Hi everyone,

I have this fun project up on the Papermilldirect blog, with a love image used in a bit of a different way. I also tried some no line colouring on it too. Something a bit different from me, and I definitely need more practice, but it was fun! Head on over to the Papermilldirect blog for more details.


Here is a bit of a close up at the colouring….owl-complete-nicole-2

Owl Birthday Card

Book: The Woman in the White Mask available on Amazon*

Author: Rob Blackwell

The Woman in the White Mask (The Soren Chase Series, Book Three) by [Blackwell, Rob]

You have a secret so powerful that not even you know what it is….

This book is the third installment in the Soren Chase series, and what a read it is. (I would strongly recommend reading the previous books in the series from the beginning, they will make this read that much more enthralling!). From the beginning we have never really understood what happened that fateful night eight years ago when Soren’s life got torn apart. He lost his best friend, any chance at a normal life – and himself. Now we finally get to find out what really happened.

The woman in a white mask is determined to force Soren to reveal his secrets. But this being Soren, naturally there is so much more happening, from demon raising rituals, the evil Council threatening him and all he loves, tension between Friday and Sarah. Throw in a whole load of supernatural monsters, most of whom are pretty hard to kill and you can be sure that Soren is not exactly having a great time of it lately. The woman in the white mask strikes just at every moment of peril – and Soren being Soren, has many of them. She is slowly and tortuously drawing his secret out, but at what price to him?

This book starts out intriguing and moves swiftly to riveting and absorbing. You won’t want to put it down until you finish it. You will find yourself almost holding your breath at points, or clenching your body in tension, waiting for the suspense to drop. Rob Blackwell is a master at this genre. This latest book is no disappointment, it is a pinnacle of the Soren Chase series, and one not to be missed.

I received this book from the author for review, but all opinions are entirely my own.

This review is also listed on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Goodreads.

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Book Review – The Woman in the White Mask

Hi all,

Nicole here, stopping by to share a love themed card, to inspire you for Valentines Day, anniversaries, or any other romantic occasions in your life! It also might encourage you to play along in our fun new Papermilldirect challenge. Head on over to the Papermilldirect blog to see details on the card stock I used for this project.

I layered white linen card on the pink one-sided to make a card base. I then used Altenew Vintage Roses stamps, stamped on the Smooth White card to make my roses, and leaves. I created a frame from the gold card using a stitched die. I layered all my elements on the card until I had a composition I liked and then started to glue them all down.

I only partially adhered the gold frame and the same with some of the roses, which gave the card dimension as they lifted from the card.

You can see all the dimension and texture and shine in this close up here.

Love U!

Hi all,

I am stopping by to share a fun new challenge over at Bloobel Stamps. It is a progressive challenge that will be running for the year. It will involve a different image every month, and I am really hoping that by taking part it will encourage me to work on my colouring, and perhaps develop some passable skills in this area! This is my entry for the first challenge, using the challenge digi – I must protest. We had to add our own slogans to the placard. I think this was possibly harder than the colouring.

I am certainly looking forward to the next month and the challenges it will bring now though!


I must protest!

Hi All,

Firstly a Happy New Year from me to you all. I have a lot of friends and family due and having babies at the moment so I seem to be making a lot of baby cards lately. This one was a very fun one though. I used a lot of Papermilldirect card on this one, you can see the full supply list over on this post here. I used a baby shaped cut file and cut all my pieces on the Silhouette. I cut all the pieces out and layered the card together.

For the baby head I cut it twice so I could layer it on foam for some extra dimension.

I also created another layer from the white card to mat inside the card so that the card could be written on with a normal ink pen and not having to use a white pen on the brown card. This means less chance of smudging! This card was for a really fun couple so it suited their personality perfectly!

I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you have a very crafty start to the new year.

Happy Crafting!!

New Year, New Baby!