Spring Chicks

Hi everyone,

I have some fun spring inspiration up over on the Papermilldirect blog showing you how I made this fun card to welcome in the Spring. Head on over to see how I made it. Super simple, and a great one for using up those scraps – you know that is my favourite crafty past time!

Tropical Fun

Hi all,

I have this fun card up over on Papermilldirect blog, sharing some inspiration for the latest challenge.

For this card I used the adorable Tropical Squidgie image from Stamping Bella. I am being encouraged by a friend to challenge myself to colour more this year so I am breaking out the pencils more and getting more colouring onto my projects. I am even entering a few progressive colouring challenges! For this card I used my Polychromos Pencils, using the following colours:

  • Hair: Green Gold / Brown Ochre / Burnt Sienna
  • Glasses: Earth Green Yellowish / May Green / Cobalt Grey IV
  • Pineapple Girl: Van Dyck Brown / Sanguine / Cadmium Orange
  • Coconut: Brown Ochre / Van Dyck Brown
  • Skin: Burnt Sienna / Medium Flesh / Light Flesh

I made this a bright and fun card to fit in with the challenge, but also the image is just fun and calls out for bright and cheery!

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Here is a bit of a close up of the colouring. I added glossy accents to the glasses to make them really stand out and look like some really fun shades!pineapple-spring-card-nicole-small-2

Anyway thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!

Nicole

Owl Birthday Card

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.

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

Book Review – The Woman in the White Mask

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.

*No affiliate links, I am just linking to make your life easier!

Love U!

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.