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!


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!


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.


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

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.

I must protest!

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!