier in the month HERE. Now, it's the boys turn! They are working hard on a beautiful garden.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have a garden? What do you grow?
A: Me? No... I kill everything I get my hands on.




Please be sure to follow, subscribe, and comment on my blog posts for your chance to win my April Prize and for more inspirations and giveaways head to my Instagram @MadeByMeghanK

Supplies:
Paper Nest Dolls Gnome Stamp Set
Your Next Stamp Cloud Background Die
Lawn Fawn Grass Die
Distress Oxide Inks
Glossy Accents
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